Outlawing abortion would require a Supreme Court decision. The President has only the power to nominate appointees. Other than that, the graphic is probably accurate. Inaccuracies like that take away the credibility of the poster, don't they?
As if our economy can sustain our current spending and debt!!! Something needs to be done. The problem is No One really wants to be the one to do it because it looks bad on them. We are on a downward spiral and no one wants to admit it or own up to it.
+Nate Cress: The problem isn't the spending so much as the lack of revenue. If we reinstated tariffs and went back to the tax plans we had in the 50s and 60s, most Americans would pay less and the country would be able to cover existing spending.
Great, Obama make sure you don't lose. I (from The Netherlands) definitely want to see you get 4 more years, because all the other republicans seem.. strange really, they aren't open for other people's views and religions.. while the US is based on that freedom.
I actually like some those reasons he lists as negative! Obamacare definitely needs to be repealed or we will end up with socialized medicine which is no healthcare at all since insurance is not really healthcare; I think someone needs to keep an eye on Afghanistan. If not us, who? Planned Parenthood definitely needs to go. It is the worst excuse for a government organization. So I agree with keeping Medicare and having millionaires pay more taxes. Not only millionaires, but everyone needs to pay their share. Let's see what Obama does about that.
+s.bradford colson That's a good point. It applies to almost any set of rules created by agencies for public law. Add in PDs and we have an imbalance of power. It doesn't matter whether it's a Republican or Democrat, the majority of the population have less of a say as a result. Are we still a representative democracy? #ImJustSayin
So delivering a "fetus" half way then drilling a whole into the base of the skull so that its born dead is a safe, clean, completely normal thing to do? Get real. Ripping apart, injecting with saline, drilling holes into skulls. What is the difference. If you stop a beating heart its murder!!
We already have socialized medicine +Pedro Gelabert it's just done as inefficiently as possible. Perhaps you want to die if you can't afford to visit a doctor, but I don't think the rest of us are as suicidal.
1. Obamacares already lost, we all know the supreme court won't uphold it. 2. WAIT WHAT?! Keep them there indefinitely? So there still there? Then why don't YOU do something about it. 3. I'm not sure where the correlation comes from. But maybe this is the most true. 4. Well good cuz medicare sucks 5. No he said he'd leave it up the the states.
+Pedro Gelabert: Leaving healthcare to the free market is no healthcare at all, either. That said, making that system mandatory isn't the answer. Universal, single-payer healthcare is. I mean, we already have universal, single-payer K-12 education and universal, single-payer freeways...
+John Hanlon because outlawing murdering fetuses (babies) means you have to doom the women who carry them. The grown women who carry fetuses count more than a cell that may or may not survive (a fair percentage do not naturally).
I agree with 4 of 5, so I guess I should support him. Thanks for the update! As for #2 +Barack Obama can bring the troops home right now if he wants, so why give Romney the chance to leave them there?
+Jim Ellis: So, stopping a beating heart is murder now? I guess that means it wouldn't be a crime to kill off Dick Cheney by that definition. If you want to change the biological and legal definition of what it means to be born, then go ahead and go full retard. But don't be shocked when the world points out that you're being silly and living in the bad old days.
I'm willing to accept fiscally conservative policies, so long as it applies to ALL spending and not just social safe net programs. As far as outlawing abortions, that is absurdly unfeasible and simply false information. With that in mind...I support you, Obama for 2012.
1) When did you get appointed to the Supreme Court? 2) He is, ending wars takes longer than it does to start them. 4) Medicare sucks less than letting the private market solve the problem, hence why everyone not on Medicare is paying the most money for the least amount of care in the developed world. 5) The states aren't always right about everything. Something as critical as reproductive choice shouldn't be something anyone other than the people involved in reproduction and their doctor should have any say in.
