Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations.
It’s awful that the Democrats want to squeeze a trillion dollars in new taxes out of Americans with Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray’s (D-WA) budget proposal, but hey, at least they offer a “balanced approach” by cutting a trillion in spending too, right?
Wrong. The “spending cuts” are almost entirely fraudulent. They’re just paperwork shuffles and accounting tricks.
It begins with one of the most reliable old flim-flams in the Democrat budget arsenal, “war savings.” This is accomplished by assuming that military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would continue forever… except hey, what do you know, they’re ending! BOOM! $240 billion in “savings!”
In addition to being an insult to our intelligence, the “war savings” scam offers depressing commentary on the way Democrats view government spending through the lens of “baseline budgeting.” The default state of every government program is eternal existence, with built-in annual increases. Can anyone name a major program other than military operations that ever ends, or even diminishes appreciably? Okay, how about a minor one?
On top of the phony war savings, Murray’s budget does cut into the military, funding America’s defense a good $658 billion below the House budget figures, according to the Heritage Foundation. The military remains the one line item Democrats really are willing to slash.LINK
Interesting commentary from Van Jones, a racist, communist, former White House Environmental Advisor and friend to Barack Obama.
It’s bad enough CNN would give all kinds of broadcast time to a cop killer-defender who signed a petition blaming the Bush Administration for 9/11 (but didn’t really sign it). But CNN’s left-wing radical (who was too radical for even the Obama Administration that fired him) is showing no signs of moderation, professionalism, or even decency. Back in October Van Jones called Mitt Romney a “douche” twice on the air. Now, as first reported at Twitchy.com, Jones is publicly comparing KY Sen. Rand Paul to the KKK in a recent tweet.
"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them." Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons." Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal." Senator John Edwards (D-NC), October 10, 2002
"While the distance between the United States and Iraq is great, Saddam Hussein's ability to use his chemical and biological weapons against us is not constrained by geography - it can be accomplished in a number of different ways - which is what makes this threat so real and persuasive." Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), October 10, 2002
"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real." Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
"The essential facts are known. We know of the weapons in Saddam's possession: chemical, biological, and nuclear in time. We know of his unequaled willingness to use them. We know his history. His invasions of his neighbors. His dreams of achieving hegemonic control over the Arab world. His record of anti-American rage. His willingness to terrorize, to slaughter, to suppress his own people and others. We need not stretch to imagine nightmare scenarios in which Saddam makes common cause with the terrorists who want to kill us Americans and destroy our way of life." Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), September 13, 2002
"Make no mistake: Saddam Hussein is a ruthless tyrant, and he must give up his weapons of mass destruction. We support the President in the course he has followed so far: working with Congress, working with the United Nations, insisting on strong and unfettered inspections. We must convince the world that Saddam Hussein is not America's problem alone; he is the world's problem. And we urge President Bush to stay this course for we are far stronger when we stand with other nations than when we stand alone." Governor Gary Locke (D-WA), January 28, 2003 Democratic Response to President Bush's "State of the Union" address
What Drug Date Where Additional
School Stabbing Med For Depression 2011-10-25 Washington **Girl, 15, Stabs Two Girls in School Restroom: 1 Is In Critical Condition
School Shooting Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med 2011-07-11 Alabama **14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student
