Obama’s Dismal Record: One last Look before the Election – Patriot Update

Obama’s Dismal Record: One last Look before the Election – Patriot Update

As a candidate, Obama made a lot of promises—promises he failed to keep. He promised lower taxes. Instead we got higher taxes in the form of a Healthcare bill he claimed was not a tax. He promised to cut the national debt in half. Instead he increased it. He promised to put Americans back to work. Instead he put them in the unemployment line. He promised to bridge our country’s racial divide. Instead he increased racial tension in America. He promised to reduce poverty. Instead he increased it—hugely.

As President, Barack Obama has made a lot of excuses. The president’s favorite tactic for excusing his record of failure has been to blame others. When pointing the finger of blame, Obama’s favorite scapegoat has been George W. Bush. Since this is the case, Americans would do well to take one last look at President Obama’s record vis-à-vis the Bush record before entering the voting booth on November 6th. Further, readers of this column would do well to share its message with as many undecided voters as possible, although I cannot for the life of me understand how any person could still be undecided at this point. But, then, if logic dictated voting patterns Barack Obama would not have been elected in the first place.

Now for a last look at President Obama’s record as compared with the circumstances he inherited from George W. Bush. When Barack Obama took office in January 2009, 21.5 million Americans were out of work. During the Obama administration, rather than decline, that number increased to 23.1 million. That is 1.6 million more people unemployed than when Barack Obama was sworn in as the president who was going to put Americans back to work. The only significant increase in employment under President Obama has been in the White House where he employs 43 czars—up from eight under Bill Clinton—and 279 new “presidential aides.” The average salary of the czars is $170,000 and the average salary of his presidential aides is $100,000—not bad at a time when millions of highly-qualified, highly-educated, experienced Americans remain unemployed or, at best, underemployed.

While running for president, Barack Obama chided the George W. Bush administration for presiding over unprecedented increases in gas prices. However, during his administration gas prices have increased from the nationwide average of $1.89 he inherited upon taking office to the current $3.91, an increase of 111 percent. Predictably, Obama’s apologists have changed rhetorical horses in midstream and now claim he has no influence over the price of gasoline. This, of course, is an absurd argument since the president’s energy policies have both a direct and indirect effect on the price of oil. Making war on coal, cutting drilling leases by two-thirds, wasting billions on unproven alternative energy sources, and refusing to approve the Keystone Pipeline are just a few of the ways the president has signaled oil producers that they can raise their prices.

Barack Obama inherited a $10.6 trillion national debt and promptly set about increasing it by 51 percent. The president’s national debt now stands at $16 trillion and climbing. Worse yet, President Obama seems to think that he can borrow and spend our country out of debt. Family income under the Bush administration reached a national average of $54,962. Under Obama it decreased to $50,054, a reduction of $4,908. Finally, when Barack Obama took office there were 39.3 Americans living in poverty. Under Obama that number increased to 46.2 million, or an increase of 6.9 million. For most Americans, the answer to the question “Are you better off now than you were four years ago” is a resounding NO. Let’s hope Americans will remember that fact and just say NO to Barack Obama on November 6th.


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Romney Early Voting Lead Could Portend Election Victory

Romney Early Voting Lead Could Portend Election Victory | LifeNews.com



Mitt Romney holds a strong lead in early voting results that could pave the way for an election victory over pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Yesterday, Gallup leased a new poll showing Romney leading Obama in early voting, something that had been a key part of the Obama campaign strategy. The polling firm also reported that more Republicans than Democrats have already voted by a margin of 19 to 15 percent.


“When those who intend to vote before Election Day are factored in, the gap is similar: 37 percent of Republicans vs. 33 percent of Democrats,” it said.



“Romney currently leads Obama 52 percent to 45 percent among voters who say they have already cast their ballots,” Gallup reported. “However, that is comparable to Romney’s 51 percent to 46 percent lead among all likely voters in Gallup’s Oct. 22-28 tracking polling.”


If Gallup is correct about 2012 and Romney being ahead by seven with early voters, that means Obama’s in very deep trouble. Even polls that show Obama with a small lead in states like Ohio confirm Romney will win among those who vote on Election Day.

Ohio’s “Recovery” Due to Shrinking Labor Force

Ohio’s “Recovery” Due to Shrinking Labor Force | Media Trackers Ohio


BLS data show that employment in Ohio bottomed out at 5,255,784 – lower than at any other time in the past decade – in December 2009. By August 2012, Ohio had regained just 82,127 of the more than 350,000 jobs lost after the national housing bubble burst.

Despite paltry job growth, the reported unemployment rate dropped from 10.6 percent to 7.2 percent during the same period because Ohio’s August 2012 labor force of 5.75 million was 3.1 percent smaller than the July 2009 labor force of 5.94 million.

BLS labor force and employment figures clearly demonstrate that the state’s economy is not roaring back as a 3.4 percent drop in the unemployment rate might suggest, but is in fact recovering at a sluggish rate while tens of thousands of Ohioans leave the labor force.

After ARRA became law, Ohio’s economy lost another 159,182 jobs on its way down to the December 2009 trough. Although ARRA job creation reports are scattershot at best, the cost to taxpayers for each ARRA job would be $86,451 if the bill was given credit for every job gained and blame for none of the jobs lost.

“From 2008 through August 2012, Ohio’s labor force lost more workers than every state except Michigan,” Mayer explained in the October 23 Opportunity Ohio report. “From 2010 to August 2012, Ohio’s labor force lost more workers than every state.”

“Ohio’s unemployment rate is being driven down by the shrinking labor force, not by job gains,” Mayer concluded.

Projection of Election Results: Romney 52%, Obama 47%


The bipartisan Battleground Poll is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent.

While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas.

“Republicans are now certain to hold the House,” Goeas said, “regardless of how the presidential race turns out.”

The poll’s election model takes into account variables including voter intensity, age, and education, and voters who are certain in their vote.

The race “remains very close in the surface,” Goeas said, “but the political environment and the composition of the likely electorate favor Governor Romney.”

The Battleground Poll is conducted by Goeas of the Tarrance Group and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. The survey is affiliated with Politico and George Washington University.

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Romney, GOP Lead in Early Voting



Gallup released a new poll today showing that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is leading President Barack Obama in early voting, something that had been a key part of the Obama campaign strategy.

Gallup also reported that more Republicans than Democrats have already voted by a margin of 19 to 15 percent. “When those who intend to vote before Election Day are factored in, the gap is similar: 37 percent of Republicans vs. 33 percent of Democrats,” according to the polling organization.

“Romney currently leads Obama 52 percent to 45 percent among voters who say they have already cast their ballots,” Gallup reported.
 

"Romney leads 51 percent to 45 percent among the much larger group of voters who plan to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6,” said Gallup.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Gallup: Romney, GOP Lead in Early Voting

If this poll is accurate folks, the election for all intensive purposes is over.  The Obama campaign was counting heavily on early voting numbers and apparently Romney is leading Obama in this category as well.  This is good news for Romney and America.  Stay the course though, get out and vote for Romney/Ryan and make sure all your friends, co-workers and family do as well