Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#770739 Oct 13, 2012
A number of individuals and publicationns spoke out against the Romney-Ryan tax cut plan yesterday following Paul Ryan’s inability to provide details during the vice presidential debate, and among them was Moody’s Chief Economist Mark Zandi.

ZANDI: Yeah, I think the Tax Policy Center study is the definitive study. They’re non-partisan, they’re very good. They say given the numbers that they’ve been provided by the Romney campaign, no, it will not add up. Now, the Romney campaign could adjust their plan. They could say okay I’m not going to lower tax rates as much as I’m saying right now and they could make the arithmetic work. But under the current plan, with the current numbers, no it doesn’t. I’ll say one other thing, though. I think it is important that we do focus on the so-called tax expenditures in the tax code. Those are the deductions, and credits, and loopholes in the code. We need to reduce those, because if we do we’re going to make the tax system fairer, easier to understand and ultimately lead to stronger growth. So that’s the right place to focus. But, no, the arithmetic doesn’t work as it is right now.

The Romney campaign claims the Tax Policy Center is part of the liberal gestapo aimed at casting shade on his Tax Cut Magic plan, but that simply isn’t the case. And they’re not the only ones who have studied the issue and found that Romney’s math simply does not — and cannot — add up without hurting a lot of people.

The Joint Committee on Taxation released their report on the matter yesterday and found that eliminating all itemized deductions in the tax code would only pay for a 4 percent tax cut, far from Romney’s promised 20 percent tax cut.

Repealing all itemized deductions in the U.S. tax code would pay for only a 4 percent cut in income tax rates, according to an estimate from the nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress that casts doubt on Republicans’ ability to finance lower income-tax rates with base broadening.

The analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation shows the arithmetical difficulty of an approach that assumes long-favored tax breaks such as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable contributions could be repealed instantly and completely. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney proposes a 20 percent income-tax cut and says he would pay for it by limiting tax deductions, credits and exemptions.

www.­taxpolicycenter.­org/­tax topics/­Analyzing-­GOP-­Tax-­P lans.­cfm

The only way to make the math work would be to adjust their plan, as Mark Zandi pointed out, and the only way to pay for a 20 percent tax cut would be to cut deep into tax credits that overwhelmingly aide working families and the middle class.

“The Arithmetic Doesn’t Work”

Miami, FL

#770740 Oct 13, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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Really? Think Progress is your source?
Well, you know, Bob, Kurt Vonnegut wasn't exactly a well known conservative
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#770741 Oct 13, 2012
Sorry should read "While you boldly deny the damage Obama has done to our foreign relations. Strange?

Miami, FL

#770742 Oct 13, 2012
This is exactly why we need a photo ID when someone logs onto the internet to vote.

Denver, CO

#770743 Oct 13, 2012
Political positions of Ron Paul

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The political positions of Ron Paul (R-TX), United States presidential candidate in 1988, 2008, and 2012, have been labeled conservative,[1] Constitutionalist,[2] and libertarian.[3] Paul's nickname "Dr. No"[4] reflects both his medical degree and his assertion that he will "never vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution".[5] This position has frequently resulted in Paul casting the sole "no" vote against proposed legislation. The central tenet of Paul's political philosophy is that "the proper role for government in America is to provide national defense, a court system for civil disputes, a criminal justice system for acts of force and fraud, and little else."

Miami, FL

#770744 Oct 13, 2012
Oh my goodness my vagina hurts.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#770745 Oct 13, 2012
Reporters on Twitter is asking Stewart if he will please ask the POTUS the questions they have been waiting to ask for 6 months. No joke

Orlando, FL

#770746 Oct 13, 2012
carol carol carol..........
If Mitt Romney ever gave someone a nickel,
he and Lyin Ryan would spend $10 million dollars telling everyone about it!
Mitt Romney has been worth hundred of millions of dollars for a long time!
He is part of the super rich!
What has he done?
We know he owns 7 or 8 luxury mansions.
Cayman accounts? And Switzerland?
Mormon church: Mitt Romney gave them millions.
Mormon church: owns $100 billion in businesses?
It has been reported?
Mormon church: does no charity of merit?
It has been reported?
Mitt Romney: I need a car elevator!
Mitt Romney charity?
carol <----- liar and loser! Follows Republican party line.
(thanks for re posting my best o the day!)
<quoted text>
Sorry I said you're full of you-know-what.

You all just really tee me off sometimes.

Sparta, NJ

#770748 Oct 13, 2012
Ah, the joys of public education:

A policy at a New York City high school that had students using wooden toilet plungers as hall passes reportedly sent the school into chaos.

