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Romney Only Choice for Seniors, Women, and Middle Class

Clearly Obama is bad for everone in the long run but Seniors, Women, & the Middle Class have no reason to support President Obama. Obama's Burger Flipping recovery is not cutting it.

It should be clear to all by now, that long term everyone is a loser if President Obama wins re-election. It is also clear from the Libya cover up that President Obama is unfit to be Commander in Chief. (1) He is now faced with only two choices in that cover up, admit he lied for weeks after the attack about the video being the cause, or declare he was derelict in his duty as President and plead genuine incompetence to explain his dishonesty. This issue alone should be enough reason to vote for Mitt Romney, but several groups have even stronger reasons t o support Romney.

Voters over 55 desperately need Mitt Romney to win. For this group Obamacare is a triple threat to Medicare. First Obamacare steals $716 billion from Medicare. While the GOP may leave some of those cuts in place it will likely be much less than $716 Billion. Second Obamacare sets up an advisory board that will be used to determine what services seniors will get in order to control the growth rate of Medicare. Third creating another entitlement program without enough funding creates more issues on keeping commitments made with existing entitlement programs as this will ensure a fiscal collapse.

Women as a group are treated by the Democratic Party in an insulting manner. They run commercials trying scare pro-choice women that somehow abortion or contraception will be outlawed if the GOP wins. The reality is the only major effect would be on the public funding for abortion.

Then Democrats use census data in a dishonest way to try to make women think there is this huge pay gap between women and men. Realty is the better studies that account for some obvious differences such as career choices, years of experience, hours of works, etc show a minimal pay gap. The idea that women get paid 77% of what men get paid defies logic. Many companies that understand the benefit of have diversity have been pushing to get more women for years; they cannot be doing this by paying them less. This dishonesty about the pay gap does a great disservice to dealing seriously with real discrimination issues. Democrats intentionally lie to women on this issue then pretend they are going to do something great to fix it. They brag about the Lilly Ledbetter Act to extend time to file lawsuit for pay discrimination cases. Reality is that only 35 cases have been filed, this hardly makes up for the millions of women who are unemployed because of the actions of the Obama administration.

President Obama also brags about free contraception, like that makes up for lower pay and lost jobs. Democrats assume women are stupid, based on statements at their convention and commercials. This insulting treatment of women by Democrats with their War on Women strategy is why the gender gap is gone. Polls show women and men have the same top issues and top on that list is the Economy and Debt. Clearly Romney is the only candidate with serious plans for the big issues for both women and men.

As Joe Biden explained “The middle class has been buried in the last four years.”.  The recovery has been so weak that programs like food stamps are increasing and average income has been dropping. Many of the jobs created are part time and the full time jobs are lower pay. This recovery should be referred to as Obama’s Burger Flipping recovery. During the recession the jobs lost were 19% High wage, 60% Middle wage, and 21% low wage. The recovery jobs have been 20% high wage, 22% medium wage, and 58% low wage jobs. So the low job growth has been dominated with low wage jobs replacing medium wage jobs.(2) Now with firing running the highest level in 2 years, unemployment claims at near recessionary levels, outlooks by companies increasingly lowered, and a slowing global economy it is clear the middle class needs competent leadership in Washington for which Romney is the only choice.

Obviously the list is endless of the groups that would benefit from a Romney victory, but the Democrats offer nothing of value for people concerned about Medicare, women, or the middle class. President Obama’s second term agenda plans to copy the failed ideas from his first term along with a tax increase. Again nothing any serious person believes will make things better. That is why Romney and the GOP campaign on fixing the big issues, while President Obama focuses on small issues like free contraceptives, Big Bird, and petty personal dishonest attacks on Mitt Romney. At this point President Obama’s only hope is getting uninformed voters to support him. This is why appearing on the View was more important than meeting with Netanyahu. This election is the starkest contrast in my lifetime only Carter versus Reagan comes close. As a nation we face extreme challenges that require leadership to avoid disaster and the only choice that even offers hope to meet those challenges is Mitt Romney.

