Romney-Ryan Debate - Prestonsburg, KY

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Williamson, WV

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#21
Oct 4, 2012
 
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Yeah, it is scary. I expected to see two people that knew the topic just different views. But it appeared like Obama was clueless. Suprised me. It was embarassing.
I noticed when the President would get cornered he would just say some wierd sad anecdote to support him.
To the Obama supporter that keeps posting. You are not helping his case. It does seem like you are wanting a mom more than a pres. You are very emotional about it. Don't get mad and take it personal.
The debate reinforced what many have been saying for months, that Obama is in over his head. One can't get into Harvard with C's and compete with a super intelligent guy with both law and business degrees from Harard. A guy that has actually run something and knows the economy. But I think Obama is still the favorite because man still are holding on to "hope and change". Obama says it will come shortly and large number of people still listen to this rich-vs middleclass foolish talk.
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Oct 4, 2012
 
Right wrote:
<quoted text>The debate reinforced what many have been saying for months, that Obama is in over his head. One can't get into Harvard with C's and compete with a super intelligent guy with both law and business degrees from Harard. A guy that has actually run somethi.........
Yeah, Obama has no substance to what he says. Romney just articulated his conservative view of the problems, gave his ideas, and applied them to facts. Conservatism always wins because it is logical and the only way to free human beings to live.

I really get turned off by the rich vs poor thing. I don't like anybody pitting Americans against Americans. Rich, poor, black, white, or whatever. Obama says more about who is to blame than he can what to do about it. Some of those figures Obama disputed directly apply to me. Romney was right on with the percentages for small business tax. It was cheaper for me to close my business and take a job.

Also something else. Obama said Trump was a small business. That is ridiculous. He may think number of employees determines business. And real estate and whatever trump does may have only a few employees. But the definition varies by industry and includes revenue.
Manufacturing depends on employee count most others revenue. Plus it can't be an industry leader. Obama should have known that. If he did he wouldn't have said it. Every business person who caught that is probably shocked. Defining a small business as "small" is a big damn deal. I could go on but ....wow.
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Williamson, WV

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Oct 14, 2012
 
WII wrote:
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I think you are correct. I hope you are correct.
The VP debate will be interesting.
Well you saw a clown in ole Joe against a serious thought intelligent Ryan.
got it

Pikeville, KY

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#25
Oct 14, 2012
 
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Romney made his Millions sending good paying jobs to india,chinaand mexico same as he has cut a deal to bring in cheaper china coal,
You people who think romney will help you,keep on thinking,he wont.
Vote Obama back in he is working 4 all of us.30 months of job growth,killed bin laden,stop the war in iraq,and with congress and the senate stopping him at every move he would have been better
bush had the USA in a DEPRESSION<The USA is growing now under obama biden.Continue with a winning Team
Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate By Republicans
Veterans’ Jobs Bill Blocked in the Senate
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
Eager to shoot down President Obama’s legislative agenda just weeks
before the election, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a measure
that would have provided $1 billion over five years to help veterans
find work in their communities.
The measure, which would have potentially created jobs for up to
20,000 veterans, was blocked on a procedural point by Republicans, who
argued that the bill was unpaid for. Senator Patty Murray, a
Washington Democrat and the bill’s main sponsor, said the bill would
have covered the costs in part with fees on Medicare providers and
suppliers who are delinquent on their tax bills.
The procedural vote was 58 to 40; 60 votes would have been required to
waive Republican objections.
The bill was opposed, by, among others, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican
of Oklahoma, who said he believed the bill duplicated existing job
programs for veterans that are not well run, and Senator Rand Paul,
Republican of Kentucky, who has been seeking amendments on bills that
would cut off funding to Egypt and to Pakistan until Pakistan freed
Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin
Laden.
“It’s both shocking and shameful that Republicans today chose to kill
a bill to put America’s veterans back to work,” Ms. Murray said in a
statement.
“At a time when one in four young veterans are unemployed,” she said,
“Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside
the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide
for their families.”
She added that the vote was “stark reminder” that Mitch McConnell,
Senate minority leader from Kentucky, and Senate Republicans “are
willing to do absolutely anything to fulfill the pledge he made nearly
two years ago to defeat President Obama. It doesn’t matter who gets in
their way or which Americans they have to sacrifice in that pursuit,
even if it’s our nation’s veterans.”
Some Republicans, five of whom voted for the bill, also seemed
disappointed about the failure of legislation that had the veneer of
bipartisan support.“These men and women have worn our uniform,
shouldered the burden and faced unthinkable dangers in forward areas
during a very dangerous time,” Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said.
Well said Sir.Thank you for your service to our country and God bless you and America.
Vote Obama

Waldorf, MD

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#27
Oct 21, 2012
 
I dont really give a crap who he chooses i just wanted to vote for these surveys ps. vote obama
ronwaldo reyes

Hagerhill, KY

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#28
Oct 25, 2012
 
one of congress intelligent man
Questionable

Paintsville, KY

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#29
Oct 25, 2012
 
I am voting on Obama. If Mitt wins, I am going to protect my money, retire quickly and laugh at all you fools as you realize how stupid you are.
Well said

Paintsville, KY

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#30
Oct 25, 2012
 
during Tuesday night's debate President Obama said something that I couldn't shake. In response to Mitt Romney touting his five-point plan to get America working again, Obama said:

"Gov. Romney doesn't have a five-point plan; he has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That's been his philosophy in the private sector, that's been his philosophy as governor, that's been his philosophy as a presidential candidate - you can make a lot of money and pay a lower tax rate than somebody who makes a lot less, you can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it, you can invest in a company, bankrupt it, lay off the workers, strip away their pensions and still make money."

