Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

One of the key stories of the day — perhaps the one that will have the greatest long term political impact — has to be that Mitt Romney has now fully embraced Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

After previously hedging on the Ryan plan, Romney is now fully declaring his support for it, as a way to wound the surging Newt Gingrich among conservative voters. Newt, you’ll recall, famously referred to the Ryan plan as “right wing social engineering,” and Romney, in a post on his Web site, has revived this Newt quote, and is suggesting he’d sign it into law as president, in order to portray himself as the only true conservative in the race.

“With friends like Newt, who needs the left?” the Romney Web site now blares.

The reason this matters: It will give Dems a weapon in the general election against Romney. “In order to make this attack, Mitt Romney has now given himself ownership of the Ryan plan,” Jed Lewison writes. “Let me say that again: Mitt Romney is now one hundred percent committed to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers.”

Steve Benen added: “This is the line Democrats have waited eight months for Romney to take.” [WASHINGTON POST: MORE]

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We’ve heard a lot about the scandals and skeletons in the GOP candidates’ closets. No one’s telling us the whole truth, especially Willard Mitt Romney on his involvement with Bain Capital which I am sure you have heard of.  Bain Capital buys companies and makes them “better”…and then sells them, says Mitt. Yes, Romney was a real life “Gordon Gecko” (from the movie, WALLSTREET).  At this stage of the campaign, Romney refuses to release his tax returns.  When a politician does this, he has something to hide. Today’s video asks the question: “Is Romney Making Money from Layoffs” from Bain Capital.  Even though he has no say-so in Bain Capital, some believe that MItt Romney is still profiting from the many layoffs in his past at Bain.  This morning Romney was asked if he was bothered about those layoffs and talked about the positive effects of “trimming down a company” and gave me the impression that in Romney’s conscience there is no guilt for the misery his layoffs caused in the lives of middle-class families because he created profit. There, one wonders if a man should be President of the United States IF HE CANNOT FEEL COMPASSION for God‘s children who have fallen on hard times or whose arms aren’t long enough to catch the brass ring like Willard Mitt Romney.  To understand Romney better, watch the DVD of “Wallstreet” and make your own comparison.

12-30-11 12:00 Mitt Romney surrogate, Gov. Chris Christie just told an audience in Iowa, “If you people don’t vote for Romney, I am going to come back (here) New Jersey style.  If those people have seen “The Sopranos“, they must be shaking in there boots. That TV series deals with New Jersey “businessmen”  🙂 who combined their business with MURDER! OMG, is that what Chris Christie is threatening the good people of Iowa?  Really? [Full disclosure: I haven’t seen the series, but I bought the complete “Sopranos” to watch on rainy days.]

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IOWA HAS FEW PPL OF COLOR, BUT, Why Does Ron Paul Never Speak of a Concern for the Health, Wealth and Prosperity of People of Color?


This excerpt from Sam Stein (Huffington Post) might explain the atypical Republican’s feelings about blacks and Latinos. Asians? American Indians?

“When Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) announced his most recent run for the White House back in May 2011, MSNBC Host Chris Matthews pressed him on the extent of his libertarian convictions. Would he have opposed the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act had he been in office when it was considered, Matthews wanted to know.
It was a hypothetical question and Paul gave a fairly broad answer, saying he appreciated the intent of the law but disagreed with the specific language on property rights.
Left unmentioned was that Paul had — in more than a hypothetical sense — already cast a vote on the famous bill. On June 24, 2004, the House of Representatives took up a resolution “recognizing and honoring the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Four hundred and fourteen members voted yes, and 18 didn’t show up to vote. Only one member said nay: Ron Paul.”



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Medicaid is the United States health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states.[1] People served by Medicaid are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, including low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify someone for Medicaid. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]


I am sick of hearing Republicans ascribe this promise and that promise that were not on the November ballot! Did you hear Speaker Boehner speak at about 5:40pm trying to justify his actions and those of his colleagues?  They think that bad ideas have merit and are better than no ideas.  Well…


One thing for sure, the Tea Party may be hated by most of us, but, they have sparked a conversation about our politics and our political system.  We need some changes made! One group I have not heard mentioned in all the talking on TV is the poor.  Not only are poor Americans suffering the ills of poverty, they have to suffer when they get sick or have chronic health problems.  Medicaid is a blessing and, perhaps, a human right.  Republicans seek to cut the money the federal government contributes to the healthcare of poor people: Medicaid!  At the same time they stubbornly protect the low tax rates enjoyed by millionaires, billionaires and large corporations!  And, they justify neither of their actions.  If you ask them if they are patriots, they would say, “Yes” in loud voices.  They are not the best America has to offer.  We are a Christian nation that dispenses charity and compassion to all downtrodden Americans.  Just when and how did the Republican Party go wrong?

You have responded to the President’s call to use social and conventional media to express your opinions to your representatives in Washington. Please continue to pour on the heat!


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1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

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