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 3½ 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.
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 3½ 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,