Terry Paulson

Barack Obama is no horse whisperer wooing America into embracing change. An articulate bull has been unleashed in America's china shop. His sweet talk and promises of bipartisanship have given way to a radical liberal bent on transforming America into a socialistic nightmare we can’t afford!

He may actually believe that his vision for America is best, but the poll numbers for his plans are dropping fast. More and more Americans are taking off their rose-colored glasses because the economy is not improving. As Chick Hearn would say, "The mustard is coming off the hot dog!"

Brian Thompson of the Museum of American Financial History asserts, "Wall Street is predicated on optimism. The very acts of raising capital and making investments are based on the simple belief that tomorrow will be a better day. And that's what makes economic growth and opportunity possible."

Why are entrepreneurs not jumping at the opportunity to start and provide capital to new companies? It's simple. All Obama has brought to our economy is an unprecedented soaring deficit racing past a trillion dollars, unemployment raging towards 13%, continuing economic uncertainty, constantly expanding regulations, and higher taxes for the corporations and investors who could fund job-creating private sector growth!

Conservatives want a world where we can celebrate more citizens becoming rich by earning it. Liberals like Obama seem committed to spreading misery by making everyone poor by taxing away wealth, killing incentives and making more citizens dependent.

As a result, President Obama creates more fear than optimism, and that fear is warranted. China and other countries are balking at funding our debt which means the government is left to printing money that will ultimately obligate future generations and devalue the savings citizens have worked hard to create. That means inflation and continuing economic stagnation are on the way.

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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