Thursday, September 27, 2012

Romney: If I'm Elected, Don't Expect Huge Tax Cuts


Here is what he said
"Don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes, because I'm also going to be closing loopholes on deductions," Mr. Romney said Wednesday in Westerville, Ohio, flanked by a national debt clock, chronicling the nation's rising burden on future taxpayers.
The trillion dollar question is what loop holes would he close that would compensate for the not-so-huge tax cuts? The devil is in the details but he won't say.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



Romnesia: the ability of the very rich to forget the context in which they made their money. To forget their education, inheritance, family networks, contacts and introductions. To forget the workers whose labour enriched them. To forget the infrastructure and security, the educated workforce, the contracts, subsidies and bail-outs the government provided.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Study: PolitiFact Rates GOP As Biggest Liar

Full story:

However, PolitiFact rated Democratic statements as “mostly true” or “entirely true” about twice as often as Republican statements -- 42% true ratings for Democrats vs. 20% for Republicans.

Conversely, statements by Republicans were rated as entirely false about twice as often as Democratic statements – 29% false ratings for GOP statements vs. 15% false ratings for Democrats. (This includes categories labeled “false” and “pants on fire.”)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Romney just disqualified himself :-)

Romney a while ago on record said
“I pay all the taxes that are legally required, not a dollar more. I don't think you want someone as the candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes.”
However his 2011 tax return reveals that he paid more than legally required
Mitt and Ann Romney donated a whole heck of a lot of money to charity in 2011 — $4,020,772, to be exact, or about 30 percent of their total income. But they chose only to claim $2.25 million of that total as charitable deductions, because, well, otherwise their overall tax burden would have been a little, shall we say, light.
Did he disqualify himself? :-)


Mitt Romney Has the Lowest Favorability Rating Of Any Presidential Nominee In Modern History

The image says it all!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Romney's Gaffes

There is a whole sub-reddit called "Shit Romney Says" and be sure to check it out!

“Corporations are people, my friend.”

“I like being able to fire people.”

“I’m not concerned about the very poor.”

“I’m also unemployed.”

“Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.”

“Ten thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?”

“I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”

“There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”

I intend to update this post as new gaffes come to light. Source Credits: 1

"You People"

Ann Romney's "You People" gaffe 2 months ago wasn't enough. She did it again. What's up with the rich people looking down on us and calling us like that and tell us how lucky we are to have Romney as our savior?! The way Ann Romney puts it is condesending and it continues to be the case. Can the lady show bit more humility?

During an interview early this evening with Radio Iowa, Mrs. Romney directly addressed her fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband.
“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

STOP IT! is an attempt at humor. I hope it goes viral!

Friday, September 21, 2012

To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful

Jonathan Alter wrote the following in his Bloomberg opinion column recently

Now we have Mitt Romney, with astonishingly poor timing, trying to profit politically from tragic events in the Middle East. His remarks on Libya and Egypt at a news conference in Jacksonville, Florida, might or might not hurt his chances with pivotal independent voters in November. But we do know that he has managed to be simultaneously unpresidential, untruthful and unwise...Americans recognize that judgment, prudence, instinct and a sense of what the moment demands are all job requirements for the presidency. Romney met none of them this week.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Romney believes half the nation are parasites/free loaders

This is explosive! I cannot believe a Presidential candidate said the following

"...There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax."

Here are the videos if you don't believe


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Republicans/Romney isn't offering anything new

Mitt Romney’s confession

Full story:

Mitt's math never added up and we now know for sure since he admitted it. He solution to our nation's debt problem is "Growth" which is based on trickle-down economics. Quoting the editorial, he said
“The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending,” he said. “It’s by encouraging the growth of the economy.”

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Romney's claim that five studies back up his tax plan is mostly false

Full story:

"Romney is using the word "studies" generously. Two items on his list are newspaper editorials that can be analytical but are rarely treated as independent research. One article comes from a campaign adviser, a connection that generally suggests a less than independent assessment. That leaves just two reports out Romney’s five...We see no more than two independent studies out of the five claimed. We rate the statement Mostly False."

Don't you love it when politicians include the editorials that quote studies as studies themselves!! And we aren't talking about independent research here but mostly partisan (e.g. AEI).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The problem with Mitt

Joe Scarborough a republican wrote the following in an opinion column for politico  yesterday.

Voters who like moderates can’t trust him. Conservatives who are desperate for victory don’t believe him. And the election Republicans should be winning seems to be slipping further from their grasp.

...who decided that Romney would use his general election campaign to stand for absolutely nothing? The Wall Street Journal described this ideological listlessness as a “pre-existing decision.” The question conservatives should be asking is whether that strategy was hatched by a misguided consultant or the candidate himself.
I really liked the Mitt before he started running for President.  He was mostly consistent and stood for something. Now he seems to move in the direction the wind is blowing on any given day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Democratic presidents top Republican presidents in job creation


Yes it is hard to believe if you don't want to believe it! Here is the score:


Richard Nixon
: Increase of 7.1 million jobs
Gerald Ford: Increase of 1.3 million jobs
Ronald Reagan: Increase of 14.7 million jobs
George H.W. Bush: Increase of 1.5 million jobs
George W. Bush: Decline of 646,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 23.9 million jobs under Republican presidents


John F. Kennedy: Increase of 2.7 million jobs
Lyndon B. Johnson: Increase of 9.5 million jobs
Jimmy Carter: Increase of 9.0 million jobs
Bill Clinton: Increase of 20.8 million jobs
Barack Obama: Increase of 332,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 42.3 million jobs.

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Dangerous Mind

Full Story:
...Whereas President Barack Obama has claimed the middle ground and crafted a strategy based on principled pragmatism, Romney is following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, relying more on bluster than strategy and veering to ideological extremes.
It's not just Romney's positions on particular issues, however vague they may be, that are cause for concern. It's his core world view. Guided by a Republican Party virtually devoid of moderate centrists, Romney has embraced a global assessment distorted by ideological excess, pledged to wield power in a way that will leave the nation weakened and isolated, and demonstrated a failure to appreciate the key linkages between strength at home and influence abroad...