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Romney-Ryan best for future American dream

Four years ago, we thought Barack Obama could help break the nation's political deadlock ... We were wrong

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Robin

So your main point is that because of partisanship and because of “ the deadlock and malice that has marred our political landscape" we need to vote for Romney-Ryan.

This means during the next legislative session if the leaders of the Democratic Party announce that their one and only priority it to make Romney a one term president. Then proceed to filibuster, vote down, and effectively bring the Congress to it's knees we will then need to vote for the Democratic nominee.

tapdinmac

Anti-government Republicans think if they vote for the richest guy, that they'll get rich too (bahahaha!). Actually, most Americans have a better chance of improving their financial situation under Democratic admininstrations....look at U.S. history. Also, if you like no regulations, small gov; then you won't mind more instances of getting a little meningitis w/ your expensive steroid inj., pollution in your air and water. Who's going to pay for Romney/Ryan's increased defense budget (yes, folks, more desert wars on the way!) while they give even more tax breaks to the wealthiest few?? Yep, the middle class.....or we have to jeopardize all those "evil" government programs like PERS pensions, farm subsidies, Head Start just to begin with....then watch out Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. If congress is led by Democrats in the House and Senate, then Romney/Ryan's fiscal plans might be kept in check...but back to your "gridlock". Obama/Biden 2012

retiredbs

I feel many Obama supporters in 2008 are having buyer's remorse. Think about this for a minute; if you voted for Obama in 2008, you voted for a person who had zero years of experience managing a business, zero years of experience as an executive in government, and only minimal experience as a state and federal senator. If you had millions of your own money, would you trust it to a person with his experience? In my opinion, you got what you voted for. Obama is a great speaker and likable, but he is no administrator. He had total control of the government for his first two years and managed to cause nothing but hate and discontent. In four years he has not managed to have a single budget pass the senate. His last submitted budget received not a single yes vote from R's or D's. Our unemployment has remained very high, our debt has raised by 5 trillion, and more people are on food stamps and in poverty since he was elected. What do you expect when we as voters voted for a person who was, by any measure not fit or prepared to lead the largest economy in the world. I for one did not vote for him in 2008 and will not in 2012. People need to vote for reasons other than to be part of history.

WorkingforaLiving

@tapdinmac - Wow, a little bitter are we? The candidate just happens to be rich. The richest was not chosen as a strategy. The candidate is also an extremely generous man in his personal life and has done some very good things in the state of Massachusetts and the country. He is presidential and articulate and can begin to heal this divided country. Private sector is not a bad thing and maybe it's time to get responsible and get this country back in order financially. Your president (POS) is a disaster and you'll find out you're in the minority when he's voted out of office in 16 days. A lot of people bit off on the Hope and Change he was spewing in his last election. He's an embarrassment, has no experience doing anything and somehow conned his way into office. Foreign affairs? Fiscal responsibility? Have we had a budget since he's been in office? He's nothing more than an entertainer who has been throwing our money at lost causes and has not been taking the job seriously. It's time for him to go. Refer to the comments above by retiredbs who stated the facts very well.

Dances with Redwoods

"It's time for him to go."

I agree.

Don Dix

tapdinmac wrote -- "Anti-government Republicans think if they vote for the richest guy, that they'll get rich too (bahahaha!). Actually, most Americans have a better chance of improving their financial situation under Democratic admininstrations....look at U.S. history."

Do you really believe the average American has improved his/her financial situation in the last 4 years? Didn't think so.

But some did quite well financially. U.S. history since 2008 -- When Obama took office, his net worth was something near $1.3 M. Today his net worth is over $11M.

It appears Americans settled for hope, and Obama kept the change. ;)

tapdinmac

Seriously?? Four years ago, President Bush was pleading with congress to issue a massive bailout (TARP) to save the American economy from literally falling off a cliff!! Economists generally agree that our great recession was caused by deregulation of the housing/ lending industry....that went from boom to bust; caused by eight years of a Republican administration ignoring complete corruption and deceptive practices. After Obama was elected, he had a congressional majority for only 72 days. Then it was obstruction/ filibusters from then on.....it is amazing the Democrats were able to accomplish anything! The list is long.....

WorkingforaLiving

@tapdinmac - You're right, there is enough blame to go around on both sides but don't even think about blaming the housing collapse on Bush since it all started under Clinton when they were recklessly handing out mortgages and loans to people who were in no way able to handle them or were truly qualified for them. (Dodd/Frank) Try reading 'Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Created the Worst Financial Crisis of our Time'.

And how much money does GM still owe this country from their 'bailout'? Try $35 billion. Solyndra debacle and on and on and on . . .