He was right.

"When I was a boy I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy," Romney said during a speech in 2005. "Boy, was I right."

Mitt Romney is the leader - both literally and figuratively - of a group of Americans that I like to call the capitalist extremists. Capitalist extremists are, quite simply, those men and women for whom there is nothing more important or more sacred in life than making money.

These are not people who believe that the American dream is to go to college, get a good job and make enough money to raise a family. These people believe the American dream is making hundreds of millions of dollars stepping on the backs, hands and heads of anyone who challenges their God-given right to be obscenely wealthy.

To be clear, there's nothing wrong with making money and certainly nothing wrong with wanting to make money. There's not even anything wrong with wanting to make a lot of money. What is wrong is the quest of the almighty dollar without any regard for those who you forcibly clear out of the way.

Romney's record shows it. At Bain Capital, his business strategy was, at its core, to buy a struggling company, fire most of the workforce, add extra and unnecessary debt and then declare bankruptcy. Then Bain and its investors would walk away with millions and millions of dollars.

The postulate of the Republican party, even at its most extreme, used to be that if left to make their own decisions the average person could more credibly decide what was best for themselves and their community. That meant reducing the size of government and reigning in spending to reduce taxes so that people could choose for themselves how they wanted to use their money. This was a noble idea. It is not, however, the philosophy of today's Republican party or Willard Mitt Romney and the capitalist extremists.
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Paintsville, KY

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#31
Oct 25, 2012
 
All the capitalist extremists care about is the blind pursuit of wealth, and anyone who gets in their way - be it the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchanges Commission or their employee's labor unions - must be eliminated.

They eliminate them so that they can keep all the money at the top. Bosses at companies like IBM (which pays 1 percent tax on $21 billion of earnings), Exxon Mobil (which pays 2 percent tax on $73 billion of earnings) and Verizon (which pays 2 percent tax on $10.5 billion of earnings) play by an entirely different set of rules than the rest of us.

These companies and others like GE, Halliburton and Lockheed Martin, take in billions of dollars from taxpayers in the form of defense contracts and federal subsidies, pay pennies of it back in taxes and reward their CEOs, board presidents and corporate officers with huge checks that they all ceremoniously send to the Cayman islands to eschew any possible taxation on what is "rightfully theirs" (because, you know, they built that).

That's the real reason Romney is asking for an additional $2 trillion in defense spending the military never asked for: it's not for the military, it's for defense contractors.

The robber barons at the banks have also gotten filthy rich literally stealing from the poor and giving to themselves. They take interest-free money from the Federal Reserve and loan it out to you and me for five, 10 or 20 percent interest and have the smug temerity to level us with even more fees should we ever be late in paying it back to them. As Rolling Stone's Matt Taibi eloquently stated it's essentially "an official government license to be rich."

But the capitalist extremists will tell you that these people aren't the problem. It's those union employees and their bloated five-figure salaries and the pensions they were promised when they got their jobs. It's the 47 percent of people who pay no income tax, even though they're our military, elderly and working poor. It's those damn moochers who think they're entitled to food and shelter that are really bringing us down.

President Obama is guilty of allowing this culture of corruption to persist as much as anyone else on the planet. The difference between he and Romney is that Obama at least upholds the flimsy excuse for regulation we have, whereas Romney wants to run them all out of town on the rails so that we can "unchain" businesses to rape and pillage us even further.

Once President Romney and the capitalist extremists destroy the evil unions, take care of those moochers in the 47 percent and roll back regulations on banks, businesses and big oil, we'll all see the America they envision:
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Paintsville, KY

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#32
Oct 25, 2012
 
Those wealthy enough to afford things like adequate education, housing and health care will have it. Those who can't will just be told that they need to do better and that perhaps their best wasn't good enough.

Today, 400 individuals have as much wealth as an entire HALF of America. One percent of people own 40 percent of the wealth and are taking in more of the nation's income than at any time in history since the 1920s. Eighty percent of this country's citizens have only 7 percent of its wealth.

One candidate sees this as a problem, the other sees us nearing the finish line.

I know this because you cannot subtract $5 trillion in taxes, add $2 trillion in military spending for the welfare queens at Halliburton, et al., keep it all deficit neutral and not balance it on the backs of poor and the elderly. You simply cannot.

The capitalist extremists believe the power and the money belong in the hands of the select few who "built it." This is the America Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and rest of the capitalist extremists see and the America they want.

For the good of everything our country was, is and can be, they must be stopped.


DION RABOURN
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#33
Oct 25, 2012
 
during Tuesday night's debate President Obama said something that I couldn't shake. In response to Mitt Romney touting his five-point plan to get America working again, Obama said:

"Gov. Romney doesn't have a five-point plan; he has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That's been his philosophy in the private sector, that's been his philosophy as governor, that's been his philosophy as a presidential candidate - you can make a lot of money and pay a lower tax rate than somebody who makes a lot less, you can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it, you can invest in a company, bankrupt it, lay off the workers, strip away their pensions and still make money."

He was right.

"When I was a boy I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy," Romney said during a speech in 2005. "Boy, was I right."

Mitt Romney is the leader - both literally and figuratively - of a group of Americans that I like to call the capitalist extremists. Capitalist extremists are, quite simply, those men and women for whom there is nothing more important or more sacred in life than making money.

These are not people who believe that the American dream is to go to college, get a good job and make enough money to raise a family. These people believe the American dream is making hundreds of millions of dollars stepping on the backs, hands and heads of anyone who challenges their God-given right to be obscenely wealthy.

Dion Rabourn
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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