U.S. needs leadership change as evidenced by failing economy

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To the Editor,

In response to Pat Zuidema’s letter of two weeks ago; notice how he never replied to the myriad economic failures of Obama — 23 million unemployed (including 5.7 million women); 850 billion wasted taxpayer stimulus dollars, resulting in 40 months of unemployment >8 percent; Hispanic unemployment – 11.4 percent; among blacks – 14.5 percent; black youth >50 percent; a record 47 million citizens on food stamps, with 16 percent of the U.S. in poverty. Where is your outrage over this, Pat?

Instead, once again, you drag out the left’s old class warfare baloney against Mr. Romney. Those of us who work and bring home paychecks are tired of supporting the 47 percent Mr. Romney spoke of, who pay absolutely zero federal income tax! By the way, Pat, those “evil” top 10 percent of wage earners pay 70 percent of all federal taxes. How much is enough? If they were taxed at 100 percent, it would run the government for only a few months. As Paul Ryan has said, “we don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.” And that problem is Obama’s record deficit spending — $6 trillion in new debt in four years, much of it on the 47 percent Mr. Romney spoke of.

And where is your outrage over the murder of Ambassador Stevens by terrorists, and the Watergate-like lies and cover-up? Obama, Hillary, and his staff still can’t get their story straight, because they know that Obama’s Middle East policy is on fire at embassies all across North Africa. If you like the scandals and economic failures of Obama, fine. But don’t criticize Mr. Romney for being honest when speaking to his supporters, Pat. How about honestly evaluating this failed President, instead of sounding like you’re a clone of Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, or MSNBC. Judge Obama on his failed record; it’s clear that America needs a change of leadership. The Romney/Ryan ticket will provide it.

Mark Madison

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