Mia Love: Hope and change lies with us, not the federal government

posted at 1:21 pm on September 20, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Mia Love, candidate for Congress in Utah’s 4th District, stars in a new National Republican Congressional Committee #OurAmerica video, part of a push which started with this trailer. The NRCC says it’s “designed to demonstrate that the House GOP understands where solutions and progress in America comes from: the people, not Washington. Mia Love is a perfect example of this.”

Since Love’s such a crowd-pleaser around here, here’s her story— one of immigrant parents working hard to rise from meager means, one of tightening the belt at home and expecting the government to do the same, one of doers and dreamers not crowded out or replaced by giant federal programs.

“For the first time, parents don’t believe that their children are going to have the same opportunities that they’ve had,” Love says in the two-and-a-half-minute video, with a cameo by her teenage daughter. “If we make Washington smaller and people bigger, we’ll have a better country.”

I wish this message were a little more forceful about the debt as a dream-crusher for generations to come, but it’s admittedly difficult to combine harbingers of doom with an ultimately uplifting message about keeping America a place of independence and opportunity.

In light of Love’s sad words about many Americans worrying that this is, indeed, the new normal, here’s a tour of the swing states in the Obama economy today. No wonder we’re worried:

In Ohio, citizens were greeted with the news that as many as 6 million people will be owe the Obamacare tax in 2016, up 50 percent from earlier estimates of 4 million. That tax will be $695.

In central Florida, incomes continue to fall while the numbers needing food from local charities rise:

Figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show three Central Florida counties fared worse than the state’s overall 14.6 percent decline in median household income. In Osceola County, Central Florida’s hardest-hit, median income plunged 22 percent from 2007 to 2011. Orange County came next, falling nearly 19 percent, followed by Volusia County with a 16 percent drop.

In Green Bay, the number of homeless increases as Wisconsin heads into its winter months.

In Iowa, school district budgets are so hard-pressed by quickly increasing free- and reduced-lunch roles that they’re setting limits on how many lunches other students can charge, as outstanding lunch debts climb to $147,000 in Des Moines. In some school districts, officials are resorting to collections agencies. The problem is two-pronged. In good times, lax government accounting rules allowed students and teachers to charge lunches indefinitely without any deadline for payment (sound familiar, feds?). Now that the economy has been down for several years, schools are unable to keep pace with the increasing demand for free lunches, which means debts have to be collected or those who do pay will have to pay more for their lunches.

Liberals will tell you the only solution to these woes is more expensive expansion of federal programs with money we don’t have that eventually has to come out of the pockets and paychecks of generations to come. Jobs would be better.

Of course, there’s a tendency to lose perspective about what, ahem, builds an economy when one politician becomes the banner you salute, literally.


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Mia Love: Hope and change lies with us, not the federal government

No no no, Mia, Hope and change artist Barack Obama lies to US… You are right though about it being up to us to evict the Hope and Change liar from our house.

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

Seven Percent Solution on September 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

All you need is Love.

What a breath of fresh air Mia Love is; imagine… not legislating “hope” and “change” via executive fiat. What a concept!

VastRightWingConspirator on September 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

….let’s ROLL!

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

We need more Mias, and zero Obamas.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 20, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The woman has some energy, no doubt.

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

In Green Bay, the number of homeless increases as Wisconsin heads into its winter months.

…there NEVER is a homeless problem anywhere in this country!…until a Republican is in office…then it’s talked about weekly!…

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I. Love. This. Woman!

The War Planner on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Every time Mia speaks my faith in politicians rise.

NapaConservative on September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

She is an outstanding candidate and has lots of promise for the future. This kind of ad needs to be running in every state. She exudes confidence and a positive outlook for the future.

Thanks for the positive post MKH.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Does anyone know of a black couple that is Mormon? I see/know of interracial couples held up as “Mormon’s aren’t racist” But I do not see any black men married to black women as Mormons.

Theworldisnotenough on September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I. Love. This. Woman!

The War Planner on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

My words exactly. What a tremendous young woman.

The Count on September 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Who exactly is Mia Love talking to?

Republican red states are the big moochers.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I like this woman..a lot.

ToddPA on September 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Who exactly is Mia Love talking to?

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

To anyone who has the capacity to understand the issue. Nothing for you to see here. Move on.

