ANYONE STRUGGLING TO DEFEND BARACK OBAMA OR BEVERLY PERDUE WILL TURN TAIL AND RUN IF YOU PRESENT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM YOUR NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS.
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WAS ADOPTED 235 YEARS AGO -- JULY 4, 1776.
THIS WEEK-END WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO EMBARRASS YOUR LIBERAL "PALS".
WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA
OBAMANOMICS: Hope isn’t Hiring in America
“We Own It”: Two of the President’s closest allies, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dick Durbin, have admitted that this President owns the economy in the minds of voters.
National Debt up 35% under Obama
Current National Debt is $14.3 Trillion
$3.7 Trillion added to the national debt since Obama took office
43 cents borrowed on every dollar the federal government
$26.3 Trillion is the expected national debt in 2021 under Obama’s budget
National unemployment at 9.1%
Unemployment up 25% under Obama
2.5 million jobs lost under Obama
OBAMA PROMISED BIG ON THE BUDGET BUT HAS FAILED TO LEAD
Failure #1) Obama’s Latest “Budget” Is So Vague That It’s Meaningless
THEN: In 2008, Obama Promised To Go Through The Budget “Line By Line, Eliminating Programs That No Longer Work And Making The Ones We Do Need Work Better.”
NOW: CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf Says Obama’s Latest Budget Is Too Vague To Be Scored.
REP. PAUL RYAN: “The president gave a speech on April 13th, where he outlined a new budget framework that claims $4 trillion in deficit reduction over 12 years, have you estimated the budget impact of this framework?
ELMENDORF: No, Mr. Chairman. We don’t estimate speeches. We need much more specificity than was provided in that speech for us to do our analysis.”
Failure #2) Obama Promised To Get Serious About Reducing The Debt, He Hasn’t
THEN: In 2009, President Barack Obama Promised To Get Serious About Reducing Debt And Deficits.
NOW: Since President Obama Took Office, The National Debt Has Increased By $3.7 Trillion, the Total Debt Of The US Government Is $14.3 Trillion Dollars and Obama’s FY2012 Budget Adds $13 Trillion In New Debt Through 2021.
Failure #3) Obama Promised To Cut The Deficit In Half, He Didn’t
THEN: In February 2009, Obama Said That He Would “Cut The Deficit In Half By The End Of [His] First Term In Office.”
NOW: Obama Has Racked Up Record, Trillion Dollar Deficits. The Federal Budget Deficit for FY2009 Was $1.42 Trillion, Then The Highest In U.S. History until this year when the deficit is slated to hit $1.65 Trillion.
WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF GOVERNOR PERDUE
Governor Perdue refused to sign a bi-partisan budget that did not include a $1 Billion tax increase.
The state of North Carolina faced a $2.5 Billion budget deficit because Governor Perdue spends too much, not because North Carolinians are taxed too little.
NORTH CAROLINA’S PRIVATE SECTOR IS STUCK IN THE MUD UNDER GOVERNOR PERDUE:
Unemployment in the state of North Carolina remains at 9.7% – for the third straight month.
NORTH CAROLINA HAS 9TH WORST BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IN THE COUNTRY.
NORTH CAROLINA HAS THE WORST BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IN THE REGION.
THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SHOWS NORTH CAROLINA RANKS POORLY IN COMPETITIVENESS AND JOB GROWTH POTENTIAL
Governor Perdue’s Vetoes common-sense legislation to appease her liberal base ahead of next year’s election.
VETO #1 FOR HER LIBERAL BASE
SHE VETOED BI-PARTISAN BUDGET THAT BALANCES BUDGET WITHOUT RAISING TAXES
VETO #2 FOR HER LIBERAL BASE
SHE VETOED COMMON-SENSE VOTER ID LEGISLATION TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN VOTING
VETO #3 FOR HER LIBERAL BASE (political payback for trial lawyers)
SHE VETOED LEGISLATION THAT REDUCES FRIVOULOUS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS, DRIVES DOWN THE COSTS OF HEALTH INSURANCE AND ATTRACT SCORES OF NEW MEDICAL JOBS TO NORTH CAROLINA.
VETO #4 FOR HER LIBERAL BASE
SHE VETOED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GIVE PREGNANT WOMEN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FETAL DEVELOPMENT AND ABORTION ALTERNATIVES
NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS ARE LEADING THE WAY TO GET NORTH CAROLINA BACK ON TRACK
The Republican-led legislature led a “session for job creation” and was also able to override Governor Perdue’s budget veto and pass a fact-based budget to right-size our state government. Governor Perdue and her liberal allies would not settle for a budget without a $1 billion tax hike and they threw everything they had at Speaker Tillis and President Pro Tem Berger.
Budget fulfills promises made during the 2010 campaign
- Balances the budget, closing a $2.5 billion shortfall
- Allows the temporary sales and income tax increases to expire, putting $1.3 billion back into the hands of North Carolina taxpayers
- Provides tax relief for small businesses allowing them to expand and put people back to work
- Protects education – fully funding all classroom teachers and teacher’s assistants
- Brings state spending in line with revenues and places North Carolina back on the path to fiscal responsibility
In last week’s News and Observer, Lew Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, highlights the pro-business and pro-job creation legislation put forward by the Republican-led General Assembly this session.
“Leaders in Raleigh sent a strong message this session:
North Carolina is open and ready for business. Legislation passed this year demonstrates that the best state for business can get even better. In the midst of vast economic challenges…listened to our state’s job creators and acted decisively to spur further job creation. As a result, companies that already employ millions of North Carolinians can plan with more certainty for what it will cost to relocate or create more jobs in the Tar Heel State.”