Sunday, 9/2/12, Public Square

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15 responses to “Sunday, 9/2/12, Public Square

  1. None of us believe that all of the increase in debt resulted solely from higher spending, nothing from lower revenues caused by tax cuts. But republicans are willfully ignorant of facts and this is the only plan they have. Reduce taxes and the reductions should favor the so-called ‘job creators.’

    Want to know the truth of who’s responsible for the national debt? Ask Bruce Barlett, who held senior policy roles in the Reagan & George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Jack Kemp and Ron Paul. This article, originally published in the NYTimes, explains everything.

    The Fiscal Legacy of George W. Bush
    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/the-fiscal-legacy-of-george-w-bush/

    • Bob White

      Excellent!

    • rd liebst

      It does get me when so many buy into that line, it is the same as believing that if the Koch brothers make more money then everyone else will too. Makes as much sense as saying that in order to feed the hungry all I have to do is for me to eat more at every meal. I was not hungry to begin with and so me eating would not change anything now would it?

      • prairie pond

        “believing that if the Koch brothers make more money then everyone else will too. Makes as much sense as saying that in order to feed the hungry all I have to do is for me to eat more at every meal.”

        R.D., that’s a genius way to put it.

  2. MAUREEN DOWD is one conservative who wasn’t fooled. I’m sure she won’t be heeded, but she does an autopsy of the GOP convention. Brutal. Ugly. True. The comments are interesting too.

    Cruel Conservatives Throw a Masquerade Ball
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/opinion/sunday/dowd-cruel-conservatives-throw-a-masquerade-ball.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&smid=fb-share

  3. Romney/Ryan are Bush/Cheney on steroids! Give to the rich, take from the poor and wage war!

    We’ve already done this, we know how it ends.

  4. When I read op-eds speaking about voter enthusiasm being greater among republicans than democrats, I want to tell people to stop and realize who Romney is. Go back in time a short distance and revive your memories of Bush2, revive your memories of 2008 and know exactly who we are voting against again this year.

    There is no need to give Romney a chance — we’ve done that, we lived it, we know the outcome. Our memories are intact and we have no need to produce an alternate reality or a President Obama in an empty chair that can only be seen by republicans.

    Compare our president to the last one and know that Romney is more extreme in every way when compared to Bush2. A Romney presidency would result in more of everything Bush2 destroyed: more destroyed lives, the economy and the middle class decimated.

    It’s an easy choice!

    Here’s a piece that spells it out better than I ever could —

    Yes, we must
    Disillusioned Obama supporters from 2008 must rally behind the President if they don’t want a Romney victory

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/yes-article-1.1149351#ixzz25JpeA2tU

  5. The Medicare Killers

    (from the link): Paul Ryan’s speech Wednesday night may have accomplished one good thing: It finally may have dispelled the myth that he is a Serious, Honest Conservative. Indeed, Mr. Ryan’s brazen dishonesty left even his critics breathless.

    Some of his fibs were trivial but telling, like his suggestion that President Obama is responsible for a closed auto plant in his hometown, even though the plant closed before Mr. Obama took office. Others were infuriating, like his sanctimonious declaration that “the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who cannot defend or care for themselves.” This from a man proposing savage cuts in Medicaid, which would cause tens of millions of vulnerable Americans to lose health coverage.

    And Mr. Ryan — who has proposed $4.3 trillion in tax cuts over the next decade, versus only about $1.7 trillion in specific spending cuts — is still posing as a deficit hawk.

    But Mr. Ryan’s big lie — and, yes, it deserves that designation — was his claim that “a Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare.” Actually, it would kill the program.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/opinion/Krugman.html?smid=fb-share

  6. I hope you’ve all watched the Jon Stewart ‘take’ on Clint’s talking to a chair, but if you haven’t, you should! As always, Jon cuts to the chase and makes the facts fun.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/fri-august-31-2012-

    or here’s another link —

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/01/jon-stewart-clint-eastwood-romney_n_1848979.html

  7. This is the republican ticket of Romney / Ryan —

  8. wicked

    Did you all see that Jean Schodorf has decided to leave the Republican party? She’ll be changing her voter registration soon to either Democrat or Independent. She hasn’t decided which.

    Now if more of the moderate Republicans would do that, we might have a chance.