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DDogbreath 2012/06/12 17:18:53
I support the man with no plan.  Romney
I support the "other" man with no plan.  Obama
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I got a FOUR PAGE letter from Romney yesterday.

First it explains how
critical this election is. Then it asks me to donate money, then it
bashes Obama. Then it proclaims how he was a good governor for
Massachusetts, then it bashes Obama again. Then it explains how bad
things are in our country and bashes Obama again. Then it asks for money
again.


In this letter he does not offer one specific "plan of action" he will take if he is elected POTUS.

What a wast of trees.

Did you get one too?

Can you believe the gall of some douche bag that has over $250 MILLION hidden in off shore accounts, ASKING ME FOR MONEY?

Flip Flopper  douche bag  draft dodger
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  • Arizona1950 2012/06/13 03:46:35
    None of the above
    Arizona1950
    +6
    I support the man who has a plan ... Ron Paul. However if he should not get the Republican nomination as he deserves than I vote for Gary Johnson. A "successful" 2-term governor and follows Paul in the direction of personal freedom and liberty ... another man who isn't afraid to stand up against the status quo.

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  • Teri- Oregon 2012/06/14 22:58:15
    None of the above
    Teri- Oregon
    +1
    I support anybody other than the two twins
  • Bill 2012/06/14 19:56:17 (edited)
    I support the man with no plan. Romney
    Bill
    However, I do think he has a plan and it's obvious.

    http://aboutmittromney.com/ec...
    Governor Romney unemployment stats.
    RomneyUempGraph
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Massachusetts
    (retrieved November 2008)

    It peaked at about 5.7% in about June of 2003, plateaued at about 4.7% in 2005 and 2006 and dropped down to 4.2% in 2007 by the end of his term.

    While jobs were shrinking by the thousands each month in Massachusetts when he took office [16], by the time he left office, "the state had attracted hundreds of new companies and added [a net total of] 60,000 new jobs." [17] It takes time for pro-growth policies to effect the economy, but before the end of his first year in office the job losses had stopped, and in his remaining time in office 81,000 new jobs were created. [18] The people in the state benefited not only by increased employment and not having their taxes raised, but they also saw attempted and successful tax cuts by the governor.

    One can't necessarily create many jobs with an unemployment rate at 4.2%/ But when it's 8.2% nationally., something has to be done.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/14 20:20:08
    DDogbreath
    +4
    Romney's "plan" isn't his own and far too weak to make much of a difference.
    Why don't you see what someone from Massachusetts has to say about Governor Romney.

    I'm from AZ and tried to tell you sheep that voted for McCain he was "out of touch with reality" and "would not beat Obama". . But NOOOO you would not listen.

    I'll go ask someone from MA to answer you on this one.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/14 22:43:32
    Bill
    You don't have to get someone from MA. Just respond to the facts I laid out. 4.2% unemployment isn't bad.
  • Teri- O... Bill 2012/06/14 20:32:36
    Teri- Oregon
    +4
    Home • The FactCheck Wire • Romney’s Jobs Record Is Best (or Worst)
    Romney’s Jobs Record Is Best (or Worst)
    Posted on June 8, 2012
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    A campaign ad that praises Mitt Romney’s performance as governor of Massachusetts presents a slanted view of his record on jobs, unemployment and taxes. To every claim, there is a “yes, but” qualifier.

    The Romney ad claims that as governor, “Romney had the best jobs record in a decade.” Yes — Massachusetts added more net jobs during Romney’s four years in office than during the four-year period of either his predecessor or successor. But — that ignores the national recessions before and after Romney’s time in office. If you look at how Massachusetts stacked up on job creation compared with other states, Romney actually fared worse than his predecessor and successor.
    The ad claims Romney “reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent.” Yes — Massachusetts’ unemployment rate went from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent under Romney. But — the state’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than the national rate when he took office, and was roughly the same as the national rate when he left office.
    The ad claims Romney “balanced every budget without raising taxes.” Yes — Romney never raised personal income taxes. But — in order to balance the...

































