Romney-Ryan Debate - Granite City, IL

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#21 Aug 22, 2012
Democrat wrote:
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!
WE need 4 years term limits for all politicians.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#22 Aug 22, 2012
Democrat wrote:
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.
You read the list and can not find anything wrong and it bothers you. We need JOBS and need to get the unemployment percent down. Obama said it is better but he does not count the ones that have run out of unemployment and still can not find a job. Obama has done nothing he said he would do when he ran in 2008. He promised CHANGE well we got it alright - he took my dollars and gave me pennies back. At least Romney knows the workings of a businesss. Obama has nothing to run on that is why he keeps on Romney for his taxes - well Romney gave him one year and the Dems went all over them like maggots and could find nothing. Then Reid lied and said he did not pay taxes for 10 years. The dems are now known for not telling the truth.
you dont need

United States

#23 Aug 26, 2012
very smart man
middleclass

Collinsville, IL

#24 Sep 2, 2012
I could never vote for someone who....
Lies about his income
Hides money in swiss accounts to avoid paying taxes
Hobknobs with big buisness CEO's.
This country isn't a buisness.
Obama got this war under control, caught the whole deck including Osama Bin Laden, the only things that have failed have been the fault of the ignorant republic senate who sit on their ass, or vacation half the year and stalemate everything.
You idiots want to keep paying 30% in taxes while millionaires hide their money and pay 7-11%? Republicans are banking on you idiots because all you do is watch fox news and listen to the likes of fat ignorant jerks like Rush Limbaugh. If you watches the Republican National Convention you would have been decided by all the lies Ryan and Flip Romney told on that stage and they don't even have power yet. Before Obama were were trillions in debt thanks to hurricane bush and his daddy's vendeta to put us in 3 wars, killing off a significant part of our military while education spending tanked. Obama recovered us on stable footing the war, brings troops back home, GETS THEM MEDICAL CARE THAT BUSH DENIED THEM, and saved the entire auto industry. Read some facts u ignorant biggot hoosiers! Most of you don't want him in office because he is biracial (YES BIRACIAL WITH A WHITE MOTHER AND A BLACK FATHER) NOT BLACK! And he support gay rights.
middleclass

Collinsville, IL

#25 Sep 2, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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You read the list and can not find anything wrong and it bothers you. We need JOBS and need to get the unemployment percent down. Obama said it is better but he does not count the ones that have run out of unemployment and still can not find a job. Obama has done nothing he said he would do when he ran in 2008. He promised CHANGE well we got it alright - he took my dollars and gave me pennies back. At least Romney knows the workings of a businesss. Obama has nothing to run on that is why he keeps on Romney for his taxes - well Romney gave him one year and the Dems went all over them like maggots and could find nothing. Then Reid lied and said he did not pay taxes for 10 years. The dems are now known for not telling the truth.
Your friendly republicans denied every job bill he tried to pass including several recently. He saved the auto industry. How many jobs were there? Do your research on Romney's buisness practices? Crooked and now he is denying owndership eventhough he was the CEO. Not to mention that he is hiding money in swiss accounts so he doesn't have to pay taxes like the rest of us. And won't even admit to his income. No thanks.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#26 Sep 2, 2012
middleclass wrote:
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Your friendly republicans denied every job bill he tried to pass including several recently. He saved the auto industry. How many jobs were there? Do your research on Romney's buisness practices? Crooked and now he is denying owndership eventhough he was the CEO. Not to mention that he is hiding money in swiss accounts so he doesn't have to pay taxes like the rest of us. And won't even admit to his income. No thanks.
Obama controlled Congress for gtwo years and he could have accomplished anything he wanted but instead he chose to play ROCK STAR and do NOTHING for the people. Now he is crying because the people know they will get 4 more years of the same thing and by that time america will be bankrupt - Obama promised so much when he was voted in 2008 and he delivered NOTHING.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#27 Sep 2, 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.
middleclass

Collinsville, IL

#28 Sep 2, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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Obama controlled Congress for gtwo years and he could have accomplished anything he wanted but instead he chose to play ROCK STAR and do NOTHING for the people. Now he is crying because the people know they will get 4 more years of the same thing and by that time america will be bankrupt - Obama promised so much when he was voted in 2008 and he delivered NOTHING.
Yeah i think he saved the auto industry and turned the war in a plausible direction until the stalemates began. Not to mention finally getting the war veterans some adequate care
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#29 Sep 2, 2012
middleclass wrote:
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Yeah i think he saved the auto industry and turned the war in a plausible direction until the stalemates began. Not to mention finally getting the war veterans some adequate care
GM's Volt is going under again. So what are you saying Obama saved????? Ford did NOT receive money from the government, so you saying obama saved the auto industry is a LIE - JUST ANOTHER LIB LIE. I realize you have to try to find something to make Obama look good but using the auto industry is not a good thing to use. I do not believe I would use the war either - do your remember what he said in 2008 when he ran for president what he was going to do. Well he has NOT done that either.
Sean

