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What has Obama actually done to make our future brighter?

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To the editor,
I keep wanting to ask those folks who voted for Obama, why? What has he done to deserve your votes? Sure he's slick and cool but what has he actually done to make your lives better or to make the future for your kids brighter? As far as I can tell every program he supports hurts average people — unless you consider welfare and food stamps the good life. Yes, he supports education in the form of teachers' unions but look at the state of the nation's education. We are way down the lists of student achievement among industrialized countries. Kids are still graduating high school who can't read. Collage grads come out with degrees but can't find jobs and are saddled with crushing debt. Who's fault is that? The collages who continue to raise tuition year after year and now Obama wants to excuse the debt. So who gets hurt? All those who pay taxes, that's who, us.
And he's so cool with his "green" environmental plans. Yup, he invests billions of tax dollars in all kinds of green energy only to see them go bankrupt one after another. Who get hurt? We do, the taxpayers.
To pay for all these bloopers, Obama borrows trillions then waists them on bail outs that fail, investments of millions in foreign countries, and then want to be allowed to borrow more trillions to do more of the same. Who gets hurt? Yep, we do.
Notice gas prices are down to around $3.42 gal. Swell, only double what it was when he was first elected. Are the 1 percent suffering from any of this? Nope, its the poor, elderly and working families taking the brunt of it.
But unemployment is down you know. Well consider this, millions will graduate high schools and collages in the next couple of months only to find no jobs waiting but neve fear they will not find themselves on the unemployment rolls those are only for workers that have been laid off. Moms and dads will continue to carry the load without break for, what, years to come? And the industries just keeps leaving the country one after another.
I could go on and on and on and I will, but in another letter. Let this one sink in a little with those who actually are able to use their own minds outside the incessant drone of progressives telling them what to think, feel and say.
Steve Earle