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obby Debbie Pelley
Published in Jonesboro Sun on January 8, 2013

Obama has made many promises to help the middle class, one such promise being, “I want to give middle-class families and folks who are striving to get into the middle-class some relief. Because they have been hit hard over the last decade.”

Instead, the middle class has never been hit so hard at one time in my lifetime. Every day I’m facing another financial increase because of Obama. I’m not complaining; I still have it good; I still have my insurance. I wonder though if people realize ALL the financial burdens placed on them by Obama.

cancelOne of my favorite inexpensive pizza places went out of business. Obama might say it was “substandard,” but not only did I like the pizza but I could afford the prices. Obama’s health care mandates drove that business and others like it out of business. Now I pay higher prices for something I don’t like as well.

One of my favorite restaurants has increased prices three times in recent months. In order to stay in business, restaurants must increase prices to meet Obamacare’s mandates.

And does Obama think that middle class people don’t use electricity and other utilities? Obama said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, natural gas, you name it.” About half the electricity in the US is generated by coal.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of gas jumped 83% percent, ground beef 24%, and bacon 22% in Obama’s first term. His EPA executive orders have increased prices of construction and everything else. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead (used for ammunition) smelting plant in the US by raising EPA regulations 10 fold, costing the plant $100 million to comply (backdoor gun control.)

These problems are still minor compared to the outrageous increase in healthcare premiums, deductibles, and co-pays, not to mention the numerous cancellations of policies. An independent study predicts another 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next year.

How do we stop all this devastation since Obama seems immune to impeachment, due to the Democratic Senate. WE STOP IT BY VOTING AGAINST EVERY DEMOCRAT UP FOR ELECTION UNTIL THE DEVASTATION STOPS. – at the local, state and federal level.

We can start by voting against Democrat Steve Rockwell January 14, who follows in the footsteps of Obama by saying he wants to protect the middle class and increase taxes on the wealthy. He will help the middle class the same way Obama has done!

Debbie Pelley, Jonesboro