The recent Letter to the Editor asked simply: “Do we really need four more years of this?”

The online attacks from the left wing were immediate and predictable.

We have a president who would rather appear on a TV show (“The View”) than accept a meeting request from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a critical moment in Mideast history.

Our embassies are under siege, attacked and an ambassador murdered, and our president says it was a mob that got out of control and denies it was terrorism for two weeks.

The national debt has increased from $10.6 trillion to $16.2 trillion under Barack Obama.

Prices on commodities rise faster than we can keep up.

Gas and energy prices at or near all-time highs, and our dollar’s value continues to plummet.

Average American household incomes are down 8.2 percent under Obama. A record number of Americans are now on food stamps.

Unemployment continues to be at more than 8 percent for 43 months in a row, and that doesn’t include the underemployed and those who have quit looking.

Meanwhile, family health care premiums have gone up more than $3,000 in spite of Obama’s campaign pledge to get them cut by $2,500, and seniors in 7 out of 10 Medicare drug plans face a double-digit rate increase.

Fifty-five percent of small business owners would not start their business today; 69 percent say Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses.

Who’s to blame?

That “Blame Bush Card” is worn out, so it must be the evil rich who don’t pay their “fair share.”

Currently, the dreaded 1 percent pay 59 percent of all income tax. Romney paid a higher tax rate than 97 percent of Americans.

Four years of Obama and failure.

 

Greg Theriault

Skowhegan

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