Let modify this list a little, as everything in here is a lie or a half-truth. 1. He'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with constitutional free market solutions making health insurance more affordable for people who actually want to purchase it. 2. He opposes the President's timeline to end the war in Afghanistan. A small number of troops may stay indefinately similar to how Obama has dealt with the ending of the Iraq war and similar to how we left Germany, South Korea, Japan, etc. 3. He'd cut taxes for ALL Americans, paid for by the resulting lower unemployment rate and higher number of Americans with taxable income. 4. Medicare as we know it is a failure. He'd end medicare as we know it. It will not change for seniors currently enrolled, but other Americans will see benefits tied to their incomes. Insurance companies will need to provide comparable coverage and seniors will be able to choose between the government plan or a private plan. 5. A president cannot "get rid of" any company, but Mitt he does not support the federal government providing to Planned Parenthood. They will continue to exist, but will have to raise money elsewhere. A president cannot outlaw abortion. SCOTUS would have to reverse their decision or there would need to be a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw abortion. Neither of which are likely to happen in the foreseeable future.
+Pedro Gelabert >> Obamacare definitely needs to be repealed or we will end up with socialized medicine which is no healthcare at all << Six out of Seven of the countries in the G7 (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and Canada) have socialized medicine; pay less per person for healthcare (most half or less than we pay); live longer than we do and have a higher opinion of the quality of their healthcare than we do. You've been conned by the people who are getting rich off the current system into the false believe that government run or provided healthcare is inferior. The countries of the G7 are the largest, most sophisticated Western Democracies in the world. The other six know something that we don't.
We can have an individual mandate (Obamacare as passed), or a single payor system (Medicare) or a government run and supplied system (VA - Veteran's Administration). Of these three, the individual mandate was actually invented and proposed by a conservative think tank and for years was promoted by conservatives as the preferred solution.
#1 Fact - Less people have Healthcare now than before this law. Businesses create the opportunity for Health Care not government. A good economy allows businesses to grow and by competition offer better health care for their employees. A fundamental difference. Just because Obamacare exists (if the Supreme Court does not pronounce it unconstitutional) does not make Obama's claims truthful. Less people have healthcare under Obama since he either got into the Presidency or Senate, pick your starting point.
Hey, B-dog. Please go back to being an empty suit and stay off Google. It's for big kids. You were elected because we knew you wouldn't do anything and we didn't want things worse with our economy. You'll get re-elected on the same principle. You're useless and we can appreciate that about you. Don't screw up the free meal and housing.
+Wayne Zill >> #1 Fact - Less people have Healthcare now than before this law. >>
In what way? How? Any authority you can cite for this statement? Because letting over 20 Million kids stay on their parent's insurance to age 26 seems like more, not less. Because eliminating the old "pre-existing condition" exclusion now assures that nobody loses access to healthcare just because he changes jobs and gets on a new healthcare plan and that seems like more, not less.
+Ginger Disciple: On the other hand, drone attacks are cheaper, faster and more prone to success than a protracted military engagement on the ground. Given that the Bush Administration was no closer to finishing the fight than when they started, and the Obama administration shut out both in short order and is now bringing our boys home, I really have to wonder if the Bush Administration had a vested interest in dragging it out as long as possible.
#5 - Never said that, he said he would end Federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Any organization doing abortions is prohibited by Federal Law to fund abortions. How they ever received federal funding by saying "that money is not sued for that program" is a great political trick. And since the Roe vs. Wade decision deperaate Democrats always say their opponent is goign to end abortion, and guess what, hasn't happened, and very unlikely the Supreme Court will tackle that again.
+Wayne Zill Your point conveniently ignores the massive economic collapse, which, had Obama been on the moon at the time, would have still resulted in less healthcare by virtue of the private and public sectors laying off workers.
Meaning, there is no relationship between Obama, and any drop in coverage.
Under full implementation, more people would will be covered, and that's Fact #1. And, as the economy improves, and assuming the private sector does not continue in it's long slow roll back of benefits, coverage will rise still further.
So in relation to the post we are actually commenting on, those 5 talking points are relatively truthful.
