So you live in a cave without TV, radio or newspaper. Is your head in the sand? Or maybe you like to be interviewed by press as was done on the second presidents debate in New York.
There has been plenty of opportunity to become decided. To start with the Republican Party has had a ton of debates, each party had its National Convention, there has been three presidential debates, and one vice president debate, CSPAN and CNN has rerun many of these events.
In my opinion this president election has great contrasts in most of the issues between the two parties. The following only presents four issues namely social security, Medicare, health care and job creation.
SOCIAL SECURITY: One party wants to keep the current system in place as designed by F.D. Roosevelt in the mid 1930s, which has served seniors well for about 75 years. It has a large surplus in the social security trust fund.
The other party wants to privatize social security. In other words let Wall Street write its own rules.
MEDICARE: One party wants to keep the same system which was designed by L.B. Johnson in 1965.
The other party wants to issue vouchers whereby one can negotiate with the multi-billion insurance companies.
HEALTH CARE: On March 23, 2010 one party passed The Affordable Health Care Act, which on June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality. The other party says that on the first day if elected they will repeal (as they call it) Obama Care.
JOB CREATION: One party has rescued the auto industry keeping more than 1.4 million jobs. The private sector has created about 5.1 million jobs during 30 straight months.
The other party said “Let the auto industry go bankrupt”. Millions of jobs would have been lost from manufacturing parts to dealerships. There economic theory is “Top Down” which has never worked. It has caused a severe depression and punished the middle class.
Justin Szalwinski, Sr.