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Why I Am Voting for President Barack Obama

Election Day is Tomorrow

Very simply put, President Obama has done a lot of good for this country. That being said, he has also done some not so good. Overall, however, I fully support him as President and he will be receiving my vote for the following reasons-

With Obamacare, the President has helped approximately 5.6 million seniors and people with disabilities with affording prescription drugs. He has also helped 17 million children with pre-existing conditions who now cannot be denied coverage.

The President doubled funding for Pell Grants and established a tax credit for college students which helped over 9 million students afford tutition.

The President signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses and supported loans to help small businesses.

The President cut taxes by approximately 3,600 dollars for the average, middle-class family making 50,000 dollars. 

The President passed Wall Street Reform which forces the banks to become accountable so that another recession will not happen.

Lastly, The President saved over 1 million jobs by saving the auto industry.

All of this information can be fact checked by using the internet. Most of this information came from several independent resources such as newspapers.

These are the important issues for me because these are the issues that directly impact me and that is why I am voting for President Obama tomorrow. Everyone has their own opinions and many will not share the same as me. I truly believe the country is moving in a positive direction. 

I will not bash Governor Romney but I will state the facts. If Governor Romney was such a good Governor, why are his states of Michigan (Born and father was Governor) and Masschusetts (Raised) not leaning towards him? Governor Romney left Bain Capital after Bain took over and bankrupted several different businesses. Governor Romney stated he would have let Detroit go bankrupt in reference to the auto industry. Governor Romney, more of his Vice- Preidential Pick's idea, would like to made Medicare and/or Medicaid a voucher program. This would mean that people could possily not get the treatment they need because the vouchers are not worth enough. There has also been talk of Romney wanting to privatize social security which is an ideal this country depends on and has depended on for over 70 years.

This country has come far since 2008 when we were starting our financial hardship. I think everyone can agree that it is obviously extremely difficult to take office in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. I will say, as a side note, the financial crisis was not caused by George W. Bush. The financial crisis was caused by many other facots but we cannot and should not blame just President Bush. President Obama has worked hard and tirelessly to make this country great again and I believe we should give him another four years. He did not have and does not have a magic wand that can make the economy better over night but with another four years, he can certainly work to make it better.

I urge everyone to get out and vote! 

