- Posted July 14, 2012 by
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Drought Threatens Obama Re-election
The recent heat waves and continued drought across much of the Southeast and Midwest do not bode well for President Obama in the upcoming presidential election, or so says an article published in the Christian Science Monitor.
Crop failures due to drought could cause food prices to increase, putting further pressures on the wallets of the middle class. Republicans are sure to try to exploit these price increases and voters will be looking for someone to tell them how they can bring costs down. Of course it will be by continuing tax cuts for the rich.
It is unfair to blame Obama for the drought and I don't think anyone but a small few will do so. It would be wise for Obama's campaign to show any efforts they are making to address climate change. The GOP are weak in this arena. I don't think Romney thinks climate change is a concern for the government. Maybe I'm wrong.
I hate that food prices are dictated by futures markets. Our food is nothing but a commodity to be gambled on. Food security is a serious concern. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm stocking up before the end of summer. If only to save money.
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