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Thursday, October 20, 2016


Much has been made about the nearly one billion dollars that outside groups will spend to try and defeat President Obama. But with far less money, Priorities USA Action — a Super PAC that supports the president — has so far been more successful in framing this election. By focusing on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, Priorities has stymied Romney’s effort to portray himself as a “job creator,” creating a climate in which Romney’s unfavorable rating keeps ticking up.

In its most recent ad, Priorities has found a way to do something most Democrats won’t even dare to try. Without mentioning the Affordable Care Act, it makes the case for the president’s health care reform and connects Romney’s opposition to the law to his profit-driven dealings at Bain. The central thesis: Romney doesn’t care about the plight of workers, just as he doesn’t care about the plight of the uninsured.

Henry Blodget of Business Insider frames the exact questions that Priorities hopes to raise in his post “Okay, But What Would Mitt Romney Actually Say To The Guy Whose Wife Died Of Cancer After He Got Canned?

The Romney campaign recognizes the power of the ad and has pushed back, pointing out that the woman mentioned in the ad died years after Bain closed the factory. But that footnote won’t appear on the ad. The connection between Bain’s profit-first mentality and the pledge to repeal ObamaCare will.

Making the connection between Romney’s past and his agenda has been part of Priorities USA’s strategy since the campaign began. They have found that voters are unwilling to believe Romney would actually follow a budgetary scheme to gut Medicare so the rich get more tax breaks. What kind of person would do that? This ad attempts to answer that question.

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  • chuck677

    Romney is (and was) not concerned about the middle class or the poor. He doesn’t know any better. He was born into an extremely wealthy family and remains to this day. He is not only out of touch; he just can’t relate to or empathize with the common person. Therefore, he would not advocate for the middle class or the poor (“I’m not concerned about the poor”) as President, but he would take care of that 1% definitely.

    • JohnPurdue

      Poor and lower middle class people have been voting for democrats for years and they are still poor. Why is that? Tell me what Dems have done for the poor, except for keeping them poor.

      • jarheadgene

        First where did you get your “fact” about staying poor? Second just because I vote for a person/party doen’t mean they win…and thereby my interests don’t get addressed. As to what the Dems have done…WELL….LYNDON JOHNSON..DEM gave us the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. BARRACK OBAMA…DEM gave us the Affordable Health Care Act based on the ROMNEYCARE act.

      • Mr. Purdue – it’s called raising the minimum wage and fighting with the Republicans to do so – it’s called when FDR implemented Social security and democrats fightine ever since to keep it and to not let it turn into a voucher system. It is called keeping and fighting for Medicare and Medicaid – even Sen. Kennedy getting up from his “sick bed” to vote for doctors getting a fair rate for Medicare so that hospitals would still keep it. It’s called giving up priorities just to keep unemployment insurance and monies coming in for the unemployed in America. It’s called giving middle class and poor tax breaks – and making it afordable for young people to go to college with the wealthy kids because of keeping student loans interest at a low (which Obama did in his term for president). It’s called letting your children get a better education not only at the higher level but also the lower by putting money into public education and not giving in to the voucher system that would not provide for all school children, only some and would cause our public schools to deteriorate. It’s called fighting for our pensions and unions so poorer people can have a voice in how they are treated at work, and to see that unions prevail and safety standards prevail for the working people. These, Mr. Purdue are only some of the things that democrats do for the working class and the poor to make them have a better life.

        • JohnPurdue

          Its not about giving them a “better life” it’s about making them more dependant on what the government does for them. Only hurts them in the long run. All those things you listed are just more gov. programs putting the burden on businesses that creat jobs. Which is what we need. Not more government help. Those unions your so fond of also help in the destruction of jobs too.

          • BDD1951

            I’ll bet your on social security now. Want to give it up? Medicare, want to give it up? Workers work for and pay premiums for these things. It’s not giving anything.

          • JohnPurdue

            ABSOLUTELY!! I would absolutely forfit SS and medicare benifit if it meant I didn’t have to pay into it. A LOT of people would too. I would put that money to much better use and be better off when I retire.

          • All my union did for for me was allow my family to live in relative security, own a home, provided for my child’s education, provided health care including dental and glasses for all of us, provided a decent living wage and a decent pension. There are far too many jealous among us. Instead of trying to grasp the reasons why they don’t have the above they fall victim to the anti-union nonsense used to keep them down. The country needs a new union movement today to try and level the playing field. The forces alligned to keep the working man and woman in check are very strong indeed. They’ve already convinced folks like poor John that unions are his enemy.

          • Guest

            Why is it that every union strong business in this country (Automobiles for example) is laying off employees at record pace. I work in agriculture. No unions, no layoffs, good jobs increasing.

          • joyscarbo

            They aren’t…ask Boeing…our state government is run with unions and we aint goin nowhere. Why don’t you turn off Fox News?

          • hey sheep boy , the kool -aid is over there on the table

          • jerrimyers

            Unions gave workers the ability to demand safety in the work place and fair pay for the members’ labor. The weakening of unions from Reagan on, has hurt so many people who work in dangerous conditions. Just recently the Repubs. refused to vote in a bill enhancing safety in the coal mines of W.Va., because they said the industry could not withstand the financial implications at this time. But I guess that means that the workers could withstand the health implications of black lung to insure a higher profit line. How would you sleep at night making that kind of decision on the back of the human beings who will suffer with this health issue? It is just morally wrong. Unions stand for the worker against corporations whose management will never consider a choice of the morally right thing to do but will choose what will give us more money–sort of like the “dirty ole onceler” in the Lorax.