School Shooting Meds For Depression & ADHD 2011-03-18 South Carolina **Teen Shoots School Official: Pipe Bombs Found in Backpack
School Massacre Plot Prozac Withdrawal 2011-02-23 Virginia **Teen Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Columbine Style Plot
School Hostage Situation Med For Depression 2010-12-15 France **17 Year Old with Sword Holds 20 Children & Teacher Hostage
School Incident/Bizarre Zoloft* 2010-08-22 Australia **School Counselor Exhibits Bizarre Behavior: Became Manic On Zoloft
School Knifing/Murder Meds For Depression & ADHD 2010-04-28 Massachusetts **Sixteen Year Old Kills 15 Year Old in High School Bathroom in Sept. 2009
School Shooting SSRI 2010-02-19 Finland **On Sept. 23, 2008 a Finnish Student Shot & Killed 9 Students Before Killing Himself
School Shooting Threats Celexa Antidepressant 2010-01-25 Virginia **Senior in High School Theatens to Kill 4 Classmates: Facebook Involved: Bail Denied
School Hostage Situation Cymbalta Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 2009-11-09 New York **Man With Gun Inside School Holds Principal Hostage
School/Assault Antidepressant 2009-11-04 California **School Custodian Assaults Student & Principal: Had Manic Reaction From Depression Med
School Shooting Plot Antidepressants 2009-09-22 England **Two English School Boys Plot to Blow Up High School
School Bomb Threat Med For Depression 2009-06-29 Australia **Vexed Father Makes Bomb Threat Against Elementary School
School Shooting Med For Depression 2009-03-13 Germany **16 Dead Including Shooter: Antidepressant Use: Shooter in Treatment For Depression
School Knife Attack Treatment For Depression & Strattera 2009-03-10 Belgium **Three Dead in School Day Care: Two Children & a Caregiver: Happened Jan 23, 2009
School Shooting Plot Med For Depression WITHDRAWAL 2008-08-28 Texas **18 Year Old Plots a Columbine School Attack
School Threat/Lockdown Lexapro* 2008-04-18 California **Violent High School Student Shot to Death on Campus by Police
School Threat Antidepressants 2008-03-20 Indiana **Teen [16 Years Old] Brings Gun to School: There Is a Lockdown
School Stabbing Med For Depression 2008-02-29 Texas **Teen [17 Year Old GIRL] Stabs Friend & Principal at High School
School / Child Endangerment Antidepressants 2008-02-27 Canada **Wacky School Bus Driver Goes Berserk: Also Involved Painkillers
School Suicide/Lockdown Med For Depression 2008-02-20 Idaho **Teen [16 Years Old] Kills Self at High School: Lockdown by Police
School Shooting Prozac WITHDRAWAL 2008-02-15 Illinois ** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
School Threat Prozac Antidepressant 2008-01-25 Washington **Student Takes Loaded Shotgun & 3 Rifles to School Parking Lot: Plans Suicide
School Shooting Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 2007-11-07 Finland **Student Kills 8: Wounds 10: Kills Self: High School in Finland
School Shooting Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 2007-10-12 Ohio **Teen [14 Years Old] School Shooter Possibly on Antidepressants or In Withdrawal
School Suspension Lexapro Antidepressant 2007-07-28 Arkansas **Student Has 11 Incidents with Police During his 16 Months on Lexapro
School Threat Wellbutrin Antidepressant 2007-04-24 Tennessee **Young Boy, 12, Threatens to Shoot Others at School
School Threat Antidepressants 2007-04-23 Mississippi **Student Arrested for Making School Threat Over Internet
School Shooting Antidepressant? 2007-04-18 Virginia **Possible SSRI Use: 33 Dead at Virginia Tech
School Knife Attack Med for Depression 2006-12-06 Indiana **Teen Knife Attacks Fellow Student
School Stabbing Wellbutrin 2006-12-04 Indiana **Stabbing by 17 Year Old At High School: Charged with Attempted Murder
School Hostage Situation Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 2006-11-28 North Carolina **Teen Holds Teacher & Student Hostage with Gun
School Shooting Antidepressant 2006-09-30 Colorado **Man Assaults Girls: Kills One & Self
School Shooting Celexa Antidepressant 2006-08-30 North Carolina **Teen Shoots at Two Students: Kills his Father: Celexa Found Among his Personal Effects
School Hostage Situation Med for Depression 2006-03-09 France **Young Ex-Teacher Holds 21 Students Hostage
School/Assault Zoloft Antidepressant 2006-02-15 Tennessee **Teen Attacks Teacher at School
