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What was THAT? Will's really losing it and going Fox drama queen light... --If we vote in the wrong candidate tomorrow, the world will end--.. No it won't... And for what it's worth, when the country followed Will's advice and voted in Bush and Cheney, look what that fiasco caused... We will go on as ever, the Republicans will say no to anything but their way, the Democrats will try to invest now to save later and meet "the no", infrastructure will crumble, rabbits will hide under their bed and spend on defense and give up rights of others to be safe from evil, and one side will tell the other side who to marry, how to live, and what is good (them) and evil (not them). No, George, the end of the world will not come if we don't elect your choice.
When voting, Americans vote with a strong sense of personal accountability in embracing the concept limited concept of government as framed in the U.S. Constitution by being able to separate wants from musts and recognizing that in a free society, government cannot and should not be all things to all people.
That was a great column! I wasn't aware of a number of those electoral anomalies. Jeez hobie2, I think you're taking this election a little to seriously. The sun will rise tomorrow regardless of what happens, just like it did four years ago and four years before that. Get a grip.
"When voting, Americans vote with a strong sense of personal accountability in embracing the concept limited concept of government as framed in the U.S. Constitution by being able to separate wants from musts and recognizing that in a free society, government cannot and should not be all things to all people."-----Amen! I hope someone reminds Romney's supporters about this, since he has promised everything to everyone.
Perhaps George is worried his taxes will rise if Obama is elected? What say you? After all the Romney tax plan...or is it it Ryan's?...achieves the original vision of the GOP: to offer a temporary tax cut that benefitted the wealthiest Americans, then a second one, then call restoring those cuts to the Clinton level a tax hike! There was never a doubt in their mind what they wanted...they duped us. But what I don't get is why so many of you who earn perhaps 100k - if you are lucky - are so bent on further widening the wealth gap...which is not a divisive invention of Obama's but a fact...and a very dangerous one for our future. Unless, of course, you favor plutocracy over democracy. That's the ticket!
jgmancini - [Amen! I hope someone reminds Romney's supporters about this, since he has promised everything to everyone.] *** All politicians do that, remember Obama promising reducing the deficit by half? Closing Guantanamo? Being against the mandate? At least Romney has a chance to turn the economy around by pursuing different policies...in the end the economy is the only issue that really matters.
Gandalf--making campaign promises is different than promising every single person that they will get every single thing they ever wanted. And Romney's policies seem (I say seem, because we really don't know, out of all the things he's said, what he means and what he doesn't) to be the same as Bush's, which certainly won't turn the economy around.
jgmancini - [Gandalf--making campaign promises is different than promising every single person that they will get every single thing they ever wanted. And Romney's policies seem (I say seem, because we really don't know, out of all the things he's said, what he means and what he doesn't) to be the same as Bush's, which certainly won't turn the economy around.] *** I like how you didn't point out any specific example, you can generalize all day but it doesn't back up any particular point. Bush was a victim of a bad moment in time...I'm not sure how you can suggest that higher taxes would make the situation better (even all Democrats refused to raise taxes at the depth of the recession). The housing collapse was a problem building over time, caused by policies from both Republicans and Democrats...mortgage interest deduction, low interest rates, goals to make every person a home owner, forcing banks to give loans to ineligible people (because they were minorities). I blame Clinton as much as Bush.
Re: "I blame Clinton as much as Bush." Where would we be without the Clinton cushion which broke the economy's fall, gandalf48? Romney-Ryan are advocating a return to policies implemented by Bush 43--start with a costly, revenue-reducing tax cut. Propose increased and bellicose defense spending. Add a promise that none of your supporters will lose any deduction or exemption, and your biggest supporters will, in fact, get a better deal on capital gains and dividend earnings. Send the tab to middle class small businesspeople and workers in the form of eliminating the home mortgage deduction and the Earned Income credit, child care credit and home mortgage deduction.
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