        • jerrimyers

          Well said!

        • lynn0601

          Very well said!! I know we can go on and on like Women’s Rights to good health care checkups and all other women rights that Republicans want to take us back to the 1950’s. There should not be a women out their voting for Romney or GOP if they really look at what this will do to their female friends, daughters and granddaughters!!

          • Lynn Shame on u

          • Well said Lynn!!!! Let’s keep hope alive by not voting for the far right and their anti-women views. Keep us barefoot, pregnant, stupid, and in the kitchen, not boardrooms and thinking for ourselves?????

          • joyscarbo

            Leave it to a man to shame a woman for standing up for womens’ rights. Pathetic.

          • William Deutschlander

            WHY? Because Lynn told the TRUTH!

            I realize TRUTH is not a VIRTUE of the REPUBLICAN CARTEL!

        • Marie ,,,What planet are u from Gezzzzzz Miss informed fer sure

      • lkreu

        I have voted for republicans in my life time – Regan for one – but have voted strictly democrat since 1990 – and I was no better off voting republican than I am voting democrat. So, explain how the republicans have helped me! I have been a full time employee for 25+ years, raised 4 children (2 not my own) and have a disabled husband, so don’t try say I’m a lazy welfare recipient.

        • JohnPurdue

          Seems I have struck a nerve with my comment. I don’t mean dis-respect to anyone. But the fact is that Democrats over history have done more to create dependance on government programs. We are ALL better when taxes are lower and the economy responds to that. It has been PROVEN over the history of our country that lower taxes generate growth as well as increase revenue to our federal government. This past 4 years have sky-rocketed our government spending putting so much burdon on the few that pay taxes that it hurts us all. I understand all the people on welfar and gov. programs are not “lazy” as you put it. They are taking advantage because they have to. Beacause our gov spending and taxes are getting so out of control that businesses cannot creat the jobs that will get those people off gov. programs. It is a cycle that will be tough to get out of but we have no choice if we don’t want to be like every other failed society around the globe. 250 years ago a society had a choice to leave a tyranical government. We are out of places to go.

          BTW I live in a one bedroom apt that I can barely afford and drive a beat-up 12 year old truck and I am happy to let the 1% get richer, because when they do it creates more opportunity for me. Our government should be helping business create jobs. The focus is wrong to help middle class and poor. Again, helping business and corperations would help all of the above.

          • lkreu

            Then why did our country do so well when Clinton was president and the tax rates for the rich were much, much higher then they are today? I was doing a lot better when he was president. And, he left a surplus for Bush, that went quick, spending on a war that was totally uncalled for (Iraq) and helping out his rich friends, with vice president Cheney right there with him. All President Obama wants to do is re-instate those tax rates.

          • JohnPurdue

            This will be my last comment, don’t have time unfortunately. Good discussion. Everyone likes to blame Bush. Let me say this, the last two years he was in office he GAVE UP. Dems. gained control of congress and he quit. He allowed the start of these rediculous stimulous packages and bail outs. I do blame him for that path we started down. He did put our military in harms way, but I don’t believe a president has or will do that for personal reasons. To say he sent people to die for his friends financial gain is a major accusation and if you do not have proof of that then shame on you. However blaming him for what the current president has done is also ignorant. It’s a tired record that keeps spinning. The fact is we should not even look so much at our President including Obama, and look at the leaders of our congress. The people who actually make policy. Dems have been in power for 6 years. The worst six in the last 70.

          • Under Obama the Senate Democrats have had a filibuster proof majoity for only 14 months. Where do you get this 6 years nonsense?

          • RobGinChicago

            Democratic party didn’t have a filibuster proof control of the Senate at any time because they had a “5th Column” of blue dogs who were eager and willing to cross the aisle to vote with the Republicans, and the Domocratic Party deserted Ned Lamont, and backed Joe Lieberman, and we all know how grateful (NOT) he has been for the support. The House passed bill after bill, and Nancy Pelosi did a gret job of getting the Prsident’s agenda through the House, but the bills died in the Senate due, primarily, to the traiterous blue dogs. Most of those obstructionists have gone to the dog pound of defeat, but there are still enough around to place a turd in the punchbowl.

          • joyscarbo

            Good! SEE YA!!

          • Tom_D44

            President Clinton, while he did many good things during his terms, is again, another politician who twisted the facts to make something good look like something great. A major part of his $236Billion dollar surplus came from the fact that Social Security at that time was collecting much more than it was paying out. That had absolutely nothing to do with him or his fiscal responsibility. Therein lies the biggest part of the surplus that they just conveniently didn’t tell you about. Other than that we had a good economy, a republican controlled house so there was balanced government, tax revenues were higher than expenses and Clinton governed from the center and even a tad bit to the right on many issues. Government spending did not actually go down.

            Now on that note the Republicans decided to fight for tax cuts with that surplus and Clinton vowed to pay down the national debt – unfortunately that did not happen and when Bush got in they cut the taxes.