NapaConservative on September 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Mia Love/2024

davidk on September 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Ny, but aren’t the Trolls antsy lately.

kingsjester on September 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Wow… the Troll are scared out of their friggin minds by Mia Love… Yes! Yesss! Oh, let me taste your tears…Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Why is it that the loudest voices for smaller government come from people on the government teat. Hey, here’s an idea, go get a job in the private sector and government will be smaller.

plewis on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

OOooOO… shes a …. not white person…. and a female to boot… the liberals heads are going to explode. People “like” this person are not to stray from the flock!!!

I know this really is going to sound horrible, but there is some truth in it… we need more people like her to step up. The conservatives have a bad rap for being the “rich white man” party… when I really think this is further from the truth.

watertown on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

That’s was supposed to have been “My’.

Mia Love is an outstanding young woman.

kingsjester on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Hope and change lies with us, not the federal government

Of course, and anyone with a little knowledge of history and some basic common sense knows this. However, our children have been “educated” by the left for decades now and many simply believe it’s the government’s job to care for us.

darwin on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

plewis on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Don’t worry, Poindexter. You messiah’s fixing to have to update his resume.

kingsjester on September 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I. Love. This. Woman!

The War Planner on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

That’s a strikingly original use of periods there. Thanks for the demonstration of the conservative ability to imitate status-update fads from four years ago.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Hey, here’s an idea, go get a job in the private sector and government will be smaller.

plewis on September 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

What jobs, this is Barky’s America now.

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Tingles: The fact that Mia Love is black is RAAAAACIST.

NapaConservative on September 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

The War Planner on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

That’s a strikingly original use of periods there. Thanks for the demonstration of the conservative ability to imitate status-update fads from four years ago.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yeah, but troll blogging is still in fashion.

hawkdriver on September 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM

That’s a strikingly original use of periods there. Thanks for the demonstration of the conservative ability to imitate status-update fads from four years ago.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

In other words, you got nothin’.

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Mia a one great lady and will be an asset in the house! I sure hope she wins her election and I wish I live where I could vote for her!

God bless you Mia. Good luck.
L

letget on September 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Republican red states are the big moochers.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

…and yet they will vote to curtail it. The liberals are like drug pushers who hate to see anyone encourage limiting drug use.

Mimzey on September 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Ok, way off topic but Iowahawk did this and it made my hair stand on end:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3NLBLsCcAAcPOZ.jpg

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM

One Dumb Little Dove will issue a beat down to Mia soon,
informing her that she is NOT an authentic minority.

ToddPA on September 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I love me some Love!

tdpwells on September 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Republican red states are the big moochers.

Not feeding the troll, but if you follow the link, the story in question conflates states that receive federal funds with states whose citizens receive federal entitlements. It lists New Mexico as one of the largest beneficiaries of federal funds. What’s in New Mexico? Let’s see: Sandia Labs, Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Range, and numerous contractors that support those bases. i.e., the recipients of funds that go to perform the functions that are the constitutionally authorized functions of the federal government. Given that, pretty much the Bloomberg article is just another democrat propaganda piece since it starts from the flawed conflation of constitutionally mandated and authorized federal expenditures with the extra-constitutional redistributionist transfer of funds.

AZfederalist on September 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Ok, way off topic but Iowahawk did this and it made my hair stand on end:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3NLBLsCcAAcPOZ.jpg

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I’m not the least bit surprised. True colors starting to show.

NapaConservative on September 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Ok, way off topic but Iowahawk did this and it made my hair stand on end:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3NLBLsCcAAcPOZ.jpg

Bishop on September 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Man… I sure hope Iowahawk remembers to smuggle a bunch of extra potatoes into the Gulag Reeducation Camp in that big ole bag of humor of his…

SWalker on September 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The GOP better get some better racist dog whistles or else I’m going to end up voting for the black candidate running in my district.

Go Mia!

gwelf on September 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

buttbifidis

KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Liberals will tell you the only solution to these woes is more expensive expansion of federal programs with money we don’t have that eventually has to come out of the pockets and paychecks of generations to come. Jobs would be better.

