Aside From Free Phones and Food Stamps… Obama’s Done Zilch for You.

Honestly . . . What has Obama done for you, your children, your friends, your job, your employer, your community, and their futures? Please . . . think carefully about this.

Yes I know he has given phones to some people – and entitlements have increased substantially – but many of those on the dole would prefer to have a good job with fair pay. No one with an ounce of self-respect wants to be dependent on government “entitlements.” Most people have pride and want to contribute.

The facts are the government has done very little for the American people. We have been in a quasi-recession for over four years. Were it not for the independent Federal Reserve’s money creation, we would be in a depression rivaling the 1930s.

Obama has been totally ineffective in turning this situation around. He has tried to impose his de facto Marxist/Socialist/Quasi-Communist/Liberal-Leftist ideology on the economy and it has failed – as it always does. Marxism/Quasi-Communism by whatever name the Obama-Democrats call it – is an outmoded idea that has never worked wherever it’s been tried.

I am not making idle claims here. Since Obama became president, household income is down 8.2% ($4500). 12 million more Americans are on food stamps. In September, 83,000 more people signed up for Social Security Disability Benefits – bringing the total to 736,000 in this calendar year alone. The overall unemployment rate is over 8% for the 43nd month. The real unemployment rate (U6) is 15%. The teen jobless rate is 23.8%, and those between 18 to 29 are at 16.7%. The U.S. labor participation rate has declined to 63.7% and over 23 million workers are currently unemployed or underemployed. Health insurance has increased 18%. Gasoline prices have more than doubled. National Debt has increased from $10.6 trillion to $16.0 trillion. And the current and projected Gov’t Spending Deficit is over one trillion a year.

Needless-to-say, these are horrible numbers – not competitive with leading industrial countries – and indicate the U.S.A. is spiraling toward 3rd world levels – toward de facto insolvency.

So . . . what will President Obama do differently in a second term that he couldn’t do during his first two years when the Dems controlled both houses of Congress? And they still control 3 of the 4 branches of Gov’t. Obama clearly doesn’t know how to lead and solve the nation’s problems. Obama has had his chance and has clearly failed. It is time to give a proven performer a chance.

Selecting a president should be more than a popularity contest or support of a party affiliation! We are hiring a Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief to manage and lead the largest enterprise in human history. We should hire a proven performer.

Romney/Ryan are the best of the best – a perfect combination – a proven CEO, leader, financial expert, and turnaround specialist – precisely what America needs today. Electing Romney/Ryan Means Rapid Recovery via . . . More Jobs . . . More Pay . . . More Gasoline . . . More Economic Growth . . . More Proven Experience . . . More Prosperity . . . More Honesty . . . More Proven Competency . . . Lower Taxes . . . Less Borrowing . . . Replacing ObamaCare . . . and the Restoration of Traditional American Values, Exceptionalism, and Global Respect.

William Pauwels

About the author, William Pauwels: William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980. View all articles by William Pauwels

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