Election Consequences: Man Forced to Lay Off Employees Due to Obamacare

Elections have consequences…

As a result of Obama’s reelection and Obamacare repercussions, a Las Vegas small businessman, who employs 114 workers, was forced to fire 22 workers yesterday. Asking to be identified by his first name only (for obvious reasons), ‘David’ spoke with KXNT radio host Kevin Wall:

(CBS Las Vegas)…

“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that [I] made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.

I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.

“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”

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  • Yesterday, after news of Obama’s reelection, the stock market fell over 300 points. (The debt crisis is starting to affect EU stalwart – Germany.):
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  • Obama Wants Secty of BUSINESS? USA Needs BUSINESSMAN Mitt Romney!

    President Obama recently stated, if reelected, he might rustle up a Secretary of Business.

    Why?

    Because, when it comes to business, Obama is LOST.

    Plus, tossing out that new position to the masses is a two-fer for Obama. He thinks it makes him sound smart and hopes it assuages the electorate’s fear about him right now – that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

    Obama’s out-to-lunch-on-business evidence: His colossal mountain of national debt is proof. America’s pitiful downgraded credit rating is proof. His ‘shovel-ready‘ projects, er, lack thereof, is proof. His weak economy is proof. The number of desperate Americans standing in unemployment lines is proof. Americans working part-time when they fiercely need a full-time job is proof. Those who have given up – just stopped looking for a job is proof. Declining, downward middle class incomes is proof. The sad number of Americans descended into poverty is proof. The woeful number of Americans on welfare is proof. The atrocious number of U.S. citizens surviving on food stamps is proof. Swelling disability rolls are proof. His take-over socialization of health care is proof. His trade policies are proof. Onerous job-impeding federal regulations are proof. His auto bailout is proof. His squandered “stimulus” of $787 billion which America’s children and grandchildren will be forced to pay back is proof. His nix-on-anything beneath-the-ground energy policy is proof. (Federal oil drilling permits down 36%! War on coal! No Keystone pipeline! High gasoline prices! And, with the October bankruptcy of Satcon Technology Corp as many as 50 Obama-backed green energy companies have gone belly up or are wobbling!) His hoped-for tax policy is proof. His aversion to numbers, e.g., a federal budget, is proof.

    Obama’s badgering, big government beliefs are bad for America. When it comes to business, our outsourcer President is agonizingly, hair-pullingly, head-bangingly daft. That’s why he’s dangling the idea of adding another bureaucrat and bureaucracy if he finagles another four.

    Team Romney has released a fantastic new ad. We’ve only got five days, people. Let’s SHARE it!


    Barack Obama recently said he might appoint a Secretary of Business.

    His solution to everything is to add another bureaucrat.

    Mitt Romney understands business and knows what it will take to create jobs and get our economy moving again.

    He’s done it before.

    He’ll do it again.

    At this crucial, decisive time, America must have a president who UNDERSTANDS business.

    America needs Mitt Romney.

    UPDATE – Paul Ryan’s remarks on Obama at Greeley, Colorado today (November 1, 2012):

    “He can’t run on the broken promises. He can’t run on the trillion-dollar deficits each and every year. But he did come up with a new idea the other day. He’s got a new idea for the second term, and here’s what it is. In addition to all the borrowing and all the spending and all the money printing and all the regulating, he wants a new Cabinet position. He wants to create a new secretary of business. You know, we already have a secretary of business. It’s actually called the Secretary of Commerce. That’s what this agency does. Let me ask you a question. Can anybody name our current Secretary of Commerce? You know why? We don’t have one. It’s been vacant for over four months, and the president hasn’t even proposed or put somebody in the job. We don’t need another bureaucrat or another bureaucracy.”



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    Paul Ryan’s First Solo Interview since VP Announcement

    This was a Brit Hume (Fox News) exclusive interview of Paul Ryan. It is a high level discussion that I think effectively starts the national debate to contrast the Romney economic plan with Obama’s. I like Ryan’s powerful use of words like “irrefutable” and “raids on Medicare.” Obama will now either have to defend his terrible plan or we will see more of his same ole tactics: Personal attacks.



