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Making excuses for an inept administration

9:45 AM EST, February 20, 2013

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Letter writer Don Mathis of the Community Action Partnership insists in one breath that he is not a shill for the Obama Administration, then in the next tries to convince readers what a wonderful job the president is doing ("Obama speech was about strengthening the middle class," Feb. 17).

Really?

Mr. Mathis claims unemployment is going down when the reality is that it is climbing. The work force has declined considerably since the onset of this administration, making the unemployment rate much higher than touted by mainstream media outlets and a complicit Sun.

Accordingly, Mr. Mathis may be right about the auto industry not crashing, but he forgot to mention the billions of dollars it owed to taxpayers that we will never recover.

The only sensible conclusion to be drawn from Mr. Obama's machinations and Mr. Mathis' pipe dreams is that the president is a much better speaker than he is a savior of our country and its woes.

Gail Householder, Marriottsville

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