But, if you're someone who is not easily impressed, a thinker, or use to dealing with facts, then you were probably disappointed by Romney's address to the Republican National Convention.
After getting by all the fakery about being concerned that Obama was unsuccessful and that America deserved better, Romney started getting into the complaints about the current administration.
Romney's explanation of Obama's failure is based on the fact that he does not have business experience. It may seem reasonable to ordinary Americans that a CEO would be a good person to fix our struggling economy, but is this necessarily true?
|Jobs under Bush (red) vs Obama (blue)|
Romney claims that Obama crushed the middle class because there are no jobs. He does not admit that since Obama has been in office new jobs have shifted their negative trend from the Bush era and have been on a constant increasing trend.
Romney says that Obama hates small business and intends to increase taxes on small business. He does not admit that Obama has only reduced taxes on small business since he has been in office. Obama's newest proposal for taxes does not increase tax on small business. Government programs such as the Small Business Administration are strong and helping small businessmen and women everyday.
In his speech Romney continues the lie about Obama stealing 716 Billion dollars from medicare to fund Obama-Care. I hope everyone knows that this lie which has been disproved by numerous independent sources will not become true simply because the Republican leadership re-states it over and over again.
His speech took on a very militaristic character at one point. I thought for sure he was against cutting the military budget because he has plans to start a war with Iran if he was elected.
1. Twelve million new jobs. It has been estimated that we are currently on a path to accomplish this without any new Romney actions within four years, so I guess this one is possible, but still an empty promise.
2. Energy independence by 2020. This claim is made even though Romney is critical of Obama's interest in funding research on new forms of energy. Romney has signed onto the Oil and Coal coalition as well, so I guess he intends to drill and dig more in America. We have been told many times by the oil companies when they increase gas prices, that oil is in limited supply. So over the long term how does Romney expect to become energy independent?
3. Create new trade agreements and punish any country that cheats. Which countries and how punishment would be carried out was left to our imagination.
4. Assure that the "job creators" investments won't vanish. Romney will also cut the deficit and balance the budget. None of this is explained, but protecting the wealthy investors sounds like tax law reform and Wall Street regulation is not high on Romney's agenda.
5. Reduce taxes on business. I guess this is to support the job creator lie or maybe to give more credence to the possibility that the job creators really will turn away from American workers as an effective threat against having their taxes raised.
6. Repeal (and now replace) Obama-Care. I can't believe Romney thinks taking health insurance away from the American people will be seen as a good thing to anyone except die-hard (and healthy) Republicans. Again Romney gives no explanation on any of this.
In concluding his speech, Romney's additional unexplained rhetoric included statements that seemed intended as a band-aid to cover what has recently become controversial about Republicans. He vows to care for the sick, statements apparently made to soften the view that he intends to repeal Obama-Care. He claims that he will respect the elderly, seemingly trying to change the popular view that Republicans like he and Ryan have plans to change Medicare into a voucher program.
Empty promises claiming certainty of success may sound good but without details give us no factual information to evaluate whether they will ever be achievable. I guess we'll need to listen closely to Romney's explanations if they exist in future appearances.
Romney's head will be spinning and he'll probably have to admit that his Party really was not only responsible for the current economic disaster, but also responsible for blocking progress on resolving it.