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Mitt Romney. Could anybody be more clueless? 47 percent of Americans are hopeless wastrels, says he. That's why we want to get our hands on all your off shore accounts, Mitt. We want to tax them so that we can lie around all day and do nothing but eat Cheetoes and laugh at you. Ahahahahaha! At YOU, Willard Mitt Romney. Quick!  Fire somebody  so you can feel better.

 


LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 17 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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To answer your question, of course! YOU, for example, are far, far more clueless than Mitt Romney could ever be.

Huh?

Well...at least you are honest about it.

These comments in support of Romney and his sentiments are hilarious. A lot of corporate honchos on Romney's level actually believe that a huge part of society are leeches. Go ahead and defend Romney. He certainly feels that way about many who voted for him.

Southeast must really be a die hard supporter. This group has been way off the radar. He must have searched Romney\'s name. That\'s what I call wild crazy, Crazy .

I don\'t know this se\'s circumstances, but a lot of people who earn less than $25k a year, live in government housing ans who children receive free or reduced school lunches identify with the wealthy. They are of the opinion they could join the wealthy they idolize. The system has been so thoroughly gamed that the majority of wealth in the US is inherited. Very, very rarely does someone become wealthy through personal or business acumen.

Everyone has pipe dreams and dreams do come true. But I suspect too many wheelers and wealthy dealers have bent ethical standards to get where they are....have you seen Blue Jasmine, Woody allens\' latest?. Wow! People were laughing in the audience, at what I don\'t know because I sat there devastated by Cate Blanchetts\' performance....gut wrenching.....about her downfall....probably deserved.....I\'m running on a tangent now thinking back to it.....but more on topic.... Its just too sad to realize how hard it is for people to rise into the middle class nowadays. Never mind aspire to wealth.

No it isn't. There have been more millionaires created under the Clinton admin than ever before in history. None of them 'inherited' their fortunes, they created them through imagination, innovation and hard work. Oh yeah, I forgot, you people haven't a clue what any of that is.

"we" people never bathe either so shove your nose higher in the air, bub, or you might get a walloping whiff of one of us .

And watch where you step. Anyone can slip.

Indeed, that is definitely a serious risk!

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It doesn't matter whether you are Republican, Democrat, independent, or apolitical, if you don't think a large portion of U.S. citizens want freebees, you are delusional. I'm not talking about retirement or Veterans' benefits or the like either. I'm talking about people who were born in the U.S. and have done nothing positive for their community or country. I've know people personally, and I've prosecuted others professionally, who fall into this category. 47% is too high, but I worked in a city where around 45% never graduated high school and the unemployment rate was similar. Yet, those same dropouts loved their government checks. As a side note, they also leached off of their girlfriends who actually worked and went to school.

How awful to despise almost half of humanity. Is your face composed in a constant sneer?

What's worse is that you despise him even more than you surmise that he despises the ne'er do well leaches you love so much.

Its funny how politics work. Honestly, its the truth that Romney was never significant enough to be dispicable. He still isn't. Its hard to despise the fading memory of a blip on the radar.

Making an honest statement is a far cry from despising what you describe.

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You have no clue on what you are saying. Shut the hell up and we all would be bett4er off. Romney is a real man and Obama is not and never has been nor is he a real leader of the free world.

A "free" world would need to hold an election to choose a leader and,as far as I know, there are no plans for that. May your child be blessed with good health and disposition.

"And disposition." Annie, you crack me up.

Long time no read! Good to see you, Eve. : )

I need to get in more often. ;)

Eve has a lot going on in RL. I am glad to see back here too.

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That, of course, is a lie. He never said that. He truly has respect for everyone, unlike the pathetic little man in the White House.

Hey, thanks so much for this comment and for pointing me back here. I love that song!

I'm just going to say this. The lesser of two evils is Mitt Romney. I want a President who gives to those that deserve rather than those who do nothing. I also want a President that does not strategically grant amnesty to illegal immigrants just to get their votes. I want a President that's for Capitalism, which is how this country was built. I want a President that cares about the military and does not cut their budgets back. (FACT: Military tour time was cut from 12 months to 9 months so that they do not have to pay for mandatory leave after their tour. Also it cut back on other military services that soldiers need.) I want a President that does not need a telepromter. I want a President that is worthy of this country and its people. Mitt Romney did say 47% of Americans do not pay Federal income taxes and it is the truth. He said nothing about people being lazy. I will say some of the Obama generation is looking for hand outs because he just seems to think flinging money all over will make this economy better which is not the case.

