‘Judge the future by remembering the past four years’

To the Editor:

Patrick Henry said, “I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” I remembered this quotation after the second presidential debate when Mitt Romney pointed out, “You’ve seen, as middle-income people in this country, incomes go down $4,300 a family, even as gasoline prices have gone up … [in Connecticut to over $4 per gallon]. The middle-income families in America have been crushed over the last four years.” So true!

Although the U.S. jobs report for September was 7.8% (which we now find out was incomplete, as California did not report), unemployment in Connecticut for September 2012 was 8.9%. It seems obvious that the Obama regime wants us to accept the problems of today’s economy — high fuel costs, health care cost increases, incredible national debt, high unemployment, and a foreign policy which includes obfuscation about a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya (“bumps in the road” according to Obama), as the new norm. Instead of presenting solutions to our current woes, the president’s campaign has tried to distract using such trivial issues as “binders full of women,” and “lady parts,” but basically promising more of the same failures as the past four years.

Romney’s campaign is instead focused on what is important to improve lives today. At the second debate, Romney also said, “We don’t have to settle for what we’re going through.  We don’t have to settle for gasoline at four bucks. We don’t have to settle for unemployment at a chronically high level. We don’t have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps. We don’t have to settle for 50% of kids coming out of college not able to get work … . If I become president, I’ll get America working again. I will get us on track to a balanced budget. The president hasn’t. I will. I’ll make sure we can reform Medicare and Social Security to preserve them for coming generations. The president said he would. He didn’t.”

I believe Romney.

Romney was a successful businessman who also saved the Olympics, was governor of the deep blue state of Massachusetts, and who balanced the budgets throughout his ventures.  His background is what is needed to bring us back from the abyss on which we are currently poised. All the current president has offered are excuses, blaming others, and more of the same ineffective policies for the future, only worse because this time he would have the “flexibility” of not worrying about re-election.

Think very carefully about the type of country in which you want to live and to raise your children and grandchildren when voting this year. Judge the future by remembering the past four years.

 

Carole L. Smith

Fairfield

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