Terry Paulson
Unearthing some politically incorrect statement by President Reagan, the media would charge, "You did this didn't you?" Reagan's reply: "Damn right, and I'd do it again!" Mitt Romney could do the same--"Game On, Mr. President!"

You've criticized President Obama's economic policies, but you offer few specifics on what you'd do to turn this economy around?

Politicians don't turn around economies--entrepreneurs, investors, and workers do. It's time to unleash the free-enterprise investments and innovations that will lead to renewed economic vitality. What will I do? I'm going to start by undoing what this administration has done to handcuff and stifle America's economy. I will actually cut unnecessary spending and regulations, repeal Obamacare, make the Bush tax cuts permanent, lower the capital gains tax, and reward the entrepreneurs and workers who are willing to work their tails off to bring our economy back.

President Obama says you are taking us back to the failed policies of the past. Are you...?

It's his "hope and change" that's failed! I'm returning America to the core principles of freedom, free enterprise and economic opportunity that have made this country the envy of the world. In Texas, they'd say he's all hat and no cattle. He promised unemployment wouldn't go above 8%, and he'd pay off the deficit in his first term. Unemployment hasn't been below 8%, the deficit has exploded, and we have the most anemic recovery in decades. Let him keep his "hope and change." "We the People" are ready to return to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

President Obama wants to give a tax cut to 98% of Americans while making sure the rich pay their fair share. Why protect the wealthy at the expense of working Americans?

Let's be clear, for the first time in our history 49% of Americans pay NO income tax. The top 1% make 17% of the income and pay 37% of the income taxes! These are the hard-working, hard-driving Americans who run companies and hire workers. President Obama's policies punish success and reward dependence. It's time we return to rewarding achievement and letting people take more responsibility for their own failures. No more "too big to fail!" It's time to help more Americans become rich and to reap their rewards when they do!

What makes you think you'd be a better leader?

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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