The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 8, 2012

Look at numbers

Please tell me what I am missing. Gas prices in November 2008 were $1.60 per gallon. Today gas costs about $3.87 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 in a recent CNN poll. Nearly half of America receives some sort of government assistance. We are hanging on by our fingernails to a financial disaster that awaits us at the beginnig of the New Year with the multiple programs and tax cuts that expire.

Our foreign policy is imploding in the middle east and spreading, with four lives lost recently. Fast and Furious still has no answers for the family of a murdered border agent.

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 of a guy he is - please look at the numbers, America. We simply cannot afford another four years of the current policies.

Jerry Funk,


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