To the Editor:
I need to reply to Gregory Walker’s letter (“Don’t play race card,” June 20).
In January 2009, the Dow was at 7,949 points. Today, 16,459. Unemployment was 7.8 percent in January 2009. Today, 6.7 percent. GDP growth was minus-5.4 percent in January 2009. Today, it is 4.1 percent. The deficit GDP in January 2009 was 9.8 percent. Today, it is 3.3 percent. In January 2009, consumer confidence was 37.7 percent. Today, 78.1 percent.
Oh, those pesky facts. Well done, Mr. President.
Oh, by the way, the largest U.S. military base is in Iraq, built after the U.S. invaded in 2003. This military base is larger than the Vatican.
Haliburton built the base; Dick Cheney was once CEO of Haliburton. The Carlyle Group is an investment fund. Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and both Bush presidents are invested in the Carlyle Group, a company which invests in weapons of mass destruction and other military hardware.
Yes, President Obama inherited a very difficult situation, and I do not like all of the decisions he has made as president. But I do have to give our president credit for working for all Americans, not only the 1 percent.