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March 9, 2013

Letter: Obama's missed opportunity

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Americans have always appreciated what those who came before have left for them and have always tried to leave things better for those who have followed ... until now. Our children will never know the America that I was left, grew up in and have worked so hard to preserve. We seem to have become a nation of takers, funded by those who, according to this cheerleading president, “don’t pay their fair share.” If it were not for the contributions of “those who don’t pay their fair share,” we would not have the great hospitals, museums, universities, cultural institutions, national parks, etc., etc ... I think that you get the picture. Isn’t it ironic that the loudest critics of the wealthy are the ones who benefit most by their generosity? What we need now is a real leader who can lead us back to being proud to be Americans again.

My wish for this president and his legacy, four years ago, has been missed, and he has not had the time nor the desire to lead us back to our true strong greatness as a nation. Maybe he will realize that a desk comes with the job of president of the United States and get off the plane long enough to see that there is quite a lot of dust that has accumulated on it over the past four years.

All that I can do is pray to GOD that we all wake up soon and put the kind of leaders in office that should have been there all along!

Biff Michaud

Marblehead

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