Haley Barbour: If I were campaigning for president…

If the 2012 election is about President Obama’s policies and the negative results of those policies, he won’t be reelected; so if I were campaigning, I’d talk about how his policies have made economic growth and job creation harder.

Republicans and independents want a straightforward, factually accurate discussion of Obama’s proposals for the largest tax increase in history, which falls mostly on job creators; his unprecedented explosion of the federal debt, primarily caused by his skyrocketing government spending; creation of a government-run health-care system that will increase the cost of both health care and health insurance; an energy policy that would drive up energy costs so Americans will use less of it; and excessively expensive and onerous regulation.

Those Obama policies will elect a new Republican president because they make it harder to create jobs and stimulate growth.

Haley Barbour
Washington Post
12/31/11