There is no justice that either of them are the only choices who really have a chance at the White House. What you should be complaining about is that the system is rigged from the get go that only two morons can possibly have a chance of winning and America is left voting for what it thinks is the lesser of two evils. I say anyone voting that way is still voting for evil. And contributes to the system being rigged by the two parties. Vote on Sheep! Vote the way they tell you to!
@Fishbone345 The only issue ill take with that is calling Obama a moron. And just from basic posuturing, Ill assume Romney only attended the finest schools... But yes: sheeple vote for who they are told to vote for. Thats not representative of anything.
And just what exactly is Obama the embodiment of? It's said to see Romney haters making up all kinds of nonsense in order to justify their hypocritical positions. The truth is that if not for companies like Bain Capital, the United States's economy would have faltered back in the 1980s. Why? Because companies like Bain and others restructured inefficient companies that allowed them to become competitive. Though it is true that Bain closed some companies and the money was used to try to create and/or save other companies, people like you who claim Romney is the embodiment of corporate greed, are simply ignorant of the truth because you will simply listen to the liberal talking point instead of educate yourself. The truth is that Romney, Bain and other companies like Bain literally saved the United States from ending up like Europe with a faltering economy. A couple of months ago a person called into a radio station to defend Bain and claim that, if not for Bain, a heart stent that was in development at the time never would have made it to the market. He said it was Bain Capital that saved the company, which allowed the stent to be developed. I know that it is never popular to shut down companies because we want jobs; however, restructuring and/or liquidating is necessary and has been a part of corporate-America since it's inception. To call corporate restructuring and liquidation "corporate greed" is simply a simplistic-political talking point that is frankly disingenuous and ignorant.
And just what exactly is Obama the embodiment of? It's sad to see Romney haters making up all kinds of nonsense in order to justify their hypocritical positions. The truth is that if not for companies like Bain Capital, the United States's economy would have faltered back in the 1980s. Why? Because companies like Bain and others restructured inefficient companies that allowed them to become competitive. Though it is true that Bain closed some companies and the money was used to try to create and/or save other companies, people like you who claim Romney is the embodiment of corporate greed, are simply ignorant of the truth because you will simply listen to the liberal talking point instead of educate yourself. The truth is that Romney, Bain and other companies like Bain literally saved the United States from ending up like Europe with a faltering economy. A couple of months ago a person called into a radio station to defend Bain and claim that, if not for Bain, a heart stent that was in development at the time never would have made it to the market. He said it was Bain Capital that saved the company, which allowed the stent to be developed. I know that it is never popular to shut down companies because we want jobs; however, restructuring and/or liquidating is necessary and has been a part of corporate-America since it's inception. To call corporate restructuring and liquidation "corporate greed" is simply a simplistic-political talking point that is frankly disingenuous and ignorant.
@Wilberhum I have never been employed by anyone who wasnt richer than me. I have been in peoples houses as the hired help who probably make more money in interest than I will in my lifetime. I look around at what they have and I aspire to be there myself one day. I dont start boohooing over the fact it isnt fair they have more than I do. I dont go asking my politicians to rob the very people who employ me in particular when they hire me to fix something, or the people they employ in any number of ways either by a business that they own or just the trickle downs of shopping and eating out. To me liberals and "fair sharers" are nothing differant than a bunch of snivelling little kids upset that billy wont SHARE his new bike.
@CATTLEPROD I don't bash the rich. I just don't think they need more tax breaks while we fire Big Bird to save money. Trickle down economic works really well. The problem is what trickles down is yellow.
@Wilberhum People hide thier money when you tax it. The best way to kick start the economy is to give the people with the money a tax break to free it up and let it work. I have quit counting the number of closed restaraunts in my area that used to employ people and would bet the people that used to have jobs in those places would appreciate the 1% coming back for a ribeye.
@CATTLEPROD Obviopusly you don't understand what trickles down in Trickles Down economic. The last and most desperate attempt to make more money is to hire someone. The true function of the rich is their quest for more money. Someone who, even in bad economies makes millions of dollars a year, doesn't need tax breaks. The disappointing Middle Class, not Romney's so-called Middle Class that makes more the 96% of the rest of the country, and the poor are where tax breaks are needed.
Let's see...Obama saved GM, lowered our deficit from $1.2 trillion to $1 trillion, killed Bin Laden (a feat Bush couldn't manage,) and provided healthcare for millions of Americans who could not otherwise afford coverage. Romney, meanwhile, shipped thousands of jobs overseas to China and completely mismanaged Massachusetts government, all while paying less taxes than the vast majority of middle class Americans. It is blatantly obvious who would be the better President, and that man is Barack Hussein Obama.
Unemployment. There were fewer unemployed folks back when George Bush was president. In fact, unemployment is so high now that many folks have given up looking for work. This is known as the ‘workforce participation rate’ and it has reached lows under this president not seen for 30 years.
Inflation. The government (Obumble) claims that inflation is low, but food and energy have been removed from the calculation. A reasonable thing to do because almost NOBODY uses food or energy, right? In reality, inflation rages on, with Obumble and democrats oblivious.