Hello? Watcha talkin? Obama did not create welfare. And I've driven a school bus for twenty years. The most respectful, friendliest students have been the immigrants. Bar none. They come on the bus laden down with books. sit in the back and study or have friendly conversations and never get into fights or cause trouble. They are motivated. They speak about their parents with admiration and respect!!!! "Mom said this. Dad did that." They talk like this about them all the time! They blow me away. If we lose this generation back to their home countries, we are losing treasures and will be lesser by far for their going. President Obama has as a main goal of his administration to aid the Veterans coming back from these wars and he is doing so. The waste of the Defense Department in all other matters is legendary. They can get by with less. President Bush used a flip book for his speeches. ITs so funny to recall. Each cardboard page had maybe three sentences at the most on them. He'd read the sentences then flick the page with a smirk on his face...."nailed it" President Obama is a normal person, from a normal background, and with normal interests and valures. Mitt Romney has lived in a cocoon of privledge and had a distorted experience of life that is foreign to 99 percent of the rest of us. I don't know who you hang out with, but everybody in my life is doing the job of two people and being paid the same salary. The lazy people are those who send the maid down to pick up the annuity and dividend checks in the mail box. Thank you for the read. Vote Obama

Obama created his own special kind of welfare. more people on unemployment than ever before in the history of our nation...10% have given up looking for jobs - ever, in addition to the 9% who are still trying. Food stamps recipients have qradrupled in just five years. The national debt has doubled in just five years. ?Soon printed dollars will not buy ****. Foreign governments are already working on a new international monetary standard. When that happens, you'll need a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread.

The problem with all you lazy *** fools is that you just don't get the catastrophic nature of Obama's socialist agenda. You are pathetic. I can't wait to see you living under bridges and eating out of dumpsters. It's coming. And YOU voted for it.

What I find funny about your reply is none of it has any basis or facts at all. You are using pure opinion fed to you by the liberal media. Mitt Romney may not be the best candidate but he's better than a man that is ruining our country piece by piece with his tyrannical form of governing. Did you know that the state Mitt comes from is not in the red like most of the country? So obviously their part of the government is doing something right. Did you also know that Obama has put this country trillions of dollars into debt, which is more than all previous presidents combined? Did you know that when it comes to military you have no idea what you are talking about because military can barely get by as it is right now? I'm a military wife, I know what Obama's budget cuts do first hand. By the way I never said anything about 'immigrants' I said ILLEGAL immigrants but you were reading between the lines. Illegals take from this country, they have no right. Americans who work hard deserve what they get. People who come to this country should go through the red tape. It is not a right to be here, it is a priviledge. Illegals take away our hard earned tax dollars because they cannot afford medications, surgeries, and alike so we end up stuck with their bill. The same goes for those Americans feeding on Obama's handouts. His health insurance bill is going to sink this country and MY children and grandchildren will be paying for it. President Bush may not have been the most amazing President this country has ever had and saying things like you did about him just make you look ignorant and uninformed. The reason he spoke the way he did was because he had poor diction and two over lapping accents. Not every President is a wonderful speaker and a large majority of them have their speeches written by other people. If you really listen to anything Obama says there is nothing actually said. It is all a ring around the rosy game with him, say what you want to here kind of speeches. Some people are not good at memorizing I know that buy I know a 7th grade girl who memorized Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech and spoke it to a school. Obama's platform is weak and no one really knows what it is about. The "lazy" people Mitt was talking about were the generation about my age and a generation before that. The percentage of people living off of this country is astounding. People on SSI and/or SSD are often in need of it. It is very hard to get, since you have to jump through hoops and go through a lot of red tape. He means people that are on welfare because they do not want to get a job or think they cannot due to the economy. The funny thing is there are tons of services that they can go thought to get a job. No excuse to say you cannot afford school, not with the amount of grants, scholarships, and financial aid out there these days. Temp agencies, it may not be a permanent job but it can step a person up until they have enough experience to get a permanent one. Job councils, they prepare people who have little to no work experience and help them to build the skills they would need for a job. Another problem is a lot of these welfare people have children, what they do not realize is there is often low incmore or free childcare available to them. So try giving me fact that Obama is a good choice, I do not want "here say" or "CNN said". I want research.

In that case, can you give us somewhere to look up all the stuff you just mentioned in your "opinion"? After all, your not actually IN the military as I was. And I had a wife as well when I was in and she never really found herself to be an "expert" on the military. So let's get busy my friend. I'm ready to be "enlightened"!

You 'were' in the military, you are not now as far I read? Were you out before or after Obama came into office?
I never said I was an expert, just because I may not be "in" the military does not mean I do not keep myself informed on what is going on with it. I never really cared about politics until I realized what Obama was doing to our country and our military. If Obama is providing more services for our Veterans that is neat but he is cutting back on the military that is still serving and that is a problem. They deserve respect as well because even when their comrades are deployed, they stay back and have their back and protect our homefront.
Also, very little of that was "my opinion", it was a break down of facts I have come across while reading about what is going on in our country right now.
I stated my facts so I do not understand how you can be further enlightened with what Obama had done to our military.

Actually, Obama has cut spending on VA hospitals and veterans' health care. It is a fact and you can look it up. Do your own damn homework. Hint, CNN and NBC are owned lock stock and barrel by the Democrat Party. The presidents of both organizations have family members working in the Obama whitehouse. that ain't for nothing.

