Walker failing Wisconsin

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The new budget recently approved by the Joint Finance Committee continues Walker’s failed policy of massive tax cuts for the rich. This time, it is another $650M of our hard earned tax dollars being given as tax cuts going mostly to the rich – those earning over $100,000/yr.
Walker insists that tax cuts for the rich creates jobs, but his track record shows nothing but failure on that front. Under Walker, Wisconsin has slumped to 44th position in job creation.
It seems that Walker has no interest in doing what’s right for Wisconsin – all he seems to do is follow an extreme right wing agenda so that he can get their support when he runs for President.

The only way to cut the deficit is to put Americans back to work

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This quote today is from Adam Liptak

“Most voters intuitively understand that jobs and deficits are linked — too much of an emphasis on deficits leads to too few jobs — because working people with money in their wallets drive demand, whereas wealthier people with money in their wallets drive Jaguars (and send the rest of their income to their hedge fund managers). Even in the heart of red America, people understand that high unemployment and income disparities of the magnitude we are now witnessing are bad for economic growth.”

Vote Democrat Tuesday .

Spending Cuts Work

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The latest data from Europe ( September results) show that the massive government spending cuts have now driven unemployment up to an average of 11.6% across the Eurozone, with the worst countries running at over 25% out of work.
Is this really what we want to do here ??
Romney’s plan will drive us into recession and increase unemployment.
Obama’s plan is to grow the economy first and then use the higher revenues to cut the deficit.
The Obama plan makes sense.
The Romney plan doesn’t.
Vote Democrat next week.

America’s the Best

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The third quarter GDP results show that the US economy is the fastest growing economy in the Western world. Faster than any European country, faster even than Germany, the powerhouse of Europe.
Why is this?
It’s because we did a stimulus program and the Europeans did spending cuts instead.
Now we all know that our economy is still weaker than we want, so there is more to do, but the bottom line is that President Obama’s policies are working , and the policies Romney wants are failing in Europe.
If we want to finish the job and get our economy strong again, then vote Democrat next week.
If we want to be sure of a strong recovery, then vote for a Democratic majority in the House – House Republicans have been the biggest barrier to a strong recovery these past 2 years.

Spending Cuts cause Recession

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Europe just released it’s third quarter financial results and they show a further slide into recession. The drive to cut government spending has thrown millions of people out of work and driven the whole of Europe to the brink of recession.

Now, of course, these spending cutting policies are what Romney and Ryan want to introduce here. Why on earth would we want to do that when we can so clearly see the disastrous effects they have had in Europe.

Don’t fall for Romney’s foolish plan and vote Obama and the Democratic ticket in November.

Tax Cuts for the Rich

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Romney insists that we must keep the Bush tax cuts for the rich as well as the middle class.
Are these tax cuts fair to both the rich and the middle class?
According to a recent survey, the average middle class family benefited by about $2000/year from the Bush tax cuts.
The average rich family earning $1M/year benefited by $120,000/year !!
So, the rich get 60 times more benefit from the Bush tax cuts than the middle class. No wonder the middle class is struggling and the rich keep getting richer.

Support President Obama and help him make the rich pay a fair share of the tax burden in this country.
Vote Obama and the Democratic ticket in November.

Romnesia

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I think by now we all know that Romney will say anything in his bid to get elected. This clip shows President Obama pointing out many of Romney’s flip-flops and amnesia in a very funny way.
Enjoy !!
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8BBEXB1Wf9c

Romney for the Rich

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Romney supporters often tout Romney’s business experience as something that will help the country.
In reality, venture capitalists like Romneys Bain Capital are all about making a quick killing for rich investors and have no focus on job creation or on long term prosperity. This often means closing down businesses that cannot make huge short term profits – just what Romney would have done with General Motors.
So, do we want someone who is experienced in making huge profits for the rich at the expense of the workers
OR do we want someone who is fighting for the prosperity of all Americans.
Vote Obama in November

Romney Ryan Recession #2

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Last week, Europe released their latest unemployment data – over 18 million people now unemployed, an all time record.

And why?? Europe has been following the Romney Ryan primary focus on cutting spending and cutting deficits for almost 3 years now, and the results are this disaster. Economic growth has crashed and unemployment has soared.

This is exactly what will happen here if we elect Romney/Ryan. Do we really want to go back to the 11% unemployment level Europe now has??

President Obama has the right answer – let’s let him finish the job.

Ryan’s Convention Lies

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Romney’s VP pick Ryan really disgraced his Wisconsin roots with all the lies in his convention speech.

1. Lie: President Obama is the “greatest threat” to Medicare.

Truth: Obama didn’t make any cuts to Medicare benefits; he made cuts to provider reimbursements, to improve cost efficiency and extend the fiscal security of Medicare by eight years. According to the Medicare actuary, “[Obama's] Affordable Care Act makes important changes to the Medicare program and substantially improves its financial outlook.”1

But Ryan actually does want to cut benefits. He proposed dismantling Medicare and replacing it with a voucher system, leaving millions of seniors to come up with more money to pay for care out of pocket.

2. Lie: President Obama didn’t save a General Motors plant in Wisconsin.

Truth: First, Obama wasn’t even in office when the GM plant closed. Second, Obama never made a promise to save it.

3. Lie: President Obama ignored recommendations of a bipartisan debt commission.

Truth: Paul Ryan actually sat on that commission. And he led Republicans in voting down the commission’s own recommendation. So the commission never gave a report to Obama, because Ryan himself voted to kill the report before it could.

4. Lie: President Obama is responsible for the downgrading of the U.S. Credit Rating

Truth: House Republicans, including Paul Ryan, held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage to try to ransom it for trillions of dollars in cuts to social programs without increasing taxes on the wealthy one dime. Standard & Poors said specifically, “We have changed our assumption on [revenue] because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues.” That’s why our nation’s credit rating was downgraded.

5. Lie: Ryan wants to protect the “weak.”

Truth: Ryan’s biggest feat in his political career was proposing a budget with dramatic cuts to programs benefiting the poor. He’d cut Medicaid by one third, take away health care insurance from 30 million Americans, and cut Pell Grants for 1 million students. All so that he could give more tax breaks to the rich.