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    President Obama Files Lawsuit to Restrict Military Voting

    Barack Obama last month filed a lawsuit to restrict voting of active duty military men and women. If successful, the right of service members to vote early will be taken away. (please sign petition below)

    Service member voting in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2008 / (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    The article by Mike Flynn of Breitbart currently shows 85,846 Facebook recommends and over 1,000 Twitter retweets. Americans are clearly outraged by the shamelessness of Obama’s actions in this regard. Governor Romney issued the following press release today to further expose Mr. Obama’s impudence:

    Mitt Romney today made the following statement on early voting privileges for military servicemen and women in Ohio:

    “President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.”

    Mike Flynn makes the following points in his post two days ago:

    I think it’s unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

    If anyone proposes legislation to combat voter fraud, Democrats will loudly scream that the proposal could “disenfranchise” some voter, somewhere. We must ensure, they argue, that voting is easy and accessible to every single voter. Every voter, that is, except the men and women of our military.

    Make no mistake, the Democrat lawsuit is intended to disenfranchise some unknown number of military voters. The judge should reject it with prejudice.



    Please support our troops by signing this petition to ensure every vote by every woman and man in uniform is counted in November.
    We will not allow Obama to restrict the rights of those who preserve ours!

    [Hat tip to Dave Anderson & Jayde Wyatt for their contributions.]


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    Barack Obama’s Fantasy vs. Reality

    Photo: AFP / Getty Images

    Wednesday I spent 12 hours driving home from a family vacation. Rather than listen to my XM stations of choice, PATRIOT or POTUS, I decided to spend a few hours listening to LEFT. If a person had landed on Earth from another planet and only heard the rhetoric from that one radio station, she would have concluded: a) Mr. Obama is the best president of all time, b) Gov. Romney is a buffoon, c) Gov. Romney wants to buy the election [fact: Obama has far out raised Romney to date and has spent far more than Romney], d) Mr. Obama is starting to leave Romney in the dust, and e) America is enjoying amazing economic health — to name just the big ones. Fantasies and self-deceit all.

    Let’s get back to reality, shall we? Karl Rove has a very simple way of setting us straight. His column this week titled, “The Obama Ad Blitz Isn’t Working” is very good.

    Ya gotta love how Mr. Rove starts off his column. These four little words will be the death of the Obama campaign!

    ‘If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    Despite President Obama’s effort to walk back these remarks, the damage they’ve caused to him remains. And that’s because what he said in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 came across as a true expression of his worldview.
    [...]
    “You didn’t build that” is not Mr. Obama’s only recent problematic statement. In a June 8 news conference, he said “The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.” And in Oakland, Calif., on July 24, he told donors that on the economy, “We tried our plan and it worked!” These comments make voters wince.

    Every candidate stumbles verbally, but in 2008 Mr. Obama did so less frequently than most. He was disciplined, on message, and gave his opponent few openings. So what is different this time?

    One factor may be overscheduling. Mr. Obama has attended an extraordinary 195 fundraisers in the 16 months since he filed for re-election on April 4, 2011 (according to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller). Many people don’t fully appreciate how much of a drain it is on a candidate—involving travel, a speech or two, private meetings with particularly energetic (or obnoxious) money bundlers, and always plenty of advice. Most fundraisers also include a long photo line where the candidate grips and grins for dozens, sometimes hundreds, of photographs.
    [...]
    . . . it is astonishing how much time Mr. Obama has spent scrabbling for cash.

    That’s not all. You need to add to the fundraising calendar an early and very active campaign schedule as well. Remember last August’s three-day bus trip through the Midwest? And then there are the demands of Mr. Obama’s day job.

    In short, the president may be nearly exhausted. If he is, the normal inner discipline that protects a candidate from saying too much, being too blunt, or sharing too openly may be weakening.

    Despite the scramble for money, Mr. Obama’s campaign fundraising take is behind its 2008 pace, and its overhead is enormous (according to monthly FEC filings by his campaign and the Democratic National Committee). His cash advantage over Mr. Romney was probably gone as of July 31, in large measure because (according to public records at TV stations) Team Obama has spent at least $131 million on television the last three months.

