Plus GOP closing arguments. Sen. John Cornyn, Politico:
Voters are focused on job creation and government spending – and rightly outraged at Washington’s broken promises to make things better. The White House promised that the stimulus bill would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent. Yet for 18 straight months, it’s been above 9.5 percent. More than 15 million Americans remain out of work.Read on for the GOP agenda. And VOTE your guts out.
President Barack Obama promised to cut the deficit in half. Yet the last two fiscal years had the two largest deficits in U.S. history — each more than one trillion dollars. Our national debt has increased by 29 percent since the beginning of the Obama administration. It’s now more than $13 trillion.
Obama promised that families making less than $250,000 would not see any kind of tax increase — “not one single dime.” Yet ObamaCare alone includes half-trillion dollars in higher taxes. And the majority in Congress has done nothing to stop the largest tax increase in history from further weakening our economy, beginning New Year’s Day.[snip]
Obama and his congressional allies broke some promises deliberately. But others were impossible to keep. Washington cannot create better jobs than small businesses and entrepreneurs. Endless apologies for America do not make the world a better or safer place. There’s no such thing as a “shovel-ready project” — as the president himself now admits.
The truth is that government has natural and constitutional limits – and ignoring those limits is naïve, irresponsible and not what the American people expect from our leaders.
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