It's been quite awhile since I've written a blog post. But I think it is time to write again. This first post is in response to the 47% comment made by Romney at that fundraiser last spring. Now, you won't get an argument from me about whether he articulated his point well or not. I don't think he did. But a simple reading of the text will reveal that the 47%, as he put it, actually represents the percentage of people he surmises would never vote for him no matter what. He did NOT say that he didn't care about those people. What he DID say was that he is not going to waste time trying to convince them to vote for him. That he was more concerned about winning the votes of the 6-10% who are undecided.
That being said, even IF you could turn his 47% into a negative number and attach it to his campaign, let's take a look at the top 25 'numbers' associated with Obama and let's see if they sway any of those 6-10% undecided.
1) +8.0% unemployment - 44 straight months
2) 11.4% TRUE unemployment
3) 14.8% REAL unemployment
4) 23million unemployed or underemployed
5) 47million on food stamps
6) $16Trillion in Debt....YES, Mr. President, WE remember.
7) 1 in 6 living in poverty
8) 8.2% decline in median income per household
9) more new welfare recipients than jobs created last month
10) 6million middle class families paying the Obamacare TAX
11) 4 dead Americans in Libya
12) 100+ golf rounds
13) 150+ fundraisers (including one the day after 4 dead Americans)
14) less than 40% of intelligence briefings attended
15) who know how many dead because of Fast and Furious
16) 1/3 of the Gitmo detainees to be released...nicely timed announcement after Libya
17) $3.85/gallon gas
18) 40+ czars with no Senate approval
19) $1.8T/year revised cost of Obamacare
20) $716B taken from Medicare to make Obamacare APPEAR revenue neutral
21) $300K...average cost from the stimulus per job created or saved (and that's ONLY if you believe the Obama Administration's claim that the Stimulus created or saved 4 million jobs)
22) >$500M to Solyndra
23) $3000 average increase in the cost of family health insurance.
24) $2500 what Obama said would be the average DECREASE in the cost of health insurance through Obamacare.
25) ZERO - number of budgets passed in the last 3+ years
Let's hope that last number also represents the number of additional years Obama remains our president.