before his supporters in Iowa, Romney said: “This is a campaign night
where America wins. We’re going to change the White House and get
America back on track.”
Lets take a look at that Track that Romney wants to put America* back on.
Remember that : “During the first half of 2001 and the 2003–07 period, the
GOP maintained full control of both the White House and
Congress.” Those are the years that lead up to THIS economy as we try to recover from the REPUBLICAN lead crash of 2007.
Historically, Republicans have often been worse spenders than
Democrats. Since 1962, they controlled the White House during six
of the 10 largest annual percentage increases in real discretionary
outlays (see Figure 1). Discretionary spending is the part of the
budget that is appropriated every year, as opposed to mandatory
spending, which is on autopilot and can only be changed by altering
the law behind the programs. For three of the 10 years with the
biggest increases in discretionary spending, Republicans controlled
Congress as well as the White House.
The Republican (Bush) tax cuts are killing the economy and driving a majority of our National Debt.
Is there any one of the GOP contenders who would be willing to let the
tax levels for high-income individuals revert to their pre-Bush levels?
That is, the levels they were at during the Clinton administration, when
unemployment stayed low, the economy grew at a startlingly lively rate,
and the government ran – gasp – a surplus? If so, they’ve been pretty
quiet about it.
Democrats are better at GDP growth, Republicans cause recessions.
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s third term (1941–44),
Democrats have generally presided over faster growth and stronger stock
markets than Republicans; Republican administrations have been
friendlier for disinflation and the bond market. Also, Republicans tend
to preside over recessions early in their terms, with growth
accelerating as time passes; Democrats tend to preside over earlier
accelerations followed by slowdowns as the term matures.
The Republican Agenda should frighten anyone who loves Liberty, Peace and Freedom of Religion.
The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the
Republicans nominate, we’ll be running against someone who has embraced that
agenda in order to win — vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end
Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq
indefinitely, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay
for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.
They will continue to destroy the Middle Class.
the reason that the parents are not there to instill values into their
children and coach their baseball teams is because those mothers and
fathers are working their ass off. While Republican governors such as
the likely former candidate for President Rick Perry seek praise for
their ability to create minimum wage jobs,
the people working those jobs realize they simply do not pay the bills.
They need two of these jobs and their wives need one and none of them
provide adequate health care.
The GOP propaganda machine, aka Fox Misinfotainment, aka Faux Newz is spewing distortions and lies which any precursory fact check can reveal.
The Bush administration left the American working people with a huge
deficit The hole dug over 8 years by the previous administration will
take more than 2 years to fill.
It is time to oust the Party of No.
*America is a large land mass consisting of two continents – North and South America. North America has 22 Nations, including the United States of America. South America has 13 Nations. It appears Romney wants to create an American Union, destroying the U.S.’s sovereignty.
Comment (Answer) I wanted to (edit and) share :
Q: Why do Republicans avoid their record and only attack Obama?
A (by bob): A quick look at their record will answer this question. forty years of
the conservative agenda and the country has had only one little spurt of
progress, and that only when a Democrat was president. Other than that, it has been a consistent
record of failure. Economic growth during the Reagan and Bush
administration that was supported by borrowing and record setting debts. Poverty increased every time a Republican was
president, Increased unemployment every time a Republican was president,
Decline in manufacturing every time a Republican was president….Now
their only hope is that they can force a Democratic administration to be
the total failure they were. So far, they haven’t been too successful
and last month the Obama administration added more private sector jobs
than Bush did for his entire first term, the stock market keeps plugging
along, manufacturing has increased and they have been successful only
in stalling Democratic proposals.
In 2006, the economy was not
“humming along.” The stock market was up, but the entire economy was a
house of cards built on an extraordinary amount of borrowing, both private
and public. Both private debt and the national debt were at record
highs. The unemployment was good, but it was also up from the 3.4%
Bush inherited from the Clinton years. Republicans took office and for
four years the Bush administration did not have a net gain in private
sector jobs (ended the first term with an administration that had not
recorded an increase in the number of jobs for the first time in history
and finished two terms with a net increase of only 2 million
jobs…again, worst performance in history) Hard to put this on a little
more than one year of Democratic control of congress…especially in the
light of the fact that George Bush recorded a record number of vetoes in
that year and a half after having completely lost his “veto pen” for
the first six years.
and a “HELL YEAH!” to Obama standing up to the Do-Nothing GOP congress!