The military guy's allegiance to Obama is too funny considering that the Democrat Party tried to have military absentee votes in thrown out in 2012, same as Gore tried in 2000. Too funny that you think Obama is looking out for you. Hilarious in fact.

Oh, I'll get you some links to read up. It'll take me a bit since I do not remember, off hand what books, articles, and other forms of relatively unbiased information.

Cclay, you have ten times the fortitude I do. This Lizzy Lady has her mind and sensibilities made up. I hate talking "at" people like this....it really feels like talking to a wall and she should feel the same way. Lizzy? I honestly can't bear to hear how you think. Honey, good luck and may all your fears be for naught.

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=f40c9c99-83da-4b26-b134-c0554bae4e05

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/02/military-budget-break-faith-troops-families-022812w/

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/08/army-nine-month-deployments-080511w/


Annie, funny thing is, I'm talking "at" you. I provided facts, if you provide me with facts I might take your reasoning into consideration. I refuse to be blinded by smooth words with no action to go with them.

Good for you. That's how it should be.

Lizzy, there is a real danger that drastic cuts to the defense budget are going to happen automatically. This is because of a legislated trick the House Republicans employed and voted for called sequestration. During the last budget impasse, they passed the debt ceiling only under the conditions that when the next ceiling came up, if cuts were not made...automatic severe cuts would go into effect ....this is the so called "fiscal cliff" and it is a form of Republican fiscal blackmail. You can lay the blame totally on their laps.

As opposed to Democrat fiscal suicide. Swig that Kool-aide, Annie.

Where did you get your information? I would like to read it.

Oh for heaven's sake....its common knowledge! I read the NYtimes everyday. Listen to NPR news. Watch public tv. I subscribe to newsfeeds. I check out google news daily etc etc. You're young, not every occurence in the world needs to be fit into neat little categories.....conservative or not. But in this case, the conservatives held up the debt discussion because they were having hissy fits against the idea of the rich paying as much taxes as they did before Bush cut them and that's the God's honest truth.....look it up. The Defense Dept is being cut because The Republican Congress are intractable.

NYT & NPR are NOT authoritative un-biased sources. No self-respecting scholar would ever quote either of these Democrat propaganda organs.

Americanprogress is a known communist front organization registered with the FBI.

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I think he is about to beat Bush's stupidity! He should just be elected, start a war on Iran, and then he will be officially in a competition with Bush!

Warmongers. Have you been monitoring Fox news? Holy Macaroni! They are back to full out war propoganda mode. Romney and Bibi would make a great pair, wouldn't they? THe two horseman of the apocalpyse.....Mayan predictions....here we come! *Please, in the name of God, I can't look at a President who self tans for four years. His dyed black hair with those little white tuffs of "wisdom grey" at his temples? Awful.

Looks like conservatives will have the last laugh...we're getting ready to get into a shooting war with Syria and Russia. Gee, thanks Obama and your idiotic supporters.

These conservatives are hilarious! Their fabricated talking points are flung around like poo near a money cage. They don't have any real arguments so they toss around what ever plops out of Limbaugh's rear.

Limbaugh is a snake oil salesman. I love how his listeners proudly declare themselves " his dittoheads" Do they understand what they are calling themselves? They are automatons. Their minds make carbon copies of his newest spins. "Mega dittoes, Rush."

I'll respond somewhat to everyone here in this separate comment although it will be just like smashing my head up against a brick wall:

A Considered Point: Capitalism is a wonderful thing. Businesses exist for the purpose of making a profit. Unprofitable businesses fail and do no one anywhere any good at all.

A Considered Point: I am a democrat. I believe that an ethical and competent federal goverment is not only achievable , it is necessary for a civilized society.

A Considered Point: The free market is not all its made up to be . Irrational exuberance and plain ordinary fraud have crashed this economy time and time and time again. Goverment is necessary to regulate our markets.

A Considered Point: Mitt Romney is a corporate raider. He has made his fortune by working the system. He believes this system needs no regulations....He is wrong.

Now, go ahead. INsult me. IT doesn't effect me at all. I don't know any of you people! WHy would I care?

OH, and last but not least. Taxes are not such an awful thing. I won't tell you our rate, Its pretty high....we hit the sweet spot and don't use accountants and I don't care because we work to make our livings and then value life and living much more than the almighty dollar..... there I have spoken. Don't bother to show me the error of my ways. My values are set in stone.

haha - - he do provide a great deal of ammo, don't he??

: )

To tomsahorndog...."The tax returns are OUT!".?.......Bullshit!...All that came out was his 2011 tax return.....He still hasn't released returns for the past 10 yeas, which his father did when he ran for president...Even George W. .Bush released 10 years of his tax returns......Next time, get your facts straight!

