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August 15th, 2012

Marshall County Treasurer Responds to President Obama’s Visit to His Family Farm

On Tuesday, Marshall County Treasurer Jarret Heil of rural Haverhill, Iowa issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to his family farm during the President’s three day visit in Iowa.

“It is truly an honor to have the President of the United States visit our farm and see a little piece of Central Iowa up close. It is the believed to be the first time a sitting President has made a stop in Marshall County in 72 years. Meeting the President in person is like most people say, he is gracious, personable and very respectful. It is a memory that my family and community will never forget.”

“During his press conference he spoke of the importance of wind energy along with all forms of energy in America and the extending the wind tax credits. He also railed against Governor Mitt Romeny that he would take us back to the failed policies of the past. The President has forgotten that it is his Democrat party’s policies that required banks to irresponsibly loan to default prone home buyers, which singlehandedly destroyed our housing market and sending us into recession. The additional banking regulations have caused uncertainty leaving investors sitting on their money and our economy stagnant.”

“As the milestone that it is for our community with the President’s visit, it is important to not get caught up in the President’s glamorous re-election words and remember President Obama’s first term record and rhetoric does not represent Middle America, entrepreneurs, small business owners and farmers. President Obama repeatedly attempts to make this campaign about dividing Americans. By refusing to extend the Bush Tax Cuts, the President will crush small businesses including farmers and steer away entrepreneurs. The President’s reckless comments telling business folks that they didn’t build it, weakens the American spirit of free enterprise. Manufacturing a “war on women”, snubbing the Catholic Church on contraception, suing the State of Florida for attempting to take non-citizens off the voting rolls, while suing the State of Ohio for giving members of the military an extended period of time to vote demonstrates the President’s efforts to divide our nation.”

“Sensational words of hope and change in Central Iowa don’t overshadow President Obama’s failures in garnering just one vote in Congress for his budgets while running up record deficits. It is time to get efficient with our federal tax dollars and get the economy back on track. It is time to restore faith in the future of our country for our investors and entrepreneurs to fire the engine of economic prosperity and bring the jobs back. Unfortunately our gracious visitor today is not equipped to manage this task, otherwise we’d already be moving in the right direction.”

“Should President Obama be re-elected, the good news is that my father took advantage of his private time with the President to pray with him for true divine guidance from our Lord Jesus Christ. My dad said he could tell the President stopped in the moment to truly think about what it means to be President and was humbled. After the President finished his press conference, he told my father to keep praying for him because he really needs it. I agree and pray to that.”

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