Opinion / The Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com
Letter to the Editor: Liberals don't let facts get in their way
If you are one of the few who are undecided, consider the following: there are 46.37 million Americans on food stamps. There were 31 million on food stamps at this time four years ago. That is 15 million more Americans on food stamps since Barack Obama became president. This costs those of us who pay taxes $6 billion a month. This is a direct reflection of the unemployment rate.
In the 60 years prior to Obama's presidency, the unemployment rate was above 8 percent only 39 months. Under Obama, unemployment has been above 8 percent a total of 43 months. Yet he has not met with his own jobs committee for a year.
It now costs an average of $3.80 for a gallon of gas. Four years ago, it was $1.84 a gallon. The unemployment rate, the price of gas, and the number of people on food stamps would all go down if we had a president who would build the Keystone Pipeline.
The vice president, in North Carolina recently, admitted that the middle class has been "buried" the last four years. Obama promised to cut the deficit in half. Instead, he took it from $12 trillion to $16 trillion, adding as much as all other presidents combined. We are worse off than we were four years ago!
We still give countries like Libya and Egypt millions in foreign aid after they attacked our embassies and killed our ambassador. The Obama administration chose to place this blame on someone else. (That's nothing new.) It has been proven that we had plenty of warning and our own ambassador was asking for more protection, but the Obama administration chose to ignore it and then lie to cover it up. (That's nothing new, either.) While this was going on, Obama refused to meet with foreign leaders because he would rather go on "The View" with Whoopi, and go party with Jay-Z.
These are the facts, but the problem with liberals is they don't let a little thing like the facts get in their way. If you are an independent, you need only to look at the past four years and decide if this country can survive another four years like this.
Troy Dean, Lebanon Church