Haven't posted in awhile...so hello everyone and hope everything is going well for you all.
Now, to the point: Why? Some of you probably already thought I would based on my most recent posts...although I have never came out screaming as a
full blown Obama supporter....i used to be a STRONG STRONG advocate against him...as many here will know.
Times change...opinions change.
First: Quite frankly, all the Republican candidates are complete disasters...yes, i know many here are Ron Paul supporters, but it is simply not
possible for Ron Paul to win the nomination....and should he have become a threat...you'd see what happened to Gingrich happen to him. The
establishment will get what it wants...that's how it is for the GOP.
Second: Despite all of the craziness that has happened the last few years, through all the hatred, the hard times, the uncertainly...much of which
still exists.....WE ARE ALL STILL HERE.
Third: Some of us are struggling...some are not....and although the situation could be much better...it could certainly be FAR FAR WORSE.....even
with all of the obstruction and a do nothing Congress and Senate that we have.
Fourth: The middle class is in the middle of a collapse...wealth disparity has exploded. I look at our prior history, the middle class was the
strongest when tax rates were the highest for the most wealthy. The last 30 years we have completely gone in the opposite direction....now most
families...both parents have to work....affecting the time we can spend with our children. It has to change....we cannot blame everything on the
education system....much of the problem can be cast on both parents having to work (because wages have not kept up with inflation). But to the point,
Obama wants to head in the direction of raising taxes on the highest earners...and i support it.
Fifth: Obama HAS brought troops home....it's not exactly what I want (i'm more in line with Paul on his foreign policy..although not
completely)....but it's certainly better than all of the current Republican candidates that are electable. He has also curbed military
spending...which is a great thing.
I could go on....but that's where I am currently. I want my friends, neighbors, family, and my country...to be strong again....and it's in MY OPINION
that the current crop of Republicans will set us on a pace for disaster....and that is why I'm voting for Obama.
I understand that our deficit sits at 15 trillion. I understand it has grown since he has came into office. Quite frankly, I BELIEVE that there is
no way he could simply slash spending...or even raise taxes on the wealthiest...while the economy was in a tailspin. Some drastic measures had to be
taken.....many of which i was COMPLETELY AGAINST.
It's going to be a crazy year....I'm actually predicting an easy victory...should the economy at least remain stable. Usually Presidents do their
major policies in their second term.....they have nothing to lose and can try to do far more bolder things than in their first term.
27-1-2012 by David9176 because: (no reason given)