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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Democratic National Convention, we heard Bill Clinton repeatedly take credit for the Republicans' economic package that revived our economy in the '90s. He vetoed the package twice before realizing that its passage would help him get re-elected.
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  • On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Democratic National Convention, we heard Bill Clinton repeatedly take credit for the Republicans' economic package that revived our economy in the '90s. He vetoed the package twice before realizing that its passage would help him get re-elected.
    Then he told us that Obama's massive debt and spending was merely laying the groundwork for a marvelous recovery in his second term.
    Next morning, we were hit between the eyes with reality. The United States had dropped two places in world competitiveness. Last year we were in fifth place, now we're seventh. We were first in 2008.
    Add that to another story that hunger in America rose to a record 17.9 million households in 2011, and reality comes painfully into focus.
    Lies may recover for the ineptitude, but they can't erase the truth. — Ron Smith, Medford
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