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Many Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections.

Consider: Right now in America, U.S. corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6 percent, U.S. GDP growth is the best of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development countries, the dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are collapsing, there’s no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

America is leading the world once again, respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. President Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.

So, Americans vote for the party that got them into the mess that Obama just dug them out of. This defies reason.

When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?

Richard Brunt

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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