One Term is Enough

Kyle Gavin

Even though the Obama campaign has focused on Big Bird, “binders full of women” and Romney’s wealth, the issue that will determine voters’ decisions on November 6 is the economy.

For the last four years, the economy has been a disaster. The unemployment rate is 7.8 per-cent. 23 million people are either underemployed or unemployed.

Despite there being an obesity epidemic, 48 mil-lion people are on food stamps. GDP growth dur-ing the last quarter was two percent, which is barely enough to keep pace with a growing population. Gas prices are now four dollars per gallon, and we have had four straight trillion dollar plus deficits.

All of these sobering economic indicators point to Obama losing. Despite presiding over the worst econ-omy since the Great Depression, the president has not provided any credible solutions to fix it.

President Obama’s big idea to jump start the economy is to blame everything that goes wrong on President Bush and to raise taxes on “millionaires and billionaires.” Under Obama’s math, if you make more than $250,000 a year you are considered to be a millionaire. Many small businesses make more than $250,000 a year and it is small businesses that ac-count for the majority of new jobs created. Therefore, the President’s plan will likely lead to job losses and not job gains. On the other hand, Mitt Romney has a bold tax reform plan that will actually put people back to work. Governor Romney’s plans will reduce the top marginal tax rate to 28 percent, which will give small businesses more money to hire people. His plan will also eliminate capital gains taxes for people making less than $250,000 a year.

President Obama is a nice guy who happens to be in over his head. He is the most unqualified person to ever hold the office of the presidency, and the results of his policies show this.

Governor Romney has been a success in every-thing he has ever done. He was one of the most suc-cessful businessmen in the country. He saved the Salt Lake City Olympics from bankruptcy, and his tenure as governor of Massachusetts also yielded positive results.

If anyone is uniquely qualified to solve the challeng-es that our country and our economy face, it is Mitt Romney. The United States cannot afford four more years of “hope and change.” This is our last shot to make sure that our country does not follow the path of Western Europe. We need a businessman rather than a community organizer to lead America back to prosperity.

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