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October 24, 2012

Obama will keep country moving forward

The Daily Star

---- — In the interests of corporate greed and the 1 percent, Republicans seem to have lost sight of the goal of “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Our nation and, yes, business have historically been helped by government, whether it be programs to assist the poor and needy or loans and incentives for business ventures. 

Any suggestion that government isn’t necessary, and that the people would be better off on their own, is ridiculous at best, and a deliberate lie to advance a political agenda at worst. Has Obama been a perfect president? In my 74 years, I have yet to see one. But his heart is with the people. Please inform yourself well before voting him out. 

I believe it will take more than four years to turn around the mess that Obama inherited from the last Republican administration. We can’t afford to hand this country back to those who would continue the Bush agenda, taking the country backward, instead of forward.

Audrey Scotto