On the heels of Wednesday’s first presidential debate and having been inundated with debate questions in my email box for months now, I thought it would be better to open up a thread for questions to be posed. Please bear in mind, I have no power to submit questions to the debates nor do I have anything to do with the planning, moderators or debate broadcast itself. Therefore, please stop emailing me questions for the candidates, post them here instead. I have not found any web page where questions can be submitted so please share a link if you know of a page.

That being said, what questions would you specifically ask of President Obama or Governor Romney? What would be your follow-up question?

I would ask President Obama about the failed promises made regarding his stimulus plan in 2009. At this point in time, according to the President’s projections when selling the plan, the unemployment rate should be around 5% yet here we sit at over 8%. Question: Did the stimulus plan get oversold or did it fail as a policy to improve the economy? Given the circumstances now, would you have done something different?

For Governor Romney, I would ask him for specifics regarding his stated tax policy. He has said that he would not raise taxes yet he would eliminate certain deductions for the wealthiest tax payers. Question: Can you name three specific deductions or tax breaks you would eliminate as part of your plan and what income levels would those changes apply to?

I’m sure my questions will be criticized as being too weak or hard against either candidate but I think they’re valid questions.


  1. What changes will happen in Medcare, who will be affected and what will the differences in cost be? Also, I have an adult disable daughter. What changes in your plan will affect her and how much will her current benefits be affected?

  2. Q for Obama: In lieu of your basic tenant that redistributing wealth by taxing wealthier citizens in order to give to others will even out opportunity in this country, in what ways does this help grow the economy and at what point do things even out rendering this method unnecessary?

    Q for Romney: Everyone agrees the government needs to reduce spending. Are you committed however to continue and perhaps even augment support for those who are helpless and in critical situations and can you name two groups to which this would apply?

    • AT mag – I know for sure that the Constitution has been violated since 2008. Will the person(s) guilty of this violation be called to accounts or are those in leadership too corrupt or cowardly to deal with it?

  3. Q for Gov. Romney: Russia has one aircraft carrier. China has an aircraft carrier it can’t even land aircraft on. Britain, France and Germany have one each. The U.S.A. has ELEVEN operative aircraft carrier groups. Why on do you want to increase defense spending, when the Joint Chiefs themselves have not requested increases? Wouldn’t that be one place we could start reducing expenditures, paarticularly since the Obama administration has ended the Iraq war and is winding down operations in Afghanistan?

    Follow-up question: Precisely where is the threat from Russia, whom you have designated as America’s greatest foe? Where is the military threat from China?

    Follow-up-up question when he responds that he would slap tariffs on China day one in office: Gov. Romney, who pays import tariffs? The Chinese exporter or the American importer/consumer? Isn’t a tariff a TAX? Shouldn’t you consider raising taxes on YOURSELF instead?

    • Why don’t you ask about the threat from IRAN?
      Why is it you LIBERALS that hate the military & have the least to lose in the military do not support defense increases?
      Us that support the military that have the most to lose & are in the military or served in combat SUPPORT DEFENSE INCREASES?

      • You conservatives don’t seem to understand.
        The Military serves us all. Not just conservatives. There is no you, or I. It is we, and us as in one nation. There is no point in fighting in a war that most people aren’t even sure exists. We should be trying to keep peace, not jump on any “threat” that happens to pop up. We have 11 aircraft carrier classes. most countries only have 1 aircraft carrier. What threat is there exactly?

        • There is a very limited muslim military from any country, but look at what they did in NY…..Eyes wide closed. If you don’t think we are under attack from within just look at the whitehouse, we are being destroyed through a weak appearance throughout the middle east.

          • John Smith and NamVet:

            That is EXACTLY the point.

            Trillions of dollars worth of aircraft carriers and boondoggles like Star Wars won’t beat a small handful of individuals with box cutters.

            The military-industrial complex makes us LESS safe, because they drain us of our economic strength.

