President Obama remains unyielding about his goal to continue the growth of government even as the economy continues to wither and American citizens continue to suffer the results of a stagnant job market. His quest to expand the size and impact of the federal government apparently overrides his ability to see the urgent need for a new goal to revive America's economy. This president should be on notice - it doesn't take a genius to recognize the results of economic failure.
Obamacare is a good example of attempts to expand the government. Unless this maze of bureaucratic overreach and confusion is repealed, the Feds will control another 17 percent of America's economy. This bill adds 21 new taxes which amount to over $657 billion additional tax dollars over 10 years, the largest tax increase in American history. Also lurking within the 2,500 pages of this bill are 20,000 new laws to add to the confusion. And contrary to the promises that President Obama made when he was campaigning for Obamacare, premiums will go up.
At a July 13 campaign in Roanoke, President Obama told a crowd that if you have a business, you didn't build that, somebody else made that happen and that somebody else he was referring to was the federal government. Those few words reveal the true underlying identity of this president, who believes that all things good begin with the inspiration of the federal government. With home ownership the lowest in history, government dependance the highest in history, retail sales down for the third month in a row, the gross domestic product down to 1.4 percent, unemployment at 8.2 percent, the national debt at nearly $16 trillion and the deficit increasing at the rate of $4 billion dollars per day, the course for this country has been dialed in and this POTUS appears unable or unwilling to make course corrections. Signs of economic failure were obvious and the president was oblivious. It is and has been about the economy and that's not a tough call. Four more years of this president would be America's misfortune.
Leroy Donald, Stephens City