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You’ll get what you vote for

September 30, 2012
Don Plahn, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

Are you better off now than you were when President Obama was elected four years ago? A personal opinion from Froma Harrop (syndicated columnist, published in the T-R Sept. 8) suggests that you are personally better off.

As I look at the situation of what President Obama inherited and what his actions have been, I find it hard to agree with her. President Obama didn't have the foggiest idea how to handle his inheritance. It was easier to blame President Bush than to admit that he and his party couldn't handle it. Even if he had a surplus it would be gone by now. I looked at other things rather than personal status to see if we are better off now. I considered a party that in my opinion promotes free contraceptives for co-eds, abortion for birth control, partial birth abortion for a potential child health problems and supports gay marriage, does not make things better. On gay marriage, if they had said "civil unions for benefits equality" it would have been more reasonable. Marriage is between a husband (man) and wife (woman) by my acceptable definition.

When the airlines were having financial problems they went through bankruptcy. They are still flying strong. The auto industry would have done the same thing. Oh - does GM and Chrysler pay income tax on their profits now? The Democrat Party is always a tax and spend solution provider.

A glimpse into history: People don't understand that on Dec. 7, 1941 Japan helped President Roosevelt get us out of the Great Depression, not the CCC or the WPA programs of the Democrat Party.

President Obama had free reign for the first two years in office with a majority in the House and Senate - and he couldn't handle it.

The other thing that affects our country and our doing better is the national debt. Our grandchildren are going to be paying for it even when we do get on the path to reducing it with Romney/Ryan.

If President Obama is re-elected the national debt will increase. How do I know? What has his performance been over the last four years? From the things being said by him and the Democrat Party in this election, their direction hasn't changed. What do you think, are you going to be better off?

Remember, on Nov. 6, 2012 you will get what you vote for. Make it decisive.



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