  4. Obama: From former Governor Ryan, ” I cannot support a system, which, in its administration, has proven to be so fraught with error and has come so close to the ultimate nightmare, the state’s taking of innocent life. Thirteen people have been found to have been wrongfully convicted.” (that’s 13 out 0f 25, a greater than 50% error rate) Q: As president, what have you done to insure that our judicial system gets it right more times than wrong ? As you well know Governor Ryan is from your home state of Illinois and is now in prison himself.

  5. There are many failed or outdated Government programs that are being “Gamed” by our own population costing the tax payers millions, if not billions. Which programs would you likely revamp during your term?

  6. Combined,you and your parties will have spent over $1 billion running for the presidency yet all I have heard from you both, and your respective parties, is chicken guano (i.e. the lowest form of insignificant crap there is). When are you two boys going to start talking about significant policy issues in earnest and stop attacking each other?

    • I agree, i am not knowledged in the area of politics. I have been trying to research, learn, and make an educated decision. I do not want to go to the polls and just close my eyes to check off who i want to run our country!! All i am finding is negative remarks and childish comments about the other party. Grow up, do either of you think that i want to vote for you when you are acting like this now?? Can anyone tell me where i can find information so i can learn and make an educated decision????

  7. Nate: I don’t believe Obama ever said “unemployment WON’T go over 8% if we take action.” I believe what he said was that “unemployment will go OVER 8% if we don’t take action.” And that was exactly true. His projection assumed we were going into a recession, not a depression–the total panic we faced.

    People are comparing Obama to FDR, who lowered unemployment from 25% to 16% in his first term. But FDR didn’t get in until three years after the stock crash. It would be more appropriate to compare Obama with Hoover, whose unemployment went from 3% to 25% in three years.

      • Nate: Well, yes and no. You’re reading the “projection” right, but you’re trying to call it a “promise.” It was guesswork.

        On page 3, the report says, “It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error.” And in the conclusion, “there is substantial uncertainty around all of our estimates.”

        The very first line is, “A key goal. . .SAVE or create at least 3 million jobs. . .”

        As of June, the economy had ADDED 4.3 million (not sure how many were “saved”). Remember that under Hoover, unemployment went from 3 to 25%. It’s also important to note that PUBLIC jobs rate has fallen by 3%. We’ve never cut government jobs before, when we were trying to find ways to add employment.

        Obama has a **LOT** of unkept promises, such as Clint Eastwood’s complaint that he didn’t close Gitmo. But the only “promise” Obama made on the economy was that things would get much worse if we didn’t do something. Luckily for us, Congress didn’t wait to see if that promise would come true.

        • Well, doesn’t Congress allow things to pass? I mean, Obama has to suggest the ideas, but Congress has to approve it right?
          I could be wrong but I’m asking.
          Also, which Presidents ever kept all of their promises, let alone most of them?

          • This president uses full control to override/bypass congress using executive orders which don’t have to be approved by congress. He has written more than all other presidents combined.

          • Much of what Congress has passed is still sitting on Harry Reid’s desk because he refuses to work a bi-partisan solution of any kind to anything. He has been the stop-gap to the jobs problems all along and should have been thrown out of office long ago along with those who supported his resistance to progress.

            • Oh yeah, and Boehner is SO innocent on that subject. Give me a break. Both parties have refused to work together. It’s not just one side’s fault.

      • It is higher. There are many unemployed people that are no longer collecting benefits because they either reached their cap or extensions had run out. SO, they are still unemployed but just not able to collect an unemployment compensation check. Lets add those individuals to the percentages and see where it takes us.

  8. Questions for both candidates

    #1 – Given the current division along party lines in government right now, What are you going to do to unite the government as a whole to start working together to resolve the current state of the union?

    #2 – What steps are you going to take to run the economy around in the right direction and how long do you expect to be able see those results,

    #3 – If you are not able to acccomplish what you say you can within the time frame mentioned in question #2, are you willing to resign and allow the country to elect a more capable person?

    • Great questions…last one would take quite the mediator to ask but would be interesting to see the response.

  9. I was recently told by a government worker that he must reject my application because “has not been authorized to use common sense”. What are you going to do authorize him?

