Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mitt Romney assures the 1% he will Destroy the Middle Class while Blaming Barack Obama for It

"He wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” Mitt Romney broadcasts his desire to fire Americans. After all the 1% who are bankrolling R-Money have no need of teachers and cops.
Spending at the Federal Level for beneficial things like government workers salary and infrastructure has plummeted since the end of the Stimulus.
"Almost everyone believes that Obama has presided over a massive increase in federal spending, an “inferno” of spending that threatens our jobs, our businesses and our children’s future. But it didn’t happen. Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end in the 1950s. The big surge in federal spending happened in fiscal 2009, before Obama took office. Since then, spending growth has been relatively flat. There has been no huge increase in spending under the current president, despite what you hear. - Rex Nutting, Marketwatch, Obama Spending Binge Never Happened.
Under Ronald Reagan and George W(orst President Ever) Bush, Republicans spent lavishly on Government to buoy the economy and hide the disastorus effects of their Austerity Programs.

Unfortunately for Right-Wingers, Bush's profligate $10,000,000,000,000 (10 Trillion) spending on the Phony War on Terror wasn't able to stave of the collapse of US Economy which ushered in the latest and greatest Republican Recession.

When actual figures were presented showing Governmental spending increased more under Republican Administrations than under President Obama, Right-Wingers went insane having their lies and their cognative dissonance exposed!

Now, it is not a good thing that President Obama has reduced spending, issued a 2 year pay freeze on civilian federal workers, cut government employees while keeping up the Phony War on Terror.

The reason the economy has not improved is President Obama has allowed himself to follow Republican economic policies, which combined with unconscienceable waste of lives and money pursuing Cheney's Wars have devastated our economy.

Meanwhile, Lord Mitt Romney, the Duke of Bain assures the Rich he will enslave the 99%,
"As for what to do for the housing industry specifically, and are there things that you can do to encourage housing? One is don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom, allow investors to buy homes," Romney revels in his callous disregard for families getting kicked out of their homes.
Besides promising to fire and eliminate Middle Class Americans (his speciality), President Vulture Romney stated his Day 1 policies are designed to expand the Income Inequality, accelerate the transfer of wealth upwards to the Rich, and impoverish 99% of the Nation.

In fact, the first thing Romney has promised to do, is give himself a $5,000,000 tax break while also cutting the the income tax rates for the obscenely Rich while raising taxes for the Middle Class and Poor.

Romney has also promised to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. After providing no more than 5,000 temporary construction jobs, the pipeline would only succeed in transporting Billions of Dollars of illicit petro-dollars to the obscenely wealthy Romney supporting Plutocrats and Multi-National Oil Conglomerates, leaving Americans a legacy of rusty foreign manufactured shoddy steel pipes, pumping toxic Canadian shale oil, across American aquifers for transport to China. Read the Cornell University Global Labor Institute report,
Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL which punctures all the manna from heaven bullshit claims of instant prosperity by TransCanada Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute.
But, a .pdf produced by a "liberal" college? All that's needed to completely undermine it is for Faux News to hire Sarah Palin to proclaim, "Our Nation Is Woven Together With Pipelines..." and the Fox viewership is thus secured.
“Fox is watched by the true believers. We need to get the independents and the women.” —Mitt Romney, on Fox’s viewer base (Source:
And thus, President Romney and the Plutocracy get the Middle Class to destroy itself...


Silverfiddle said...


You're using last week's talking points, Gene.

Nuttiball has been completely discredited. His trick was to baseline his numbers off of the big spike caused by the "stimulus."

You naive lefties fall for this trickery so easily. Obama's $5 trillion in debt stands on its own and shows Nuttball's article to be the bullshit that it is.

Obama has racked up $5 trillion in debt. More than Reagan both Bush's combined, and in under four years.

It is entertaining to watch you lefties become increasingly unhinges and you grasp for something, anything to justify your hero worship of this most pathetic president in our nation's history.

Keep it up, we need the laugh!

Grung_e_Gene said...

To All,

It's always sad to read comments (ala above) which show a mind so warped and gripped by fevered propaganda.

Mitt Romney declared, "I’m In Touch With The American People."

Faux decalres itself, "Fair" and "Balanced", Michele Bachmann decalres, "I am a serious candidate for the presidency..."

Now, mind you, it's brilliant. Just Brilliant! Blame Obama for George W. Bush's mess.

