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posted: 10/31/2012 4:40 AM

Obama gave us plenty of change

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Here's why I will not vote for President Obama this time. He promised us hope and change. He has done nothing to give us hope. But, he has given us a lot of change.

Under his leadership, or lack thereof, these changes include but are not limited to the following -- 75 percent rise in unemployment, 85 percent rise in gasoline prices, 49 percent increase in the national debt and 33 percent increase in debt per person. The federal deficit grew to $5 trillion from President Washington to President Clinton. In President Obama's first 3 years in office, the deficit has grown another $5 trillion. All the while, homes prices have plummeted. He can't continue to blame President Bush and the Republicans for these problems. Republicans have controlled Congress only since the 2010 elections.

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On social issues, Obama is hastening the corruption and destruction of the fundamental institution of a civilized society, the nuclear family, by promoting abortion and so-called 'same-sex' marriage. Also, he is usurping the constitutionally delegated powers vested in Congress by issuing 923 executive orders in the past 3 years. This is not creeping socialism -- it is socialism run amok.

The movie, "2016: Obama's America," examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" The possible answer as shown in the movie is cause for alarm and shuddering.

L. Dean Hufsey,

Elgin

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