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President Obama is great at diverting attention away from failure

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To the editor,

Hopefully the irrelevant Buffett tax discussion is over. The Buffett tax neither solved nor helped solve any major problem. Despite the hype, the Buffett Tax only annually raised about one day’s worth of borrowing, if it raised 10 times more it would still be irrelevant.

The whole Buffett tax “theater” was intended to divert that public’s attention from the lack of any meaningful Obama administration solutions for our country’s ...

To the editor,

Hopefully the irrelevant Buffett tax discussion is over. The Buffett tax neither solved nor helped solve any major problem. Despite the hype, the Buffett Tax only annually raised about one day’s worth of borrowing, if it raised 10 times more it would still be irrelevant.

The whole Buffett tax “theater” was intended to divert that public’s attention from the lack of any meaningful Obama administration solutions for our country’s problems: not for creating private sector jobs, deficit reduction, high energy prices, high food prices, the impending Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid funding shortfalls and benefit cut-backs, Iran or North Korea, the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East including their persecution of non-Muslims, our foreign energy dependence, our illegal alien problems, our credit problems, or for desperate families who just want a decent job, etc. Sadly, President Obama’s policies have aggravated these problems, not reduced them.

President Obama is great at diverting attention from his lack of solutions. So, we will see many more meaningless diversions like the Buffett rule and the algae alternative for oil being promoted by the president and the fawning media. Today we are supposed to think that carrying a dog in a carrier on the roof of your car is terrible, but eating your dog is good.

We thought “Hope and Change” meant change for the better, with a more promising future for each American, but we were wrong. We learned that “change“ can be for the worse, and, because of Obama policies, millions of American families have no hope for a better future.

As the election approaches, President Obama will promote more irrelevant diversions, flood the airways with excuses, make un-fulfill able promises, and lash out at his opponent with irrelevant and frequently false charges. He will remind us that “He” got Bin Laden (good for him!), but it would be much more helpful if his policies created, rather than discouraged, decent economic growth.

President Obama is personally better off today than he was four years ago. But, outside of Washington, DC, few other Americans are.

Now we know that President Obama’s promises are empty, his leadership on important issues is absent, his “accomplishments” few, and his policies are disastrous for America.

He does not deserve a second term.

Don Ewing

Meredith