#42668 Nov 16, 2012
This didn't stop Romney - in fact things got more vague and confused as the campaign neared the end (the peak was after "47%" came out, Mitt shifted to the "there will be NO [read-my-lips..] net tax cut to top income brackets - the cuts will be offset by the elimination of loopholes and deductions" - then he went into an explanation of how "no net tax cut, with a cut in the tax rate" will still help the economy (I need to find a transcript of that - it was pure BS). THEN he was asked exactly what deductions he'd cut (another of the ongoing vagueries) and he said "the middle class will get a, lets say,$25K "bucket" of deductions from which to choose" which was immediately shot down by analysts because few MCs claim this much deduction. And then the whole campaign took a turn as pundits and analysts abandoned questions about jobs/the economy and turned to the most important topic from the debate.... "binders of women".
#42669 Nov 16, 2012
The GOP didn't learn a thing.. they'll still be guided by the likes of Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, and all the Tea Party nut cases. They'll continue to offend women, minorities and gay voters. Why? They learned NOTHING... they still see themselves as the "real" America.
#42670 Nov 16, 2012
The GOP doesn’t need leadership, they have Fox News. After listening to Fox news for three hours yesterday ( like watching Comedy Central ) with my elderly Dad, I was about to cut my ears off with a rusty knife. All you hear are innuendos of conspiracies without any discussion about the POLICIES that caused them to lose. It is utterly a disgusting dis-service to Americans.
But, I hope they never change, because as long as they keep trying to scare their shrinking membership and not talk policy issues, they will never win another election.
#42671 Nov 16, 2012
Compared to Today's Conservatives, Reagan is a liberal. He raised taxes, compromised with Democrats, increased the size of government (even adding whole Cabinet-level departments), and didn't do a damn thing in the pro-life direction. He even had "affirmative-action tendencies" in naming Sandra O'Connor to the Supreme Court.
#42672 Nov 16, 2012
9:08 AM EST
McConnell should lead the party. He can continue to make his number one goal ensuring Obama is a one-term president - he wouldn't accomplish anything less (than NOTHING) if he did this again.
Republicans need to change their "trickle down" platform (no jobs have been created) and look to help the whole country instead of their top donors/connected industries (like defense contractors).
If they do the above, they will automatically STOP SNOWING VOTERS and may pick up some of the more-savvy "urban vote" - people who have to deal with lying poseurs can spot them a mile away, unlike your typical uneducated rural hick with no teeth who just knew Mitt was a white Republican. Other voters (like me) knew Mitt's numbers never added up - I just figured out that the $1B Repubs contributed/spent on this election would have resulted in $60B/YEAR of high-end tax cuts ($900B total income tax in 2010; 70% of tax [rightfully paid] by those who make 70% of the money=$630B; half paid by 'rich' Repubs=$315B; Mitt's 20% additional tax cut [on top of Bush 3-5% cut]=$60B (which also means the high-end Bush cuts gave them about $10B-15B, none/little of which has been used to create jobs). So they took 6% of what Bush gave them/Repubs extended to bet on Repub races that would have yielded a 60-fold return (6000% per year) had they won the bet - not a bad strategy - good the taxpayers didn't let them get away with it.
And even though he's made MILLIONS from hard-working people helping him sell pizzas, Papa John was stomping around (throwing fistfuls of pepperoni slices and grated cheese) whining because he doesn't want to spend/charge an extra 10-14 cents per pizza to help 30-40 hr/week part-timers get health insurance....
#42673 Nov 16, 2012
Romney was lonely after May, wasn't he? All those Republicans he outspent in the primaries vanished. Party leadership vanished. Senior elected officials (Senators, Congressman and Governors) vanished, except for Christie. Party stalwarts in fundraising vanished. Even Ryan didn't appear with him all that often.
Except for Christie, none of the people on this list spoke up for Romney. Perhaps if his own party members had shown a little loyalty and willingness to expend some of their political capital during the summer and fall they could allbe slapping each other on the back in victory, instead of sourly griping about each other
#42674 Nov 16, 2012
I can read the GOP's internal want ad from my front porch:
PARTY LEADER. The GOP is currently seeking a motivated individual to play an integral role in our party. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in changing demographic trends, as well as an ability to think beyond 1965. This position requires at least five years of experience talking in hyperbole, parroting the day's talking points, and interfacing with the party's fading core demographic on national party-propaganda-parading-as-n ews stations. The successful candidate will be an aggressive self-starter and team player who is able to interact with a ever-smaller segment of the U.S. population. Extensive experience with echo chambers, overhead projectors, and Windows 95 is a plus. This is a temporary contract position.
#42675 Nov 16, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
You're nothing but a troll anymore, Roger.
You've become taxnomore.
Old Man Whitey is obsessed with giving out goodies.
The third world Mexicans and Somalis could care less.
They get food stamps, WIC and Section 8 and they give us bed bugs, tuberculosis, Mexican swine flu and Shigellosis.
Black youth unemployment is 50%, yet Blacks are celebrating this "revenge" on the part of their Indonesian messiah.
We've raised two generations of lowlifes.
LBJ's Great Society has finally achieved its intended goal...a nation where the majority is uneducated, dependent and willingly enslaved.
"War on Poverty" and healthcare reform
In 1964, upon Johnson's request, Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1964 and the Economic Opportunity Act, which was in association with the war on poverty.
