U.S. voters didn’t get it right re-electing Obama

If Americans voted for ‘hope and change’ in 2008, they certainly got ‘change’—an attempt to socialize the U.S.

To the editor:

Re: The Capital News Our View editorial, Thursday, Nov. 8: U.S. Voters Got It Right Again.

Interesting editorial not entirely accurate, in my view.

You stated that “If the election of Barak Obama in 2008 was about hope and change, his re-election in 2012 was about politicians too busy running the country and not acting in their own political self interests.”

You certainly did get it right about Obama running around, and not governing the country. Let’s analyze this: If Americans voted for ‘hope and change’ in 2008, they certainly got ‘change’—an attempt to socialize the U.S. (interesting how that is not working for Europe).

As far as the ‘hope’ is concerned, his policies of suffocating regulations have certainly killed incentives for small business to produce more jobs, the main theme of Governor Romney’s plan.

Pres. Obama also campaigned that he would not raise taxes on the middle class, yet turned around and got Obamacare through Congress—a Congress which did not read the 2,500 pages of  the Obamacare Bill prior to passing it. That Bill will tax the middle class even more.

As for taxing the ‘rich,’ do you realize that the approximate revenue of that tax would be about enough to run the U.S. government for less than 10 days?

I am offended that you would refer to any one group of voters as “angry white.” The pure and simple demographics of the United States has changed, as in Canada.

You also referred to “the Latino vote giving Obama the mandate he needs to bring true immigration reform.” Let me remind you that Pres. George W. Bush tried and failed with a Democratic Congress to pass immigration reform. And Pres. Obama had two years of controlling both Houses of Congress.

He made no attempt. And he did not allow the legitimate U.S. Border patrols to protect themselves.

You referred to “blatant attempts by Republicans to suppress the minority vote.” Well, those “blatant attempts” were simply asking for proper photo I.D. to be able to vote.

We all need proper I.D. to cross the border, or board an aircraft. I would think that voting is important enough to have to show proper I.D.

Gerald A. Just,

Kelowna

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