Why elections matter: A businessman’s perspective

(‘76 Contributor) Now that the DNC pomp and circumstance down in Charlotte is over, it’s time to look below the veneer of the crafty speech-writing and words so eloquently spoken by President Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Linked below is an article about President Obama from Newsweek, which is the antithesis of the bastion of conservatism. The true meaning of “transforming America” and his heavy socialist leanings are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by our liberal media.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/19/niall-ferguson-on-why-barack-obama-needs-to-go.html

I also would ask you to read the recent editorial from the Wall Street Journal, which is obviously all-in for business, the engine of this country.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443686004577635292861508300.html?KEYWORDS=transformers

And here’s one more strongly conservative view from Matt Patterson from The American Thinker on August 18, 2011. This was a year ago, but as true as ever today: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/obama_the_affirmative_action_president.html

Additionally, I strongly encourage you to go see the movie 2016: Obama’s America. After you see it, it will clearly reinforce those words “fundamentally transform America.” It is anything but a hatchet-job. More often than not, the movie uses Obama’s words, any times in his own voice. It is a chilling account of his history and will give significantly more meaning to his policies and actions. Anyone who is a patriot and concerned about the future of our country should consider this an absolute must-see for themselves, their children, and their children and grandchildren. For many, hopefully, it will clearly illustrate that Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is not the party they thought they belonged to.

At Koelbel and Company, we have professionally experienced how the consequences of government policies over the past 25 years trying to convert home-ownership from a privilege to a right through the Community Reinvestment Act and promoting sub-prime loans was at the foundation of the financial crisis. Its not their continued rhetoric of Bush policies that caused the collapse. Very simply, there is not enough wealth or income, even in the top 10%, to solve the debt and deficit problem. It is entirely disingenuous to say that they are trying to protect the middle-class. The large middle-class is the only place where it will all ultimately fall, in combination with our children and grandchildren. Our parents and grandparents did not do to us what our generation is about to do to our own kids and grandkids. The baby-boomers should certainly not leave this as a legacy.

Buz Koelbel is a leading Denver businessman in the field of land development and commercial real estate, one of the founders of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, and a member of the Centennial Institute Business Council.]]>

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