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November 04, 2012


Libertarian Leanings endorses Mitt Romney for President of the United States.  Romney was not our first choice when the array of candidates hit the 2012 Republican Debate Tour.  RomneyCare baggage weighed heavily.  There were other misgivings, some that still persist by the way.  As president, Romney might be stopped short in his reforms, leaving in place enough of the arcane tax code and federal bureaucratic apparatus that any spending restraint and budget reforms will be short lived, putting a future America at risk of bankruptcy once again.

Even with those misgivings, it quickly became evident that Mitt Romney was the best choice.  He was the candidate most likely to defeat Barack Obama, whose policies have stifled the economy, eroded our national security, and kept us on that brink of bankruptcy.  There is no more important issue in this election than the defeat of Barack Obama.

After four years of $1 trillion-plus deficits which added over $5 trillion to the national debt, Barack Obama promises four more years of the same.  Somehow voters are expected to believe it will all work this time, and our stagnant economy start to grow again.  The math doesn't add up.

Debt will continue to soar adding a massive interest bill to the annual deficits which will only get worse when interest rates eventually rise.  Barack Obama's tax policies, his ever expanding bureacracy with its ever expanding regulations, his war on oil, gas, and coal development will all continue to discourage business investment and job creation.  The economy will continue to under perform, which in turn will cause federal revenues to continually fall short.  The Obama solution of higher taxes for the wealthy won't cover his profligacy, but instead will cause even slower economic growth and higher taxes for all of us.

Barack Obama's foreign policy is best exemplified by Benghazi.  His administration put politics over policy with its coordinated effort to explain away the September 11, 2012 murders of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith in Libya as the work of a mob, supposedly enraged over a YouTube video that insulted the prophet Mohammed.  Conflicting reports over whether or not assistance was denied to our embassy staff while they were under a 7-hour, pre-planned attack persist, and resolution of them has been pushed off until after the election.  The administration can't speak of it.  There's an internal investigation, you know.

However, there is no doubt that the ambassador's request for added security in the weeks and months leading up to the attack, if not explicitly denied, were ignored.  On the day of the attack the "3:00am phone call" came at around 3:40 on a Washington, DC afternoon at which time all hands were on deck to do little more than watch for 7 hours.  The sacking of our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the murders, and the ridiculous explanations that followed reveal a breathtaking incompetence on the part of the entire administration.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put an end to Obama administration policies that blame America first and apologize for supposed past transgressions.  They will return national security policy to its intended purpose which is to defend the United States and its citizens.  They will recognize our real allies and strengthen our ties with them.

On the domestic front Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have actual plans to fix our ailing economy.  They are not pie-in-the-sky dreams, but actual steps they will take to put the U.S. economy back on a firm footing.  They will begin by dismantling ObamaCare.  That is the first step in removing onerous regulations that stifle economic growth. 

They will further reduce regulation that prevents America from developing our own energy resources, so that we may achieve energy independence, and we may stop sending our dollars to that part of he world where terrorism breeds.

The Romney-Ryan plan will promote job growth by improving our education system so that Americans are armed with the skills necessary for the new jobs in a growing economy.  Their plan will promote trade so that foreign markets are open to American products.  They will promote small business so that there are products to export and jobs at home.

Finally, with a streamlined tax code, federal spending restraint, and economic growth they will bring the deficit down.

The choice couldn't be clearer.  Mitt Romney.

Posted by Tom Bowler at 08:19 AM | Permalink


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