GOP wants to turn back the clock to Bush era
Jerry Wyatt | 9/6/2012, 11:36 p.m.
I would like to offer some ordinary American commentary regarding this past Republican National Convention, which crowned Willard the Mitt Romney the 2012 Republican presidential nomination for POTUS.
In the interest of open disclosure, I must acknowledge I am a conservative and I was an active Republican, a member of the Georgia Republican State Executive Committee serving as one of the vice chairmen and a candidate for public office on the Republican primary ballot.
With that being said, I believe it is within my ability to offer a perspective about the 2012 GOP National Convention.
Many have stated in the media that POTUS Barack Obama is a failure. It has been said our president has caused our country to increase its debt, has stole $750 billion from Medicare, and that his policies have caused unemployment to continue around 8 percent.
The lies cover perhaps any issue one can think of.
Now, I do not expect many of the GOP of today to respect anything Obama has attempted to accomplish or has accomplished. The goal of some in the GOP was Do not support anything President Obama wants to do to move America forward. That is the No. 1 goal according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
During this GOP Convention, lies were stated by many who spoke. Now it would take too much time and space to outline all of the lies so I will not attempt to repeat them.
What is the GOP presenting to the American public as their plan for America?
Its basic theme is tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, cuts in social programs, cuts in education, and talks of eliminating the deduction of interest paid by homeowners.
The GOP speakers failed to acknowledge the reason why we lost over a million jobs per month during the eight years of the Bush presidency was because corporate executives made the decision to take jobs from manufacturing to call centers to places outside of the USA. This decision by many corporate executives increased the profit of their companies but also increased the unemployment of Americans.
You only need to look at the made in label of any of the products you buy or ask the person answering the 800 telephone number for any American corporation where he is located.
The speakers at the 2012 GOP convention swore if they win the presidency and win both the U.S. House and Senate, they would repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
Think about it?
The GOP is publicly stating its goal to eliminate our ability to have access to health care at a cost we can afford, to have insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions and a number of other positive benefits.
On education, Romney wants to cut the U.S. Department of Education and give the states the responsibility to make education decisions. Many today may not understand it was the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1956 Brown v. Board of Education that legally ended the so-called separate but equal school districts.In fact, a little-known fact about student loan debt is that during the 2004-2008 student loan boom, students were as deep in debt as homeowners were in the sub-prime mortgage crisis.