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Obama has failed

Published: Sun, October 21, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

President Obama said, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Let’s look at his record.

In America today the real unemployment rate is in excess of 15 percent. Employment among women is down 530,000 jobs. If you have a job, you may be working several part-time jobs with no benefits. Household income is down $4,100. Forty-six million Americans are now receiving food stamps. Gasoline prices have more than doubled and in California have reached $5 per gallon. Health care costs have skyrocketed notwithstanding the “promise” of Obamacare. Food prices have gone through the roof. Our national debt is $16 trillion. Your share is $56,000. The president says he won’t tax the middle class, but it’s the middle class that is paying the price.

Libya tragedy

Our foreign policy is in shambles as evidenced by the Libya tragedy from several weeks ago. For two weeks President Obama claimed on “The View,” Letterman, and in front of the United Nations, that the death of our ambassador and his associates was due to a movie trailer about Islam. He knew that wasn’t so. When he couldn’t hide it any more, he blamed the intelligence agencies. He blamed Romney. Then he let Hillary Clinton take the fall.

At the end of the road in the Mideast are a bunch of nuclear weapons. Peace through strength is not on Obama’s agenda. He actually is using a non-existent peace dividend as part of his deficit reduction plan. What peace dividend? What part of radical Islam wants to kill us doesn’t he understand? Meanwhile, he turned his back on Israel, our staunchest ally in the region.

His Green Agenda has collapsed. Billions of taxpayer dollars have been lost as his cronies lined up for government handouts to support so-called green businesses that have since gone bankrupt. Meanwhile, he has destroyed the coal industry. Fracking, the basis of our Valley’s economic revival, is next. Oil rigs that used to be in the Gulf of Mexico are now in Brazil. And that increase in oil drilling he talks about here at home is being done under permits issued by George Bush on private land.

Even more troubling has been Obama’s class warfare. From the beginning, President Obama and his friends Valerie Jarrett, Rahm Emanuel, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi never intended to work in a bipartisan way. He promised a “United” States of America, and yet he has pitted black against white, rich against poor, men against women, Republicans against Democrats, states against states. His belief that government can dictate equality of economic outcomes has never worked. It makes the rich poor and the poor, poorer.

Valley’s recession

Here in the Mahoning Valley we have been in a recession for 40 years. We understand losing jobs, homes, and retirements. We know the effects of politicians that do what is in their best interest and not ours. We have lived it. We can’t afford to make a mistake. Four more years of Barack Obama will slow progress in our community. Do we want a nation of government dependence or American Independence? The direction of America and the future of our children depend on our decision.

“One nice thing ... is I will be held accountable,” President Obama said on the “Today” show Feb. 2, 2009. Vote Mitt Romney for president in 2012.

Tracey Winbush of Youngstown, a delegate to the Republican National Convention in August, wrote this for the Mahoning County Republican Party.


1redvert(2240 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I feel sorry for whomever wins this election, look at the mess they are going to inherit!

Is it possible that anyone in this area could get elected that does not have the treasured two words on their campaign poster. You know which ones I mean,


Remember, these are the people you are instructed to vote for by your local party boss! And the faithful WILL do as they are told. This concept has worked so well for the valley for 50-60 years, why do anything differently now.

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2redeye1(5669 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Did you know that B.O .really stands for" BLAME OTHERS" LMAO!

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3VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

As I have posted before, with Obama's re-election, all we will see is more spending, bigger government and more regulations, which will require higher taxes to pay for it all.

Not only has our income been impacted by these policies, we are being faced with new health care rules and regulations, which will impact our employers. Some of our employers have already begun the process of reducing costs in order to pay for these increases and tax proposals. You will see many people being moved to part time employment status, because these moves are already in discussion in businesses across the nation. Some businesses will decide to close rather than put up with the additional regulatory harassment.

If you decide to vote for Obama you will see employment drop and many, many employees getting their hours cut to 20 or 30 hours a week. This would be a drastic cut in pay for many of us.
There is only so much money going around. If you increase taxes to businesses, they will have to reduce costs somewhere in order to pay for the increases and payroll is the easiest because consumers will not accept any further price increases.

Think before you vote. Are you really helping yourself or your family, or have you succumbed to the rhetoric of a 4 year old failed policy, which requires more borrowed money to keep it going?

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4ysubfsa(1 comment)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Tracey Winbush and David Betras will be panelists at the "It's About You" Town Hall Meeting on Monday October 29th at 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the DeBartolo Hall Auditorium. They will be accompanied by State Representative Bob Hagan, and Finance Chairman for the Mahoning Valley Republican Party, Mark Mangie along with Andrea Mahone, VP of the Youngstown School Board and Community Advocate Clarence Boles.

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5rumppy(119 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

vindyak, who are you? Where do you get your information? Very wrong, you are ill-informed. Fill very sad for you and people who think like you. Better get up with the times. Your way of thinking is in the past. Tell me, are you a One percenter? How old are you? Where do you live can I ask? Your way of thinking is way off base.

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6Letstryagain(218 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


Nice job, I wish I would have seen this sooner.

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7fd6636(288 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Mark Munroe: I dont see your smug cocky smile now, do we?? You better organize you co horts cause Kasich is gonna be on the block next. Did you see the state map on election night? Whole state red, except northeast ohio, and we pulled the state!! We didn't forget SB5!!!!

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