Matter of fact. This is in response to "You didn't build it" published on Aug. 20.
Maybe Mr.Obama has no business experience, but after high school, he attended (Columbia University, Occidental College, and Harvard Law School) where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.
He was a community organizer in Chicago until he earned his law degree. He was a civil rights attorney in Chicago, and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for three years.
He served three terms in the Illinois State Senate, and four years as a U.S. senator in Washington DC.
On Jan. 20, 2009, was sworn in as president of the United States of America.
This sounds like somebody to listen to don't you think. I want to make you aware of a fact you are not entitled to roads, bridges, or a safe nation.
We all have to pay for these conveniences, some a lot more than others (vets, active military, their families).
You speak of Mr. Obama piling up debt we can't pay for. Where were all the conservatives when Bush Jr. lied about WMDs, got us into two unfunded wars, and gave tax cuts to the millionaires, and billionaires that were not paid for.
Not figuring the wars and tax cuts in the budget, is like not figuring your house and car payment into are personal budget.
It doesn't add up.
Deregulation of the banking, insurance, mortgage industries by the Republicans is what brought this nation to its knees.
They rewrote the financial laws so they could legally extort money from the working class.
As for the young African/American unemployment rate being 40 percent, it doesn't get below 20 percent and it peaked at 52.1 percent during the Reagan recession of (1983) and yes that is a high number (40 percent).
I believe it's because college students, middle age, and seniors are working these jobs because that's all there is.
You say Mr. Obama would like to turn this nation into a lazy, unproductive, secular socialist society, that is absurd.
You say when all the investors stop investing (see Jimmy Carter take on big business), as for 80 percent living on welfare now, it stands at between 2 and 4 percent, a long way from 80 percent.
As for it being his (Obama) government, it's our government and this nation was in chaos long before Obama came along.
Listen, nobody said you didn't build your business, you just didn't do it yourself. You had help (family, bank loans, contractors, employees, etc).
Until we take corporate money out of politics, the politicians will not be working for we the people. Wakeup voters and congress, consumers create jobs not corporations,
To be continued.