Just the facts, ma'am.

The national unemployment rate fell from 9.9% in 2009 to 4.7% in 2016. As of June 2019, it has continued to decline to 3.7%.

The federal deficit was at $1,413 billion for 2009. Policies and programs were put into place to "save" the big banks on Wall Street and the jobs of middle class Americans working in the domestic auto industry. By 2018, the federal deficit had declined to $779 billion. Shockingly, it is expected to rise to $1,092 billion in 2019. Please do your own fact-checking and research. Who are the truly fiscally responsible Americans?

On another related note, there is a fantastic traveling exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies this summer on Genghis Khan. In his Yasa Code, there is a rule that states if a man borrows money and goes bankrupt three times, he is to be executed. Which one of our recent presidents has declared bankruptcy six times? Just the facts, ma'am.

Rick Hannula

Bozeman