Can You Afford Four More Years of Barack Obama? I Can’t!

Guest contributor Glen Goodsell wrote a piece for MRC about a week ago titled, Small Businessman’s Reality — Romney Leadership Needed Now! His bio is at the end of that op-ed.

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By Glen Goodsell

Four years:

In 2008 I was set to vote for Barack Obama. We needed change then and we desperately need change now. A late switch in position by Obama on what I considered an important moral issue gave me a chilling view of the character and integrity of one – Barack Obama. I sought an audience with the Obama campaign and demanded and explanation and public renouncement of his change in position on the issue. I received an insulting, weak political reply. This told me everything I needed to know about Barack Obama as a person. Obviously, my vote meant nothing.

My four years under President Obama’s watch have been dismal at best from an economic standpoint. I’m an entrepreneur and have done my best over 25 years to provide a work environment where all are benefited – client, worker, owner and families. In 2008 I had the privilege to employ over 100 people. When you add their families, the responsibility expanded to over 400 individuals. I take that responsibility very seriously.

The four years following 2008 have seen that employee base decline to as few as five people. We are a shadow of what we once were. We continue to work diligently and have made progress, but we are still off 70% from 2008.

I have been forced to work at other business ventures with limited success. I’ve put money and capital in a complimentary venture, but that has produced limited success.

I work with many other entrepreneurs, not one of these is in a better economic position than they were in 2008. Most, if not all, are off at least 50% with little hope of improvement. In my opinion the real test of our economic benchmark is not what improvement may have come in the last year or few months, but where am I now compared to 2008.

I find as I end 2012 and look to 2013 that I am starting over. I’m willing to do this and will work to make it happen. However, we need the freedom to engage in free enterprise without the shackles and chains we are bearing from a government that is supposed to work for us. I turn to the words of Thomas Jefferson from the Declaration of Independence,

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

We simply need the freedoms our Constitution guarantees. I believe in people. I believe in the ethic and resilience of this great land. It is time to make tough decisions. It is time to take action. We are willing to sacrifice for our children and generations that follow.

I wish my story was an anomaly, but it is not. I urge all to take a deep look within. Look at where we are today.

Can I afford another four years like the past four years? NO! Can you?

I just paid over $4.70 per gallon for gas from the most economical source in town paying $140 to fill up the tank. I know what this does to my business and my family.

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2 Responses to Can You Afford Four More Years of Barack Obama? I Can’t!

  1. Elaine says:

    Obama Executive Orders and what they mean.

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS ISSUED…

    Teddy Roosevelt 3
    Others to FDR NONE
    FDR 11 in 16 years
    Truman 5 in 7 years
    Ike 2 in 8 years
    Kennedy 4 in 3 years
    LBJ 4 in 5 years
    Nixon 1 in 6 years
    Ford 3 in 2 years
    Carter 3 in 4 years
    Reagan 5 in 8 years
    Bush 3 in 4 years
    Clinton 15 in 8 years
    George W. Bush 62 in 8 years
    Obama 923 in 3 1/2 years!

    Executive Orders …. where’s the media?

    If you don’t get the implications you’re not paying attention. How many warnings do you need?

    923 Executive Orders in 40 Months

    During my lifetime, All Presidents have issued Executive Orders, for reasons that vary, some more than others.
    When a President issued as many as 30 Ex. Orders during a term in Office,people thought there was something Amiss.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT 923 EX. ORDERS IN ONE PART OF ONE TERM?

    YES, THERE IS A REASON. IT IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED TO TAKE CONTROL AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.

    Even some Democrats in the House have turned on him, plus a very small number of Democrat Senators question him.

    HE SHOULD BE QUESTIONED. WHAT IS HE REALLY TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?

    THIS IS NOT FUNNY, AND IF YOU VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, YOU CAN EXPECT MORE!

    Remember what he told Russia ‘s Putin: “I’ll be more flexible after I’m re-elected”.

    THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Obama has signed 923 Executive Orders in 40 months!

    What did Congress do in those 40 months? The House - considerable. The Senate-nothing, not even a budget nor allowing any House bill to be considered.

    A whole new order must prevail in Wash. DC as a result of this next election! Now look at these:

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the status of all persons. Postmaster General to operate a national registration

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to
    take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to
    establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

    -EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress
    cannot review the action for six months.

    Feel free to verify the “executive orders” at will… and these are just the major ones I’m sure you’ve all heard the tale of the “Frog in the Pot”… you all comfortable???

    Watch Obama’s actions, not his words! By his actions he will show you where America is headed.

    Just this week, Obama has issued a new executive order that seeks to “harmonize” U.S. economic regulations with the rest of the world. Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening.

    The globalization of the world economy has accelerated under Obama, and this latest executive order represents a fundamental change in U.S. economic policy.

    Now federal regulators will be required to “harmonize” their work with the international community.

    THIS IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE?
    THEN PROVE TO YOURSELF IT’S WRONG.
    Just Google it!

    If you don’t believe in dictatorship or socialism, each Executive Order is a step nearer to total government control of your life and livelihood.

    Our Founding Fathers knew what they were talking about when they emphasized “separation of powers” between three co-equal branches.

  2. Cathy says:

    Excellent Elaine. If people only knew what executive orders, United Nations treaty’s and taxes coming to and already here, and selling our sanity and souls to sing kum-bi-ya and “equalize” the world, we would not stand for it. AND all this is done outside, without the checks and balances, of Congress. Congress has been overridden with loopholes and ways-around, to sell our country out from under us. We will be weak, neutered, but equal and that makes our enemies very happy.
    Can we afford to sell our country to the rest of the world, or do we remain the hope and light of the earth to help others keep freedom burning brightly? I will fight for my freedom and Gov. Romney will too.