Who do you support for Governor in Pennsylvania in 2010?

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Mutt vs Mitt

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Romney’s new running mate proposed eliminating the capital gains tax in his 2010 “Roadmap for America’s Future.” Since Romney, like many ultra-wealthy Americans, derives virtually all of his income from investments, he would pay virtually no taxes at all under such a plan.

The Atlantic crunched the numbers on Romney’s 2010 tax returns, the only one he’s made public, and found that Romney’s tax rate that year would be just 0.82 percent under Ryan’s proposal.

Romney went out of his way during the campaign to avoid proposing any capital gains tax cuts that would benefit him personally, keenly aware that his investment fortune made him an easy target for Democrats. He did propose tax cuts on investment income, but said they would be restricted only to middle-class savings, leaving his own vast holdings unaffected.

The capital gains issue came up during the primaries when Romney attacked Newt Gingrich’s tax plan by noting it would reduce his own tax burden to 0 percent:

“Under that plan, I’d have paid no taxes in the last two years,” Romney said in a January debate, referring to its elimination of taxes on investment.
Noodling Obama

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I want to make it clear now I'm not being paid to post anti-Obama propoganda on this site.
I am iin no way being compensated to spread half truths and innuendo regarding the president of the United States.
I do however drink the juice from my life givers
Rush Limbaugh and Fox News
But again I'm not being paid to do this, I just have a lot free time to spread mis-information propoganda to disort the facts.

Thank You
rm nixon

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Noodling Obama

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Finished

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Can you picture Mitt Romney trying to talk tough to Vladimir Putin face to face?
Romney will have zero respect on a global stage.
This ain't no playground, it's for keeps at this level.
Mitt

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you mean Vladmir Putin the Vice President of Russia
Oppps I made another mistake. I do that sometimes.
Romney Hood

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romney paid no taxes for 10 years...you'd think a guy that's worth millions would cough up his fair share, i have no problem with wealth,I do have a problem with GREED and gaming the system. The rules and laws are meant to benefit the rich....
Marisa

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"No doubt there are many Democrats rubbing their hands in glee in contemplation of reviving some version of the ad that featured an actor playing Paul Ryan pushing grandma in a wheelchair off a cliff. But the smarter ones are worried.

1. If Ryan is an extremist and his proposals are unpopular, how has he won election SEVEN times in a Deocratic district? His lowest share of the vote was 57%-in his first race. He routinely wins over 2/3 of the vote. When Obama swept the nation in 2008, he carried Ryan's district by 4 points. But at the same time, Ryan won reelection with 65% of the vote, meaning that a fifth of Obama voters voted for him.

2. Democrats know that Ryan has Reaganesque qualities that make him appealing to independent, middle classvoters. Take the cover story on Ryan that the ISTHMUS, a radically left wing Madison, Wis. newspaper,ran on him in 2009. "Ryan, with his sunny disposition and choirboy looks, projects compassion and forcefully proclaims dedication to his district", the story reported. "And he's proven he is not unyieldingly pro-corporate, as when he recently joined in condemnation of AIG retention bonuses".

3. Ryan's ideas aren't that novel or scary. The idea of "premium support" for Medicare, which would change the program's one size fits all policy to a private insurance model with public options, was endorsed by a bipartisan commission appointed by Bill Clinton in the 1990's. Late last year, Ryan announced a new version of his proposal with a new partner signing on: Democratic Ron Wyden of Oregon, who first achieved political prominence as an advocate for seniors.

4. Ryan puts Wis. and its 10 electoral votes in play. Polls have shown that Obama holds a 5 to 7 point lead in Wis.-significant, but much less than Obama's 14 point lead in 2008. With Ryan on the ticket, polls show the race is dead even.

5. If Republicans were looking for a superior candidate, they've found it in Ryan. His speech as GOP candidate V.P. was perfectly pitched:

....We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead!

....We won't blame others...we will take responsibility!

....We won't replace our founding principles...we will reapply them!

Echoes of Ronald Reagan at his best.

6. Joe Trippi(D) acknowledged Ryan will bring in a flood of donations.

Democrats will no doubt try to make Ryan into a younger version of the devil they've tried to paint Romney as. But they should worry about fighting a campaign on fundamental issues in a weak economy. That's precisely how Carter,the last Democrat to run for reelection during hard times, wound up losing so badly that it not only cost Democrats control of the Senate but damaging the liberal brand for years afterwards."

