- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:29
- Written by Super User
Once in a lifetime, because it’s so close, we get a chance to vote when it really does make a difference. This is one such election unless you want more taxes, less exercise of you free will, more intrusion into your personal affairs, and the creeping elimination of the Constitution. Four years ago we got a lot of promises from a man who could have done so much good but didn’t. Instead, with a Democratic House and Senate, he concentrated on an increasingly contentious medical plan after a NOT shovel-ready 800 billion dollar stimulus that didn’t create enough jobs, didn’t help the housing/real estate industry, didn’t fix banking or the tax plan, and increased our debt.
The last four years have been depressing and as frequently distorted as Nancy Pelosi’s Botox treatments. The Navy SEALS removed one threat to the USA. It’s up to us, the voters, to remove the other threat. If we voted for our current leadership in 2008 to prove we honor diversity and respect eloquence of speech, please vote in 2012 to prove we are more informed now and want a better economy. There is an honest, successful alternative. He’ll be light years better than either McCain or our current President.
Doctors, and most don’t belong to the tiny AMA, hospitals, seniors, and those younger are just now admitting the new medical plan will cost more, eliminate lots of tests for seniors and those younger with serious illnesses, and increase medical device taxes. All health providers will have to increase their fees to manage the overhead of increasing patient loads due to industry dropping employee medical programs. PA’s will be MDs. The good parts, there are a few, will survive. It was JFK who said a free society that cannot help the poor also cannot help the rich who employ the poor. Our economy needs both those seeking-to-achieve and those who have achieved the American Dream but not by doing it the way we’ve been headed.
We should not have a 14.4% black, a 10.3% Hispanic unemployment or a 24% teenage unemployment.
Vote. The USA ranks 138th out of 169 democratic countries in voter turnout. Ours, over the past decade, had a 47.7% voter turnout; Canada was at 82.6% and countries like Italy, Mexico, Indonesia and others make us look disinterested in our leadership. It counts.
If we lower burdensome taxes, cut lots (not all) new regulations on business, streamline both government and the tax code, we can inspire confidence, increase employment and boost consumer spending on both commodities and housing. If we cut out a few deductions (oil industry, farmers not to farm, etc.), eliminate grants to investigate flatulence from cows, and hire people to track down entitlement fraud, we will have a country that does not have to literally bow to the king of Saudi Arabia, Chinese Communists like Hu Jintao, the emperor of Japan, the president of Mexico and every union boss. Oh yes, you don’t hug the Queen of England, return the Prime Ministers statue, and blow off the Prime Minister of Israel while letting Iran poison the UN air.
We have had a government kadistocracy, one run by the least capable or qualified. Think about a government that President Ford said if it’s big enough to give you everything, it’s also big enough to take everything you have. Consider; we have 23 million un-or-underemployed; 47 million people, costing 81 billion dollars, on food stamps and while some deserve it, before the mid-2000’s only17 million were on food stamps.
There are 6.9 million more people in poverty vs. four years ago for a total now of 46.2 million people; 5.5 million homeowners are in financial mortgage trouble; there has been a $4,500 drop in family income; 5.5 trillion dollars in new debt; 716 billion dollars in Medicare reductions; $1.9 trillion in new taxes; and almost double the cost of gas.
We have $2.6 trillion for Obamacare and the independent National Institute of Medicine, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, reports we waste 750 billion dollars a year on USA healthcare. Seven (mega-millions) energy companies went bankrupt who got US taxpayer money, one, Ener1, owned by a Russian friend of Putin and Medvedev). We have people in the USA who need that money but we send it to more overseas causes like Siberian legislators or here to study the impact of yoga on menopause, testing cocaine on monkeys, and bailing out Chrysler then giving it to an Italian car company.
Of course, the above is the fault of Bush, the CIA, Prophet Mohamed videos, Congress, racism, Wall Street (three, Emanuel, Daley and Lew worked for the Pres.) 450,000 millionaires (contributors to both campaigns) and bankers who the government forced to lend money to people who couldn’t afford homes (Bush and Clinton). It’s also the fault of our “outdated Constitution” which B.O. solved with Executive Orders messing with unilateral amnesty, welfare no-work waivers, the 14th Amendment, Obamacare I, II, III, Libya, and recess appointments when the Senate was in session during Labor (3) and Consumer (1) Boards appointments.
As G.D. Gearino wrote in Business North Carolina, government has, like a cancer, metastasized. We had a Constitution that provided a government for mail, courts, defense, taxes for roads, schools, sanitation and helping the poor. Now it’s about what we eat and drink, nail salons, tanning beds, religious beliefs, parental rights and privacy, and the redistribution of wealth. One hundred millionaires moved out of Maryland when they over taxed the wealthy; next move will be out of the USA. Middle class taxes here we come.
Please vote against the Nanny State because it’s harming us even in New Hanover County. We have 1 out of 7 people age 25 and older who didn’t complete High School and an equal amount on food stamps. Coincidence? That’s not an act of compassion but proof of a failed economy. We have over 10,000 unemployed and over 30,000 below the poverty line. Vote - it does count!
Let him take his last $4,000,000, 17 day Christmas vacation.
Kure Beach, NC