In the fight to stay alive, $5 trillion makes no difference. We have record poverty. Our inner cities are still the same. We are still out of work. And our infrastructure, particularly in the inner cities, has gotten far worse.
Barack Obama will tell you he inherited two wars. But one was almost over, and he escalated the other, as he had promised. Obama owns the Afghanistan War. Don't let him fool you into any other idea.
Despite the war that he escalated, despite the money he printed, and despite the boost he gave to Wall Street and GM, the economics are still the same or getting worse. Those unemployed have grown monumentally. Job creation is anemic and worsening. And while unemployment allegedly dropped significantly, it is barely under 8% after four years even if this October surprise was not manipulated and manufactured.
There was a budget, provided by the House of Representatives. But this was not acceptable to Obama so he has ignored it, like his Senate. There has been no effort to come together for real reductions in spending that are essential to avoid fiscal problems unlike any faced in US history.
We are facing historic economic and governmental problems, much greater than when Obama took office. We had no need to save GM. We had laws for this. And we had no need to invest in so many companies on Wall Street. Believe it or not, free enterprise works.
So we have a historic chance in this election.
Obama could have gained my vote many times. He might have not attempted to skewer Republicans and instead proved that we would have an open government. He could have abandoned his effort to change the news, being up front with Americans. He could have conducted news conferences, and made himself accessible to those who are in need. He could have worked on the poor, both in Appalachia and in the ghettos.
He has done none of this.
When faced with no choice, or even a possibility of a choice on these key features, on the domestic and civil front, we end up with what we consider the biggest problems and choosing someone with demonstrated ability to lead and to conduct the business of government. More importantly, we need someone who is clearly not adverse to the very economic engine that allows us to survive.
We need Romney to follow through on infrastructure. Not to build high speed trains. But to build roads and bridges. We can get people to work with public works projects that are sorely needed.
Obama promised much, but delivered much less. He has blamed everyone and everything. George W. Bush. Republicans. Tea Party. Obstructionists. A video.
Romney has not promised much, but will deliver much more. Of that I am certain.