    These ads have not moved him up in the polls. The race is tied in the July 30 Gallup poll at 46%. Neither have the ads strengthened public approval of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, which is stuck at 44% in the July 22 NBC/WSJ poll, nor have they erased Mr. Romney’s seven-point lead in that poll regarding who has “good ideas for how to improve the economy.”

    Roughly $111 million of Mr. Obama’s ad blitz was paid for by his campaign; outside groups chipped in just over $20 million. The Romney campaign spent only $42 million over the same period in response, with $107.4 million more in ads attacking Mr. Obama’s policies or boosting Mr. Romney coming from outside groups (with Crossroads GPS, a group I helped found, providing over half).

    Mr. Obama’s strategists know they won in 2008 in large part by outspending their opponents in the primaries and general election. They’ve tried that with Mr. Romney the last three months, and so far it isn’t working. Still, just this week, according to public records, Team Obama has bought an additional $32 million in ads in nine battleground states for August.

    Unanswered television ads do move poll numbers, as was the case in 2008. But these Obama ads won’t go unanswered.

    The response by the Romney campaign and Romney supporters will be amplified by the reality of a painfully weak economy, growing debt and unpopular ObamaCare. More fundraisers will not solve that problem, but they will create opportunities for a weary candidate to make more revealing and damaging statements.

    [emphasis added]

    Mr. President: Wait until Governor Romney begins to get serious with truthletting using only your words from the dozens of commitments you made to all Americans regarding the economy and jobs. Watch the needle then.


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    The Genius of Milton Friedman — Capitalism Preserved

    Milton & Rose Friedman / Photo: Corbis

    Four days ago, The Wall Street Journal published an outstanding article by Stephen Moore titled, The Man Who Saved Capitalism. One of the reasons President Reagan’s economic policies were so successful was because he relied upon the advice and wisdom of Milton Friedman. The entire article is worth reading. I am convinced liberals will never understand the genius of Friedman. If you ever want to have some fun, look up the numerous YouTubes of Friedman eviscerating the brightest of liberals. Here are some excerpts of Moore’s excellent article (also, see a great video at the WSJ URL):

    It’s a tragedy that Milton Friedman—born 100 years ago on July 31—did not live long enough to combat the big-government ideas that have formed the core of Obamanomics. It’s perhaps more tragic that our current president, who attended the University of Chicago where Friedman taught for decades, never fell under the influence of the world’s greatest champion of the free market. Imagine how much better things would have turned out, for Mr. Obama and the country.

    Friedman was a constant presence on these pages until his death in 2006 at age 94. If he could, he would surely be skewering today’s $5 trillion expansion of spending and debt to create growth—and exposing the confederacy of economic dunces urging more of it.

    In the 1960s, Friedman famously explained that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” If the government spends a dollar, that dollar has to come from (more…)

    This is Obama’s Economy Now

    I’ll say it. The latest economic numbers were just abysmal for a recovery. Abysmal. While President Obama tries to say that the recession is Bush’s fault (why is that again?), regardless of whose fault it was, he has utterly failed to create a sustained recovery. And at this point he’s out of excuses.

    I tend to give presidents a bit of rope on economic matters. They can’t create consumer spending. They must rely on the Federal Reserve to set monetary policy. And frankly the business cycle has a lot to do with the timing of recessions and recoveries. But presidents do have some tools at their disposal, and at some point this painfully slow “recovery” is no longer the fault of a prior president. Barack Obama has been at the helm for three and a half years and the “recovery” he tries to take credit for, like a doctor whose patient has temporarily recovered, has not speeded up, but slowed. CBS reported this week the economy is at risk for a double-dip recession: another backslide into negative growth.

    Last month job growth was only 1/3 what it was the prior month. And, as the CBS report stated, this week it was reported the economy grew at 1.5% in the second quarter, down from an already slow 2% the prior quarter. The LA Times also reported:

    The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowdown in growth adds to worries that the economy could be stalling three years after the recession ended.

    As a result, when July employment numbers come out, one of only four unemployment reports left before the general election, we shouldn’t expect much of an improvement. And seasoned observers know that the unemployment rate of 8.2%, or 12.7 million people, doesn’t tell the whole story: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics June 2012 report, another 2.5 million are excluded from that count because they’ve stopped looking for work. Another 8.2 million people are considered underemployed, also not counted in the number above.

