Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Lies of W. Mitt Romney

What will happen to America if a pathological liar and his his super rich supporters are allowed to buy America? Here are a few statements by W. Mitt that are just plain lies. And they illustrate his lack of concern for our country and his contempt for the middle class.

"Obamacare puts the Federal Government between you and your doctor." A lie!

Romney said that Dow Chemical decided to build a plant in Saudi Arabia rather than Oklahoma due to the impact of environmental regulations on the supply of natural gas. Actually the decision had nothing to do with regulations but was a result of global business and payola!

Romney stated that "Obamacare....means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, insurance that they like and want to keep." Not true at all.

"Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt." An astonishing lie that illustrates W. Mitt's contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

W. Mitt stated that President Barack Obama "has doubled the size of government since he took office." Unlike his predecessor W. Bush, Obama has decreased government, even factoring the increase in Republican sponsored border agents.

When W. Mitt was governor of Massachusetts, he stated, "We didn't just slow the growth of government, but we actually cut it." Government actually grew by around 5% on his watch.

Mitt recently stated that " women account for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under President Obama." Are you kidding me?

W. Mitt said that "Barrack Obama is the only president to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare." An outright lie no matter how you spin it.

"President Barrack Obama is ending Medicare as we know it." Not true. But you W. Mitt and the Ryan Plan will.

"Up to 80% of  small businesses will be forced to give up their current plans due to Obamacare regulations." Bunk! They will have more choices.

Said that in his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama didn't even mention the deficit or the debt." A lie. President Obama mentioned it six times.

"The president gave the (Automobile) companies to the UAW." Does W. Mitt ever tell the truth? It was a great compromise in the tradition of our country by corporations and workers. The unions made considerable concessions W.!

"Obamacare...will kill jobs across America." We know outsourcing kills jobs. If anything the Affordable Care Act will be a great job creator.

"More Americans have lost their jobs under Barrack Obama than any president in modern history." Not true and much of the job loss early in Obama's term can be attributed to the other W's administration.

Romney and virtually all Republicans state that President Obama is a socialist. Romney stated that "we're only inches away from no longer being a free economy." If this came from Bachmann or Palin, I'd let it go. W. Mitt has been spending too much time in Florida with Allen West. He has become delusional.

"Eliminating Obamacare...will decrease the deficit by $95 billion a year." Yes, W. is delusional. Economists agree that repeal would, in fact, increase the deficit.

Mitt said that the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it couldn't build a factory in South Carolina because South Carolina is a right-to-work state. Look at the record. It is public info. The decision had nothing to do with right-to-work. This red herring statement illustrates Mitt's contempt for anything that tempers his agenda to turn America into an aristocracy based on wealth and not merit.

Finally, W. Mitt Romney stated that Ronald Reagan's philosophy of "peace and strength" is why the "Iranians released the hostages on the same day and the same hour that Reagan was sworn in." Outright misstatement. Despite the initial philosophy and policies of the Reagan administration, which took America in different directions and accomplished some good, some bad, and some ugly outcomes, Reagan adjusted and compromised his direction and "course" for the good of the country as his administration progressed. See Post: Is There a Solution?   It is an obscene insult for W. Mitt to compare his lies, tactics and objectives to those of President Reagan.

Now some truth from President Obama:

"In the past three years, we've added enough new gas and oil pipeline to circle the Earth and then some."

Last year, "Exxon pocketed nearly $4.7 million every hour."

President Obama reduced the cost of prescription drugs for nearly 3.6 million Americans in 2011.

By the time Obama took office, the Bush administration had given the car companies $13 billion and the money was gone by the time Obama took office.

Republicans in Congress refuse to list a single tax loophole that they are willing to close.

Republican-leaning states get more in federal dollars than they pay in taxes.

Mitt Romney has "proposed cutting his own taxes while raising them on 18 million working families."

Ultimately, President Obama understands and acknowledges that Ronald Reagan, during the course of his administration, when the deficit started to get out of control, fundamentally understood that he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases, in order to make a deal. Along with telling the truth, compromise, a conerstone of American democracy, is something that W. Mitt Romney is not willing to do.

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