EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


October 4, 2012

Letter: We need more than Obama’s empty promises

To the editor:

I once thought a hefty mix of U.S. citizens were deep thinkers. I was incorrect. Many seem to only take their own special interests into account rather than the good of the whole country, even when it means voting for a presidential candidate who works most diligently at promoting himself rather than bringing opportunity to the American people. Obama boosts his image while slinging lies about his opponent.

To convince us he works in our behalf, he sprinkles confetti in the form of entitlements which he will not be able to sustain. Confetti looks pretty but eventually goes right down the drain. This president is an exceptional speaker. Speaking is his best asset. It is what works well for him in producing the “halo effect.” This is not progress.

Obama is deceiving the American people. It is mandatory to balance the budget each year. Why hasn’t he been able to “get it done”? He has hidden such facts such as the more than $700 billion he has taken out of Medicare to fund Obamacare, triggering a decline in our present Medicare coverage as we know it.

He has continued to borrow from China to pay for government security and entitlement programs. We only need simple math to realize that with all this juggling we will still come up with the same shortage, plus accruing interest. No other president to date has brought such a monstrosity of debt. Unemployment remains over 8 percent, not counting those who have given up looking. His promises are running on empty.

His policies have failed to provide any growth. It’s more than Social Security that will go broke. Without an intelligent plan we will be unable to pay for military programs, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, unemployment, or other assistance. In addition to the economy, he has failed to address leaving our embassy in Libya unprotected and our officials in harm’s way at a tremendous loss.

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