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ELECTION: Obama-Biden avoiding the real issues

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:39 am | 122 Comments »
August 23, 2012 12:08 pm

Ask any American citizen what the major issues of our time are and majority answers will be the economy, jobs and the $16 trillion national debt. All major polls indicate this fact. The Congressional Budget Office issued several warnings about the collapse of our economy and this “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon.

However, the two presidential candidates are offering different messages.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are circling the country and discussing these issues directly to growing crowds of supporters. There is no doubt what is at stake here. Plain and simple, it’s our economic future. They have outlined their approach, their ideas and present them in a clear divisive way. Cut federal spending, lower tax rates and allow our economy to grow by unleashing our great economic engine. This will allow companies to expand and create jobs. This has been successful many times and it works.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden are taking a different course. Their campaign is dealing with social issues such as gay marriage, student loans, women’s rights, raising taxes on “millionaires and billionaires,” and personal character attacks on their opponents. It doesn’t take much to understand that Obama and Biden are avoiding the real issues. That’s understandable; their record is a disaster.

Obama preaches that Romney is “out of touch” with America. Let me ask: Who is out of touch here? The candidates who confront these real issues or the others who avoid it?

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