  10. I would ask each candidate what role they believe that the Federal government should play in helping to alleviate poverty in the United States. I would follow up by asking each candidate whether they believe that the United States can claim to be a great country and an example to hold out to the world if over 15% of its citizens live in poverty.

    • Well, our president doesn’t seem to think “our” poor are “poor” in a global comparison. So, if you or anyone you know is struggling then know that your president would like to see “us” on an even keel with all nations, equal to them. Then take a look at a few third world countries on the internet or television to see if that looks like a good idea to you.

  11. Why are the Ballots late going out to our Armed Forces? Are they not going to be able to vote by Absentee voting?

  12. On foreign policy, why are we still sending Pakistan foreign aid ( and other countries) when they are harboring the Taliban and Al Queda?

  13. For Gov. Romney:
    Who will be your key White House personnel? Chief of Staff, Sec. of Defense, National Security Advisor etc. (a non-answer at this time will be interpreted as “your bringing back the same old Bush/Cheney cabal”)

  14. My Enrollment period for insurance is taking place now. Is yours? – Obamacare had two goals. 1st – Reduce cost of Healthcare. My cost is going WAY up in 2013 per my employer. Thanks Obamacare! Lots of Taxes on my employer and me. There is a maximum we can now deposit into our FSA. 2nd – Cover everyone. We know now it will cover less people than originally projected.

    • Just found out today…an increase in our health insurance beginning November 1,2012. My husband has just entered the donut hole (the one Clinton says “Obama closed and no longer exsists”) in Part D Medicare so his prescription medications costs will be all ours until he reaches the next tier. My husband was unemployed for 5 months this year then had to accept a new position paying much less AND I have been actively looking for work for over a year. Where are those 43 million new jobs??? I think Obama should have to make each & every one of them available for our viewing and consideration…just might help the unemployment percentages. IF THEY EXSIST.

      • Yes Obamacare has already taken affect. The hospital my husband works at, they’re now cutting jobs left and right all because of OBAMACARE. It’s going to start happening all over this entire nation. Get ready. FIRE OBAMA.

  15. Obama- with all the cuts being made and the sacrifices you are asking the military to make, how do you justify changing my retirement, cutting the force and giving the smallest pay raise in 20 years, but its ok for you to spend 1.4 billion on free cell phone program? Seems frivolous and unnecessary spending and should be added to your government cuts.

    Obama- how is taking more money from the “rich” who have taken advantage of all the opportunities afforded them and giving it to the “poor” who have gaufed at those same opportunities thus being the reason they are poor, good for the economy of the country as a whole?

    • I just recently heard about the FREE cell phone benefit and in having a financial interest (literally)invested in our country via the IRS…I DIDN’T AUTHORIZE THIS, DID YOU??? When did this happen? What is the budget for this? Who qualifies to have a FREE cell phone? If this is true then we have totally lost our minds. Seriously, we have no hope left.

  16. I would ask both Romney and Obama about the progressive tax rate, and specifically Romney about ending loopholes ‘only for the wealthy.’ Both of these seem to be an embracing of ‘taxation without representation’ and ascribing property rights based on how much property a person has. Some might say, the rich have tons of political power and can contribute tons of money to campaigns. If this were the case, then surely they would not allow such a disproportionate taxation. There may be a few who get loopholes because of special interest, and maybe this is what Romney is referring to ending.

    Question: How is the progressive tax code not a violation of the spirit of taxation without representation?
    Question: Do you believe it is OK to ascribe personal property rights based on how much property a person has? For example, the higher salary you have, the higher rate it is taxed. Your salary is your personal property.

    Question: Have you put your family on the healthcare plan you…
    to Obama…the plan you put in place for the country….Will you put your family exclusively on it, and subject your family to its rules?
    to Romney…your replacement for Obama’s health plan….will you put your family exclusively on it, and subject your family to its rules?

    To Obama – why is it that you will not appear on FoxNews Sunday?
    To Romney – what is your plan to replace Obamacare?
    To Obama – why did you put the healthcare plan in place when the polls of the country clearly showed the citizens did not want it?

