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More socialism on tap

More books have been published recently by credible authors critical of President Barack Obama and his presidency than for any other presidential election. Interestingly enough, these publications explain the president’s personal, professional and philosophical characteristics, which clearly were not shared with voters during the 2008 election.

These publications point out his progressive, liberal foundation that he carefully withheld, then began implementing during his first term. Should he be elected for a second term, the United States will see even more radical moves on his part.

His “redistribution of wealth” will greatly increase the number of people on federal assistance, and will expand the number of governmental employees through his planned implementation an updated version of Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.

In addition, look for expanded inefficient green energy programs, reduction of military effectiveness, ignoring of immigration issues, inattention to the national debt and more reliance upon the United Nations, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the United States worldwide.

He was caught telling the Russian president, “I will have more flexibility after my re-election.” To do what, I ask? Lead us into an even greater government-dominated socialistic state?

Roger Long



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