Are you better off today than you were six years ago? If you are, then you are most likely to be very rich or very poor and not in the regular working class or living on a fixed income as I am. All of us have seen prices for necessities increase except for gas and that has been over $3 for over five years. It was $1.89 per gallon when this president took office.
I dream about where the United States would be today if only Mitt Romney had been elected. I am convinced that we would be better off financially and a lot of the world problems would not exist today. He was right about the Russians, Iranians, terrorists, and others in this complicated world.
The question to ask yourself is, what has this president proposed that would change any of our circumstances for the better. He passed a healthcare law that has cost jobs and you will soon find when you wake up, that a lot of you have deductibles that will be so high that you might just drop your coverage, pay the penalty, and hope for the best.
It seems that the shovel-ready jobs he promised were not so shovel-ready. The one thing that I know of that would help create jobs and would not cost us a dime would be to OK the Keystone pipeline, but he won‘t do it. There are other things that could be done like not shutting down jobs that were in coal until we have a reliable greener energy. This costs all of you more for electricity and does not cut pollution a smidgen as, the Chinese and other developing nations will just pollute more while they take over most of the manufacturing jobs we once had.
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The social issues like “The War on Women” are mostly smoke screens to divert you from the real issues. Women have not and will not lose the right to take birth control pills and abortions, the discussion is about who will pay. The pills are so cheap that they should not be an issue but to some of us it is also against our moral compass to pay for birth control pills and abortions.
There are many other issues we face today, such as ISIS, Syria, Iran, Ebola, unemployment, cutting our armed forces when the world is in chaos, illegal immigrants taking American jobs, IRS scandal, Veterans Administration, Secret Service, and more. Not one of this issues has been competently resolved to date. We have a Keystone Cop administration.
The Best Solution for all these problems is to vote a straight Republican ticket in November. Please don’t vote for any Democrat or Independent. Every Democrat regardless of what they say now, voted for Obama and with him on most if not all of his issues.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.