At Sep 23, 2012, Romney's 2011 return was already released BEFORE the due date. Not so with Obama's. Here we are, April 2014, still no Obama return. No Obama birth certificate. No Obama college transcripts. No Obama accounting for how he paid for a $500,000 college education.

No one is hiding the full transcript. It is out there on MSNBC as well as elsewhere. He wants to help those poor falsely entitled people who think of themselves as victims to have jobs? As though a lot of them don't? Could he be more patronizing?

He revealed himself, his real attitude about class. And if you want to talk about entitlements, let's talk about the entitlement of many of the wealthy in this country, the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney being prime examples of such.

These falsely entitled lazy people do NOT PAY INCOME TAXES, Eve! Don't you understand.... what nerve they have! The deserving are those who PAY INCOME TAXES! That's the barometer. The more INCOME TAXES you pay, the worthier you are. INCOME TAXES determine who or who is not worthy of Mitt Romney's executive considerations. Mitt Romney is a tool. And, by the way, where are his income tax returns. HUH?

Where are Obama's? Huh?

Like it or not, taxes fuel this country. People who pay taxes are deserving of more consideration that those who subsist on wine and welfare checks.

What hypocrisy! Let's just ignore the over-all tax burden of payroll taxes, state income tax, and sales tax as a percentage of total income paid to taxes. And the military in combat zones, let's make them pay more taxes--the lazy bums! Grandma could kick in a little more from her nursing home--Come on!

And he thinks giving us more info from his 2011 return is enough. He lives in such a bubble that he doesn't know how far off the mark he is.

All of the taxces you mentioned are self-serving taxes...they simply pay for a protion of the services these people use, and not a very big portion at that. None of those taxes go to pay for infrastructure, national defense, interest on national debt, or anything else that doesn't come directly back to them. The point is, the 47% don't pay enough taxes to cover their own benefits, which is why the 53% have to pay into the general fund to cover the shortfall. any citizen who doesn't make a contribution to the costs of keeping this nation moving doesn't deserve to vote since they have no 'skin' in the game.

You're so right. And he's so wrong for us. Eve, how can we let them write in the history books that we experienced one of the worst economic collapses of our history, then turned around and voted in as President one of the biggest winners of the financial industry that caused it! We'll look like that idiots that WE are.

I suppose you are referring the the Lehman Bros execs that got fat cushy jobs in the Obama whitehosue after running off with billions in bonuses paid from 'stimulus' funds written on the backs of the working class. Your ignorance of the machinations of the Democrat Party power brokers amazes me.

you got that right

Really? How about George Soros. He's richer than the Koch brothers could dream of being. He bought the Democratic Party for Obama. He personally put up a billion dollars to get him elected in 2008. Soros made his money in hedge funds, same as Romney. Guess that's like Halliburton. Clinton lets no-bid contract to Halliburton during the Balkan War, that's a good thing. Bush admin lets a no-bid contract to Halliburton during the 2nd Gulf War, that's a bad thing. Soros gets rich In hedge funds and buying and stripping failing companies, that's a good thing. Romney gets rich through hedge funds and buying and stripping assets from failing companies, that's a bad thing. You Democrats are nothing if not hypocrites. You have mastered the art of duplicity and ignorance.

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Hmmm...I believe what he said was that 47% of Americans do not pay federal income taxes. Actually, the real number is about 49%. I actually listened to what Romney said, and he merely stated a fact. He certainly did not insiuate that the non-tax paying community was lazy. Only the left-wing media spins this in the manner you describe.

Romney is pointing out a problem. Government continues to grow, requiring more tax dollars to operate. Yet fewer people are employed than before Obama took office - i.e. the tax base is shrinking. Additionally, there are more people are dependent on government assistance today than ever before. It's really very simple - it's an unsustainable approach. Want to raise taxes on the rich? Afterall...that is the Obama mantra. The part that Obama doesn't tell you is that tax hikes on the rich will add 10s of billions in revenue (maybe) when the government is spending trillions. It doesn't solve the problem. It only makes those that hate the rich feel better that the gov't. is sticking it "to the man."

BTW - I am not rich, and make no where near $250K per year. I'm a middle class citizen.

I believe Obama will raise everyone's taxes...maybe not our federal income taxes, but there are many other forms of tax increases.

He said they felt entitled. He said they expected their food, housing and medical needs attended to. He said he could not worry about them. He is an idiot and will not be President.

Which is true. I find no fault in his comments. They are true.

The tax base is shrinking and unemployment is rising because the holders of capital, those who are sitting on piles of wealth..... people like Master Romney, have figured out that labor is nothing more than a cost in the pursuit of wealth. The rich don't need the rest of us, dear, and Mr. Romney is at least honest about it.

No, it is because people stopped working. The Dept of Interior posts signs in every national park asking people to not feed the bears lest they become dependent on the handouts and forget how to fend for themselves. Too bad the same bureaucrats can't figure out that Pavlov's theory applies to all creatures of the animal kingdom.

Idiot.

