RE-POST AS ROMNEY SEEKS REVIVAL IN UTAH
It should be abundantly clear to all of us how dangerous a Romney presidency would be. Mitt Romney wants to cede federal power back to the states, many of whom were bankrupt recently and had to quietly seek stimulus funds which they subverted to balance their state budgets. Who really thinks the states would properly administer sole control of Medicaid? I don’t understand why the polls have the election so close. I guess many people are befuddled by lying political ads on TV. They can’t imagine that Mitt Romney would really turn Medicare into a voucher program where the elderly would have to seek healthcare insurance at a time in their lives when their bodies and faculties are waning. Romney supporters cannot see the dead stacked up in emergency rooms when after too late seniors are forced to take public transportation to get to a hospital and seek medical attention to stay alive.
Mitt Romney is some kind of Svengali who gives stump speeches promising “big things” with no ideas on how to financially make them real. The Paul Budget is real. Once installed in the Whitehouse, Team Romney-Ryan would use their good offices to influence Congress to extend tax cuts for the TOP 1% and increase taxes on the poor and middle-class to pay for them. For 30 years the middle-class has seen no appreciable increase in wages and salaries while those at the top of the ladder have flourished. President Romney would show us a new meaning for the word misery. When President Romney repeals Obamacare, we, the elderly, will have to go back to eating cat food and choosing whether to buy medicines or food. (I am not exaggerating!)
Mitch McConnell must change…or retire!
THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL
By Sarah Muller, @digimuller
The Americans for Tax Reform founder insisted his “pledge” remains rock-solid and that Republican lawmakers will not cave on their promises never
to raises taxes. “It’s been 22 years since a Republican voted for a tax increase in this town,” said Norquist, according to a reportpublished Tuesday in The New York Times. “This is not my first rodeo.”
But after the 2012 election, rustling up support may be more difficult. In January, the House will seat 16 incoming Republicans who have not signed on Norquist’s dotted line–that’s up from six with the outgoing Congress.
“People don’t always take the pledge first when they run. A lot take it after they have been there for a while,” Norquist said, defending the drop in new signatures. “The pledge isn’t the only vehicle for stopping tax increases.”
Norquist earned the nickname “most powerful man in Washington who does not sleep in the White House” from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. His anti-tax pledge has seemed to hold Republican legislators–and a balanced budget deal–hostage. The GOP’s refusal to raise taxes to pay down the deficit doomed President Obama’s search for a budget deal last year.