School Violence Antidepressant 2005-11-19 Arizona **Violent 8 Year Old GIRL Handcuffed by Police at School
School Shooting Prozac Antidepressant 2005-03-24 Minnesota **10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
School Violence Paxil 2004-10-23 Washington DC **Young Boy, 10 Year Old, Has Violent Incidents at School
School Shooting Threat Med for Depression* 2004-10-19 New Jersey **Over-Medicated Teen Brings Loaded Handguns to School
School Shooting Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant 2004-02-09 New York **Student Shoots Teacher in Leg at School
School Shooting Threat Antidepressant 2003-05-31 Michigan **Teen Threatens School Shooting: Charge is Terrorism
School Shooting/Suicide Celexa 2002-10-07 Texas **Young Girl [13 Years Old] Kills Self at School With a Gun
School Arson Incidents Paxil 2002-04-12 Michigan **Unusual Personality Change on Paxil Caused 15 Year Old to Set Fires inside High School
School Violence Celexa Antidepressant 2002-01-23 Florida **Violent 8 Year-Old Boy Arrested At School
School Shooting Antidepressant? 2002-01-17 Virginia **Possible SSRI Withdrawal Mania: 3 Dead at Law School
School Hostage Situation Paxil 2001-10-12 North Carolina **Young Man Holds Three People Hostage in Duke University President’s Office
School Machete Attack Med for Depression 2001-09-26 Pennsylvania **Man Attacks 11 Children & 3 Teachers at Elementary School
School Stabbings Antidepressants 2001-06-09 Japan **Eight Dead: 15 Wounded: Assailant Had Taken 10 Times his Normal Dose of Depression Med
School Shooting Celexa & Effexor Antidepressants 2001-04-19 California **Teen Shoots at Classmates in School
School Hostage Situation Paxil & Effexor Antidepressants 2001-04-15 Washington **Teen Holds Classmates Hostage with a Gun
School Shooting Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant 2001-03-10 Pennsylvania **14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
School Hostage Situation Prozac/ Paxil Antidepressants 2001-01-18 California **Teen [17 Years Old] Takes Girl Hostage at School: He is Killed by Police
School Threats Prozac Antidepressant 1999-10-19 Florida **Teen [16 Years Old] Threatens Classmates With Knife & Fake Explosives
School Shooting Luvox/Zoloft Antidepressants 1999-04-20 Colorado **COLUMBINE: 15 Dead: 24 Wounded
School Shooting Threat Antidepressant 1999-04-16 Idaho **Teen Fires Gun in School
School Shooting Plot Med For Depression 1998-12-01 Wisconsin **Teen Accused of Plotting to Gun Down Students at School
School Shooting Prozac Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL 1998-05-21 Oregon **Four Dead: Twenty Injured
School Violence/Murder Antidepressants* 1998-05-04 New York **Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots his Wife in an Elementary School
School Stand-Off Zoloft Antidepressant 1998-04-13 Idaho **Teen [14 Years Old] in School Holds Police At Bay: Fires Shots
School Shooting Zoloft Antidepressant 1995-10-12 South Carolina **15 Year Old Shoots Two Teachers, Killing One: Then Kills Himself
School Murder Attempt Med For Depression 1995-03-04 California **Young Woman Deliberately Hits 3 Kids with Her Car at Elementary School: Laughed During Attack
School Shooting Related Luvox 1993-07-23 Florida **Man Commits Murder During Clinical Trial for Luvox: Same Drug as in COLUMBINE: Never Reported
School Shooting Antidepressants 1992-09-20 Texas **Man, Angry Over Daughter’s Report Card, Shoots 14 Rounds inside Elementary School
School Shooting Prozac Antidepressant 1992-01-30 Michigan **School Teacher Shoots & Kills His Superintendent at School
School Shooting Anafranil Antidepressant 1988-05-20 Illinois **29 Year Old WOMAN Kills One Child: Wounds Five: Kills Self
1. Approx 500 people have died in mass murders since 1982.
2.Approx 411 murders in Detroit in 2012. 85% black on black.
3. A recent study estimates that more than 1,400 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries and 500,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 sustain unintentional alcohol-related injuries each year.
4. At a rate of 4 -1 weapons used in mass murders and acquired illegally.
5. 20-25% of college students in the U.S. have either been infected with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) or transmitted an STD to their sex partner(s).
