"Top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office",~McConnell
I am glad that the President won. My confidence in the American electorate is renewed.
Tonight, the US rejected a group of individuals who put party before country and spent most of their time counteracting the president's efforts to improve the economy.
Tonight the country rejected those who would use racial animus, xenophobia and scapegoating to gain and maintain political power
Tonight we rejected those who would turn our country into a personal fiefdom for the very wealthy
Let us hope that the GOP will learn a lesson from this rejection....................posted @ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 01:15
Obama: Saved Auto Industry
Obama: Signed Healthcare Reform into Law
Obama: Passed the Lilly Led Better Act
Obama: Ended Iraq War
Obama: Ending Afghan War
Obama: Passed Consumer Protection laws against Credit Card companies
Obama: Elected 2 Women Supreme Court Justices into Supreme Court
These are just a fraction of Obama's Accomplishments.
Romney: I don't care about 47% of Americans
Romney: I don't care about the poor
Romney: Let the Auto Industry go Bankrupt
Romney: I have a binder full of women
Romney: I am pro choice, I am pro life and I am both pro choice and pro life, and I am not pro choice or pro life.
Romney: Corporations are people
Romney: I like firing people
The choice is Clear
[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - A vote for the Kenyan is a vote for socialism.
Forms of socialism has existed since FDR.posted @ Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:01
[quote][b]OconeeDawg[/b] - Just curious, but to what do you attribute this concentration of wealth in the hands of so few at the top?[/quote]
In Romney"s case, Bain Capital.posted @ Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 15:22
[quote][b]Ross[/b] - And you support the bozo who's been in office four years and not passed a budget?
Read your Constitution Article 1 Section 7 Congress proposes the budget.posted @ Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 15:19
His plan is to sell it off. Bring in cheap labor and tell how much better off you are. Spank you and expect you to thank him for doing it.posted @ Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:43
"Romney has a plan to wave his magic wand so that the richest Americans pay lower taxes and the poorest Americans get to starve and the middle class will pay for the what is added to the coffers of the rich."
BTW Has anyone seen any of the particulars of this magical Romney plan?posted @ Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:37
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Where was the "Mission Accomplished" banner? We all know how the GOP reacts when they land on battleships.posted @ Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 09:57
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WHERE OH WHERE to find a running mate - I know CONGRESS - with its 16% approval rating - PERFECTposted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 10:20
Romney & Ryan will usher in a new, and more fierce round of trickle-down economics.
The 6 Walmart heirs have more wealth than the bottom 40% of the population. They've used this great wealth to create tens of thousand of low-paid, no benefit jobs. Unemployment, poverty, and homelessness have all increased.
If you still think trickle-down economics works, you need to have your mental health evaluated.posted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 10:03
Romney now owns the Ryan budget, cutting the social safety net to get “people back onto lives of self-sufficiency," as Ryan described it. This is “reverse Robin Hood,” taking from the poor, giving to the rich—it’s “Romney Hood!”
Ryan’s budget blueprint cuts total Federal spending from 24% of GDP to under 20% of GDP within 3 years. Cuts this large would likely set of another recession, just as FDR’s spending cuts in 1937 triggered the 1938 recession, when unemployment soared from 14.3% to 19% within 12 months.
Ryan’s watered down Medicare option would allow future raise eligibility to 67 years of age, and allow future retirees to opt out of traditional Medicare and purchase their own less expensive plans with federal money. Because only those expecting to remain healthy would benefit from this option, it would raise the cost of traditional Medicare for everyone else, jeopardizing the solvency of Medicare.
Obamacare would be repealed, but no alternatives have been offered, and no one knows what the GOP would agree to as a replacement, if anything.
Ryan would replace Medicaid (“healthcare of last resort” for the poor, including people who have been bankrupted by healthcare costs not covered by Medicare or private insurance) with block grants to states, with $770 billion cut from this new program over the next ten years. Each state would administer its own unique “Medicaid” block-grant system.
Last May, the GOP–controlled House passed a budget from Ryan’s committee which would have cut $48 billion from Medicaid in the next budget year, plus $36 billion in food aid, despite all Democrats and 16 Republicans voting no. Fortunately, the bill died in the Senate. Thank you Harry Reid.
Welcome to the Romney/Ryan definition of “self-sufficiency.” If you’re broke, you’re going to be on your own, while the rich get another huge tax cut:
The Ryan budget reduces the current six progressive rated tax brackets to just two: a 10% and 25% bracket and a reduction of the corporate tax rate to 25%. Another tax cut for the rich. The last time the maximum tax bracket was 25% was during the “roaring twenties.” But those days weren’t roaring for most people; more than 50% of Americans were living below subsistence levels in the 1920s. It’s a Republican dream of a desperately impoverished work force, and an era of unregulated capitalism, which historical set the stage for the Great Depression.
“We won’t be fooled again!”posted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 09:21
Staples Is the poster child for Bain's brand of vulture capitalism. A little while after Bain bought Staples, they bought a manufacturer of office supplies called Ampad. Over the next couple years, they had Ampad buy still other manufacturers. With the book value of the company sky high, Bain had Ampad borrow a bunch of money against it's "market value" - more money than it could ever pay off through receivables. This practice of borrowing against a business's market value instead of against its receivables or gross profits has only been legal since the early 80s, and it can only be done where a company has a good credit rating. So it can only be done in the case of healthy companies. Bain took the money borrowed against Ampad and they paid it all out to themselves as dividends. Then because Ampad had no means for paying back the loan, they took Ampad into bankruptcy. First order of business in bankruptcy is to sell off inventories at fire-sale prices in order to satisfy obligations to creditors and investors, so Ampad's inventories were sold to companies like Staples and Bain investors were again paid off. Having snapped up Ampad's assets for a song and now selling them at a premium, Staples was able to pay out still more dividends to Bain. They made more money off the Ampad deal than they ever could off the Staples deal, but they couldn't have done it without Staples. There's a similar story to be told about a steel company...posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 - 18:01
Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slipsposted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 - 15:38
Mitt Romney received a $10 million bailout from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 1991, an event that runs contrary to the multimillionaire’s current anti-bailout position.
