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2012 potus election

  1. 1. Your Guide to the2012 Presidential Election
  2. 2. When Deciding Whom To Vote For Don’t base your decision on30 second campaign ads or political talking heads Look at their records 2
  3. 3. President of the United States• Commander in Chief of US Armed Forces• Chief Executive of the Federal Government• Work with Congress on legislation and sign/veto bills• Nominate federal judges including Supreme Court• Direct US foreign policy and meet with world leaders• Leader of the Free World 3
  4. 4. Executive ExperiencePresident is the Chief Executive for over 4 million federal employees Barack Obama Mitt Romney• Community Organizer • Boston Consulting Group• Civil Rights Lawyer • VP Bain & Company• State Legislator • CEO Bain Capital• US Senator • CEO Olympics• President • Governor of Massachusetts Romney has 30 years of Obama’s first job as an executive experience in executive was when he business, the Olympics, became President and as Governor 4
  5. 5. Obama’s 2008 CampaignLofty speeches and slogans 5
  6. 6. "If I dont have this done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition."Source: The Today Show Feb 2, 2009 6
  7. 7. $787 Billion Stimulus Bill Promises Reinvest in America Unemployment below 6% Results Cost with interest > $1 Trillion Unemployment 8-10% 7
  8. 8. After 4 Years, Unemployment is Worse Nov 2012 Jan 2009 7.9% 7.8%44 Months of Unemployment >8% 8
  9. 9. In the Past Five Recessions, Jobs Recover in 2-3 Years We Are Here 9
  10. 10. The Worst Economic Recovery Since Great DepressionSource:Heritage Foundation 10
  11. 11. 1 in 6 Americans Live in Poverty 11
  12. 12. “The private sector is doing fine.” “Where were seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.”Source: Obama press conference June 8, 2012 12
  13. 13. August 2012 Jobs ReportFor every Nearly four Americans net new job gave up looking for created work entirely 13
  14. 14. Budget Deficits by President (as a percentage of GDP)Source: Office of Management and Budget – Chart by the Heritage Foundation 14
  15. 15. Democratic Controlled Senate Haven’t passed a budget infour years!With Trillion Dollar Annual Deficits, Where Is Obama’s Leadership on the Budget? 15
  16. 16. Obama’s Last Budget Received NO votes in Congress Senate voted 99-0 against House voted 414-0 against 16
  17. 17. Clueless on the Budget? “As we end the war in Afghanistan, let’s apply half the savings to pay down the debt and use the rest for nation building right here at home” - Barack Obama Ad, Sep 2012 There is no “savings” to pay down the debtEven without war, continues to plan for $1Trillion deficits 17
  18. 18. Added $5.3 Trillion in Debt in 4 Years$10.6T in 2009 to Over $20T in 2016 18
  19. 19. Foreign Policy "I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim world based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of the story of America. Since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States"Obama Speech in Cairo, June 2009 19
  20. 20. State of the Union – Jan 2012 “Most of Al Qaida’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken.”Source: 2012 State of the Union 20
  21. 21. US Ambassador Christopher Stevens Killed in a Terrorist Attack in LibyaObama Admin failed to address repeatedrequests for additional security in face of growing threats For a week Obama blamed a video andclaimed was a random mob act 21
  22. 22. 2,000th US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan 1,000 killed since Obama’s Surge in 2009 Military’s Own Report Card Gives Surge an F 22
  23. 23. Violent Anti-American Protests inDozens of Countries Around the World 23
  24. 24. When World Leaders Meet at the UN Summit in NYC Obama was the first president in 30 years not to meet with any foreign leadersObama met with the women of The View 24
  25. 25. Does He Deserve Another 4 Years? “As president, I have a solemn responsibility to protect our nation and our people, and when the system fails, it is my responsibility” - Jan 2010 25
  26. 26. Mitt Romney Boy Scout 30 Years of Executive Experience 43 Years Married to wife Ann Father of Five Leader in his Church Saved Olympics soon after 9/11 Successful bi-partisan GovernorBest suited to lead America and turn around the economy 26
  27. 27. As You Step in the Voting BoothAsk Yourself Who Is Best Suited to Turn Around Our Economy 27