What hasnt that guy promised? What position hasnt that guy flipped on? When has he stood up to his own party? And what has Romney said to you that makes you confident he can get jobs growing? His entire campaign has been "Trust me" and "I'll tell you after the election".
Abortion and access to contraceptives are issues for those that deal with it. Personally, i think being the President means you should be able to do more than a single thing at a time. The overwhelmingly main reason why people are stating they will vote for Romney is because "a Democrat hasnt fixed in 4 years what a Republican broke in 8". The fact that Obama hasnt fixed it yet bothers me less than the fact that people keep giving me reasons as to why i shouldnt vote for Obama, as opposed to reasons to vote for Romney.
This economy is such garbage that the election should be a gimme. Instead of people jumping on here telling me what a great candidate Romney is, they are on here telling me how bad Obama is. We get it already. The fact that Romney is trying to restrict votes, campaign with only Obama slip-ups, and cant give me any sort of definitive details about his post-election plans tells me that no matter how bad the President is: Romney will be worse.
"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
Right now my driver's license still has my old address on it of the house we just sold. Right now we're living in an apartment while they build our new house. In order to vote in this election I'm going to have to get my license changed. You know what? With no major stuff in my state elections and with Kentucky's electorals firmly going to Romney, I don't see the need to even vote this time around. My vote truly doesn't matter.
Enjoy your burrito.
For every single mistake Obama makes, Romney make 4. Anyone thinking that he will magically turn into the next Ronald Reagan if he gets elected is deluding themselves. As the British press declared during his visit: Romney makes George Bush sound like Aristotle.
I think the Republicans are losing for two reasons.
1. Romney is a generally unlikable man(the various gaffe's strengthen this) while Obama is generally likable(except that minority that feel he is some combination of the antichrist, Hitler, Socialist Boogeyman).
2. At a time of extreme economic crisis where the populace is hurting the Republican message is a very difficult sell.
Republican Message being:
-A general approach to save money by reducing entitlements.
-Tax cuts to wealthier "job creators" as a way of stimulating the economy
-Expansion of the tax base- i.e. more poor people will start paying income taxes.
-Reduction of "wasteful" social programs. (which some desperate people may depend on)
-Deregulation of government oversight over Big Business at a time where people are likely mistrustful of it. (reasons that they could be mistrustful-The unfathomable greed of big banks in Wall St and the negligence of BP leading to the Event Horizon blast.)
-A more aggressive foreign policy
-A relatively antagonistic approach to hispanic people.(Edit. Generally the fringe part of the Republican party trying to focus its message towards middle class white males where that is a decreasing part of the electorate.)
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You want deregulation yet you are decrying two events which were caused by the lack of oversight.-Deregulation of government oversight over Big Business at a time where people are likely mistrustful of it. The unfathomable greed of big banks in Wall St and the negligence of BP leading to the Event Horizon blast.
I find it funny how you describe unemployment, medicare, medicaid, social security as entitlements. They are a safety net. Yet you want tax cuts for the rich and wealthy (job creators) so they can hire more people in?
If my business is doing so well that I need to hire people I do it with or without tax cuts. If the rich get tax cuts it goes into their own pockets. Remember the tax cuts is personal income as well which probably will go to another yacht. This trickle down crap was tried before and it failed.
Where does a poor person get the money from to pay more taxes?
You want to increase taxes on the poor essentially lowering the purchasing power yet you want to reduce taxes for the well off in hopes that they hire more people in?
This is, at best, pathetic economics. If you increase taxes on the poor and maybe even the middle class you are decreasing the purchasing power. People don't go shopping anymore. Business who will be affected through less sales will fire people because of the lack of income and the lack of work. You are increasing the unemployment while the well off will line their pockets through personal income tax reductions. Yeah, that sounds like a Romney/Ryan plan.
I can not tell you what to do as I am not a moderator but it would be the respectful way.
They are like day traders on Wall St. It is all about the immediate gains without regard to their consequences down the road.
Abolishing the EPA and replacing it with some hodgepodge of state organizations. Of course it will be easier for big business to strong arm some underfunded state EPA.
I am not even talking about habitats and endagered spieces. I am talking about health affects to you and me.
Unregulated Energy/mining/chemical companies cut corners, because it is cheaper, profit margins go up, stock prices go up. Everything is fine and dandy until **** hits the fan.
BP is the prime example of this.
An excellent article about this.
Removing laws that protect us, abolishing the EPA. It will make it easier for many big companies to do business, they will grow they will hire, but one day we will get the consequences of this.