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Letter: Let’s balance the budget

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As a fellow Democrat in Gloucester County, I was heartened to read Kathryne Thompson’s comprehensive letter to the editor ("I am a patriotic Democrat," Aug. 30 Readers Write). Her letter was especially relevant after watching the Republican Convention where the contradictions within their party were so obvious and the outright lies stated about the Obama Administration were so blatant, most notably by Paul Ryan who apparently cannot even tell the truth about his own record.

Middle-of-the-road Democrats who support the government programs initiated by FDR and continued by the likes of Eisenhower, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Clinton and Obama are insulted by the name-calling of the Republicans labeling us socialist and anti-American and their attempt to scare Americans into thinking that we believe in taking away their rights and squandering their tax dollars. This is epitomized by the Republican propaganda machine created in its present form by Karl Rove an...

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