    To both – will you enforce the boundary between Mexico, Canada, and the USA and implement real immigration reform that allows each immigrant to be identified and tracked as they enter the country (fingerpint, retinal scan, dna sample…whatever)?

    To Obama – why should America re-elect you when the only policies of yours that have been successful are the ones you left in place from your predecessor? You talked about the ‘Arab Spring’ and democracy in the middle east, then 2 years later our embassies are under attack and one ambassador has been murdered. You incorrectly identified it as a protest, and now are coming to grips with the reality of it being a terrorist attack. You talk about not going back to the old failed policies, but it seems none of your new policies have produced the results you said they would. For example, if you had allowed the Bush tax cuts to expire like you wanted, the country would likely be in recession now, instead of just on the brink of recession. You also said unemployment would be not go over 8%, and it has been over 8% for a record amount of time. You also said that president bush was unpatriotic for the massive spending he did, and you have more than doubled his deficits.

    Mr President, by your own words, are you unpatriotic? should you be given a 2nd term to keep us from the failed policies which had 4-5% unemployment, half the deficits, lower gas prices, a less offensive Iran, a more peaceful middle east….etc. Mr. President, what say you?

    • And let’s not forget the classification:

      Record number of quarter without a recession under Bush – failed policies of the past
      Record number of months with unemployment about 8% under Obama – great policies for our future

      This by no means says Bush was the greatest, but just puts things in perspective. Obama points to polices and says they’re failed, when those policies produce better results than his.

      • Don’t you wish that everyone (including Obama) would stop with the Bush blaming thing? Don’t they realize who had the House & Senate during that time?

    • Yes! We would not be in near this mess if “they” had to live with the decisions “they” make or have made. Not just as an individual but for their spouses & children as well. It would be amazing how fast our healthcare would make a turn and retirement would be just as distant for them as it is for us.

  17. What percentage of the $1.7 trillion projected cost of the “Affordable Care Act” is actually paying for health care?

    What percentage is paying for projects, studies, increased government positions, etc.?

    P.S. Health insurance is not health care–nor is it a guarantee of payment.

    • Susan: Insurance companies said that they wouldn’t participate if they couldn’t skim 20% right off the top–some demanded 25% (one out of four of your dollars for corporate bureaucracy and bonuses for denying you service). So it sounds like a third of a trillion dollars to line insurance company pockets.

  18. Obama and Mr.Romney-
    I read that there is an amendment not yet in use but written; I believe it is the 28th amendment.
    When will we the people share the same benefits, rights and services as the president, congress, etc. Either that we enjoy yours or you all enjoy ours???
    Do either or both of you comprehend our constitution and will you follow it as written???

  19. Why are companies like Monsanto and BASF still able to fight labeling GMO foods when over 90% of the American people want them labeled or banned outright? Is this or isn’t the US a democracy? Why are these companies even allowed to sell these products when they have not been proven safe in long term studies? Is this just another example of money buying legislation in this country?

    • I agree. We label other foods, and now have to put the calories next to each item…I want to be able to choose to eat food that is GMO or not. I want to know what I am buying!

  20. It doesn’t matter what questions you ask them. If they don’t like your question they’ll answer the question they wanted you to ask. That’s one of the reasons debates are basically useless to voters. What we need in place of debates is for each candidate to do a series of 2 hour interviews, mostly with professional interviewers with opposite views (but who would be non-combative).

    The problem with the current format is that you can’t properly press your opponent for answers when you’re trying to get elected yourself. It makes you seem mean, tarnishes your image. So we need a surrogate from each side to do the job.

    • Have mercy and let me be the moderator!!! I am a part of We The People and darn it; I have questions!!! Although, it very well could take a lot more time and additional dates. It makes me so mad to see that infamous tap dance they ALL do when asked questions they don’t want to answer so a moderator should stop them in mid response with “No, I asked you…” and for goodness sake, ask questions We The People want answers to not questions we barely understand and in making the response worthless anyway.

