LETTER: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?We’ve often heard the question, “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” spoken by political candidates on both sides of the campaign for president.
To the Editor:
We’ve often heard the question, “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” spoken by political candidates on both sides of the campaign for president. But, in addition to the amount of money in your pocket, it might be wise to look ahead a few years and see what the current administration’s policies will mean to you and your family down the road.
According to World Magazine (writer Edward Pitts, Tampa, Fla.) policies already in place and put there by our current president, include an $831 billion federal stimulus package, the largest one-time expenditure by our federal government in our nation’s history! And it failed to keep unemployment under 8 percent, as promised by Obama.
Back in 2008, then candidate Obama called our nation’s $10 trillion national debt “unpatriotic,” yet, in his first term in office, he added another $5 trillion in new debt – by far the most in our history, including paying the costs of WWII. Add to that the monetary debt, we look at the 2,000 pages in the Obamacare health care law (which no one in Congress had ever read before it was forced through by the Democrats) and we find an average of 72 job-killing regulations paced on manufacturers that have been forced on them, each year that he has been in office!
The number of major federal regulations that are expected to have a negative economic impact of more than $100 million, has gone from 27 per year under President Clinton, to 44 per year under Obama. Does this translate into more jobs, or more unemployment?!
America has had nearly four years of unsustainable debt, rules and regulations that kill jobs and a health care bill/system that forces all taxpayers to pay to kill unborn children. It also limits diagnostic tests and medical care, as a panel of 18 unelected “Independent Payment Advisory Board” members will decide who gets what kind of, and how much, health care!
So… are you better off now than you were four years ago? Consider seriously who you are going to vote for in November!