It's time to quit the blaming and finger pointing and work toward a positive solution for all Americans. The next generations are stuck with paying for something they didn't create.

tapdinmac

We agree, "It's time to quit blaming and finger pointing and work toward a positive solution for all Americans" ! My suggestions include quit watching cable "news" programs and listening to inflammatory biased talk radio. Most of the content is polluted (non-factual). Corporations paying wealthy spokesmen/women to convince the middle-class listeners to blame all our problems on the poor. Sadly, ones religious beliefs are also being used as a corporate tool to control the electorate to retain power. I feel that a Romney/Ryan administration will only exacerbate the intense partisanship not tame it.

Kona



tapdinmac,

You said, "I feel that a Romney/Ryan administration will only exacerbate the intense partisanship not tame it".

Isn't that exactly what happened during the Obama Administration? I really doubt that either party has the answer. The whole vote centers on whether a person believes in bigger government roles for individuals, or smaller roles and more reliance on the individual's efforts.

Jay-bee

I'm voting for Hank Williams Jr.

tapdinmac

Neither Romney nor Ryan has revealed what will be in their tax plan to reduce the size of government except that there will be historic tax cuts for the wealthiest. In interviews, they have not admitted or denied specifics such as: removal of the mortgage interest deduction, child deductions or earned income deductions that many Americans rely on to reduce their tax bill. They refer to these as loopholes...say what?? What about reducing that deficit? Plutocracy here we come......make Limbaugh and company happy. I'll be voting for fairness:Obama 2012.

retiredbs

Tapdinmac, you really should watch the debates before commenting. Or if you did watch the debates, start telling the truth! On several occasions Romney has said he would be in favor of a cap on deductions, ie $25k or $30k and you as the filer would choose what you would deduct. He also said the deductions for the wealthy would not be increased. I see the incredible divide of our political system which exists today a direct result of the far right and the far left. We need to be governed by the center and in my opinion, economic issues are the first priority. Because if you are not working and are hungry, losing your home, or going further in debt, side issues don't really matter!

Don Dix

tapdnimac,

If most economists agree that the recession was caused by deregulation of the mortgage industry, then you must also consider when that action occurred.

Robert Rubin, then Sec. of Treasury, lobbied hard and long for Clinton to sign a partial repeal of Glass-Steagall. Clinton signed in 1999, and not so coincidently Rubin was soon named chairman of Citigroup. Does this raise any questions? Ethics? Insider knowledge? Paybacks for favors?

In my opinion Bush was a total dufus, but he and the Reps did not start the ball rolling. Blaming everything on Bush seems to be a common liberal mantra, but it in no way refutes the facts surrounding the housing bubble collapse.

retiredbs has it correct -- we need to be governed by and from the center. Neither Obama nor Romney is even close -- and under those circumstances, their respective party would immediately find them a comfortable seat -- under the bus.



nuffsaid

tapdinmac, regardless of who started it and who kept it going long enough to put us into this mess I can't help but think that Obama's "cash for clunkers", "Solyndra", 16 trillion in debt, 2 years of Democratic control of the
WH and both congress and the senate yielded no budgets, laws that were passed before anyone knew what was in them, Harry and Nancy spending our money flying around the world in Air Force jets while condemning private businessmen for doing that with their own money and so much corruption from the AG and DOJ is is unbelievable how anyone could want more! Now we have the "peacemaker" Obama taking credit for winning (?) a war Bush actually won and his continued use of weapons of destruction that is killing our service men and women while they are only trying to stay alive until Obama's announced day of retreat and defeat. Add to that the Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers and other post terriorists who have never held a private sector job and you want more? A guy who has no real world experience and has embarrassed the US in front of the whole world as the terrorists are reloading and coming back for another piece of us. What a world this will be if he is given 4 more years. The least it will cause us is to be Greece II if we are left anything at all. Why can't we drill as we are paying Hugo Chavez to drill? Why is gas so high? Go ahead and vote but try and use some simple history before you fill in the block.

tapdinmac

"nuffsaid", You may enjoy expanding your horizons and getting your "news" from a source other than cable's FOX. Several of your parroted talking points are redundant at best and nonfactual at worst.....yawn.....Obama2012 !

WorkingforaLiving

@ tapdinmac - Your lectures are becoming boring. It's your choice to vote for the POS again and it's our choice not to. Unfortunately, the mess he's made and the division he's caused is going to take a long time to clean up.

skull crusher

Romney is a douche! A newspaper should stay impartial in my opinion!

Dances with Redwoods

And your opinion of Obama would be?

I don't believe you'll see it being adopted as a campaign slogan anytime soon, but, Just maybe, you're on to something skull crusher. Maybe that's just what this country needs, a good douching!

So, I agree, vote for Mitt Romney, and let's get that job done.



NewYorkerAtHeart

I will NEVER vote for Romney! I can't even imagine why ANY woman would vote for him! Personally, I would vote for Jill Stein, but I know that would be a waste of my vote. So I'm voting for Obama again.

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