Mitt Romney goes bold (and risky) with Paul Ryan vice presidential pick

Aug 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Washington Post

The news that Mitt Romney is expected to name Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee today in Norfolk, Virginia amounts to a decidedly bold stroke for the typical risk-averse GOP presidential candidate, a pick that will almost certainly turn the race into a choice between two competing - and strikingly contrasting - visions for ... (more)

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Frank Lee Plain wrote:
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You mean "Obama did nothing, aside from cutting taxes for the middle class and preventing another great depression."
At least, that's what economists say.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
Frank why don't you name the cuts Obama has done? While you are at it how about talking about all of the spending,regulation on business and the mega tax that comes with Obamacare?? Didn't I warn you before about listening to the MSM and to lay off of the kool-aid?

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She_is_beautiful wrote:
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You do make some compelling points but Mitt has No Experience working with the Americas Working Class!
Are you saying that Obam did/does? Now that is a joke,right?
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Woman, get a grip. You're all over the board.
The fiscal policies of Alan Greenspan, a devotee of Ayn Rand, created vast wealth in the hands of a select few. He later admitted these policies were incorrect.
Your thinking is a product of your culture. I lived in Peru for two years and can tell you Americans do not understand poverty. You want to blame the problem on welfare and entitlements. That's not the problem, merely a symptom.
I lend $25 about every 3 months to KIVA* so people in undeveloped countries can purchase tools or livestock. The money has always been returned to me and I re-invest in another person. Without hope, we are emotionally and spiritually bankrupt.
Americans are spoiled and want to blame their problems on government. That's wrong. Try having your stomach growl everyday.
* http://www.kiva.org/
I was saying the exact same thing you are saying. I try to get people to question everything they think and get people to think critically. It's because I do not like the TV running the elections by controlling what people think and say. It drives me nuts. But that's what I was saying, that Americans are very spoiled for no reason and they have clue what poor is, and the reality is if you give people way too much for no reason, with no work on their part, they end up like the definition of the alcoholic - which is "big egos with no self-esteem." In other words, people on welfare, these dumb old folks on a bunch of government pensions, they get big egos from the government giving them all of this stuff for free, but at the same time, if you don't have to work, diet, exercise, learn, if you don't have to do one constructive thing, you would have no self-esteem. So it's like propping up people, making it too easy for them. It's not good. And, they are not even happy with it. Americans were taught in the 50s to buy stuff, consumerism. But buying stuff doesn't make you happy if you don't know anything or you don't achieve anything. Half the problem is they have it just easy enough that they don't ever have to strive and work at making themselves better people, so they sit with too much free money, buying stuff and then now they are enraged, they are so unhappy living this way and they don't know why and they don't know what to do.

If you are poor and you don't have anything you appreciate everything and you do constructive things that don't cost any money, so you are truely happy. If you have money that you can just go and buy $2,000 of stuff or whatever, then you never look at yourself or work at doing difficult things, so of course you are not going to be happy just spending money. But that's the way it is here. People would actually be happier being poor and achieving a lot of personal successes in their lives or volunteering, contributing to society or to the environment.

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<quoted text>Are you saying that Obam did/does? Now that is a joke,right?
Who found Osama B Ladin? One of the tallest men and for 8 years Bush couldn't find him & Obama did within 3 years??
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Social Security will not bankrupt America. Medicare will. It's time Americans faced the hard fact that brief life extension is creating economic havoc.
In most of South America, when an individual knows (s)he is dying,(s)he says his/her goodbyes and prepares for the end. It's gentle, loving. In America, our culture has said, "No, No. Let the person live another 6-12 months."
It's hard to say goodbye to a loved one but death is as natural as life. We cannot live forever and must leave something to our prosperity. We've robbed our planet of many things when we're suppose to leave only footprints.
Exactly. If you look at the big picture use of carbon energy has created about 6 billion more people than always existed. It's carbon man. So if you have a bizzillion people and you use up ALL of the land, ALL of the fish, ALL of the water, ALL of the air, ALL of the oil to have 7 billion people all live fat, then it's like well, how important is it to do any of this and how important is it to spend $200,000 to keep someone alive for two months longer, in all of this pain, dying of cancer or whatever. That's what they did to my grandmother. I wouldn't do any of that. They told me I had cancer 5 years ago, I won't let a doctor touch me, and I'm still alive. I don't even believe in traditional medicine, so I could care LESS about getting Medicare. If I have cancer and I would have to cut off part of my body and be poisioned just to stay alive, it's not normal to me to do that. I want to live only as long as I can without any of that stuff and to have a shot and die when I want to if I have cancer. I'm not important, no is, there's 7 billion of us. Well, Ron Paul is important. A few people are important. It depends what they do.
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It also radically alters Social Security. Anyone over the age of 55 is grandfathered.

