Skip to comments.Don't wed Obama Nov. 4(Obama Raises Taxes in Sen. and in Plan)
Posted on 10/13/2008 12:30:36 AM PDT by Fred
If elected, Sen. Barack Obama will be my president as well. In these difficult times, I will support him where I can and challenge him where I must, but here are the reasons not to give him that opportunity.
In these perilous times, Obama's lack of a proven record and relevant experience is a major concern. The president of the United States should not be an entry-level position. Experience matters. It's not a sufficient qualification, but it's certainly a necessary one.
Without a track record of impressive experience, voters look at a candidate's judgment. That's why Obama's judgment in picking friends and advisers remains relevant. His close associations with the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, convicted influence-peddler Tony Rezko and unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers invite more questions than trust.
At a time when a troop surge has reduced violence, damaged al-Qaida and allowed the Iraqi government to make progress on key milestones, Obama still promises to "bring the war to an end in 2009!" He wants to save $9 billion a month in Iraq and shift the focus to Afghanistan. But he also wants to cut investments in missile-defense systems and slow our development of future combat systems. Obama calls for a world without nuclear weapons and promises to develop no new ones. Such judgments project weakness as commander in chief. Weakness is provocative.
Obama says he's a "uniter," but where's the evidence? He voted with the Democrats 97 percent of the time. He's a proven tax-and-spend Democrat with the most liberal voting record in the Senate. He's only a uniter if you'll unite with his partisan position. Unlike John McCain, he's never disappointed his own party by crossing the aisle to vote with Republicans.
Obama calls for "change you can believe in," but where is his record of championing positive reform in Cook County, in the Illinois Legislature or in his short time in the U.S. Senate? As senator, he has authored no important legislation and hasn't even convened a hearing on the one subcommittee he chairs. He has devoted his many gifts to chronicling his own life story and running his presidential campaign. As they say, "High wind, big thunder, no rain."
His unrealistic and restrictive plan for energy independence is limited to investing in a few new sources of energy that are not ready to carry the load for our energy independence. His partial plan does not provide for the "all of the above" reliable sources of power and jobs that industry and citizens need now.
Obama wants to raise corporate taxes, inheritance taxes and income taxes and Social Security payments for the top wage earners. He voted to raise taxes 94 times and never introduced any legislation to lower anyone's taxes. You want Obama's "hope"? I hope you enjoy your change in taxes and the economic malaise it will create!
President Franklin D. Roosevelt reminded Americans, "The only thing to fear is fear itself." Obama talks hope but sells doom and gloom. He justifies change by suggesting that we're stuck in Iraq and reframes our economic downturn as a recession or worse. Obama blames the Bush economic policy for our current problems, but it was that same Bush plan that helped America bounce back quickly from the 2000-01 downturn.
For all his talk on self-reliance, Obama treats citizens as victims incapable of rising to the challenges they face. Obama's "hope" rests on what government can do for you, not on what you can do for yourself or our country. At a time when we are struggling to pay for the entitlements we already have, Obama calls for substantial government subsidies for healthcare, college, foreclosure relief and alternative energies. We can't afford an Obama presidency and more "free" entitlements!
The Democrats have chosen an intelligent, engaging but untested newcomer as their standard bearer. This seemingly never-ending campaign cycle has provided Americans with a long engagement, but don't make the mistake of giving him the ring on Nov. 4.
Very well said.
Hey everyone, vote MCCAIN for the good of your country!
i lived in Ventura County all my life and moved 4 years ago, but don’t remember a Terry Paulson; is this a letter to the editor? Has the Star endorsed anyone?
I’m surprised this was printed in the Ventura County (Red) Star!
If elected, Sen. Barack Obama will be my president as well. In these difficult times, I will support him
You can but I won’t.
Yeah... I guess Lord and Master, Ruler of All, Emperor Most High King is kind of like "president."
The country won’t survive an Obama Presidency. He’s pure evil and as he’s done all his life, he’ll surround himself with evil people who hate America. By the way, Ayres, whom Obama ‘hardly knows’, wrote Obama’s two tomes. They left nothing to chance when they plotted how to take over this country.
This is a good summary to give to an independent.
I will never except him , never. However , I don’t think
we have to worry about it. McCain will win. Palin will drag him acrosss the finished line and conservatives will turnout
to vote against the Obama one.
Obama will NEVER be my President.
Obama is a socialist. Here’s proof:
The only conjugal act in Zerobama’s playbook doesn’t involve finger-rings, and he’s not the one on the receiving end.