The presidential election was disappointing for me to say the least. Mitt Romney is a genuinely good, spiritual man, but he was one nice guy who finished last. I don’t have any solutions for the Republican Party. A majority of the electorate now looks to the government, not the free market, to solve their problems. I think Obama will do a better job of reaching across the aisle this time around than he did in his first term, but the Republicans in the House must also find a way to compromise. The electorate pretty much hates Congress.
The liberal media got their guy; so did Putin and the Muslim world. People will soon feel the hidden taxes in Obamacare and understand how they are actually paying for all the freebies in national health care. (Wait until Uncle Sam takes that 3 percent tax out of the profit on the sale of your house.) Gas prices will probably go up some more. The economy is going to improve slowly, but the deficit will continue to balloon driving us toward a European-type debt crisis. It’s not going to be pretty when the next president after Obama has to enact austerity measures. It’s hard to take back “entitlements.”
The biggest losers Tuesday were not the Republicans. The biggest losers were our children. We all are going to survive just fine, but for the first time in the history of this country, my generation will not be able to hand our kids a fiscally more secure country. Not sure we could’ve even if Romney had been elected. The irony is that it was the votes of the younger generation for Obama that secured that outcome.
As for me, I am going to enjoy my life right in here in good old Rome, Georgia, one of the best kept secrets in the whole world.