Terry Paulson

Trust is an invaluable asset for any leader. It's promised in every political campaign. But trust must be earned and reearned every day, and it's hard to regain once lost. President Obama came into office promising hope, change, and unprecedented transparency. After four years of unimpressive economic progress, unabashed partisanship, and imperial power politics, he's asking us to entrust him with another four years in office.

Are you ready to trust him again? Has he earned your trust or do you have serious questions that go unanswered? Why would he sign bills that had to be passed for us to find out what's in them? Why would he create a law that impacts 1/6 of our economy that doesn't fully take effect until after the election?

With his promise of transparency, why has he not faced the White House press corp on US soil since June 8th and had no formal White House press conference since March 6th? Why has he limited his interviews to local affiliates and safe entertainment shows?

What questions would you like to ask? Here are questions I'd need answered before I could even consider voting for President Obama:

You have complained about Romney's five point plan, but your stated plan to hire more teachers, invest in infrastructure and alternative energy, incentivize businesses that manufacture in America, and tax the rich sounds much like what you've been doing that has failed to stimulate a strong economic recovery. What do you promise to do differently to produce better results?

Since your last budget that you submitted to Congress received not a single vote from Republicans or Democrats, what specific cuts and changes will you propose this year to break your track record of annual trillion-dollar deficits?

You were recorded saying that Putin could expect more flexibility in your diplomatic negotiations with Russia after your election. Just what does that mean in terms of concessions?

Why have you claimed executive privilege on Attorney General Erik Holder's role in the "Fast and Furious" scandal where there are questions about possible obstruction of justice?

You guaranteed that if we made less than $250,000, our taxes wouldn't go up, but can you explain why 12 of the 21 tax increases in Obamacare hit the middle class?

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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