“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Vladimir Putin] to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” – President Obama, USA

“I understand … I will transmit this information to Vladimir … and I stand with you.” – President Medvedev, Russia

 

Video here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/mar/27/obama-medvedev-mic-nuclear-video

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Really, this graph says it all:


But if you want details, read this discussion by James Pethokoukis at AEI.

The feds spent “almost” $1,000,000,000.00 on ads promoting federal programs in 2010:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42406.pdf  

 In other words, tax payers paid for the programs, and then paid for advertising to market these programs to ourselves.

Just a guy walking down a hall:

Here is the clearest, simplist argument I’ve heard yet on why we should replace our current leadership:

Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurtling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.      – Sarah Palin, March 2012