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Glenn Bakken: Tea Party drive independent voters into the president’s corner

To the Editor:

The Tea Party Obama-haters are driving independent voters into the president’s corner.

Independents like that President Obama killed Bin Laden. They like that the stimulus plan kept the Republican recession from becoming a Republican depression. They like that the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from dropping you when you get sick and from denying you coverage for a pre-existing condition.

They like that the Financial Reform Act put restraints on the excesses of Wall Street. They like that the Lilly Ledbetter Act gives women equal pay for equal work. They like that President Obama fought for the payroll tax deduction for 160 million middle class Americans. They like that Obama is fighting to make the rich pay their fair share in taxes, so we can put our constructions workers back to work rebuilding America.

Independents like that there have been 23 consecutive months of private sector job growth. They like that more jobs have been created in the last year than in the entire eight years of the Bush presidency. They like that President Obama saved the auto industry from collapse. They like that he supports our troops by enacting new tax credits to encourage businesses to hire unemployed and disabled veterans. They like that oil production is at an eight-year high.

They like the idea of Four More Years.

Glenn Bakken


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