    • Ryan: I agree completely. They otta tie the two guys together and whoever comes out alive gets to be Prez.

      Seriously, it’d be great if the only thing the monitor did was say, “what do you guys wanna say to each other?? and “time’s up for this year’s first debate.”

      And, again, if you want to see a REAL debate, watch Saturday’s debate online between Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart. THAT will be something to see.

  21. Obama: According to a recent television ad Obama’s new plan includes increasing domestic oil and coal production to increase jobs, however the policies of the obama administration have made it increasing difficult to build new coal power plants. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is financing 300 Million dollars for Brazil oil exploration and Obama himself has praised the United States endorsement. In total the Obama administration has sent over 3.5 Billion dollars of american tax payer dollars to Columbia, Mexico and Brazil for oil drilling. Why, Mr. President, are you sending OUR jobs to Columbia, and Mexico and Brazil? Why drill in other countries and not in the US? The United States of America does not have to go all the way to Brazil for a new, safe and stable oil source when we have our own in alaska. Why, Mr. President, the sudden change approaching an election when action could have been taken during the current term to benifit the people? Why did the Obama administration delay the deciscion on the Keystone Pipeline indefinately? It was a win-win for the US and Canada. Canada could meet our needs for centuries and the pipeline would have produced up to 80,000 jobs for the people.

  22. My question for either canidate is: How can you force a person to carry health insurance when an entire paycheck goes into paying basic living expenses.And to most americans health insurance has become not a nessasity but a luxery. One that not many can afford t pay each month because guidelines are not practicle. there is a choice to pay bills,eat,morgages not health insurance with sky high deductables! How would this change if you are elected?

  23. To Romney: You have only released your tax returns for 2010 and 2011, and they showed that you used tax shelters in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. Question: Prior to 2010, were you one of those taxpayers who were given tax amnesty in exchange for coming clean on hidden offshore accounts?

    To Romney: Your party is strongly pro-life and anti-abortion,and many of your colleagues support a “personhood” amendment to the Constitution that would in all likelihood result in a ban on abortion. Question:When you say “right to life,” what kind of life would an unwanted, poor child have a right to? Assuming that he would be part of your 47 percent, please tell us what would become of this “person” after birth.

    To Romney: You have said that Russia is America’s number one enemy, that the U.S. should be more aggressive with China over its trade policies, that you would not have withdrawn troops so quickly in Iraq and Afghanistan, that you would have taken a harder stance against Syria, that the Obama administration was too soft in dealing with Libya and Egypt, and that you support Mr. Netanyahu’s “red Line” vis-a-vis Iran. Question: Do you support a return to the George W. Bush administration’s pre-emptive strike doctrine that cost the country a trillion dollars, and if so, how will you pay for it without increasing the size of the debt?

    Mr. Romney: Your party and those who support it have seemingly taken the country back to the days of pre-civil-rights era. In fact, your colleague, Representative Akin, was filmed stating that he doesn’t think civil rights should be enforced against private businesses. Question: Do you support Mr. Akin in his belief that civil rights should not apply to private enterprise? For example, if a restaurant wanted to refuse to let African-Americans sit at the lunch counter or pay women half as much for doing the same work, would you be okay with that?

  24. ONERO why do you LIE SO MUCH & do NOT give a damn about the CONSTITUTION?
    ONERO where are the FAST & FURIOUS DOCS?
    ONERO why don’t you come out of the closet & admit that you are a SODOMITE & a MOOZLIM?

  25. From Romney to Obama, “I will release my income tax returns if you will release your college applications and transcripts.”

    • the tax returns are such a diversion and just a way for the media, like the NYTimes, which is hardly neutral, to attack Romney, even though, all of the reporters I bet at the Times use every means available to cut their taxes.

      • Diversion or not, the fact of the matter is his refusal to release tax returns flies in the face of a tradition started 30+ years ago. It raises uncomfortable questions as to the nature of the information within those returns. Had he released them and there been nothing ( which – admittedly – there likely is nothing ) to talk about then this would have disappeared.