          • BDD1951


          • Gammaanya

            John. So it’s Obama and democrats fault that yo live in 1 bdr apt and drive a beater??? Republican’s Fault?? Neither. It’s your own. You thought that under Democrats you get handouts and it will be OK but you did not, you thought that Republican’s give you a job or part of their wealth and they did not. They wanted to keep the minimum wage for years but give themselves 5K raises on your dime. Anything Obama wants to do to improve the economy they filibuster. Welfare is gone with Clinton. Clinton left surpluss of money and Republicans blew it on 2 wars, your $600.00 or $300 stimulus pay (your Republican windfall and a pittance of what the RICH got), part D Medicare and ALL on Credit Card that Bush did not pay. The balance forward had to be included in Obama budget, still he is fighting to help the people to stay in their homes and keep their heads above water while Republicans still want more tax breaks and keep their money off shore. If you have 100K invest in one of the European banks, convert to their currency and get paid 8-9% on you money paid every 3 mos. NIce chunk of pocket change for anybody who have the money. You have to know the tricks of the trade (I do – CPA). It’s your own fault that you did not accomplish anything in your life but cheap apartment and a beater. “Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it”. B. Franklin
            How come you did not get the opportunity under Bush – did you miss the BUS of Wealth or it did not stop at your station?? I guess you forgot, Rich buses do not have stops in ghettos and slums.
            60% of US businesses DO NOT PAY ANY TAXES.
            Romney bankrupterd 8 corp. in 9 yrs and all were stick it to the taxpayers. Worldwide Grinding Corp. Details, Stage Stores, Damon Corp. DDI Corp, GS Industries, Dade Behring in one of them Gov. had to step in and save peoples pensions, because most of them file bankrupcy Title 11 – COD on Form 1099-C, and it depend how it was filed. If they filed while COD occured their income is NOT TAXABLE. That’s why Trump files bankrupcies all the time, they stick it to taxpayers but pocket the money. It’s all LEGAL under tax code and by the way ALL REPUBLICAN lobbyist lobbied for it. Repuke killed Steagal -Glass, it wasn’t in favor of Republicans. Please educate your self a little more then maybe you can do better. I am legal immigrant and I neve took a dime from a Gov. build my businesses from the ground up (yes I did not build it all by myself) with the help of my clients. WIthout my clients I would not be in business. Rich people or Corp do not create businesses – supply and demand create jobs. If nobody will eat at McDonalds , they would cease to exist. If you have an idea, first – patent it – (Gov. protection from somebody copying) then go to a bank and ask for loan or seek private investors and go from there. It’s easy. Better yet, write a book, go public and bash Obama and all democrats, liberals etc call them socialists even if you don’t know what that means, but Faux News said so and you will be rolling in money. Palin did it, Santorum just wrote a book, Cain got a radio talk show and is rolling in money. If you not rich, blame yourself – Cain. Hell he is not a Democrat nor he is a Republican. He is an opportunist and will kiss any butt to get there, no matter how much crap is attached to that butt.
            Pray to stay healthy – under Ryan plan they wants you to die. They all said so in debates. Don’t count on minimum wage increases either, Ron Paul said it’s not wise and Romney said it’s not time for that either. I guess you will be living in your 1 bdr apt and still drive a beater and wait for the manna from the Mutt Robmeofmoney. Remember you are the master of your own destiny. The tools are there and Gov. will back you up. If there is a will there is a way. Good luck

          • Guest

            OMG! I was done commenting but this is rediculous. You have a lot of time to write. Listen I don’t blame anyone for my situation. I do not need the Government for anything, but to protect my borders. THAT’S IT!! I am not complaining about anything. Its actually a really nice apartment 🙂

            I was responding to someone who complained about having a disabled husband and needing government assistance. I was simply stating that gov. socail progrmas are too much burden on our economy and I didn’t want someone to think I was wealthy and not supportive of people who are not.

            Hope you releaved some stress there. You’re an angry elf.

          • DurdyDawg

            Well I enjoyed your narrative (regardless of what guest wrote).. You should write a how to book on some of these programs that a cpa works with on a daily basis for anyone to use (not just a select few) I would definitely buy it. At the very least it would create a glut in that market CAUSING the g’ment to repeal it (not just on votes but on necessity)..

          • joyscarbo

            I was poor once too, Guest. Back in 1990, I was a single mom on welfare with my two children- one of them is severely developmentally disabled. My husband ran off with another woman and skipped out on any responsibility to his two sons. I went back to college and the federal government provided me with Pell grants and student loans. I got welfare, food stamps and medicaid. Back then, medicaid provided all the healthcare – medical and dental. I didn’t pay anything out of pocket. NO, I wasn’t living high off the hog by any means. After 5 years of hard work and attending college full time, I got my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have been financially independent since 1995. I had a good amount of student loan debt to repay- but I paid it all back. My sons are now adults and doing fine.
            The other part of this story is that I do financially well as a nurse. But I also knew full well that doing financially well means you have a greater tax repsonsibility. I pay more taxes GLADLY. I give back to the government that was there for ME when I needed help. It’s too bad that you repubes BLAME poverty on the impoverished. I had it good…the government program I most benefited from was specifically for single moms who were in college full-time. It was developed and initiated by the Clinton administration- a democrat. Republicans do nothing but strip these programs and perpetuate poverty.

          • DurdyDawg

            This ‘trickle’ down theory has been in effect for thirty years.. When are the rich going to stop sitting on those profits and start actually creating jobs? Look back into the past and see how much welfare was dished out.. This recession/depression caused this to explode because otherwise the streets would have been filled with criminal activity, killing for a loaf of bread leaving those who would not fight to starve.. It is our obligation to preserve a people who in the beginning worked to help make all those businessmen wealthy and create prosperity or even those who didn’t because their fellow humans. What you are unaware of is that fact and you’re being too young or not having been born during those times augments you’re determination that this burden is unnecessary.. Well it isn’t to a moral person. The fraud? That’s not up to us to argue, that should be taken care of by a responsible g’ment. That they fail to enforce this should be answered at the polls come their election day.

