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Archive for the day “October 30, 2012”

Why Does Mitt Romney Lie So Easy And Often? – ‘Mitt Romney Has Been Telling A Huge Whopper About The Auto Industry, And His Campaign Is Finally Paying For It’

 

Remember this? Mitt Romney’s first ad against President Obama?

‘November 23rd, 2011’
(CNN) – ‘GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday stood by his first TV ad this week that stirred controversy for taking President Barack Obama’s comments out of context’.

“There was no hidden effort on the part of our campaign,” Romney said at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa’.

‘The ad features then-candidate Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, saying “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

‘But the 60-second spot failed to point out that Obama was actually quoting his opponent, Republican Sen. John McCain, at the time’.
From : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/23/romney-on-ad-sauce-for-the-goose-now-sauce-for-the-gander/

And now this.

Boy America! Don’t you want a President who just openly and so easily lies about everything so that it’s impossible to debate actuall issues?

I DO! I DO ! I DO!

‘Mitt Romney is facing intense pushback today over a new Ohio campaign ad that appears to suggest — falsely — that Chrysler is moving U.S. jobs to China’.

‘The ad doubles down on a statement that Romney made on the campaign trail last week, when he told a crowd in Defiance, Ohio, that Chrysler was moving production on its Jeep models from Ohio to China’.

“I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said. “I will fight for every good job in America.”

‘The claim is completely misleading and false, and provoked an outcry from Democrats and reporters’.

‘The report, from Bloomberg, actually said that Chrysler is talking about adding Jeep production in China in order to serve the Chinese market. Jeep production in North America would continue unchanged’.

‘But despite the fact that Romney’s claim was demonstrably wrong, his campaign is doubling down in the new ad, which went on air this weekend in Ohio’.

“Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy, and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China,” the ad says. “Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.”

‘Romney campaign aides have pointed out that the ad doesn’t actually say that Chrysler is moving U.S. jobs to China’.

‘Still, that message is strongly implied’.

‘Ads that mislead or stretch the truth are nothing new for presidential campaigns’.

‘But this ad — and Romney’s comments last week — has prompted harsh criticism from the media, likely because it strikes reporters as not only disingenuous, but irresponsible’.

‘For Romney to suggest that the livelihoods of specific voters — namely workers at the Jeep plant in Toledo — are in danger in order to win an election comes across to many as the type of fear-mongering that no one wants in a president’.
From : http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-lies-auto-chrysler-jobs-2012-10?0=politics

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘House GOP Voted To Cut Disaster Relief In Order To Preserve Military Spending’

 

‘As part of their bill to void the military spending cuts included in the Budget Control Act — which was passed as a result of 2011’s GOP inspired debt ceiling standoff — House Republicans proposed eliminating a program that helps states and localities respond to disasters like hurricanes’.

‘The House Republicans’ Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, which was passed without a single Democratic vote’,

‘Called for zeroing out funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), a program that provides funding to state and local governments to aid needy children, adults, and the disabled’.

‘As the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities noted, the SSBG also offers assistance for disaster relief’:

“The SSBG has served as a conduit for emergency appropriations to help residents and communities respond to the additional social service and health needs resulting from natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, and hurricanes”.

‘Republicans last year held disaster relief funding hostage several times, demanding offsetting budget cuts. They also attempted to slash disaster funding in a 2011 continuing resolution’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/29/1105201/disaster-relief-program-cut/?mobile=nc

Hurricane Sandy – The Perfect Storm

To all our brothers and sisters on the East Coast, our thoughts and prayers are with you along with some rescue workers.

Even all the way from Spokane Washington.

So stay safe, stay warm.

 

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