reply to post by Taiyed
I voted for Romney, and I am FAR from wealthy. No, I didn't vote against my economic interests, either. Quite the contrary.
Since Obama took office, I have watched the gas prices where we live rise to well above double what they were when Bush left office. They are
currently still above double, and have been as high as 2.6 times the pre-Obama price. My family doesn't do ANY unnecessary driving. My husband
drives to work, because there is NO public transportation where we live. Nope, no carpooling available, either, as this isn't a busy urban area, he
works on a military base, and both hours and the lack of other service members in our area working the same times make such a thing impossible. So,
that is necessary driving. OUr shopping is either done on post, when he's there (and that is pretty close to his work location), or at a set of
stores literally 1-1.5 miles from our home. Not a lot of driving there. Nor do we go daily. Even so, with just that, the amount of money we spend
on gas has gone through the roof. Gas alone eats a huge chunk out of our already inadequate monthly budget.
Also, since Obama took office, we have watched grocery prices skyrocket. A grocery shopping trip that would have, pre-Obama, cost around $150-175 now
costs about $350. That's a really BIG difference. We don't eat anything fancy. Plenty of cheap chicken, low-priced ground beef, tuna, spaghetti,
and so forth. Still, we now spend a lot more than before, and this makes a difference in our lives.
Utility bills have also increased under Obama, and he flat out stated that he WANTED those to be higher. Well, gee, I don't support someone that
wants to make everything I need for the care of my family to be more expensive.
Then there are the other issues. Obama is the most anti-military president we have ever had. EVER. I KNOW what I am talking about, in this case.
He's enacted rules of engagement that place the lives of our personnel in danger. He's refused anything like a real pay raise. The next one? 1.7%
Considering how much he's raised prices on everything, that might as well be a negative number. Then the jerk has the guts to claim that military
people make too much already?!?!? Really? My husband, with a good record, and over 20 years in service, makes less money a year, by more than 20%,
than the average MAIL CARRIER. Nope, not kidding. Even WITH combat pay, etc, when he was deployed, we made more than 20% less. We do, by the way,
have to PAY monthly for our insurance. The care received has deteriorated, as well, with appointments much harder to obtain. He's also stated that
he wants to eliminate retirement accounts for all new service members, AND that he thinks veterans, even those injured in the line of duty, should pay
for their own health care! His policies have gutted our forces, throwing out good people, and seriously weakening our defensive capabilities. He's
eliminated much needed equipment as well, and decimated our fleet.
This is, of course, the same man that basically threw our diplomats to the wolves, did NOT send ANY help, though much was available, but DID manage to
get a camera there so that he could watch the vile acts committed on those men, and their deaths. Sorry, but that's not a man I can vote for.
Food stamp recipients have increased by about fifteen million people since he took office. Unemployment is skyrocketing, with more women and
minorities unemployed than ever. According to Forbes -
the REAL rates
unemployment rate is actually well over 14%. No one in need of a job (an d that includes a LOT of people I know personally!!) should consider voting
for Obama. Here is another Forbes piece on the real numbers -
This is NOT a friend of our
I don't know ANYONE that is better off under Obama's "leadership". Not one single person. Everyone I know was worse off at income tax time as
well. People below the poverty level received less of a return under the Obama tax plan. He claims a lot of people got better returns, but I can't
find a single such person. I know we didn't! I don't know any wealthy people, either. Most I know are struggling. REAL struggling. They can't
get food stamps, or welfare, or free cell phones (paid with those tax dollars we didn't get back.....), or bailouts, or stimulus dollars. They were
No, my family can't afford another six months of this failure, much less another four years. Nor can my country.