Romney-Ryan Debate - Granite City, IL

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Since: Aug 10

Granite City, IL

#1 Aug 14, 2012
As a partisan Democrat, I am really happy about Tricky Mitt picking Paul Ryan because that gives us a lot better shot at getting Pelosi back as Speaker, picking off an extra Senate seat or 2, and giving the Obama/Biden ticket another 4 years. Romney/Ryan = the ticket of America's ruin.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#2 Aug 14, 2012
JGibson wrote:
As a partisan Democrat, I am really happy about Tricky Mitt picking Paul Ryan because that gives us a lot better shot at getting Pelosi back as Speaker, picking off an extra Senate seat or 2, and giving the Obama/Biden ticket another 4 years. Romney/Ryan = the ticket of America's ruin.
In your dreams. People have found out the change promised took our dollars and only gave us change to put back in our pockets.- Romney/Ryan 2012
uh yeah

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2012
It amazes me that almost everyone who hates obamacare, cant wait to vote for Romney. Yet have no idea that obamacare is a carbon copy of romneycare. Romney cant be against it, cause its his plan.Hypocrisy..
fosho

Granite City, IL

#4 Aug 17, 2012
Romony can suck it
GC Lifer

Maryville, IL

#5 Aug 20, 2012
Obama has ruined this country and we cant let him get in another 4 yrs. He will not let us drill for our own oil. That would put so many people to work all over the country. He would not approve the pipeline from Canada. Again, putting alot of people to work. He keeps complaining about how the republicans are keeping him from getting stuff done. I'm glad they are..they're keeping him from screwing things up more. Just for your information...did you know democrats held the house and senate the first 2 yrs of his office...and they didnt bother to come up with a plan for debts and spending..and now that republics have control of house..it's their fault. Instead of watching the mainstream news...maby you should do some of your own homework and check stuff out for yourself. you'll see he is a danger to our way of life. He's a communist. Check out who his mentors were. We need a president who will help out country not be reliant on other countries. We need to tie the hands of the EPA so we can start reopening factories so we can produce our own products. Quit getting all this crap from China. Obama wants to shut down all the coal factories...WTF!!! Do you realize how many people would be out of work all over the country?! We need our coal, we need our oil. Wind and solar are not gonna sustain this country.
Democrat

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Aug 21, 2012
Are you nuts? As bad as things are now, if we put a republican back in office with their money grubbing ways, the middle class will never never be able to dig our way out of the mess we are in. The problem with the Democrats is they care to much and let the Republicans get away with taking and taking, while the middle class suffers more and more.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#7 Aug 21, 2012
Democrat wrote:
Are you nuts? As bad as things are now, if we put a republican back in office with their money grubbing ways, the middle class will never never be able to dig our way out of the mess we are in. The problem with the Democrats is they care to much and let the Republicans get away with taking and taking, while the middle class suffers more and more.
Are you nuts - we can not take another 4 years of a president that does nothing except talk. America will be bankrupt if Obama gets re-elected. We need jobs and a balance budget and Obama has done nothing for either one of these two issues. He has been flying all over the world telling foreign countries how hateful Americans are. We have had enough of obama - time to go to rebuild America.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#8 Aug 21, 2012
Obama's First.

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America ’s ability to put a man in space-defunded NASA.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which State they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date & counting.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to not know how to properly pronounce Navy 'corpsman'.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’-including bowing to foreign rulers.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) just for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

Since: Aug 12

Granite City

#9 Aug 21, 2012
Well it sounds like to me that you don't know what your talking about and just like to bitch. If you think for one minute that Romney is going to work harder for the middle class or poor than Obama, then I know you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Romney has stolen from and made a living off the backs of the middle class and poor all his working life. Why do you think he would be any differant as our president? I know, that if you live in GC you have to be part of the working class or poor, so what do you think Romney can do to help you. He wants to go back to the old trickle down (Republican)way of thinking and says he don't raise taxes, but wants to give tax breaks to the wealthiest americans. He himself cheats the government out of taxes by keeping his money in the Camin Ilands. He only pays taxes on capital gains from invested money. Which I truely cannot understand why he thinks this is ok with the average american, because Romney in his lifetime could never spend the money he has right now, why wouldn't he want to pay at least the same percentage of taxes you and I pay to his country. It couldn't hurt him and just maybe if people who are in this situation did pay their fair share the country would be better off for it. Their country! The same one they are saying they want to serve! The same country they will die in and still have more money than they could possibly spend if they had another life time to do it.
GC Lifer

