Obama’s re-election chances questionable

Published 1:41 pm Friday, May 13, 2011


I recently read a column whose author said President Obama is certain to be re-elected because of the death of Osama bin Laden. He cited historical instances whose president’s actions and policies were totally unlike those of this president and his administration. Any president, whether Democrat or Republican, having pertinent intelligence, would have made this decision. Elections don’t hinge on the demise of one man. They should reflect a president’s actions and their consequences on the economy; their effect on every individual’s freedoms and pocketbook and long term prosperity, and the protection of our constitutional republic. We are trillions of dollars in debt; we have record unemployment; our businesses are hampered by high taxes, onerous regulations and uncertainty; the federal bureaucracy has been expanded; welfare rolls have skyrocketed; their energy policy is crippling our economy.

In addition to the above, the Federal Reserve has devalued the dollar, setting in motion inflationary increases in the market with subsequent depletion of every family’s income.

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The public is alarmed by this agenda. In order to further their policies this White House has bypassed congress. This White House passed a health care bill that is a fiscal albatross. All who are concerned must speak out, vote against, and abuse these policies that threaten the very foundation of our nation and our culture.

Patricia Weir Wilkes