Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Was He Joking?

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Was He Joking?

Article excerpt

Regarding Dave Majernik's April 1 letter ("Democratic Policies Led to Economic Problems"), is that an April Fools' joke or what? Everyone knows George W. Bush and the Republicans are to blame for the bad economy.

Unscrupulous real estate agents and predatory lenders took advantage of the people they were supposed to help. They lied about how much money they made and never checked to see if potential buyers had money or made them pay a down payment. The bankers bundled these bad mortgages into bonds and sold them, knowing full well they were not worth the paper they were printed on.

True to form, you have Mr. Majernik and the obstruction party blaming poor people for economic problems, dividing people by class and race.

As for jobs in this country, President Barack Obama is creating, on average, 215,000 jobs per month. …

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