Please consider the following questions for President Barack Obama as he travels to Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday.
1) President Obama promised unemployment would not exceed 8% if his $830 billion stimulus bill passed. Mr. President, why has America’s unemployment rate remained above 8% throughout your presidency?
2) President Obama infamously said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Mr. President, do you really believe hard-working Coloradans didn’t build their own businesses?
3) President Obama promised his national takeover of healthcare would cut costs and increase healthcare services. Mr. President, how do you defend this claim knowing that Obamacare costs over $1 trillion and cuts medical services to those who need it most?
4) On September 15, 2008, President Obama promised the citizens of Grand Junction that he would “cut taxes for 95% of all working families.” President Obama, why did you break your promise to cut taxes for the middle class and why did you impose a massive tax increase on hard-working Coloradans as part of Obamacare?
5) At the same Grand Junction event, President Obama promised lobbyists “will not run my White House.” President Obama, why did you break your promise and pack your administration full of lobbyists?
6) The economic outlook is drastically worse in two of the Colorado communities Obama will visit this week. According to the Colorado Department of Labor, real unemployment in Mesa and Pueblo counties is over 19 and 20 percent, respectively. President Obama, rural Colorado wants to know: where are the jobs?
7) Energy production on federal land has experienced a death spiral in western Colorado and across the west, even though production on non-federal lands, in places like North Dakota, has flourished. The number of acres leased for energy production on federal lands in down 81% between 2008 and 2011. Mr. President, where are the oil and gas leases on federal land?
8 ) Obama’s failed stimulus plan exploded the debt with billions in wasteful spending, including a grant for solar panels that was given to a Grand Junction liquor store. Mr. President, is deficit spending to fund projects like solar panels for liquor stores really a good plan to kick start the economy?
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