http://www.lodinews.com/opinion/letters/article_e4f87bf4-38bf-5cc6-be23-53cd9ac0d3e2.html"> John Krueg has a right to be an Independent voter.
During President George W. Bush's administration, the self-declared neoconservatives involved the U.S. in an unnecessary war in Iraq, and also gave tax cuts to the top 1 percent of the wealthiest in the nation.
President Obama said (as both digitally taped and recorded) that you can't raise taxes on the middle class! The president only wants the people who earn $500,000 or more to pay 5 percent more on their earnings.
G.E. has 90 percent of its assets outside of the U.S.; not a good thing for Americans looking for jobs. But G.E. is not the only company operating in this fashion. Outsourcing jobs is good for the bottom line, but not middle-class, American job seekers.
By their own admission, the GOP will not compromise on anything President Obama proposes; their only interest is winning the 2012 election. And how is this good for the American people? "Just say no" — with no viable option?
President Obama promotes alternative energy resources in order not to be dependent on unstable nations for fossil fuel. Just because Solyndra was a failed business does not mean that the USA should give up on alternative energy resources, but continue to explore the options.
President Obama's job policies have created jobs, just not at a rate he wanted and expected. How many jobs did President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the rich create? Mr. Krueg, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office for an exact job count. There has been a slow but steady increase in jobs. President Obama told the American people that it would take approximately 10 years to recover from the financial crisis of 2008. During his two years and 10 months in office there has not been one tax increase on the middle class.
Know how to bring jobs back to the U.S.? Impose higher tariffs on products produced by the U.S. corporations operating outside the U.S.
Mr. Krueg, please vote for the candidate you think can better the lives of all Americans.