    Home • The FactCheck Wire • Romney’s Jobs Record Is Best (or Worst)
    Romney’s Jobs Record Is Best (or Worst)
    Posted on June 8, 2012
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    A campaign ad that praises Mitt Romney’s performance as governor of Massachusetts presents a slanted view of his record on jobs, unemployment and taxes. To every claim, there is a “yes, but” qualifier.

    The Romney ad claims that as governor, “Romney had the best jobs record in a decade.” Yes — Massachusetts added more net jobs during Romney’s four years in office than during the four-year period of either his predecessor or successor. But — that ignores the national recessions before and after Romney’s time in office. If you look at how Massachusetts stacked up on job creation compared with other states, Romney actually fared worse than his predecessor and successor.
    The ad claims Romney “reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent.” Yes — Massachusetts’ unemployment rate went from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent under Romney. But — the state’s unemployment rate was slightly lower than the national rate when he took office, and was roughly the same as the national rate when he left office.
    The ad claims Romney “balanced every budget without raising taxes.” Yes — Romney never raised personal income taxes. But — in order to balance the budget, Romney increased government fees by hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The Romney ad, called “Strong Leadership,” is another in the campaign’s theme of what would happen on “Day 1″ of a Romney presidency, and it serves as push-back against a recent Obama campaign ad that assailed Romney’s record as governor (an ad we found overreached with several claims).
    The Romney ad claims that as governor of Massachusetts, “Romney had the best jobs record in a decade.” Well, best or the worst, depending on how you want to measure it.

    The Romney campaign bases its claim on the fact that during Romney’s four years in office, Massachusetts added a net 49,100 jobs (an increase of about 1.5 percent). In the four years under Romney’s predecessor, Republican Jane Swift, the state added 19,000 jobs (an increase of 0.59 percent). In the next four years under Romney’s successor, Democrat Deval Patrick, Massachusetts lost a net 66,400 jobs (a decrease of 2.03 percent).

    But that ignores national employment trends that largely drive state employment. In particular, it ignores the national recessions both before and after Romney was in office.

    So how did Massachusetts do compared with other states? As the Obama campaign has repeatedly noted, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states over the entirety of Romney’s four years as governor in terms of job creation. By comparison, Massachusetts ranked 37th in job growth under Swift, and it ranked 10th in Patrick’s first term.

    By that measure, Romney had the worst record in a decade.

    The Romney campaign has pushed back against that statistic, noting that Massachusetts’ job growth ranking improved year to year under Romney. As we wrote in an item this week when an Obama ad claimed Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney, in the 12 months before he took office, the state ranked 50th in job creation. That ranking remained 50th during Romney’s first year in office, but by his final year, it had improved to 28th.

    For details, see our article, “Obama Twists Romney’s Economic Record.” The fact is, both sides are spinning the jobs data to suit their purposes.

    Unemployment Tracks National Rate

    The ad claims Romney “reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent.” It’s true, according to unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that the unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 5.6 percent when Romney took office in January 2003, and it was 4.6 percent when he left office in January 2007.

    But again, that’s not nearly as impressive when viewed against the nation’s unemployment record at the time. Massachusetts’ unemployment rate was slightly lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.8 percent when Romney took office and was roughly the same as the national rate when he left office.

    About Those Fees …

    Finally, the ad claims Romney “balanced every budget, without raising taxes.” Massachusetts’ Constitution requires a yearly balanced budget, so the boast isn’t — or shouldn’t be — that Romney balanced the budget every year. Rather, it’s that he did it without raising taxes.

    It’s true that Romney never raised personal income taxes as governor. But as we have noted repeatedly, Romney increased government fees by hundreds of millions of dollars, and he also closed loopholes on some corporate taxes (a fact we have noted whenever Romney has claimed he did not raise taxes as governor).

    As we wrote in 2007 when Romney was making his first presidential bid, Romney in 2003 doubled fees for court filings (which include marriage licensing fees), professional registrations and firearm licenses. Romney also quintupled the per gallon delivery fee for gasoline. All told, the fees raised more than $400 million in their first year. Romney also “closed loopholes” in the corporate tax structure, a move that generated another $150 million in increased revenue.

    In addition, Romney cut aid to local cities and counties. In 2004, Romney cut nearly 5 percent, or about $230 million, from the local aid budget. The Massachusetts Municipal Association, representing the state’s cities and towns, said Romney’s cut “forced communities statewide to cut services and raise local taxes and fees.”

    – Robert Farley
    http://factcheck.org/2012/06/...
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  • DDogbreath Teri- O... 2012/06/14 20:49:33
    DDogbreath
    +6
    He was using statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post. For support rather than illumination.
  • Bill Teri- O... 2012/06/14 22:54:50
    Bill
    You mean, when Romney was gov. (2003-2007) he did better for the economy during the Bush years (worst economy since the great depression) but previous governors (under the Clinton shadow) did worse and governors after Bush (in the shadow the savior obama) did worse. Sounds right to me.
  • DeeB Bill 2012/06/14 20:37:18
    DeeB
    +6
    What jobs did he create exactly? Health Insurance ones? The guy makes his living making money off of other peoples money. He's everything I hate. If you want Romneycare, you can have it, it sucks.Do some research, the man is as dirty as they come, not to mention, a globalist. We don't need anymore lawyers or elitests running this country, that is how we got here.
  • DDogbreath DeeB 2012/06/14 20:47:21
    DDogbreath
    +6
    From the Commonwealth, well said. I'll bet you were disappointed that he did not stay around for another term.

    commonwealth ill bet disappointed stay term
  • DeeB DDogbreath 2012/06/15 17:39:14
    DeeB
    +3
    Thank you Dah link! I heard on tv last night that he actually lost 40,000 jobs. We were all happy he was no more! Everyone I know anyway.
  • DDogbreath DeeB 2012/06/15 17:46:16
    DDogbreath
    +3
    The guy from CT has doubts about your comprehension... Imagine that? LOL
  • DeeB DDogbreath 2012/06/15 17:57:19
    DeeB
    +3
    I saw that, ask me if I care!!
  • DDogbreath DeeB 2012/06/15 17:58:41
    DDogbreath
    +2
    Do you care?
  • DeeB DDogbreath 2012/06/15 18:03:00
    DeeB
    +3
    I didn't mean literally you doof!! LOL!
  • DDogbreath DeeB 2012/06/15 18:13:24
    DDogbreath
    +3
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ha ha ha ha ha

    Just messin' with ya DeeB

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ha ha ha ha ha messin ya deeb
  • DeeB DDogbreath 2012/06/15 21:04:31
    DeeB
    +3
    Duh! Really?!! LOL!!
  • Bill DeeB 2012/06/14 22:56:04
    Bill
    Well, guess you can't read or you can't understand.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/15 00:07:41
    DDogbreath
    +3
    It looks to me like people from CT liked him better than people from MA did.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/15 12:03:38
    Bill
    A lot more than Weiker and O'Neill and recent ones. MA can have them.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/15 16:39:22
    DDogbreath
    +3
    That's not saying a hell of a lot.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/15 16:58:55
    Bill
    No, it isn't.
  • DeeB Bill 2012/06/15 17:42:13
    DeeB
    +3
    No thanks, we have Patrick, Obamas buddy!!
  • DeeB Bill 2012/06/15 17:40:18
    DeeB
    +3
    He lost 40,000 jobs.
  • Bill DeeB 2012/06/15 19:03:01
    Bill
    While jobs were shrinking by the thousands each month in Massachusetts when he took office [16], by the time he left office, "the state had attracted hundreds of new companies and

    added [a net total of] 60,000 new jobs."

