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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Open Letter to the President - No Hope, No Change

An Open Letter to the President and Congress…
No hope, no change and the destruction of America.

I am Independent and like all presidents, I gave you the benefit of the doubt when you were elected as President. You ran on the promise of hope and change. Well, like a lot of Americans, we’re losing hope and see almost no change. It’s politics as usual in Washington.

My college aged children ask, What’s happened to this country. Where are the jobs?”
They already know their degree is virtually worthless in the ‘new economy.’

When I was born, America was the most prosperous country on the planet, Now, we’re virtually bankrupt. So what happened?

The U.S. economy will very soon no longer be the biggest economy in the world. Ten years ago, the U.S. economy was three times as large as the Chinese economy, but now China will pass the United States and will become the largest economy in the world in 2016 according to the IMF.

Energy and gasoline prices are killing the budgets of most Americans. During the Arab Oil Embargo of the 1970s Congress and the President promised we’d be energy independent. We’re still importing 70% of our oil and yet you deny drilling rights in our own country.

Millions of illegal immigrants get free medical care, free schooling, free food and housing subsidies. Yet millions of taxpaying citizens can no longer afford medical care or housing and many can barely afford to feed their family or fill their cars.

We have a cumbersome and unfair tax system in which the burden has shifted away from corporations onto the backs of the middle class. All the while, US tax policies still encourage the off-shoring of US jobs while GE pays no income tax and gets a tax credit to boot. Why is that?

At every level of government we have a bureaucracy which strangles citizens and businesses with ridiculous amounts of red tape and costs, severely limiting job creation. Why is that?

Since January 2001, neither America's real GDP, nor its stock market, has registered any real gains. Oh...and neither has its workforce; there are no more people working today than there were 10 years ago; and they take home no more disposable income.

The Patriot Act, Asset Forfeiture, and other ‘laws’ have decimated the Bill of Rights while supposedly protecting us from terrorists. Most of us fear our government more!

Lifelong politicians have been busy feathering their nest while crapping in our nest.

Why is it the American people no longer seem to matter to you career politicians?

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