With all due respect, you are wrong. The tax base is shrinking because fewer and fewer people have jobs. Those companies that are "sitting" on their money do so because of the economy is weak and because of anti-business policies created by the current administration. However, the biggest job creators aren't large companies, the biggest job creators are small businesses. And they AREN'T sitting on piles of money as the current administation wants you to believe. Small businesses aren't hiring because the economy is weak and their business simply is not growing.

My small business isn't hiring because we are apprehensive of Obama's health care law and its eventual impact on our business. Successful business owners don't take unreasonable risks...a concept that is lost on Cheetos-eating freeloaders.

Anti/business policies? Please, explain. The holders of capital are having childish hissy fits because they are afeared.....of shadows!. Thanks for the respect. I appreciate it....we live on two different planets....thanks for visiting planet normal people. : )

What to **** would a freeloader like you know about business risks?

Listen, we need a job bill. Tell your buddies in Congress to sign up. We're going to reward the job creators, penalize those who hire overseas. Get on board, Righties. Obstruction is counterproductive

Tell that to GE, the biggest tax dodge in the US and a 100% supporter of Obama. GE shipped ore jobs overseas since 2008 that any other major corporation in the US, but....they own NBC and NBC execs have spouses that work in the Obama whitehouse. NBC is nothing more than the official propaganda organ of the Democrat Party, 100%. Silverspoon Ted Turner has been in the Democrat Party pockets since it began broadcasting. None of these people have ever had real jobs. Obama hasn't worked a single day in his 50 years on this earth. How's he going to ever create any jobs.

And no - Romney did not say that about the 47%. What he said was that it would be better if people were employed so that they wouldn't have to rely on government assistance. He understands the importance of a safety net for those truly in need.

Regardless, I doubt seriously that Obama gets re-elected. Notice how Obama won't talk about his record, the economy, etc. Instead he and his administration focuses on trashing Romney, dividing the country by waging class warfare. It's Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Regan all over again!

Geeze, Romney flat out divided the country into two parts in that speech in front of his fellow fat cats! And admited that he will not be concerned with half of us! That's class war fare, plain and simple. You want to talk game? Jimmy CArter was a terrible politician... Obama is not, and he has President "Bubba" Clinton on the trail, schooling the nation .....Are you kidding me? I can't wait to see Michelle's Inaugaral Ball Gowns, the woman has impeccable taste.

Clinton 'schooling' the nation? On what, how to get ******** in the oval office. LMAO

You do know that you are bald-face lying, no? the media caused the controversy, Romney never said any of those things you falsely accuse him of. Typical Democrat...don't confuse them with the facts, their narrow minds are already made up.

That fat **** has impeccable taste? Good God woman, she's been a revolting embarrassment everywhere she has traveled across this planet. Laura Bush has more class in her toenail clippings than that fat pig will have in her entire lifetime.

YouTube? For real? Imbecile.

Get a clue, my leftist low sloping foreheaded friend. Jobs bill? Why in the Hell do we need the government to step in create jobs? Weren't jobs promised under the iniitial $787 billion stimulous? We were promised - pass the bill - and the unemployment rate won't go over 8%. It's still not under 8%.

As for anti-business policies...we have nixing the Keystone pipeline, the drilling moratorium off the Gulf Coast, wonderful energy boondoggles such as Solyndra, Ener 1, Beacon Power, Abound Solar, Spectra Watt, Eastern Energy. Then there is the whole health care fiasco. The selective bailouts of certain financial institutions, auto industry. Preferential treatment for labor unions and supporters. It is crony capitalism at it's best.

US Comptroller General testified before Congress that the Obama administration LOST THE MONEY!...they could not account for most of the $787 billion bailout. Typical Democrats, its OPM, why worry?

I'm sorry, my frontal lobe is too low...its obstructing my vision can't read your words of wisdom. oh well, its off to the clinic for free medical care! Tra la!

Don't forget your rabies shot.

Except that's never actually free. Someone actually has to pay for it. But I suppose you don't care...as long as it's not you.

I am a non caring low frontal lobe person. Yep. Got me pegged. : )

May the best man win.

Not a chance with this low-info, illegal alien-infested electorate. This will go down in history as the most corrupt election in the nation's history.

