Saturday, September 8, 2012

Are YOU Better Off?

Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Well, the democrats are saying YES! "America has turned the corner" according to "average Joe Biden. Hmm, by what criteria do the democrats come to this conclusion? I'm not sure.

Is it the rise in gasoline prices from approximately $1.80 per gallon to approximately $3.83 per gallon today?

Is it the pledge by 2008 candidate Obama to reduce the then 10 trillion dollar federal deficit by half over the four years of his term only to see the deficit rise to 16 trillion dollars?

Is it the anemic job employment numbers and the reduced total worker participation numbers under the Obama term with 43 months of over 8% unemployment?

Is it the weak response to the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ?

Is it "Obama care" with the approximately 20 new tax increases found in the over 2,000 page bill that if enacted will start to ration health care by determining the expected quality and number  of remaining years and denying approval of treatment for people whose "effective number" doesn't add up?

Is it the record 46.7 million American on food stamps?

I don't know. What do you think? If  the goal of Obama and the democrats is to have a country more dependent on the federal government, then, they are succeeding at their goal. But, if you want a country where more people are employed, where energy prices are more reasonable with American produced oil and gas, where federal spending is reduced so that the federal deficit doesn't continue to increase further out of control,THEN for these reasons alone to name a few we as a country are NOT better off under the Obama presidency. And, to paraphrase Clint Eastwood, if somebody isn't doing the job then they have to go. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the experience, economic intellect, and a pro-business attitude necessary to be given the opportunity to turn this country and economy in the right direction and not FORWARD. over the cliff with the tired policies of big tax and big spend over regulation that is currently producing the weakest recovery since the great depression despite an over 800 billion dollar stimulus package.