before his supporters in Iowa, Romney said: "This is a campaign night where America wins. We're going to change the White House and get America back on track."Lets take a look at that Track that Romney wants to put America* back on.
Remember that : "During the first half of 2001 and the 2003–07 period, the GOP maintained full control of both the White House and Congress." Those are the years that lead up to THIS economy as we try to recover from the REPUBLICAN lead crash of 2007.
Historically, Republicans have often been worse spenders than Democrats. Since 1962, they controlled the White House during six of the 10 largest annual percentage increases in real discretionary outlays (see Figure 1). Discretionary spending is the part of the budget that is appropriated every year, as opposed to mandatory spending, which is on autopilot and can only be changed by altering the law behind the programs. For three of the 10 years with the biggest increases in discretionary spending, Republicans controlled Congress as well as the White House.The Republican (Bush) tax cuts are killing the economy and driving a majority of our National Debt.
Is there any one of the GOP contenders who would be willing to let the tax levels for high-income individuals revert to their pre-Bush levels? That is, the levels they were at during the Clinton administration, when unemployment stayed low, the economy grew at a startlingly lively rate, and the government ran - gasp - a surplus? If so, they've been pretty quiet about it.Democrats are better at GDP growth, Republicans cause recessions.
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s third term (1941–44), Democrats have generally presided over faster growth and stronger stock markets than Republicans; Republican administrations have been friendlier for disinflation and the bond market. Also, Republicans tend to preside over recessions early in their terms, with growth accelerating as time passes; Democrats tend to preside over earlier accelerations followed by slowdowns as the term matures.The Republican Agenda should frighten anyone who loves Liberty, Peace and Freedom of Religion.
The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we'll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win -- vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman's right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.They will continue to destroy the Middle Class.
the reason that the parents are not there to instill values into their children and coach their baseball teams is because those mothers and fathers are working their ass off. While Republican governors such as the likely former candidate for President Rick Perry seek praise for their ability to create minimum wage jobs, the people working those jobs realize they simply do not pay the bills. They need two of these jobs and their wives need one and none of them provide adequate health care.
The GOP propaganda machine, aka Fox Misinfotainment, aka Faux Newz is spewing distortions and lies which any precursory fact check can reveal.
The Bush administration left the American working people with a huge deficit The hole dug over 8 years by the previous administration will take more than 2 years to fill.It is time to oust the Party of No.
*America is a large land mass consisting of two continents - North and South America. North America has 22 Nations, including the United States of America. South America has 13 Nations. It appears Romney wants to create an American Union, destroying the U.S.'s sovereignty.
Comment (Answer) I wanted to (edit and) share :
Q: Why do Republicans avoid their record and only attack Obama?and a "HELL YEAH!" to Obama standing up to the Do-Nothing GOP congress!
A (by bob): A quick look at their record will answer this question. forty years of the conservative agenda and the country has had only one little spurt of progress, and that only when a Democrat was president. Other than that, it has been a consistent record of failure. Economic growth during the Reagan and Bush administration that was supported by borrowing and record setting debts. Poverty increased every time a Republican was president, Increased unemployment every time a Republican was president, Decline in manufacturing every time a Republican was president....Now their only hope is that they can force a Democratic administration to be the total failure they were. So far, they haven't been too successful and last month the Obama administration added more private sector jobs than Bush did for his entire first term, the stock market keeps plugging along, manufacturing has increased and they have been successful only in stalling Democratic proposals.
In 2006, the economy was not "humming along." The stock market was up, but the entire economy was a house of cards built on an extraordinary amount of borrowing, both private and public. Both private debt and the national debt were at record highs. The unemployment was good, but it was also up from the 3.4% Bush inherited from the Clinton years. Republicans took office and for four years the Bush administration did not have a net gain in private sector jobs (ended the first term with an administration that had not recorded an increase in the number of jobs for the first time in history and finished two terms with a net increase of only 2 million jobs...again, worst performance in history) Hard to put this on a little more than one year of Democratic control of congress...especially in the light of the fact that George Bush recorded a record number of vetoes in that year and a half after having completely lost his "veto pen" for the first six years.