Documents obtained by the Boston Globe show that the FDIC negotiated$10 million forgiveness with Bain & Co. while Romney was chairman and CEO in 1993.
The negotiations were part of a deal designed to reduce the debt load at the company, which was near bankruptcy. The FDIC had been forced to seize Bank of New England, who was a creditor of Bain’s.
Why would Mittens have a Swiss Account? There are only 3 reasons: to hedge against the U.S. dollar (bet against the U.S.A.), to hide assets/income to avoid taxation (a crime), or because of an ego the size of Texas.
I'm tired of hearing how much he loves the USA! If he loved his country, he wouldn't be making money off the spoils of the victims in this economic collapse. He wouldn't be against paying a higher income tax to help his country because his money creates no jobs anywhere except maybe those as Bain Capital (back to spoils). And he wouldn't be against regulations that would prevent more busts and booms, which causes the busts in the 1st place.posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 - 14:32
The super rich - who have bought and paid for the GOTP - have tax loopholes, tax havens and off-shore accounts, not to mention the $1 trillion in tax cuts courtesy of Dubya.
And they still demand MORE - while the middle class slides inexorably into poverty.
If we cave in to them - we deserve what we get.posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 - 14:14
During his losing Senate run against Ted Kennedy Romney demanded that Ted Kennedy provide his tax returns on the basis of the public's right to know:
"It's time the biggest-taxing senator in Washington shows the people of Massachusetts how much he pays in taxes," Romney said in April of 1994, according to a report in the Boston Globe”posted @ Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 20:16
“Romney: “As governor I cut taxes 19 times and didn't raise taxes.”
—Mitt Romney [Iowa debate, 8/11/2011]
The Reality: As governor, Romney increased taxes and fees by as much as $750 million per year. [Factcheck.org, 1/31/08]”
Oh yes, lets all vote for mitt!!! too funny..posted @ Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 20:14
It didn’t work in Massachusetts, and it won’t work now.
Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts promising more jobs, less debt, and smaller government. Here’s what Massachusetts got instead:
Jobs: 47th out of 50 states in job creation
Taxes and fees: Increased by $750 million per year
Long-term debt: Increased more than $2.6 billion
Outsourcing: State jobs outsourced overseas
Manufacturing: Jobs declined at twice the national rate
Romney Economics didn't work then, and won't work now.
Romney doesn't have a great track record, why would we vote for him?”posted @ Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 20:12
THE BIG DONORS ARE GIVING MOST OF THE MONEY....AGAIN.
OUR REPUBLIC HAS A HUGE "F-0-R S-A-L-E" SIGN HANGING ABOUT ITS NECK.
Money has always played a huge role in our elections, but with this election that problem, under the rubric of supposed free speech, is seeking to overturn the will of the people.
Without campaign finance reform our system is doomed.
The Founders and Framers feared the power of Wealth. Their experience of the rich and powerful in the Parliament, in the British West Indes Company among others, and with the Church of England convinced them that a government must be anchored in the lives of ordinary people.
Lincoln captured this in the words "the government of the people, by the people, and for the people." If this continues, that government will "perish from the earth."posted @ Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 14:32
[quote][b]JackP32[/b] - @chopshopbilly: If you believe that Hood is mentally ill rather than putting on a show for his local fans and the gullible general public, I have a certain bridge in NY that I would gladly sell you at a reduced price. This guy is jerking the ACC criminal justice system around to embarrass everyone who gets in the way. I'll give him some credit for succeeding up to this point. No mentally defective person could do what he is doing. I think that Hood has exhibited that he is quite sane, and an exp[/quote]
At this phase in the trial proceeding, no one assesses blame. The issue is whether or not Hood is competent to stand trial. Many Americans suffer sudden onsets of mental illness that were not present earlier in life. I am not trying to justify the killing of a police officer - a tragedy which occurred in the most abhorrent manner. However, the Constitution protects Hood as well as everyone else. Proper, unemotional, examination of all issues according to well-tested and established procedures ensures that any resulting conviction can withstand the rigors of appeals. Remember, a panel of 12, unbiased citizens will have the burden of assessing blame; and just as I do not envy Judge Sweat, I don't envy the job that lies ahead for those unlucky Athenians.posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 18:21
@CharlotteLadyGardner: At this phase in the trial proceeding, no one assesses blame. The issue is whether or not Hood is competent to stand trial. Many Americans suffer sudden onsets of mental illness that were not present earlier in life. I am not trying to justify the killing of a police officer - a tragedy which occurred in the most abhorrent manner. However, the Constitution protects Hood as well as everyone else. Proper, unemotional, examination of all issues according to well-tested and established procedures ensures that any resulting conviction can withstand the rigors of appeals. Remember, a panel of 12, unbiased citizens will have the burden of assessing blame; and just as I do not envy Judge Sweat, I don't envy the job that lies ahead for those unlucky Athenians.posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 09:59
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