On Nov. 6, Americans will be faced with a decision to vote for a continuation of social and economic decline or for a president who will give us solutions. No plans have been announced by the Obama administration to change the policies coming from Washington and what has resulted in wholesale political failure. Consider where this country stands after four years of Obama politics.
Our economy has suffered the effects of out-of-control government spending and debt. Unemployment statistics are the worst since the Great Depression. Gas prices have doubled. The need for energy independence in America has been ignored. A glimmer of hope offered by the Keystone pipeline project was rejected, along with jobs it promised. Billions of tax dollars were wasted on green energy companies that failed. Permits for drilling on public land were denied. Efforts to discourage the use of fossil fuels were made obvious.
Leadership that was needed in America to unite congressional leaders and our American society was replaced with partisan bickering that resulted in congressional gridlock and class division Occupiers protested and pillaged in defiance of the top 1 percent. High wage earners were accused of not paying their fair share of taxes.
Obamacare continues to emerge as a bureaucratic nightmare. To help finance this monstrocity, the Obama administration hijacked 816 billion dollars from medicare.
President Obama's apologetic pandering to world leaders resulted in a lack of respect and increased resistance from idle Eastern countries. Inadequate security and continued unrest in Libya led to a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four Americans.
Obama's vision for hope and change in America did not work. Americans still prefer jobs over handouts, land freedom over federal mandates. Our long-standing free market economy works well as it always has, but it doesn't like regulation.
After four years of hope and change that led to further decline, this country needs a leader who will provide solutions that work. A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for American exceptionalism. Romney offers solutions that will create jobs and put Americans back to work. Vote for solutions.
Leroy Donald, Stephens City