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    19 44.19%
  • He'd challenge conservatives and/or compromise with moderate democrats

    10 23.26%
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    The Congressional Republicans that got elected back in 2010 did so because they admitted their faults that caused them to lose the faith of the people and they promised to dump Obamacare and roll back the size, scope and power of the government. The only thing that has prevented them from making good on their promise to date is the opposition of Obama and the Senate Democrats. They are to be commended for, at least, preventing further Democratic damage.

    Everything I've heard from Romney indicates that he agrees with the direction the Congressional Republicans have taken. So I answered the poll with the first choice.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The Congressional Republicans that got elected back in 2010 did so because they admitted their faults that caused them to lose the faith of the people and they promised to dump Obamacare and roll back the size, scope and power of the government. The only thing that has prevented them from making good on their promise to date is the opposition of Obama and the Senate Democrats. They are to be commended for, at least, preventing further Democratic damage.

    Everything I've heard from Romney indicates that he agrees with the direction the Congressional Republicans have taken. So I answered the poll with the first choice.
    Romney has not promised to balance the budget, if fact he has pledged to increase our most wasteful spending, our bloated military budget.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Romney has not promised to balance the budget, if fact he has pledged to increase our most wasteful spending, our bloated military budget.
    Ummm...

    Who has promised to balance the budget? Nobody that I can think of.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Ummm...

    Who has promised to balance the budget? Nobody that I can think of.
    Exactly, it has never been about reducing the deficit, it has been about different spending priorities for the different parties.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Exactly, it has never been about reducing the deficit, it has been about different spending priorities for the different parties.
    You should know that "reducing the deficit" and "balancing the budget" are two different things. You shouldn't attempt to interchange them in a discussion.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    I suspect Romney would be a lot like H. Bush, Bush Sr. A bureaucratic type administrator.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You should know that "reducing the deficit" and "balancing the budget" are two different things. You shouldn't attempt to interchange them in a discussion.
    Both can only be addressed by doing the reverse of what created our debt over the last 30 years. Only by ending the tax cuts AND cutting spending over time will we be able to either reduce the deficit, or balance the budget.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    He would do exactly what the Corporate Lords who purchased him want him to do. The country would be even more plutocratic than we already are.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Both can only be addressed by doing the reverse of what created our debt over the last 30 years. Only by ending the tax cuts AND cutting spending over time will we be able to either reduce the deficit, or balance the budget.
    Well...that's all very interesting, but it's proper place would be another thread. Not this one.

    I'll repeat myself: Romney will support the Congressional Republicans.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Well...that's all very interesting, but it's proper place would be another thread. Not this one.

    I'll repeat myself: Romney will support the Congressional Republicans.
    As they support the same Bush policies that got us into this mess, that is correct.
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