      • By filabustering the senate for the past 2 years on all his programs for growing the economy, and job creation especially, the republicans are the ones who are stymieing the transition from poverty to middle class. Take away public education, firering teachers gutting the unions from protecting their clients, all gutted by the repubs. Talk about keeping them poor? Why don’t you subpress their voting rights? Why not make them get photo id’s and copies of their birth certificates? Why don’t you purge the voting lists and make the decision on your own that these folks aren’t citizens of this country even though they voted in past elections? Do you repubs in charge of voting in your states follow the same pattern for your registered voters? Do they have to jump through hoops too? I doubt it. According to your leaders, these issues are mandatory today to keep out all that rampant fraud that only the repubs could find across the country. How about all those dead republicans that show up to the polls? The constitution guarentees that all voters have the right to cast a ballot. You can”t purge those records on your word only. There must be proof..

      • And by “keeping them poor,” I assume that you mean making sure that, while we’re poor, we’re still able to eat and maybe pay a few of our bills?

      • On that note what have the Repubs done? Espwcially when Mitt’s refers to other people as quote, “you people”. Those two words asys a lot!!!!!!!! At least I was able to feed my family and have a roof over their heads when Dems were in. We at least had hope and oppoortunity!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • joyscarbo

        In every society, there are those who are poor, disadvantaged and disabled.
        How great a nation truly is, is measured by how they treat their citizens who have the very least. We could learn a lot from a lot of other countries who don’t entirely blame the poor, disadvantaged and disabled for being that way.
        Your attitude toward this populations of Americans is exactly what is wrong with our country.

  • YOU PEOPLE just don’t understand!

  • Tom_D44

    This is a perfect example of why healthcare insurance should have nothing to do with employment. Employers don’t provide you with liability insurance, homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance, and in most cases adequate life insurance – although many times that is a small part of your benefits package. So why should they have anything at all to do with healthcare insurance? People should buy healthcare insurance individually or as families and independent of their employment so that they have the flexibility to move around within their careers, and change plans whenever they want, based on rates, services provided by the market, and customer satisfaction. Big insurance companies should have to compete for the business of individuals instead of having a lock on large groups. AND, employers need to be able to make business decisions without having to muddy up the waters with an unfortunate situation like this.

    How in the world can any employer take responsibility for something like this? Forget for one minute about Mitt Romney, that he’s running for president, and that he ran a large investment capital firm. Let’s just say that this guy worked for a local company that made tables for restaurants – and sales were down. Probably a very likely scenario in today’s world. Let’s say he needs to reduce his costs and has to lay off 5 people. Is he really supposed to interview all those people, and find out if they have any sick family members, or, more ridiculously, if they anticipate that anyone will become sick after he lays them off? Really? So if he does lay off his 5 people, and one of those ex-employees kid gets sick and dies – is it really that small business owner’s responsibility? Is that the expectation we have of employers today? This ad is ridiculous propaganda designed to tug at everyone’s heart strings. It exploits a horrible situation and points the blame at one person because he is running for president. It even goes so far as to speculate that Mitt Romney wouldn’t even care, personally, about a tragedy like this and paints him out to be a monster. Really? Do you all really have reason to suspect this? Come on. Just like all the republicans want kids to be sick, want the sick to just die, want to have dirty air and dirty water. Wake up people – you are being manipulated. And while you might try to sympathize with the tragedy in this situatuation, as we all should, it is completely unrealistic to expect businesses to run any differently, or have to make tough decisions with their hands cuffed behind their backs.

    • Absolutely, I don’t think Mitt or Anne give one iota about Middle Class America as long as he can help his rich buddies. And I guess you are going to try and convince us the Koch Brothers care as well. They are greedy and only care about money!!!!!

    • Tom, some of you don’t understand that we are not asleep. We are very much a part of this society awake and listening. I have been self employed for 31 years. Back when our company was viable we payed 100% for our employees insurance. We didn’t become millionaires, because we weren’t thinking about the bottom line. We just wanted to take care of the individuals that helped us make a living. I have been paying for my health insurance since I was sixteen, but at 54 I am uninsured. I can’t afford a $1200 a month. My business started hurting about six years ago, we are barely hanging on, but I have always felt that everybody should have access to medical help. My mom, dad, sister all died before they could take advantage of their social security retirement, which the government gets to use. I say use it on the uninsured. People don’t choose to be mental and dysfunctional, it happens, and the Lord says we should help.

      • Tom_D44

        Mary, the answer to the healthcare debate is very complicated indeed and no solution is going to be perfect. I just don’t see a government run healthcare system for 300million people working out so well and believe that through regulation, smart and sensible regulation by competent people, tort reform and competition there is a better solution to fixing the system we already have in place. And while I know that you all will tell me the healthcare bill is not a government run system we all know that if you take off the blinders, it is designed to get us there, and was designed by people who want us to go there. That being said, I do believe that there should be a system to help people in bad situations. The only problem is that I also believe if you get free help from someone like the government it should be short term and you should have some responsibility back to the hand that helped you. Give back in community service. I saw an article in the Memo yesterday, about Governor Scott in Florida where everyone was beating him up for things like creating a drug screening process for those receiving state benefits. Why is that so unreasonable? Why do the low income housing communities look like war zones? Why don’t the people receiving the benefits of low cost or free housing give back by doing the maintenance on their buildings and greenspaces? And if they get caught destroying the place they are kicked out immediately. Why is that an unreasonable thing to ask of them? I don’t understand that side of the liberal argument to just give things to people for free and expect nothing from them in return.

