To the Editor:
President Obama’s Senior White House Advisor David Axelrod stated that America would be going “backwards” if they allowed the GOP to take the majority in 2010. Well, let me tell you something. I would love to go backwards.
I’d love to go back when people’s houses had value and the expectation was that the value would increase each year. I would love to go backwards to when we had 4.7 percent unemployment, where our taxes were lower. I would love to go back where our healthcare was affordable and excellent. I would love to go backwards when our investments had a good chance of growing. I would love to go backwards when people’s children could get jobs with their expensive college education and when leaders were motivating and inspiring young people to seek the world, their dreams. I would love to go back to that period of time.
Who wants to live in an era where the President and First Lady tell college graduates not to get into money-making professions. I would like to go back when the President actually liked my country, respected it and was proud of it and was not trying to destroy things he thinks were unfair for 20 or 30 years or 230 years.
I would love to go backwards where my President looked at the United States as not being a problem in the world, but thought it was exceptional and could, indeed, be the economic and freedom engine of the world.
We don’t have to go back very far Mr. Axelrod, just 19 months. Oh, yes, I would love to go backwards, Mr. Axelrod.