Obama is the better choice; Romney is slave to the rich
Just think of the billions being spent in the South and East on the elections. None of it will be in Idaho because most of the people here have closed minds. They arent listening to how Romney flip-flops. Its scary to think how much trouble he could get us in with foreign countries. How can anyone trust him?
If Romney wins we will be the slaves to the rich. Obama has earned more time to help us.
Can you, with a clear conscience, put an X beside the Republicans on your ballot, with what the party has become? You would be putting a noose around what America stands for. The middle class just seems to be working for the rich.
The only way the Republican Party can be respectful again is if we the people teach them we are not going to be held hostage to these shenanigans anymore.
If we vote for President Obama, let him finish the work he has started to help us, the Republicans will realize they better get the party back. Its a win-win.
TRUDY DAY, Boise
Right-wing solutions are proven failures
Prosperity rises up like a tide and floats all boats it never trickles down like the self-described job creators would have you believe. The only thing that will make a company hire more people is consumer demand.
There is a growing realization in the world that sudden crises are intentionally manipulated to push through extreme free-market policies that otherwise are not politically possible. Living proof is how right-wing ideologues have cleverly transformed the housing bust and their financial fiascos into a crisis of public spending.
Like bleeding a sick patient, disaster capitalists sucked billions out of the economy, cut taxes for the rich, pushed privatization, dramatically increased unemployment, devastated living standards and made a bonfire of workers rights. Republican governors protect their inroads via voter suppression, while they appoint dictators to take over city governments and let corporations buy our democracy.
It would be utterly baffling if people did not fight back. Conversation has changed with growing awareness of the 99 percent vs 1 percent inequity. We see anti-austerity elections in Europe and recall elections of governors at home. The great revolt has begun.
SHERRIE GOFF, Pocatello