John Bertotto: Quick history lesson |

John Bertotto: Quick history lesson

John Bertotto

In response to Carlos Abel and Bob Stone, who are mostly on the right track, you can sharpen your corners by reading the congressional record from 1960 to 1970.

On other matters, Richard Nixon served as vice president under Eisenhower for eight years. It was well known that they did not get along. Nixon spent most of his time enhancing his law firm in New York. He ran against Kennedy in 1960 and lost. When Johnson took over and introduced the Great Society, we started seeing something being done for the people, including health insurance for all.

Johnson’s health failed and he did not run for another term. We then saw Vice President Humphrey running against Nixon. Humphrey knew Washington D.C. and was a very able politician.

We gave the job to Nixon and that was the end of the Great Society.

He concentrated on foreign affairs and his law firm in New York. His firm went from a small group of attorneys to over a hundred attorneys by the time he resigned in disgrace.

Ford finished his term and lost to Carter because he pardoned Nixon. Reagan took over and took everything away from the little guy that he could take away.

We lost our credit card interest deduction from our taxes. That alone paid for the 500-ship Navy that was a total failure. It is commonly known that the more you take away from the little guy, the stronger the economy.

Bush senior took us back to war. Clinton tried to make peace in the Middle East, and that is not possible. The second Bush has us in a war that we can never get out of.

All of these elections were decided by the independent voters.

We now have a very able man and an up-and-coming star, but we will probably give the job to the kid from Harvard.

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