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Does it really matter which party you vote for?

PoorManSurvival 2012/07/29 12:42:36
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Seems to me politicians from both parties have been making empty promises for the past 35 years. They feather their own nest while ignoring the plight of the middle class; just my opinion.

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  • sjalan 2012/07/29 17:48:04
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    sjalan
    Vote for one you get obstructionistic stalemate we have in the Senate and the Rabid Radical Religiously driven legislation you have gotten in the House.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/29 16:45:01
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    Obama has shown failure why would you want more of the same !!!!! Obama lied about Romney---OBAMA MYTH: Shipping Jobs Overseas
    FACT: Under Governor Romney’s leadership, Bain Capital invested in over 100 companies. Of those, President Obama’s campaign has accused three of shipping jobs overseas. In two of these cases, the accusations are related to events that occurred in 2000 and 2001, well after Governor Romney left Bain Capital in February 1999 to lead the Winter Olympics. In the third case, the share of domestic production actually increased, not decreased, during the time the Obama campaign points to. This attack is merely an attempt to distract voters from
    OBAMA MYTH: A “Corporate Raider”
    FACT: Even President Obama’s supporters acknowledge this isn’t true. Steve Rattner, President Obama’s former car czar, said that Governor Romney was the “furthest thing” from a corporate raider. Governor Deval Patrick rejected the characterization of Bain Capital as a raider and said that Bain was a “perfectly fine company” with “a role in the private economy.” The truth is that Governor Romney wasn’t tearing down companies; he was building up strong companies like Staples, Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics, and Bright Horizons. This accusation is yet another failed attempt to smear Gover...


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    Obama has shown failure why would you want more of the same !!!!! Obama lied about Romney---OBAMA MYTH: Shipping Jobs Overseas
    FACT: Under Governor Romney’s leadership, Bain Capital invested in over 100 companies. Of those, President Obama’s campaign has accused three of shipping jobs overseas. In two of these cases, the accusations are related to events that occurred in 2000 and 2001, well after Governor Romney left Bain Capital in February 1999 to lead the Winter Olympics. In the third case, the share of domestic production actually increased, not decreased, during the time the Obama campaign points to. This attack is merely an attempt to distract voters from
    OBAMA MYTH: A “Corporate Raider”
    FACT: Even President Obama’s supporters acknowledge this isn’t true. Steve Rattner, President Obama’s former car czar, said that Governor Romney was the “furthest thing” from a corporate raider. Governor Deval Patrick rejected the characterization of Bain Capital as a raider and said that Bain was a “perfectly fine company” with “a role in the private economy.” The truth is that Governor Romney wasn’t tearing down companies; he was building up strong companies like Staples, Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics, and Bright Horizons. This accusation is yet another failed attempt to smear Governor Romney’s “sterling” private sector record, and even President Obama’s supporters reject it.
    OBAMA MYTH: Shutting down a successful paper plant in Marion, IN.
    REALITY: The paper plant in Marion, IN was losing money when Ampad bought it to try to turn it around.
    In 1992, Bain Capital invested in American Paper & Pad, or Ampad. Two years later – while Governor Romney was on a leave of absence to run for U.S. Senate against the late Ted Kennedy – Ampad purchased the assets of an unprofitable plant in Marion, Indiana from Smith Corona.
    This was not a healthy plant: In the year preceding Ampad’s purchase, the Marion plant lost more than $1.6 million dollars.
    Though the Marion plant would later close, Ampad added nearly 2,500 jobs at other plants between Bain Capital’s initial investment and the sale of its majority interest. During this same period, revenues grew dramatically from $8.8 million to more than $580 million.
    OBAMA MYTH: Bankrupting a successful steel mill in Kansas City, MO.
    REALITY: The GS Technologies plant that Barack Obama has used to attack Mitt Romney was scheduled to be closed if Romney and his colleagues hadn’t bought the plant and tried to help turn it around.
    In 1993, GS Technologies, a company Bain Capital had invested in, purchased a struggling Kansas City steel plant from Armco. Prior to this investment, Armco announced plans to close the Kansas City plant if a buyer could not be found.
    This investment – and $170 million in upgrades – kept the Kansas City plant competitive in a tough international market and saved the steel workers’ jobs for eight years.
    Two years after Mitt Romney left Bain Capital, the GS Technologies plant was closed because of foreign steel dumping into the U.S. market. Thirty-one other steel companies declared bankruptcy during the same period.
    During his three and a half years in office, President Obama has consistently failed to take the steps necessary to protect American manufacturing from unfairly-subsidized Chinese imports. On day one, President Romney will designate China a currency manipulator and take the steps necessary to make American manufacturing competitive again.Rich businessmen profited most from the firm’s investments.
    REALITY: The major investment beneficiaries of Mitt Romney’s work in private equity – and private equity in general – are the investors in the fund.
    The investors include pension funds, charities, and universities. In fact, over half the money invested in private equity is from pension funds and charitable foundations alone. The success of private equity investments helps provide secure retirements for seniors, allows charities to serve their communities, and provides universities with the resources they need to educate our youth.
    In addition, state and local governments depend on higher returns from private equity investments to fund employee retirements without cutting into operating budgets. When investments don’t perform, state and local governments must offset gaps in investment returns by using tax dollars otherwise spent on local programs. In California, for example, one study has shown that a 0.25% decrease in investment returns could cost local municipalities and school districts $300 million per year. That’s $300 million less being spent on vital local programs.
    When private equity succeeds, it is not just companies that thrive -- it is retirees, charities, local communities, and universities that benefit the most

    OBAMA MYTH: Destroying companies
    REALITY: Governor Romney’s private sector record is one of success and turnaround, despite many investments in companies that were failing at the time.
    Eighty percent of the companies Bain Capital has invested in from its founding to today have grown revenues. When companies grow, they are able to hire more workers and our economy grows.
    Bain Capital pursued an investment strategy that often included targeting companies in decline and trying to turn them around. In most cases, it held the companies for many years and invested a significant amount of human and financial capital into improving operations to help revive these struggling companies.
    When President Obama attacks Governor Romney’s record in the private sector, he’s also attacking our country’s greatest engine for job creation: the free enterprise system.
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  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/29 16:16:30
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    Less and less with each election.
  • Reed 2012/07/29 16:11:20
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    Reed
    They all lie anyways
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/07/29 15:38:22
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    Good point.
  • DoxieDad 2012/07/29 15:24:49
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    DoxieDad
    +1
    Party? I hate parties they have become so fractious and separated by mindset that nothing is getting done that serves the people of this country well.
    My rule in voting is who best fits my point of view and who has been in Washington way to long.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/29 15:19:33
  • sockpuppet 2012/07/29 15:18:32
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    sockpuppet
    +2
    Absolutely. If it truly makes no difference to you, you might as well vote GOP. :O)
  • Chris- ... sockpuppet 2012/07/29 15:37:08
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +1
    lol...
  • sockpuppet Chris- ... 2012/07/29 17:04:06
    sockpuppet
    +1
    You never know... somebody might buy it. Some day. :O)
  • Chris- ... sockpuppet 2012/07/29 18:09:31
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/29 14:30:37
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    jackolantyrn356
    +2
    vOTE Democrats AND YOU VOTE RACISM, AND MARXISM, AND INJUSTICE AND FOOD SHORTAGES AND SPENDTHRIFT PRESIDENTS AND ILLEGAL PRESIDENTS..... DO I HAVE TO DO GO TO THE REPUBLICANS THIS TIME?
  • Waldorf 2012/07/29 14:04:42 (edited)
    Sure, it makes a difference.
    Waldorf
    +2
    Those who tell you it doesn't matter have an agenda to which they aren't admitting or have baited you with a trick question..
  • L1 2012/07/29 13:46:39
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    L1
    +1
    I don't think it does; politicians make promises and sound good, but when crunch time comes, they don't deliver.
  • ken 2012/07/29 13:06:22
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    ken
    +1
    Especially in this election. There isn't much difference between these two bought and paid for lifelong politicians. I blame the media almost as much as I blame the two party system. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity?
  • Grabitz 2012/07/29 12:57:57
    No, I agree, it makes no difference who gets in office.
    Grabitz
    +1
    No not much at all . One may toss you a few more crumbs but thats about it .

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