Letter: No more hope, some need changeWhen President Barack Obama was elected, he ran on the issue of hope and change. After two years I ask you, where is the hope and the change? From my perspective it does not look very good.
By: James Olsen, town of Troy, River Falls Journal
When President Barack Obama was elected, he ran on the issue of hope and change. After two years I ask you, where is the hope and the change? From my perspective it does not look very good.
Our national debt is out of control and is a real economic threat. So is our security.
This debt will affect our ability to provide benefits for Social Security, Medicare, national security and the countless other programs our government is providing.
This uncontrolled debt will lead to severe cutbacks in these programs and punishing taxes that will cause a lower standard of living.
Although President Obama inherited a deficit, he has increased the debt to unprecedented levels. The Congressional Budget Office states that the yearly deficit will likely approach $1.3 trillion.
lion, and our national debt is now over 13 trillion.
That’s about $38,000 each man woman and child must pay back at some point. As a parent, it is my hope that my children will be able to inherit a better country and a higher standard of living then the one which I have had.
With out-of-control spending this will not be possible. Eventually President Obama and the Democrats will not only make the rich “Pay their fair share,” but will come after the middle class as well to get their budget under control.
Sen. Feingold and Rep. Kind have voted for the policies of President Obama. It is time for a change, and that is why I am supporting Ron Johnson for senator and Dan Kapanke for Congress.
Feingold and Kind will continue us down the road to economic ruin with wasteful government spending. If Johnson and Kapanke fail in this area like Feingold and Kind have, then I will find myself voting for change again when they come up for re-election.