In 2008, the last year of the last Republican President, the poverty rate in our nation was at 13.2%- in human terms this meant that 39.8 million individuals lived in poverty. In 2012, the last year of the current Democrat President, the poverty rate in our nation has risen to an estimated 15.7%- in human terms that means that 49.3 million individuals now live in poverty. Let’s not lose sight of this fact- after 4 years of President Obama as our Chief Executive, of which his party controlled the Senate the entire time and the House half of the time, the number of Americans living in poverty has gone up a stunning 9.5 million individuals.
Over the next coming months there is going to be a lot of fake controversies and the media and Obama is going to predict the worst possible results of Romney and Ryan’s policies. I wonder though- one doubts that even if Romney and Ryan were really really awful and their policies were an utter disaster that they would be able to increase the poverty rate in our nation as much as President Obama and the Democrats already have.
10 million more individuals in our nation now live in poverty as a result of Democratic policies which remove individual responsibility, discourage liberty and freedom, attack life, and do not respect private property rights. President Obama is promising to increase the size and scope of the national government, centralizing more decision making process and money in the far-distant capitol, where unelected bureaucrats who are bought off by special interests will play games with the fruits of your labor while you hope to someday get the scraps thrown back your way.
10 million more individuals in our nation now live in poverty as a result of President Obama and his policies- employers are discouraged from hiring employees, especially those who do not have experience or education, because of increased costs on employers for hiring people put in place by President Obama. Paperwork, healthcare, taxes, increased potential for litigation, regulations- President Obama and liberal Democrats have piled these on employers through poorly-conceived policies and now employers are being discouraged from hiring people, leaving more in poverty.
President Obama and liberal Democrats believe in collecting more wealth from individuals and businesses and then distributing it to those who are politically powerful and connected to them- this sort of perverse ‘trickle-down’ economics does not reach those at the bottom of the system and leaves many more in poverty than would otherwise be there if President Obama and his liberal Democrat allies in Congress were not passing any sort of laws at all.
Things were bad in 2008, and we added ‘Obama’ and ‘Democrat’ to the equation- and the result is 10 million more individuals living in poverty, struggling to put food on the table and shelter over their heads.
10 million more individuals are poor and hungry and weak and suffering because of President Obama.
Make a difference in 2012.
Original Post: A Conservative Teacher