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Same old, same old from Obama tonight?

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At the presidential debate tonight in Denver, Mitt Romney is a strong challenger to President Barack Obama. Romney’s post on facebook at about 8:30 a.m. today garnered hundreds of “likes” in just a few minutes. What he says rings true to lots of people.

Romney said, “Under President Obama, 196,688 new people are on food stamps in Colorado. We shouldn’t measure compassion by how many people are on welfare or receiving food stamps. We should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off and get a good paying job.”

If Obama uses the same old, same old recycled rhetoric tonight, Americans should see it for what it is. It’s a broken record. Continue reading

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Obama’s political trick with illegal immigrants

President Barack Obama is at it again. The incumbent is using his position in hopes of winning a second term. By executive decree, his administration will not deport illegal immigrants from the United States who fit his criteria but will grant work permits instead. In so doing, Obama excludes Congress from the discussion and puts aside current law.

Colorado State Senator Shawn Mitchell pointed out on his facebook page, “Granting work permits to individuals prohibited by U.S. statute from residing here, let alone working here, is not executive discretion. It is lawless policymaking by fiat. Congress and the high Court should reject it forcefully.”
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Obama hits women hard economically

President Barack Obama’s failed economic policies and strategies have hit women hard, according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“The Obama Administration has brought hard times to American women. Under President Obama, more women have struggled to find work than at any other time in recorded history,” Mitt Romney says on his website, mittromney.com.

Romney says “Current Employment Statistics” he accessed on April 6 show “Women account for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under Obama.”

Additionally, Romney says, “What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama. Turning the clock back 20 years on American women.” Romney backs up his observation with the BLS “Current Population Survey” that “Under Obama, the number of unemployed women has increased by 858,000.”

Economic issues are the basis for everything. Women struggle as they look for work to provide for themselves and their families. They struggle as they watch family members suffer with unemployment. Moreover, if they are stay-at-home moms, they manage household economic losses that do not include pursuits of employment.
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Obama’s audacious healthcare hypocrisy

With audacious hypocrisy, government provides physical therapy, wheelchairs and other medical services only by medical necessity while President Obama mandates unlimited birth control for women.

Oral contraceptives can be prescribed as a medical necessity for a variety of women’s health conditions, including excessive uterine bleeding. Additionally, surgical procedures like hysterectomies and uterine ablations, which also have the effect of preventing conception, can be medically necessary. I have no argument with government paying for their use under those conditions.

So, what should be the requirements before government pays for oral contraceptives or IUDs? When should government pay for gynelogical procedures or surgeries for women? Let us look at how government determines when to pay for physical therapy and wheelchairs as we answer these questions. Continue reading

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Obama’s ‘economic fairness’ plan all wrong

President Obama declared in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that economic fairness for all Americans is the “definitive issue of our time.”

Obama would have done well to follow with encouragement for all Americans to work hard and advance their own dreams economically and otherwise through their individual focus, talents and abilities. America is the land of opportunity where the American Dream can be achieved by all. There is no zero sum where some have to fail so others can succeed. No slice of the pie takes away from another.

Instead, Obama said the free market system eroded “the basic American promise” of opportunity. Obama sees our American economic system as the problem. While he talked of all Americans getting a fair shot, their fair share and playing by the same set of rules, he sounded like he were talking about playing ball at recess in elementary school.
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Obama should have told the children

President Obama’s back-to-school speech on Sept. 28 to the nation’s children covered what many educators and parents say themselves. Obama said students should “discover new passions,” study hard, do their homework, get to bed early so they can wake up on time, and acquire the skills to pursue their passions.

Despite the fact that Obama’s little chat for the third year in a row took kids away from their studies in school to hear him, I cannot argue with the messages he gave. However, with his smiling face time before U.S. children, he failed to tell them some hard facts.
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America’s enemy within this Fourth of July

The United States of America is involved in more than one “American Revolution” even as the nation celebrates Independence Day with parades, picnics and fireworks. Arizona’s signs give one glaring clue to one battle, securing our borders.

With one of many highway signs 80 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border, the Bureau of Land Management warns, “Visitors may encounter armed criminals and smuggling,” and the BLM “encourages visitors to use public land north of Interstate 8.”

Also via the sign, visitors are told to stay away from trash, clothing, backpacks, and abandoned vehicles. If they see suspicious activity, visitors are told via the sign, “Do Not Confront! Move Away and Call 911.”

These signs signify a war, one to which President Obama must take action or we lose more of our nation’s land to criminals. Governor Janice K. Brewer of Arizona wrote Obama a letter on June 24, 2010, outlining the great need and has responded with a video message to Obama. I’m among those waiting for his response. You can see the video and read the letter at: this site. Continue reading

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