Campaign can’t handle the truth

Somehow, the Obama re-election campaign seems to be struggling with facts about what has happened so far, with the Obama administration. A series of appointments of radicals with other problems forced many to withdraw. Ineffectual appointees, and downright failures, such as Eric Holder.

A president takes an oath to uphold the law and the Constitution. He declared his administration would not attempt to enforce the “Defense of Marriage Act.” Almost the first action of Holder was to order the dismissal of the federal action against the Black Panthers intimidation of voters in Philadelphia, which the Justice Department had characterized as a “slam dunk” for conviction. These are impeachable offenses.

Obama seems rather enamored of “I,” claiming all sorts of accomplishments. He has claimed to propose the so-called Buffet rule, as the same sort of thing that Reagan had done. Not so, Reagan had a plan when he came into office, cut federal taxes across the board, for every taxpayer, and this lifted the country out of a deep recession. In his second term, with the help of Democrats in Congress, again they got rid of some of the loopholes and corporate welfare, (still much to do!) and lowered more rates, including the top rate cut to 28 percent.

Now, Obama would like to raise the top rate to 40 percent, while we are still in recession, despite what the administration claims, and the liberal media tries to convince us. Growth is very weak, unemployment is still very high, and according to real experts, the actual unemployment rate is actually much higher, anywhere from 12 percent to 16 percent, depending on who juggles the numbers. Why?, because many have stopped looking for work, and thus not included in the official figures.

Just consider this: While Jay Carney, press secretary, claimed that the rate of spending under Obama was lower than any president since 1950, the facts are: spending has climbed from $2.98 trillion to $3.72 trillion, rising from 20.3 of gross domestic profit, to 24.3 percent in 2012! Go figure! The administration can’t seem to.

F. L. “Pat” Jacobs

Snohomish