There is one thing, upon which all Americans can agree. We are all well aware that much is at stake in this coming election, and that point has been stated again and again. The differences appear in what both parties define as ‘the American dream’.
In addition to that, both parties seem to have two different ways of debating the issue. Fortunately for Republicans, it seems the basic facts are on their side (economy, unemployment, etc., which seems to be the driving factor in this election season) …forcing Democrats to ‘improvise’ with the tidbits of facts at their disposal. For instance, Nancy Pelosi’s DNC speech gives us an example. As reported by The Blaze:
Pelosi also touted the president’s record on jobs, saying America has gone from losing 800,000 jobs a month to adding 4.5 million private sector jobs over the past 29 months.”
However, the article continues:
She did not mention how many jobs have been lost in the past 29 months or that the unemployment rate has remained frustratingly high, now at 8.3 percent.”
She also attempted the point that Republicans would syphon cash from Medicare. Of course, they didn’t think to look at what the Romney-Ryan ticket actually plans to do with the program, and more importantly, what the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will do.
In a recent article from IJ Review, Bert Atkinson gives analysis, ‘according to a letter to Speaker Boehner from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report from July 24, 2012‘:
You can call it cuts, you can call it reductions, you can call it reductions in expenditure growth, but at the end of the day, if ObamaCare is not repealed, Medicare will have ended up with $716 billion less from 2013-2022 than it would have if ObamaCare never existed.”
So it seems, it’s not always easy to figure out who is telling the truth during a campaign season (especially one as muddy as this one has been).
It is important for all of us to look at the facts, before we cast the vote.