Con­sider these facts be­fore vot­ing this year

Souderton Independent - - OPINION -

To the Ed­i­tor:

Here are four big facts that you should con­sider be­fore vot­ing.

The stim­u­lus bill of 2009 saved and or cre­ated a net min­i­mum of 1.9 mil­lion jobs -- a much larger amount wKHn WKHy fiJuUHG WKH HVWL­mated jobs be­ing lost at the same time. Not one Repub­li­can Con­gress­man voted IRU WKLV ELOO. (9HUL­fiHG Ey WKH Con­gres­sional bud­get of­fiFH.)

Obama has not been on a spend­ing spree for four years. He ac­tu­ally has kept spend­ing within 4 per­cent of the amount that Ge­orge W. Bush spent in his last year as pres­i­dent. This is YHUL­fiHG Ey WKH :DOO 6WUHHW Jour­nal ar­ti­cle of May 22, 2012.

The bulk of the $716 bil­lion in Medi­care sav­ings came from an agree­ment with hos­pi­tals to charge less. They be­lieve that they will make it up by hav­ing more in­sured pa­tients un­der Oba­maCare. This amounts to $415 bil­lion dol­lars. These sav­ings ex­tend Medi­care. Go to Medi­care’s Piggy Bank.

In 2009, the IRS gave many very wealthy Amer­i­cans a chance to avoid pros­e­cu­tion for their years of not dis­clos­ing tax­able earn­ings in for­eign bank ac­counts. This amnesty pro­gram would have al­tered their 2009 and ear­lier tax re­turns. Gov. Rom­ney has re­fused to show those tax re­turns. Mrs. Rom­ney has even stated, “You peo­ple don’t have to know!” You should be ask­ing why. Go to­ward­ (2009 undis­closed IRUHLJn DFFRunWV). DLG yRu know that when Mr. Rom­ney ran for gover­nor, he also re­fused to show his tax re­turns? To run, he had to be a res­i­dent of Mas­sachusetts for seven years. Once elected, how­ever, he amended some of them to change his res­i­dency from Utah to Mas­sachusetts. You FDn finG WKLV Rn PDny wHEsites. Try www.pen­si­tore­ as an ex­am­ple.

Hon­esty and in­tegrity should be at the fore­front in your mind when you se­lect your can­di­date. Robert Grafton


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