G. Mathews: Anyone but Obama

Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”

Our current president has added $5 trillion to our national debt, with no plan for repayment. He has run out of other people’s money (us taxpayers), but it doesn’t seem to slow down his spending.

He has almost doubled the size of the federal government with no plan on how to pay for it except to raise taxes. He has added 35 czars and over 10,000 new federal regulations while bypassing Congress.

He has raised each person’s part of the national debt to $50,000. That means my 4-year-old grandchild owes $50,000 because our federal government has spent his money.

There are thousands of ways to cut spending but that would make our federal government smaller, something a good socialist is against.

Here are just a few suggestions. Means test Social Security, block grant Medicaid to the states, eliminate the departments of transportation, labor, energy, commerce and education. All of these functions belong at the local level anyway. That’s close to $450 billion in savings that, according to our Constitution, should not be the responsibility of the feds anyway.

Oh, I forgot. The best way to get the federal government out of our lives is to elect a new president. ABO (Anyone But Obama).

George Mathews, Auburn

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MARK GRAVEL's picture

ABO, ABO, ABO, ABO – Anyone

ABO, ABO, ABO, ABO – Anyone But Obama.

RONALD RIML's picture

Then let the record show:

Mark Gravel would find Nancy Pelosi acceptable as President.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

I don’t think she is on the

I don’t think she is on the Democratic ticket, so who else does the leave as possibilities?

Jason Theriault's picture


So anyone but Obama? That rhetoric is just stupid.
How about Hitler, or Mao or Stalin?
Too extreme?
How about Ted Kennedy, Baldacci or Pelosi? Or Carter?

Face it, every president who isn't from your party is the worst ever. Carter was the worst ever till Clinton was elected. Then Clinton was the worst ever till Obama.

Also - the debt increased 5 trillion during Obama's watch. Programs he started contributed 1 trillion to that. 4 Trillion of that debt was from Previous administrations.

If you guys want democrats to stop asking for Romney's tax returns or using Bain's outsourcing against him, you might want to stop playing games with data. Slicing data to show things the way you want them to, questioning Obama's birth certificate and his college transcript has only lead to Democrats reciprocating. Play dirty, and everyone will join in.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Bring it.

Bring it.

Joe Morin's picture


I would take Obama over Hitler, Mao, Stalin but I'm undecided on the others. I wish Blue Dogs weren't extinct .... Anywho, Yah Obama's been really bad. For the record Jason, Jimmy Carter WAS a bad president. Bill Clinton was a good president. Either way, I think it's clear that the President isn't going to focus his campaign on his record so it really is going to be a BOMBASTIC next 3 months or so. Every retiree, mill worker, cat lady, techie, plow guy & book reader is going to get on here and preach their own personal set of beliefs as being the right ones. Should be fairly nauseating.

Amedeo Lauria's picture

November can not come soon enough...

George, your recommendations are spot on! It is better to make changes in a stable economic environment, but we are beyond that now. We have to make real changes that are going to make a real difference in our country's bottom line. Talk is cheap and this administration is going to talk and spend us into bankrupcy or worse each of us into indentured servitude. I'm ready for real change and fiscal responsibility and know plenty of conservative candidates who will make that happen. These politicians are so blind they can't see the forest for the trees; they are incapable of making cuts, only growing their roles in our lives. The voters need to tell them we are tired of their reckless spending and borrowing. Time to do that is in November 2012.

RONALD RIML's picture

It takes two to tango......

And how many Republican legislators haven't sold their soul to Grover Norquist and his 'oath?' Who is their responsibility to? Grover or their Office??

You can't keep cutting taxes, fighting wars on a credit card, and pretending all is only one Party's fault.

If things were so great under Reagan - then it shouldn't be a problem to roll-back taxes to what they were under that Republican God (who even raised them).

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

..."and pretending all is

..."and pretending all is only one Party's fault"...
you've finally thrown out a nugget of reality. We never said the republicans are blameless. What is baffling to us is your continued insistence on covering liberals, democrats and oBAMa with impunity for any of it.

RONALD RIML's picture

What I've insisted on

is the 'Truth'

Which you continue to elude or ignore. Be my guest at citing facts with references as I do.


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