Yes, I,m writing this on New Years eve, as my party days are long behind me, and the endangered future of American exceptionalism is currently my main concern as we head into the New Year. American exceptionalism is what has brought freedom and prosperity to generations of Americans for over two centuries, yet is in danger of being wiped out due to massive big government debt-spending of irresponsible elected government officials across the land. That includes the current debt-spender-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama.
What will 2012 bring? As Barack Obama loads up his bag of class warfare weapons and runs on the do-nothing campaign platform of Harry S. Truman to try to win re-election in the coming new year, it is only fitting to take a look back at just what has transpired during Obama’s time as President. Unlike the unproven junior Senator from Illinois who captured the White House in 2008 on an ignorance-dependent platform of undefined hope and change, Mr. Obama now has a record to evaluate.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) delivers a good bit of information on his speaker.gov blog, that highlights a few things we should all be aware of in the coming New Year which outlines exactly why President Obama should be a one term and done President:
Unfortunately, President Obama and Washington Democrats have failed to live up to their promises, piling more debt on future generations, and making it harder for the economy to create jobs. Here’s a look at the Obama Administration’s real economic record:
Persistently High Unemployment & Fewer American Jobs: 13.3 Million: Number of Unemployed Americans. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2/11)
34: Historic Number of Consecutive Months the Unemployment Rate Has Been Above Eight Percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/27/11)
1,547,000: Number of Jobs Lost Since President Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2/11)
9.4%: Average Unemployment Rate Since the ‘Stimulus’ was Signed Into Law. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/27/11)
315,000: Number of Discouraged Americans Who Left the Labor Force in November. (Bloomberg, 12/2/11)
41: Average Number of Weeks Unemployed Americans Are Out of Work. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2/11)
43%: Percent of Unemployed Americans Who Have Been Out of Work for 27 Weeks or More. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12/2/11)
More Debt & Record-Breaking Deficits:
$15.130 Trillion: The National Debt as of December 29, 2011. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 12/29/11)
$4.5 Trillion: Amount That Has Been Added to the National Debt Since President Obama Took Office. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 12/29/11)
During President Obama’s Time in Office, Washington Has Racked Up the Three Largest Deficits in U.S. History. (Congressional Budget Office, 11/7/11)
99.7%: Current Federal Debt as a Share of GDP. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 12/29/11; Bureau of Economic Analysis, 12/22/11)
25%: Increase in Non-Defense Discretionary Spending by President Obama When Democrats Controlled both Houses of Congress. (House Budget Committee, 2/3/11)
$48,376: Every American’s Share of the National Debt. (U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 12/29/11; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 12/29/11)
With the New Year just days away, there are a few resolutions Washington Democrats owe the American people: less debt, more jobs, and fewer burdens on small businesses. As The Weekly Standard’s Yuval Levin noted recently, House Republicans have taken meaningful steps “to restrain the growth of government, cut spending, reform how Congress works, and end the uncertainty in the economy to help get Americans back to work.” The Republican-led House will move that effort forward in 2012 by continuing to implement the Plan for America’s Job Creators, a framework built on the Pledge to America and designed to create a better environment for private-sector job growth. It is up to President Obama to urge Senate Democrats to pass more than 25 bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills that are languishing on their doorstep. Americans cannot afford another year of broken promises and failed policies.
Americans can not afford another year Mr. Speaker? What is to happen if President Obama is given four more years to further the far left Liberal debt-spending, job-killing policies that started in 2007 with the Democrats taking over both houses of Congress? It is a disservice to the American public that the politically correct Republican members of Congress are basically remaining silent during the 2012 GOP nomination process. Take a stand for whom you believe is the best candidate and help them win the nomination, as opposed to sitting on the PC fence waiting for the establishment GOP and the media to pick the candidate. Show some courage for once.
Here’s to a real Happy New Year for everyone in America in 2012. One that starts with working to put a true conservative in the White House and is strengthened by a 2012 election-style grassroots tidal wave taking over the U.S. Senate.