Repeat over and over and conservatives will post comments saying 'Obama made 5 Trillion in debt!' as they neatly place the costs of the Phony War on Terror and the Bank Bailout onto Barack's bill and conveinently ignore the cost of Bush's 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts for the Rich, which any day now will start to create jobs and pay for themselves...

And thus every right-winger placed the blame of George W. Bush's presidency onto President Obama.

ran said...

Government has shrunk during the Obama Administration. The stimulus was negated and then some by:

1. The bleeding of state budgets which have shrunk continuosly during his entire administration.
2. The shrinking of the Federal government since they laid off all the temporary Census workers in mid 2010 that were giving a small boost after the stimulus waned.

See Table 3.9.1 for some real numbers.

Silverfiddle said...

Ran: Uh, No.

Go to table 3.1, and do a series from before Obama, say 2001 to "current. Look at line 15. Government has grown every year under Obama.

Gene: go look at the official government data yourself. Obama holds the record for most debt incurred by any president.

Silverfiddle said...

Ran: Like Nutty Nutball Nutter, you have confused rate of change with absolute numbers.

Tis true that based on the stimulus spike, Obama has a slow rate of growth because that stimulus spike statistically absorbed all the growth. Obama maintained that grossly high level of spending and added to it.

Look at real, annually-adjusted dollars and you will see how government had indeed grown every year.

Study the numbers, my fellow citizens, and question your sources.

ran said...

SF: Your suggestion of Table 3.1 is not adjusted for inflation, thus not meeting your own requirements for something to consider valid.

I think table 3.9.3, line 1, might meet your requirements. Viewing by quarters shows the trend better than annually. You can see the stimulus jump start in 2009Q2 through 2010 and then start the decline. We're now at the point where we're at 2007 levels, below Bush's last couple of budgets.

Grung_e_Gene said...


"Consistency is the hobogoblin of little minds..." If he chooses to change his metrics mid-stream or to ignore the requirements he establishes that is his prerogative as a conservative...

Meanwhile, Bay Buchanan is all over the Blame Barack Campaign, while assuring the duped right-wingers that they should vote for Rmoney because he'll hire them as teachers, cops and firefighters. Getting the Middle Class to Destroy itself is easy!

But, it's interesting how much Conseravtives want an Imperial Overlord because they act as if President Obama should have singlehandedly stopped the BP Gulf Oil Disaster and as Bay explains above President Obama has Total Control over the Economy.

Silverfiddle said...

We're only talking a few years where inflation was around 2%, so even giving that, absolute spending still rose.

You are comparing apples and oranges: Rate of change versus absolute spending.

Silverfiddle said...

And the other problem with you using chart 3.9.3 is that it is a subset of total spending. You're cherry picking.

Table 3.2 shows total federal expenditures, and it also shows what really happened. Bush ramped up spending his last year and Obama held it at those levels, even increasing it slightly.

So Bush takes the hit for the big increase and Obama looks great when you pull out the "rate of increase" charts.

Result: Obama is the biggest spender in history.

ran said...

3.9.3 isn't a rate of change chart. And your switch from 3.1 to 3.2 is just an attempt to remove state and local governments from the equation (while still not handling inflation).

Yes, the Federal government spent more...and state and local governments spent less. I've been talking overall government (as you have been at least part of the time).

Patricia said...

Oh yeah, all that trickle down spending of Obama's. Really? SF, why do you have to suck so hard?
More to the point, and something I have been working on, is, foreclosures, where did all these people who have been displaced go? It's like they disappeared off the face of the earth. Then there's Cheney's wars, I recently read an article in my local paper about the suicide rate of returning veterans skyrocketing. The saddest thing about this economy and the rapists in charge, is the human carnage and suffering that continues. This is where you shine Gene, because you acknowledge that there are actual human beings that are victimized needlessly. Unfortunately, I don't think any of this is going to end well, not for any soul who is trying to just get by in a country that just doesn't care.

Silverfiddle said...


Yes, the Federal government spent more...and state and local governments spent less. I've been talking overall government (as you have been at least part of the time).

Great! Finally we can agree.

Now, if Obama controlled state spending, he could take credit for something, but he doesn't, so he can't.

And also, I in no way exonerate George Bush of blame. He's in for plenty.

Here are two righties that the left loves to hate saying pretty much that: