Comments on: It’s the budget, not the economy, stupid http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nikacat http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10934 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:09:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10934 All President Romney needs to do in order to turn around the U.S. economy is to propose the exact opposite of what the Obama team has afflicted us with over the past four years.

See folks? It’s not at all difficult to be a president that’s superior to Obama. In fact, even Nikacat could do better. Write in “Nikacat” next time you vote. You don’t know how many worthless bureaucratic heads can roll until you’ve seen a nikacat in action.

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By: ProfMagyar http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10667 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 02:17:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10667 I went searching for specifics on how Romney/Ryan would “save” the economy. I couldn’t find any meaningful numbers or research reports stating how Romney/Ryan would accomplish any of the things they have stated. There needs to be a debate, but for a debate to occur both sides need to offer concrete numbers and clear bullet points of action rather than just saying that they (Romney/Ryan) will fix things when in office.

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By: BuffaloGirl http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10627 Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:50:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10627 @ justinolcb

Can you back up your comment with any factual and reliable sources to lend any credibility to what you are saying?

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By: Chris08 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10625 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:27:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10625 How can you have a meaningful discussion when Romney and Ryan won’t tell you anything specific about their budget proposals? They will cut but refuse to say what will they cut? They won’t answer. They talk in generalities so their proposals cannot be subjected to criticism. In short their talk is all fluff and smoke and meaningless.

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By: justinolcb http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10546 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:53:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10546 experience & competence vs 4 years of failure, incompetence and no experience as well as no leadership – wait, I have to think about it for a while…Really? 4 years later 14 million people are still unemployed, more mega-corps are laying off thousands daily, the economy is borderline double dip recession because of the “give away free money” policies of Mr Welfare state Obama who has proudly put millions of middle class Americans on food stamps – that’s his legacy – food stamps and anyone wants 4 more years of food stamps? Really?

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By: JamesChirico http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10542 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:15:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10542 The tough choices that Rombot/R-Ayn say they will not be afraid to make are choices they are afraid to tell. They both want to severely cut discretionary spending and tax deductions. They both won’t say how, just trust them. As Reagan once said “Trust but verify.” The Romney ticket has asked for our trust, we ask them to verify that trust. They have run as the stealth ticket. Anyone can say the other side sucks, both sides do. One side outlines what it will do, the other side says giving to the rich, trickle down, no regulation will work this time. After the S&L crash, the 90-91 recession, the great recession that lost 8 million jobs in a year, put 20% of all mortgages underwater, this American does not trust nor support the Romney ticket.

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By: JusticeNow4U http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10541 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:42:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10541 1. Paul Ryan authored budget proposals that would end Medicare as we know it.

2. Paul Ryan’s budget plan would have cut SNAP grants by 18%. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) grants, also known as food stamps, has kept 3.9 million Americans (equivalent to the entire population of Oregon), including 1.7 million children, out of poverty, and allowed them to keep their families from going hungry. This plan also would have drastically cut jobs, leaving 174,000 people out of work.

3. Paul Ryan is bad for women. He voted for a bill that would have effectively banned abortion coverage by insurers who received federal or taxpayer funding.

4. Paul Ryan is extremely anti-choice. “The misnamed Protect Life Act is about allowing women to die if they need an emergency abortion,” said Meghan Rhoad, women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “It is a vicious attack on women’s rights and on the most basic right to life.’”

5. Paul Ryan wants to defund Planned Parenthood. This ideological attack would only result in more women losing access to necessary and basic health care. One in five American women have used Planned Parenthood health services.

Paul Ryan has a long history of voting against affordable health care and women’s health.

His legislative priorities leave millions of people at risk of losing their health care and in medical and financial danger.

Combined with Mitt Romney’s bad policies, it’s clear: the Romney/Ryan ticket is bad for women and families.

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By: lawbider http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10540 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:19:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10540 If you really want to get down to our national budget just look into what no President, Congressman or media person will investigate and come forward to the public with not even the late night comedians.The TOTAL expenditures to maintain our military presence outside the US Continental Borders,an amount which would dwarf the medicare and social security benefits. We are led to believe we are threatened by some outside military power WHO??. It is just an excuse to collect Federal Income Tax. When the middle class is gone its to late to to think about military spending!

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By: sylvan http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10537 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:14:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10537 No, it’s the lack of revenues stupids…..

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/08/11/its-the-budget-not-the-economy-stupid/comment-page-1/#comment-10536 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:08:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=13497#comment-10536 Isn’t it interesting that “tax cuts” do not apply to the 42% of Federal tax revenue from Social Security and Medicare taxes, paid almost entirely by American laborers, not investors, earning under about $105,000? That is Republicanism, in a nutshell.

Why don’t they just gas unemployed males and be done with the problem of “lazy” “poor” “uneducated” men who will not “find a job”? It would be kinder. We treat stray dogs better.

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