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Dear Editor:

Hope has turned into damnation for the New Year, a perfect summary of four more years of Barrack Obama and his brain dead lackeys.

For starters, let’s look at energy. The regime’s deadly attacks on the energy sector not only damned the producers, they also damned consumers, with those at the lower end of the income scale hurt most. The rising cost of energy hit lower income Americans the hardest, because they spend a higher proportion of their incomes on energy.

If you’re in the top 20 percent, the cost of energy (gasoline, heating oil, electricity) takes only 4.3 percent of your income. But if you’re in the bottom quintile, energy takes 24.4 percent of your income. When cost of energy doubles, as it has under Obama, the result is real hardship: your family eats lower quality food, your children don’t get new clothes, and you don’t go anywhere unless you have to. That is the impact Obama has had on the poor.

This is always what happens when liberalism is implemented. It destroys the little guy. You constantly hear that the Democrat Party is “for the little guy.” Yeah, in the same way Colonel Sanders is “for” the chicken. The truth is, the left’s policies of class warfare and attacking the rich end up doing the most damage to the poor and the middle class. Because liberalism fails, every time it’s tried.

Obama’s disastrous economic policies know no race or ethnicity. The damage of obamanomics is not limited to any group. His policies are hurting everybody. Except for his donors and cronies, showered with political favors, there is no group that’s being assisted by Obama.

Look around you — you’ll see living textbook examples of what folks are talkin’ about. Ask yourself, what has Obama done for you? How’s yer life better? It isn’t. He hasn’t done a thing for you — except hurt you. There is nothing that is any better, nothing that has improved since he took office. It’s an absolute mess.

No, none of us have to accept it. It’s not acceptable. Nobody has to settle for this so-called norm. This is the first president in my lifetime that’s declared war on Americans. It’s time we demand the old American norm back, the one that the Greatest Generation nurtured.

We’re being told by the liberals to just accept the current economy. Some, sadly, do. They’re still taken with Obama, the “cool dude” celebrity of the United States, rather than president. And since he’s so cool, whatever happens is therefore cool. But it isn’t cool. 7.8 percent unemployment, not cool. And 14.7 percent total unemployment, not cool. And 47 percent of the country on food stamps, not cool. Our ambassador in Libya dead. Horrifying, not cool. Absolutely nothing that has happened these last four years under obummer’s so-called leadership is cool. However, he could be “impeached.” Now that would be extraordinarily cool!

Jim Sawicki

Editor’s note: While a record number of Americans were provided Food Stamp aid in December — 47.7 million — that number is only slightly more than 15 percent of the total population.

This story was posted on January 3, 2013.
  • Fred Olson

    Come on Jim, get a life! You’ve been watching FOX NEWS way too much. Now, be a good looser, and zip it. You’re so far off base you’re not even in the game!