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imamomzilla
Had Enough of Broken Promises?
October 8, 2012 at 8:32 AM

 

After watching the first debate, I refuse to believe that American voters will choose an encore for Obama's version of "hope and change." Regardless of his new campaign promises, Romney reminded us of Obama's failed trickle-down-government and his string of broken promises. Here are ten reasons that it's time for a change in Washington.

1. He said, "I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." Instead the deficit has increased by over $5.3 trillion and keeps on growing!

2. He said, "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." But he consistently made back-room deals, bringing Nancy Pelosi to say regarding the Affordable Care Act, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." We are still finding out what is in it!

3. He promised, "Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year." But, since 2009, premiums have risen by $2,370 a year. Health insurance premiums are becoming the biggest single monthly payment after mortgages. That cost will soon get a lot worse unless something is done.

4. He campaigned saying, "If you choose change, you will have a nominee who doesn't take a dime from Washington Lobbyists. Doesn't take a dime from Washington PACS. And when I am President, their days of setting the agenda in Washington will be over." He's rejected public funding and his contributions from the PACS and labor union are setting records.

5. He promised that if Congress passed the stimulus plan, unemployment wouldn't go over 8%. Unemployment has been above 8% for 43 straight months, and 23 million Americans have stopped looking for work, are out of work, or are underemployed. More of the same policies is not the answer!

6. He said investing in alternative energy and restricting our dependence on oil and gas would produce a profitable energy future. Solyndra went bankrupt taking our tax money with it. His policies have increased our dependence on foreign oil and resulted in exorbitant gas prices. Romney promises jobs and energy independence by taking advantages of our own energy resources.

7. He said he'd raise incomes for people, but Sentier Research reports that household incomes are down more than 8% since Obama took office. That's a reduction of over $4,000 for the average family. Can you afford four more years?

8. Ronald Reagan said, You +1'd this publicly.

"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." Under Obama, food stamp usage has increased 100%. About 32 million households, or 27.1 percent, benefited from at least one means-tested poverty program. Do you want more government dependency or do you want freedom and a free-enterprise economic recovery that produces jobs?

9. Obama openly supports class warfare: "I'm calling on Congress to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 for another year." Because income tax does not apply to those who are already rich; most who are rich pay only capital gains tax, not income tax. Obama's income tax is a punishment for those who are aspiring to achieve their dreams and are on their way to becoming rich. Admittedly, the amount generated by targeting our most successful citizens won't even make a dent in the budget deficit. After government runs out of money from your successful neighbors to fund your benefits, guess who is next? They'll come after you to take away the rewards for achieving your dreams!

10. The Middle East is the most visible collapse in the unraveling of the Obama administration's foreign policy. The Arab Spring Obama supported has exploded. From his failure to increase security on a 9/11 anniversary to his consistently blaming an anti-Muslim video and an apparent terrorist involvement cover-up, it's clear that Obama is riding a weak horse in the eyes of the enemy. This president's weakness has resulted in the loss of American lives and is provocative to the terrorists who are still at war.

In light of his record, President Obama's words now ring hollow, if not produce a grating note! Fool Americans once, blame our charismatic president's campaign skills. Fool Americans twice, blame voters for truly being fools.

(townhall)

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  • annabl1970
    October 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/rich.html#O8z1eAf6LbpOISmv.99

    Quoting imamomzilla:

     It's close enough. ;-)

    This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it."

    (monticello. org)

    "Quoting Kate_Momof3:
    I think the works of Thomas Jefferson himself are a more valid source than some website.

    You go ahead and keep misquoting Jefferson. It lets everyone else know where you're coming from!

    Quoting imamomzilla:

     Hmm. Are you sure? I checked the quote site ThinkExist and it appears there also.

    This one is pretty good:

    “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

     

    Quoting Kate_Momof3:

    That is not a quote from Thomas Jefferson, Zilla. 


    Quoting imamomzilla:

     I didn't write the article....but that's exactly what Obamanomics is -"Trickle Down Government".....not economics.

    And that system only works for a Totalitarian Regime.smile big

    Quoting Kmary:

    Regardless of one's political affiliation, if you're looking for a President who doesn't break campaign promises, you may as well move to a place with no President.  That's the only way you won't find a President who doesn't break any promises. 

    Second, I had been willing to give you a tiny bit of credit until you referred to "Obama's trickle down economics".  Republicans invented trickle down and continue to contend that it's the only way to fix a hurting economy, despite it having never worked ever in the history of our country.  You may disagree entirely with how Obama has attempted to fix the economy, but calling it trickle down is one of the more ignorant statements I've read in this group ever. 