Obamacare gives insurance to a couple of million.. Screws over the rest of the people. Thanks for causing my insurance to sky rocket. Glad to know someone else can stay on their parent's insurance until they are 26 now.......
To the many Republican platform enthusiasts on this thread... Yes, please continue to support the erosion of the middle class and elimination of the safety net for less-fortunate Americans to the benefit of the wealthy "job creators" -- who have failed to create jobs despite historic low tax rates. And by all means, you "conservative" men out there, continue to educate women on what is right and wrong in their reproductive choices. You are doing a bang up job for the DNC.
To T Alexander - I am not ignoring that the economic collapse has had a major impact on it at all, that is exactly the point, if you want more people to be insured, provide the absolute best economic environment to operate a business in the U.S.. I would also add that all Non-Profits since they do not pay Corporate Income tax, should have to provide health insurance for their employees in order to maintain Non-Profit status.
#'s 1, 2, 4, and especially 5 are exactly what I would hope would happen. WE NEED the troops to stay there, or else we would be defensless!!!! And how is our President supposed to protect his country is he has no troops!? And as for #5, don't even get me started...
Yes, it's cheaper to kill the accused before the trial, too, and not that I agree with the move, the constitution does only apply within our borders. No, I don't believe Obamacare is more effective than universal, single-payer healthcare (especially when universal, single-payer freeways have been such a success compared to what it replaced). Are we alienating religious organizations, or are religious organizations alienating society?
+Spencer Kelty - "one of the worst presidents in the history of America."?? So, you've done a tremendous amount of historical reading to make that judgement, no doubt. So I'm curious as to your insights on why Obama is worse than, say, Ulysses Grant, Franklin Pierce, Warren Harding, Herbert Hoover, or George W Bush...
I'd vote for Romney over obama every time. obama will go down as one of the most ineffectual presidents ever. It's too bad, he was poised to bring the country together, but instead he just tore it apart.
It's amazing that a constitutional scholar doesn't know that all of these initiatives must be started in Congress, and the president cannot just do it... another scare tactic lie to the american people... much like the TSA
Also, for the men here, I challenge you to come up with a legitimate reason to ban abortion given that it doesn't affect your body. Difficulty: Arguments that consider fetus synonymous with a person are biologically and legally invalid.
What is it with people bandying about historical comparisons: "most ineffectual ever" "worst president ever"... Do you people READ? It's one thing to not like him, I didn't vote for him in '08 myself (lifelong 3rd-party voter), but don't co-op the entire history of the presidency to make your point. In all reality, from a real historical perspective he's actually done a fair job, particularly in comparison to his predecessor. Obviously some have ideological disagreements with his policies - that's fine, that's what democracy is all about. SO, either make your arguments substantive ones or just can it. Do we really need more hyperbole? Really?
it's not as if Romney would be on easy street if he's elected in November. Obama has had to struggle against an openly hostile Republican legislature while not having very many Democrats with spine on his side.
Who is running on their "GREAT" record. No one is. The GOP is doing the same thing in their own party Obama is doing here to get nominated to run against Obama. It's politic's, it's just smear tactics now and has been for quite some time.
+Brayden Shaw: You have more control over gas prices than the president does, because you're the consumer. Don't like the price? Don't buy it. Go by transit, bicycle, team up and carpool, live closer to work and walk. You have choices.
To S Bradford - My comment was not a reflection of how Non-Profits are currently structured, rather a means to increase health care insurance in the U.S.by applying the rule that, to be a Non-Profit, requires giving health insurance to it's employees.
I think the President knows that if you are in favor of outlawing abortion, ending Medicare, and cutting taxes for millionaires on the backs of the middle class, then you're already going to vote for Mitt Romney. He's not trying to win you over. He's looking for moderates and independents who see these things as extreme, which they are.
+Wayne Zill Your link to the CNN story about the Census Bureau report which gives details on how many are uninsured is completely irrelevant to the discussion of Obamacare. The report shows statistics as of 2010 (not now), despite being published in Sept. 2011. Although the raw number of people without health insurance rose from 2009 (49 Million) to 2010 (49.9 Million), as a percentage of population it was "statistically unchanged."
