Now that he’s officially campaigning for re-election, the President's put out a seven-minute video of his accomplishments. I guess there wasn't enough to make it an even ten? He’s revealing his one-word campaign slogan, "Forward."
Have a taste:
Narrator: “The President's stimulus plan saved up to 4.2 million jobs, including teachers, construction workers, police and firefighters working to build a stronger America.
Pres. Obama: I believe America is on the way up. Thank you, God bless you, God bless the United States of America. [Vis: Forward]”
I've got a much better slogan for the President: Backward.
That's his economic policy in a nutshell. What do you call raising taxes in the middle of a recovery?
He's signed 21 tax hikes into law in the last three and a half years.
And the worst of them haven't even gone into effect yet.
And that doesn't count the expiring tax cuts this President has vowed to not renew.
What's the impact? Our growth last quarter was a paltry 2.2%.
Unemployment stuck above 8%. And it doesn't stop there.
The President's sliding backward on health care. You remember his promises on what Obamacare would do:
“Our approach would preserve the right of Americans who have insurance to keep their doctor and their plan. It would reduce costs and premiums for millions of families and businesses. … our approach would bring down the deficit by as much as $1 trillion over the next two decades.”
While in reality the cost of Obamacare is rising.
And the cost of your health-care premiums have only gone up since it was passed!
Over two thousand dollars for the average family.
Finally, the President is backward on energy.
Gas was a $1.84 when Obama took office.
Today it's $3.82.
It's more than doubled!
All the while millions of barrels of oil are off-limits in ANWR, off the coasts, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Instead of common-sense solutions like approving the Keystone pipeline, the President throws away hundreds of millions of dollars on green energy failures like Solyndra.
But there is one way the President is very "forward" thinking: the national debt. It's up nearly 47% since the President took office.
He's going to pay for all these programs by pushing the bill forward, onto our children, our grand-children.
But beyond this, there's one more "forward" connection you might not have thought of.
The great leap forward.
China's clever branding for a country trying to make the transition to modern society.
But Mao Zedong's government takeover of farming back in 1958 was disastrous. Millions died.
"Forward" just isn't a good rallying cry.
At least we told you about it.
Forewarned is forearmed.