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Paul Ryan Lies #8 – ‘Ryan: I Didn’t Vote For The Defense Cuts I Voted For’

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are slowly turning the Republican Party into a joke.

I am a Liberal but I want – in the strongest possible terms – a solid, intelligent Conservative counter point.

Instead from Romney and Ryan, all we are getting is avoiding questions or outright lies.

Do they really think the American people are that stupid that they won’t see double talk as just that – double talk?

‘As O’Donnell correctly noted, Ryan said the bill “represents a victory for those committed to controlling government spending and growing our economy” and that “The agreement – while far from perfect – underscores the extent to which the new House majority has successfully changed Washington’s culture of spending.” It’s at best misleading, and at worst an outright lie, for Ryan to assert that voting for the Budget Control Act did not mean voting for defense cuts’.

O’DONNELL: ‘Now you’re criticizing the President for those same defense cuts you’re voting for and called a victory’.

RYAN: ‘No, no — I have to correct on you this, Norah. I voted for a mechanism that says the sequester will occur if we don’t cut $1.2 trillion in government. … ‘

O’DONNELL: ‘Right. A trillion dollars in defense spending, and you voted for it’!

RYAN: ‘No, Norah. I voted for the Budget Control Act’.

O’DONNELL: ‘That included defense spending’!

RYAN: ‘Norah, you’re mistaken’.
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Mitt Romney Lies #62 – ‘Within Hours, Mitt Romney Takes Back Everything He Said About Preexisting Conditions’

‘On national TV on Sunday morning, with millions of people watching, Mitt Romney told David Gregory that there were parts of Obamacare he actually liked. In fact, he said, one of the goals of his healthcare plan “is to make sure that those with preexisting conditions can get coverage.” A few hours later, with approximately zero people listening, a spokesman quietly “clarified” what he meant’:

“In reference to how Romney would deal with those with preexisting conditions and young adults who want to remain on their parents’ plans, a Romney aide responded that there had been no change in Romney’s position and that “in a competitive environment, the marketplace will make available plans that include coverage for what there is demand for. He was not proposing a federal mandate to require insurance plans to offer those particular features.”

‘As it happens, we already have a competitive market for individual insurance. In addition, we already have demand for coverage of preexisting conditions. And yet, the marketplace doesn’t make policies available to people with preexisting conditions’.

‘Why? Because policies that cover preexisting conditions are big money losers unless you charge premiums high enough that no one could afford them. Because of that, nobody bothers to offer them in the first place. That’s how the free market works. It would be nice if Romney could explain how he intends to square this circle’.
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The Weekly 2012 – How to ‘fix’ America – Step #1 –

I have read and even responded to a lot of blogs re: ‘fixing America’. Most, not all but most go along the lines of cutting spending and increasing revenue.

And that’s fine but I will bet EVERYTHING you own, that if you try to cut spending or increase taxes, immediately someone will lobby or start a Super Pac to campaign against it.

The one thing the tea baggers keep screwing up is the Founding Fathers principle of ‘public service’.

Our representative Government was based on electing Representatives to represent the people. Those who voted for them. Now at that time it was white guys (not gals), over 21 who owned property. But the times they are a changing and now ‘We the People’ is actually all of us over 21 (with some expeptions).

So before you cut spending or raise taxes the VERY first thing you have to do is take the money out of politics.

Our elected officals DON’T serve the public. They serve those that fund their elections and re-elections.

Can it be done?

Yes. BUT it won’t be because the very people that need to enact the legislation are the same that benefit the most from the monied influence peddling we have now.

Are we doomed?

No. But until the general public raises up so that the Supreme Court reverses it’s CItizen United ruling AND Congress, ignoring ALL THAT MONEY, passes legislation that forbids money in our ‘Redress of Grievances’ process, we will NOT have elected representatives ‘serving’ the publics best interests.


A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Just Trust Us’ – ‘Romney, Ryan Refuse To Identify Tax Loopholes They’d Close’

It is the ultimate show of disrespect to the American people to NOT answer these very simple questions.

So you HAVE to ask why aren’t they willing to answewr these questions? The political damage is beginning to mount.

Are Mitt Romney and Paul so afraid of the tea bagger Republican ‘base’ that they are willing to accept the lose of moderate voters?

Or do they actually believe that they DON’T have to answer these questions? They are entitled to just be ‘trusted’ and elected and THEN they will reveal actual plans and legislation?

Are they counting on the apathy of Americans that we simply don’t care if they answer questions or not?

‘In separate interviews Sunday, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan refused to identify which tax loopholes they would close in order to pay for their large tax cuts’.

‘On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Romney dodged multiple questions about which deductions or credits he’d target, saying only that he’ll get rid of “some of the loopholes and deductions at the high end” while seeking to “lower the burden on middle income people.”

‘Pressed for one specific example, Romney replied, “Well, the specifics are these which is those principles I described are the heart of my policy.”

‘On ABC’s “This Week,” Ryan also fended off multiple questions about whether the Romney-Ryan tax plan should be taken seriously given its lack of details on which loopholes they would close’.

“Mitt Romney and I, based on our experience, think the best way to do this is to show the framework, show the outlines of these plans, and then to work with Congress to do this. That’s how you get things done,” he said’.

‘At the Democratic convention, Bill Clinton called the Romney tax plan mathematically unsound. In order to meet his targets, the former president said, Romney will “have to eliminate so many deductions, like the ones for home mortgages and charitable giving, that middle-class families will see their tax bills go up.” Otherwise, he said, “they’ll have to cut so much spending that they’ll obliterate the budget for the national parks, for ensuring clean air, clean water, safe food, safe air travel.”

‘Pressed repeatedly on “Meet The Press” how he would make the numbers add up, Romney didn’t take the bait, instead saying voters should trust him’.
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