6.Approx 3-1 handguns and shotguns have been used in mass murders over assault weapons since 1982.
7. Each year, there are 9 million new STD cases in the U.S. in people under the age of 25 Two-thirds of individuals with an STD are under the age of 25 HPV is the most common STD on college campuses Chlamydia is the 2nd most common STD on college campuses Herpes is the 3rd most common STD on college campuses.
8.Since 2003 we have lost 4450 troops in Iraq Approx 450 a year.
9. Black males 15-30 commit approx 50% of the violent crime in America.
Observations:Black males are responsible for Approx 50% of murders in America while they comprise 6% of the population. Aprox 6000 blacks murdered in 2012 93% murdered by other blacks.
In the last 20 years 28,000 college students have been killed by alcohol at our University’s. and approx 10 million injured in alcohol related accidents while at college.
Approx 17 people a year have died in mass shootings a year since 1982 of those approx 2/3rds have died from pistol or shotgun fire.
A. 17 death a year average from mass murder.
B. 12,000 murders in 2012 1/2 by blacks killing each other.
C.1400 college students die a year from alcohol use.
D. 450 soldiers a year during war.
E. Stds rampant on college campus’s.
My conclusion as follows:its much more safe to be involved in a mass shooting,Or involved in a U.S. led War than to be black in a major city,or to be on a college campus. May be we should focus on the real problems of citizen deaths.
After decades studying left wing political strategy, simply put it is subterfuge.
[Let’s make it clear I am not a partisan. I believe the Republican Party is Judas.]
While the Democrat party openly declares evil as good and normal, I loathe their deceit.
Breaking the code:
Tactic #1 A Democrat looks at history through a litany of half-truths to twist history for political gain.
Here is history since 1929 Hoover destroyed America, Roosevelt saved America With flawless policies [first modern Democrat God]John Kennedy Camelot God, Johnson great savior of the poor, Jimmy Carter was called the most intelligent President in history and Bill Clinton 5.7 trillion dollar surplus, and Obama the chosen one saved us from Satan Bush.
This is all propaganda, twisting history and gerrymandering American politics.
Tactic #2 when you don’t want to address something, deflect; especially if it’s true. Example Calvin Coolidge’s policy’s created an economic boom, its irrefutable history and economic theory [not econo- clown Krugman economics]
quickly the Democrat must deflect,"yea but what happened later"! Change the conversation.
Use the "Assault weapon" of defection, rapid fire parrot slogans, used when you have no answer at all.Example,question: what about Obama's deficit spending? Then spray the opponent with 9000 slogans, Bush blew a 5.7 trillion deficit, War for oil, Bush is dumb, Bush lied people died, Bush only went to war because Saddam Hussein tried to kill his father, no wmds,Bush said mission accomplished when the war it wasn’t over, Reagan deficit spent more than anyone, Bush put people in Gitmo against international law, did I say Bush is dumb yet?, Bush 41 lied about raising taxes, this could go on for hours, to what end to divert from having intelligent meaningful conversations that benefit America.
Now that I have given perspective on how I see Democrats, I will make a conclusion based on those 3 tactics. I said Coolidge was one of my favorite Presidents because of his policy’s which were pro-growth and small government . The Partisans response is to cloud Calvin’s successes with Hoover’s failures or perceived Democrat superiority, and to make the obvious point that democrats are superior in managing the economy.
The National Bureau of Economic Research [http://www.nber.org/cycles/] lists 20 “downturns” since 1907, but not all of these were severe) the question is.which party was in power in either the Presidency or Congress in the preceding decade leading up to the downturn.
The Recapitulation tables from the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives [http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/Table.htm]establishes which party was in control during ever period.
Let’s review the facts of the most severe downturns.
1907-1908 Banking Panic 100% GOP control preceding 8% unemployment.
