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July 20th, 2009
03:02 PM ET

RNC: A grand experiment

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Republican National Committee

Candidate Obama promised change. President Obama is actually conducting a grand experiment—with our economy, with our country and now with our health care. If President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are successful, they will turn our nation into something that we will hardly recognize.

President Obama’s experimentations began with our economy.

He experimented with a budget-busting stimulus plan intended to reduce unemployment. That experiment cost us $780 billion, and unemployment continues to rise. He experimented with banks and auto companies. As a result, taxpayers are on the hook for tens of billions of dollars, and the president still doesn’t have a plan to end this experiment and get these companies off the government dole.

When President Obama addressed a credit crisis, a struggling economy, a housing bust, bankrupt auto companies, Wall Street failures…whatever the problem was, Americans saw him spending, and spending, and spending more.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. C.K.

    Let's not forget that the state of the economy was the result of 8 years of bull from a Republican president and his chronies. Wars, debt because of war; this list could go on forever......the economy was in the toilet before Obama went into office. I didn't hear their voices of concern then. Why is that?

    July 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  2. RLWellman

    The Democrats need to get their heads out of the sand. They are signing bills without even reading them first. Stop saying this is negatism or calling me a Republican, you bunch of Liberal Nazi's.

    I'm a United State's Citizen and I care what is happening to it. Those of you that think the Government is going to take care of us, really need to look and read what is being passed.

    If the Health Care Reform Bill and Cap and Trade Bill are so great, why is it the Government doesn't have to follow the same laws? Why aren't they signed up for the Health Care Plan?

    Quit just thinking President Obama is going to take care of you. Why should we citizens pay for health care for illegal aliens. Why should us citizens taxes pay for abortions?

    You need to read what is being passed..........

    July 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  3. Richard Kraft

    Why is the media not exposing that the Senate voted to not accept the same health benefits as they are proposing for us. Could it be that the program is not all that great and they know it????

    July 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  4. Renato Santos

    President Obama promised change and President Obama is delivering on his promised change. The economy Pres. Obama inherited is near collapse. The economic problems are so big that it has affected the whole world. The problems arose from the policies and the gross negligence of the previous republican administration. The problem is so big that little band aid solutions or half-hearted solutions will not resolve it.

    American health care need to be reformed. The AMA, the american nursing association, Walmart corporation, many big manufacturing corporations whose competitiveness is eroded by the onerous health care cost, the AARP and majority of the people are calling for reform.

    Not carrying out the reforms needed is not an option. It will mean economy in chaos, american citizens in poverty and in bad medical health.

    Instead of political gamesmanship by play of words, the republicans should come up with their own specific proposal for solving the econimic and health care problems.

    July 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  5. JC- Los Angeles

    As an Independent who voted for Barack Obama due to horrid alternatives, it's harrowing to see the RNC continually failing to get their act together.

    After the Democratic National Convention four years ago, everyone Knew Barack Obama was the man to beat in four years time.

    Rather than preparing at that time for the challenge to come, the RNC did nothing and then rolled out McCain/Palin.

    Adding some post-elction color to their beat down, the RNC decided Steele and Jindal represented the changing face of America; you can't make this stuff up.

    If the RNC can't beat a President whose only accomplishments are getting elected and negotiating book advances, they are doomed.

    July 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  6. Melissa

    Vs the failed GOP experiment? I'd rather have Obamas. You see, Obama is beginning the SUCCESSFUL road that all the other first world nations have taken. Its the US as it currently is thats the failed experiment.

    I'm so tired of the Republicans.

    July 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm |