Here are my thoughts on what the republicans are proposing. The economy, under
their care, took a shot to the head from 2007 through 2009. The housing market
collapsed. The banks needed to be rescued from their own negligence ( they
effectively gave the banks a loaded gun and told them to go play russian
roulette with it ), the job market was contracting at the rate of 800,000 jobs a
month, and we have a deeply underfunded government - running in deep debt . The American people changed doctors, where the current one stabilized
the situation, but the patient is not healing as fast as many would like. We
all get that.But here is where it more odd. The republicans (the
ones who provided the loaded gun ) solution is to become the doctor again, but
this time, they want to go further, and deregulate even further. They would
like to this time try it with two guns. Lets gutt the EPA, Lets deregulate the
financial markets more. Lets declare a trade war with the only economy that is
increasing the consumption of American made goods, And lets do all this while
reducing the funding even more.Its the definition of crazy.
Counter~It'll be so much fun that Hillary has opted to stay on the
other side of the world. Look out Sandra!
@LoveLifeYesAnd please don't forget Bill Clinton:
He is such a great spokesman to lecture about a "war on women"
DSB,They are just jealous. All they have to look forward to next week at
the DNC convention is Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry,
Harry Reid, and Jimmy Carter. They also know they'll never find
one person on the planet who will come forth and share a good deed that
President Obama performed, just out of the kindness of his heart and without any
glory. Even when trying to honor Neil Armstrong's death, he inserted a
picture of himself looking at the moon on his tumblr page. Sad.I
mean, they have to attack something, right?
Can anyone name a single president - ever - who provided details of his plans to
improve America by fixing taxes, giving us healthcare, expanding civil rights,
getting people to work, stabilizing the economy, restoring values, fundamentally
changing America, or any other high-minded generalized platitude? I
don't believe anyone can, because the devil is always in the details, and
no one wants the downside of details getting in the way in an election. NO
ONE.I don't believe Romney is any less specific than anyone
else, yet he is for some reason held to a higher standard of specificity than
any other candidate in history. That's because the cry for specifics is
always made by hypocritical partisans. I don't believe any candidate in
history was elected from a shallower set of qualifications and specifics than
President Obama, and all his followers didn't seem to care 4 years ago.
Repeal and ReplaceI believe in a free market system where price is the
main driver of what goods and services get produced. Insurance, other than
healthcare, is a private market affair where competition will get the best
coverage at the most economical price. Health care costs are another matter.
Even the most primitive societies try to provide health care to their sick
and/or injured members. Primary health care is a basic right of all human
beings. But employers should not be burdened with providing health care for
employees and their families. It is a drag on market efficiency. Society,
as in education, should provide this. Let it be through taxation and let each
pay something. The money that goes to healthcare providers should go from the
taxpayers to the providers. These costs would be about 20% of the costs if
private insurance companies are involved. Health care insurance companies add
nothing but costs to society. Whether it’s done at the state or federal
level is another matter, but we need universal healthcare coverage for all.
Repealing and not replacing is not an option.
I was working in SLC before, during and after the 2002 Olympics and every
working day rode to work with five of the Oylmpic's staff members. I can
vividly remember their down heartedness at the poor organization, lack of
leadership and lack of trust in the original organizers. How that changed under
Romney's leadership. They found him to be well organized, honest, smart,
non judgemental and that he put in 20 hour days to turn the Olympics around.
Even Romney's liberal female chief of staff when he was Governor of MA
constantly says the same thing. He is the one real chance we have of turning
back from the cliff of fiscal ruin the Obama has done nothing to avoid.
Romney said in his speech to the nation Thursday night. "Americans have
supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the
page."Americans may have supported his efforts but the
republicans have only been obstructionists and childish in their demand from day
one to make Obama a one term president.Strikingly absent from
Romney's campaign, including the three-day convention in Tampa, were
detailed explanations of how he would tame deficit spending while also cutting
taxes and expanding the armed forces.Here's their plan...They'll just keep spending off the books. Tell us deficits
don't matter, again.We'll start a war with Iran, but then attack
Turkmenistan.Familiar? Only if your paying attention.