By Cindy Kaufinger
Western Sun Staff Writer
With the election of the president only a few days away, Mitt Romney and current president Barack Obama have finished their last debates with the hope of gaining the votes of the undecided and swaying their opponent’s voters.
When President Obama took office in 2009, the national debt was at $10 trillion. President Obama has done the impossible and added $6 trillion to the debt crisis in only four years. Looking back to 2008, Obama called President George W. Bush irresponsible and unpatriotic because Bush added $4 trillion to the national debt in eight years.
According to an article by Heritage Foundation, a D.C. based conservative think tank, Obama has spent over $80 billion divided to different companies. Out of 63 firms, 5 have gone bankrupt, and according to the article at least 29 others are “heading for bankruptcy” or are laying off workers.
ObamaCare is a health care plan that is expected to fail. Senior citizens will be feeling the impact soon by decreasing benefits or the inability to actually access health care. The Heritage Foundation has reported that “ObamaCare will take $716 billion and cut skilled nursing services, hospital services, and medical advantages.”
In 2010 the unemployment rate was going up to 10.1 percent and showed a roller coast effect in the next two years. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement, “He promised that his nearly trillion-dollar stimulus plan would reduce the unemployment rate to nearly 5.6 percent by today.”
With only a few days to the election, I encourage you to get more information and find out the truth about both candidates. Four years ago President Obama said his famous word “change,” which I agree with; there should be a change, but this time for the better. The truth will show itself in the next four years with a stronger and more truthful leader.