The last four years have been very frustrating for me as a youth. Under President Obama, I’ve seen the national debt and deficit skyrocket to unprecedented levels. I’ve seen him refuse to take action on the looming debt and entitlement crises. It is frightening to think that when I retire, programs like Medicare and Social Security will not be there to aid me unless they are reformed. Unfortunately for my generation, this President has kicked this and many other problems down the road.
Moreover, he passed a misguided healthcare law that will only burden the nation’s youth with more debt and more uncertainty regarding their healthcare. Obamacare’s negative effects will also carry over into the business world, where job creators fear that it will stagnate hiring. President Obama has simply failed to provide any hope for the future. Instead, he has placed us on a path of recklessness on which this country’s great reputation and public perception have only decreased. If I have any hope of succeeding, this needs to change.
The President is right when he says that this is a “Do-Nothing Congress.” It is the Democratically controlled U.S. Senate, however, that does nothing. It is the Senate that has blocked countless economic bills that the House passed. That being said, I am very confident that Tommy Thompson will be that crucial Senate vote to put this country back on a path of fiscal discipline and prosperity. He will draw upon his vast experience and robust record to kick-start the economy and repeal and replace Obamacare. He is the best candidate to help my generation because he has done it before. The Tommy years were great years for Wisconsin and we, the youth, would only benefit from having a man like that represent us.