    [17] It takes time for pro-growth policies to effect the economy, but before the end of his first year in office the job losses had stopped, and in

    his remaining time in office 81,000 new jobs were created.

    [18] The people in the state benefited not only by increased employment and not having their taxes raised, but they also saw attempted and successful tax cuts by the governor.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/15 21:08:22
    DDogbreath
    +3
    Where are you copy & pasting your propaganda from?
  • ConLibF... DDogbreath 2012/06/15 21:31:03
    ConLibFraud
    +3
    Great question!
  • DDogbreath ConLibF... 2012/06/15 21:34:30
    DDogbreath
    +2
    With over $250 Million hidden off shore he can afford to pay people to write crap like this.

    I never heard of anyone passionate about an empty robotic suit before. Could that be possible?
  • ConLibF... DDogbreath 2012/06/15 21:36:34
    ConLibFraud
    +3
    Proof that neocons are exactly like Ofraud liberals.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/15 23:50:33
    Bill
    {With over $250 Million hidden off shore...}
    Cite that, please.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/15 23:55:37
    Bill
    {Where are you copy & pasting your propaganda from?}
    {With over $250 Million hidden off shore...}
    Cite that, please.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/16 00:28:09
    DDogbreath
    +2
    I didn't copy & paste one damn thing. I first saw this accusation on a CBS investigative report. (something that they do very little of anymore) I strictly use that for entertainment value only. But here is something you can copy & paste.

    romney has 250 million hidden offshore <-- copy

    Then paste it into Google search.

    You will get:
    "Search About 7,020,000 results (0.20 seconds)"

    How American is that? GMAFB the DNC will be all over this scumbag. Along with him being a "draft dodger" he doesn't stand a chance.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/16 12:32:56
    Bill
    Read more carefully. His net worth is about $250M, not his assets in overseas accounts. He only has about $32M overseas and not just in the Cayman's.

    Would you believe the Huffington Post?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    The Associated Press reported in January that Romney has up to $32 million in accounts overseas.

    http://www.eutimes.net/2012/0...
    Romney’s huge wealth (estimated at up to $250 million) and offshore bank accounts and holdings have become a major campaign issue in the Republican primary campaign, putting the former Massachusetts governor on the defensive. MSNBC

    Speaking of overseas assets, what about G.E (Jeffery Immelt, Obama's buddy).

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes

    As the administration struggles to prod businesses to create jobs at home, GE has been busy sending them abroad. Since Immelt took over in 2001, GE has shed 34,000 jobs in the U.S., according to its most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But it's added 25,000 jobs overseas.

    And rather than invest in the U.S., the company has decided to look elsewhere. In 2008 and 2009, GE decided to "indefinitely" reinvest prior-year earnings outside the country, according to ...






    Read more carefully. His net worth is about $250M, not his assets in overseas accounts. He only has about $32M overseas and not just in the Cayman's.

    Would you believe the Huffington Post?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    The Associated Press reported in January that Romney has up to $32 million in accounts overseas.

    http://www.eutimes.net/2012/0...
    Romney’s huge wealth (estimated at up to $250 million) and offshore bank accounts and holdings have become a major campaign issue in the Republican primary campaign, putting the former Massachusetts governor on the defensive. MSNBC

    Speaking of overseas assets, what about G.E (Jeffery Immelt, Obama's buddy).

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    Obama Picks Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, To Run New Jobs-Focused Panel As GE Sends Jobs Overseas, Pays Little In Taxes

    As the administration struggles to prod businesses to create jobs at home, GE has been busy sending them abroad. Since Immelt took over in 2001, GE has shed 34,000 jobs in the U.S., according to its most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But it's added 25,000 jobs overseas.

    And rather than invest in the U.S., the company has decided to look elsewhere. In 2008 and 2009, GE decided to "indefinitely" reinvest prior-year earnings outside the country, according to SEC filings. That's helped the firm lower its tax rate.

