Does President Obama deserve another four years?
I'm not convinced he does considering the first 4 years netted many failures regarding the economy and job growth. I watched his acceptance speech and found much of it to have half truths or half lies depending on how you want to look at it.
When he took office 4 years ago his first order of business should have been jobs and economy instead he pursued healthcare reform. He devised stimulus packages with a net cost of almost a trillion dollars in which he said would create jobs and help the economy grow. It appears these packages did little or nothing for our economy and job growth instead they increased the national debt. Our future generations will be responsible for this debt.
One thing is true we do face many important choices more than any generation in history regarding jobs, economy, taxes, deficits, energy, education, war and peace. It is also true, it will take more than a few years to solve the economic and employment problems our nation faces today considering it took decades to create this mess to begin with. That's right it took decades to create the economic and employment problems which plaque our country today. It started during Clinton's Presidential years with the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA was the beginning of the end of American manufacturing and promoted the outsourcing of over 20 million American jobs. Our trade agreements continue to promote outsourcing of jobs and will continue to do so in the future.
It really doesn't matter what industry we develope in America when we consider a large percentage of components will be manufactured in foreign countries by foreign labor and imported here to be assembled. America will have assembly plants not manufacturing plants. The same applies to our current auto industry as a large percentage of components for our so called American made automobiles are manufactured in other countries, imported and assembled here in the United States. So in reality they are not made in America only assembled here. I know this to be true as I have worked in the auto industry for approximately 30 years and still work in the industry today.
Another point to consider regarding manufacturing and assembling is the majority of modern day plants have become automated requiring less human labor. The plants require smaller work forces and operate more efficiently and affectively than in the past. Robotic repair technicians and maintenance workers will be needed in the future to keep the plants operating properly.
Obama said he helped create 500,000 jobs in the manufacturing industry in the past 2 1/2 years and if re-elected may be able to help create another 2 1/2 million jobs for a total of maybe 3 million. When we have 30 - 40 million unemployed and under employed people in the United States 3 million jobs will do nothing for our troubled economy. The economy will continue to falter. We also have to factor in the millions of illegal immigrants that will become citizens under the dream act which will further strain the federal budget, deficit, government programs and the tax payers. In this scheme it will be as if no jobs would have been created considering the influx of people seeking employment. If the president has his way he will grant the 25 - 30 million illegal immigrants amnesty forcing our economy to rapidly spiral downward compromising any job security our current workers have.
The national debt has increased by about 6 trillion dollars since President Obama took office, currently over 16 trillion. If he is re-elected and has another 4 years will the debt be over 20 trillion?
Should we allow the debt to continue to climb endangering future generations?
Healthcare and costs, I don't know about you but my premiums haven't decreased they have increased and the deductibles are higher than they have been in the past. I'm paying more all the way around and getting less for my money.
Tax breaks, I haven't seen any noticeable tax break, Who is receiving them?
Pay, my pay has been stagnant for the past few years and the cost of living has increased by at least 15%
Is this the path the United States should follow?
What does the future have in store for American workers and college graduates?
Should we the people allow this to continue?
These are some of the questions we should ask ourselves before voting this November.
May God Bless America and may we survive this insanity.