    With this performance you’d think that the Obama White House would be in crisis mode assuring the American pubic that the president has it under control, that he’s got a plan to boost the economy. But what are we hearing? Criticisms that it’s really George Bush’s fault. Or criticisms of Mitt Romney’s “gaffe” of confirming (when asked) that reports of security issues at the Olympics were “disconcerting” (they were disconcerting). Shouldn’t David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman Schultz be promoting an Obama economic plan rather than manufacturing ad hominem attacks? What is leadership, if not generating, promoting and executing new ideas? Harry Reid repeats unsubstantiated hearsay today about Mitt Romney’s taxes and Democrats start salivating. Meanwhile it’s a known fact the Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t met its Constitutional duty to pass a budget for three years running because Harry Reid knows it wasn’t in the Democrats’ political interest. And these folks want four more years. To do what, I ask? Continue to blame George W. Bush for the country’s woes? If Obama deserves the credit for temporary growth earlier this year, he deserves the blame for the stalling of that growth now. This is now Obama’s economy.

    If you haven’t seen it, I’d recommend Jennifer Rubin’s column in the Washington Post from Friday. In it she says:

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    Obama’s Leadership Style: Trial and Error — Miss after Miss

    This is the best 22 second video I have seen all year!

    Whenever I read the words “leader” or “leadership” in connection with Barack Obama, I cringe. I used to believe Mr. Obama was actually learning “on the job” to be a leader. I no longer believe he is learning anything at all about what it means to be a leader. Having a title means nothing.

    The silver lining in this election cycle is that Mr. Obama keeps talking. This brief statement by him is most revealing as to how he governs as POTUS. What more need we learn of the man’s leadership style?

    I believe this to be Barack Obama’s biggest understatement of the year 2012!



    Lest we forget about Mr. Obama’s latest, gigantic tax increase:

    Artwork by Bill Fortune



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    Key Differences Between RomneyCare and ObamaCare

    *Got questions about RomneyCare and ObamaCare? Visit our newly updated page on RomneyCare – The Truth about Massachusetts Health Care to find articles like this and other questions you may be wondering.

    It is often asserted that RomneyCare is the same thing as ObamaCare, but this is simply not true. It is important to note that Massachusetts, the state where Romneycare was founded, opposed Obamacare. In fact, Massachusetts opposed Obamacare so much that they elected Senator Scott Brown (R) in 2010 to be the deciding vote against Obamacare after Senator Ted Kennedy’s death. Why would the state where Romneycare was founded be opposed to Obamacare if the two laws were really the same? The answer is, of course, that they are not the same. While there are similarities between the two laws, there are also key differences. Below is a table of differences between the Romney plan and the Obama plan.


    RomneyCare
    ObamaCare
    Overall Size and Scope
    -Whole bill was 70 pages
    -Romney vetoed significant sections of the bill including the employer penalty for not providing health insurance
    -Romney favored an “opt out” provision from the mandate
    -Romney favored no mandated benefits for health care coverage, catastrophic only
    -No federal gov. insurance option
    -Intended as a market driven solution to healthcare
    -Whole bill was 2,074 pages
    -Very broad regulation of the insurance industry including an employer penalty for not providing health insurance and no “opt out” provision
    -Establishes a 15 member board of unelected bureaucrats with great control over health care benefits and risks rationing health care
    -Leaves open the option of creating single-payer gov. insurance in the future
    -Intended as a step toward gov. run insurance
    Costs
    -No new taxes!
    -Romney balanced the state’s budget first, then passed healthcare law
    -No cuts to Medicare benefits
    -Modest cost to state (only added 1% to state budget)
    -Increased taxes by $500 billion and taxes people who don’t buy insurance
    -Despite massive federal gov. debt, Obama still passed Obamacare
    -Cuts Medicare by $500 billion
    -Overall costs unknown!
    Popularity
    -Very strong bipartisan support
    -Strong special interest support
    -Very popular among the public in Massachusetts
    -Strong consensus of approval was built in the state to support the law
    -Consensus was built to support an individual mandate
    -Absolutely no bipartisan support
    -Very controversial and divided special interest groups
    -Unpopular in nation overall
    -No consensus was built to support a mandate
    Does Constitution Define it as a “Tax” or “Penalty/Fee”?
    -Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts ruled state mandates are “penalties” because states have different authority and powers than the fed. gov.
    -Mass. constitution never considered this a tax
    -Supreme Court ruled that federal gov. only has the authority to enact this law by its ability “tax,” and does not meet the required standards to be considered a “penalty.”
    -This tax breaks Obama’s promise that he would not raise taxes on the middle class
    Federalism
    -A state solution to a state problem
    -Through collaboration and discussion, Massachusetts created a consensus among stake holders to support the new law
    -Federal gov. “one-size-fits-all” plan
    -Doesn’t take into account that each state is unique in important ways such as:
    1)Vastly different debt levels between states (some states can’t afford new spending on health care)
    2)Some states have three times the percentage of uninsured citizens (Much greater costs will be imposed on states with a larger percentage of uninusured citizens)
    3)Conservative states will reject implementation of federal gov. plan.


