The Bureau of Public Debt
at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt was $10.6
trillion on President Bush's last day in office. This debt was
largely created by the Bush-era tax cuts, war spending in Iraq
and Afghanistan, and recessions.
I find it interesting that
it took former President George Bush 8 years of tax breaks for
the rich and trillions spent on unfunded wars to get us into
this mess, but yet they expect President Obama to turn things
around in less than one term.
The fact that the
President is creating jobs is an incredible accomplishment in
spite of the Republicans who have vowed to make sure he’s a one
term president and have refused to work with him at every
turn. Under President Obama’s leadership the economy has added
4.4 million jobs over the last 28 months. Obama created more
jobs in three years than the Bush administration did in eight
years. Now Romney wants to keep the tax break for the rich and
cut more programs that help the working people.
Obama’s 28 months of jobs
creation is moving in the right direction but the president is
not "satisfied" and wants to make sure middle-class families
have a stronger sense of security for the future. I can’t see
how giving tax breaks to the rich in hopes that there will be
some trickle down benefit to the middle class is going to work.
We have tried that and it didn’t work!
Now, the big question is
why would anyone who is a working class person vote for someone
like Romney whose main mission will be to give more tax breaks
to those companies already reporting record breaking profits and
more tax breaks for the rich. Think about it. In Romney‘s past
job at Bain Capital, his main focus was creating more profits
for himself and his investors. He wasn’t worried about the
families or the community that would be impacted by his actions
when he exported jobs overseas. So the question is why we would
vote for someone who would ships jobs overseas and gives big tax
breaks for the rich.
understands how important it is to keep our jobs here and has
put forward proposals to strengthen the middle class and
encourage American companies to create good jobs here at home. I
find it hard to believe that any working class person would even
consider going back to the same failed policies that got us into
to this mess in the first place. The choice is simple: Do we
help the working class by voting for Obama or do we vote for
Romney so that he can take care of big companies and the rich?
President Obama said "I
know we've got to grow the economy even faster, and putting
even more people back to work is top priority ," He went on to
say “Republicans are peddling a philosophy that didn’t work;
they want less regulation and trickle-down wealth.” We now know
it doesn’t work and I think it's wrong that the Republicans are
not focused on putting the middle class and working poor back to
This presidential election
is about what we want for our country. Should we go back to
what got us in this mess in the first place where the rich are
getting richer with more tax breaks for the wealthy or do we
help the middle class and working poor by creating good paying
jobs so they can support their families and keep our economy