Get some current and relevant stats or stop spewing the talking points you pick up listening to Limbaugh's lies and Faux News's propaganda. The bulk of ObamaCare wasn't even in force yet in 2010. See the calendar for the phase in: http://dpc.senate.gov/healthreformbill/healthbill65.pdf
I would like to point to Herbert Hoover as an example of deregulation and government and business being a little too close together. I would also like someone to tell me how having offensive troop assignments pulled makes our defensive troops obsolete? I would like to think those troops actively engaged in defending us on our own land and our territories are not so poor at it that we must take the fight to the women and children elsewhere.
Thanks! You just helped me make up my mind about who I'm voting for in November. Instead of attacking your opponent, why don't you try coming up with a plan to fix some things like gas prices or creating jobs (and not government or failed "green" jobs)? Just a thought.
I assume that, with #5, you actually mean "he would specifically appoint new Supreme Court justices (when possible) with the goal of over-turning Roe v. Wade" ... it is illegal for the President to directly outlaw abortion at the federal level. Don't start taking those kind of shortcuts, Mr. President ... I support you, but don't want to see dumbed-down rhetoric in the upcoming election season.
It's times like this that a -1 button would be nice. I really wish candidates would focus on what they are doing and plan to do and stop trying to win by making the other person look bad. But FYI I completely agree with everything on this list. You're only making me more sure of my decision to vote for Romney.
OBAMA IS A BAG OF BROKEN PROMISES.....DEMOCRATS WANT EVERYONE TO FEEL SORRY FOR THEM....THEY JUST SIT AROUND AND WAIT FOR HAND OUTS.........NOTHING IS FREE MR PRESIDENT.....AS AMERICANS WE WORK FOR WHAT WE HAVE...STOP SUPPORTING LAZINESS AND WELFARE.......YOUR NOT SUPPORTING THE "MIDDLE" CLASS.....YOUR SUPPORTING THE LOWEST CLASS OF THEM ALL......
outlaw abortion? i think every single unborn babies have the right to live, the right to fight on. abortion is an excused murder. no matter what excuse you have to kill these babies, ABORTION IS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
Funny, we used to be the country that set the standards. The rest of the world caught up. But like the Tortoise and the Hare, we are still standing around on our extended breaking thinking how great we are. The country as a whole is guilty of this, and the Democratic party is guilty of this. The Republicans... have a plan, but it's insane, and they keep trying to get idiots elected instead of any one intelligent. It's no suprise that even Canada is passing us up.
And the only progress you've made is steering this country closer to bankruptcy. But I'm sure you'll find something you can spend money on to fix it. Maybe pouring money into more failing "Green" energy companies would be a good investment.
+Micah Nordland Get over it. It's decided law and abortions are going no where.
The argument that it's a viable fetus is a red Herring. The vast, vast, vast majority of abortions take place in the first trimester. If you're so concerned about fetuses and children I'm sure there's an adoption agency in your area you should visit this PM to do your part, right?
This page is the best anti-Obama page on the internet. Reading it you can see how unimportant they think honesty is, as well as how disconnected from reality they are. This may be the only time I say this but, thank you Obama.
I believe whole heartedly in giving the true majority of Americans the opportunity to enjoy the promises given to them by our founding fathers. The 99% deserve proper representation by a person who understands, has lived the Great American Struggle: Poverty, Unemployment, and Educational Disparity. Therefore, the American People need to be properly represented by a Political Organization, or Party that is centered on helping ALL Americans achieve financial, political, social, and personal freedom. America has greedy racketeering politicians. The American People deserve better representation in Congress.The American People need more than Republicanism, Democratization, and Tea Party Extremists. The American People need an organization that hears, sees, knows and feels their concerns. The American People need an organization that accurately represents and tends to their ideas and problems with deliberate speed. The American People need the American Party, which represents, supports, and fights to achieve the Ideal American Life for ALL AMERICANS, not just the wealthiest.
