Sunday, 8/12/12, Public Square


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14 responses to “Sunday, 8/12/12, Public Square

  1. I thought by choosing Ryan as a running mate we would finally hear something that Romney stands FOR vs what he stands against — anything and everything Obama supports, and anything and everything voters may not like to hear or would cause them to be able to accurately define him.

    Guess I was wrong.

    I’m now hearing Romney has his own plan, no details provided, and no, it isn’t Ryan’s plan. Why in hell did he choose Ryan? Will Ryan now go out and support something — whatever it is Romney plans — and give absolutely no details just as Romney does?

    So nothing changed. We’ve heard what both men once supported, but now we’re not at all sure what they support.

    • R.D. Liebst

      It is something that kind of gets me about elections, candidates and voters.
      The say anything to get the voters to vote that one time for them. The voters will throw out any and all common sense and believe or buy into things that normally they would not stand for or believe in.

      Then based on the unproven they will throw out a known caracter or
      proven factor. Even of to do so would mean that the things would get
      wrorse. Seriously if people operated in their everyday lives the way they operate during elections. They would starve and being running around in crap filled pants!
      The President has had a difficult economy, which is something would have taken far longer then his tendure so far.

  2. If the republicans overturn Obamacare no one, including those who are older or ill, will be able to buy insurance that covers per-existing conditions and insurance companies would be able to deny coverage to those who would be costly to insure. No matter how little or much the government ‘voucher’ is, old people and sick people aren’t going to find affordable insurance coverage. When they seek treatment, taxpayers will pay the high costs of providing emergency care only, until they finally die. Those who have resources will go bankrupt before they die.

    All so millionaires and billionaires can pay lower taxes. Welcome to the America Romney/Ryan want to bring you.

  3. Bill Kristol expressed some concern Saturday morning that Republicans may have a hard time defending the GOP budget, which disproportionately cuts taxes for the rich. “It’s the tax cuts for the wealthy, where Republicans have not done a particularly good job of defending it and I think you’ll see Democratic attacks focus on that side of the equation,” he said. The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore agreed, but noted, “who’s better to defend those policies that Paul is, I mean he knows this stuff better than anyone”

    Ryan’s budget replaces the current tax structure with two brackets, 25% and 10%, and cut the top rate from 35%. Federal tax collections would fall by about $4.5 trillion over the next decade as a result. To avoid increasing the national debt, the budget proposes massive cuts in social programs and “special-interest loopholes and tax shelters that litter the code.”

    BUT, 62% of savings would come from programs that benefit the lower and middle classes, who would also experience a tax increase, because while Ryan would extend the Bush tax cuts which are due to expire at the end of this year, he would NOT extend President Obama’s tax cuts for those with the lowest incomes, which will expire at the same time. Households earning more than $1 million a year, meanwhile, could see a net tax cut of about $300,000 annually.

    • rdliebst

      Bill Kristol speaks to morons and is saying only what morons want to hear.
      There is big money in saying what morons want to hear because they will pay to hear it.

  4. Did you know that Paul Ryan has only passed 2 bills since taking office 13 years ago?

    The first bill re-named a post office in his district (Les Aspin Post Office Building), and the other bill raised taxes on arrow shafts for hunting.

    When people talk about a DO-NOTHING CONGRESS… this must be who and what they are talking about.

    Paul Ryan Only Passed 2 Bills Into Law In More Than A Decade

  5. The GOP could learn something from the gays – stop worrying about what my vagina is doing.

    (from the link): “…religion isn’t the only thing that shouldn’t get into bed with politics…just ask Nancy Brinker. It certainly doesn’t erase all the good work and noble intentions that went into Komen, but Nancy should never have hired that idiot Republican, Karen Handel, in the first place. You didn’t need to call references to know what you were getting with that one for geeminy sakes. I hope those angry old men over at the GOP are paying attention. If women didn’t allow breast cancer to defund Planned Parenthood, we’re sure as hell not going to let John Boehner & Company get away with it.”

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  6. Calling a sitting president a Communist and making a slew of other accusations is nothing new to the right wing.

  7. While working today, I listened to the NPR coverage of Paul Ryan somwhere in North Carolina (I think).

    Anyway – Ryan went on to say that we can do bettter than these past four eyars with Obama.

    Oh really Mr. Ryan? Then why didn’t the REpublian s 9you incluced) try to work with President Obama to help rather than all the Republicans stomping their widdle feet and showign their butts to the world?

    For all your yammering now about wanting to do better – that time has come and gone for you.

    And We the People will not forget.