posted on October 06, 2012 14:56
A country lawyer – and conservative Democrat - says Mitt Romney may have made a big mistake in the first debate, despite the quick boost he got.
“Whatever you say in your opening argument, you’d better back it up when you present your case,” the lawyer said.
To wit: Did Romney lie when he said he wouldn’t cut taxes 20 percent?
Obama’s campaign already has an ad up saying, yes, he lied. If that ad works – and Obama exploits the opening – Romney’s strong showing Wednesday night could end up hurting him.
Voters, like juries, don’t like being misled.
Saturday, October 06, 2012 3:10 PM
Yeah....you're only misled when you believe those that mislead you.
Romney won the debates...regardless how much the left puts out there about how "wrong" he was or how the liberal/democratic/mainstream media "fact check" sources present it.
Romney hurting himself in the debate? HAHAHAHAHA....you're reaching for the stars, my friend. He won...get over it. And, he won because he's right and Obama is wrong for our country.
Saturday, October 06, 2012 3:50 PM
HOW CONSERVATIVES RUINED A GREAT DEMOCRACY
A NEW CORPOCRACY
Ruined our great Savings and Loan Institution
Closed Fairness Doctrine that has Limbaugh types on our public airwaves
Closed Revenue Sharing
Since 1980, initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts
Repealed Glass Steagall—took deposits in over 7000 banks and put 50% in 5 (Too Big To Fail)
and 80% in 10 (Too Big To Fail) Banks.
Modernization of Commodity Markets—from investment to Casino Derivative Of America
2 very dumb invasions of two of most unarmed and destitute nations.
Ruined our International reputation as a Do Good Christian nation to Big Bully Devil
Stood by as freak marketeers ruined our housing industry
Stood by as Casino Derivative Of America ruined the world financial industry
Impeached a great president for petty political gains that created a long term animosity between the parties
Attempted to destroy the safety nets that make a great middle class
Implemented Tax Codes that permitted a redistribution of Wealth to top (10%) who now own (73% )of Net Wealth and (83%) of Financial Wealth and take (50%)of all individual income
They have taken America to a rank of (#2) as Least Taxed in OECD nations; (#2) as least taxed corporations; and sadly to (# 4) on Inequality.
Since 1980, their Spend & Borrow policies, mainly, were responsible for adding 14,000 billion to our 1000B Debt when they started in 1981.
Fought the Great GI Bill.
Fought the WWII Draft
Installed strict laws which have loaded our prisons with non-violent offenders which make us world leader in prison population
CONCLUSION-WANT TO VIEW END OF AN EMPIRE THEN YIELDED TOTAL CONTROLOF GOVERNMENT TO REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVES AS WAS DONE IN 2001-2002-2003-2004=2005-2006- WHICH WILL BE JUDGED AS, OUTSIDE OF THEIR GREAT DEPRESSION, THE SIX WORST YEARS IN OUR HISTORY
IMAGINE THEM IN CONTROL FOR 12 YEARS????
Sunday, October 07, 2012 9:33 AM
Romney loose tongue scares me.
What was he thinking when he said "My first act will be to defund Planned Parenthood"
Does he not know that PP prevents more abortions than any unit in America via contraceptions? Does he not know they provide preventative care for the poorest of poor women that keeps them out of emergency rooms?
The man is either thoughtless or heartless.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 10:47 AM
It is a sham We rank #3 as Least taxed in oecd.
2013 budget calls for revenue of 2900B and Deficit of 900B
We have 14,000B income and will not pay 3800B budget but borrow 900B more???
When will we get smart and put tax rates where we can live within our means and pay down a horrid Republican built debt.
Sunday, October 07, 2012 11:06 AM
1945-1980, we taxed Wealth to pay down wwii debt.
It will be necessary to pay down Conservative 15,000B Debt most incurred since 1980 by Conservatives.
Reagan not Congress submitted 8 budgets
Total-over 7000 Billion for 8 years.
Prior 50 years we spent 6066 Billion
Congress cut his total dollars requested by small amount.
Reagan whined his budgets were dead on arrival
All presidents budgets are adjusted in Congress.
Carter last budget spent 575B and ended with a debt of 917B
Reagan cut revenue by 750B across the board income tax cut.
Larry Speakes his OMB director wrote in his book “Speaking out”
the tax cut was a trojan horse to coverup Reagan 60% cut for the richest
The 750B individual “income” tax cut increased “income” tax revenues by 140 Billion.
That tax cut certainly did not pay for itself.
Increased spending by 80%-deficits by 110% and debt by 189%
He cut Carter 218,000 per month job growth by 24%
Increased spending by 90% --debt by 112% (doubled)--deficit from surplus to 1400B
Worst job creation since Hoover—31,000 per month—2 dumb wars--
Since 1980 three Conservative presidents increased spending from 575B to 3500B(less wjc itsy bitsy)
Deficit from surplus to 1400B—Debt from 1000B to 10,000B—Jobs from Carter 218,000 per month to 99,000. Initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts.
Is Romney a repeat?
Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:23 PM
INEQUALITY # 1
It should be #1 in any debate. We rank 4th in oecd nations.
Our nation was founded on egalitarian values.
