Tonight I signed my absentee ballot. I was for Obama in 2008, but feel that the promise of hope and change simply wasn’t realized and the President isn’t on a path I can continue to support.

I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. Frankly neither candidate is really inline with my ideals – and both candidates spew an incredible amount of double talk.

At the end of the day it all comes down to the national debt for me. It is the ultimate quantifiable index of our fiscal health as a nation. We are now $16.2 trillion in debt – up from $11.9 trillion just four years ago. The spending is out of control. There is no talk of serious cuts and even if there was the President’s actions over the past four years wouldn’t back up such rhetoric.

The reality is that our government is just too big, too slow and too bloated for the good of the citizens. Someone needs to come in and clean things up. We need a presidential “axe man” to kill the programs that Obama can’t or won’t. The government needs to cut back on all non-essential spending, just like our families and businesses have over the past few years. We are cutting back… but look at government spending. In 2008 we were spending $2,982B a year with a $458 annual deficit – we are now spending $3,795B a year with a $1,326B annual deficit.

Let’s be honest… nobody “likes” Romney.

I don’t – but I voted for him. He is a hard-ass, brass-tacks ball-buster with Frankenstein lightning bolts in his hair. I want him to come it, assess the situation, nuke the garbage and leave us with a lean, mean government so we can finally move forward. I don’t expect him to get re-elected, but I do expect him to balance the budget and invest our dollars wisely.

The axe man cometh. It is time for the U.S. Government to lose some weight.

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy is an American entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, a technology company that provides software for influencer marketing.


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