The sign said, "America vs. Obama." Well, my America supported President Obama. We rejected the lies, fear-mongering and divisiveness implied by that sign.
Another sign said, "Obama and Brown equal $16 trillion in debt." My America knows that the debt mostly began with Ronald Reagan and over 90 percent of the debt is the result of the "cut taxes and increase military spending" policy that started with Reagan. In the past 30 to 40 years, whenever a president has cut taxes and increased military spending, they have caused the debt to double. This happened three times. Reagan, Bush I and Bush II all doubled the debt in their terms. Obama's debt is the continuation of the same policy, as Republicans refused to let the Bush tax cuts expire.
Romney-Ryan supported a 20 percent tax cut and an increase in military spending. My America knows that this policy has only blown up the debt when it was tried before. Why should we expect different results this time? Remember, a good definition is trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
So, in response to the TEA Party sign, "Fiscal Responsibility or Fiscal Insanity: Let's Vote on It," we did. Fiscal Responsibility won, thank you.
Another sign said, "Brown Kills Jobs." Not in my America, and if you don't believe me, ask our American auto workers.
Finally, another sign said, "Brown (Obama) = War on Coal." Not hardly. The real story on coal is that it is a dirty energy source that is being pushed out of the market by cleaner and cheaper natural gas.
My America understands these truths, and that is why we voted for Brown and Obama. We now have some work to do. First, we repair our infrastructure and put Americans back to work, and then we tackle the debt. Join us for some honest and real "Fiscal Responsibility."
Charles Chlysta III, Shalersville