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11:25 am
Tue September 4, 2012

GOP governors’ association unloads on Chafee, other Obama allies

With Lincoln Chafee set to hit the DNC stage this evening, the Republican Governors Association isn’t wasting any time in criticizing governors aligned with President Obama.

Here’s part of a mailing sent by the association:

Reporters –

While Republican governors were recognized last week in outlets like Politico and The Wall Street Journal for their reforms and leadership positions within the GOP, the governors speaking at the DNC this week are defined by their records of increased unemployment and higher debt in their states.

There’s a tremendous contrast between the results of Republican executive leadership in the GOP-led states and the leadership provided by the governors speaking this week. Please see below for more details on the governors speaking in Charlotte and the impact of President Obama’s policies on their states.

Mike Schrimpf

Communications Director

Republican Governors Association

1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20006

(c) 202-367-8389

Lincoln Chafee (I)

Chafee

Since Lincoln Chafee Took Office, Rhode Island Has Lost 3,200 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/1/12)

Obama

Since Obama Took Office, Rhode Island Has Lost 12,900 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 9.7 Percent To 10.8 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/1/12)

Rhode Island Has 59,898 Unemployed Seeking Work. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/1/12)

30,000 Rhode Island Children, Or 14 Percent, Have At Least One Unemployed Parent. (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center, Accessed 9/1/12)

Obama’s $831 Billion Stimulus Bill And The State Of Rhode Island

Since Obama’s $831 Billion Stimulus Passed, Rhode Island Has Lost 11,000 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 9.9 Percent To 10.8 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 9/1/12)

The Stimulus Spent $352,667 To Collect Temperature Records From A Chinese Lake. “352,667 … high-resolution, quantitative records of temperature and effective precipitation for the past 25kyr from Lake Qinghai…” (Mark Hollmer, “Stimulus Funding For Brown University Research Surpasses $33M,” Brown University, 2/17/10)

The Stimulus Spent $17,115 To Study The Effectiveness On Yoga For Women Quitting Smoking. “17,115 … Yoga for women attempting smoking cessation: an initial investigation.” (Mark Hollmer, “Stimulus Funding For Brown University Research Surpasses $33M,” Brown University, 2/17/10)

Obama’s Proposed Tax Hikes Will Hurt Rhode Island’s Economy

Obama’s Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost Rhode Island 2,500 Jobs. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, “Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013,” Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12)

  • Obama’s Plan To Raise Taxes Would Cost Rhode Island $0.7 Billion In Lost Economic Output. (Drs. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, “Long-Run Macroeconomic Impact Of Increasing Tax Rates On High-Income Taxpayers In 2013,” Ernst & Young LLP, 7/12)

The RGA release doesn’t mention Rhode Island’s elusive former GOP governor, Don Carcieri.

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