Yesterday, the Paulding County Republican Examiner received a letter from an independent voter, Kristine Hanchar stating that she wanted the public to know why she is voting for Republican Mitt Romney and not President Obama.
While she is socially liberal, fiscally she is not and what she sees concerns her if Obama is reelected.
Ms. Hanchar told the Paulding County Republican Examiner, “I am socially very liberal but fiscally very conservative which should put me somewhere right in the Independent voter category. I feel that the most important issue at stake in this election is the economy and jobs. I feel that through the free market economy and in my opinion, Mitt Romney can do a better job in the next four years with job creation than Obama.”
“If you relieve the tax burden and the regulations placed on small businesses, it frees their capital up to reinvest, hire, expand, and basically create new jobs,” said Hanchar. “If you place a higher burden on these same companies they may still exist, but they won’t flourish. They may have to let a few people go, put off a capital equipment purchase, not expand, not invest in stock or real-estate, the list goes on and on as has been the case under Obama.”
While the democrats and the Obama administration attempt to paint a picture that Republicans are waging a war on women and attacking Republican Mitt Romney with his binders of women comment and that he didn’t hire enough women, Hanchar feels that is non-sense.
“While I think it is important to get more women elected to the board of directors at Walmart and companies like Walmart, I am not worried that Mitt Romney would prevent this under his administration,” said Hanchar.
Romney’s record on hiring women is well documented by the non-partisan collaboration of women’s groups, MassGAP who stated:
“Between January 2003 and July 2004, 42% of the new gubernatorial appointments made by Governor Mitt Romney were women. Massachusetts was widely recognized for that achievement and MassGAP was given credit for it. In a survey by the State University of New York (SUNY), Massachusetts was ranked first in the nation in the percentage of women holding top state positions. As the Boston Globe noted at that time, “Women fill 10 of 20 top positions in Governor Mitt Romney’s administration, making the Commonwealth one of five states that come close to matching the percentage of top women appointees to the proportion of women in the overall population.”
“This accomplishment is significant. Nowhere else in Massachusetts government—not in the legislature, not in statewide offices, and not in municipal offices—are the numbers for women anywhere near as good. This fact was acknowledged by the Women’s National Republican Club, which presented Governor Romney with its 2005 Exemplary Leadership Award for his work in recruiting and promoting women to cabinet and senior-level positions in his administration. At the dinner in Manhattan at which the governor was feted, he attributed his success in attracting “top-level women to serve in [my] Administration to the MassGAP program spearheaded by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus shortly after the 2002 gubernatorial election.”
Ms. Hanchar was also not impassioned about Obamacare and birth control issues.
“If we give Sandra Fluke $3,600 a year in cash or tax breaks to buy her needed birth control for the year, then I want the Obama care administrators to send me $3,600 times the ten years or fifteen years I spent paying for my own birth control. After all, this is fair and Obama wants everything to be fair, right?”
“My question is, where does it stop? Am I entitled to free drugs, free health care? A free education, a free house and a free car? Pretty soon with all the entitlements we will be living in a socialist country. Socialism while interesting is not working very well in Europe. It is time for all Americans, not just the very rich to take personal responsibility,” said Hanchar.
“I want smaller government, less regulation and a free market economy. I want the government to keep their hands out of my bedroom, off of my bank account, and leave important decisions to the states, not the federal government. That’s why I am voting for Romney.”
Last month, the Washington Examiner reported that a poll conducted by CNN/ORC International showed Romney leading Obama among likely independent voters, 54 percent to 40 percent.