The RNC Sends A Welcome Note To President Obama On His Arrival To Georgia

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.

17 comments

  1. The job market in Atlanta is indeed awful. And for people who are employed, about half of the Georgians I live around/work with/know would be crushed by a $930/yr increase in energy prices. Barnes won’t just hide from Obama. He’ll actually run against Obama to have any chance of winning.

  2. ACCmoderate says:

    Did Michael Steele ever stop to think that a Republican governor and a Republican general assembly might also be contributing to said unemployment figures?

  3. ACCmoderate says:

    Steele mentions the jobs lost since the passage of the stimulus package, but he fails to mention the jobs saved. Doing so would wreck his narrative of course, but I’m sure that the folks whose jobs were saved because of the Obama stimulus are pretty thankful for it.

  4. bgsmallz says:

    “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. ”

    Is this for real? Honestly, I get so tired of our politicians talking about facts. They have no use for facts because it takes reasoned debate rather than talking points.

    I’d love to hear Mr. Steele and Mr. Obama debate the impact of the stimulus…clearly there would be arguments from both sides that would indicate (a) the stimulus didn’t/isn’t working b/c unemployment is still at 10% and the deficit is bigger and (b) the stimulus did/is working b/c we would be much worse off and it provided needed aid to states (see Georgia’s budget)…but that wouldn’t happen b/c it assumes people would listen.

    Mr. Steele needs to check his definition of ‘facts’ before he has to issue a Clintonian “it depends on what your definition of facts is.”

  5. Rick Day says:

    Michael Steel is my hero. Anyone who can manage to both lead, and piss off Republican’s must be doing something right.

    Except, for days like this, when they roll out Michael the Mighty Negro™, to criticize a Dixie State visit by Barak the Magic Negro™.

    Then we all understand why they put up with the man of Steele. He has his…uses…

  6. Progressive Dem says:

    A very weak argument by Steele. He relies on a crystal ball to find “facts” in the future. Here are 2 out of 3 of his so called “facts,”

    “With the passage of ObamaCare, Georgia small businesses will be crippled ” This is speculation about something that hasn’t happened.

    “cap and trade policy could lead to Georgia losing as many as 64,993 jobs ” Again, more speculation about something that hasn’t happened. In this instance the bill hasn’t even bassed Congress. Facts are stubborn and Steele isn’t using them.

    • Doug Grammer says:

      So let’s wait until they do happen and THEN call them facts. Good logic there. I’m sure there are studies to justify those numbers, and NO I don’t plan on looking them up for you.

      • bgsmallz says:

        Well…I know there are studies that refute those numbers…and I did look them up for you…note the links in the article to the reports from the CBO and

        http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/the-impact-of-another-kind-of-stimulus/

        I agree with you that just because they are projections, doesn’t mean we can’t give them any weight. In fact, we take for granted many projections as facts because those projections are reliable (like the ‘law of gravity’ which is nothing but a projection based upon a series of past observations if you really think about it).

        I think the whole point is that Mr. Steele’s facts are not really facts at all. They at best are projections and probably fall more into the lines of opinion.

    • B Balz says:

      Cap and Trade is a big tax, a huge tax. And it is based on the most specious fallacies of all – Carbon Credits.

  7. slyram says:

    I remember Michael Steele coming to Georgia and promising a range of congressional candidates who would stay on the issues and not scare the daylights out of people. He should have been the Senator from Maryland; that would have been a great fit for him.

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