Reclaiming Our Country!
Filed Under: Opinion, US | Posted: 10/16/2012 at 7:09AM
Comments | Region: United States
This is the most critical time in the history of our country. We are in the midst of a cycle of pain that will be thrust forward if the current administration remains in power. Energy costs will likely double, inflation will soar and that ever looming fiscal cliff will not be defused but arrive sooner and more arrogantly.
We are no longer the great America that we used to be but we can change our path and get back on track. Energy sources in our country are abundant. We have enough coal to power our nation for the next 500 years. Natural gas is available in such quantities that there is a glut right now. The Keystone pipeline will assure inexpensive energy for generations and will be a great link to one of our closest allies. Building it will create jobs which is one of the necessary steps in getting us out of economic decline.
We need a leader who has business experience and acumen as well as political background. There are so many issues that need be addressed; energy; foreign policy, the soaring deficit and the flailing economy. Our middle class is carrying an unjust burden that will destroy it if not lifted. Small business is one of the driving forces of our fiscal engine and if the taxes aren’t lowered on them, many more will cease operations. With a tax reduction for all of us, incentive to produce more increases and revenues also increase because more people can be hired and consumers will have more disposable income to spend on goods and services. The entire tax system needs to be revamped; simplifying it and making a level playing field. Yes, the ultra rich I am sure would be willing to pay a bit more to save our country.
The Libya attacks on 9/11 should never have happened. In the recent vice presidential debate, Biden stated clearly that they never had requests for security & threw our Intel under the bus as well as the State Department who had sworn testimony to the contrary. And to cover up the fact for two weeks that this was a terrorist attack, blaming a filmmaker is irresponsible and reprehensible. Ignorance is one thing but broadcasting an outright lie to the American public is just intolerable. If they truly did not know as Biden declared, then the uppermost managers should be fired. But do you really believe the President and Vice President had no clue as to what was going on in Libya? And worse, if they did know then lives were lost because of inept leadership at the top and that is unacceptable.
Think the recently published government figures on unemployment are accurate? Sure, if you factor that they are skewed to make you think they’re improving. Realistically I would surmise that not that under 8% (the benchmark for a re-election favor) as touted but likely 15%, maybe even 20%. And an inflation level of less than 2%? Really, have you shopped for food or fuel lately? Your dollar buys less than it ever did. And energy costs are a real factor because of the extra fuel bills we’re paying to get the food to our stores. Utility bills are dramatically larger, food costs have quietly been escalating and this is only the beginning. Unless we elect a President who can and will get energy costs down, strengthen our foreign policy and create real jobs.
We’ve had four years of unfulfilled promises, increasing deficit numbers, rising unemployment, rising energy and food costs, and questionable foreign policy. Enough is enough. We have only one chance to get our house in order, right our ship and avert a frightening and inevitable disaster. Please look beyond your “Party” affiliation and vote for real change, let’s elect a guy who can really do what he says he can do. He did it in Massachusetts; he can do it for the r