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Had Enough of Broken Promises?

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After watching the first debate, I refuse to believe that American voters will choose an encore for Obama's version of "hope and change." Regardless of his new campaign promises, Romney reminded us of Obama's failed trickle-down-government and his string of broken promises. Here are ten reasons that it's time for a change in Washington.

1. He said, "I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." Instead the deficit has increased by over $5.3 trillion and keeps on growing!

2. He said, "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency." But he consistently made back-room deals, bringing Nancy Pelosi to say regarding the Affordable Care Act, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." We are still finding out what is in it!

3. He promised, "Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year." But, since 2009, premiums have risen by $2,370 a year. Health insurance premiums are becoming the biggest single monthly payment after mortgages. That cost will soon get a lot worse unless something is done.

4. He campaigned saying, "If you choose change, you will have a nominee who doesn't take a dime from Washington Lobbyists. Doesn't take a dime from Washington PACS. And when I am President, their days of setting the agenda in Washington will be over." He's rejected public funding and his contributions from the PACS and labor union are setting records.

5. He promised that if Congress passed the stimulus plan, unemployment wouldn't go over 8%. Unemployment has been above 8% for 43 straight months, and 23 million Americans have stopped looking for work, are out of work, or are underemployed. More of the same policies is not the answer!

6. He said investing in alternative energy and restricting our dependence on oil and gas would produce a profitable energy future. Solyndra went bankrupt taking our tax money with it. His policies have increased our dependence on foreign oil and resulted in exorbitant gas prices. Romney promises jobs and energy independence by taking advantages of our own energy resources.

7. He said he'd raise incomes for people, but Sentier Research reports that household incomes are down more than 8% since Obama took office. That's a reduction of over $4,000 for the average family. Can you afford four more years?

8. Ronald Reagan said, You +1'd this publicly.

"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." Under Obama, food stamp usage has increased 100%. About 32 million households, or 27.1 percent, benefited from at least one means-tested poverty program. Do you want more government dependency or do you want freedom and a free-enterprise economic recovery that produces jobs?

9. Obama openly supports class warfare: "I'm calling on Congress to extend the tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who make less than $250,000 for another year." Because income tax does not apply to those who are already rich; most who are rich pay only capital gains tax, not income tax. Obama's income tax is a punishment for those who are aspiring to achieve their dreams and are on their way to becoming rich. Admittedly, the amount generated by targeting our most successful citizens won't even make a dent in the budget deficit. After government runs out of money from your successful neighbors to fund your benefits, guess who is next? They'll come after you to take away the rewards for achieving your dreams!

10. The Middle East is the most visible collapse in the unraveling of the Obama administration's foreign policy. The Arab Spring Obama supported has exploded. From his failure to increase security on a 9/11 anniversary to his consistently blaming an anti-Muslim video and an apparent terrorist involvement cover-up, it's clear that Obama is riding a weak horse in the eyes of the enemy. This president's weakness has resulted in the loss of American lives and is provocative to the terrorists who are still at war.

In light of his record, President Obama's words now ring hollow, if not produce a grating note! Fool Americans once, blame our charismatic president's campaign skills. Fool Americans twice, blame voters for truly being fools.

(townhall)

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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imamomzilla
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM
3 moms liked this

 Yea, well most people aren't capable of critical thinking, so I'll just let it remain. The flag background is a nice touch.

patriotic

Are there any other trivial things you'd like to complain about?

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

So it's not a direct quote, it's a paraphrase of a translation of another person's work.

In other words, he didn't say it.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Kate:

This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"

(monticello. org)


 

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM
3 moms liked this
Yes it is.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

That is not a quote from Thomas Jefferson, Zilla. 


Quoting imamomzilla:

 I didn't write the article....but that's exactly what Obamanomics is -"Trickle Down Government".....not economics.


And that system only works for a Totalitarian Regime.smile big


Quoting Kmary:


Regardless of one's political affiliation, if you're looking for a President who doesn't break campaign promises, you may as well move to a place with no President.  That's the only way you won't find a President who doesn't break any promises. 


Second, I had been willing to give you a tiny bit of credit until you referred to "Obama's trickle down economics".  Republicans invented trickle down and continue to contend that it's the only way to fix a hurting economy, despite it having never worked ever in the history of our country.  You may disagree entirely with how Obama has attempted to fix the economy, but calling it trickle down is one of the more ignorant statements I've read in this group ever. 


 


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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:02 AM
No it's not.

Quoting Carpy:

Yes it is.