        As to my point on this article, I too am a small business owner. Through this recession I have maintained all of my employees even though it has been very very hard. We have helped many people through the years, loaning them money, getting them on their feet and providing them steady income. Some have appreciated it and some did absolutely nothing with the help up to improve their situations. But if I need to make a tough decision, I can’t be responsible for those people’s personal situations – and not because I don’t care. But sometimes you have no choice. I hope that my employees have done what they can to save money, and provide a cushion for bad times. Unfortunately many of them would rather jack up their trucks for thousands of dollars than to save the money. If this is their choice, however, I can not be a parent to everyone and I can not force them to make better decisions. This is the tough side of personal responsibility.

        • BDD1951

          You don’t think government should handle health care? Why does it work so well in other countries. Canada,Germany,England, France, and Spain to name just a few. People get sick in those countries and they don’t have to worry about health care bills. And don’t give me any horror stories about health care in those countries, I can give you plenty from this country. We need the same kind of health care as in those countries.

    • jarheadgene

      Wait are you trying to make the case for having Affordable health care, because I thought Republicans were vehemently against THAT…..speaking of THAT….come on, you knock
      the commercial for not being totally forthcoming but the Editted “you didn’t build THAT.”
      commercial you loved….even though the THAT referred to Roads and bridges mentioned in the previous sentence of THAT same ad. What about Romney’s lies on THAT ad? Give me a break go beyond the “Willie Horton” ads.

  • Jeremy hasn’t a clue. But Romney is not ignorant. He knows PRECISELY what he is doing and what he wants. He wants to live high off the hog as he always has, and to keep doing it. The only way he can keep doing that is to get the backing (which he has in perpetuity) of the Billionaire club who can buy the votes through dishonest advertising. It’s truly amazing that Romney and his fans are so lithe, they can stoop lower than a dust mite on a rug.

  • tgcapps

    I recently viewed a news story (and it wasn’t on FOX) that the Romney’s spend $77,000 a month on a show horse and they use this as a health care deduction because the horse provides medical therapy for Ann Romney. And while I don’t dispute the contention that this indeed would be physical therapy, I question Romney’s ability to relate to the person that must choose between eating or purchasing medication.

  • howa4x

    As a Governor he was a moderate and even stated when runing against Teddy K he was a progressive. Now faced with a right wing he is a severley conservative canidate. He only cares about himself and will say anything to anybody and do anythng to anybody to get what he wants. He is the ultimate in personal greed and has taken every advantage to maintain his wealth. He has no soul or core beliefs so if elected he would do what ever to whom ever to maintain power. He is the scariest canidate to ever run because of his multiple personality disorder. Run for the borders if he gets in since he will drive this country into the ground to make money for his friends no matter what the cost.

  • well the fact is the anti-christ romney truly dosent care about anything that happens to the ppl. that him and his bain buddys make millions on . there one and only point is the making of the almighty $$$ truly i belive if it was between him makeing money or hurting a love one the anti-christ would want the money . some day it will all fall down on that greedy bastard . and then when he seeks pitty from any one thy should do and learn from how he is and just not give a rats butt about it .( and rightfuly so )

  • clarenceswinney

    clarence swinney says August 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    stop borrowing=burn tax book=$1100==balance budget
    start anew exemptions serve common good not fat wallet

    a disgrace we budget to borrow 900B in 2013 budget with an income of $14,000B are we crazY?

    2.clarence swinney says August 7, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Democracy to Corpocracy

    It will take some Ted Kennedy types to change redistribution downward

    Change campaign-Election System–no $$$–6 Months Campaign–3 primary–3 general
    Provide free equal tv time–Debate a week=12=Adequate to evaluate candidates
    Hang Corp Person
    Return Glass-Steagall–Remove deposits from Big Banks to local owned country banks like S&L.
    Keep $$ circulating in each county not foreign lands. It will finance local start-ups and expansions..

    Since there will be no need to raise camaign funds keep them on the job not on the road

    Ban all federa;l employees from taking anything with a financial value
    This is bigggie.. closes K Street Bribery

    3.clarence swinney says August 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Will This Affect Your Vote?
    3 Republican Presidents—18 years R Senate—12 years R House
    Brief on accomplishments::
    Budget-600 to 3500 (less wjc itsy)
    Debt– 1000 to 10,000
    Deficit—Surplus to 1400 Deficit
    Jobs-218,000 per month to 99,000
    10—initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts where
    hundreds of thousands died and wasted billions
    Smashed the great S&L Industry
    Smashed the Housing Industry
    17 Million manufacturing jobs down to 11 million
    Watched our Manufacturing Industry move overseas
    as Multi Nationals made record profits

    Want more of this?

    4.clarence swinney says August 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    Social Security-Medicare-Medicaid-GI Bill-Savings & Loan Industry-Marshall Plan-Peace Corps-Small Business Investment Act- Schip-Clean Air Act-Voter Rights—Head Start-Peace in S. Africa-Peace in Northern Ireland-Minimum Wage-Veterans Administration-Fairness Doctrine—Revenue Sharing my list has 89 can you name 10 by Republicans?

