I believe President Barack Obama is the American version of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Obama wants to create an all-powerful socialist state with him at the helm as president for life.
This scenario has occurred many times in the past, and our nation is not immune to such a happenstance. Suppose I'm wrong and maybe he's just a share-the-wealth, big tipper type of guy, who reaches into our pockets but credits himself for leaving those big tips. Whatever is his mindset, he isn't a friend of private enterprise, and that is not good for those who need to achieve in the future.
Young graduates, the unemployed or underemployed will not prosper in an economy turning left when other nations are bailing out of socialism as fast as they can. They can't pay their bills. Obama's socialistic economic fairy tales are 50 years out of date, but if he's re-elected, will serve to advance his lust for power and control.
Great teleprompter oratory will not create jobs. Jobs are created when a climate for risk and profit is encouraged by the people and forced on reluctant power-hungry governments. Government jobs, though necessary, are expenses and should be held to the minimum necessary for a functioning society.
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Those who believe others should pay for their benefits will be voting to protect the freebies. Those of us paying the bill must simply outvote them next time around.
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