Re: Oct. 15 letter from Roy E. Young, “Things to consider before November election”
You’ve got to be kidding, right? This administration has been a travesty since day one. The current president and his cronies have systematically tried to undermine every value this country stands for.
The Republicans block everything?! How about the 350-plus resolutions setting on Harry Reid’s desk that will not hit the Senate floor because they are Republican proposals? How about this nightmare called the Affordable Care Act? Granted a couple of the provisions are good ones, but these can be spelled out in a couple of pages. So, what about the other 2700 pages? That alone should scare the bejeezus out of the voters!
Every aspect of this guy’s influence is dysfunctional. Look at the IRS – why aren’t the responsible folks in jail? I would be. Look at the Veteran’s Administration, look at “fast and furious,” look at immigration, and now Ebola. All this because of the incompetency of one man (he’s the one that appoints all these idiots).
Enter now the Middle East. The policies of this guy have cost the lives of tens of thousands of individuals, not only our own young men and women, but those of our supposed allies. By not responding in kind to the brutal actions of ISIS, Assad, the African warlords, thousands have lost their lives. All in the name of politics not governance. He claims to have eliminated Osama Bin Laden, baloney, he just happened to have the con when years of back-breaking work of American patriots came to fruition.
And you are right when you say, “Democracy should be for the good of the greater majority of all the citizens.” Such is not the case with this guy. All he is concerned with is his legacy; to that end he ignores the laws of the land (immigration) (voting place interference by the Black Panthers), ignores the majority’s wishes (ACA), hangs our allies out to dry (Kurds, Syrian opposition).
In closing, the stock market has done really well, why? Not because of American ingenuity, not because of American manufacturing might, not because of an atmosphere of job creation, but because the Fed (appointed by Obama) has kept interest rates down and is printing money by the truck load. All that creates a false sense of prosperity.
You are right about one thing, the American voter needs to take a very hard look at who’s on the ballot, what they stand for, what their record is, and then hold them to their campaign claims if elected.
The writer lives in Carolina Shores, N.C.