Letter to the Editor - Aug. 30

August 30, 2012

Time for President Obama to go

To the editor:

It is time for the voters to wake up and face the facts. Let us talk about President Obama's record. He said that he would cut government spending and cut the national debt in half by the end of his first term. What did we get? Increased government spending and a bigger government.

Also, instead of cutting the debt, he has added so far over $5.2 trillion dollars to the debt. It is the most by any president to date. Next up is taxes. He said that he would not increase taxes. What did he do? He passed Obamacare, which is a tax. It was called this by the Supreme Court, thus he has raised taxes on everyone. Now he is trying to make his case to raise taxes on the top 2 percent in the country. 

He stated two times earlier that it would not be a wise decision to do this while the economy has not recovered. Even if he gets his way on this, the revenue from this will pay for 8 1/2 days to run the government and it has been projected that it will cost over 700,000 jobs. That is not a smart way to go.

He wants Romney to release more of his tax information. Why? McCain only released two years when he ran and it was a nonissue, so why now?  Romney has released one year and the next year should be ready to be released shortly. Obama has blamed the Republicans. Try to remember back to his first two years in office. He had a Democratic House and Senate. What did we get for this? A big tax increase for everyone while raiding $716 billion out of the Medicare trust fund to help pay for Obamacare and a failed stimulus with very high umemployment. 

He promised it would not be above 8 percent. Sorry to say, it has been over 8 percent for 42 months. He has not cut spending and the debt. He has a lot of broken promises and bad policies that are making things worse. We are not better off than we were four years ago, so it is time for Obama to go and replace him with someone new.

Larry Martin
Chambersburg, Pa.

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