1920-1921 Post-WWI Depression 70% DEM control.60% DEM congress result 12% unemployment
1923-1924 Recession Dems 80% control congress 50/50 GNP drop -4.1%
1929-1933 Great Depression
GOP control 80% congress 100% GOP preceding Herbert Hoover (R, 1929-1933; in office when recession started) unemployment 25%
1937-1939 Depression Max unemployment 20%.60% GOP preceding 60% GOP congress 20% unemployment
1948-1949 Recession 100% DEM preceding 90% DEM congress 7.9% unemployment
100% DEM preceeding, 80% DEM congress during this time negative 3.2 GNP
DEM 60% control preceding 60% DEM congress
1973-1975 Oil Crisis Recession 9% unemployment
70% DEM control preceding 100% DEM congress
60% GOP preceding 100% DEM control of congress unemployment 11%
80% DEM control preceding 60% DEM control of congress 11% unemployment max
2007-today Credit Crisis Recession 60% GOP preceding 100% GOP congress
Overall since 1907, Republicans have been in power in the Presidency just 43% of the ten-year period prior to a sharp recession/depression, and in Congress 50% of the time.
The data appears to state democrats are in control more often preceding downturns but republican downturns are more severe.This data does not reflect great economic expansions under republican or democrat
Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans hold the high ground when it comes to economic stability. Economic downturns appear to be more common after a decade of Democratic presidential dominance, while they are also more common after a decade of Republican congressional rule. Who one blames for bad times depends on which branch you think is most responsible for the economy.
Right now America is dealing with the sad reality of brainless partisanship,cronyism and self serving factions both from Left and Right ,lies abound.
Do Democrats and weak Republicans actually believe what JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" I say absolutely not,which means America is finished!
1.QUESTION:WHAT IS THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION?
The Annenberg Foundation invests in visionary leaders of nonprofit organizations that provide impactful programs and services through collaborative models.
2.Visionary leaders of nonprofit organizations.OK Who's that?
ANSWER:Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.
The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sen. Hillary Clinton then said, "I also believe that Senator Obama served on a board with Mr. Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Foundation.
3.In any case, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge failed to bring about improvement in students’ test scores, classroom behavior or social competence. An independent consortium of educators concluded in 2003 that “Annenberg schools did not achieve an overall effect on student outcomes” compared with schools that received no support from the project. Education Week quoted some project supporters as saying it succeeded in raising interest in helping failing schools .
4. What did Obama omitt? or what deception was he creating in regards to his association with Bili Ayers?
ANSWER: REMEMBER HES JUST A GUY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! [ BILLS AYRES]
William F. Buckley. Kurtz first suggested on Aug. 18 that there was a "cover-up in the making" when he was unable to gain access to 132 boxes of project records housed at the University of Illinois. Records were released nine days later, along with all records held by the Annenberg Foundation itself.
The Chicago Tribune, after examining the records, said they showed Ayers and Obama "attended board meetings, retreats and at least one news conference together as the education program got under way." It also said Obama and Ayers "continued to attend meetings together during the 1995-2001 operation of the program." The story played on page 2. According to the New York Times, the documents show the two attended just six board meetings together, Obama as chairman and Ayers to inform the board on grantees and other issues. (In a press release, the McCain campaign puts the number of meetings at seven, five of them in 1995, one in 1996 and one in 1997.) Ayers was an "ex officio" member of the board for the first year of the project.
5.BILL AYRES DOMESTIC TERRORIST SAID ON 9/11 ''I don't regret setting bombs,'' Bill Ayers said. ''I feel we didn't do enough."
6.ENTER FBI INFORMANT LARRY GRATHWOHL.Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant who infiltrated The Weather Underground, testified before Congress that Ayers wanted to overthrow the United States government. In an interview in January 2009, Grathwohl stated that: "The thing the most bone chilling thing Bill Ayers said to me was that after the revolution succeeded and the government was overthrown, they believed they would have to eliminate 25 million Americans who would not conform to the new order."
AYRES COMPLAINED: the FBI was an organization built on lies.