Maryville, IL

#10 Aug 21, 2012
Like I said in an earlier post...if you quit watching and listening on the radio to the main stream media (which is liberal) you may learn something about Obama. He said once in a speach "I am my brothers' keeper". LIES LIES LIES! He refused to send his poor brother in Kenya $1000 for help on a hospital bill for his kid. What a sympathetic man that Obama is. He is only here to help himself and his wife and taking as many vacations he can on our dime. The sooner he's out the better.

Since: Aug 12

Granite City

#11 Aug 21, 2012
Sorry, but you are an idiot too! Put Romney in there then and come back in 4 years and lets talk again. If you have survived that long!
GC Lifer

Maryville, IL

#12 Aug 21, 2012
You must have a stock-pile of Obama Kool-ade. Pour it out right now!!!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#13 Aug 21, 2012
uh yeah wrote:
It amazes me that almost everyone who hates obamacare, cant wait to vote for Romney. Yet have no idea that obamacare is a carbon copy of romneycare. Romney cant be against it, cause its his plan.Hypocrisy..
WRONG -- Obamacare is FEDERAL Romneycare is STATE, do you know the difference???????
Look back

United States

#14 Aug 22, 2012
I think it's funny how everyone blames Obama for this country's problems. Fact is we had a bad economy when Bush was in office. Obama was left to clean up his mess. Mit is a fake and sounds like Bush.... Promise after promise as the vacation at their ranch or beach house. I believe Obama can make positive changes in the US. Change takes time and I'm willing to keep him in office for another 4 years. My vote Obama!
Look back

United States

#15 Aug 22, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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WRONG -- Obamacare is FEDERAL Romneycare is STATE, do you know the difference???????
And the state of Illinois is BROKE! We can't afford Romneycare!
Paul Ryan

Westbury, NY

#16 Aug 22, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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In your dreams. People have found out the change promised took our dollars and only gave us change to put back in our pockets.- Romney/Ryan 2012
http://i.imgur.com/N3e70.jpg
GC Lifer

Maryville, IL

#17 Aug 22, 2012
Everyone can't keep blaming Bush for the 8.6% unemployment. Everyone can't keep blaming Bush for the 16 TRILLION dollars in debt the country is in. Obama is the one who spent our billions and billions of tax dollars on bailing companies out. Especially his "baby" Solaris. Everybody remember that? Everyone was saying.."oh yeah, lets give them all this money so they can make solar panels for us all...YAY!!!" Ya know what? They went bankrupt. I want my tax dollars back for that crap! We have nothing to show for Obama's crazy spending. We bailed out GM..they're getting ready to file bankruptsy again..hmmm..imagine that.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#18 Aug 22, 2012
Democrat wrote:
Sorry, but you are an idiot too! Put Romney in there then and come back in 4 years and lets talk again. If you have survived that long!
Put Romney in and we will have JOBS.

Since: Aug 12

Granite City

#19 Aug 22, 2012
Obama can't run the companies for them ya know. His intentions were good with Solaris, but he did not start the bail out process, Busch did and the Republican's spearheaded that before he even was in office. It was left to him to make it happen while the country waited for it to do what everyone was saying it would do and that never happened. He only followed through on what all the experts at the time said would help the oncomming recession and depression if the banks were allowed to fall. Here is something to think about.

Salary of retired US Presidents ..........180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate ..........174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid

Salary of Speaker of the House ..........223,500 FOR LIFE This is really stupid

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders .......$193,400 FOR LIFE Ditto last line

Average Salary of a teacher ..........40,065

Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN .......$38,000

I think we can see where the cuts should be made!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#20 Aug 22, 2012
Look back wrote:
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And the state of Illinois is BROKE! We can't afford Romneycare!
We have the Chicago THUGS to thank for that. Look at the Dems that were in politics and now are in prison doing time. MOST FROM CHICAGO.

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