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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Romney and Obama are pretty much indistinguishable in their actual actions. They may tell a different story but the one that ends up on paper is pretty much one and the same.
    For many of the biggies for me, they are very different.

    Financial regulation.

    Supply side economics

    military spending

    Climate change

    alternative energy

    health care reform

    And protection of SS and Medicare
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    For many of the biggies for me, they are very different.

    Financial regulation.
    Same

    Supply side economics
    Same

    military spending
    I've seen nothing here to make me think they are not the same. (remember, we are speaking about Romney, not Gingrich or Santorum)

    Climate change
    He might wish to be able to do some things different but this is similiar to voting for Ron Paul because you want a return to the gold standard. It's not going to happen.

    alternative energy
    Romney will be just as happy to shovel buckets full of money to campaign donors as Obama.

    health care reform
    LOL, Romney was doing health care reform back when Obama was still wet behind the ears.

    And protection of SS and Medicare
    eh? Obama has been argueing for continued reductions in the S.S. tax further bleeding it dry. I think you are just gullible.

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    I'm still shocked by how many people support the president and his big spending plans in the name of the little guy, when reports like this prove that big spending has the opposite effect.Here, top earners are benefitting from government spending and yet every liberal and socialist is jumping on the grenade, screaming see it works!
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I'm still shocked by how many people support the president and his big spending plans in the name of the little guy, when reports like this prove that big spending has the opposite effect.Here, top earners are benefitting from government spending and yet every liberal and socialist is jumping on the grenade, screaming see it works!
    the uber rich benefit when money is concentrated in the hands of a government they control

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Same
    Wrong. "Senate Republicans, united in opposition to the Democrats’ legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system, voted on Monday to block the bill from reaching the floor for debate."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/bu...7regulate.html


    Same
    Wrong again. "Obama Unveils Deficit Reduction Plan, 'Buffett Rule' Tax On Millionaires"

    New Romney Plan: Even More Tax Cuts For The Rich


    I've seen nothing here to make me think they are not the same. (remember, we are speaking about Romney, not Gingrich or Santorum)
    You haven't been keeping up with the news then:

    "Obama announces Pentagon budget cuts"

    "Mitt Romney: Grow military spending, build new ships, planes"





    He might wish to be able to do some things different but this is similiar to voting for Ron Paul because you want a return to the gold standard. It's not going to happen.
    I prefer the guy that is taking steps to combat AGW rather than one that refuses to admit it exists, but that's just me.


    Romney will be just as happy to shovel buckets full of money to campaign donors as Obama.

    Thankfully, most do not suffer from your bias here.


    LOL, Romney was doing health care reform back when Obama was still wet behind the ears.
    Really, Romney is for a single payer system???



    eh? Obama has been argueing for continued reductions in the S.S. tax further bleeding it dry. I think you are just gullible.
    The kind of reform Obama is planning is to raise the FICA cap and cut payroll taxes. Romney wants to raise payroll taxes and decrease benefits.

    Thanks, but no thanks!
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I'm still shocked by how many people support the president and his big spending plans in the name of the little guy, when reports like this prove that big spending has the opposite effect.Here, top earners are benefitting from government spending and yet every liberal and socialist is jumping on the grenade, screaming see it works!
    Romney has proposed more spending than Obama, I don't know why you would be surprised people would want the smallest spender.
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Romney has proposed more spending than Obama, I don't know why you would be surprised people would want the smallest spender.

    Its almost as funny as people who whined about bush's spending while slurping Obama

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wrong. "Senate Republicans, united in opposition to the Democrats’ legislation to tighten regulation of the financial system, voted on Monday to block the bill from reaching the floor for debate."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/bu...7regulate.html
    We've discussed this. 1. Romney isn't a Senator and 2. when Obama could have done something he did nothing. Just like Romney will do. Nothing.

    Obama has been all for keeping the Bush tax cuts on the rich. Obama says many pretty things but then does the opposite.

    You haven't been keeping up with the news then:
    Obama is itching to pull the trigger in Iran. He knows that if he does, it means he loses in November so I imagine it will wait until after the election. That will mean nothing getting cut. (you will likely cheer this on also)

    I prefer the guy that is taking steps to combat AGW rather than one that refuses to admit it exists, but that's just me.
    $50 lightbulbs only take steps to fill Obama's campaign coffers, not do anything for the ecology.

    Thankfully, most do not suffer from your bias here.
    Most can read the news.

    Really, Romney is for a single payer system???
    LOL. Again, he talks a pretty picture but ends up finger painting.

    The kind of reform Obama is planning is to raise the FICA cap and cut payroll taxes. Romney wants to raise payroll taxes and decrease benefits.

    Thanks, but no thanks!
    Obama plans lots of things. You can bet that once the SCOTUS shoots down Obamacare, anything left of Obama will be pure lame duck.

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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    We've discussed this. 1. Romney isn't a Senator and 2. when Obama could have done something he did nothing. Just like Romney will do. Nothing.
    Romney says right on his website his plan is to cut regulations. Obama has done something, and Romney badly wants to undo it.





    Obama is itching to pull the trigger in Iran. He knows that if he does, it means he loses in November so I imagine it will wait until after the election. That will mean nothing getting cut. (you will likely cheer this on also)

    Obama has shown restraint with Iran, while McCain and Romney rattle sabers. Obama withdrew all the troops from Iraq last December, while both McCain and Romney said we should have left them there.


    $50 lightbulbs only take steps to fill Obama's campaign coffers, not do anything for the ecology.
    And the CAFE standards, and tighter tailpipe emissions restrictions, and the tighter smokestack restrictions for power plants, and the largest investment in alternative energy than by any president in history.

    Compared the zero, zip, nada that Romney has planned.


    Obama is leading in the direction the country wants to go. This will become more apparent to you in November.
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    Re: Over 90% of the income gains in the first year of the recovery went to the top 1%

    It will be interesting to hear Catawba's spin if the GOP retains the house and picks up the senate as many think it will

    I guess he will say that is the direction the country wishes to go

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