Millionaires can pay more taxes and still create more jobs and in the process make more money. They cannot lose either way. Why should we in the middle class bear the burden and still obtain fewer jobs? And in the process end up paying higher taxes and have nothing to fall back on. Why should the middle and lower class lose the little we have while the rich get richer? As a country, we should all pay our fair share, and never forget to help the poor, elderly, sick, and those in need. once we as a country get back to that state of being, this will truly be the greatest country in the world again. To many are trying to destroy our country from within. Pitting each race against each other. We need to learn to make them the minority voice, and those that love this country rise up and take our country back.
Its not about cutting taxes on millionaires, its about putting them back in the same tax bracket as everyone else. I hear its an argument on fairness but it really isn't. Most of those people have worked hard their whole lives to get where they are at, to me that doesn't seem fair just to be taxed for your hard work when you have people that just want to kick back and sponge off others. I know that isn't everyone but there are a fair amount of people that do that. I know there are plenty of exceptions in this but you gotta think, some of these people studied, went to college, worked their ass off for it. Some people might not have the opportunity to go to college, but the Zuck was a drop out and look where he ended up. Should they really be taxed more for that?
What progress have You made? Tripled the debt, signed everyone into a service that they're forced to get, lowered the value of the American dollar, and lowered our credit rating? Yeah, real progress there.
America, you're like the Andrew Dice Clay of countries. YOU think you're important, YOU think what you say matters, but you've become a sad joke. Nobody cares about you anymore, we just watch from the sidelines as you self destruct, shaking our heads in amazement. The reality, you have a distorted view of what the world thinks of you because of your in-country media zoo. You're worse than the USSR was when it comes to knowing what's really going on in the world. Do yourself a favour, read/watch news reports from other countries to see how you're really perceived by the rest of the world. And btw Raymond Lulling, Canada passed you a very long time ago, we never got the whole "slave" thing, whether it was based on race or sex. And you still haven't figured that one out yet....
This fraud frames the the points incorrectly - 1. Yep Mitt would end the boondoggle that is Obama care. In 2009 the Fraud in Chief said he wouldn't sign anything that "would add one dime" to the deficit. It didn't add one dime- according to the CBO it will add 2 Tuh-tuh-Trillion dollars. 2. Mitt has said he'd defer to the generals on the ground...so how about we do that before just putting in a time frame that gives our enemies a finish line. 3. Here is the creative re-phrase. He would let job creators keep more of their money - which would lead to jobs. The president continues to oppose jobs like the Keystone pipeline. A project that gets us closer to energy independence. 4. COMPLETE AND UTTER LIE. He'd fix it as opposed to kicking the can like the liar in chief does. 5. Another complete lie. Defunding planned parenthood is a budgetary issue, and in all honesty everything needs to be on the table.
In 4 years what has Obama done for us? Sure he got Bin Laden - but who got us there? G.W.Bush - he was the one who ordered waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohammed. He passed Obamacare - a blantantly unconstitutional law requiring citizens to purchase something simply for breathing. Complete against the Constitution and Bill of Right.
Obama has been an utter failure (apologies to failures everywhere) Un American and Anti American. I cannot wait for 11/7/12 where we cut that cancer out.
What about Obama's $16.5T debt w/projected $20T by 2016, high gas & food prices, 14.2M unemployed, 1 in 6 Americans on welfare! Obama could take all the money from American millionaires & billionaires & not be able to cover 1 yr of Obama deficit spending!
Sounds better then now.... And I'm not so keen on Supporting very well to do organizations like Planned Parenthood and not other great medical organizations who don't get so much money anyway. Maybe this wasn't Obama's crews best ad choice.
We need progress on human rights freedoms, where this administration has failed abysmally. You can't blame the Republicans for all of it, Mr. President! As a constitutional lawyer, you should know better. Please reverse the trend towards an America run by and for the corporations. Repeal Citizens United and reform the IP laws to make CISPA and its inbred cousins irrelevant.
