Romney-Ryan Debate - Maysville, KY

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Are you happy that Romney picked Paul Ryan as his VP?

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Eric24

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#41
Aug 18, 2012
 
Lol...your right, economy was great under Bush ;)....Factories closing there doors, higher unemployment than we have now, WallStreet was a losing along with Mainstreet....Use some common sense , it's fine ur Rebublican but seriously start using your head.
Eric24

Maysville, KY

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#42
Aug 18, 2012
 
Also, we were at war and the Bush administration couldn't pull up our economy !...How stupid is that !?...War is almost a sure fire way to improve economies...
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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#43
Aug 18, 2012
 
The Union wrote:
So what exactly is it that you don't like about Unions?....Do you have a legitimate issue other than jealousy or is it just because the Rebulican Party says you shouldn't like Unions ?...
What is there to like about unions? First of all labor unions were created during the industrial revolution to give workers who were being taken advantage of some sort of bargaining power. Well I hate to break it to you,but those days are over.

What have unions done lately? Look at GM, the unions levied for wages and pension payments that were so high, the company went BANKRUPT. They were once the largest auto manufacturer in the world. Furthermore, unions in states like Wisconsin, California, and Pennsylvania have effectively caused dozens of municipal bankruptcies because of outrageous pension payments. Finally, there are over 21,000 government employees with a pension paying of $100,000 per year.

Also, unions today allow workers to work less with more pay. In fact, I personally know several teachers (in a union) who aren't drug tested and smoke marijuana. They aren't drug tested because the unions don't want them to be--it is an Infringement on their rights--please.

Maybe learn some facts before you're blinded by false opinions.

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#44
Aug 18, 2012
 
I can understand if you are on welfare, food stamps and medicaid and don't want to work why you would vote for Obama
Eric24

Maysville, KY

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#45
Aug 18, 2012
 
Cmon Man wrote:
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I want to explain to you how little sense this statement makes, but I highly doubt you're capable of understanding. They aren't loop holes, it is the way our tax structure is set up. Romney paid the minimum amount of taxes he was required to by law--you are irrational if you willingly pay more.
Ohhhh , you are one of those people that fail to see how law makers twist and change the rules to suit them accordingly...I tell you, why don't you look up how many changes within the tax code the last 20 years...Then come back to me this...While you are it, get street smarts !
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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#46
Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24 wrote:
Lol...your right, economy was great under Bush ;)....Factories closing there doors, higher unemployment than we have now, WallStreet was a losing along with Mainstreet....Use some common sense , it's fine ur Rebublican but seriously start using your head.
Unemployment rate when Obama took office: 7.8%
Unemployment rate now: 8.3%

National debt when Obama took office:$11T
National debt now:$15.9T

Talk about using your head.
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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#47
Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24.

I would love for you to explain to me how the tax structure in the US works. I have a feeling you have no clue. In fact, answer me this and I'll give you some credit.

If I make $100,000 per year and I am in the 20% tax bracket, how much will I pay in taxes that year?
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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#48
Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24 wrote:
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Ohhhh , you are one of those people that fail to see how law makers twist and change the rules to suit them accordingly...I tell you, why don't you look up how many changes within the tax code the last 20 years...Then come back to me this...While you are it, get street smarts !
This proves how dumb you are. Do you think Mitt Romney, the governor of Massachusetts, had any control of how the tax structure was set up? The tax code is set up by the IRS and Congress, not governors. Romney is operating within a system that he didn't create.

Please do this country a favor and become informed before you vote. Don't vote based on the bullshit you hear while at your AA meetings.
Eric24

Maysville, KY

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#49
Aug 18, 2012
 
You should hire Romneys tax guy to help you with that ....I bet he can find all the loop hole you need to pay less taxes than someone making minimum wadge...
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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#50
Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24 wrote:
You should hire Romneys tax guy to help you with that ....I bet he can find all the loop hole you need to pay less taxes than someone making minimum wadge...
Strike two, dipshit. Romney paid an average effective tax rate of 13% per year for the last decade. Meaning that, on a salary of $1 million dollars, he gave $130k to the government in taxes.

