Saturday, September 1, 2012

The GOP platform




I AM TRYING TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND ON THE ELECTION CHOICES.  BUT, I JUST CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING ATTRACTIVE ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN POSITIONS.  THIS MORNING I WATCHED CONDOLEEZZA RICE SPEAKING RE:  WHAT DIFFERENCE ROMNEY WILL HAVE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON CBS.  IT WAS ALL GENERALIZATIONS,SUCH AS "LEADERSHIP" AND "RESPECT".  THE COMMENTATORS REPEATEDLY ASKED WHAT ROMNEY WOULD DO VS. OBAMA.  NO ANSWER. SO, WHAT ARE THE "SOLUTIONS" OFFERED BY THE GOP.

1) I'M NOT ATTRACTED TO-ANTI UNION RHETORIC.  WE ALL KNOW WHY UNIONS EXIST IN THE FIRST PLACE, ABUSIVE MANAGEMENT; ANTI UNION RIGHTS TO BARGAIN;

2) SHIFTING BLAME TO OBAMA FOR THE DEFICIT & the cost of 2 wars; REFUSING TO MENTION THE "MANAGEMENT CLASS" PLUNGING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM INTO
CHAOS THROUGH FRAUDULENT SECURITIZED MORTGAGE INSTRUMENTS & CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS, FORCING GUYS LIKE US TO BAIL OUT THE SYSTEM & INCUR DEFICITS; CONTINUAL UNPUNISHED RISKY BEHAVIORS & ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF THE "BEST & BRIGHTEST MANAGEMENT CLASS" (I.E. CORZINE, LEHMAN BROS., ETC.); INHERITING THE BUSH DEFICITS

3) THREATEN ENTITLEMENTS WITHOUT SPECIFICS ON REFORM

4) ROMNEY'S REFUSAL TO DISCLOSE MUCH PERSONAL TAX INFO

5) ANTI-ABORTION

6) CAMPAIGN MENTION OF BRINGING BACK THE DRAFT

7) ABSOLUTE REFUSAL TO MAKE ANY DEALS RE: CLOSING THE BUDGET GAP (I WANT PEOPLE WHO WILL MAKE DEALS.)

8) THREATENING TO REMOVE BEN BERNANKE.  (THE MAN HAS SAVED US VIA POSTPONING DISASTER, GIVING US TIME TO GET OUR HOUSE IN ORDER.) THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO BRING BACK "DEREGULATION", THE POLICY POPULARIZED BY BUSH I & BUSH II,...THE POLICY THAT BROUGHT US THE EVER POPULAR KEATING BANKING LOAN SCANDALS & THE PRIME LENDING MORTGAGE SECURITY SCANDALS RESPECTIVELY. YES, LET'S "UNSHACKLE" THE "BEST & THE BRIGHTEST"("WORST & CROOKEDEST") SO THAT THEY CAN ENRICH THEMSELVES FURTHER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE "CORPORATION BAILOUT TAXPAYERS".

9) THE BIG BUCKS CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS OF ROMNEY HAVE STUCK HIM WITH RADICAL "ENTITLEMENT BUDGET BUTCHER" PAUL RYAN, MUCH AS THEY STUCK McCAIN WITH "LOCK & LOAD" SARAH PALIN.

10) PLANNING TO REDUCE CORPORATE TAXES, WHILE MAINTAINING ALL OF THEIR TAX LOOPHOLES MAKING OUR CORPORATIONS THE LEAST TAXED IN THE WORLD ALSO, THE CLIMATE CREATED BY FRINGE CONSERVATIVES HAVE ENCOURAGED RIGHT WING RADIO SHOW HOSTS TO MAKE OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENTS, I.E. "OBAMA HAS PROCLAIMED HIMSELF AS EMPEROR & HAS TAKEN AWAY THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE".  THUS APPEALING TO GUN WIELDING DISTURBED MALCONTENTS WHO COMMIT VIOLENT ACTS WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS.
READ BETWEEN THE LIES,

YOUR FELLOW AMERICAN
MEMBER OF THE COFFEE PARTY






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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lies, lies and more lies

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
~Adolf Hitler

Here is a list of five lies that Paul Ryan told when he gave his speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Every single news outlet should report on these lies.
1. Lie: President Obama is the "greatest threat" to Medicare.
Truth: Obama didn't make any cuts to Medicare benefits; he made cuts to provider reimbursements, to improve cost efficiency and extend the fiscal security of Medicare by eight years. According to the Medicare actuary, "[Obama's] Affordable Care Act makes important changes to the Medicare program and substantially improves its financial outlook."
But Ryan actually does want to cut benefits. He proposed dismantling Medicare and replacing it with a voucher system, leaving millions of seniors to come up with more money to pay for care out of pocket.
2. Lie: President Obama didn't save a General Motors plant in Wisconsin.
Truth: First, Obama wasn't even in office when the GM plant closed. Second, Obama never made a promise to save it.
3. Lie: President Obama ignored recommendations of a bipartisan debt commission.
Truth: Paul Ryan actually sat on that commission. And he led Republicans in voting down the commission's own recommendation. So the commission never gave a report to Obama, because Ryan himself voted to kill the report before it could.
4. Lie: President Obama is responsible for the downgrading of the U.S. Credit Rating
Truth: House Republicans, including Paul Ryan, held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage to try to ransom it for trillions of dollars in cuts to social programs without increasing taxes on the wealthy one dime. Standard & Poors said specifically, "We have changed our assumption on [revenue] because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues." That's why our nation's credit rating was downgraded.
5. Lie: Ryan wants to protect the "weak."
Truth: Ryan's biggest feat in his political career was proposing a budget with dramatic cuts to programs benefiting the poor. He'd cut Medicaid by one third, take away health care insurance from 30 million Americans, and cut Pell Grants for 1 million students. All so that he could give more tax breaks to the rich.
Brenda Witt  moveon.org




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