What if President Romney had this record?***
–unemployment from 11% to 5.9%; 11+ million new jobs; how many consecutive months of job growth? (50+)
–stock market from 7,000 to 17,300
–50+ consecutive months of economic expansion?
–stimulus bill that saved the country from depression (yes, it worked, it just should have been bigger)
–saved the auto industry (saving millions of jobs)
–saved much of the banking system (saving millions of jobs)
–largely out of Iraq
–largely out of Afghanistan
–15 million (?) previously uninsured Americans with health insurance (and counting)(yes, Romney likes people to have insurance)
–annual deficit from $1.4 trillion to $450 billion
–ordered the risky raid that resulted in UBL taking one right between the eyes
–assistance for 9/11 first responders
–led government efforts to keep people in their homes who had predatory mortgages
–kept US safe at home
–increased energy independence
–increased use and development of alternative energy
–expanded the college tax credit
–lowest federal tax burden on middle-class families since the 1950s
–two women on US Supreme Court (“binders full of women”)
–first female Fed Chair (“binders full of women”)
***If I’m wrong on any of this correct me but this is off the top of my head; not researched, not fact checked.
Would Republican candidates around the country run on this record, or cower in fear?
I just got to thinking, as we lose ground in the House and [perhaps] lose the Senate, how did we get here? Do we as a country want to go back to Bush-era policies? I don’t get it.