    As the above table illustrates, the plan Romney proposed was a much more conservative, business friendly law than what the Democrats passed under President Obama.

    The Boston Globe editorial board recently published an article defending RomneyCare on conservative grounds. The editorial board states “the role Romney played on the state level was skillful, creative, and business friendly. Romney was a governor sensitive to business concerns and worried about the state’s business climate.”

    A crucial difference between RomneyCare and ObamaCare is that the two healthcare plans, while similar in some ways, present vast differences in the essential origins and motives that separate Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. One author summarized it this way:
     

    We know what Romney’s goal was when he passed his health care plan. His goal was to involve the private sector of Massachusetts in insuring a small percentage of the Massachusetts’ residents [who didn't have health insurance and who were receiving free health care from the government.]

    Obama’s goal prior to signing Obamacare into law was much, much bigger.
    In 2003, he said, ”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan.”

    The fact is, Obamacare was originally going to be single payer. It was going to be European — as close to it as Congress would allow. But that was curbed. What they got, instead — what we got, instead — was the first step. Obamacare. The first step toward single-payer, universal healthcare coverage.

    And that is the crucial difference. Romney never said, never touted, never promised that “we may not get [single-payer] immediately” or even a little later than immediately. Romneycare is not Obamacare because Obamacare is just getting started. One was an end in and of itself. The other is (still) a means to an end.

    In 2006 when RomneyCare was passed, most conservatives praised Romney’s plan. The Bush administration sent a letter praising the passage of the new law. An often overlooked fact is that without the support of the Bush administration, Romney’s health care law never would have become a reality.

    One of Romney’s main goals in passing healthcare legislation was to counter many much more liberal attempts within Massachusetts to take over the healthcare system. The Boston Globe newspaper discusses in detail one plan that Romney feared would become law if action was not taken. That plan was the imposition of a payroll tax of up to $1,700 per employee on all businesses that did not offer health insurance to their employees. It was a serious threat. The plan had been voted on in the year 2000 and the law barely failed by 3%. In 2006 the employer mandate coupled with a heavy payroll tax was to be voted on again.

    In regard to ObamaCare, Romney firmly believes that each state should have the right to craft its own health care program. Health care has traditionally been a state issue, not a federal issue, and Romney wants to keep it that way. In his book, No Apology, Romney states:

    “My own preference is to let each state fashion its own program to meet the distinct needs of its citizens. States could follow the Massachusetts model if they choose, or they could develop plans of their own. These plans, tested in the state ‘laboratories of democracy,’ could be evaluated, compared, improved upon, and adopted by others.”

    In keeping with the belief that states should be able to craft their own programs, Romney has said that on his first day as president, he would issue a waiver to all 50 states allowing them to opt out of ObamaCare. This waiver would allow states to postpone the implementation of ObamaCare while Romney works with congress to formally repeal the bill.

    In conclusion, a recent article in The New Yorker magazine states that “Romney had accomplished a longstanding Democratic goal – universal health insurance – by combining three conservative policies.” In other words, Romney had beaten Democrats at their own goal of providing universal health insurance – but Romney’s novel approach accomplished this goal not with a government takeover, but with conservative principles. The success of Romney’s healthcare law led many Democrats to consider adopting a similar approach to achieving universal health insurance. However, the end result from the Democrats under President Obama was a plan with a much larger government, much greater spending, increased taxes, and less power to the states and individuals to determine their own health care goals.

