Democrats may think the American people are “absolutely” “better off” under their policies – but according to The Hill, “a majority of voters believe the country is worse off today” under President Obama. The unemployment rate has been higher than eight percent for 42 straight months – the longest stretch since the Great Depression. And if Democrats get their way, we’d get more of the same:
- Fewer Jobs: Democrats say they’re willing to tank our economy if they don’t get a small business tax hike that economists fear and Ernst & Young says will destroy more than 700,000 jobs.
- More Debt: With the Treasury Department set to announce the national debt now exceeds $16 trillion, President Obama “has overseen the biggest debt explosion in the country’s history.” The budget he submitted to Congress this year was a unanimously rejected “laughingstock.”
- Higher Health Care Costs: “Health care costs continue to increase” after President Obama cut more than $700 billion from Medicare to pay for his government takeover of health care.
- Higher Gas Prices: The White House continues to block efforts to expand energy production - and sent jobs overseas by rejecting popular projects like Keystone XL - leaving the American people to pay “the highest price ever recorded during a Labor Day weekend” for gasoline.
President Obama gives himself an “incomplete” on the economy – how much more damage will his policies do before he admits they’ve failed?
While the president and Senate Democrats shrink from these challenges, Republicans are focused on addressing them. The House has passed more than 30 bills removing government barriers to job growth; voted to stop all of the tax hikes and protect our troops by replacing the president’s ‘sequester’; passed a responsible budget that stops Washington from spending money it doesn’t have; and more.