(By The Pragmatic Pundit)
To say…I TOLD YOU!!!
I fell asleep watching MSNBC and woke up to “Morning Joke” and someone saying, “Robme owned the argument on the economy.”
Is it me?
I keep waiting for a little forthright journalism. It isn’t as if the man doesn’t have a governing record. He was Governor of Massachusetts! Here’s what that record tells us:
Massachusetts ranked 47th in job growth during his time as governor. Job growth was just 0.9 percent, while the national average was better than 5 percent. Only Katrina-ravaged Louisiana saw a bigger decline in its labor force.
The Washington Post reports:
“during the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas….”
Massachusetts lost 14 percent of its manufacturing jobs; double the rate that the entire nation lost. In fact, Romney vetoed legislation that would have banned companies doing business with the state from outsourcing jobs to other countries.
He enacted the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts’ history, increasing corporate taxes and state fees by $750 million a year.
Romney left Massachusetts residents with $10,504 in per capita debt, the highest of any state in the nation when he left office in 2007. Debt increased by 16%. The state ranked second in debt as a percentage of personal income.
As Governor of Massachusetts, in 2006, Romney signed an agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would have permitted State Troopers to arrest and seek deportation of suspected illegal immigrants they encountered during the course of their normal duties.
Soon after signing an executive order, Romney left the governorship to run for President. In his television ad he said, “As President, I’ll oppose amnesty, cut funding for sanctuary cities and secure our borders.”
I could go on and on. The man doesn’t have an honest bone in his body. Personally, I believe anyone who lies as much as he does has a mental problem. Mitt’s mendacity should matter!
Regarding the debate, if I hear one more person focus on what they should have said, didn’t say and the issues that went unmentioned, I might scream. The debate was an hour and a half. We’ve watched the President for more than 4 years and listened to Mitt’s lying, flip-flopping, etch-a-sketchery for what seems like forever.
I’m grateful for the “plant” who inquired about Benghazi, because nothing was greater for me than the moment when President Obama looked Mitt in the eye and declared, “I AM THE PRESIDENT!” Booyah!!
Then there was the sole Black man’s question that focused on his “disappointment”, stating, “you let me down”. This is a declaration that simply drives me nuts. I can’t reconcile the idea that so many people seem to behave as if we sent Zeus to Washington armed with the Blade of Olympus….capable of fixing an economy and system that has been broken for decades. I’ve been saying since 2010 that it’s time to stop whining.
If you ask me, too many Americans are confused. One cannot believe, on one hand, the government does not create jobs and then turn full circle and rail against the President for lack of job creation. One the other hand, one cannot believe businesses are the “job creators” and then accept that businesses, who have been enriched by the present economy should be exempt from creating jobs. It is impossible to reconcile an objection to outsourcing of jobs and then embrace someone who has a history of doing exactly that. How do people place confidence in a man who makes taxation the center of his economic plans who has himself spent a lifetime not only avoiding taxes for himself, but helping foreign companies avoid contributing to the American treasury? Heck, Romney won’t even release his own tax returns. So what can anyone possibly be undecided about?
And women? Don’t get me started, I haven’t enough time. My son-in-law is on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan and by now my daughter is in surgery with a wounded warrior, so that leaves me to make certain my little grandsons are not running around with AK-47s. Just think, if they weren’t in the 47%, I could crawl back in my binder and sleep all day long.