Try the full version of the video - it's 18 minutes, and not the edited version from Mother Jones and now on YouTube you have posted here. It will give you a little context of what Romney is actually saying. All of it is true, by the way...just not heartless as the left-wing has spun this.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-the-full-secret-video-of-romney-at-fundraiser-really-unedited/#

Stacy, I don't think these people understand that Mr Romney already paid income taxes on his money, & now every year he has to pay capitol gains taxes on any money that his investments make. Nor do they know that he saved the Salt Lake Olympics for free, he took no pay for that & when he was the Governor of MA he never got a paycheck for that job either & no one in the Mormon church gets paid for their ministry. Contrast that with the Congress & Senate. They have it written into a law that they voted on & passed that they get automatic pay raises. Not to mention that they know if they should buy or sell their investments based on pending legislation. If they have a bill before them that is going to award a big government contract to something like big pharma or a defense contractor they can run out & load up on the stock before the vote at the lower price & after the vote when the stock price spikes they can clean up. Harry Reed (president of the Senate) bought a junk partial of property in NV for $10K then voted to fund another bridge to no where through his new property & made it worth millions. This administrations policies have so devalued the American dollar that everything now cost more, which in simple terms that even most of these Romney bashers wont understand means we all have to pay a higher tax on the final tally. If the same grocery list used to cost $100 plus sales tax & it now cost $150 that means you are now having to pay sales tax on the additional $50. And truth be told the packages have gotten lighter. A pound is 16oz, when was the last time you saw a pound of Flodgers? They sell you 11.5 oz & it is still higher than a pound used to cost. I probably wouldn't even notice if I had an EBT card but I have to work & pay cash like you do. These people also haven't even looked at the Affordable Care Act, there are 20 new taxes in it that effect every one. There are new taxes on medical devices. What are they? Tooth brushes, band-aids, aspirin, tampons just to name a few. But President Obama says he will not raise the taxes on the poor by one penny. And we don't even want to talk about gas & electric rates that have gone up so much in the last three & one half years. I really wanted him to succeed as president, because that would hopefully help Americans succeed. I fully expected that the African American community would would take off like gang busters & prosper out pacing the white Americans. But just the opposite has happened. Unemployment in the black community is higher than it has been since the 50's. I am tired of being lied to by a President who is so in love with himself that he doesn't mind screwing all of his subjects. This is America damn it We are not slaves to the government, they work for us. Ever higher taxes to fund their lavish life style while we have to down size our live to bologna & peanut butter means they are now our Masters & we their slaves. I wish people would wake up & see it for what it is. But many on this thread get back every dollar they might have to pay in income taxes plus the EIC so they are taking more out of the piggy bank than they put in to begin with. They aren't smart enough to understand that if everybody did that there would be a whole lot of people who get nothing. Health care under Medicare & medicaid, EBT & welfare for those who are still able to work as well as those who would rather draw all 99 weeks of unemployment before they think of looking for a job & will even turn down good jobs unless the potential employer will pay them under the table where they can continue to get their unemployment. There are only 18 innumerated powers to the federal government in the Bill of Rights. They have crossed the line. OMG Obama Must GO!

YOU actually voted for Obama and expected change, and now you are disappointed? That is the dumbest ******* thing I have ever read.

You want to help her pay for her ball gown go ahead, then you can help her & Barry pay for their victory tour/vacation around the world like they did after the last election. I'd rather spend my money on taking my own family on vacation & buying my daughters cute clothes

Hey, it was only $160 million dollar party. Why the sour grapes.

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Clueless? The president goes on David Letterman & is asked bout the RNC debt clock. David asked him if the number is $10,000,000,000,000 & the president didn't know. It isn't $10 trillion, it is $16,000,000,000,000 & growing. It was $10,000,000,000,000 when he took office after whinning about President Bush growing it by $4 trillion in 8 years calling him un-American & un-patriotic for doing so. Fourteen million more people on food stamps, twenty three million Americans on un-employment, no one has yet gotten any medical attention under Obama care because coverage doesn't start until 2014 fewer people working than since 1979, lower precentage of men in the work force than since 1945. And for your lazy *** info, if they took every dime from everyone with over $250,000 (not tax it, just take it all) it would only fund the government for 3 months. Then where would they go to get more to fund your EBT card to buy your Cheetos? Clueless is the president & you

Yoo hoo! Were you alive in the last month of the Bush administration when the economy contracted 25 percent in one fell swoop! Can you get your head around the magnitude of that! Its freakin awesome....economic activity shrunk by almost a quarter! Obama kept us on our feet after that punch in the stomach...the world is still staggering....we need him for four more years...Imagine what we could do if we actually cooperated together. What a concept!

An outright lie.

You have the standard "talking points" down pretty good! And as Annie pointed out, the economy first imploded under the Bush administration. I know, I know! It's been the plan for over three years now to trust in the stupidity of the people who will forget by then where the real problem started. Problem is, OOPS! WE REMEMBER! DO YOU?
And lets not forget, the billions upon billions that it cost to run TWO WARS was not included in the Bush administrations deficit. Obama immediately rectified that situation as soon as he got into office, instantly raising the deficit to the ACTUAL figure. And the objective of the stimulus, (Bush put out the first of them) wasn't to create jobs but to stave off a full blown depression, allowing time for the middle class and small business to create those badly needed jobs. But wait! Congress enacted NOTHING for the past two years!
They spent their days trying to pass bills over and over again to repeal Obama care at the cost of millions every time they brought it up to a vote.

Of course no one expected the "stupid middle class" to notice any of this. The objective all along was to do nothing and blame it all on Obama when the reality is that it is because of an inept congress.

