Romney-Ryan Debate - Pennington Gap, VA

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United States

#43 Aug 31, 2012
It really doesnt matter whi gets president. The country is still gonna have the same problems.

Pennington Gap, VA

#44 Aug 31, 2012
It is check day. So everybody is Obama happy.

Pennington Gap, VA

#45 Sep 1, 2012
Taypayers, can we handle four more years of Obama.
The General

Johnson City, TN

#46 Sep 2, 2012
We can, but we can't handle those who would vote him back into office. That is the problem.
coal hog

Pennington Gap, VA

#47 Sep 2, 2012
if u are for no coal mining no logging 900 a month elect bills,gay marriage vote for obama if u are for freedom energy and oppurtunity vote for romney simple

United States

#48 Sep 2, 2012
Who/which party should I vote for?

My demands are:

No discrimination on any matter.
I am prolife and I think abortion and birth control should be decided on by the Dr and patient not the gov't.
I want equal pay for all(this goes w/no discrimination)colors, sex, etc.
I want a choice/vote on Social Security and Medicare.
Whom a person marrys, lives with, or sexes with and laws pertaining to, are none of mine or the gov't's business.
Shrink gov't.
No more war. Mind our own business and borders.
Equal taxes for all. Same percent.
Affordable Insurance.(I need a co insurance desperately)
I do want the gov't to restrict any and all things deadly and dangerous to it's citizens.
I want the Federal Gov't to deny all funding to states not collecting income taxes.(this would save a fortune)
I want immigrants to get a fair shake here. I remember hearing the phrase 'America, the land of opportunity' and thinking immigrants are what America is all about. I'd bet money that YOU too are of immigrant descent.

Geez, nosey butt neighbor at my door"""?" """"" """"" """"? "
PS Please explain your reply in detail. Ty.
Frank said

Winnsboro, SC

#49 Sep 2, 2012
The question, without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars -- charged for the first time to credit cards, the national credit card.”
When Obama took office America was lying in the street hemorrhaging from a near fatal wound inflicted by the last Republican president. The banking system collapsed, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Housing collapsed, construction stopped and the auto industry was in a death spiral. America was in a state of a serious panic – our nation was dying under Bush.
Now, wouldn’t it be nice if things were better and back to normal, but at least we're still here and no one has a magic wand to wave and make it all go away ... the Bush recession will be over when it’s over. It makes you wonder, had we elected yet another Republican president there wouldn't be an America today, except for plutocrats.
I don't think Romney thought that question through, because if we remember how things were the day Obama took office there's no way we're going back there again. Why would Romney even bring that up – perhaps he was trying to channel Reagan? Having had to watch, for the last four years, how the republicans obstructed his every move – the Nation be damned! And to now hand the reins back to them seems rather absurd if not obscene. How many soldiers died in Iraq 4 years ago? How many now? Osama Bin Laden was plotting 4 years ago, now he is at the bottom of the sea, Gaddafi was out there 4 years ago, now - dead. GM and Chrysler were dying 4 years ago, now they are alive and well – it goes on and on.
fall leaf

United States

#50 Sep 4, 2012
Anybody that likes to fish better get out and vote.! If Romney gets in , there will be no more fishing at the Powell River. The local fracking for oil will pollute the waters and kill the fish. Before you try to say I'm wrong, look it all up. Romney has stock/interests in oil(NOT COAL), he wants epa to lower standards so that fracking is legal nationwide. His enegy advisor is a big oil tycoon and is counting on a pay bk for his services and donations.
Does Lee County actually have oil to be drilled? Yes. Twenty or so years ago some oil company came through and actually found oil. They got leases on mineal rights too.
We all know the Powell goes on to the lake and the pollution and toxins will follow the water flow. What would we do without a short trip to fish on the Powell.?the fracking would affect the wildlife and hunting here, while so many are complaining about their gun rights when they should be worried about hunting being extinct due to no game to shoot at. The big picture is scarier!

Wise, VA

#51 Sep 4, 2012
R and R wrote:
Don't care, but...
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”
I am not an Obama fan, but if we can survuve buffoon Bush 43 and neo-fascist Reagan (one of worst presdients in US hisotry), Obama not terrible...just a "do-nothing." We need someone like either Clinton or Bush 41, both of whom were good presidents!
Left Out

Johnson City, TN

#53 Sep 6, 2012
Obama had them leave out "God" on the party palatform but had to make a change after a big uproar. What does that say about Obama? It tells me that he doesn't believe that God is in control. One thing for sure is that he and the Dems aren't in control.

