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The Shawnee News-Star
  • We are all in the same boat

  • Sometimes when you can’t figure something out, i.e. why certain things are happening that doesn’t make sense, you have to think outside the box as they say. The other day, a friend of mine asked me why should anybody vote for Obama? There is not a single thing Obama has done since he be...
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  • Sometimes when you can’t figure something out, i.e. why certain things are happening that doesn’t make sense, you have to think outside the box as they say. The other day, a friend of mine asked me why should anybody vote for Obama? There is not a single thing Obama has done since he became president that has been beneficial to this nation. And you can’t believe anything he says.
    What he has done is put this nation in deep financial trouble.
    Obama’s health care plan (aka Obamacare) is absolutely unaffordable. Comparing Obamacare to Medicare, the question was asked; “What did people think would happen when the federal government mandated a massive expansion of Medicaid?” According to the CBO, Obamacare will cost twice as much ($1.76 trillion) as the president previously stated ($900 billion). Private industry (car companies) and banks were given billions in bailout money taxpayers have to pay for in order to keep business as usual.
    Last August, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rounded up 300,000 illegal aliens for deportation, just doing their job but President Obama wouldn’t allow them to go through with deporting procedures.
    Just because they came here illegally is no reason to send them back (The Obama administration will no longer seek to deport illegal immigrantsABC News Aug. 18, 2011).
    The taxpayers pay for people to do their jobs to protect our borders so people will not come here illegally, but we won’t really let them do their jobs? Go figure, Obama needs all the votes he can get this November. In the three plus years Obama has been president, he has added $4.76 trillion to our national debt. This year’s deficit is $1.327 trillion (that is $1.327 trillion more dollars than we take in this year).
    Obama gave private industry over $10 billion to help their green business (18 businesses) in non-recourse loans. Three of them have already gone belly up. Of those companies receiving the loans, 71 percent of them are Obama campaign contributors totaling $458,000. Call it cronyism (Fox news 03/15/2012). So this is why we have to think outside the box. If common sense doesn’t apply, what is President Obama’s motive to add all this debt to the United States? It doesn’t matter what your political affiliation is, we are all in the same boat. Our debt may be too much and too late to recover.
    Howard W. Hall
    Shawnee

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