by Joe Fitzgerald
There are many national issues and New York State issues that are being debated in the public square as we enter the election year 2012. Only a few will be addressed here, but sufficient to establish we have Andy Obama as Governor.
The President speaks repeatedly of “fairness,” otherwise known as “class warfare”. Governor Andy Obama does also. This is the classic big government proponent’s mantra for convincing the people a centralized, totalitarian government will insure “fairness” to them. History has proven repeatedly, the nation that goes for “fairness” loses freedom. Examples abound: USSR, North Korea, Nazi Germany, China, Cuba to name only a few. On the other hand, the nation that goes for freedom, gains fairness.
American Exceptionalism, unleashed by the miracle of our Constitutional Republic, has provided more of the good life for more people on this old globe than any other nation in all the history of nations.
Governor Andy Obama with his Albany Politburo has forced another tax increase on New York State, already the highest taxed state in the nation. With this latest assault, NYS will have had over 11 billion dollars of tax/fee increases in the last two years. No cuts in spending, just reductions in rate of increases, no reduction in borrowings, just bigger deficits in 2012 and beyond. President Obama also in the interest of “fairness” is demanding tax increases, refuses to cut spending and the bigger deficits in 2012 and beyond.
Governor Andy Obama refuses to “pull the plug” (as Governor Christie of New Jersey has done, and other states are in process of doing) on the punitive RGGI Cap & Trade system. This Cap & Trade system, an abject failure, is resulting in New York State’s electric rates skyrocketing to the highest in the nation. President Obama said under his Cap & Trade electric rates would “skyrocket”. Governor Andy refuses to open up access to the huge resources of natural gas in NYS. His failure to lead in the energy area is the same as President Obama’s failure to access America’s enormous energy resources.
New York is the abortion capital of the nation and continues to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. Because of this and the Governor’s extreme pro-abortion views and actions he can be called the “Abortion Governor”. Likewise President Obama is called the “Abortion President” because of his extreme pro-abortion views and his demands that taxpayer dollars fund abortion.
Governor Andy Obama with his Albany Politburo has directed same-sex marriage be established as New York State law. President Obama has directed that DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, not be defended by his Justice Department.
The reader is invited to add his/her own list of issues that establish Governor Andy Obama as a clone of President Obama.