The Trouble with Bush
Let's see, when President Bush took office, we had a big surplus ready to be used to shore up Social Security, and now we have a record-setting deficit. We've had record-setting unemployment levels, and jobs are flying overseas. This president's health-care reform favored the HMOs and the pharmaceutical industry by including language that does not even allow the government to negotiate lower drug costs. Who got the biggest tax cuts? The upper echelon of society did, not the average American family.
And worst yet, the current administration started a war amongst record-setting worldwide protests and without UN support. The war in Iraq is costing Americans billions of dollars a week. Dollars that are needed right here; American families are struggling. State budgets are struggling. The war in Iraq isn't going well either. Our young soldiers are being killed daily. After more than two years of occupation, the progress is stalled because of national-security problems, the insurgence of al-Qaeda terrorists, and the lack of support of the Iraqi people.
President Bush's war on terror? Where is bin Laden, the person responsible for September 11? Where is the terrorist who unleashed anthrax upon the United States Capitol and the U.S. postal system? Where are the WMDs? Do I think we need new leadership in America? You bet I do. We need new leadership to restore America's reputation around the world, to implement a better strategy in Iraq, to restore our economy, to implement real tax reform, real health-care reform, and real educational funding. We need a leader who will bring a brighter future to America. That new leader is John Kerry, and that's why I am voting for John Kerry for president on Tuesday, November 2, 2004.