    Obama’s Desperate Plea for Cash: “…it could cost us the election.”

    The campaigns announce each month how much they bring in from fundraising. Last month both campaigns announced their May numbers the same day as I recall. Two days ago Governor Romney announced their June fundraising number — Obama has yet to announce his. What is he waiting for? Instead, yesterday Mr. Obama’s campaign manager sends out an email to supporters using the subject line “Urgent” with a pleading, even desperate tone to it.

    Jim Messina — Obama Campaign Manager

    Let’s think about this for a second: Effective unemployment nationally is around 15%, give or take; household incomes have tanked the last few years; the Obama economic “recovery” is headed for its second stall; food stamp dependency is through the roof; more Americans are “disabled” than at any time in history; small businesses are not hiring due to ObamaCare bureaucracy and cost; college grads are struggling to find above minimum wage jobs; Obama has held more fundraisers than all of the last incumbent presidents combined; Obama has used more gimmicks to raise money than any presidential candidate…on and on. And Mr. Obama wants these same Americans to sacrifice more!

    Mr. Obama has no problem making these desperate requests almost daily now. Here is the Messina email yesterday — RedState:

    Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June.

    For context, that’s about what we raised in April and May combined.

    We’re still tallying our own numbers, but his means their gap is getting wider, and if it continues at this pace, it could cost us the election.

    If everyone who’s been waiting to give pitches in $3 or more today, we can start reversing this trend in just a few hours.

    Please do your part — make a donation of $3 or more right now.

    One hundred million is alarming enough, but it doesn’t even include the millions pouring into pro-Romney super PACs — or the fact that, unlike four years ago, it’s perfectly legal for the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Karl Rove, and anonymous billionaires to funnel unlimited money into attacking President Obama in critical battleground states.

    I’m proud of the way we build this organization. Through the primaries, more than three-quarters of our donations were from people giving less than $1,000. Meanwhile, in that same period, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised three-quarters of its money from people giving $1,000 or more.

    If we don’t take this seriously now, we risk finding ourselves at a point where there is too much ground to make up.

    We need to do something about it. Today.

    Please donate $3 or more:

    https://donate.barackobama.com/Close-the-Gap

    More to come.

    Messina

    Jim Messina
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America

    Did you catch the new “blame” phrase above? Obama is now blaming his supporters by effectively telling them if they do not step up now and donate more of their money, “it could cost us the election.” (Why is everything always about him?) What about Mr. Obama’s wonderful message for the nation? What about his “vision?” Just another opportunity passed up for Mr. Obama to take responsibility. No, it is better to blame his failure on those with the money.

    Check a couple of comments the Obama campaign received at their official blog site in response to this lovely email message — Classic:

    AnthonyinNC • 4 hours ago −
    Jim Messina,

    We need ideas as to how do we get more people to donate. We don’t need doom & gloom but a plan to raise more money. Also, Billionaires & Millionaires who supports President Obama will need to donate to Super Pacs so we can get a Congress controlled by Democrats to put in laws to limit this type of spending.

    Nettie Christine • 11 hours ago −
    To Jim Messina

    I am giving this campaign every spare dollar and dime I have. I will
    continue to give until it hurts. However, I am tiring of your messages
    obsessing on the amount of money Romoney’s millionaires and
    billionaires have donated to his campaign. Corporations may think they
    are people to thanks to the supreme court but they don’t come close to
    the number of individual donors responsible for funding the majority of
    this campaign. It is those millions voices that will win this election
    again for this president unless you continue to obsess only about money
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    GOSAL~Official of Eng Art Mop • 5 hours ago • parent
    Nettie ….. I feel the same way. I’m tired of Jim’s negativity, he can at least say thank you before giving the lecture! I really miss Chris Hass, Mitch Stewart and Jeremy Bird. They treated us with much more respect!

    Remember, dollars raised by any presidential candidate is an important form of voting. Each dollar received is a type of vote received for that candidate.

    Mr. Obama already knows how much money he received from June fundraising. Why is he waiting to announce the number? What is he waiting for?


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