Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unwarranted Fear

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unwarranted Fear

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I read Colleen Hroncich's letter ("This Election Has Me Fearing for the Future," Nov. 9) with a mixture of amusement and exasperation. "For the first time," she writes, "I am terrified of what the future holds for my children." She adds that "every policy" of President Barack Obama "has made our country worse." I suppose that includes the equal pay act for her gender, appointing two stellar female justices to the Supreme Court and passing health care reform, which will insure 30 million more Americans, not to mention the policies that prevented a Great Depression and led to 5 1/2 million new jobs, the saving of the auto industry and a near doubling of the Dow. Oh, and the policies that led to the death of Osama bin Laden and the decimation of al-Qaida leadership.

"Nervous Nellies" have overreacted all through modern history when a Democrat was elected, including every Democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt. …

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