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Stay the course
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

First, the stock market is once again strong (up from 800 to 1,400 — 100 short of all-time high). Last month, we didn't lose 500,000 jobs (as the country was doing in the Great Recession); we added 114,000 jobs.

And much of Utah is turning itself inside out with new residential and commercial construction (just take a quick tour of South Jordan).

Second, remember what happened the last time we elected a Republican president.

Third, promises are ideological, but measurable improvement is reality. I cautiously suggest it's time to dust off an old adage: Stay the course.

Rebecca Thomas

Salt Lake City

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