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10 reasons for reelecting President Obama in 2012

November 8, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the Editor:

America needs to reelect President Obama in 2012 to prevent another catastrophe caused by Republicans misusing political power.

Here 10 ways that President Obama has shown that he cares about America.

His 2009 economic stimulus package saved the country from another great depression.

His decisive action saved the largest parts of the American automobile industry and saved many tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs.

His leadership created the Affordable Care Act which is bringing health care to tens of millions of Americans who haven't had coverage, and will save money doing it.

Ended combat operation in Iraq, saving American lives.

Repealed the military's "Don't ask, don't tell policy" which had caused serious problems with integrity in our armed forces.

Wall Street reform passed to reign in the worst financial excesses of the investment banks.

Fair pay for women legislation to redress age-old injustice.

Environmental initiatives including investments in clean energy, international leadership on climate change, and greater protections for our water, air and land environments.

Restored honor to America by renouncing torture and returning the U.S. to a respected position in the world. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize in his first year in office was recognition for this great restoration of our country's honor and moral leadership.

Middle class tax cuts, credit card reform, student loan reform, the new GI bill all designed to help ordinary citizens get a better deal.

When Republicans were in power they"

Turned budget surpluses into huge deficits,

Presided over big giveaways to the rich, big corporations and special interests,

Launched the unnecessary and unjust Iraq war that killed and maimed tens of thousands of people including thousands of American men and women.

Neglected their oversight and regulatory obligations of Wall Street and corporations in general,

Caused the greatest financial crisis in history.

Who in their right mind would want to return to those destructive Republican policies?

It is vital that we do everything we can to reelect President Obama!

Rob McKelvie

Fort Myers



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