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I was listening to a reply from President Obama the other day concerning some scathing remarks that Newark Mayor Cory Booker had made about a campaign ad that the Obama re-election team was running against Mitt Romney. Obama came out and proceeded to belittle Romney for being a businessman whose only concern was making a good profit at the expense of people. Obama then proceeded to try and clarify his vison of what the presidency is compared to Mitt Romney’s. “The President of the United States is not concerned about how much high profits can be made but making sure that everyone gets a fair shot!”


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Actually, Mr. Obama, that is NOT the President’s job. The President’s job is to set the conditions in this country that allows business to flourish, keep taxes low, regulate commerce, attend to foreign affairs, and make sure America has a strong defense. (Doubt me? Read the Constitution)! It is up to the individual to take advantage of the opportunities afforded him/her in this country to go economically and socially as far as they are able. Everyone has different talents, abilities, and skills, Mr. Obama, and are therefore limited ONLY by how much effort they are willing to put into life to succeed.

The statement made by Obama ” that the President’s job is to make sure everyone gets a fair shot” sounds more like a man trying to play God rather than a man trying to govern a nation. America is the “land of opportunity,” not some communist utopia. The world has tried that utopian idea, Mr. Obama, in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, East Germany, and other places around the world, and the result??? Utter and complete failure! As a matter of fact, Russia and China have adopted a quasi-capitalistic system.

America IS a country built on business, Mr. Obama. Capitalism is what made America the strongest and most economically powerful country in the world until the SOCIALIST PROGRESSIVES got ahold of it. We were able to supply the free world military hardware, food, ammunition, and cash during World War II BECAUSE we were such an economic giant. We still supply the world when there is a major disaster or humanitarian crisis anywhere around the globe.

Why, Mr. Obama, do you mock the lifeblood of this country….capital investment in the private sector when you, yourself have attempted it only with taxpayer money (i.e. Solyndra, Lightsquared, Fisker Motors, and other business ventures)? The only difference is that Romney made money most of the time through Bain Capital while you have thrown away hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on economic losers! Your political contributors have been paid back, but how many people lost their jobs because of those losers that you supported?


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America IS big business to the world, Mr. Obama, and if you don’t know that by now, maybe being a professor of Constitutional law is where you really belong. By the way, Mr. President, you keep advocating the same failed policies, that you have tried for the last 3 1/2 yrs, for the next four years (if you are re-elected that is) and even towards the rest of the world. G8 Summit anyone? Germany wants austerity, and you want them to continue spending money they don’t have? Someone needs a refresher course in Economic 101!

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