        • At Colin – Romney’s tax returns are in the same location as Obama’s missing college transcripts and other vitally important records that could help Americans know who he really is and where he came from. The quest for Romney’s returns is a deliberate diversion because it keeps the focus off the failed administration of Barack Obama. The news media favor Barack highly and only a dedicated would fail to see it. I have found that ultra liberals have a serious allergic reaction to truth and refuse to permit it around them. Patriotic Americans, on the other hand, demand to see the same records and other pertinent information from both candidates. This isn’t an either or thing for one candidate or the other. We demand that both people that Americans are considering hiring be forthright and get their house in order. They work for us!

  26. To Governor Romney. You have said that you intend to reduce all tax rates by 20%. Mr. Ryan has said it is revenue neutral and broaden the tax base; please be specific on what deductions will be eliminated and who, that is not currently paying any taxes, will now be added to the tax roles.

    To President Obama. If you are so worried about the middle class, why are you and the Democratic party not fighting to extend the temporary payroll tax reduction until we come out of this slowdown?

  27. If I release my income tax returns (Romney), will you release your college applications and transcripts?”

    • Apparently you want a pro Obama comment. Not going to happen. Stuff my comment, at least it was an honest question!! Can you say the same?

      • Jude: If you’re a new kid, your first post is reviewed before it’s posted. Nobody is picking on you. The sky is not falling.

  28. I would like to know why Senator Romney forced or allowed coal workers to be forced to stand behind him during a campaign stop knowing they were not getting paid. Also why he forced Univision to allow him to bring supports to the interview when it was agreed upon by both candidates that students would fill the stands. That sound like pushing your weight around, not presidential actions

    • He is a governor, not a senator you idiot. Students are only a fraction of the voting population, would you disenfranchise everyone except students? You think Barry’s crowds aren’t handpicked? Wake up!

      • Yeah. You tell ’em AttackGuy–Romney’s entire political history is as liberal governor of a small liberal state. It’s not like he has national experience, like being a Senator.

        • I prefer him being a governor as opposed to a senator. At least as a governor he has fiscal oversight of his state and acts in more of a leadership role. Senators cant seem to get anything done these days doe to the lack of cooperation from both sides of the aisle. I can’t disagree with you on the small liberal state and liberal governor part, it’s true. But… Romney has business savy and real world experience that Barry does not have. Being a small time senator and college lecturer does not make one worldly either. I figure Romney as the lesser of two evils.

  29. I would like to know for us seniors if we will ever get a break with property taxes for we have paid all our lives cant we get a cut on it or be able not to pay any property taxes I cant understand how we are supposed to pay this when we have just ss and pensions and disabilities here at home is so hard for us and Medicare co payments are very hard for us we still are making house payments large one for us of 854.oo it keep on rising with increase of insurance and Property taxes all the time. Grocceries re very high & gas we are really have problems making it cant buy cloths or get a hair cut or take care of teeth cant afford anymore insurance for them please help us all Thanks and this is to Obama only Thanks so much for letting me express ourselves we need help please

    • Eleanor: That’s a reasonable consideration, since so much taxes go to schools, and it could be argued that you have paid your share by the time you retire.

      Trouble is, property tax is a local tax. However, you could start a movement to get a national credit to counter the local tax.

      Unfortunately, our system is going the other direction now–with the feds pushing expenses on states (“unfunded mandates”) and the states doing the same to locals. That’s why so many local civil servants are now out of jobs, and you’re standing in longer and longer lines.