1)      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg-e71IDAUw

2)      http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/lost-middle-class-jobs-being-replaced-burger-flipping-164535060.html;_ylt=Ag56RpfMUtEhhjktdXJIZlWiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTNyMTEwMnN2BG1pdANGUCBUb3AgU3RvcnkgTGVmdARwa2cDNGVmZjJmYzItMDBlZC0zZWEzLTgwOTktMDg5MGY5ZmUzODU0BHBvcwMxBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyA2Y0YWJiOTMwLWY2YWYtMTFlMS1iOWY3LTQ4N2M4ZjQwYjM0NA--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3

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Bren November 02, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Craig, I'd gladly pay more tax if that's what it takes to preserve the programs I care about. I want elders to have dignified golden years. A lot of middle aged people have had their savings devastated by Wall Street fluctuations over the years. This generation will rely on Medicare and Social Security more than any other, I am convinced. Concerning the food stamps, if one lost one's job because of the recession, should that have been a death sentence for the displaced worker and their family? Should Darwinian principles be attributed to the Great Recession? I want to clearly understand why you are denigrating keeping food on the tables of recession victims.
CowDung November 02, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Jason: Why don't you use facts to argue a case against Romney? He's not going to take away your medicare to give tax breaks to millionaires, and he's not going to cause women to earn 70% of the pay of a man. He's unlikely to take control of your hypothetical reproductive rights either.
FreeThought Troy November 02, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Obama is not going to raise taxes on the middle class. He is keeping the Bush tax cuts for those earning less than $250k annually. I don't know where the concept of raising taxes on the middle class came from, but it's not true. If taxes are raised on the middle class, it's if Romney is elected and he closes the tax deductions to pay for his round of tax cuts.
H.E. Pennypacker November 02, 2012 at 04:01 PM
No Brain Troy, are you seriously this stupid? Would you like a list of all of the taxes implemented by Obongo via Obongocare that will be paid for by the middle class and poor?
Don Jacobs November 02, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Wow! What a speech Romney just gave at State Fair Park....now that is what a President looks like. We will have a new President-Elect next week.
Randy1949 November 02, 2012 at 04:03 PM
@Craig -- Which tax breaks are due to expire after the first of the year? If it's the FICA, well, that was short-sighted and not intended to be forever. If it's the Bush tax cuts, neither were they intended to be forever. They were intended to pay down a surplus that pretty much never materialized. I'm like Bren. I don't like paying more taxes, but that's a sacrifice we all need to make, as long as it's equally applied. To make the poor and vulnerable even more so while lowering the top marginal tax rate is wrong. My understanding is that the President wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for the lower brackets. The people howling the most are those who won't be going without meals if they go back to 39%.
CowDung November 02, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Actually Craig, Does it really matter if food stamp recipients can choose steak and lobster with their benefits--as long as the 'food stamp budget' for the month is of a reasonable amount. If they blow through all their benefit dollars on the first day of the month with steak and lobster, they should find themselves hungry before their account is replenished. If they spend wisely, they should be able to eat like 'normal' people...
Randy1949 November 02, 2012 at 04:07 PM
@Pennypacker -- Yes, please list all these new taxes that will be inflicted on the middle class to pay for the ACA. I'm curious.
Greg November 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
4 MORE DAYS!!, 4 MORE DAYS!!.........
morninmist November 02, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I doubt that we will have a new President Pres. Obama has shown leadership and care for the people of hurricane Sandy--while Faux and Tea folks continue with their vile comments! 'Fox And Friends' Attacks NBC's Sandy Benefit Concert: 'Is It A Concert For Obama?' (VIDEO) Posted: 11/02/2012 10:54 am EDT Updated: "Fox and Friends" questioned NBC's upcoming fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy on Friday morning, wondering aloud whether it was putting the event on merely to help President Obama. The benefit, "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," will air on Friday night, and features performances by Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel, among others. The televised benefit concert has become a staple of post-disaster relief efforts. But "Fox and Friends" smelled a rat, since the concert is airing so close to the presidential election. "It does look like they're trying to squeeze it in," Steve Doocy agreed.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/02/fox-and-friends-nbc-sandy-benefit-concert-obama_n_2064790.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Politics
Greg November 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Colonel Sanders got the chickens jobs, that's more than Obama did for the working class. I think you bringing chicken into this is racist.
Randy1949 November 02, 2012 at 04:32 PM
@Craig -- What is your definition of affluent? And what kind of affluent person lives paycheck to paycheck? However did they manage during the Clinton years? The ACA has expenses, but so did the system in place before it, with healthcare premiums and hospital charges higher than they should be because of the built-in bad debt. And how about those medical bankruptcies? They cost the economy too.
Bren November 02, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Seriously, how is that comment racist? He could as well have said "Chick-Fil-A" or other chain.