    In 2009, the Connecticut-based firm effectively had a negative tax rate, thanks to the $498 million loss it booked on U.S. operations versus the $10.8 billion in earnings it booked abroad. GE realized a $1.1 billion tax benefit in 2009.

    In 2008, it paid $1.1 billion in taxes for a 5.3 percent tax rate. In 2007, it paid $4.2 billion in taxes for a 15.1 percent tax rate.


    Well, so much for putting money in overseas accounts and business. Immelt makes Romney look as if he's playing in a sandbox.
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  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/16 14:21:12
    DDogbreath
    Either way he is toast.
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/16 15:07:00 (edited)
    Bill
    LOL Either way??? EITHER WAY??? After I have totaly disproved your argument and accusations against Romney (and by using left wing sources) you come back with an "either way"?

    I've shown you Obama's corrupt relationship with Immelt and how Immelt is keeping G.E.'s money overseas and hiring overseas and laying of and replacing over here and you give me an "either way"? Unbelievable.

    Immelt heads Obama's Jobs Council. Great job, eh?

    http://theeconomiccollapseblo...
    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace
    The last GE factory in the U.S. that made light bulbs closed last September. The transition to the new CFL light bulbs was supposed to create a whole bunch of those "green jobs" that Barack Obama keeps talking about, but as an article in the Washington Post noted, that simply is not happening....
    Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.


    Am I missing the big picture here or was Immelt supposed to be hiring Americans and paying taxes in America and not hording his money overseas? Just asking.
    LOL Either way??? EITHER WAY??? After I have totaly disproved your argument and accusations against Romney (and by using left wing sources) you come back with an "either way"?

    I've shown you Obama's corrupt relationship with Immelt and how Immelt is keeping G.E.'s money overseas and hiring overseas and laying of and replacing over here and you give me an "either way"? Unbelievable.

    Immelt heads Obama's Jobs Council. Great job, eh?

    http://theeconomiccollapseblo...
    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama’s Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace
    The last GE factory in the U.S. that made light bulbs closed last September. The transition to the new CFL light bulbs was supposed to create a whole bunch of those "green jobs" that Barack Obama keeps talking about, but as an article in the Washington Post noted, that simply is not happening....
    Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.


    Am I missing the big picture here or was Immelt supposed to be hiring Americans and paying taxes in America and not hording his money overseas? Just asking.
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  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/16 15:11:00
  • Bill DDogbreath 2012/06/16 15:20:44
    Bill
    As I said, fiscally, fine. Otherwise, he sucks.
    Now, how about a reply to the stuff a laid out for you above?
    What about G.G.? Immelt & Obama? Overseas assets not repatriated? G.E. layoffs? G.E. outsourcing jobs to China? Where is Obama in this picture? It doesn't look as if he is putting up a fight with Immelt at all. Why not? Why not fre him? He;s hurting the country.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/16 18:45:56
    DDogbreath
    Wrong he stands for what the people of this country want no more status quo bulls*it.
  • DDogbreath Bill 2012/06/16 15:26:22
    DDogbreath
    You haven't dis proven one thing. You haven't even mentioned the Mitt Romney's criminal activity during the primary process. That is not going to hold much favor for him in Tampa.
  • DeeB Bill 2012/06/16 01:09:06
    DeeB
    +1
    You say propaganda as if the mainstream isn't !!! LOL! They just passed a bill to lift the ban on propaganda by the government! As if they haven't been using it all along. They all should be in jail for that. Plenty of proof of all their lies!
  • Bill DeeB 2012/06/16 12:39:37
    Bill
    {You say propaganda as if the mainstream isn't !!! LOL! }
    I didn't say anything about propaganda. The guy that replied to me did. Please, read more carefully.

    {They just passed a bill to lift the ban on propaganda by the government!}
    LOL Please, oh, please, cite that.

    {Plenty of proof of all their lies!}
    Specifically, who's lies? Your replies are mere ramblings, not coherent at all. Please try to be clear in your thoughts.

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