TO THE EDITOR:

     Republican supporters are foolish to think that what Donald Trump says about improving the economy. He is lying to you.

     Job growth starting from the great Republican economic crash, started with a loss of -3,567,000 in 2008, to -5,068,000 less jobs in 2009, then in 2010 started the uptick in jobs with adding +1,061,000 and peaking 2014 with +2,998,000 and 2016 +2,240,000.

     The Obama economy saw the highest levels in the economy ever. ...

     If you believe that trickle-down economics work, then you have to look no farther than Wisconsin’s very own failed Republican trickledown plan.

     Republicans plan to hand out tax breaks and tax dollars to corporations, who were supposedly going to add thousands of jobs have yet to deliver.
In fact, Wisconsin had three years in a row in last place in the nation for new business startups. ...

— Adam Umbreit
Berlin

     To read the entire letter, see the Dec. 28, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.