FreeThought Troy November 02, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Craig. I understand what you are saying completely. I just find it difficult to justify continuing tax breaks for those earning $250k annually when, for decades, the middle class has been asked to sacrifice. To redo thier budgets. To start living without some frills. The 1% can start budgeting, too I think.
FreeThought Troy November 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Bren - I took the comment as sarcastic. It is a little telling to equate Col. Sanders with getting chickens jobs (the middle class). I agree. The chickens have been killing themselves while the Col. gets richer.
Bren November 02, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Brian, nobody died because of Watergate, it's true. However, there is no comparison between a couple of grown men breaking into an office in D.C. and the extremely dangerous and delicate work done by U.S. diplomats in an unstable country. I renewed my license sticker this morning. No one died.
Greg November 02, 2012 at 05:03 PM
We all know that saying Chick-Fil-A would be homophobic.
Randy1949 November 02, 2012 at 05:03 PM
@Craig -- As you learn to live on more money, you can also learn to live on less again. Trust me, it's possible. That is, until your income decreases to the point of not being able to buy food or pay $500 for rent. Then it gets rough, and those are the level of people who are supposed to suck it up in the Ryan budget. Either your side is serious about reducing the deficit or it isn't. If we're expected to make sacrifices, then everyone should make sacrifices, not just the little people.
FreeThought Troy November 02, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Greg - that's funny. If you think about it, it is really really funny.
Bren November 02, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Health insurance costs have increased at a far higher rate than the cost of living for years. That's nothing new. However, there is protection for citizens in the ACA to control profiteering. If the insurance companies try dodges and work-arounds, I think the next logical step is a national healthcare plan. I personally think, based on past experience with a NHP, that I'm going to get more thoughtful care from a health system that is not burdened by a for-profit middleman. "Death panels?" They currently exist, at every health insurance company. They are there to make sure that patient care doesn't cut into profits.
Greg November 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM
FTT, The Colonel has been dead for 30+ years, you may want to tell the chickens to stop killing themselves.
CowDung November 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Now that is funny...
FreeThought Troy November 02, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Greg & CowDung - That is funny. Funny and a good burn. Nice work.
Bren November 02, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Beth makes the important point that the region under discussion is a flashpoint for violence. It's called "terrorism" because even with advance warning the government is dealing with a fluid organization that has far greater knowledge of the area and situation. When one is dealing with an enemy who has no regard for human life, even their own, the rules of civil behavior and engagement fly out the window. Some questions for thought. Who wants to make the choice between 4 American lives and that of possibly scores of civilians? Think about the message that would be sent if dozens of civilians were injured/killed if a firefight broke out. What if, after all of that, the diplomats still weren't saved? You have enemies who have probably learned their strategizing skills in the U.S., who are primed and ready to take advantage of every circumstance. Every word, every step taken, has a consequence. It's important to gain and grow the trust and support of the people, our greatest weapon in destabilizing terrorism in the region. Resentful, the populace fill the ranks of the terrorists and provide safe haven. As our friends, a very different situation results.
Bren November 02, 2012 at 05:25 PM
The programs were developed so that the money paid in (corpus) grew over time. Raids on SS funds over the decades reduced the principal and resultant interest growth. The way to "fix" Social Security is to develop a repayment program.
CowDung November 02, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Most health insurance companies are non-profits...
Jay Sykes November 02, 2012 at 06:29 PM
About 60%-65% of all insurance dollars spent on healthcare are done through government programs(medicaid/medicare/VA...). About 20%-25% of all insurance dollars spent on healthcare are done through large group corporate plans. These are normally groups of 500+ that 'self insure' and the hire regular health insurance company to process claims for 10%-15% fee on claims paid. That leaves about 20% of the population that is paying the very,very high insurance overhead of about 30%. But, now the ACA requires 80% of all premiums be spent of heath-care, so they are only paying 20% overhead. If a government run 'universal healthcare program' were enacted at about the 10% overhead[(Medicaid overhead rate)(that's about the Canadian costs, too)], I see about 20%x10% + 20%x5% total savings That would be about 3% savings of all dollars spent on healthcare, if we had a single payer healthcare plan. .
Bren November 02, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Craig, what is the source of this receipt? It's over a year old and as far as I know, soda is not covered by food stamps. I also note that a "D" appears to have been added to the EBT in the circled area. One can ring up anything with a bar code as you know. What happened afterward is where the truth lies. Someone forwards me this type of apocrypha all of the time, despite my pleas to desist. That's why I'm a tad cynical about the veracity of the receipt. And, even if it were true, the vast majority of food stamp recipients are not "living large."
Greg November 02, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Bren, What was the up-side of blaming the attack on a video made in the states? If every word, every step taken, has a consequence, why did the Obama administration pick such a stupid excuse?
Michael McClusky November 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party! Let us return to small government!

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