    5.clarence swinney says August 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    c-b-o heaven on earth to hell on earth
    Who Dug the Deep Hole? Who Fumbled the ball?
    Numbers rounded

    Clinton left Bush an 1800B Budget
    Bush Left Obama a 3500 Budget

    Clinton left Bush a 240B Surplus as far as the eye can see
    Bush left Obama a 1400B Deficit as far as the eye can see

    Clinton left Bush 5,700B of Debt
    Bush left Obama 11,800B of Debt

    Clinton left Bush a 237,000 net new jobs created per month
    Bush left Obama a 31,000 lowest number since Hoover.

    Clinton left Bush 17 Million Manufacturing Jobs
    Bush left Obama 11 Million Manufacturing Jobs

    Clinton left Bush a 10,800 Dow
    Bush left Obama an 8028 Dow

    Clinton left Bush Peace on Earth Good Will From Most Men
    Bush left Obama Hell on Earth Two disastrous wars. Enmity of 1500 Million Muslims

    Clinton left Bush a President most highly rated of any peacetime President in Asia, Africa, Europe.
    Bush left Obama the most hated President in history
    Bush left Obama an Housing Tsunami and Financial Volcano
    Bush left Obama, in 2008, an 8500B Bail out commitment Yes! 8500 not just 700
    Bush left Obama his Takeover of Fannie/Freddie, AIG, and first bailout of Chrysler
    Bush increased maximum loan by Fannie/Freddie from $153,000 in 2000 to $300,000 then to $729,000
    That is how F&F got stuck with so many toxic mortgages. Bush gift to Big Bank pals.
    Bush increased FDIC maximum deposit coverage from $100,000 to $250,000. Help the rich.

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    6.clarence swinney says August 8, 2012 at 7:29 am
    1.From Harding In 1921 to Bush in 2003
    2.Democrats held White House for 40 years and Republicans for 42.5 years.
    3.Democrats created 75,820,000 net new jobs — Republicans 36,440,000.
    4.Per Year Average—Democrats 1,825,000–Republicans 856,000. WOW
    5.Republicans had 9 presidents during the period and 6 had depression or recession.
    6.Republicans had a recession/depression in 177 months and Democrats in 32 months. WOW.
    ——————Each “significant” one was under a R president————————-
    7.DOW—1928 to 2003—Stock market gained 11% average per year under D presidents versus 2% under R presidents. Small Cap stocks gained 18% as yearly average under D and minus 3% under R
    8.GDP—grew by 43% more under Democrats. WOW
    9.Income Growth—1948-2005–each increased (percentage wise)under D presidents over R presidents by these numbers– Quintiles–(Top-10%)–(2nd-71%)-(third-127%)-(fourth-212%)-(fifth-550%) WOW

    source–TimothyNoah– Nov. 2010 in Slate magazine [email protected]
    Question—Why would a working person vote for a Republican for President?
    Shhh do not awaken democratic leadership!

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    7.clarence swinney says August 8, 2012 at 9:25 am


    Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–
    Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate
    shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

    The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

    We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

    Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

    NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

    They left for a much lower paying job.
    Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
    Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

    This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

    NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

    NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
    You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours

    5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

    Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

    County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
    WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)
    Requires overturning Corp is a person
    1. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
    2. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
    3. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it
    We rank #2 as lowest taxed in OECD nations. We have an income of $14,00 billion yet tax 2400 and borrow 1300. Dumb?

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    8.clarence swinney says August 8, 2012 at 10:25 am
    May it survive Corpocracy and go back to Democracy
    My Solutions—-
    A. People repeal Corp is a man

    B. Fed Fund Election-Stop two yr campaigns waste of money/ time
    6 months–3 for Primary Campaign–3 For General Campaign
    free equal tv time-provided by “our” tv airwaves
    One Debate a week. That is 12 And is adequate to evaluate candidates,
    This stops need to raise campaign funds. Congress and White House can stay on the job instead of constant traveling to raise funds. Restrict outside campaign funds.

    C. Since there is no need for campaign funds BAN members of the government from receiving anything with a financial value current or future promises. Stop the bribing by Lobbyists.

    D. Progressive Flat Tax By Group-we have a $14,000 income a 3800B budget yet rank #2 in oecd nations as lowest taxed. We refuse to tax wealth enough to pay our way. They have the money.
    Top 50% get 87% (agi) of Income and pay 13.5% Tax Rate.
    Bottom 50% or 70,000,000 workers get 13% not enough to pay much in taxes.
    They pay a greater percent of that Income in payroll- state-local taxes than many top incomes.
    It has been a disgrace that top ceos can get enormous increases in pay and many of 70,000,000 cannot get an increase in the minimum wage to better their standard of living.
    In A Christian nation I often wonder what Jesus Christ would say to us?

    E. Tax Book–burn that sucker. start anew. Any request for an exemption be televised so the public can watch attempts at bribery. It is so sad that in 2011 corporations with record profits paid 12.1% Tax Rate for second lowest in oecd nations. It is sad when we borrow $1300B with $14,000B income.
    because we tax only $2300B or 16.4% Tax Rate yet top incomes had huge pay increases.
    Job Creators=lowest since Hoover =while rich got ultra rich and masses borrowed from those rich to keep a decent standard of living. While top 10% gained to 73% of Net Wealth–to 83% of Financial Wealth and got 50% of individual income. While 70,000,000 got 13% of income.

