The parties each have their OWN best interests at heart, Romney and Obama will do what's in their best interests.
THE PAST IS NEVER COMING BACK, all these quotes about previous administrations and even Obama's first term dont mean diddly, the next 4 years are what's important, Use YOUR vote to choose which candidate can do more for YOU and what YOU value in the next 4 years. There is a reason all people get 1 vote and majority wins. Democracy aint perfect, but it's the best we got.
Me personally, if Romney/Ryan are for "trickle down" economics and dumping Medicare/SS, then Im voting against that agenda. Obama is around a 5 as far as effective, he hasn't really impressed me much, BUT his health reform affects me directly and he hasn't campaigned to take away my retirement as I've known it for the past 30 years.
What is Obama's policy to stem the tide of unemployment ? He talks about growing the "middle class" but how does he do that without getting more people back to work ? More stimulus spending ? That's been his policy to date, government spending to spur demand. The problem is, it hasn't worked ! Higher taxes on higher earners ? How does that get people back to work ?
My view is it's time to try a different approach.
We tried it: 2000 - 2008. Verdict: it didn't work. You have to understand that we are in some fairly uncharted territory. The economy has not been this bad since the Great Depression (thus the name "Great Recession"). There are fundamental flaws with the economy...see my previous posts. Going back to the same policies that created the problem does not seem like a sensible thing to do. I'm willing to give Obama at least as much time to fix it as we gave the other guy to break it. Quite frankly, I'm no fan of Obama...he's too far right for me. But Romney/Ryan are threatening to take us back to the Dark Ages. My opinion, you don't have to like it nor try to change it...you'll be about as successful as I am in changing yours.
Cheers, and be sure vote, or you don't get to bitch...
Tried what from 2000-2008 ? Be specific please. To say Romney = Bush is cheap and weak. Bush is much more like Obama in terms of his economic policy.
And, of course I'm voting to preserve my right to bitch !
Trickle down economics....tax cuts to promote job growth, AKA "Supply-side Economics". Others would argue we've been visiting this topic since Reagan's years in office. Even Bush I called it "voodoo economics". This is a main tenet of the Romney/Ryan plan...20% across the board tax cuts. Is that specific enough? No need to mention Romney = Bush, the idea is much older than either of them...it goes all the way back to before economist, Arthur Laffer and the "Laffer curve".
And what happened between 2000-2006 ? After a hideous recession and terrorist attack in 2001 ? Hey, we had ECONOMIC GROWTH. What happened in 2006 ? We elected a democratic majority in the Congress led by none other than your friend and mine Nancy-I'm-An-A1-Moron-Pelosi and thus started the downward spiral into the toilet we find ourselves still in 6 years later. Maybe it's a coincidence that we stared circling the drain around 2006 but then maybe not.
Again, no fan of Bush here but let's try to be somewhat honest about how we got here ! Please ?????
Also, who's stupid ass idea was it to implement a government policy that mandated home loans to fucking homeless people ? Was it BILL-FUCKING-CLINTON ?
I'm so tired of this argument that it's all Bush's fault. TURN THE FUCKING PAGE !