Letter: Taking it out on the president

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Regarding Bruce Knutson's Oct. 2 letter, "If you don't like it, defeat Obama," I would like to answer every one of his points, but unfortunately, this letter would be much too long. I will touch on a few that he mentions.

First, everyone knows that the president has no control over gas prices at the pump. If he did, the price of gas would be about half what it is. Secondly, and most importantly, there is a Republican-controlled Congress that has agreed to not support this president. These people are the ones ruining this country. There is a complete lack of cooperation with the president by the Republicans.

There is a jobs bill the president submitted that would put millions of people back to work all across the country, but Congress has been sitting on it for almost a year. So to blame this president for everything that is not getting things done, including the drought, is foolish.

I might add, recently, a veterans bill was also turned down in Congress.

Last, but not least, remember the auto industry, which Romney said should be allowed to go broke. This president took a different approach. Now, more than 1.5 million people didn't lose their jobs.

Richard C. Mason

Vancouver