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Misleading political rhetoric

August 8, 2012
The Daily News

EDITOR:A vindictive Mr. Obama is following through on his "Enemies List" according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman, who has contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney along with seven other private citizens, has been targeted by the federal government.

In a letter dated June 21, the IRS informed him his tax records have been selected for examination. He has never been subject to a federal tax before until now and after he wrote a big check to a Romney supporting Super PAC.

The Department of Labor two weeks later, by letter, informed him they are doing an audit of three workers he employs on his Idaho based cattle ranch and have been there for five years.

Mr. Obama targeting a private citizen for his politics makes this executive overreach. The Wall Street Journal requested a comment from the White House and received no reply. Washington is full of people who are busy planning every aspect of our lives no matter how well or how poorly they might be managing their own.

Mr. Obama came to office promising to deliver a new kind of politics. He did - his own, Chicago style, unilateral governance. He really believes prosperity flows from government.

His stimulus bill shipped tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to the energy department to pour into green companies via grants and loans and promised 5 million jobs. It didn't work. Just more phony grandstanding with negative results and a first in history debt downgrade.

A great nation that offered everyone a chance to succeed, won World War II, put Neil Armstrong on the moon but elected a bush-league president.

Mr. Entitlement has racked up trillions in debt hurting our free enterprise system for his form of Obamanomics. Even God can make mistakes but not like this lightweight president whose government is driven by political favoritism, government subsidies, mandates and billions in taxpayer underwriting.

His cynical attacks on Bain Capital haven't gone very well, focusing on their rare failures and ignoring the successes all in order to distract attention from the failed results of his economic policies.

One out of four Washington D.C. residents are now on food stamps. Spending on entitlements is five times larger than defense and growing. In many cases it is pure political payoffs to special interests or voter groups. It's Obama's Imperial Presidency.

On Jan. 28, 1961 Democratic President John F. Kennedy during his inaugural speech stated, "It's not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country." What happened?

Captivated by liberal politics many Americans have succumbed to phony misleading political rhetoric, sub-par leadership and disastrous direction. It's time to get it right, correct our mistakes and get back to work.

George Zaio

Iron Mountain



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