The growing chasm of income and wealth should head a debate on why ordinary people are not doing so well since most of our new prosperity gets channeled upward to a tiny part of the population.
We must tax wealth to get more income and wealth down to the middle class workers who have been shafted by Conservatives since 1980. A disgrace to fight a minimum wage increase for lower income workers. A disgrace to fight removing the Bush tax cut for top 2% who own 50% of all financial wealth and get 30% of individual income. Some with incomes in millions like-4000-3000-2000-1000-500-100.
The working population must get help to have a good middle class standard of living.
A good start will be a $10 per hour minimum wage.
It can be done via the tax code. Higher taxes on income and estates. We have incurred so much debt while letting rich get off paying a Fair part of income in taxes. Higher wages. Safe retirement pensions and health care benefits.
Sounds like a union organizer no just a very very very concerned citizenclarence swinney
Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:37 PM
Now if that's not a case of whistling past the graveyard there's never been one. I hope of I ever need a lawyer I can find one with a firmer grasp on reality than your friend. The whole $5 trillion dollar cut figure is a lie by Obama, not Romney. I know it's hard for you left-wing control freaks to understand, but you don't get to write your opponents' policy platforms for them.
Face it, Obama got whipped because he's wrong on the issues, wrong on the facts, and he couldn't defend his lousy performance in office from Romney's accurate, well-reasoned critiques. He's a failure as a president, and the debate showed with crystal clarity why he should be replaced by Mitt Romney.
Monday, October 08, 2012 9:35 AM
ROMNEY Habitual liar or what?
A.“I don't have a 5 trillion tax cut”
Tax Policy center shows the price tag at 360B first year and 5T over a decade
“23M out of work”
Official 12.5M plus 2.6M stopped looking. He used 8 million pat time workers
B.“Obamacare board tells people what king of treatments they can have”
The board has no authority to dictate the practices.
C. “My proposal would guarantee coverage on pre-existing conditions”
If one had to drop coverage insurance companies could continue to discriminate and deny new coverage.
D. “You don't increase taxes in a recession”
Obama effort to take away tax cut over $250,000 was considered an increase. Obama tried after the recession had officially ended. Obama gave 96% of workers a tax cut.
Obama Medicare tax hike would not kick in until 2013.
E. “20 million will lose coverage under Obamacare”
Many of those will be leaving employer coverage voluntarily for the better options.
F. “you took 716B out of Medicare”
That number refers to the money saved primarily through reducing over payments to insurance
companies under Medicare Advantage , not payments to beneficiaries.
G “Health care costs have gone up by $2500 per family”
Actual is $1700 most of which was absorbed by employers and only a small part is attributable to the health care law
H “All the increase in natural gas and oil happened on private land”
The number of drilling permits on federal lands decreased between 29 and 27% not the 50% stated by Romney
I..“My economic plan will not lower tax rates on rich people”
Think Progress affords details. Taxpayers with more than $200,000 income would certainly see a tax cut and everyone else—95%--will see taxes increase.
Monday, October 08, 2012 10:34 AM
Big difference between having the Obama campaign, which has had veracity issues of its own, accuse you of lying and actually lying.
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:29 AM
JOBS--ONE OF BEST
THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS WAS A CHOICE, NOT AN ACCIDENT
These two have been writing it since 1992 Book--”America-What went Wrong”
How have things changed since then for the middle class? They say “straight downhill-
Thanks to the few ruling class which is having its way.”
Wages stagnating and going down, benefits jeopardized or disappearing, and our country being divided into a nation of have-mores and have-lesses. Public policy gave incentive to corporations to outsource. They say high wages excuse is malarkey. They say main reason is incentives provided by foreign governments and, then, when companies bring their product back there is essentially no tariff on it. Trade deficits=lost jobs. The ones remaining should be saying”Look, we are really working for the best interest of American workers here and we need some help”.
“The problem is, you have the mindset in Washington, in Congress and basically with every administration, that trade should be unrestricted.”
Recent Example: Hanesbrands—biggest hosiery -men' underwear—Winston Salem NC-
In 2010, Chinese government built them huge modern plant. All US plants closed.
Check the current retail price look for much lower price. Ha Ha Ha
The four page article tells us so much about what happened and tough choices to recapture/keep our jobs. Bartlett-Steele are Icons on Jobs. Bless them.
Tariff on imports.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:07 AM
My first act will be to defund Planned Parenthood. Darn. They prevent more abortions than any unit in America. Mitt loves abortions? PP provides preventative health care for millions of the poorest of poor women. Do not Mormons worship Jesus Christ?
My first act will be to repeal Obamacare. Darn. I thought it is a law of the land passed by Congress.
Mitt now a dictator who can do as he pleases.
My Five Trillion Tax Cut will not add to the deficit. I will pay for it by eliminating tax break loopholes for my rich backers. Sho nuff!
Obama took 716 Billion out of Medicare. Cutting payments to Mitt insurer pals is bad bad bad.
Half of green jobs firms he financed went bankrupt. Less than 10% is not 50% except in Mitts math.
I oppose Dodd-Frank. His ultra rich pals said the same thing.
I will not cut education budget with my trillions for more killing machines. Sho!. Mittmagic.