Both Romney AND Obama are anti-gay, pro-war, pro-wall street, anti-campaign reform, pro-torture, anti-whistleblower, support indefinite detention of American citizens, pro-keystone pipeline, pro-deportation of immigrants, pro-Bush Tax cuts, pro military industrial complex. Go ahead and vote for Obama, but don't delude yourself that he is a progressive or liberal candidate. As long as we lefties are unwilling to criticize a democrat war mongerer and profiteer, we are just as bad as Bush war apologists.
Repealing Obamacare is not taking away health care. It's taking away health insurance, which is not health care. State-sponsored health insurance programs have driven up the cost of health care, as those care providers can charge whatever the state program is willing to pay. Additionally, state-run health programs limit people's choice of health providers, keeping innovations that would lower costs and increase quality out of the market.
That said, Romney is backed by the same contributors as Obama. If you want real change, real accountability, and more prosperity, you must support liberty. Vote Ron Paul.
Is it just me or does any one else think its weird that "Obama" himself refers to the health care plan as "Obamacare"? And obviously noone still gets it that it doesn't matter WHO the prez is, its Congress and senate that actually finish and pass bills and laws. If you want change you can believe in...start there.
Yeah I'm all for number 5. The rest though... I'd also like to see this framed as things he might do and evidence as to why you are asserting those things as opposed to using five "absolutes" without evidence that function as scare tactics.
1) He would ensure that your current private health care (that most Americans are happy with) doesn't change. 2) The President is the one that sent the majority of the troops to Afghanistan anyway. 3) Middle-class families don't rely on programs, middle-class families work to pay for things they need. 4) Medicare as we know it needs to end because it is not sustainable, just like Social Security. 5) Government subsidized abortion mills need to be gotten rid of. Lower taxes and then people can use that money to pay for their own contraception and abortions. :)
Psh, like Romney is actually any different from Obama. 3 of those things Romney either can't do as president or wouldn't, and 2 of them Obama would probably do. Both are terrible and false alternatives. But I guess I should watch what I say since NDAA was signed into law.
1. He would create Romney Care? 2. He would keep troops in the area so war does not break out again? 3. He would cut taxes for millionaires and force middle class america to step there game up? 4. He would end Medicare as we know it meaning he would make it better? 5. Perhaps he has a better idea on how to plan for parenthood and what to do with all of these babies instead of killing them? It seems to me that this marketing tactic could very easily be turned many different ways. Sir with all due respect if you want to gain the peoples vote focus on the people not your opponent. While everyone else is out talking about themselves and what they are gonna do, if you want to win this election stay out there and make sure we know what all your doing to make this country better for the people.
Mitt is the most genuinely compassionate politician out there. He will take care of people in need, don't let Obama tell you otherwise. Mitt is also incredibly smart and savvy and most importantly, honest. Put your money on him.
I personally think ending Planned Parenthood will lead to more displaced children in the streets. Not a wise choice. But this is what baffles me with American politics, they constantly cut down the person they're against. How about instead you talk to us about what your plan is with 30 million unemployed citizens?
Seriously? Obama put us 5 Trillion dollars deeper in the hole so far. That is "progress"? We borrow money from China just to pay for the government we have already. Obama and Congress have to be stopped or the United States "as we know it" is what will cease to exist.
I'm a independent voter and in my life time I have never seen a party or people in this country so hell bent on revenge. People today could careless what's best for a country, instead they care for only their party. Today congress draw lines in the sand rather then work together and you guys blame the President. The truth is republicans from the Day the President took office have hated him, I month after he took office they said it's his economy now it's his fault and he needed to own it. You don't need to have much of a brain to know he didn't cause the bad economy we suffer from today. No President could have changed things in 4 years no matter the party. You should all be blaming the congress and greedy finical industries and companies who abandon the people of America and moved overseas for a better bottom line.