Quoting Kate_Momof3:

That is not a quote from Thomas Jefferson, Zilla. 


Quoting imamomzilla:

 I didn't write the article....but that's exactly what Obamanomics is -"Trickle Down Government".....not economics.



And that system only works for a Totalitarian Regime.smile big



Quoting Kmary:



Regardless of one's political affiliation, if you're looking for a President who doesn't break campaign promises, you may as well move to a place with no President.  That's the only way you won't find a President who doesn't break any promises. 



Second, I had been willing to give you a tiny bit of credit until you referred to "Obama's trickle down economics".  Republicans invented trickle down and continue to contend that it's the only way to fix a hurting economy, despite it having never worked ever in the history of our country.  You may disagree entirely with how Obama has attempted to fix the economy, but calling it trickle down is one of the more ignorant statements I've read in this group ever. 



 


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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM
You think it's trivial to misquote and misrepresent one of our country's founding fathers. I don't.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yea, well most people aren't capable of critical thinking, so I'll just let it remain. The flag background is a nice touch.


patriotic


Are there any other trivial things you'd like to complain about?


Quoting Kate_Momof3:


So it's not a direct quote, it's a paraphrase of a translation of another person's work.


In other words, he didn't say it.


Quoting imamomzilla:


 Kate:


This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"


(monticello. org)




 

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imamomzilla
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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 Meh. Perhaps it's time for a new hobby...?

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do". - Ben Franklin

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

You think it's trivial to misquote and misrepresent one of our country's founding fathers. I don't.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Yea, well most people aren't capable of critical thinking, so I'll just let it remain. The flag background is a nice touch.


patriotic


Are there any other trivial things you'd like to complain about?


Quoting Kate_Momof3:


So it's not a direct quote, it's a paraphrase of a translation of another person's work.


In other words, he didn't say it.


Quoting imamomzilla:


 Kate:


This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"


(monticello. org)




 

 

broncfan
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM
3 moms liked this

Zilla, try this one, it is one of my favs.  Often credit is given to Lincoln but are the words of W.J. Boetcher and repeated by Ronald Reagan at a RNC convention.

 

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
  • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
  •  

    and btw, I like your siggy quote

    imamomzilla
    by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    4 moms liked this

     Thanks.I thought it was Lincoln and have used it as a siggy for a while.

    :-)

    Think I'll keep using it just to piss some people off. LOL

    Quoting broncfan:

    Zilla, try this one, it is one of my favs.  Often credit is given to Lincoln but are the words of W.J. Boetcher and repeated by Ronald Reagan at a RNC convention.

     

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
  • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
  •  

    and btw, I like your siggy quote

     

    "You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." --Abraham Lincoln

    Jambo4
    by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    2 moms liked this

    I'd figure this would bother you at all if you don't mind Obama trampling all over the Constitution.

    Quoting Kate_Momof3:

    You think it's trivial to misquote and misrepresent one of our country's founding fathers. I don't.

    Quoting imamomzilla:

     Yea, well most people aren't capable of critical thinking, so I'll just let it remain. The flag background is a nice touch.


    patriotic


    Are there any other trivial things you'd like to complain about?


    Quoting Kate_Momof3:


    So it's not a direct quote, it's a paraphrase of a translation of another person's work.


    In other words, he didn't say it.


    Quoting imamomzilla:


     Kate:


    This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"


    (monticello. org)




     


    Think of the little ones... Americans can't bear another 4 years of Obama!
     
    Speak out, all Mama Bears on behalf of our children! 

    gsprofval
    by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    2 moms liked this

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. 
    Winston Churchill 

    imamomzilla
    by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    1 mom liked this

     high five

    Quoting Jambo4:

    I'd figure this would bother you at all if you don't mind Obama trampling all over the Constitution.

    Quoting Kate_Momof3:

    You think it's trivial to misquote and misrepresent one of our country's founding fathers. I don't.

    Quoting imamomzilla:

     Yea, well most people aren't capable of critical thinking, so I'll just let it remain. The flag background is a nice touch.


    patriotic


    Are there any other trivial things you'd like to complain about?


    Quoting Kate_Momof3:


    So it's not a direct quote, it's a paraphrase of a translation of another person's work.


    In other words, he didn't say it.


    Quoting imamomzilla:


     Kate:


    This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It bears a very vague resemblance to Jefferson's comment in a prospectus for his translation of Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy: "To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, —the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, & the fruits acquired by it.'"


    (monticello. org)




     


     

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