Why I Voted For Obama - And Response (3)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I want to thank Mitt Romney for asking me this important question.   Am I better off today than I was four years ago?  Yes I am.   I offer my 401K as evidence.   After the nosedive caused by eight years of the previous administration's economic policy my conservatively based 401K is finally growing instead of tanking.  I feel safer and I can still get parts for my GMC truck.

Obama has been criticized for not being able to implement his policies.  For not keeping his promises.  At least I would have liked to have seen his policies implemented. With Romney I can only hope and pray that he is ineffective and we never have to deal with the ramifications of his plans for our country.

Romney wants to do away with FEMA.  So under his plan he would have told Governor Christie of New Jersey how sorry he was that Sandy happened to hit his state but it is a state matter and you are on your own, good luck.

Under Romney I predict the largest tax increase ever.   Reminds me of Daddy Bush's "Read my lips, no new taxes."   Yet my taxes went up by a large amount during his term.  Sure you are going to extend "tax breaks" but will take all that money back many times over with your restructuring of the system.  Limit deductions.  Sure no problem.   I am sure your mansions are all paid for.   Interest is something rich folks receive not pay.

I am leery anytime a rich man born with a silver spoon in his mouth wants to give tax breaks to the rich so they can create jobs.  I don't want a job.  I need a career.  I am not interested in cutting a rich man's grass or driving his limo or raising his kids for him so he doesn't have to be bothered.    I don't want a job.   I need a career.

Romney's definition of middle class seems to me to be anyone that makes less than he does.  Oh those poor middle class people that only make a couple of hundred grand a year. They are just like me except for a couple of zeros and the decimal point location.

And as for buying out my Medicare by paying me off with a lump sum.   Under a Romney administration those of us with a pre-existing medical condition will be unable to get medical insurance.   That monetary payoff lump sum won't last long in today's health system.

Thank you, Mitt Romney.  You made it easy.

Joe McMillan
Ooltewah

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I'm glad that everyone in the Chattanooga area who voted for Obama lives here instead of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or another swing state. Romney will win the south by a huge margin, so those in our region cannot help this feckless, ideologically flawed president win another four years in office.  

However, it was good for Obama's supporters and dependents to get out into the rain as they made their futile efforts.

Jim Nichols

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Hey Joe, while you're waiting on someone to give you a career, please take a job and pay your taxes along with me. 

Drew Daugherty
Chattanooga

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Mr. McMillan,
You state here that you are looking for a career. May I suggest you look to the government for your career? That seems to have been the only place hiring in the past four years. 

Stan Conner
Soddy Daisy


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