I don't like Romney but this is ridiculous. 1. Obamacare may be repealed by the SC, so even if not there may be good reasons to repeal it. Those millions will still have healthcare. 2. The war in Afghanistan was almost over before Obama sent extra troops. There is no sign this president wants to end any war in the ME 3. It was Obama who bailed out the big banks, opposed legal prosecution of those who profited the most. 4. Medicare 'as we know it' has to end anyway. 5. He couldn't outlaw abortion if the states had the right to allow it. 6 Romney will proceed with Patriot Acts and NDAA's just like Obama 7. he will proceed with SOPA-like Hollywood protections that will destroy the internet, just like this president. 8. he will protect the 0.01% from the people, just like Obama.
We as American's have not gave Obama enough time to undue the damages that have been done. He was elected at the worst time, he needs more time to change things. Come on people think about that for a minute.
Most of you people commenting here really are stupid. I don't like getting into political discussions but I'm sitting here with nothing to do. First off, +Dan McNeil who do you think runs and owns these "businesses", robots? Secondly when this country was founded how many gov programs and welfare programs were there? Were we in this much debt? Do you see the correlation? We've become a lazy country and if we don't reverse this we'll become just like every other fallen government before us.
NDRP National Defense Resources Preparedness In the name of national defense, our government can take control of private sector resources without consent of the owner. Keep in mind this is a refresh of old Martial Law BUT now "in peacetime" and "in non-emergency" are part of the law. In other words, our President can now at any time assume the powers of Martial Law. Obama - Executive Order - March 16, 2012
Patriot Act Allows the Federal government to secretly search records and conduct roving wiretaps and raids in pursuit of alleged terrorists or their supporters. Signed into law by Bush in October 2001. Obama pushed for extension in 2009. Obama signed 4 year extension in May 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act
+Rex Tomball It's the same in UK politics; all back biting and name calling, shouting about what the opposition would and would not do instead of what they themselves would do. If you want to learn anything about a candidate, you almost have to learn it from their opposition and hope they haven't skewed the facts too much
Umm... i get taxed at 40% of my income and i am not a millionaire. How about just stop spending so much money? Speaking from experience (spent 6+ years working in healthcare, specifically in compliance with new healthcare laws), Obama's vision of healthcare is completely wrong. It forces companies to comply with convoluted laws and introduces security risks rather than addresses the issues everyone has with healthcare. (-__-)
+Milo Cooper , How is it "leftist b.s." that tax cuts have to be paid for. Also what's with the ideology of never raise taxes, lower the existing ones? How do you pay for anything after doing that? It'll all fine and good to say until you notice you don't have roads or public schools anymore.
I find it hilarious that people complain about the cost of the Affordable Care Act, but have no issue paying for tax breaks for the rich, paying higher insurance to cover the emergency care of the uninsured, and paying for an expensive war that has lost its purpose. On top of that, you want to tell women what to do with their bodies, keep millions of soldiers away from their families for even longer and keep people with pre existing conditions from getting access to healthcare.....all because your life is so hard. Despite the fact that you seem to have time and access to the internet to comment on a social networking site! You people make me sick and are a great example of why this country is doomed to fail.
Why do I have to read Obama propaganda on my Google+ feed? He is not in any of my circles. I believe he is the worst president we have had in my lifetime; worse even than Jimmy Carter. Why isn't there a -1 button to click?
If mitt.gets elected I think it would b time to move to another country....he is so wish washy saying one thing one minute and the complete opposite the nxt...also having a republican as president will be the death of the middle class and poor as well as womens reproductive rights (no not just talking abt birth control)
If Ron Paul would actually do what he says he will, he's definitely the only one to vote for. Problem is he's a Republican candidate and Neo Conservatives have got a strangle hold on them. Oh yeah also the Aipac's got their grubby hands round their necks also, their got strangle holds on both sides. It's just ludicrous that if candidates don't support Israel they can't be elected. Go figure. Israel should mind its own political business like all other countries do. It's an American election, leave it to Americans.
