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So why still undecided six days before election?
Nov 01, 2012 | 994 views | 7 7 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor:

So you live in a cave without TV, radio or newspaper. Is your head in the sand? Or maybe you like to be interviewed by press as was done on the second presidents debate in New York.

There has been plenty of opportunity to become decided. To start with the Republican Party has had a ton of debates, each party had its National Convention, there has been three presidential debates, and one vice president debate, CSPAN and CNN has rerun many of these events.

In my opinion this president election has great contrasts in most of the issues between the two parties. The following only presents four issues namely social security, Medicare, health care and job creation.

SOCIAL SECURITY: One party wants to keep the current system in place as designed by F.D. Roosevelt in the mid 1930s, which has served seniors well for about 75 years. It has a large surplus in the social security trust fund.

The other party wants to privatize social security. In other words let Wall Street write its own rules.

MEDICARE: One party wants to keep the same system which was designed by L.B. Johnson in 1965.

The other party wants to issue vouchers whereby one can negotiate with the multi-billion insurance companies.

HEALTH CARE: On March 23, 2010 one party passed The Affordable Health Care Act, which on June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality. The other party says that on the first day if elected they will repeal (as they call it) Obama Care.

JOB CREATION: One party has rescued the auto industry keeping more than 1.4 million jobs. The private sector has created about 5.1 million jobs during 30 straight months.

The other party said “Let the auto industry go bankrupt”. Millions of jobs would have been lost from manufacturing parts to dealerships. There economic theory is “Top Down” which has never worked. It has caused a severe depression and punished the middle class.

Justin Szalwinski, Sr.
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Saltpork
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November 04, 2012
Like Obama you always have an excuse. Deceive, delay and deny any personal responsibility for the state of the union. I'm surprised he didn't blame Bush for Sandy.

Hopefully, Wednesday we will see the beginning of the end for your Alfred E. Neuman Presidential Pretender as the votes are counted.

DifferentView2
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November 04, 2012
Salty,

Excuse? Don't you mean that you don't like the facts that I presented in the first paragraph of my last response?

Really, is that all you got? I'll let you cleave to the little hope that you have for Bishop Willard's victory--I guess that it should keep you feeling good for a few more days. But you might want to use your Medicare to get some Demerol to relieve your pain later this week.

Change does not appear to be in the future if the polls and the long lines at the voting booths provide warning signals. Bishop Willard will need to run a number of states where he has never held a lead in the polls in order to pull off the upset.

I admit that anything can happen on Election Day, but a real conservative would not be getting their hopes up for Bishop Willard to win the election. Whatever happens though, if the vote is fair then I will accept the results and address the leader as president. Are you capable of doing the same or will you continue to make excuses for another 4 years if you don't get your way?

I haven't kept up on all of the news for the last few days and missed some interviews; but I don't recall President Obama making any disparaging remarks about Bush et al or using "Katrina" as a code word during the recent disaster. For all your criticism, I think that the president has shown a lot of class to avoid making the obvious comparisons between the two hurricane responses.
DifferentView2
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November 04, 2012
Salty,

During President Obama's term the Democrats never had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate which made it impossible for significant changes to be made to the tax code. Of course, your probably didn't know that because you believe everything that you hear on Fox News or read on WND. It required the cooperation of two independent senators in order to pass the Affordable Care Act. Even with the two independents included, the progressive coalition only had a filibuster proof majority of 23 business days due to the illness of Ted Kennedy and before Sen. Brown was elected to replace him.

I also point out that it seems like you are never satisfied. You have whined and groaned about how hard-working you are (or did you finally retire?) and that somebody else may get something they don't deserve. Your concern about giving aid to people for basic necessities is noble but misguided while you turn your eyes to millions and billions of dollars being given away in corporate welfare and largesse for the military and prison industrial complexes.

I also see that you pull the another right-wing talking point about millionaires not being able to make up the gap in budget revenues. While that may be true, it would certainly be a great place to start instead of hiking taxes on people that actually labor to make a living. After all, those millionaires would have never made their money unless they had working people to purchase their products or services.

Your response is full of other right-wing garbage and inaccurate guesses about me, so I must admit that I'm not surprised to you have fallen back to your old tactics. I will admit that I do shop at HEB and Wal-mart, but so do a lot of Americans. I guess that you are one of the people that despise all of those that shop there as somehow being beneath you in status.

When you can't attack the message, then you attack the messenger. When are you going to give up the delusion that I use a LoneStar card? ROTFL at you and the alternate reality where you exist!!!
Saltpork
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November 04, 2012
Well Rank O' Girl when your Bammie had the majority in both the Senate and House why in Blue Blazes change the tax code to suit you and him?

People like you are never satisfied. You always believe someone else has an unfair advantage. You just can't accept that people work hard for what they have. They didn't cheat or unfairly take anything from anyone. They worked, they worked hard, they saved, they invested and they instilled the same values in their kids.

Simple economics for simple people. If all the millionaires paid whatever tax rate you want there would still not be enough to satisfy you and the liberals. By the numbers the middle class represents the greatest source of wealth in the United States. It is the middle class you will come to with your hand out ready to take their meager wealth just as you have for the last four years.

Obama has encouraged fraud in all the entitlement programs. He has raised class warfare to new levels. But, let me not hold you up. I know you just got a refill on your Lonestar Card and eager to get to HEB and Wal-Mart. Be sure to make a payment on your anticipation loan.

DifferentView2
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November 04, 2012
You know what Salty, I'm also tired of redistributionist economic policies.

The only thing that President Obama needs is for the "Top" to stop manipulating the tax code so that the tax rate on capital is the same as the tax rate on labor. Providing huge tax breaks for corporations and for tax evaders like Bishop Willard is why our government runs deficits. It is also why individuals like you think that they are "taxed enough already" because they have to make up for the shortage of revenue for both guns and butter.

Maybe you don't realize that though because you were a recent arrival from another planet? Or maybe you expect to go to another planet--like Kolob if you vote for Willard?
Saltpork
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November 03, 2012
Justin, from what planet have you recently arrived?

If the opposite of "Top Down" is "Bottom Up" then no one will be working.

Obama needs the "Top" working so he can take what they have earned to give to the "Bottom" who will not work.
LadyTexan
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November 03, 2012
Vote the wrong choice and someday soon you will be telling your children what it was like to be free.

There is no where to go after America.