-10/1/11 demoinregister.com: When Romney left office the unemployment rate had fallen to 4.7?so “job creation” would logically be low).
-6/7/12 factcheck.org: "The ad [democrat] states that job creation in Massachusetts fell to 47th under Romney. That’s a bit misleading. Massachusetts’ state ranking for job growth went from 50th the year before he took office, to 28th in his final year.”
-6/8/12 USA Today: "As we wrote in an item this week when an Obama ad claimed Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney, in the 12 months before he took office, the state ranked 50th in job creation. That ranking remained 50th during Romney’s first year in office, but by his final year, it had improved to 28th."
His education record:
2006-2007 (his last year in office) Smartest State Award:
Unemployment rate over 8.1?or 43 months.
Bill Clinton: "Governor Romney's argument is, 'We're not fixed, so fire him and put me in.' It is true, we're not fixed.’”
-If the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire on 12/31/12: 10/1/12 AP http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/U…
Taxes for a family making $40,000-$64,000 will increase up to $2,000 next year; for a family making $110,000-$140,000 the increase will be up to $6,000.
His education record:
Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years"
Obama’s foreign policy:
-9/11/12 Muslims murder four Americans in Benghazi.
recent poll of Egyptians: Before Obama 26?isapproved of Egypt having diplomatic relations with Israel, now 74?isapprove; 87?ant Egypt to have its own nuclear bombs.
“For all practical purposes China has unilaterally decided to annex an area that extends eastward from the East Asian mainland as far as the Philippines, and nearly as far south as the Strait of Malacca.”
Russia conducts tests of its nuclear arsenal, “...the most comprehensive since the 1991 Soviet collapse.”
-10/29/12 Daily Telegraph: All Australian schoolchildren will be able to learn an Asian language under an ambitious plan by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to prepare the nation for the "Asian Century".
Obama’s CHANGE agenda:
Progressive Teddy Roosevelt’s CHANGE included national health care, social security for all, championing of unions (the vanguard of all welfare and socialist states) and a federal income and inheritance tax. (8/31/10, Osawatomie, Kansas). Did he worry that his CHANGE violated the Constitution? “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I think we have got to face the fact that such an increase in governmental control is now necessary.”
FDR added to TR’s CHANGE: the right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation, the right of every family to a decent home, and to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment. He called it a “Second Bill of Rights.” (1/11/44, his speech before Congress).
LBJ’s CHANGE, The Great Society, became the largest redistribution of wealth program in history.
Democrats rarely credit our semi-capitalist CONSTITUTIONAL economic system with doing a pretty da?d good job of achieving all of those goals – isn’t that why millions upon millions of people from all over the world want to live here? But ideologues are not driven by facts, they are driven by their ideology.
It’s only because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (non-existent a generation ago!) that we are learning what democrats mean by CHANGE: They want to CHANGE America into a European-style welfare state. And Obama has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams:
-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.
a poll on those who believe government should have more control over our lives: Republicans 15?Independents, 29?Democrats 67?
-Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.
Ben Franklin: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."