Fayetteville, NC

#54 Sep 6, 2012
Seperation of church and state! Obama knows that God is in control. God's will was done in the last election and will be in this one, too. God frowns on people who lie and attempt to deceive his children. Romey and Ryan aren't showing their Christianity when they spew lies all over the country.

Clinton sure mad and excellent truthful speach.
the truth

Little Falls, NJ

#56 Sep 6, 2012
Left Out wrote:
Obama had them leave out "God" on the party palatform but had to make a change after a big uproar. What does that say about Obama? It tells me that he doesn't believe that God is in control. One thing for sure is that he and the Dems aren't in control.
Factcheck that one. He made them put it back in the platform. He wanted it in the platform. Don't believe lies. Maybe his delegates didn't want it but he did and he got what he wanted, period. Must have been listening to Hannity all day. He is going nuts these days, haha, so funny to listen to, so so funny.

Faith, NC

#57 Sep 6, 2012
I think several are blowing gaskets after Clinton last evening. He laid the truth out. Thanks to you The Truth for debunking that one.. Anybody googled all of Ryan's lies, yet?
Sho nuff

San Antonio, TX

#58 Sep 6, 2012
Sho nuff

San Antonio, TX

#60 Sep 6, 2012
more cuts

Charlotte, NC

#61 Sep 6, 2012
Paul Ryan plans to cut spending in all areas of the Social Services at the Federal level. He wants states to take over coming up with more money to pay for their own residents. We see what happens with that. The taxes will increase state wide and there will be several in this area denied/thrown off the system. Just look at what the schoolboard didn't get from the state this year. Gov Mc is against helping the poor and SWVa rarely sees any money from the state.

Paul Ryan, Huffpost.

Goverment programs, including food stamps and Medicaid, both of which would be converted to block grant programs that would be run at the discretion of individual states. Medicaid would lose $770 billion compared to Obama's budget, according to Ryan's documents.

"The 1996 welfare reform was very successful in getting toward an upward-mobile society, in getting people off of dependency and on to lives of self-sufficiency," Ryan said Tuesday.

"We propose welfare reform, round 2," he added, charging that aid programs were encouraging people to sponge off the government. "We don't want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people ... into complacency and dependence."

Enjoying the DNC.
more cuts

Charlotte, NC

#62 Sep 6, 2012
Another article: from CNN

An Urban Institute analysis of Ryan's budget proposal from last year found block grants would lead states to drop between 14 million and 27 million people from Medicaid by 2021 and cut reimbursements to health care providers by 31%.
Up to 10 million people could lose nutrition assistance since $134 billion would be cut from the program over 10 years, according to the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
And at least 62% of Ryan's $5.3 trillion in nondefense budget cuts over 10 years come from programs that serve the poor, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
"This budget is Robin Hood in reverse -- on steroids," said Robert Greenstein, the center's president, when the Ryan plan was announced. "It would likely produce the largest redistribution of income from the bottom to the top in modern U.S. history and likely increase poverty and inequality more than any other budget in recent times."  
the truth

Hoboken, NJ

#63 Sep 7, 2012
And, and, who gets the big tax cuts from Romney and Ryan? The filthy rich and only the filthy rich. If tax cuts cause trickle down economics like Reagan said, why is it not working now? Because the rich want to be richer and are not hiring, even with their tax cuts. Their stupid Bush tax cuts are still in full force thanks to the Republicans in Congress. And it's not working because greed trumps everything else they got.

How can anyone trust a man who won't share their income tax returns because they were so greedy with their offshore bank accounts and didn't pay as much tax as we do. It's pathetic. What reason would a man want to be president that is that rich? Power,plain and simple. Power to make sure he makes even more money at the middle class' expense. Not to mention, google mormanism. Can a christian vote for a mormon without being a hypocrit? Simply no.

Greer, SC

#64 Sep 7, 2012
Seriously, I don't think Romney has done anything wrong on the filing etc of his taxes. I believe the probleml/secrecy is a big problem on his 2010 tax return.. When people see his claimed address it could prove indeed that he committed voter fraud in 2010.

Please share the type of trouble that you are suspecting.
who knows

United States

#66 Sep 7, 2012
possibly he did not report his offshore accounts therefore doing what offshore accounts are used for, to not pay u.s. taxes on. Kinda makes sense, huh? If a presidential candidate is not paying his fair share of U.S.taxes, why trust him?

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