Deficits. Obumble has consistently racked up TRILLION AND A HALF DOLLAR deficits. This president has been spending money so fast that the government can’t print it fast enough.
National Debt. This president has added more to the national debt in four short years than any president before him. And the debt is increasing at about $3 million per minute. Calculate how much more you owe after reading these few short paragraphs.
Debt per person. The debt now stands at about $50,000 for every man, woman and child in this country. Subtract children and Obumble voters and that leaves the debt at about $140,000 per taxpayer. Obumble has run this number up considerably, and with fewer people paying taxes, the debt per taxpayer has skyrocketed in the last four years at a rate that is not linear with the per capita.
Stock Market. Barely a week would go by when Bush was president and the stock market would hit another record high. With the current president, the stock market still (four years in) has not reached levels seen when Bush was in office.
Homeownership. The current president has presided over a massive change in American lifestyle. More owners became renters during this loser’s administration than at any time since the Great Depression. Included in this drop is an even steeper drop in MINORITY homeownership. Way to play for the home team, Barry!
College Graduates. Obumble has allowed an unprecedented number of college graduates to leave school and be unable to find a job in their chosen field. In fairness, many entered college when George Bush was president and prosperity ruled. Had these tots been sharp, they would have majored in fields like ‘food stamp distribution’ or ‘foreclosures,’ to take advantage of the coming Obumble years.
Terror. American Embassies are in flames, our diplomats sodomized and murdered, and riots are consuming the Muslim world. All Barry can do is insist that it’s all ‘isolated’ and nothing to worry about because he ‘solved’ the terror problem. I guess his solution is to just not think about it.
@Jeff_Woehrle you checked unemployment numbers? They're down significantly from when Obama took office from Bush. 10% to 7.8%. Home ownership rates are result of lack of bank regulation pushed by the Bush administration, which Obama is in the process of undoing. And your memory of the stock market is faulty. Those highs were part of an artificial bubble caused by Bush era policies that was doomed to burst. And I stick by my deficit statistics. Yours have been disproven time and time again as wingnut lies. And if your about to tackle green energy, only 3% of the 90 companies that the Obama administration sponsored have gone bankrupt. That's it. You have done nothing but yell ad hominems and lies about Obama, because your stats are bunk. Bush caused this mess, and Obama is STILL in the process of cleaning up after that moron and his friends. So go on, keep lying to yourself that you were better off under Bush so you can feel better about your racism. That's right, ill say it, you hate having a Black president, and all your ilk are the same. Deny it if you wish, but your actions of lying and screaming ad hominems speak louder than your false words ever could.
@Jeff_Woehrle excuses? I just provided you with the truth, and you retorted with a ton of disproven stats. You need to grow up and realize that this isn't preschool where you can make up your own facts to suit your needs.
If lying is a sin then Mitt Romney’s Magic Mormon Underpants are on FIRE! How can any intelligent American vote for a man clouded in secrecy who habitually bends the truth? Income inequality is endangering the Middle Class and making paupers of us all who don’t have those millions upon millions of dollars. Read more about the role of Romney’s riches in this election and the power of his sacred undergarments at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mi... The working class of our country can’t AFFORD to allow this election to be bought and sold!
The Biggest challenge for Obama going forward is which one of Mitt Romney's personalities is going to show up for the next debate.I wonder if they aren't telling us the names of the other Mitt Romneys for fear of splitting up the vote.
Obama will be re-elected. He's done a good job especially dealing with an obstructionist congress. If any of you actually read the article it says "The poll found that Obama's 7 percentage point advantage over Romney had narrowed to a lead of 5 percentage points, 48 percent to 43 percent." We are going to have 4 more years of improvement and 4 more years of lunacy from the right.
Mitt Romney didn't just lie about Barack Obama's jobs record. At the Sioux City debate, he got President Obama's contribution to the federal debt all wrong as well:
"We all understand that the spending crisis is extraordinary, with $15 trillion now in debt, with a president that's racked up as much debt as almost all of the other presidents combined."
Of course, we don't all understand that, because it's not true. After Ronald Reagan tripled the gross national debt and George W. Bush doubled it again, Uncle Sam's red ink totaled almost $11 trillion when Barack Obama took the oath of office.
“My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. But I’m not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people.” If Romney hopes to provide tax relief to the middle class, then his $5 trillion tax cut would add to the deficit. There are not enough deductions in the tax code that primarily benefit rich people to make his math work.
“I want to take that $716 billion you’ve cut and put it back into Medicare…. But the idea of cutting $716 billion from Medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of Obamacare is, in my opinion, a mistake."
There’s that number again. Romney is claiming that Obamacare siphons off $716 billion from Medicare, to the detriment of beneficiaries. In actuality, that money is saved primarily through reducing over-payments to insurance companies under Medicare Advantage, not payments to beneficiaries. Paul Ryan’s budget plan keeps those same cuts, but directs them toward tax cuts for the rich and deficit reduction.
The election isn't over. Romney may have won the debate on points but he didn't get a knockout blow. It was more like a TKO. He was vague on details of what his economic agenda really is. Obama did, in fact, score some points on this issue.