Economic collapse: remember ‘08?

Even if you do remember 1993 (“About our business climate today? Remember 1993”, Don Brunell column, Reporter, Nov. 17), there’s no need to panic.

For starters, a Democrat majority in both houses and the governorship doesn’t automatically mean massive Democrat policy enactments. Just look at how successful the Republicans have been so far in 2017 at enacting any changes to Obamacare, for example (or anything else requiring Congressional action), despite controlling both houses of Congress and the White House, and despite having previously vowed to repeal it.

But that’s not all. If you are going to remember a recent year, may I suggest not 1993, but a much worse one economically: 2008 – the year of a major nationwide recession, brought on by massive bank and sub-prime loan failures. And if there is any political party to thank for that, it is the Republicans, for their de-regulation of the banking industry.

And if you really want to see the full fruits of Republican tax policy today, try searching the web for “Kansas tax cuts.”

– Robert Rosen




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Some good advice in the fight against infection

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding. … We live in a… Continue reading

Isn’t time to re-evaluate our conditions?

Mayor Nancy Backus‘ coronavirus emergency proclamation should serve as notice how quickly… Continue reading

Thanks for an informative talk

I’m grateful to Congresswoman Kim Schrier for holding a town hall about… Continue reading

Let’s set the record straight

A letter published in the Auburn Reporter ron Feb. 28, “Stop the… Continue reading

A good approach to car tab fees

Charles Sweet’s letter suggesting analyzing and shifting budget needs before passing a… Continue reading

Stop the scare tactics, support senior benefits

There is absolutely no good reason for politicians (mostly conservative-Republicans) to scare… Continue reading

We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

Most, if not all, state and local government programs can be tested.… Continue reading

Asking voters to support us

Mountain View Fire and Rescue is proud to provide fire and life… Continue reading

Auburn could do more to save planet

What is Auburn doing to help stop the worldwide environmental crisis? Why… Continue reading

Democratic mayors fail to silence city shootings

Frank Shiers’ political cartoon (of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Kent Reporter, Jan.… Continue reading

Auburn schools need the best; support levies

On Feb. 11, the Auburn School District has two very important replacement… Continue reading

Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog

Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog I would like to… Continue reading