Also, you might want to get off of your high horse and look at the realities. The people are on food stamps because the past administration destroyed our economy! And yes, there are more people out of work and yet the wealthy seem to be doing just fine. And millions upon millions are already receiving some of the benefits of Obama care. All those kids just starting out that would be uninsured were it not for that bill.
So really, go back to your tea party meetings where people actually want to hear these lies and continue on spouting to them. As for me, I've heard enough lies already from our republican nominees!

So...80 billion war costs for 6 years = $8 trillion dollars in last 5 years? You math powers are sadly lacking...by several orders of magnitude.

And who was in charge of both houses of the Congress for the last two years of President Bush''s last term? Oh crap! that's right the Dumbs. Lead by Speaker Botox Pelosi & Senate majority leader Harry Reed (pissst he's a Mormon too). The economy took a huge dive, I'll give you that. Had a whole lot to do with a thing called the Affordable Housing Act (aka Dodd-Frank) that forced banks & lending institutions to loan no income & low income people money to buy a house they couldn't afford, so called Ninja loans ( No Income No Job) which they got sub-prime loans with an adjustable rate mortgage & after their honey-moon period when they started adjusting back to where they should have been all along they really couldn't afford them then & they defaulted & lost their houses, ( which really weren't theirs yet because on a loan that big with nothing down after three years you haven't paid enough to establish any equity of principle because the lender front loads the interest). And yes President Bush started the TARP bail outs & it pissed me off. But he had already served two terms so he couldn't be re elected & was on his way out. Obama keeps wanting to double down on stupid then say"Well Bush did it!) If it didn't work for President Bush why would it work for Obama? He was gonna get us out of Afghanistan, we're still there & though the Generals wanted a 45K surge after many rounds of golf he finally let them have 30K. And while President Bush had our men & women in there for 7 of his 8 years & Obama has been CoC for half that we have lost twice as many soldiers in half the time & nearly 6 times as many injured. The fact that we pulled out of Iraq was in the planning pipe line for years. President Bush said all along that it may take us 10 years, guess you were listening to the Barney song when he said that. Did you know that Obama replaced them with10,000 mercenaries which get paid more than our soldiers but don't have to follow the UCMJ? They're exempt from prosecution for getting too rough with any detainees. Obama also sent Special Opps personnel into the Congo, & stuck our noses into Libya where we had an ambassador, 2 former Navy SEALS, & another American killed last week. They aren't burning pictures of Bush in those riots. He gave the unions GM & Chrysler, screw the Americans who were invested in them through their 401K & IRA plans, they got nothing, so their investments went into the tank. Oh but he saved 200,000 GM jobs. Are you aware that 140,000 of that 200,000 are in China? That 7 out of 10 GM products are now made in China? His job czar was also the CEO of GE, Jeffery Immelt. Care to guess which American company sent 250,000 jobs to China including it's entire X-ray division? Here's a clue, GE! And please, I know you were probably stoned at the time, but do you remember which party had super majorities in the House & Senate for the first two year of Obama's first term? Oh Damn! that's right your beloved Democrats. They didn't need not one Republican vote to pass anything. They came up with a tactic known as Deem & Pass. Have you ever looked at the U-6 unemployment numbers. that counts the under employed too. What they report on the Alphabet news every week doesn't include the people who have quit looking altogether, so where he said that the rate would be below 5% by now it is actually closer to 11% using the same parameters used under President Bush. And contrary to your nice dreams, The Affordable Care Act, (Obama care) doesn't start covering anybody until 2014. Read the Darn bill. While doing so you might note that for a man who says he wont raise taxes on the middle class there are 20 new taxes in this turkey including taxes on medical devices, medical devices like ACE bandages, tooth brushes & even tampons.

That'd be a perfectly correct analysis of exactly what happened. The Democrat Congress sabotaged the last 2 years of the Bush admin, every politically astute person knows this...only kool-aide drinkers don't get it.

For all the knuckle heads out there, the problem isn't too little government, it's too much. when the chips are down at your house do you just go apply for a new stack of credit cards? All those 23,000,000 Americans who are unemployed or under employed used to contribute to the federal coffers & even then they were spending it faster that we could sent it to Washington for crap they had no business spending it on like bridges to no where. Our borders are not secure but did Obama hire 16,000 new border patrol agents? No, but he did hire 16,000 new IRS agents to enforce the Obama care tax mandates. I know a lot of people in the 47%, I'm kin to some of them & my own head isn't too far above the water either. But many of them will turn down a job when offered because it may reduce or eliminate their government hand outs. They eat better than I do, most of them are over weight, they have newer cars than I do, for which they are making payments, many have large screen flat panel TV's & their kids have all the latest games, they qualify for the free phones that people who actually have a contract they pay for themselves have a tax on their bill to pay for, but the part of the 47% with the free phones wear an I-phone on the side of their head. Not having to pay rent, utilities & groceries frees up their money to live better than those of us who are just above the poverty line. But they have lots of extra time to add to the problem having more babies who will grow up to be overweight too which causes so many new health problems that Obama care will surely cover when it kicks in. And for your new friend that is disabled due to heart attacks & bypasses, did he look like he has missed many meals? That wasn't Obama care paying for his mother who, like Ann Romney, never worked a day in her life, that was Medicaid or Medicare, they have covered Americans since the 60's

Ann Romney may not have worked a day in her life, but she hasn't asked taxpayers to support her either, nor has she squirted out a half-dozen crack babies for the rest of us to support.

