Buyer's remorse for rehiring President Obama

We are three short months into what will be the most polarizing, arrogant and contentious presidential term in my lifetime.

The GDP is anemic, real Obamacare costs (taxes) are surfacing, the political agenda associated with sequestration, continued campaign-style assaults, the obsession with gun control, the focus on immigration, and yet no focus on creating jobs, reducing entitlements, fixing government waste or reducing taxes.

With midterms on the horizon, my guess is we won't see much of President Obama in the Oval Office problem solving, but flying the peoples' plane around the country campaigning.

All we continue to hear is the rich need to pay more, and the government needs to spend more on infrastructure projects.

Didn't we just invest (waste) almost $1 trillion on infrastructure in the form of the stimulus, "putting America back to work?"

So, as you sit home figuring out what else you can sacrifice, planning your staycation or long weekend holiday, think about the 51 percent who thought that giving this failed president a second term was a good idea; visualize pictures of the first family on elegant vacations living the life of the 1 percent he continues to vilify, and ask yourself, can we afford four more years?

I can't!

Hide Comments

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

A close look at present location made him Smiler's Wharf fan

The article, “Developer outlines plan for Smiler’s Wharf project,” (June 18), written by Day Staff Writer Joe Wojtas brought a huge smile to my face that has lasted throughout the day. Inspired, I drove...


Ending frivolous lawsuits will keep doctors practicing

The frustrations and fears expressed by Dr. Jay Ginsberg’s op-ed, “Frustrated and afraid, doctor hanging up stethoscope,” (June 16), are shared by many...


Changes are needed to rebuild middle class

Today, the inequality of wages between the working class and the elite is approaching levels only seen prior to the Great Depression. From post-World War II through the mid 1970s hourly compensation kept up with increases in productivity. Productivity increases are achieved primarily by...


Help, Old Lyme, beavers have run amok

I recently returned to my beloved neighborhood on Black Hall Pond in Old Lyme. When I visited my 81-year old friend and former neighbor I was shocked to see the damage caused to his property by beavers. His property along Black Hall Pond is under water because of the dams that the beavers...

TRENDING

PODCASTS