Election 2012 is just around the corner and candidates are gearing up for the campaign. Obama has been in campaign mode for some time. Soon he will be doing what he does best – campaigning most of the time.
Be prepared for what you will hear and know the facts. This election it is imperative that Americans make an informed choice for president. It is the job of the voters to be informed and we must do this without help from media. We must seek truth, because it isn’t going to be presented on the 6:00 o’clock news or written in the local newspaper headlines.
Here is some of what you will hear from the Obama team:
Obama the “true fulfillment” of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for America. His slogan may be “win the future.”
Obama claims that when he took office the country was in the greatest recession since 1930 and on the brink of a great depression equaled only by the depression of the 1930’s era. In order to believe his campaign rhetoric, his premise must be accepted as factual. It really isn’t accurate.
Here is what USA Today had to say about that on November 4, 2008:
By any measure, our current economic suffering pales in comparison with what the nation endured from 1929 through 1939. Still, most economists are predicting a long, difficult period ahead. Could it eventually become a depression? It’s possible — but not likely.
A report given in 2006 describing the economy from 2001-2006 reads as follows:
The figures for U.S. production over the last twenty quarters indicate that the U.S. economy has long passed from of a condition of economic recovery from the minor recession of 2001 into resurgence and sustainable robust growth. The revised estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the real GDP for the fourth quarter of 2006 indicates a statistical acceleration of the rate of growth from 2.0 percent on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2006 to 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter.
From 2006 – 2008, with the election of a new Congress things did worsen, however, the outlook did not appear as bleak to everyone as Obama describes it in hindsight.
His premise is flawed, therefore when Obama says:
“Not only were we able to yank this economy out of the recession,” but says, “Not only were we able to get this economy going again, that in the last 15 months we’ve seen the economy add jobs…but under Nancy’s leadership we were able to achieve historic health care legislation that over the last 15, 20 years will end up benefiting millions of families across the country…
“We didn’t just rescue the economy we put it on the strongest footing for the future,” Obama said.
“And along the way we saved the auto industry and a few other things…”
be careful to compare what he says with reality.
In fact, Obama already made these claims to a group of 152 Democratic donors at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Politico reported there was some laughter, even among that group.
Instead of yanking America out of a recession, unemployment climbed steadily after Obama took office, the economy remains sluggish, our nation is deeper in debt than at any time in our history, and the only jobs created have been government jobs. The private sector suffered and continues to suffer.
Under this administration, legislation was passed that no one had read and this has proven to be disastrous, just as most people predicted at the time. Now he is using this same legislation and claiming it benefits millions of families across the country. This is another claim that cannot be supported with facts.
Reports continue to surface that the Healthcare bill will increase cost for American’s health care. The latest report:
The director of the Congressional Budget Officesaid Tuesday that the health care reform legislation would cost, over the next ten years, $115 billion more than previously thought, bringing the total cost to more than $1 trillion…This comes just weeks after the Obama administration itself released an analysis confirming that the new law actually increases Americans’ health care costs.
Because of the unpopularity of the bill, many are asking for waivers.
The Hill reports that “The number of temporary healthcare reform waivers granted by the Obama administration to organizations climbed to more than 1,000, according to new numbers disclosed by the Department of Health and Human Services.”
Courts have declared parts of the legislation to be unconstitutional.
Many within his own party say that Barack Obama lacks the ability to lead.
Even so, Obama is an excellent speaker and with the help of his teleprompters he is able to please his audiences and sound very believable.
Americans have a job to do. We must take this job seriously. If America is to survive as we know it, we must find and elect the right person to lead our country.