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The Challenge Ahead for Romney-Ryan

OriginalDevilDog Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 7:07 PM
Number of unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7% Number of fed. Employees 2,779,000 2,840,000 2.2% Real median household income $50,112 49,777 -0.7% Number of food stamp recipients 31,983,716 43,200,878 35.1% Number of unemployment benefit recipients 7,526,598 9,193,838 22.2% Number of long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2%
OriginalDevilDog Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 7:08 PM

Poverty rate, individuals
13.2%
14.3%
8.3%
People in poverty in U.S.
39,800,000
43,600,000
9.5%
U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings
5
9
n/a
Present Situation Index
29.9
23.5
-21.4%
Failed banks
140
164
17.1%
U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
89.76
82.03
-8.6%






U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions
1,575.1
1,865.7
18.4%
U.S. Money supply, M2, in billions
8,310.9
8,852.3
6 .5%
National debt, in trillions
$10.627
$14.052
32.2%
Seeing the Sunday news shows did nothing to diminish my enthusiasm over Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for the VP slot.  It did, however, provide a sobering realization of the scale of the challenge ahead for the Romney-Ryan ticket -- given that (1) the Obama campaign has shown a willingness to lie without shame; and (2) the ostensible "referees" of the debate (i.e., the media) have already made it more than clear that they are in the tank for Obama.

There are some things that the Romney-Ryan team needs to do right away.  These include:

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