The New York Post reports that the second-year principal at the HS of Graphic Communications Arts in Hell’s Kitchen placed 2-foot-long wooden plungers in every classroom last month.

“The kids were using the plungers to whack each other, to pop ceiling tiles in the bathroom,” a source told the newspaper.“They were sticking it in the toilet and then flinging them across the classroom.”

The school, which had been among the city’s most violent, painted every plunger a different color and wrote the room number on each plastic cup. The policy continued for several weeks until city Department of Education officials learned of it from school security officers. The school was ordered to collect the plungers late last month, the Post reports.

Read more:

Funny the kids didn't use them to practice kissing skills. LOL Hickey, anyone?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#770749 Oct 13, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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No, idiot vote will favor Obama again!
2008 CNN Exit Polls: Voters with less than a high school diploma
Obama 63%
McCain 35%
Other 2%
The Clinton News Network, will always favor Demorats... Mr. Jane Fonda, has a love of lefties?

Deltona, FL

#770750 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
Romney and his wife Ann maintain a separate charitable foundation. The couple has contributed approximately $13.6 million including an initial gift of more than $3.6 million to their Tyler Charitable Foundation, based in Boston, MA, over the past 13 years.
Among them the dollars awarded by the Tyler Foundation since 2000:
The United Way:$177,000
Operation Kids:$85,000
Center For Treatment of Pediatric MS:$75,000
City Year:$65,000
Deseret International:$50,000
All told, nearly $18 million of charitable giving by Mitt Romney to date is roughly 8% of what we currently estimate his net worth to be and three times Obama’s net worth.
Yet it is very likely that we are undercounting Romney’s total lifetime giving by many millions, as any exhaustive log of Romney’s pre-2010 out of pocket donations.
You altered the list Carol,

#1 Was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints $4.761,000

#2 Was Brigham Young University $525,000

#3 Was The United Way

Additionally, Deseret International is a commercial arm of the Mormon Church.

So what is it with you? You, like fred must think that legions of Americans tune into this thread daily for the latest political news, because in all this time not a single regular contributor here has bought into yours or fred's insanity.

That freak is a sociopath__is that your deal too? The truth doesn't support you ideology so you resort to lies?

Everyone notices Carol__even the sockpuppets that you think are real people who adore you.

Sadder than sad.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#770751 Oct 13, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
<quoted text>
Your opinion piece was so over the top it belongs on Onion.
This point about bipartisanship was brought to the forefront at the VP Debate. Everyone saw clearly who was problem. An arrogant admin who refuses to hear any ideas different from their own.
Find it yet meathead?

Orlando, FL

#770752 Oct 13, 2012
carol wrote:
Oh my goodness my vagina hurts.
So now you're from the Netherlands? Impersonating me has gone global?

Okay, now I'm leaving.


Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#770753 Oct 13, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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Your opinion piece was so over the top it belongs on Onion.
This point about bipartisanship was brought to the forefront at the VP Debate. Everyone saw clearly who was problem. An arrogant admin who refuses to hear any ideas different from their own.

Denver, CO

#770754 Oct 13, 2012
Oh, man, I'm so sick... I accidentally ate my shoes...

Denver, CO

#770755 Oct 13, 2012
Hey, you know what? So did I! It's a little creepy, it's almost like we're all eating our shoes? I wonder if there's some sort of disease out there or something?

Denver, CO

#770756 Oct 13, 2012

Sparta, NJ

#770757 Oct 13, 2012
yepperz wrote:
A number
45 is a good one.

Denver, CO

#770758 Oct 13, 2012
I'm not going anywhere until you stop trying to imitate me. I'm going to just sit here and phone Topix hysterically until I get a response... on a Saturday... or whatever day it is over there you you Dutch bastard!

Lillington, NC

#770759 Oct 13, 2012

Let Romney take away citizens affordable coverage.

The ER needs to be remain like now: uncrowded.


ER has been a dump in every city in the USA for decades! Crowded! Very crowded!

Mitt Romney says citizens should get all care there! In the ER.


carol is clueless again!

Mitt Romney thinks no one dies because they cant get med insurance!


Ever heard of cancer Mitt? The ER does not treat that!

Ever heard of hundreds of diseases the ER does not treat? Mitt?

Search: Mitt Romney Serial Liar
carol wrote:
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You shouldn't be worried about my Medicare. You should be worried about yours. It ain't gonna be there anymore if Obama gets his way. At least 30 million more people are going to be waiting ahead of you in ERs and clinics and that's not even including the thousands who are going to be dropped from their employers' plans behind you.
The health care system is going to collapse, doctors are going to refuse to take Medicare patients (they doing that now in alarming numbers) and somebody is going to have to pay for all of this when more and more industries pack up and leave.

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