MR. OBAMA WHERE IS YOUR SACRIFICE - A LETTER TO OBAMA - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
Mr. Obama where is your sacrifice?
You have stepped before the public time and again accusing everyone and taking no responsibility for the debt, deficits and economic problems that we are facing as a Nation. You have called and even demanded for what you refer to as, "shared sacrifice," to meet the challenge of bringing our fiscal house in order yet as the supposed leader of our country I have yet to hear or see ANY sacrifice made by you on behalf of this crisis.
You are calling for business to sacrifice by absorbing higher taxes which in turn will stop an already stagnant economy and increase an unemployment rate that has remained above 9% or higher on your watch. While calling on them to pay more you continue to spend on your agenda as if the money is yours to use at your pleasure. Business must sacrifice but your left wing agenda which wreaks of unconstitutional mandates and policy that would anger our Founders continues and is called, "investment."
You condemn those who use corporate jets to create a class war, men and women who have EARNED the right in their companies to use those jets by working to climb the corporate ladder are made to look like evil entities so that your class warfare scheme can create anger in those who support you. You who fly the ultimate corporate jet do so NOT because you have earned it but because it is a privilege granted you by we the people who you are bound by Constitution and oath to answer to. Yet you ignore us and sacrifice NOTHING.
You demand that Congress sacrifice their Independence Day break which I have no problem with but you hypocritically spend the same time at the Presidential retreat golfing several times making no sacrifice while demanding everyone else do so. In fact only members of the PGA spend more time on the links than you while many Americans who would love to relax playing golf cannot because your economic policy has prevented the ability to afford 18 holes while you play FOR NOTHING. Where is your sacrifice?
You call on Americans to take shorter vacations and travel less distance yet your wife leaves with family and friends on a tourist trip to Africa making one speech to 75 women in order to call it a good will visit. The rest of the trip paid for by we the people entailed safaris and other such pleasurable outings. Meanwhile most Americans either cannot take vacation because they can't afford the missed work or stay at home because they can't afford to leave home.
You call on the people to tighten their belt and spend less telling seniors, Vets and those disabled a flat out lie that on August third they may not receive their much depended on checks, knowing all the while this is a long standing budget item that will be paid regardless. Your only goal was to scare in order to force your way in the debt ceiling debate. All the while you are planning a million dollar birthday bash, the day AFTER the checks are supposed to be held back but your 50th party goes on as planned.
The former worst President in our history before you, Jimmy Carter in the days suffered through during his administration called on Americans to sacrifice as you are. Although a bad President he did lead by example. When he called on us to turn down our thermostats to save energy he began with The White House and wore a sweater to stay warm. He may have failed in his Presidency but when he called for sacrifice he led by example.
You sacrifice NOTHING. You would not know what leadership was if the definition was placed before you and read out loud so you could unquestionably understand it. You want taxes raised and Americans to sacrifice more of our hard earned money not to tackle debt but to allow your spending spree to continue giving the illusion that you are cutting by raising more revenue to pay for your folly.
Mr. Obama we did not create this problem, YOU DID. When you entered office the deficit was $464 billion dollars, not good but nowhere close to you $1.2 trillion with trillion dollar deficits for the foreseeable future. You have increased the debt $5 trillion dollars in less than three years more that all of your predecessors from Washington to Reagan combined and more that those since Reagan to George Bush combined. Yet you still place all of the blame on Bush.
You are obviously not interested in sacrificing nor solving the real problem of out of control spending and deficits. You want to raise taxes so your spending can continue and expand our debt to make the, "investments," that have been proven failures since you took office. So since you are NOT willing to sacrifice then we the people will make that sacrifice on your behalf when we vote you out of office in 2012 in order to save our country from you.