"The America that has flourished for more than two centuries, is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama Administration." - Dr. Thomas Sowell
The ACA (Affordable Care Act) is not affordable. The statistics from nearly all the states show it's more expensive. Socialized medicine always turns into rationed healthcare, at a higher cost with longer waiting lines. As an example of inept government solutions, let's look at what we did with poverty - the same will happen with healthcare.
The war on poverty by our government has been going on for decades and has not helped. Just in the last five years Obama has spent $3.7 trillion on welfare, plus the states have spent another $200 billion, and we have more poverty than ever, because it's a hand out. Compare the $3.7 trillion with the $797 billion spent in total on education, TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families), NASA, and SNAP (food assistance). The CATO Institute discovered that expenditures on Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP in Hawaii averaged $49,000 per welfare household, and in the District of Columbia $43,000. Expect the same costs and inefficiencies to occur in ObamaCare. A competitive civilian market always produces more at a cheaper price - it's called capitalism, and yes, profit is a good thing. Government always operates at a loss.
Also consider the lies with Benghazi, NSA, IRS, military generals being fired, etc. All these should be a smorgasbord for us to capitalize on. Every time a problem occurs, someone else besides Obama takes a fall, and he claims he knew nothing about it. Well, he's either the least informed, most incompetent president we've ever had, or he's the most deceitful. I suspect the latter.
While Obama continues, his spending spree is lowering the value of our money. The Chinese renminbi is up 32.14% and the Singapore dollar is up 31.08%. China is poised to be the next international currency soon. This will hurt our economy in a huge way if that happens via inflation. Also, new huge discoveries of oil in Australia (233 billion barrels), as compared to the Saudi 263 billion barrels, will hurt our economy, because it makes our shale oil less valuable. This discovery is 6 times bigger than the Bakken Formation in Montana and North Dakota, 17 times larger than the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, and 80 times bigger than the Eagle Ford Basin in Texas. Remember, Obama shut down much of our exploration on Federal lands. Private land production increased, public lands' didn't. He should have opened every possible way to obtain oil in the US to become energy independent. Drill baby drill!
The latest unemployment rate of 7.2% for September is deceptive. The economy added only 148,000 jobs. 10 million people have dropped out of the work force, and the percentage of able-bodied adults working is still 63.2%, which is the lowest rate in 35 years. The real unemployment rate is currently 13.6%. How's that for hope and change (and all the while the government spends more)?
"A house divided against itself cannot stand." - Jesus of Nazareth (ref: Matthew 12:25, Mark 3:24-25, and Luke 11:17)
There's an old saying that good leaders need to hear what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. If the latter is the case, bad decisions are made.
I have been speaking a lot around the state, and what I hear is a desire for the GOP to listen more to the grassroots, not just use them around election time. There is room for many new faces in the GOP. The alternative is a democrat-socialist party making our lives even worse. I encourage every republican to change one person's mind to vote republican before the next election and we will win. After the win, we hold our elected officials accountable for the promises they've made. People are yearning for real leaders who do the right thing regardless of their personal gain or demise - that's called integrity.
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