To the Editor:
Being an independent voter I followed your campaign very closely and came to the conclusion that I would support you if you were running for President of my college fraternity. Your charm and charisma would certainly attract an ample supply of ladies to our parties and your glib oratory would keep us from harms-way with college officials when we drifted into Animal House activities.
However, you were elected to lead our nation in these troubling times so I pledged my support with hope that my earlier assessment was wrong.
Now it is apparent that all of my fears are coming true and, with all due respect Mr. Obama, I am very disappointed.
You not only have lied to me in your promises about stopping earmarks, creating government transparency and disallowing lobbyists to serve in your administration. Also, Mr. President, your cabinet selections look like the who’s who of tax cheaters.
You have turned over the writing of your legislative bills to whacky Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid while letting Clinton administration retreads like Rom Emanuel, Paul Begalia and James Carvel set the country’s agenda.
You seem to still be in the campaign mode with your junkets around the country selling your stimulus bill, pork filled budget and a never ending assortment of bailouts. I also find your doom and gloom state of the economy fear tactics unproductive and downright insulting to me and other hard working Americans.
As one of the small businesses overlooked by your recovery plan I don’t want any bailout or stimulus check. I don’t want to pay the mortgage for someone who bought too big a home or one he could not afford. I do not want to save a car company who made cars no one wanted and let the unions inflate the cost of the cars folks would buy.
I don’t want to pay to save banks that cooked the books, made terrible loans because they were told to by Barney Frank. If I need money I will go to my local bank, which doesn’t need a bailout because they have always acted financially responsible and made proper loans to people like me who were responsible.
I don’t want the government to take care of me if I make stupid decisions in my business or private life. I will be charitable to those less fortunate on my terms. I do not wish to share the nanny state view of yours or any government.
I, with the help of my Creator, will take care of me and mine. Finally, I will plan and run my business as I have always done, with fair pricing, smart marketing, outstanding customer service, and lots of luck.
Therefore Mr. Obama, “I respectfully choose not to participate in your recession.”
Skip Taylor, Wiscasset