Finally, I would like to personally thank you for being the reason people outside of Kentucky think we're all idiots.
Eric24

Maysville, KY

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#51
Aug 18, 2012
 
Nathan wrote:
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Strike two, dipshit. Romney paid an average effective tax rate of 13% per year for the last decade. Meaning that, on a salary of $1 million dollars, he gave $130k to the government in taxes.
Finally, I would like to personally thank you for being the reason people outside of Kentucky think we're all idiots.
How and why does he pay a lesser %?....Dthere is no cap...He jerked around and took advatage of loopholes with in the tax code...The same loopholes that if were present during the days of Al Capone , he would have remained a free man.
Nathan

Louisville, KY

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Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24 wrote:
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How and why does he pay a lesser %?....Dthere is no cap...He jerked around and took advatage of loopholes with in the tax code...The same loopholes that if were present during the days of Al Capone , he would have remained a free man.
You can't be serious with the Al Capone reference. Liberal media has you so skewed in your beliefs it's unreal. They are no where near the same tax "loopholes" as Al Capone. Al Capone was a mobster, thief, and murderer who laundered gang money.

Romney did everything legally. One of Romney's biggest stances is reformation of the tax code--bet CNN didn't tell you that.

Essentially, you are telling me that you dislike Romney because he is smarter than you and a better businessman as well. He claimed his income as capital gains because that's what the law called for. It just so happens that the capital gains tax is 15% so that is what Romney paid.

Why would he pay more, especially when the govern,ent is just going to waste it in faulty investments like Solyndra.

One last thing, tell me right now that you wouldn't have done the same thing as Romney with your taxes if you were him? You would have because no one wants to pay more taxes, just as much as the law calls for.
Hey

Broken Arrow, OK

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#53
Aug 18, 2012
 
EXACTLY!!!!!
Hey

Broken Arrow, OK

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#54
Aug 18, 2012
 
Eric24 wrote:
Lol...your right, economy was great under Bush ;)....Factories closing there doors, higher unemployment than we have now, WallStreet was a losing along with Mainstreet....Use some common sense , it's fine ur Rebublican but seriously start using your head.
It was alot better then than now,Sure the unemployment rate may have spiked over 8% for a couple months under Bush but how long has it admittedly been over 8.2%+?? Over 3yrs(Close)??

And as for all the friggin factories closing down it had jack sh!t to do with bush..

In 1993 President Bill Clinton signed (NAFTA) into law,Bush 1 refused to sign it when he was POTUS..

That opened up free trade to Canada and Mexico(Techno-Trim)and a host of others around the country followed suit...
Uncle Tab

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#55
Aug 18, 2012
 
Hey wrote:
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Ok Jeff..
How bout a Horses Ass????
That better..
Speaking of answering questions,How many jobs has Obama Created??
You're not allowed to count the 800,000 PLUS work permits for the Illegals either..
How many jobs have been created with the Bush Tax Cuts? Take your time, I know failure is a hard pill to swallow for republicans that were made fools of for voting for that blithering idiot!

So where's the jobs?
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Broken Arrow, OK

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#56
Aug 18, 2012
 
Uncle Tab wrote:
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How many jobs have been created with the Bush Tax Cuts? Take your time, I know failure is a hard pill to swallow for republicans that were made fools of for voting for that blithering idiot!
So where's the jobs?
Why do yo guys always have to answer a question with one and why does it always go back to Bush...

Oh that's right That's all you got since your guy has done absolutely nothing but waste over $5 trillion dollars(For What?)

Oh one more thing,I personally agree that Bush wasn't worth two cents either, But I never voted for him and about fell over when he got re-elected...

But I don't believe that will be the case in Nov..

