President Obama's "Forward" campaign slogan for re-election is nothing more than a continuation of the liberal/progressive movement's thrust toward even larger government, more centralized power, more regulations, more taxes, more spending and more debt. Indeed, the hackneyed Washington phrases, "moving forward" and "going forward" are in reality constant signals of government growth and economic chaos.
Clearly, now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, as his running mate, President Obama has turned his false attacks to Mr. Ryan's health care and budget plan, saying they would help the wealthy and hurt Medicare and seniors -- even though his health care law takes $721 billion from Medicare to cover 30 million uninsured. Sharing prosperity means taxing job creators and hurting the middle class.
Adding insult to injury, Mr. Obama is taking credit and spreading lies about rescuing the auto industry and creating a comeback with the bailout of General Motors and its union with billions of dollars in taxpayer stock investments. Meanwhile, GM stock has lost $25 billion in value and Mr. Obama wants to "bail out" other industries. Surely his entire campaign is based on lies distractions and deceptions, with congressional Democrats swearing to them.
However, when Mr. Obama says a Republican win would mean going back to what got us into this mess, he fails to admit that it was Democrats Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd who made the mess by forcing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, banks and mortgage lenders to lower qualification standards for those who couldn't afford home loans. Nor does he admit that his failures made the overall mess worse and he wants to do more of it.
DANIEL B. JEFFS
Apple Valley, Calif.
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