His plan also calls for gradually defunding Social Security which is Washington speak for killing the program fast.
What I do not get about that is if the money paid into social security this month goes out to those on social security at the end of the month, if you stop having everyone under 55 pay into SS, it all stops, no one gets paid. I suspect that they actually end SS and Medicare on everyone. I think they are just saying they will give it to everyone 55 and over. But that's where the $120 trillion in unfunded liabilities are. In other words, that money is not promised to the X or Y generation or whatever, that huge amount of unfunded money is promised to the baby boomers, so if you tell them all they can get SS and Medicare as it is, that means they plan on somehow coming up with $120 trillion in unfunded liabilities. I don't believe that for one second. They are not going to do that.

Maybe they set the program up and then come up in a big state of crisis and say they have to give everyone the vouchers, something like when Bush came out in total crisis with the banks all going under. They will do a big state of emergency type of thing.
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What planet are you on?
Having a Congressional majority does not give you control- not in the US of A.
Did you pass your civics class?
You must not have attended any civic classes - Obama could have passed any bill he would have brought forward - that is unless his own Dems would not vote for it since he had total control of BOTH the house and senate. You can not blame that on the Reps or BUSH
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Who found Osama B Ladin? One of the tallest men and for 8 years Bush couldn't find him & Obama did within 3 years??
Ask the military and the navy seals who found Osama B Ladin. I am sure they would NOT SAY OBAMA
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Who found Osama B Ladin? One of the tallest men and for 8 years Bush couldn't find him & Obama did within 3 years??
its hard to believe there are people as dumb as you
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You mean "Obama did nothing, aside from cutting taxes for the middle class and preventing another great depression."
At least, that's what economists say.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
You have got to be kidding. Highest unemployment for 4 years, foreclosures and U.S. credit rating reduced, people going hungry and to say he helped the middle class or anyone is asinine.
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I agree but there are too many issues at point that Mitt can't handle!
Maybe he can do like Obama did and appoint his CZARS
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Ryan is irrelevant; the numerically superior dependent class is in lock-step for the Kenyan. The only way a non-socialist candidate will ever win in America again is if the non-tax paying parasites are somehow disenfranchised. Atlas should shrug!
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"The comfort of the rich depends on an abundance of the poor." ~ Voltaire
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Yeah but if humans being were almost always one half of one billion, and today they are 7 billion due to using oil, then you can get labor for almost nothing because of massive overpopulation worldwide. So the game shifts from the value of labor to which country will give the rich the cheapest labor.

You have to change with the times, deal with what is.

The confort of the rich no longer depends on the abundance of the poor if the new game we are all playing is world oil is running out. If that is the case, the rich would want most people to die off and the new game would be for them to horde all of the money and be the only ones who survive the end of oil.

If oil created 6.5 billion more people and oil ends, the rich would want the population to go back down to what it always was, about 500 million. The rich only want a bunch of people if you have a lot of cheap oil so you can sell stuff and build homes, then it all worked. But, when oil runs out, capitalism based on constant growth dies and then the Rockefellers of the world want most everyone to die. I think we are moving into the age of ending cheap oil so we have a very different agenda.

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Obama closed the secret detention in Eastern Europe!

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Obama also ordered all federal agencies to undertake studied on ways to cut spending, Bush never did in 8 years !
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Obama also ordered all federal agencies to undertake studied on ways to cut spending, Bush never did in 8 years !
Liar
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Not a risky bold move,it hard to find the right fit,and with Ryan its a solid choice. The idiot from Alaska was a bold ,risky choice. Even I couldn't vote for that Alaskan nit wit.

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Obama closed the secret detention in Eastern Europe!
I hope he did not open it in Uganda.
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repeal all the amendments after the 10th

our fore fathers had it right
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She_is_beautiful wrote:
Obama also ordered all federal agencies to undertake studied on ways to cut spending, Bush never did in 8 years !
Look at how stupid this quote is, and did they indeed cut spending in any of these agencies. Yes, with a brain like yours I'm sure you will vote for Obama again. A true misguided liberal you are.

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