    F. Tight audits and cut spending on Defense and Medicare the too biggies on unnecessary spending.
    Example—In San Francisco, colon exam is $7500 and $1500 in southern calif. hospitals.
    This per Head of public employee health care for calif. Example:elevated blood pressure. Two tests. Nitro patch on chest in bed nine hours. $6,000. Yes! $6,000.

    • old_blu


  • what the ppl. of this country has to understand it that romney will not change how he is . and its all about the money to him as it always is . he dosent need the money a Pres. makes thats like small change to him and his greedy bastard click . and theres only one reason why he want to be the Pres. of this country . and that is for ways in his sneaky and evil ways to make money off the ppl. and the country . (and more likly off the middle calss ) its not who the anti-christ makes the mone off of even if to him its sweeter to make it off the ones that need it more . for him to take money ,jobs and food off the table,s and the mouths of ppl. for him is a goal . and its that is the sweetest to that evil SOB


  • . They have found that voters are unwilling to believe Romney would actually follow a budgetary scheme to gut Medicare so the rich get more tax breaks. What kind of person would do that? This ad attempts to answer that question. what kind of person would do that a anti-christ romney would and will do that . his thinking is that if him or his greedy bastards freinds make or save money then alls good for him . and him ever being the Pres. you can take a sure bet that all of his over sea bank accounts will grow the ones he has and im sure there will be a lot more new ones the more he makes the harder he thinks it will be able to track . im sure he will have control of so many basnk accounts with his own family,s names on them . ones feeling can be would he let or want a love one to pass ? only if the moneys right . but thats how a anti-christ would want things

  • ObozoMustGo


    Jason Sattler –> Useful Idiot du jour, has no interest in presenting truth. I will!

    The problem with the ad is that it is a complete and utter fabrication and flat out LIE!

    1) Romney left Bain in 1999
    2) Sopic lost his job in 2002. He was also the union boss
    3) Wife had job AND had health insurance when hubby lost his job
    4) Wife lost job after being injured
    5) Wife went to hospital AND was treated… too late unfortunately
    6) Wife died in 2006, 7 years after Romney left Bain

    The entire ad, and the useful idiot that is in it, ARE LYING!!! It’s pure fabrication.

    Have a nice day!

    Here’s to the big-eared Food Stamp Presidente!

    [click to enlarge]

    • WhutHeSaid

      Ah yes, the old retroactive resignation excuse. Sorry, we ain’t buying — Romney was still CEO and the only Bain shareholder until 2001 at the latest. This ad is right on the money without even mentioning the Affordable Healthcare Act, and this is what the future would hold for millions of Americans if Romney was to be elected. It won’t happen.

      • If you want to believe that tripe go ahead . Realize this however …because of Bain he had a job and health care coverage for two more years then he would have had . How many people’s wives have died because they have lost their jobs under Obama ? I mean we have 2 million fewer people working since Obama has been elected ( dept of labor ) and a lot of the people who are working are woking part time and not recieving bennies at all . So how many have died because of Obama ? Also when ObamaTAX takes effect most companies will drop their employees coverage and even more will be left to fend for themselves . You on the left can’t even concede that Obama and Cutter are lowering the level of this campaign and LYING . They are trying to make this the story rather then Obama’s epic record of failure …as they know if that is the issue he can’t win .

        • WhutHeSaid

          Don’t try to run that load of crap past me. The economic collapse was a Bush/Cheney deal, and everyone with two marbles rolling around upstairs knows it. Things have been improving from the cataclysmic free-fall of the Bush Administration under Obama. Perhaps you don’t like the RATE of improvement, but save the bullshit for somebody who doesn’t know better.

          If you are another greedy slug then by all means stand bold and proud of yourself, but please be kind enough to spare the rest of us your ridiculous whoppers. If you happen to be another birther who leaves his pointy hood at home in the closet, please be kind enough to stay in the closet yourself.

        • Joseph Hemphill

          serial liar alert, stoll the troll……

    • BDD1951

      Actually, Romney was at Bain board meeting after he came back from the Olympics. Not all board members have been bought off. Wake up Bozo!!!

  • clarenceswinney

    Darn Tax & SpendLiberal—R war cry =False
    Howmany tines did you hear a R “you tax & spend Liber ls”
    Bush looked Kerry in eye in debate and said it. I died. I had supplied Kerry and staff with rebuttals. It was a killer chance

    Republican policy—Spend & Borrow=kids pay tomorrow
    Democrat policy—Spend & Tax=pay your way today
    Fact Check:
    1980-2009—3 R presidents added 9000B to a 1000B Debt
    Jobs—The 3 got 99,000 jobs per month
    Carter + Clinton got 222,000 per month
    Bill Clinton left Bush a 240B surplus.
    CBO predicted a 10,000B surplus in 2010 were we to continue Clinton policies.
    Bush two unfunded wars; huge tax cuts; unfunded Medicare Part D
    took Debt(9-30-01) from 5800B to 11,900 (9-30-09) or 6100B increase-(Doubled)
    CBO credits Bush “new” programs for 5100B and Obama “new” programs for 1400B
    in debt increase 2001-2010.

    Do we want a Romney repeat of that record?

