-6/8/12 USA Today: An Obama ad claimed Massachusetts fell to 47th in job creation under Romney but noted that 12 months before he took office it ranked 50th in job creation. “When he left office it had improved to 28th."
-10/1/11 demoinregister.com: When Romney left office the unemployment rate had fallen to 4.7? (Note: low job creation goes with low unemployment)
Romney’s education record:
2005-2006: Massachusetts ranks #3
2006-2007 (his last year in office) Smartest State Award: It ranks #2.
-9/5/12 CNBC News http://www.cnbc.com/id/48905756:
The World Economic Forum survey ranks nations by competitiveness: the US fell two positions to the 7th spot marking its fourth year of decline.
-10/1/12 AP http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/U:
If Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire on 12/31/12 taxes for a family making $40,000-$64,000 will increase up to $2,000 next year; for $110,000-$140,000 the increase will be up to $6,000.
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.’”
-When Obama took office the unemployment rate was 7.8?- today it’s 7.9?
Obama’s education record:
Reading Scores Are the Lowest They've Been in 40 Years"
Obama’s foreign policy:
-9/11/12 Muslims invade our embassy and murder four Americans in Benghazi.
Poll of Egyptians: Before Obama 26?isapproved of Egypt having diplomatic relations with Israel, now 74?isapprove; 87?ant 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".
When you vote for democrats/progressives you’re voting for CHANGE.
In his speech on 8/31/10 in Osawatomie, Kansas progressive T. Roosevelt’s version of CHANGE included national health care, social security and championing of unions (the vanguard of all welfare state advocates). TR didn’t care 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 articulated his version of CHANGE in his speech to Congress on 1/11/44: He said that we need a “Second Bill of Rights” which included the right: to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; of every family to a decent home; to be free from economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
LBJ’s CHANGE, The Great Society, became the largest redistribution of wealth in history.
The fact that our semi-capitalist system has provided those “rights” through individual effort, religious/private organizations and minimal government welfare programs means little to most democrats. They discount the fact that millions of immigrants fled European welfare states where those “rights” were, “in theory,” guaranteed. But that’s the problem with democrats: they live “in theory.” They routinely subordinate facts and history to their dogma. They are determined to remake America into heaven on earth.
It’s only because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News -- non-existent a generation ago! -- that most Americans are aware of what the democrats mean by CHANGE:
-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."