     


     


     


  • Sica_Belle
    October 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM
    Quoting Sisteract:


    I don't really want either as my choice, but I do have to say:
    I suppose the fact that if they were citizens, they'd have to contribute to the system has no bearing?
  • imamomzilla
    October 9, 2012 at 6:47 PM

     My FAVE TJ Quote:

    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

  • imamomzilla
    October 9, 2012 at 7:02 PM

     annabl, I felt something wasn't quite right with that quote and did some digging....it is missing a few things, including context. Here is the letter written to Edward Carrington, Jan 16, 1787:

    <snip> "I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law, & restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter, under pretence of governing they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves & sheep. I do not exaggerate. This is a true picture of Europe. Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you & I, & Congress & Assemblies, judges & governors shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions; and experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

    (wiki)

    Quoting annabl1970:

    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • 7SportsMom7
    October 9, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    I have a very good friend who works for the State and has transferred to the Disability Division.  Oh, the stories and when she questioned obvious fraud and falseness, she was told not to worry about and just process the claims.  Sure there are those that are truly in need - no problem - but there are some she can physically see working the system.  Sad.


    Quoting MidwestMama55:

    I particularly like #8. When I was younger, I was a database specialist working for a large social service agency in the worst part of the city.  One of the systems I was responsible for tracked and managed people "on the programs".  I sat through meeting after meeting where folks brainstormed how to get more people "on the dole".  More folks on the dole meant more funding. One day. I stood up and innocently asked the following question:  "If we are really trying to help these people, shouldn't we measure success by how many we have helped who no long need it, rather than how many people we can continue adding?"  After they all stared at me as if I was speaking Russian, I knew it was time for me to seek other employment.  There was NOBODY in that room that thought our goal should ever be to get people self-sufficient. Bleeding heart liberalism at its finest.  I never forgot that moment, and never voted Democrat again.


  • Redwall
    by Redwall
    October 9, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    All I want from a president is one that puts his hand on the Bible and commits to upholding the Constitution.  It simply won't happen, but I keep hoping....

  • broncfan
    October 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM


    Quoting 7SportsMom7:

    I have a very good friend who works for the State and has transferred to the Disability Division.  Oh, the stories and when she questioned obvious fraud and falseness, she was told not to worry about and just process the claims.  Sure there are those that are truly in need - no problem - but there are some she can physically see working the system.  Sad.


    Quoting MidwestMama55:

    I particularly like #8. When I was younger, I was a database specialist working for a large social service agency in the worst part of the city.  One of the systems I was responsible for tracked and managed people "on the programs".  I sat through meeting after meeting where folks brainstormed how to get more people "on the dole".  More folks on the dole meant more funding. One day. I stood up and innocently asked the following question:  "If we are really trying to help these people, shouldn't we measure success by how many we have helped who no long need it, rather than how many people we can continue adding?"  After they all stared at me as if I was speaking Russian, I knew it was time for me to seek other employment.  There was NOBODY in that room that thought our goal should ever be to get people self-sufficient. Bleeding heart liberalism at its finest.  I never forgot that moment, and never voted Democrat again.

     


    How sick is our government?

  • Xlandria
    October 9, 2012 at 8:54 PM


    Quoting Kate_Momof3:

    That is not a quote from Thomas Jefferson, Zilla. 


    Quoting imamomzilla:

     I didn't write the article....but that's exactly what Obamanomics is -"Trickle Down Government".....not economics.

    And that system only works for a Totalitarian Regime.smile big

    Quoting Kmary:

    Regardless of one's political affiliation, if you're looking for a President who doesn't break campaign promises, you may as well move to a place with no President.  That's the only way you won't find a President who doesn't break any promises. 

    Second, I had been willing to give you a tiny bit of credit until you referred to "Obama's trickle down economics".  Republicans invented trickle down and continue to contend that it's the only way to fix a hurting economy, despite it having never worked ever in the history of our country.  You may disagree entirely with how Obama has attempted to fix the economy, but calling it trickle down is one of the more ignorant statements I've read in this group ever. 

     


    It most certainly is a Thomas Jefferson quote.

  • itsmesteph11
    October 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM
    Iagree with you but there are still those we can only assume are small thinkers who will follow Obama for some insane reason. Yes its scary.

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