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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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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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Romney on "Getting Immigration Right": "What you have to do in order to compete is reform our immigration laws to bring in more of the brains from around the world, eliminate the waste in our government. Immigration has been an important part of our nation's success. The current system, however, puts up a concrete wall to the best and brightest, yet those without skill or education are able to walk across the border. We must reform the current immigration laws so we can secure our borders and increase legal immigration into America."

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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The brains from around the world are willing to work for less money, even in America.

American labor is not competitive- MR can not single handedly change that-

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I'm not more worried about anything. Honestly, you can knock that shit off.

Zilla's being an ignoramus and you're backing her up on it.

SSDD.

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting Kate_Momof3:

So misquoting Jefferson is "trivial"...

Hmmm...

I don't think it's the triviality of lying about a source that has sent this country to hell in a handbasket,  it's the ignorance. 

I find it interesting how much you all distain real knowledge. You'd rather just stick with the story you've been told.

BAAAAAAAAAAA!

Bo Peep is calling, you're wanted back with the flock.

Quoting Ednarooni160:


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)


 

It's a lot of  the trivial crap/political correctness/etc.. that has put our country in hell and a handbasket (imo)..


You are more worried about a quote than you are about what's happening in this country and OUT of this country.. Do yourself a favor and take those rose colored glasses that you have on OFF.


Jambo4
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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No... I just find it funny that rather than talk about the OP, you decided to try misdirection. wink mini

The fact of the matter is quotes get quoted and attributed to the wrong people all the time.. no biggy.  The fact that you wish to focus on it, is really kinda sad, IMO.

(btw.. glad to here you respect the Constitution angel mini)

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

So misquoting Jefferson is "trivial"...

Hmmm...

I don't think it's the triviality of lying about a source that has sent this country to hell in a handbasket,  it's the ignorance. 

I find it interesting how much you all distain real knowledge. You'd rather just stick with the story you've been told.

BAAAAAAAAAAA!

Bo Peep is calling, you're wanted back with the flock.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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Quoting Kate_Momof3:

I'm not more worried about anything. Honestly, you can knock that shit off.

Zilla's being an ignoramus and you're backing her up on it.

SSDD.

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting Kate_Momof3:

So misquoting Jefferson is "trivial"...

Hmmm...

I don't think it's the triviality of lying about a source that has sent this country to hell in a handbasket,  it's the ignorance. 

I find it interesting how much you all distain real knowledge. You'd rather just stick with the story you've been told.

BAAAAAAAAAAA!

Bo Peep is calling, you're wanted back with the flock.

Quoting Ednarooni160:


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)


 

It's a lot of  the trivial crap/political correctness/etc.. that has put our country in hell and a handbasket (imo)..


You are more worried about a quote than you are about what's happening in this country and OUT of this country.. Do yourself a favor and take those rose colored glasses that you have on OFF.


Oh PULEEEASE..your "TOUGH act is getting old..seriously.. 

MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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Hi,

The fact is when you have inherited a deficit to the extent of one the republican Bush administration left behind...uhmm....you may need to tweak a few things....and this is called SURVIVAL...not lies(unlike the bs Romney is selling)

.When you are president you need to do what you need to do..... to avoid a reccession.... that would no doubt turn into a depression should government assistance be dropped.

May I also remind you that we got into this economy debt because majorly because of 2 wars that has costed over 2billion dollars a day for 11years!!Romney wants to put more money into the military but yet could care less about the programs and services to care for them when they return home after serving our country, and cut government,high tax the middle class,make the poor homeless,leave the elderly with no medicare,leave moms with disabled children with no medicaid,stop our graduates from getting loans,stop educational rograms like head start,no child left behind,lunch programs,and pell grants.

All because we are all lazy moochers dependent on government!!

Let me say this.I am 45 years old.I have lived a little.I am not impressed by show Romney is giving.I want the truth....not lies.I have got 2 kids...one in college...one on the way...I dont have $40,000 sitting is savings for student loans.One elderly mil on medicare.A family member disabled on medicaid,my dh could have lost his job,we almost lost our home.

Do you know what programs helped my middle class family!!!!!

President Obama....

sell your republican talk....but I have walked the walk and Obamacare was there!

~Tia

MidwestMama55
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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Wow. Lots of spirited debate! That's a good thing.  I think it is pretty clear that our Founding Fathers never intended redistribution of wealth. The pilgrims tried the whole socialism thing (community work, community shares in the goods).  The results was they almost died out because as human nature always dictates, some were working hard, more were taking advantage of those who were working hard. They scrapped their old plan, and gave each family their own plot of land, for which they were completely responsible. What they produced was completely theirs. THIS is what caused them to flourish. Unfortunately these facts have slowly but surely disappeared from history books, as it fails the political correctness test.

MidwestMama55
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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I particularly like #8. When I was younger, I was a database specialist working for a large social service agency in the worst part of the city.  One of the systems I was responsible for tracked and managed people "on the programs".  I sat through meeting after meeting where folks brainstormed how to get more people "on the dole".  More folks on the dole meant more funding. One day. I stood up and innocently asked the following question:  "If we are really trying to help these people, shouldn't we measure success by how many we have helped who no long need it, rather than how many people we can continue adding?"  After they all stared at me as if I was speaking Russian, I knew it was time for me to seek other employment.  There was NOBODY in that room that thought our goal should ever be to get people self-sufficient. Bleeding heart liberalism at its finest.  I never forgot that moment, and never voted Democrat again.

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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Quoting MidwestMama55:

Wow. Lots of spirited debate! That's a good thing.  I think it is pretty clear that our Founding Fathers never intended redistribution of wealth. The pilgrims tried the whole socialism thing (community work, community shares in the goods).  The results was they almost died out because as human nature always dictates, some were working hard, more were taking advantage of those who were working hard. They scrapped their old plan, and gave each family their own plot of land, for which they were completely responsible. What they produced was completely theirs. THIS is what caused them to flourish. Unfortunately these facts have slowly but surely disappeared from history books, as it fails the political correctness test.

Nicely put!

Welcome to the group! big smile mini

annabl1970
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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"GAVE each family thier own plot of land" , so they didn't earn it? sure looks like capitalism to me...


Quoting MidwestMama55:

Wow. Lots of spirited debate! That's a good thing.  I think it is pretty clear that our Founding Fathers never intended redistribution of wealth. The pilgrims tried the whole socialism thing (community work, community shares in the goods).  The results was they almost died out because as human nature always dictates, some were working hard, more were taking advantage of those who were working hard. They scrapped their old plan, and gave each family their own plot of land, for which they were completely responsible. What they produced was completely theirs. THIS is what caused them to flourish. Unfortunately these facts have slowly but surely disappeared from history books, as it fails the political correctness test.


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