United States

#31 Sep 6, 2012
Democrat wrote:
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.
amen, romney will only help the 1 percenters, and do everything in his power to break the middle class and dismantle unions so he and boys can hide more of their money offshore. Obama has been good, but romney spells diaster for the working man.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#32 Sep 6, 2012
middleclass wrote:
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Your friendly republicans denied every job bill he tried to pass including several recently. He saved the auto industry. How many jobs were there? Do your research on Romney's buisness practices? Crooked and now he is denying owndership eventhough he was the CEO. Not to mention that he is hiding money in swiss accounts so he doesn't have to pay taxes like the rest of us. And won't even admit to his income. No thanks.
Obama could not have furnished any job bills - he was not in his office - he was on vacation flying all over the world on tax payers dollars and he delegated all his work to Pelosi and Reid. He did not even try to work with the Reps. Obama IS NOT A LEADER - he does not have the qualifications to be President.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#33 Sep 6, 2012
middleclass wrote:
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Yeah i think he saved the auto industry and turned the war in a plausible direction until the stalemates began. Not to mention finally getting the war veterans some adequate care
He did NOT save the auto industry - FORD did not receive any money from the Government. GM did and they have not paid it back yet - check and see how many GM plants went overseas. Please tell me what kind of medical care Obama has provided for our war Veterans. I would really like to know so I can tell some of our war Veterans.
teacher

United States

#34 Sep 6, 2012
U peep better do ur homework before u vote for mitt romney, he will destroy the country like he did mass. Obama may be moving slow but at least he is going the right way.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#35 Sep 6, 2012
teacher wrote:
U peep better do ur homework before u vote for mitt romney, he will destroy the country like he did mass. Obama may be moving slow but at least he is going the right way.
You cant be a teacher - you can not even spell. Obama is not moving slow - he is not moving at all - that is unless you want to talk about his vacations and golf games and him flying all around the world playing rock star. He has not accomplished one thing he ran on in 2008
BoB

United States

#36 Sep 10, 2012
Obama is taking away our freedom
gcborn

Fontana, KS

#37 Sep 10, 2012
I'm writing in Ron Paul lol. I don't care if thay means I didn't "actaully" vote. I would rather not vote at all than vote for Romney OR Obama. So Mr.Ron Paul will get my write in and I will feel better. And dnt say my votw wont count because if more ppl living in the states that accepted it, knew they could write him in that would drop romney and obamas votes dramatically. The younger first voters are uneducated about how they can vote and who they can vote for. Gary Johnson isn't bad. Same beliefs as Ron Paul. I wouldn't give my vote to the lesser of two evils because your still choosing evil. I believe in God and I believe in America and the constitution.

We have the right to appeal the governemnt, when is going to get to that point amd when are people going to be united like the U.S. should be and wstand up for ourselves?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#38 Sep 11, 2012
teacher wrote:
U peep better do ur homework before u vote for mitt romney, he will destroy the country like he did mass. Obama may be moving slow but at least he is going the right way.
Explain how Mass is destroyed.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#39 Sep 17, 2012
Look back wrote:
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And the state of Illinois is BROKE! We can't afford Romneycare!
Thats because we have Quinn - and you voted for him also. That is what you call a DEM state. The states that have Rep governors are NOT BROKE. Does that tell you anything

Since: Aug 12

Granite City

#40 Sep 21, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
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Obama controlled Congress for gtwo years and he could have accomplished anything he wanted but instead he chose to play ROCK STAR and do NOTHING for the people. Now he is crying because the people know they will get 4 more years of the same thing and by that time america will be bankrupt - Obama promised so much when he was voted in 2008 and he delivered NOTHING.
I hate to be disrespectful to a senior citizen, but you my fellow american are an idiot! All your fellow republican are sure running fast to put some space between them and your beloved Mitt Romney now arn't they. Just goes to show you what he really thinks of america's senior citizen on social security they paid into all their lives. He doesn't even care about them. He said so himself. And you want to defend the guy? What kind of a nut job are you anyway?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#41 Sep 21, 2012
Democrat wrote:
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I hate to be disrespectful to a senior citizen, but you my fellow american are an idiot! All your fellow republican are sure running fast to put some space between them and your beloved Mitt Romney now arn't they. Just goes to show you what he really thinks of america's senior citizen on social security they paid into all their lives. He doesn't even care about them. He said so himself. And you want to defend the guy? What kind of a nut job are you anyway?
No we are not running from Romney we are running from Obama - look at the mess he has us in now. This is a result of him assisting Lybia and NOT GOING THROUGH CONGRESS. We have 4 dead Americans and he said "video" done it. I am suprised he did not say Bush done it as he has for almost 4 years now. You are lying about Romney SS and healthcare. He said,- HE IS NOT GOING TO TOUCH ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 55 on SOCIAL SECURITY. Now stop believing Obama's LIES and listen go what is really being said between Romney and Obama. Obama is leading America into bankruptcy and we will be a third world country if Obama gets back in. He is calling for redistribution which means if you are working and I am not you are going to provide me with a living while I sit at home and play video games.

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