Obama wants to restore the middle class, not foster socialism

February 02, 2010

To anyone who truly understands our president's ideology it is clear that he wants to restore the middle class. Is this socialism? A ridiculous claim and total rhetoric by the right, which depends exclusively upon the the ignorance and non-participation of so many Americans in the political process.

Our president is determined to bring back a measure of socioeconomic balance to our country. To anyone who understands the true disparity between the "haves" and "have nots" in America today, this should be every politician's principal order of business. To most, it is not, and this is absolutely the truth when it comes to the Republican party as a whole.

The Republicans fill the airwaves with their retoric of the horrors of "big government." They rely on the ignorance of their audience to support the absolutely ridiculous notion that people in a so-called free market economy will regulate themselves in a manner which is benefitial to others as well as themselves. History clearly demonstrates that this has never happened and never will!

This is the ideology that has brought us where we are today. The rich get richer at the expense of everyone else. Certainly, there's no reason to take my word for it, or even the president's for that matter. Check the facts. Start with our government's own statistics from the Census Bureau. Find out who speaks the truth. At the end of the day you will find that the only hope for most Americans is bigger government. A necessary evil at best, but one, which will offer more opportunity for our lost middle class.

The Republicans know that smaller government and less regulation favor the elite of our society. A public office holder's job is to improve the quality of life for the people he or she serves. Ask yourself, "Does my senator or representative have the interests of the ordinary people and the middle class at heart?" Know the answer and then vote accordingly!

It is completely unrealistic to place blame on our president for any of our economic woes. Don't ever forget history; know the facts. It took the last administration eight years to bring us to our financial knees. It is completely unfair to expect the current administration to reverse it all in just one year. This is especially true when you fully understand the agenda from the right -- that is, clearly not to govern based upon the needs of the people but to ensure the failure of the current administration and to discredit our president specifically.

These people are our employees! We hired them via the electoral process. They are supposed to be working for us. What does an employer do when his employee doesn't perform and cotribute to the success of the business? Termination!

Find out who is doing their job and who isn't and act accordingly at the voting booth. First though, find out the truth.

Robert Joseph, Annapolis

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