When did it become the feds responsibility to provide free lunches to Iowa schoolchildren or find housing for Milwaukee homeless? Seriously, when we get rid of the children currently in charge and begin the serious adult discussion of the size and role of government the first thing that has to happen is get the government out of roles it has no business doing.

Happy Nomad on September 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Wonder if this chart fits bitefidos meme.

hawkdriver on September 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Who exactly is Mia Love talking to?

Republican red states are the big moochers.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

You trolls were also citing the Ezra Klein piece a few days ago on this topic. Even he admitted that a large number of the beneficiaries of federal entitlements in red states voted Democrat.

Also, people not paying much or any federal income tax are lumped in with the “moochers” – so states with large rural populations and/or populations with large families and median incomes fit this.

gwelf on September 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Almost a 10 point swing in Mia’s favor. Go Mia!

pat on September 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I like this girl. Hopefully, she can survive the pressure from the party leaders and stick by her convictions.

xmanvietnam on September 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Does anyone know of a black couple that is Mormon? I see/know of interracial couples held up as “Mormon’s aren’t racist” But I do not see any black men married to black women as Mormons.

Theworldisnotenough on September 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM

So-o-o, why don’t you let us in on just what your problem is with Mormons.
Even though the article had nothing to do with that, you seem to feel a need (but haven’t got the balls) to share some anti-Mormon bias with us.
Why don’t you just get it off your chest (if you have the balls) so that we can mock you resoundingly now; and get it out of the way?

PUTZ!

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Vote for the MORMON or the MORON

Your choice.

NapaConservative on September 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Don’t worry, Poindexter. You messiah’s fixing to have to update his resume.

kingsjester on September 20, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Why? The little clown will never come this close to having a job again in his life.
[ONE job in his entire miserable life…and the clown can’t do it.]

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

That’s a strikingly original use of periods there. Thanks for the demonstration of the conservative ability to imitate status-update fads from four years ago.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Lovin’ the stench of desperation-induced flop sweat, bif. You – and your herd of fellow lemmings – reek of it.

You’re an idiot. Or would you prefer: You. Are. An. Idiot.

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

You’re an idiot. Or would you prefer: You. Are. An. Idiot.

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

He’s.An.Idiot? Do.You.Really.Think.So?

hawkdriver on September 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Move on. Quit trying to steal the thread.

You’re boring.

And not funny.

itsspideyman on September 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Who exactly is Mia Love talking to?

Republican red states are the big moochers.

bifidis on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Btw, you’re sounding like Mitt Romney.

itsspideyman on September 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM

He’s.An.Idiot? Do.You.Really.Think.So?

hawkdriver on September 20, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Everything. That. He. Posts. Re-enforces. That. Belief. So. Yes.

Solaratov on September 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I’ll remember this video as a response to my libbie relative who posts a facebook rant on Romney’s “War on Women”

kurtzz3 on September 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM

So where are the clips of O calling W unpatriotic for raising the debt and O not remembering what the debt is on the Letterman show and giving the numbers for the debt in terms of per person increase over the O years.

KenInIL on September 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Mia Love is one of the best things to happen to America in the last half-century.

J.E. Dyer on September 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Republican red states are the big moochers.

bifidis
on September 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

.
The magic line in Dean Lacy’s OpEd:

But research then and now has pointed out that the states that got the most per capita in federal dollars were more likely to vote for Republicans. What explains this paradox?

excerpt: Dean Lacy

.
The words “per capita” are the key to the deception of Dean’s entire OpEd piece.

I’m going to leave it there.
If any of the rest of you are interested, follow the link.
It’s nothing most of us haven’t seen before.

listens2glenn on September 20, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Wonder if this chart fits bitefidos meme.

hawkdriver on September 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

.
Whoa . . . . . Hawaii and Alaska are at the top of the “Hourly Wage Equivalent Welfare States” list. I wouldn’t have suspected that.

Great link though. Thanks hawkdriver.

listens2glenn on September 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I. Love. This. Woman!

The War Planner on September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I dig her too. It’s easy to find attraction to really attractive women, yes, but the truth that she’s so utterly out of character in this role that she’s irresistible.

I offer Mia Love up to the racist white liberals and their half-wit black liberal slaves as the quintessential reminder of how full of sh!t they are. Conservatives adore her, and she’s an actual black American, not some halfrican like O’Bozo.

Jaibones on September 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM