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Dear Barack, We Need to Have a Talk. Yes - THAT Talk

It's not me, it's most definitely you

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Dear Barack,

Even though you pretend everything is hunky-dory between us, it’s not. The truth is, we’re not happy, happy, happy with you.

Do you wonder why?

It’s the economy, stupid! The jobless, labor-less, non-recovery economic mess you’ve been “gonna” fix since 2008. (By the way: “going to” is two words, not one.)

We-the-People have had enough of your promises and your lies.

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You promised to create jobs and rebuild our lack-luster economy. We believed you.

But, today, 91.8 million able-to-work Americans sit idle. There are fewer jobs in our country than before you burst onto the scene promoting “hope and change.” One thing for certain, our lives have changed, but not in the way we’d hoped.

We never would have imagined you’re promote a “non-work” ethic and encourage people to escape “job lock,” sit on their butts, contemplate their navels, and live on welfare, food stamps, and subsidies to pay for crappy health care coverage.

Did you really believe We-the-People would be happy, happy, happy to pay higher taxes and support moochers who’d rather find their muse than find a job?

Are you seeing a happy face here?

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You double pinky-promised Obamacare would create jobs and solve our unemployment problems. We believed you.

But, thanks to your un-affordable health care monster, America has become a nation of part-time workers. You promised medical care would be more affordable. It isn’t. You promised it would become available to everybody. It isn’t. You promised the tiny “wrinkles” in the program (including the enrollment mess) would work their way out and everyone would be happy with the outcome. They haven’t and we aren’t!

Surprise, surprise, surprise. We-the-People are not happy about losing our doctors. We’re not happy to pay more for prescriptions, deductibles, and premiums. We’re not happy that Obamacare adds at least $1.3 trillion dollars to the $6 trillion dollar debt you’ve racked up since becoming president.

Did you really believe we would be happy, happy, happy to dump this debt onto the backs of our kids and grandkids?

Are you seeing a happy face here?

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You promised to oh-so-carefully trim government spending. We believed you.

Then you grabbed your machete and slashed right and left to shrink and undermine the moral of our military. You cut salaries, retirement benefits, closed Veteran’s hospitals and commissaries, and reneged on veterans’ desperately needed health care. You ordered budget cutbacks that have weakened our military at a time when our enemies are strengthening theirs.

Did you really believe we would be happy, happy, happy while you continue to pour money into the bottomless pit of Afghanistan, but don’t support our brave warriors who fought there?

Are you seeing a happy face here?

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You promised to protect the financial integrity of Social Security and Medicare. We believed you.

But then, surprise, surprise, surprise. You stole from the funds and cut benefits for working people and seniors. At the very same time, you increased benefits for food stamp, welfare, and disability recipients. (And don’t even get me started on how you stuck us with the tab for the “free” Obamaphones supplied by your billionaire campaign donor pal.)

Did you really believe We-the-People would be happy, happy, happy as you’ve increased the dole to your entitlement slaves and sneered at those of us who look for work instead of handouts?

Are you seeing a happy face here?

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 You promised to make austerity your very top priority. We believed you.

Are you demonstrating austerity when you head off on lavish vacations? When you cram Air Force planes with family, friends, the dog, nanny-granny, personal assistants, advisors, hair dressers, make-up artists, armored cars, food tasters, and secret service protectors? 

Did you ask us if we would pick up the $40,000 tab to pay for that extra Air Force plane to retrieve Moochelle from her pre-birthday week at Oprah’s Hawaiian mansion? We would have said “NO, use that money to re-open the White House for all the people, not just your celebrity pals, foul-mouthed rappers, and political cronies who come to party, party, party.”

But you didn’t ask us.

Do you even care if we’re happy, happy, happy (or not) about eating ramen for a solid week so we can save enough money to treat our families to a lavish movie and pizza night on the town?

Are you seeing a happy face here?

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We are so over you! 2016 is right around the corner. Now that’s a happy face thought!

P.S. Want a little more snark in your day? Additional fables are posted on Molli’s blog, www.grannyguerrillas.com. You’ll enjoy the picture-filled story about Prince Hope-n-change and his ascension to the throne. A former publisher, Time-Life editor, motivational speaker, and six-times published author, Molli also is a book doctor and helps writers become published authors at www.getpublishednow.biz  She tweets @grannyguerrilla.

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