We're nation of beggarsThe one-day barrage of left-leaning commentary in Sound Off has left me little choice but to dust off the old keyboard and shake those liberals lost in the weeds of minute and insignificant anti-Romney conspiracies and refocus on the actual facts at hand.
Our national deficit nearly doubled in four years, compared to the previous eight years. Unemployment has not improved in four years. Our personal net worth has declined 39 percent. Food stamp spending has grown from $19.8 billion in 2000 to $84.6 billion in 2011. And I could care less about discussing immigration or transportation policies.
We have gone from a nation of doers to a nation of beggars. There are those who cast disgrace on the wealthy, but most of us want to be one. Our government has squeezed the entrepreneurial spirit through a fine cheese cloth sieve of regulations and uncertainties. Those who once championed the cause of free enterprise have whimpishly slithered to the feet of collectivism and government dependency. Where is the drive that once made us the trend-setter of the world? Do we all need testosterone injections to get our energies in gear?
This election is not just the choice between political ideologies -- socialism vs. free market. It is about job performance and future direction. Just how far under a rock does one have to live to honestly, with a straight face, believe the last four years has been a stellar performance for this amateurish, unqualified president? And there are those who exhaust their own intellectual capacities to defend a failure and discredit a success.
W.J. Butcher, Newnan