John Fund
8/11/12
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I can hear Ryan now.........."Trust me I wont come in your mouth and the check is in the mail"... kinda guy.....
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Romney Hood wrote:
romney paid no taxes for 10 years...you'd think a guy that's worth millions would cough up his fair share, i have no problem with wealth,I do have a problem with GREED and gaming the system. The rules and laws are meant to benefit the rich....
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Mitt Romney shared his tax returns from 2010 and the estimates for what he will pay for 2011 with the media and the public.

In 2010, he reported earning $21.7 million in income and paying $3 million in federal taxes, a rate of about 14 percent.

The estimates for 2011 show him earning about $20.9 million in income and paying $3.2 million, a rate of about 15.4 percent.
Romney Hood

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Let's do the math here:

Here are some of the main elements of that budget plan.

On Medicare:
"The future of the nation's health and retirement security programs is increasingly based on empty promises from a government unwilling to advance solutions that save and strengthen them," Ryan writes in the plan.

As Ryan sees it, a main reason Medicare needs reform is that government payments are open-ended -- seniors get sick, get treatment, and the program pays for those treatments with few limits.

Revenue into the Medicare system from workers' payroll taxes and seniors' Medicare premiums can't cover it all and the rest is paid for by the federal government.

The problem is that the government's share will continue to grow as the number of enrollees surges in the next few decades and health care costs continue to outpace inflation.

Ryan's proposed fix is his most controversial position: The idea is to one day let Medicare-approved private insurers compete with traditional Medicare on an exchange.

Seniors would pick a plan, and then get a fixed payment -- or "premium support" -- from the government to help pay for it.

Competing insurance plans would be required to offer a level of benefits at least as good as Medicare.

The premium support would be fixed at a level no higher than the second least-expensive insurance plan offered.

And annual per-capita cost increases in the Medicare program would be capped at 0.5% above overall growth in the economy.

The thinking is that competition would keep down the costs. But if it fails to sufficiently, the 0.5% cap would serve as a backup. And the government's share of costs would be limited to the level of the premium support.

One concern: That the plan would increase the financial burden on seniors.
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Ryan thinks we can go back to the 50's or some romanticized version of it where the US made heavy equipment and steel and planes and had a technology and natural resource advantage-those days are past. He is a self-described Christian in which he dismisses other religions or lack of religion as a failing. This religion with his skewed view of the current world, does not allow him to focus on any issue outside of the 1 dimensional thinking that dismisses global warming, overpopulation and the fact that you cannot grow any economy forever at a 2% growth, no matter what you do. We have lost the edge in all these areas and the crooks on Wall Street stole all the money out of the system, along with the free-spending bureaucrats in DC. We cannot afford any kind of military budget and Ryan won't slash any of it. We have to face the fact that capitalism, as practiced in the world today has failed, but so has communism and socialism-what is left? What you are going to end up with under Romney-Ryan is a totalitarian government where millions are left destitute, and having to deal with large, uncaring corporations for food, health and living space. Unfortunately under Obama, virtually the same will happen. All you can do is circle the wagons, make your own food and hope the empire does not find you a threat. With the ongoing effects of global warming, seismic issues, Sun flares and food shortages, the infrastructure is going to crumble just as in the last 50 years of the Roman Empire and every other civilization that did not heed the lessons of history. Too many people, too much reliance on technology will be our epitaph
Romney Hood

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the Corporate States of America,
And to the Republicans for which it stands,
One Nation, Easily Divisible,
With Liberty and Justice for sale.
Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are both Corporate shills.
Romney Hood

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The Republicans are getting ready for the 2016 election as they already lost the 2012 nonelection. Ryan gets some publicity and gets ready for the 2016 election.
Romney Hood

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What a wonderful day for The Honourable President of the United States of America ... Barrack Obama!
The Republican Party; have now … officially -- self-destructed -- on the grounds of homophobia & religious corruption!
Someone left the door of the asylum ajar -- the religious extremists are loose & they are all in the Republican Party!
Religion; is the biggest bully on the block!
Mormons are nothing more than homophobic bigots and lustful religious lunatics; who harvested women … attempting to scrutinize themselves; into eternity – without success!
Mitt

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Isn't Kruschev the president of Russia or is it Breshnev now?
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I have to laugh! Conservatives please look at Paul Ryans past voting record!

He's a Democrat in a Republican suit.
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With Ryans plan
the very least damage this choice does to the Romney campaign is to kill off any of its remaining chances in Florida.

But there are a fair number of seniors in Ohio & Virginia, too, so this election may get called for Obama pretty early in the evening.
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I heard Mitt Romney was born in Mexico and he isn't Mormon he is Muslim.
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I just had a great bowel movement thinking of the Ryan plan.

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