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November 6, 2012

Decision '12

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Tonawanda News — Several others are crossing party lines to make the final determination for who they would like to send to the White House for the next four years. 

Dave Kusmierski, of the City of Tonawanda, said he’s voting for Obama “basically because of the way Bush left the economy.”

“I think Obama is moving us in the right direction and deserves another four years,” he said. “Plus, I don’t like rich people, all they do is profit off of us.”

Inversely, David Bentley, another city resident,  said he thinks the incumbent’s path is too narrowly focused on the redistribution of wealth. 

“I believe you should work for what you have. And Obama is putting us into debt,” he said. 

Elsewhere in the region, Romney supporters proved tough to wrangle, with Democrats offering a defense of Obama’s first term.

Angelo D’Aloise and Vince Spadorcia, both 81 and both retired, meet with friends at Mike’s Marketside Cafe off of Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls every Monday morning. 

The Monday before election day was no different.

The men, both Obama supporters, expressed concerns over Romney’s relationship with the financial industry. Each said they feel that President George W. Bush’s lax regulations on Walls Street helped to create the recession that Obama has been battling since taking office.

D’Aloise said candidates in that position can’t accomplish everything they promise, and pointed to a staunchly divided House and Senate as one reason Obama hasn’t delivered on all his promises, with Republicans doing everything in their power to trip up the president.

“How can you do business like that?,” he said. “It’s amazing that he did what he did.”

Similarly, Spadorcia pointed to the weak economy that Obama walked into following the Bush administration and the surplus created under President Bill Clinton’s administration as reasons he’s confident that Democrats will be able to continue pulling the country out of recession.

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