Indeed! So many people want to "blame Bush" because the economy went into the tank on Sept 18, 2008, while he was still in office. The real truth is that this economic meltdown began years before. It started under Jimmy Carter and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) - a bill put forth by ACORN to ensure that banks do not discriminate by not lending to people living in impoverished areas. The bill had no teeth until 1995, under the Clinton Administration. Of course, we had a republican house and senate at the time, so the Clinton administration circumvented congress and leveraged the Treasury Department to enforce the legislation. It is a complex series of events that cannot be given its due process as an EP comment. People love to blame "fat cat" bankers, but that is not the root cause of the problem. Government, particularly liberal government was the cause of the 2008 collapse. There is plenty of blame to go around including some republicans. The point is to learn the root cause of the problem, and not repeat it going forward. The problem is that most people (politicians included) don't understand what really occurred, and those that do understand have mislead the public into believing Wall Street greed was the cause.

What I find most humorous is that leftists criticize Romney for his financial success. And he did it with his own money! In contrast, we can look at Obama's financial failures. Just in the area of green energy, Obama has invested in Solyndra, Ener 1, Beacon Power, Abound Solar, Amonix Solar, Spectra Watt, and Eastern Energy. All are bankrupt today. And Obama didn't do this with his money, his did with OPM - Other People's Money.

Redistributionists are great at wasting OPM.

And for those who think redistribution of wealth is a good thing...they fail to realize that Obama is a globalist. Even the poorest people in the US are wealthy compared to the poorest people throughout the rest of the world. So...will they continue to think redistribution of wealth is such a good thing, once they wake up to the fact that their wealth will get redistributed as well?

Actually, the meltdown if you really want to call it that had several components.

GNMA & FNMA compelling banks to fund liar loans at the instance of Franks and Dodd;

the political co-opting of the so-called "leading Economic Indicators" by organizations controlled by the Democrat Party so as to manufacture a crises that never really happened by lying to the media that the recession began in 2007 when it actually began in 4Q 2008 - concomitant with Vegas making odds that Obama would win, business immediately began contracting out of fear of his ultra left-wing agenda.

Then the TARP scam fpr $750 billion followed by the stimulus scan for another $850 billion, most of which can't be accounted for according to the US Comptroller General. That's 1.5 trillion folks LOST by the Obama administration. LOST! That happened by March 2009, that's when the economy really tanked hard.

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What I find equally as amazing is the people that are taking up for him. Whilst sitting in a hospital waiting room on Tuesday, I was talking to a guy sitting next to me. He started out about he was tired of supporting that 47%. The sad part was, he was there because his elderly mother was having heart surgery (as was mine). He had also told me that he himself was disabled and on SS disability, all while being six years younger than me. His mother had never worked, so she never had any money go into Medicare. He himself had been disabled for almost ten years due to a heart attack and two years ago he had a quadruple bypass.

I simply pointed out that he, his mother, and my own mother were in that 47%. Talk about getting pis*sed off. He was livid. Needless to say, he found another seat at the opposite end of the room. A guy sitting across from me said that he never looked at it the way I explained it, and there I sat thinking that people really haven't put much thought into what Romney actually said. They haven't really thought about it from the perspective of their own lives. Talk about class warfare, Romney just launched a major attack, but didn't protect his rear flank.

Its all a question of framing. They've painted Obama as the "other". He's not one of us. Baloney! He's more one of us then Richie Rich Romney ever could be. Drives me nuts....but I won't argue about it in real life, I just steam in private...It was brave of you to point out the obvious in the waiting room.....I"m grateful for this outlet on EP. Thanks for joining me, Brother Obama supporter. : )

Obama went to school in a muslim land where YOU would have to wear a burka and would be subject to beatings and denied education because you are a woman; he has never, ever held a job for a single day in his life....well you got me there, I guess he is a lot like you.

So...Romney spoke the truth and that started class warfare. Me thinks not. Obama's redistribution of health mantra earned him that title and deservedly so. Obama has been painting everyone who works and manages to save a little as rich who should be soaked, vilifying corporations (who happen to have the only decent jobs). Make no mistake, everyone sees Obama as the igniter of class warfare and deservedly so. It is classic Democrat politics, business as usual. Hate the guy who works hard and does well. Oh Lord Obama, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

Make that redistribution of wealth; redistribution of health came later.

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