As Republicans run the gauntlet of primary candidates, searching for their personal favorite, there is one fact on which we can all agree: Any one of them would be better than President Obama. Newt, Mitt, Rick; we all have our preference. But in fact, the most important criterion on which these candidates should be judged is: Who has the best chance of defeating Obama and his billion-dollar campaign machine?
This week an article in the U.K.’s Daily Mail Online describes the plight of American families during Obama’s Recession. The report, based on data compiled by Yale professor Jacob Hacker and his team, looks at income, savings, and bills between 2008 and 2010. His conclusion? “One in five Americans have lost a sizeable amount of their disposable income.” That’s twenty percent of the country.
Not only that, but half of the U.S. population may be unable to purchase Christmas gifts this season due to their financial insecurity. Just this week, the first week in December, new unemployment claims topped four hundred thousand. Merry Christmas from the Democrats. (Or, as they would say, Happy Holidays.)
President Obama’s big government mentality, along with his tax-and-spend friends in Congress, is fast leading the United States down the same road as Europe. We are nearing the point where the number of American citizens who pay no tax will outvote those of us who do. Just as we have witnessed in Greece, those who live off of the government’s largesse will resort to violence to preserve their perceived standard of living. They do not seem to understand that it is unsustainable. Europe is paying the price. If we do not elect a new President in 2012, it could literally be too late in the United States. ObamaCare will do to us what entitlements have done to Europe. So regardless of which Republican candidate we select in the primary, we must support that nominee with all of our enthusiasm. Our country depends on it. As Benjamin Franklin said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”