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Letter: Nation cannot afford another Obama term

Nation cannot afford?another Obama term

Please tell me what I am missing.

Gas prices in November 2008 were $1.61 per gallon. Today gas costs about $3.96 per gallon.

Only 63.5 percent of the working age population is working - a 30-year low.

Housing construction is down over the past 10 months.

Manufacturing output is down over the past 10 months.

Eighty percent of Americans think we are in a recession today, according to a CNN Poll.

Nearly half the nation receives some form of government assistance.

We are hanging on by our fingernails to a financial disaster that awaits us at the beginning of the new year with multiple programs and tax cuts that expire.

Our foreign policy is imploding in the Middle East and spreading, with four lives lost in recent days.

Fast and Furious still has no answers for the families of two murdered border agents.

The health care law continues to escalate in costs and becomes more and more unpopular as new provisions and costs are discovered.

The list can go on and on. Based simply on the above, how can we as Americans support this? Yet somehow the current president is ahead in the polls. How? I don't dislike him. I don't care what race he is or how likable the guy is - please look at the numbers, America. We simply cannot afford another four years of the current policies.

Steve Tunmore