I think it's a little unfair, attempting to sway the judgement of people less intelligent than you not to vote for this man...if we're all for democracy, then think of all the mysongonistic red-knecks, the racists, and those who's lives have been hit and morally bankrupt through too many tax cuts, think of the mentally retarded and all those die-hard sheep-shaggers who might be hurt by this pitiless statement of facts...
+Chris Evans ... I run one, so does the guy 2 offices over from mine, in fact so does the guy one office over from mine... We're working on our millions, but I guarantee you until my business becomes massive, I will be unable to take my profits offshore and avoid taxation like these fictional millionaires who create jobs... People with large amounts of money create more money, whether by fleecing people who have no idea how money is generated, or by hiring people to do the actual work, and profiting off of said work. Mostly, the idea behind making money these days has nothing to do with paying anyone anything, it revolves around creating an "idea" and having someone else put money into your idea, then selling your idea to some bigger fish, rinse and repeat. Good luck with your world view, bud.
Stay out of our lives Obama. Mandate will be unconstitutional. If you want to play the rule of "fair share" then why did you get waivers to favorable companies for Obamacare? Why doesn't the lower class pay their fair share of taxes like everyone else does? Why do you continue to lie to the american people of the Buffet Rule? Reason they pay less is because of the dividend tax rate and not the marginal tax rate. Please stop creating fear and dividing our country into what you would like to become socialistic views. We will never work for a poor person so please stop taking wealthy people's money so that it can be handed down to entitlement rich individuals. Lift them out of poverty so they too can pay their "fair share" and grow our economy instead of hand me downs.
I love when I hear the term "Pay for taxbreaks". It's almost like government has conditioned the way we think. The government get involved in things a creates programs. These programs need to be paid for using taxes. Tax-breaks are a regression of those taxes. So it's not that someone has to pay for tax-breaks. That makes it sound like it's the government's money in the first place and we're getting a refund. No. Rather government is too big and can't sustain itself, so they take our money to accomplish their agendas. No one "pays" for tax breaks, that's just the government not taking AS MUCH money from us.
I really wish people understood economics, as I can't sit here and explain bubbles, market failures, and inflationary tax to everyone who doesn't understand that most social/government programs usually do more harm than they do good.
All the socialist programs are great until you run out of other peoples money. You could tax every americn tax payer 100% of their income and still not cover the goverments spending. I dont hear anyone complain that the left wing actors are making too much a movie. We cannot spend money like we are now period get over it and get obama out.
Mr. President it is an absolute disgrace that you would get on this social network and propagate half truths and distortions in this manner.
You say that Governor Romney will repeal your Healthcare bill. Well you're probably right. New evaluations of the bill suggest that it will add up to 500 billion dollars to the deficit while doing a poor job of fulfilling its established role. But guess what? The healthcare debate no longer matters. By summer's end your pinnacle achievement will be ruled unconstitutional. Your second point is a pure lie. In a recent interview, Romney said this: "The independence and security of Afghanistan is going to have to be secured and maintained by the Afghans themselves. We're not going to stay there forever." Your third point is a distortion as well. No one is talking about lowering income taxes for anybody, much less the rich. Romney would lower capital gains taxes to encourage economic reinvestment along with a moderate reduction in the corporate tax rate which is obscenely high. However, Romney has also stated that we are in dire need of tax reform that would include closing loopholes and ending the tax dodging practices by some companies. Mr. President, if Medicare and Social Security are not reformed, they will be insolvent in the near future. The promise that the government has made to my generation by the government will have failed. If somebody does not act to restore solvency to the social safety nets, they will collapse and young Americans will be faced with an uninsured future. If someone does not act to reform the welfare programs then yes, Medicare will end as we know it (although one could argue that Medicare has already ended as we know it with the passage of ObamaCare). Romney is willing to take on that challenge. The statement above about abortion is so preposterous that I will use Romney's words to refute it: “I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother.”
“But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate.”
It is clear to me now that Obama is willing to say and do anything it takes to win reelection. He has become the president of the ignorant. Because only the ignorant could blindly accept the claims he has made in this post as factual.