John Ransom

Judging by the number of comments on the story, liberals are very offended that I believe Obama is the The Worst of All Possible Presidents. Somehow, I think, I'll learn to live with the guilt.  Over time, I might even learn to laugh about it.  

Yep: Time's up.   

Joanne wrote: Isn't it true that our country seems to be moving more conservative because of the policies of the left, growing government at an alarming rate that escalate the deficits and our unpatriotic president who seems to think he wants to be leader of Euroamerica? - in response to The Worst of All Possible Presidents

Dear Joanne,

Yes. I think the country is moving to the right, quickly as a result of Obama policies that haven’t worked.

In Colorado this past week voters rejected a tax increase proposal; a proposal that liberals typically campaigned on as “for the children.”

The interesting part is not that Proposition 103 went down at the polls but that voters rejected the proposal by 66 percent of the vote.

It doesn’t bode well for liberals, like Obama, who are campaigning on tax increases to tackle everything from unemployment, to the budget deficit, to so-called global warming.

Obama won Colorado by over 8 points in 2008.Democrat Senator Michael Bennet squeaked out a victory –barely- in 2010. If the election were held today though I think both would lose badly whoever the GOP nominee is.

In the Majority wrote: "Growing government" = paying out Social Security and Medicare to the elderly; and, food stamps to the low-income worker and the unemployed (all while the 1 percent sit on their trillions of dollars of cash, blackmailing USA with: cut our taxes, cut EPA or else we'll kill the economy) - in response to The Worst of All Possible Presidents

Dear, err, Majority,

It’s real simple: Government has made promises beyond the capacity to pay.

Despite what you say, income “inequality” remains pretty much the same as it has for the last 15 years, including the years of the hallowed Clinton boom.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.