Chairman Mullins: Democrats Can't Honestly Answer the 'Are You Better Off' Question
RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement:
"I really have a hard time believing what I'm hearing out of Democrats like Stephanie Cutter and Governor Martin O'Malley this morning. Both of these folks have looked straight into a camera and said that voters are better off now than they were four years ago.
"This is the record Democrats are trying to defend: Unemployment has been over 8 percent for 42 straight months. 23 million Americans can't find a job. Household income has fallen by more than $4,000. Poverty is headed toward a 50 year high. Gas prices have doubled. Family health insurance premiums are up by more than $2,300, and college tuition has climbed by more than 25 percent.
"President Obama said it himself at the beginning of his term: if he didn't get things turned around in three years, he would be a one term President. Now that clock has run out, and the record speaks for itself. We're not better off than we were four years ago. If Democrats are honest, they will concede that higher unemployment, gas prices, other measures show what we all know: we're not better off after four years of Obama.
"President Obama hasn't done the job, so it's time to hire someone new. That's why Virginians are going to vote for Mitt Romney in November and make him the next President of the United States."