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What Gives? Bush and Katrina: Media Howling. Obama and Sandy: Media Silence.

When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) failed before, during, and after Katrina, President Bush and his administration were criticized unmercifully by the Dems and the Liberal-Leftist media.

However, now that Obama has had his Katrina – “Sandy”– there’s hardly a peep from the Dems and/or the Liberal-Leftist media – about the failings of FEMA and HHS and the Obama administration.

Bush was harshly criticized for a belated flyover of the Katrina disaster – whereas Obama flew to New Jersey for a photo-op with Gov. Christie and then went back to his campaign. Virtually nothing resulted from his visit to the Garden State except words, words, words!

One cannot help but wonder how the Liberal-Leftist media can be so twofaced. How could they be so critical of the Bush administration – and so lenient toward the Obama administration – for an equally great failure here on the East Coast?

Certainly there was ample advanced warning of flooding, power failures, property destruction, and human hardships – to expect a more timely response. Over 7-days have passed!

Clearly, FEMA and HHS have again been proved to be as incompetent as before – this time under Pres. Obama. And big-media has proved itself to be as biased as ever in favor of the Obama administration. Whether it’s the Benghazi cover-up or the Sandy failure – the Liberal-Leftist media always stand ready to protect their guy, Barack Obama.

The Liberal-Leftist media are simply corrupt and unfair. They have led the American people into the current economic, social and political mess that we find ourselves in. They have promoted and covered for a totally unqualified President – who never ran anything more significant than a lemonade stand. And yet, despite these latest failures, they continue to protect Obama.

Of course there are other strategic problems unsolved during the past 4-years. Since Obama became president, household income is down 8.2% ($4500). 12 million more Americans are on food stamps. In September, 83,000 more people signed up for Social Security Disability Benefits – bringing the total to 736,000 in this calendar year alone. The overall unemployment rate has been over 8% for 43 of the last 45 months. The real unemployment rate (U6) is 14.7%. The teen jobless rate is 23.8%, and those between 18 to 29 are at 16.7%. College graduates cannot find jobs in their chosen professions. The U.S. labor participation rate has declined to 63.7% and over 23 million workers are currently unemployed or underemployed. Health insurance has increased 18%. Gasoline prices have more than doubled. National Debt has increased from $10.6 trillion to $16.1 trillion. And the current and projected Government Deficit — $11 of spending for every $7 of revenue — is over one trillion dollars a year of money we must borrow or print. Needless-to-say, these are horrible numbers – not competitive with leading industrial countries – and indicate the U.S.A. is spiraling downward toward de facto insolvency.

So add FEMA and HHS to this list of Obama leadership failings . . . and pray that a proven and professional Chief Executive, Governor Mitt Romney, will turn this mess around. Romney/Ryan are precisely what America needs today – a competent team – a proven CEO, a Congressional leader, a financial expert, and a turnaround specialist. Electing Romney/Ryan will enact a 5-part plan to produce . . . . 12 Million More Jobs . . . Higher Pay . . . Lower Gas Prices . . . Faster Economic Growth . . . Proven Experience . . . More Prosperity For The Greatest Number . . . Governmental Honesty . . . Lower And Simplified Taxation For All . . . Less Borrowing . . . Replacing ObamaCare With Affordable HealthCare . . . and the Restoration of Traditional American Values, Exceptionalism, and Global Respect.

William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.