Here's just a little more info for ya on jobs in the USA..
(Compliments Of Clinton)

Where Are Promised New Jobs?
During the debate on passage of NAFTA, U.S. citizens were promised 200,000 new jobs each year because of NAFTA as well as a growing U.S. trade surplus. However, after five years the results have not lived up to the promises.

Though the promise was made that there would be mutual job creation in both the United States and Mexico, most new jobs are found in Mexico. As of late 1997, the estimate of net U.S. job losses due to NAFTA was 400,000. Some measures of job losses and gains place the losses at 800,000 and the gains at 400,000. A disproportionately high 24,000 jobs were lost in Michigan alone. Two-thirds of U.S. citizens believe NAFTA has cost U.S. jobs and has helped large corporations. Government spokesmen are no longer touting NAFTA job creation, but are focusing on the opportunity to shed lower paid, unskilled jobs and concentrate on high-tech and high-skilled sectors where the United States still has the advantage.

Trade Means U.S. Job Losses
The magnitude of NAFTA's influence can be seen by trade between the U.S. and Mexico. Prior to NAFTA in 1993, the U.S. had a $1.7 Billion trade surplus with Mexico. Last year, after 5 years of NAFTA, we had a nearly $15 Billion trade deficit (even after the peso devaluation). This simply means that more U.S. jobs have been lost as a result of Mexican imports into the U.S. than have been gained because of U.S. exports to Mexico.

Even these trade numbers are misleading. It is true that the total U.S. exports to Mexico did jump from $42 billion in 1993 to $47 billion in 1995. But, 35% of these exports were not destined for now prosperous consumers in Mexico. Instead, they were destined for factories in Mexico where low-paid workers assembled them into finished products to be imported back into the United States.

High Paying U.S. Jobs Replaced by Low Wage Workers
U.S. manufacturing jobs lost due to NAFTA are typically among the highest paying jobs. Although the U.S. economy has produced many jobs in the 1990s, many of these jobs are lower paying positions such as cashiers, waiters and waitresses, janitors and retail clerks that pay only 77% of the manufacturing's average. Those who lost jobs due to NAFTA are likely to find employment in these lower paying areas.

Plants do not need to move to Mexico to benefit from NAFTA. Threats by plant managers to move operations to Mexico have helped keep wages down. The Business Roundtable reports that two-thirds of U.S. employers have played the "NAFTA card" during bargaining sessions to successfully keep labor costs under control. The result it that millions of U.S. workers have experienced reduced wages, fewer benefits, and deteriorating working conditions.

But I don't recall Bush ever blaming Clinton?? So what's with you guys..
Eric

Maysville, KY

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#57
Aug 18, 2012
 
It always goes back to Bush because somehow you all think we are in a worse situation since Obama came into office...It's been the Republican cry 3 months into his term....The bottom line is we are BETTER than we were under Bush...So the comparison actually starts with you NateDogg ;)
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#58
Aug 18, 2012
 
Liberals wrote:
One question? Can you be a dem and a Christian? Abortion is OK with Liberals so what are your thoughts? Not looking for hate just curious.
OMG!!! Can you be a republican and be a christian? That's my question. I think Jesus was compassionate toward the poor the sick and the disadvantaged. That sure isn't what a republican is. Not sending out hate here... just peace and love and compassion from a non welfare drawing liberal.
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#59
Aug 18, 2012
 
In Ohio obama halted all work on WELFARE!!! Meaning you can get FOODSTAMPS and not have too WORK a single day!!!!!We also would like too KNOW where are all these JOBS HE CREATED,maybe he thinks hes GOD,all he did was what he said!!!I will make a change,WOW and thats just about all he left us with was CHANGE in our POCKETS!!!!! STILL UNEMPLOYED!!!!!!!!!!
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#60
Aug 18, 2012
 
Has anybody heard an update about obama and SOLYNDRA???? Just wanted too know where OUR TAX DOLLARS went,and into whos POCKETS!!!!Talk about a SCANDLE!!!!!!!!!!Wouldnt that be like HIDING MONEY into a THIEFS ACCOUNT!!!!!!

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