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So rich coming from a senile dude in Texas. Has God been inserted into every page on your schoolbooks yet?
Didnt seem to bother you in 2008. He was the great Messiah then. He was also very vague and used lots of platitudes. We was all things to all people. "Reagan was great." He dodged and weaved and the media bought into his "soring rethoric" without anything. Heck, the dude admitted doing cocaine in his book. That was a huge issue for W...and there was never any direct evidence or admission. Media ignored it.
The irony that Obama is flustered by getting some of the same medicine in return is good stuff. Forgive me if I chuckle at the media is letting him "get away with it" We arent even at 10% of the media complicity we had in 08.
The governments shouldnt be in the business of creating jobs.
This post was edited by redraven1 18 months ago
Really, what major policy change will happen?
As an example, I'm going to use Obamacare. Obama's first term just showed why you don't mess with healthcare policy. It is messy, complicated and politically extremely painful. You really think that Romney's first act in office is going to be attempting to break a Senate filibuster for God knows how long? Meanwhile, pissed of liberals (including in the media) re-litigate Obamacare on their terms, making sure people realize all of the good things in it that will be gone in the event of a repeal. Sure, he could do it with reconciliation, but you know who wants that the least, fucking Boehner and McConnell. They know it will end up causing the same type of wave that they rode into power!
So he'll try once, say Senate dems blocked it, you'll blame Harry Reid and everyone will be happy. But he doesn't really want to spend the political capital necessary for a full repeal, hell, it's his fucking idea. It's just such a joke.
First, recent deficits are as much the result of revenues collapsing due to a near Depression as they are due to spending. Second, Obamacare was fully paid for and actually raises over $100 billion on net over the next decade, according to the nonpartisan CBO. Third, in pursuit of job creation, the Obama Administration, in its first legislative action, got the Recovery Act passed, which created or saved several million jobs and boosted economic growth (according to the CBO, most Wall Street forecasters, and the vast majority of independent economists). Fourth, Obama and Democrats extended all of the Bush-era tax cuts in 2010 through 2012 as well as granting payroll tax cuts and enhanced business expensing on purchases of new plants and equipment -- in other words, all of the tax cuts (and more) that Republicans say they wanted. Fifth, the President sent up the American Job Act last September that contained a number of tax credits to employers who increase their payrolls which House Republicans have so far failed to act on, preferring instead to ceremonially repeal Obamacare or parts of it over thirty different times.
Any effort to repeal Obamacare will need to come from Congress. Romney can only sign bills.
If there is a President Romney, his actions (or lack of) on Obamacare will be very, very interesting.
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