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posted: 11/11/2012 5:00 AM

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Well, after spending well over $2 billion dollars, what do we have another four years of? Boehner, Reed and Obama.

What a waste.

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I will try to be the adult in the room, accept defeat and move on. Yet, I can't help but wonder what were they were thinking? Since Obama took office in 2008, unemployment has risen from 5.8 percent to 7.8 percent (the true measure is 14.6 percent, including those who have stopped looking and those underemployed), the number of citizens on food stamps has risen by 50 percent, welfare spending is up 32 percent, gas prices have risen 100 percent, college tuition costs have risen 25 percent, family income has declined 8.2 percent, while 58.5 percent of "bailed" out Chrysler is now owned by Italian Fiat and General Motors is still indebted to the U.S. Government for $27.2 billion, 2012 first-quarter home values showed sharpest quarterly decline since 2008 and the U.S. is more than $16 trillion in debt or each of us owes approximately $52,000.

Explain to me how this adds up to an Obama victory.

Joan Baillie

Wauconda

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