Johnson set in motion bills and acts,
creating programs such as
and Medicaid, which still exist today.
“I’ll have those n**-gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
- Lyndon B. Johnson
We've raised two generations of willingly enslaved lowlifes.
#42676 Nov 16, 2012
OK now it's time for TaxNoMore to spam the room.....LMAO!
#42677 Nov 16, 2012
Dan the Man
Educate your ignorant ass on what the ACA actually does before you say stupid shit like this.
A 40% tax on "Cadillac Health Care Plans" starting in 2018.
Those whose employers pay for all or most of comprehensive healthcare plans (costing $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for families) will have to pay a 40% tax on the amount their employer pays.
The 2018 start date is said to have been a gift to unions, which often have comprehensive plans.( ATR.org )
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-n ...
Keep RUNNING from the FACTS, loser!!!!!
They keep KICKING your Azz and you keep RUNNING!!!
It's HILARIOUS to watch!!!!
#42678 Nov 16, 2012
Please. I don't lie and you know it.
I was offering constructive criticism, Roger. The posts I referenced were just like taxnomore's garbage - and you know that too. You aren't even trying to be taken seriously here.
#42679 Nov 16, 2012
And you now too.
Since: Apr 11
#42680 Nov 16, 2012
interstate employees have takin cuts on their salary along with pesions for several years now. being one who has been around the grocery dsd business for years knew this was coming. the bakers finally said enough and refused to sign the union contract which would have cut their pay and benefits/pensions even more. what good was the union ? not much. their facilities and trucks are decades behind.
i suspect an outfit like flowers or bimbo will pick up the line and have their independent operators deliver the precious twinkies. i/o's are the future in distribution. companay pays zero benefits and all accountability will be on the i/o, however an i/o will make substantially more than any company driver ever dreamed.
i know several drivers who will be out of work dec. 20th right b4 the holidays unless there is a christmas miracle. what as shame.
#42681 Nov 16, 2012
yeah i agree the big shots make millions on the backs of workers and complain they cant pay health insurance for their employees?( I seem to think there are other factors involved )
How greedy can one be? This is the Romney's emerging from our society ( aka Bain wannabees ) let them go under like romney wanted detroit to do.All makes sense now,huh? twinkies and ho ho's are death sentences to all who eat them. Eat an apple or an orange ,whatever .......this is the greed in this country. and we all know it . I dont fault wealth but the greedy have ruined this country.
#42682 Nov 16, 2012
Where are my TWINKIES??? Meathead, you fat liberal, did you take them?
#42683 Nov 16, 2012
Here's a great example,,,,,,,,,,do we shut down the universities because union professors want a raise and healthcare paid too?
Why cant we tell them to 'hit the bricks'?
The longest faculty labor dispute in the history of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities inched closer a showdown today with an announcement that union professors have voted overwhelmingly to give their negotiators authority on short notice to call a strike.
Affirmative votes were cast by 95 percent of those taking part in the election, which included more than 86 percent of the roughly 5,000 faculty belonging to the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, union leaders said.
A raw vote tally was not immediately available
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/educ...
#42684 Nov 16, 2012
Every election is meaningful. But some, like Tuesday's, are pivotal. The choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could not be more clear. Each man, as president in the next four years, would lead the country to a vastly different place.
Saddled from day one with the largest economic calamity the United States has seen since the Great Depression, Mr. Obama worked to stimulate jobs and business, stabilize a teetering banking system, calm a housing market in free fall and save a large chunk of the economy by way of the auto industry.
Along the way, he inaugurated a comprehensive health insurance overhaul that had eluded presidents of both parties and that now guarantees coverage for tens of millions who once fell through the cracks. He also accomplished a sweeping reform of financial regulations to prevent what happened in 2008 and reduce the vulnerability of average savers and investors to the risky gambits of high-flying market manipulators.
But the country's economy is not out of the woods. The jobless rate must come down further, federal deficits and debt must be cut and American business must have certainty so it can grow and compete. These priorities remain on the president's plate and, given the forthright actions of his first term, he is not about to shrink from the challenges of his second.
His challenger is a walking, talking question mark. The Mitt Romney who was governor of Massachusetts in 2003-07 or even the candidate seeking the Republican nomination last spring is different from the candidate who has been packaged and marketed to voters this fall.
Does government have a role in helping Americans get health coverage or not? Was the bank bailout necessary or not? Should Social Security be privatized or not? Should Roe vs. Wade be overturned or not? Do humans contribute to climate change or not?
Mitt Romney has answered these questions and others both ways. Which one would we find in the Oval Office?
We'd find one willing to cut taxes, even for the wealthy, while the nation needs to raise revenue. We'd find one eager to spend more on the military -- even more than the Defense Department wants -- while the nation needs to reduce spending. We'd find one planning to end Medicare as we know it and jeopardize its promise to most pre-retired Americans.
The choice is clear. Barack Obama wants to lead the country out of its morass and deserves the support of all Americans. His challenger is a man of shifting convictions, save for one core belief -- that he should be president. In America that's not enough, no matter the size of one's checkbook.
#42685 Nov 16, 2012
He thinks he has the lead role in the Broadway musical "Spam-a lot"
#42686 Nov 16, 2012
I hope Obama legalizes gay marriage and stops this witch hunt on pedophiles.
#42688 Nov 16, 2012
pineapple spare ribs
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