7.WHATS THE CONNECTION?? BARACK OBAMA,BILL AYRES AND THE LEFT LEANING ANNENBERG FOUNDATION.WHICH CRIES AND SAYS "WE'RE NON- PARTISAN"
THEREFORE LIBERALS BELIEVE ONLY LIBERAL NEWS SOURCES ARE FAIR AND BALANCED SO LETS USE FACTCHECK.ORG, COINCEDENTLY A PROJECT OF THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION,WELL SINCE OBAMA WAS AFILLIATED WITH THEM,THEY CANT BE LYING? RIGHT? CONCLUSION,
OBAMA CLEARLY WORKED WITH AN UNREPENTANT DOMESTIC TERRORIST,IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNENBERG CHALLENGE PART OF THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION.Which funneled millions through this project which Obama ran,and ended in failure.
With that in mind,lets use this left leaning source to look at the half truths which create deception about Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Mass. REMEMBER LIBS THIS IS YOUR SOURCE! NOT FOXNEWS!
Obama Twists Romney’s Economic Record
1. OBAMA'S AD TELLS HALF TRUTH: Romney took office Jan. 2, 2003 and left office Jan. 4, 2007). In the 12 months before he took office, the state ranked 50th in job creation, and for his first 12 months in office, that remained 50th. But by his final year the state ranked 28th. That’s still mediocre, but an improvement, and not a decline, as the ad would lead viewers to believe.
2. HALF TRUTH 2 In 2002, before Romney became governor, the Legislature enacted a package of tax increases to deal with a deficit crisis. The package included a capital gains tax that was slated to go into effect in May 2002. But that tax was challenged in court and the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ultimately struck down the tax, ruling that it was unconstitutional for the tax to go into effect halfway through the year. That left the state Legislature with two possible remedies: have the tax kick in on Jan. 1, 2003 — and refund eight months’ worth of capital gains tax revenue — or make it retroactive to Jan. 1., 2002, adding another four months’ worth of tax revenue. The Democratic Legislature decided to make it retroactive to the start of 2002.IT WAS THER DEM Legislature AND COURTS.
3.ROMNEY TRIED TO CUT TAXES FOR THE RICH:We should also note that in 2004, 2005 and 2006, Romney proposed cutting the state’s income tax rate from 5.3 percent to 5 percent — which would have provided a bit of tax relief to everyone, including the middle class. In every case, his efforts were rebuffed by the Democratic Legislature.
4.The ad also makes the misleading claim that Romney “left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.” Massachusetts requires balanced budgets, so Romney wasn’t piling up yearly operating deficits that added to state debt — the way the federal government has. Instead, the ad refers to long-term bond debt, used for capital improvements, such as paving roads, building bridges and repairing public college buildings and courthouses.
It’s true that the long-term debt went from $16 billion on Jan. 1, 2003, just before Romney took office, to $18.7 billion on Oct. 1, 2006, three months before he left. That’s an increase of $2.7 billion. But that’s nothing out of the ordinary. From June 30, 1999, to Jan. 1, 2003 (a comparable length of time), the long-term debt in Massachusetts went from nearly $12 billion to $16 billion, a $4 billion increase.
So, the increase under Romney isn’t exactly startling news. If anything, it could be argued that the state debt grew by less than it did in a similar time period before Romney was sworn in.
5.Outsourcing to India?
The state wasn’t outsourcing contracts. Rather, in some cases, state contractors were subcontracting work to companies overseas. Romney vetoed a bill that would have prevented the state from doing business with companies that outsourced any state work to other countries. The Democratic Legislature did not override Romney’s veto, as it did with most of his vetoes.
At the center of the issue was a contract the state signed with CitiGroup (which later sold the division to JP Morgan Chase) to handle calls about food stamps, and that company outsourced the work to a company in India. At the time, 38 states had similar contracts with JPMorgan Chase to handle food stamp calls. It became an issue everywhere, and Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur called for federal legislation to ban it. When the Massachusetts contract was up, the state Department of Transitional Assistance required work to be done in the U.S. It hired another firm that handled the calls from Utah, so the practice ultimately ended, but Massachusetts didn’t get the jobs.
BOTTOM LINE OBAMA IS SO FULL OF IT EVEN A FREIND LIKE ANNENBERG HAS TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM!