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It appears Romney's record as governor is worse than Jimmy Carter's as a governor. Do you agree that Obama should debate Romney's issues as governor?

Wizard 2012/05/25 07:06:25
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Romney was Governor of Massachusetts BEFORE our Great Recession, from 2003 to 2007.

Therefore, let's see how he treated the citizens of Massachusetts while their Governor, to give us insight into how he would do as YOUR President.

You can jump in here and complain all you want. But first I will launch into an editorial of how I have viewed the facts...then you can rebuttal.

As Governor, Romney:

* Slashed the state's education budget by $277 million, and raised tuition rates by an average $4,000 a year...pushing college education beyond the middle class's ability to pay. Remember, this was BEFORE a recession.

* Romney RAISED taxes on the middle class, but not the RICH.

* Romney RAISED the state's DEFICIT 16%.
This is in direct conflict with a willingness to raise the right taxes...so the deficit does not GROW. It also makes him a hypocrite complaining about Obama's deficit...after a RECESSION.

* Romney laid off state help line operators (mostly women), and exported the state jobs to Red China.

Massachusetts is NOT Walmart. This is a government entity basically volunteering PRIVATE citizen's records (and concerns) to be held and analyzed by a potential enemy! China has ZERO respect for American’s ID security or Constitutional Rights. It is not military secrets, but a soldier mom could accidentally, or an officer could accidentally, divulge troop locations or ships in port.

No matter HOW you slice it - this is GIVING intelligence to a potential enemy WITHOUT clearing it with the FEDERAL state department. More PERSONAL business is discussed over STATE lines than would be with a department store, for instance. I know the GOP have been protecting Romney over this...but it could end his presidential bid once voters figure it out, or it is re investigated.

That is worse than GAY marriage...because the above is something CONCRETE and not hypothetical;.

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  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/25 07:26:53
    Sure. Obama should go after Romney's record, and expose the facts.
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    I would like to see Obama run on his record the last 3 years .... then he would be voted out.

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  • mustangluver 2012/05/26 17:48:49
    No. Obama has no scrupples to be attacking Romney's record.
    mustangluver
    Ppl in glass houses shouldn't throw stones..unless they are a muslim of course..No matter what, Romney has a REAL working background. He is successful. He comes from good, decent, honest parents. All the govs in this nation can be scrutinized and bashed....
  • Wizard mustang... 2012/05/28 04:38:00
    Wizard
    He's also great at raiding pension funds.
  • mustang... Wizard 2012/06/11 16:09:49
    mustangluver
    Really? Are you sure about that?
  • Wizard mustang... 2012/06/17 04:42:58
    Wizard
    Bain specialized in pushing certain firms towards bankruptcy, then Romney and friends KEPT the pension funds as part of their profits, while settling the bankruptcy.
  • Mehuldera 2012/05/25 16:12:48 (edited)
    Romney has far more ammunition.
    Mehuldera
    +1
    I'm not necessarily a Romney fan but at least Romney has a record that he isn't afraid to make public. Obama has no record to run on AND has spent big bucks & used executive order to hide all his records.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/25 15:05:59
    Sure. Obama should go after Romney's record, and expose the facts.
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    There's Willard, out there stumping away. Where are all his Republican supporters? Tim Pawlenty and Wonder Boy Paul Ryan are the only ones ponying up. The rest are holding their noses and trying to be cheerful at the same time about their nominee.

    Willard's one term in Mass. is an eye opener. We know he rescued the Olympics with federal money. We also know what really went on at Bain. What else has he done? Campaign for 6 years. There you have Mitt's resume.... non too glorious.
  • Wizard Rebel Yell 2012/05/27 23:17:15 (edited)
    Wizard
    Hi!
    I agree.
    It gets WORSE:
    We NOW have him ATTACKING education again, only on a national level!
    He WANTS classroom sizes to GROW to 40 students!
    (Besides his RECORD of attacking education in Massachusetts.)

    Outrageous! Not only are teachers...and their unions upset...but so are the PARENTS.
    Our elementary aged children are ALREADY having trouble learning in school (education is already is serious trouble)...expanding classroom sizes to unmanageable levels for any SANE teacher...is going to drive the BEST out of the system, PLUS make our future generations even DUMBER than now. (The current GOP leadership love the lower classes to be dumb...the dumber and less college educated, the BETTER. Do not believe me? You have not been LISTENING to their debates, have you?)

    Not ONLY does Mitt think it is a WONDERFUL idea...so do the cronies that stand beside him...so this will be a VALID attack point if he gets into the White House, of which he THINKS he is RIGHT. In fact, he DEFENDS it.

    I know government needs money...but facilitating and SACRIFICING our future generations to even greater STRESSES in the classroom...is NOT going to make our nation STRONGER. Teachers can barely control 25...but FORTY kids??? Outrageous.

    You see...CEO's do NOT make good presidents. They keep thinking of the BOTTOM LINE, instead of citizen's welfare. (YOU)

    But, a lot of the middle class GOP have not figured that out yet.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/25 10:04:09
    Sure. Obama should go after Romney's record, and expose the facts.
    Lady Whitewolf
    Why the hell NOT?????
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/05/25 08:33:12
    Romney has far more ammunition.
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +1
    Hopefully, Obama does run on his record, that would ensure a Romney win. Only reason why Obama and ilk have fabricated all the BS about Bain is b/c Obama is trying to deflect public attention off of Solyndra.
  • daylight 2012/05/25 07:40:45
    None of the above
    daylight
    +2
    LOL!!!! BO is worse then Carter, and Romeny's not even in office yet, and you guys have a lying tongue working it 24/7, I'm just sayin
  • Andrew 2012/05/25 07:40:37
    Romney has far more ammunition.
    Andrew
    +4
    Obama has raised the deficit and raised the overall debt by 60%! Barrack Obama not only shipped all those solar panel jobs to China, but gave hundreds of millions of dollars to his supporters who ran Solyndra just before they collapsed infinancial ruin, knowing that he'll see that money again and it wasn't HIS in the first place! Talk about a money laundering scheme to extort money from the tax payers to support your campaign!
  • Wizard Andrew 2012/05/25 08:32:29
    Wizard
    The deficit is closer to 33% increased under Obama...not 60%. It was already at $10 triilion at the begining of our recession. We had a net SURPLUS under CLinton...the rest is mostly BUsh II's, but recessions cost MONEY...and Obama needed to get some liquidity going.

    QE II was very ingenious, btw. The Federal Reserve pumped $4 trillion into our economy through a backdoor (bond trades, etc) WITHOUT serious inflation. If the dollar had fallen as predicted...gasoline would be at $10 a gallon, btw. And yet, it is going to settle back to $3 a gallon soon. (Economic forecasts.)
  • Andrew Wizard 2012/05/26 07:29:19
    Andrew
    Do you understand the difference between the dbet and the deficit. I sad "debt"! What the Federal reserve did was kick the can down the road a few years. It ain't the first time they have done this and each time it is wrong, regardless of who is in power. We are simply setting ourselves u[p for a harder crash when all this foolishness meets judgment day!
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/25 07:26:53
    Sure. Obama should go after Romney's record, and expose the facts.
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    I would like to see Obama run on his record the last 3 years .... then he would be voted out.
  • daylight western... 2012/05/25 07:42:41
    daylight
    +1
    Spot on!!
  • Wizard western... 2012/05/25 08:21:01
    Wizard
    OK...record:

    * Saved the American auto industry. If we had followed Romney's advice, it would be a shadow of its former self.

    * Gave the order that KILLED Bin Laden. You can debate...but there is STRONG evidence Romney believed like George Bush II, that going after Bin Laden was not cost effective. In other words, he would not have initiated the initial search. And cry as others will...and want to give Bush credit...it did happen on Obama’s watch.

    * Stopped the bleeding of 750,000 jobs a month when he took office.

    * 26 solid months of POSITIVE GDP.

    * America became a net exporter of oil. Cry all you want, it still happened under Obama’s watch. Don't complain about high gas...actions by Obama's administration, and lessening tension (from calm foreign policies in America)...anyway...the price is headed back down to $3.00. It is $3.55 in Ohio.

    * Helped facilitate the removal of Gaddafi. He used proxies...but he still assisted NATO.

    * Unemployment is going DOWN under Obama's watch. It is 8.1% nationally, but in places like Ohio, it is 7.1%, and around 5.2% in places like Iowa. Rule of thumb: If you can BLAME Obama for the economy...then WHEN the unemployment goes DOWN...you MUST give him credit!

    * Nearly all the jobs lost in 2009 have been recovered. Our country ‘grew’ since then, but pr...









    OK...record:

    * Saved the American auto industry. If we had followed Romney's advice, it would be a shadow of its former self.

    * Gave the order that KILLED Bin Laden. You can debate...but there is STRONG evidence Romney believed like George Bush II, that going after Bin Laden was not cost effective. In other words, he would not have initiated the initial search. And cry as others will...and want to give Bush credit...it did happen on Obama’s watch.

    * Stopped the bleeding of 750,000 jobs a month when he took office.

    * 26 solid months of POSITIVE GDP.

    * America became a net exporter of oil. Cry all you want, it still happened under Obama’s watch. Don't complain about high gas...actions by Obama's administration, and lessening tension (from calm foreign policies in America)...anyway...the price is headed back down to $3.00. It is $3.55 in Ohio.

    * Helped facilitate the removal of Gaddafi. He used proxies...but he still assisted NATO.

    * Unemployment is going DOWN under Obama's watch. It is 8.1% nationally, but in places like Ohio, it is 7.1%, and around 5.2% in places like Iowa. Rule of thumb: If you can BLAME Obama for the economy...then WHEN the unemployment goes DOWN...you MUST give him credit!

    * Nearly all the jobs lost in 2009 have been recovered. Our country ‘grew’ since then, but projections (through Obama sources) are we get to 6% unemployment by 2014 to 2015. Romney wants to take credit for something Obama is setting up. hummm.

    * Brought back respect for America. I and my friends have been overseas...and we were hated, even in England and Australia, until Obama took office. It was because of what Bush did invading Iraq.

    * Ended the War in Iraq (for argument’s sake).

    * Ended existing conditions clause from health insurance. On January 20th, 2013, Romney promises to REMOVE it.

    *I could go on, but it is late at night...maybe later...

    Mission Accomplished
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  • Mehuldera Wizard 2012/05/25 16:15:44
  • western... Wizard 2012/05/26 10:50:18
    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    got to love it .... negative jobs growth and that is an "accomplishment"
  • Wizard western... 2012/06/11 16:22:39
    Wizard
    Gotta love utter even more...
    When the Tea Party, the coattails of Romney, PROMISED to implement JOBS bills.
    But they LIED to the American people,
    and have not passed a single one!

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