The person who wrote the letter, "Things just keep getting better," must be confused with Archie Bunker.

From where I sit, the Republican party is the obstruction party. First, Mitch McConnell said his job was to see that President Obama did not get re-elected. However, he did. He and the Democrats managed to pass the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which gave many more citizens medical care, including those with pre-existing conditions.

Even though they tried repeatedly, Republicans have not been able to overturn it. They have passed tax reform, but its benefit went to corporations and the top one percent. If there are so any new jobs, why are so many people, including families, walking our streets pushing meager belongings? What manufacturers are returning from overseas?

Mr. Obama restored our image to our allies that had been damaged by Mr. Bush with his, "you're either with us or against us." Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has insulted everyone of our allies. President Clinton left a sizable surplus when he left office. Mr. Bush zipped through it and left a sizable deficit. I might also add that Mr. McConnell also refused to even interview Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court vacancy. Considering the foregoing, don't tell me that the Democratic party is the obstructionist party. We are first and foremost Americans, and I would hope that we would remember that.

Betty Smith, Leesburg