Obama has failed, so it's time to move on
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We're adults, right? We're not college kids voting for the president because he's, like, so uber-cool. We're the ones worried about how those same college kids will support themselves and raise families. We're cynical of politicians of all flavors. All those perks, all that power, and they dare go on public aid when they retire (taxpayer-assisted pensions and privileged health care), making seniors on fixed incomes chip in? Heck, shouldn't politicians pull their weight like we do?
And what's all this venom in these campaign ads about? Can't our potential leaders focus on explaining how they'll fix a stagnant economy and control wasteful federal spending? It just gets us more disillusioned, leading to a common gripe: Am I really just voting for the lesser of two evils?
And maybe we are. Maybe Mitt Romney is a cold-hearted businessman itching to make organizational cuts. Maybe he did use every legal means to shelter and grow his wealth, even keeping much of it overseas. Maybe giving 17 percent to charity matters little when you're so filthy rich.
What's certain is that the president's central planning model fails whenever it's applied. Go cringe at the alarming stats on this administration's poor performance. Then understand that not only have the policies failed, they added more than $5 trillion to our debt.
Two evils? Maybe not. Barack Obama's failures are clear, present and harmful, but we've yet to see what turning a business shark loose on America's bloated government will do.
Penn, Westmoreland County
First Published September 17, 2012 12:00 am