And that gap will widen considerably as soon as Mitt opens his mouth, and
subsequently removes his $3500 size 12 Ferragamo from it.
That gap will widen considerably, almost as soon as Mitt starts talking.
I wonder how Obama will debate the fast and furious lies and cover-ups, the
Solyndra debacle, the White House intelligence leaks, the GSA scandal, his 49
million food stamp recipients, his $6.5 trillion additions to the national debt,
his lies about the Libyan ambassador’s death, the 40% loss of the average
American’s net worth on his watch, the two credit downgrades of our
federal government’s credit rating on his watch, the 25 million Americans
who can’t find a job and have given up looking and the double digit
inflation of food and energy costs? The only question about this debate is how
he excuses and defends his failures!
"Heading into first debate, President Obama still holds slight edge over
Mitt Romney"========= As of right now;Obama = 332Romney = 206Only 270 Electoral College votes are
needed to win126 Electoral College votes ahead is "slightly"
more than just "slight".
Mountainman: you know the answer to all of your concerns. The president
inherited this mess. It is all W's fault. We're making progress
Here's some other things you need to know before the election that Mr.
Obama can't blame on Mr. Bush:New taxes imposed through
Obamacare beginning in 2013:1) Medical device tax: imposes a new
2.3% excise tax on gross on gross sales -- even if the company didn't make
a profit. Medical device manufacturers employ 490,000 in 12,000 plants across
the country. not only burdening small businesses, this tax raises the cost of
everything from pacemakers to prosthetics.2) Currently, flexible
spending accounts (FSA) are unlimited by law though employers may place a cap on
them. This is pre-tax dollars. Obamacare caps FSAs at $2500. This affects 30-35
million Americans who use FSAs to meet basic medical needs. It could
dramatically affect families with special needs children.3) Surtax
on investment income: a new, 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income
earned in households making at least $250,000 married ($200,000 single). This is
on top of raising taxes on capital gains from 15% to 20% and on dividends from
15% to 39.6%.(continued below)
4) Medical itemized deductions: Currently, Americans facing high medical
expenses are allowed a deduction of all expenses exceeding 7.5% of adjusted
gross income (AGI). Obamacare raises this deduction to 10 percent of AGI. By
limiting this deduction, Obamacare widens the net of taxable income for the
sickest Americans. 5) Medicare payroll tax hike: The Medicare
payroll tax is currently 2.9 percent on all wages and self-employment profits.
Under this tax hike, wages and profits exceeding $200,000 single or $250,000
married couples will face a 3.8 percent rate instead. This is a direct marginal
income tax hike on small business owners, who are liable for self-employment tax
in most cases.
I love how he's killing Romney in the electoral vote and it's only a
slight edge. No spin there, no sir.
Ignore the polls. Just a fixed statistic from the Obama supporting national
media. Fox said Romney leading. Polls are not an indicator of anything. Ronald
Reagan trailed by 8 percent three weeks before his election.
I do remember that Obama said that if he was elected the White House's
first dog would be a shelter dog..that was his first promise and he didn't
keep it..and he's been breaking his promises since and stacking up a huge
debt that boggles the mind..Just keep that in mind. All Obama does is talk
smooth and that's it..Talk Talk Talk..nothing more. Obama will never get my
vote..he didn't 4 yrs ago and he won't now. He has made a mess and if
he gets re-elected for another 4 yrs.. Heaven help us!
Fascinating analysis as always.Oh by the way, did you happen to see
the Fox News tracking numbers? They show Obama ahead by five points 48-43.
Another oversampling problem?
metamoracoug went on and on about some medical taxes. Sounds like Romney has
the answer then: bag medical coverage for Americans and send them all to the
emergency room. That will provide some entertainment value on I-15. Those
billboards bragging about low emergency room wait times will have to be
rewritten "our wait time is only XX hours".
"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some people all of the
time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time."As
long as Obama's lies and dodging the major issues he fails to confront
continue, he may well win reelection.The takers will be delirious
with joy and the makers will decide that it is just not worth the effort to work
for a better life for your family when the fruits of your labors are seized and
given to those unwilling to work themselves.This really is the most
important election of our lifetimes, and the very survival of our country in its
traditional form is at stake. If Obama wins, we are doomed to no better than
European socialism, and perhaps anarchy from the class warfare he promotes. If
Romney wins there will be hard time and tough choices as we struggle to get
spending under control and restore Constitutional principles.Let's hope Obama's lead vanishes in time to save our country.
How much of the country thinks that Obama cares more about their plight, and how
many think that Romney cares? How many are still remembering the Republican
primaries where it basically was laid out that women and the non-rich in general
don't really matter? Mitt was against all of that, but still shoulders the
burden of those memories in the public eye and has a hard time separating
himself from all the mud slung for that year.Basically, who comes
out as believing more in mercy and inclusion?
Looks like they finally asked the right amount of the right people, or at least
they are closer now. These polls are clearly more valid than any previous
I would invite all interested parties (including the author) to read the
National Journal article quoted in this story. It notes that the actual 2008
turnout was "39% Democrats, 32% Republicans, 29% Independents." If
anything, these polls are under-sampling Democrats.
Wait until Mitt tells us all he is wants to do away with the mortgage interest
deduction. Yes, that is part of his 'plan'. In other words, he will
raise most peoples taxes. The great middle class will get the shaft again
because that is the biggest deduction for most people. Classic Mitt is out of
touch again. And by the way, that will do wonders for the already fragile
housing market. Meanwhile, he wants to do away with the capital gains tax so he
pays even less.
I bleed blue: The middle class getting the shaft has already happened with Obama
who has foisted on US citizens the largest most regressive tax(es) in our
history with the misnamed "Affordable" Care Act. Please see my previous
posts.Can we reduce the national debt without increasing taxes in
some way? Probably not. Can we reduce the deficit without slashing spending?
Definitely not. Mr. Romney is proposing to cut spending and
increase a few taxes. The President has already increased taxes -- the ACA --
and clearly has no intention of reducing spending. Herein lies the
electorate's decision for the coming election.
Republican enthusiasm is up by double digits compared to Democrats. Romney is
leading with independents. Obama won 52 percent of them in 2008. Compared to
Mccain's 44 percent. Latino registration is projected to be almost half a
million less than in 2008. Black voter registration is down almost 7% since
2008. These three voting blocks, in conjuction with the Democrats winning the
voter turnout over Republicans, are what gave Obama the white house in 2008.
This is the first poll, that I have seen that, uses pre-2008 voting models. It
is highly improbable that Obama will get that same turnout. This race is
anything but over.
the only poll that counts is 11-2-12. little barry will have his lunch (paid for
by the US) handed to him tonight. shut off the lights the party's over.
Ute Alumni-Better check your dates. If you show up to the polls on 11/2
it will look a lot like a Romney Campaign stop.
it was romney's fault obama was creamed in the debate.
ftpeople are already voting
Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT"126 Electoral College votes ahead is
"slightly" more than just "slight"."Don't
count your chickens, or in this case Obama's Electoral College votes,
before they hatch. He who laughs last on November 6th laughs best.