The following piece was forwarded to Peach Pundit on behalf of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. He seems to provide the case why Roy Barnes might want to make sure he doesn’t find that invitation he has to join Obama in Atlanta today:
President Obama Can’t Hide From The Facts As Rising Unemployment Welcomes Him To Atlanta
By RNC Chairman Michael Steele
President Obama is visiting Georgia just in time to address the new reports that show the Atlanta metro area’s unemployment numbers rising to 10.3 percent. Clearly the President’s big government policies aren’t working. Instead of putting Georgians back to work, his failed $862 billion stimulus, ObamaCare and proposed national energy tax have only led to more jobs lost, a national debt over $13 trillion, and a vast increase in the size and scope of the federal government.
It is time for the President to be honest with Georgians about his abysmal record since taking office. No more spin, no more lofty rhetoric, and no more passing the buck. Georgians want real answers. And as the “Campaigner In Chief” continues to criss-cross the country to raise money for the Democrat Party, his stop in Georgia seems like the perfect opportunity for him to talk about how his liberal, big-spending policies have been an utter failure for the Peach State.
In order to hold President Obama accountable, let’s review the facts:
∙ Since his $862 billion stimulus was passed, over 124,000 Georgia jobs were lost and unemployment has risen to an unacceptable 10 percent.
∙ With the passage of ObamaCare, Georgia small businesses will be crippled by the extra costs leading to losses in profits for many companies.
∙ President Obama’s cap and trade policy could lead to Georgia losing as many as 64,993 jobs and could cost families up to $930 a year due to high energy prices and the loss of industrial output.
Facts are stubborn things. President Obama needs to provide a full explanation as to why he continues to arrogantly chart a course that moves our country further and further to the left when there is clear evidence that his policies are doing more harm than good. Without clarification, Georgians can only assume that the President is content leaving them behind while he puts his own political agenda ahead of their well-being.