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Hansa Junchun November 05, 2012 at 06:18 PM
President Barack Hussein Obama has done nothing. Neither has Bishop Willard Romney. President Barack Hussein Obama is the worst President in U.S. History. Bishop Willard Romney will try to be worse. Both are lazy, corrupt, wealthy servants of Wall Street. Reject this freak show! Vote for Gary Johnson or another third party candidate.
Luigi (the original) November 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Patrick the choice you make is certainly your prerogative. It is however a dangerous one, none the less. Leaving the real important issues this country faces in the hands of this man for another four years should be considered a fool's errand. Anyone who is really educated on the facts and compares them one by one with Obama's record would easily see that not only has he failed, but is about to make matters far worse if re-elected. We need a real leader and Obama has failed. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-nuclear-summit-obama-medvedev-idUSBRE82P0JI20120326 He is also on the brink of weakening our position as a world power. (You might do well to brush up on your mandarin).
Richard Poulton November 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Nice article Patrick. Now can you explain to the readers how he is paying for his "health care" package? Not a tax my butt. And what is being taken from social security to also help pay for this program? Lets also reflect on the political contributions he got from that very special solar panal company after giving them about 600 million dollars in a grant then the company went belly up. Gone money. And lets also not forget the special battery manufacturer that got about 280 million in a "loan" and they went belly up. More gone money. Oh, and how about the federal building in ILL that was built and had solar panals purchased from China, and installer when questioned about the "buy america first" part of the stimulas package was told by the DOE leadership to mine his own business and install what was provided. Great leadeship. Just my thoughts as to my feelings there Patrick.
Patrick Madley November 05, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I would much rather have President Bush than Governor Romney. President Bush was no where near as bad as Romney could be. Now, the health care IS, I repeat, IS a tax- according to the Supreme Court. There's no argument there.
Momauguin Joe November 05, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Ms. Junchun, I wholeheartedly agree with you. Rocky Anderson has my vote. http://www.voterocky.org/intro
MAC November 05, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Everyone who thinks Obama deserves another term needs to watch this video before voting, so that you know exactly what outcome you are voting for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsa4uLmTw0M 7 1/2 minutes of extremely well presented fiscal facts about the disastrous path down "The New Road to Serfdom" our nation is on, and other information, including excerpts from well known former liberals, such as Ronald Reagan. Any Obama supporter who won't invest that much time to see this excellent video (not paid for by any campaign, the Koch brothers or any PAC) chooses to remain willfully blind or ignorant, imo--and will come to regret his re-election at some point (in that unlikely event). I do believe that Romney and Ryan, "America's Comeback Team" are going to win resoundingly tomorrow!
Gene Ruocco November 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
While we are watching videos, dashboard.barackobama.com/social_numbers dashboard.barackobama.com/social_numbers
Luigi (the original) November 05, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I think Josy Wales would know HOW to post a link...... apparently that sleazes' alter ego does not. Thanks for the info.........LOL
Sam Giglio November 05, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Yes America will vote in a few hours around this Great Country, I first must say that the News Med is out of control with the Election, Lets not count out the wisdom of the American Voters. You don't need a poll to see what is at stake in this great Nation. President Obama needs to get re elected and the next four years will be good for the Nation under his leadership. There is such a dislike for him among certain groups in this Country that they will and have said things to destroy his goals for a fair and better America They don't hate him bcause he is a Democrat, Or he is Black, They hate him because he is RIGHT for all Americans Rich and Poor, Old and Young, Sick and Well. I cast my Vote for The President
DonnaR November 06, 2012 at 04:22 AM
WOW you really belive this??
DonnaR November 06, 2012 at 04:25 AM
How do you support such a coward who would watch in live time the attack of Americans and do nothing more than Yawn and go to bed so he could be fresh for the campain trail in the morning. Who is caught on camers telling Putin, "just wait until after the election, I will have more freedom" Please dear God save us from those who follow like sheep.
Brandi November 06, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Why I will NOT vote for Obama! He is NOT the first black president he is in fact the first bi racial president ( i have bi racial nieces my step sister is white their father is black their mother's heritage is just as important as their fathers) so imo our american history has been cheated with that line if bs & if a black person is elected at some point then that person is also cheated.....As a homeowner w/2 kids my wallet feels the price increases in EVERYTHING! I dont support illegals recieving any form of assistance or any rights/benefits of a citizen unless they become one (my great grandparents did it) I am smart enough to see our welfare system is abused nobody should be on welfare from cradle to the grave...I don't want a president who thinks he's in hollywood...It is not my responsibility to support anyone who doesnt even try to support themselves...I watched the interview w/BO's aunt it made me sick...Obamacare will bite hard working tax payers in the a$$...I believe in America being a free country meaning a place to better ourselves & pursue our dreams not meaning everything is for free.....Is Romney the best choice for our country NO but I do believe he is the lesser of 2 evils! Sadly Obama will probaly get re-elected because our society has more gimme gimme people then those like myself who actually pay to support my family w/out any handouts. Everyone I know is struggling that's what has to change!
Brandi November 06, 2012 at 05:53 AM
I also don't think everyone should just be given the right to vote I think in order to be a voter you should be required to pass a simple test there are far to many people with little to no knowledge of our political system voting thus making uninformed decisions affecting us all...also throw the Electoral College process in the trash....America needs to start fresh in so many ways
MAC November 06, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Sam, you have obviously not been paying attention. Did you watch any of the debates? Romney is a statesman and very 'Presidential' in bearing compared to the nastiness and anger of Obama especially. Much more important, he honors the Constitution, the Separation of Powers, our Nation's history and American Exceptionalism, whereas Obama disparages all of those things, even dismissing the congress! Most importantly, Romney is a proven stellar EXECUTIVE, who has reached across the aisle when governor of MA, and 87 % of the legislature was Dem, to GET THINGS DONE!! He understands that America's Prosperity depends on Free Market Capitalism, and will have qualified people in his cabinet, to get America back on track to restoring our nation's former greatness and Prosperity. Obama had no executive experience, or Private sector experience at all! And he deplores capitalism, because he wants the government to control every aspect of Americans' lives possible. He loves government DEPENDENCY and 'trickle down' BIG government. Romney loves Freedom and opportunity for all. He will also be MUCH better in international relations, especially with Israel, and keeping Americans SAFE, as Obama did not, as in Benghazigate, where 4 Americans DIED, and Obama LIED about it, because he had been lying that "Al Quaeda has been decimated"! http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/10/31/benghazi_coverup_much_worse_than_third-rate_burglary_115997.html
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven November 06, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Sam, He is not "Black" he is Bi Cultural and uncapable of creating an original thought. Romney has run a business he knows how to create and build a business. Obama let's not forget was just a 1 term senator and community organizer before being elected he's had 4 years to turn the country around and according to the latest jobs report has failed.
Christopher Schaefer November 06, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Rosa DeLauro vs Wayne Winsley: http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/
Patrick Madley November 06, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Are you all seriously attacking one another? That's pathetic. Act your age, not your shoe size. And by the way, he has not failed. 170 thousand jobs in a month is not failing.
Richard Poulton November 06, 2012 at 12:36 PM
To Mr. Hoff - did those words you wrote come off of your fingers. If yes, you are me new best friend. Never thought you would swing away from the Party. And to Patrick - Just amazing, 170,000 jobs and just before election day. How DID that happen? Could it be another labor department play with numbers just before a presidential election? Sorry
Patrick Madley November 06, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Richard, the labor department is bipartisan and doesn't make up the numbers. Think about it, they had no problem with reporting when we were losing jobs under Obama 3 and a half years ago, so why would they be lying about gaining jobs? Not plausible.
Anne November 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Wow.......I am actually left speechless by the Hoff! Way to go small man!
Richard Poulton November 06, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Yes I do believe there is such. Like counting those no longer on the active unemployment rolls or those who just gave up looking. These labor numbers are twisted all the time. Is plausable. The labor dept. gets all this stuff where it is jumbled around to look positive. WOW all of a sudden 170,000 people were hired. How many came from the un-employed lines? Or were they new jobs at Wendy's? Sorry Patrick, I just don't trust this man, and for more reason then jobs.
Anthony M November 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Because you are a misinformed sheep.
Patrick Madley November 06, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Anthony, it is my opinion. I vote based on my opinion and you vote base on yours. Very simple.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven November 07, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Thank You Mr Poulton for those kind words.
Sam Giglio November 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
It was nice to see all the comments, and yes most of you think i was crazy to support the President, So now its Wednesday Nov 7, 2012 Seams to me like America has voted for the right man.
Sam Giglio November 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM
It seams that the National Republican Party Leadership has been lost in a Corn Maze and can find there way out on how to relate to the American People, All they did for the last four years is try to upset and defeat the President, not work for all the People. It backfired on them big time. Soon they will be looking four years out and if they continue to act the same way they will lose again

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