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Opinion

February 15, 2012

Look at the choice we're facing

For the 2012 election the Republicans are giving us a presidential choice of Romney, Paul, Gingrich and Santorum. If this is the best the Republicans can give us, we are in deeper trouble than we think.

The Democrats fueled by the Seven Dwarfs — Martin Bashir, Dylan Ratigan, Chris Mathews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachael Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell — heap the praises of President Obama for seven hours a day, five days a week as the savior of our nation.

On Jan. 19, on my cable I listened in shock — the United States Air Force will have some planes made in Brazil. What is this president thinking — our military needs "made in Brazil"? I thought he was a "job creator."

The week of Jan. 8 he announced more green energy solution failures. Eleven companies have failed in 2011.

Range Fuels was to build the first cellulosic ethanol plant in Soperton, Ga. After a $225 million investment that included $85 million in government subsidies, it closed without producing an ounce of ethanol.

Geo Thermal, $120 million in subsidies, Sun Power $1.2 billion in subsidies have failed, Solyndra failed along with Beacon Power. Waiting in the wings for more failures are two electric battery companies. A123 Systems and Enerl are fighting to survive. All these companies received subsidies and were to put green energy solutions as the nation's job and economy solutions.

It's very clear President Obama's agenda is failing.

I keep reading the recession is over, but we still have millions of jobless. Our president has stifled job growth with his economic policies, increased government regulations and the coming of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

What his policies have done is to force companies to invest in equipment and technology that will increase output, productivity and profit. This does not create jobs, just corporate profit and bonuses.

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