Over the last 4 years the United States has been battling out of a rescission, continued to be threatened by our enemies across the globe, and been hampered with an enormous amount of debt. Barack Obama was elected on a wave of “hope and change”, since his election what has changed? Gas prices when President Obama was elected average $1.80 a gallon in the United States, gas is now averaging over $3.80 a gallon. Consumer prices have risen dramatically. Food prices have sky rocketed, electric rates have increased by over 15%, and more American’s are unemployed then when President Obama was elected, including millions who have left the labor market due to lack of available jobs (“Our current price,” 2012, Muha, Egan, 2012) . Unemployment has been over 8.0% for all but one month of the Obama Presidency. This is all, while American’s income has declined due to higher taxes and lower waged employment. So what exactly has President Obama changed, he has hurt the middle class and the pain will continue if reelected, taxes will increase in 2014 because of the Obama Healthcare Bill. Medical devices such as blood testing machines for diabetics, splint, crutches, and anything that is considered a medical device will have a new 10% tax then. Middle Class American’s without health insurance will have to pay a $1,400 tax. Other taxes will also increase under a 2nd Obama term and energy, food and consumer prices will increase as companies pass the taxes on to the buyer. Obama as president has cut American domestic energy production and denied the drilling for oil in numerous locations including Virginia, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Outside of the horrible current economic situation in the United Sates we are still engaged in the War on Terror, now while President Obama has conducted the war a lot better than I expected his overall foreign policy has been a jumbled mess. His constant apology tour has weakened our standing in the world. His inability to determine that the attack on the United States Embassy in Libya and killing of 4 American’s was a terror attack for 14 days shows a lack of leadership. Russia and China have continued to undermine American interest throughout the world, with no response from President Obama. Mitt Romney will continue to fight terrorist were they exist, and will stop apologizing to other countries for American greatness.
Mitt Romney has an economic plan that will get America back on track by lowering taxes on all American’s, investing in American energy resources, and putting America back on the right path to prosperity. The decrease in taxes will allow American’s to spend and invest more money, thus strengthening the economy and creating jobs. This is why On the Right will endorse Mitt Romney for President of the United States.
Egan, P. (2012, August 22). Electric rates soar, but utilities say they fund green energy initiatives. Retrieved from http://www.freep.com/article/20120822/NEWS15/308220120/Electric-rates-soar-but-utilities-say-they-fund-green-energy-initiatives
Muha, G. (n.d.). Fuel price graph: 2008-2012. Retrieved from http://freightsavingstips.com/2012/01/25/fuel-price-graph-2008-2012/
Our current price basket. (2012, September 17). Retrieved from http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/pricebasket.html