    • clarenceswinney

      How many such false claims being made now
      D needs War Rooms in Each State to attack

  • Tom_D44

    Lynda, the Dems would only need to have a fillibuster proof congress if they were trying to pass a completely partisan agenda. If they looked at anything bi-partisan at all, they should have no problem working things out, at least with the moderate republicans. The problem is that in the beginning of Obama’s presidency he was so arrogant in forcing his agenda on us all, that even moderate republicans were forced to the right in order to stop it.

    • RobGinChicago

      Republicans in the Senate announced from day one that their sole goal was to do whatever it took to defeat President Obama. Your claims of Kumbayah are nonsense. If Obama was for it, the Rupulicans in the Senate were against it, even if it was one of their own ideas (and even the one or two “moderates” towed the party line on most votes. Obama bent over backward, threw his “base” under the bus repeatedly, and got bupkis in return. It’s very difficult to reason with rabid dogs.

      • That is the goal for the oppostition who ever they are at the time . Nothing has changed there why are you so shockeed . Do you think the DEM Controlled congress was trying to help Bush . I think it’s more a reflection on Obama . Who would want top work with a guy who blames everything on your party while taking credit for all the good things . It just shows his lack of experience and arrogance . He did it to himself

        • RobGinChicago

          Sure, both major parties (and the Independents) play politics, but there is no equivlence. There were a number of bills that passed in the Bush Administration with 51 votes in the Senate; not so in the Obama Administration. Many of the bills passed with some regrettable Democratic support under the Bush Administration are directly responsible for the mess left for clean-up by the Obama Administration. Fortunately, the Democrats in the Senate didn’t cooperate on privatization of Social Security. Unfortunately, too many Democrats in the Senate cooperated with the Republican Leadership in the Senate to torpedo comprehensive immigration reform legislation (and fewer, but still too many of those Blue Dog Democrats remain). As to the point you made concerning President Obama’s arrogance, and tendency to blame his tribulations on others, I can certainly understand that some, if not many people would believe that President Obama can be seriously aloof, ungrateful or even arrogant; certainly not the back-slapping, arm pit farting, back massaging frat boy of the previous presidency, but it’s also quite likely that his political opponents really are out to get him, and his paranoia is entirely justified.

  • lynn0601

    Save your breath he sounds like one of the 1% that don’t have a clue. Let’s see if the GOP that voted against these benefits feel the same way about giving up their SS, Gov Healthcare, Medicare, and all the benefits they getting and we continue to paying for them and their families

    • Joseph Hemphill

      the 1% would not waste their time on these site’s, they have bootlicking lap dog neo con’s to do their dirty work for them, dangling the proverbial carrot promising them inclusion into the big boy’s club someday even though it’s all a filthy lie, just like the lies they spread.

  • Romney is the man for the job of Prezz O bomb Us isent even near the man we need to run the US ,We need a leader Mitt is the guy ,, Looking at what we have to chose from Mitt is by far the best for the job , If anyone believes the crap the Dems are shooting out there about Mitt ,,,Back up and take a look at O Bomb Us record ,,,NOTHING , He is not a leader ,Or a good prezz ,thumbs down on this failure O Bomb Us

    • Diogenes67

      More and more it seems like the best you right wingers can do is try to outdo each other making up juvenile names for the President. O Bomb Us? If that’s the best you got junior, enjoy four more years.

  • could`nt agree more

  • old_blu

    I am all for national health care, but I don’t agree with this ad, they are making it look like it is Romney’s fault this lady got cancer.

    • Old Blu ..You are a reasonable person

    • there’s alot of people suffering out there because of Romney and his out sourcing. I wish they would all come out and tell their stories like this man did. then maybe all the Republicans can see what Mitt is all about and how greedy and uncaring he is. How anyone can vote for this man? A flip flopper is a dishonest person and Mitt is one of the worst one’s i have ever seen in my life time, besides Nixon and Cheney.

      • old_blu

        @ steve– I don’t think of myself as a democrat or a republican, but one of the reason I don’t think I will vote for Romney is health care, I just don’t agree with this ad, but I also am not so naive that I don’t know they are going to sling some mud.

  • sheba7731

    I don’t understand how anyone could vote for Romney. How can you continue to give to the rich and take from the middle class and poor. That does not make any sense at all. President Obama inherited this mess from Bush and there is no way he could have created any more jobs because the Republicans would not work with him to pass the bills that was necessary to increase job growth. The republican party is the party of NO.

  • So I guess it’s Romney’s fault that she got cancer? How low will Obama go in spreading lies?

  • America hates ObamaTAX and just wait until they have to start paying for it . More accurately wait until the middleclass loses their own coverage ,can’t afford to pay for coverage themselves and then have to pay the TAX penalty so they can enjoy covering Obama’s Enetitlement voters . Thus paying for Illegal Aliens and entitlement voters to recieve a benefit they cant afford but have to pay a TAX penalty so those DEM voters can enjoy some free Sh&t . Since Regressives like to say the ObamaTAX is patterned after Romney Care ..why not just start calling this Romney Care ?

    • Joseph Hemphill

      serial liar alert, stoll the troll……

  • Shame on u rich republicans ,voting for republicans for years and they are still rich. Why is that? Tell me what republicans have done for the poor, except for keeping them poor.

  • William Deutschlander

    DEMOCRACY, representative government of the people, by the people, for ALL THE PEOPLE!

    VOTE for DEMOCRACY! It is not an accident that DEMOCRATS represent DEMOCRACY!