We are on the eve of the most important election in our nation’s history. Our nation has high debt and a bloated government that is creating a culture of entitlement moving us toward socialism. We have the future burden of a 2,300-page Obamacare law that unionizes the health care industry, raises taxes and lowers your personal health care coverage. Our country has 23 million Americans who are out of work and this number is increasing. The national jobless average is 7.8 percent; the African-American jobless rate is 16 percent, and for Hispanics it is 13 percent. Is this the “hope” and “change” we were promised as a nation in 2008?
We want economic freedom through free enterprise. We want lower taxes and job growth. We want individual choice for health care and education. The failed policies of the current administration have caused 23 million Americans to be out of work, the most since the Great Depression. We also now have millions on welfare and disability and are underemployed, thanks to the Obama administration and failed policies and rhetoric. We want solutions, not rhetoric.
The Republican Party and conservatives are fighting on behalf of hard-working taxpayers. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are proven leaders who have straightforward answers and solid solutions to create real jobs. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a genuine commitment to our American values that respect the work ethic instead of overspending. We will promote and pass a balanced budget.
Romney is a decent, honest family man and proven problem-solver. He knows how to grow business and create jobs, and understands that every American wants to succeed. He is a man of abundant faith who loves our country and is guided by its founding principles for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The last four years we have had a person of style, but without substance. The current leadership seeks to divide instead of unite our nation by creating opportunity and prosperity. A vote for Republicans is one way to preserve our way of life and return to the fundamental principles of our founders. This is the guide for all Republican candidates. Vote for America; vote Republican!
(Dewey Galeas is the chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party.)