Democrats can’t extol Obama’s record so they to name-call and ask nonsense questions. But we know their real purpose is to conceal the democrat party’s dirty little secret:
Democrat President Wilson (1913-1918) said, “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” He may have been the first democrat to appreciate the potential use of multiculturalism (“If it’s white or American, trash it!”) in deconstructing the Constitution, saying, “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way: “Every nation is exceptional in its own way.”
Democrat President Roosevelt “let it all hang out” in his speech before Congress on January 11, 1944:
“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights...” [which included]:
-The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation
-The right of every family to a decent home
-The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health
-The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
LBJ’s Great Society became the largest redistribution of wealth program in our history. Obama is trying to “outperform” LBJ.
Because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (all non-existent a generation ago!) today we know that democrats have been gradually changing America into a European style welfare state.
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61?f liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71?f democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare states.
Who are the winners in this “change”? It looks like the politicians who are in bed with the unions:
Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012:
-Of the top twenty political contributors between 1989 and 2012 twelve are unions; they give less than 5?o Republicans; only six of those top twenty are corporations who gave about 40?o democrats (Goldman Sachs gave 56?f its cash to democrats).
-The NEA (“teachers” union) gave $43,613,263: 71?ent to democrats, 5?o Republicans.
-The AFT (“teachers” union) gave $34,698,466: 86?ent to democrats, 0?o Republicans.
-The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gave $61,610,080: 73?ent to democrats, 0?o Republicans.
10/21/10 Wall Street Journal: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections. It gave 0?o Republicans between 1989 and 2012.
And what do the unions get in “pay back”?
8/13/10 USA Today: The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade. Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
7/8/11 U. S. News Report (usnews.com): The actual number of private sector jobs decreased since 2008. Government jobs increased.
-6/8/12 Investors Business Daily: “Private-sector jobs are still down by 4.6 million, or 4?from January 2008, when overall employment peaked. Meanwhile government jobs are down just 407,000, or 1.8?
3/31/10, postalemployeenetwork.com: “Postmaster Potter has made headway in reducing work hours and the costs of benefits and pensions, but the average postal employee still makes $83,000 in salary and benefits a year, placing postal workers among the highest-paid government employees.”
6/11/12 Cato Institute ((http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/obama-vs-:
...teacher employment has exploded; the public school workforce has grown 11 times faster than student enrollment over the last 40 years; on a per pupil basis, the inflation-adjusted average cost of a K-12 education has gone from about $55,000 to about $150,000.”
8/15/12 USA Today/Gannet:
-21,000+ retired federal workers receive lifetime government pensions of $100,000+.
-Economist Veronique de Rugy (Mercatus Center): Average federal pensions, $32,824; state and local government pensions, $24,373; military, $22,492; ExxonMobilExxon Corporation (one of the best remaining private pensions), $18,250.
-Pension payments cost $70 billion last year, plus $13 billion for retiree health care. Taxpayers face a future $2 trillion unfunded liability to cover those programs...
And, as though that’s not enough for you to show Obama the door:
-Google search Obama saying, “Under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket.” (9/08).
-6/8/11 U. S. News: “Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11?o over 23?.”
Democrats can run, but you can’t hide.