  30. Hope that Obama can help us seniors, help us have a better life to live,we want to enjoy our last years and can’t because of high prices, and money for us we live on ss only and medicare we have very little in savings in which is for “Property taxes”, something has to give in soon. our bills and credit cards are horrible had no choice, but to use them to live off of mainly and help out for my daughter funeral expenses she commited sucide. We stay at home all the time never get out just for groceries & doctors, we need to live our lives and do things and can’t please help us, we would like to get around and do things alsoto enjoy life not die before our time,please help us Obama I beg you. God Bless you and your family

    • what people have to realize is that Obama and his michelle will live a comfortable old age, have all the necessary health care they need and be able to travel, see or help their children, grandchildren because his policies will take from others to provide for him and his family. He has no intention whatsoever of waiting in line to see a doctor, or to have to choose between a movie once a month and eating five days a week, or watching his kids suffer because of a reversal of some sort, – he and Michelle want others to buck up and sacrifice but you can bet he and michelle don’t plan on living what they want others to sacrifice. She has a luxury shopping habit – all that jcrew modesty is total bs and just to look like a home spun, semi blue collar person. You wait and see – everyone who votes for obama – the OBAMA’S will be living in luxury make no mistake about it – they will be living in luxury.
      They want everyone else to live by the socialist creed but not themselves – they will have their dacha just like all the other corrupt socialists in this world.

  31. Question to both parties: which countries will be invited to help the voting process as impartial observers? Or is it a one-way street of interference in the best interests of USA?

    Surprisingly, the world is managing without USA pointless wars – a strong recommendation is that America closes ALL its borders, recalls its troops, invades Mexico so that the American dream lifestyle isn’t interrupted by alien workers it cannot do without… and also why not annex Canada for its oil reserves?

    Use those trillions of $$$ to invest in your own country instead : offer it to your own people to expand agriculture and manufacturing internally — again, close your borders to everything, stop relying on 3rd world countries to produce your goods when you have a hungry workforce.

    Problem solved.

  32. Romney – Where do Native Americans come from? What would be your policy toward them in office in relationship to your religious views?

    Romney – Do you really wear magic underwear?

  33. Mr. President,

    Among the debates surrounding ratification of the Constitution, a central issue was the lack of a bill of rights. Some held that a bill of rights would leave the government free to deny certain rights since they were not specifically enumerated while others held that certain rights were so fundamental that limits to government’s power vis-a-vis these rights must be specifically defined. As we all know those rights that were held to be fundamental to liberty were enshrined by the first Congress as the Bill of Rights. Among these were freedom of speech, due process of law, indictment for alleged offense, right to counsel, and trial by jury.
    Your use of the exeuctive branch’s power as commander in chief of the armed forces in total disregard of those rights against an American citizen I find extremely troubling. My belief that rights derive from our status as human beings and not as citizens of a polity notwithstanding, Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, albeit a disgusting one, who fell under the protection of the Constitution. Yet your extrajudicial killing of this man trampled upon all the rights that we as American citizens enjoy. Make no mistake, I do not sympathize with al-Awlaki’s world view, but neither do I sympatize with Timothy McVeigh’s, yet he was afforded all of the rights listed above while al-Awlaki was summariy executed without indictment, trial, or conviction.
    al-Awlaki was never indicted for any crime, never recieved a trial by a jury of his peers, was never able to confront his accuser, in short was utterly deprived of due process of law, solely on your judgement that he posed an imminent threat. While the Supreme Court has upheld restrictions on speech that directly incite violence or insurrection, al-Awlaki was never charged with this crime. Neither did his contact with Nidal Hassan and Omar Farouk Abumttalib direct them toward the actions which each eventually took. They merely reinforced the twisted world view of those individuals in which such acts were justified. Is this sufficient grounds for extrajdicial execution?
    More disturbing than this, Mr. President, is the precedent you have set for future administrations in which an American citizen may be targeted for extrajudicial execution with no authority from Congress or review by the courts, based simply on the President’s determination that such a person poses an imminent danger. I hardly need point out how murky and arbitrary a term such as “imminent danger” is. While we can brush aside any moral qualms with the thought that al-Awlaki was a bad man, this is no guarantee that future administrations will be so selective in who they target for extrajudicial execution. Not even President Lincoln took such drastic steps when faced with rascals such as Senator Clement Vallandigham in the midst of what was unarguably a much more profound crisis for the country.
    I ask you both, gentlemen, for your perspective on such power, how it would be used in either of your administrations, and what limits you would propose in exercising this power.

    • Keith: Both of these guys are better off. They’re rich.

      The stock market is near its all-time high. Many corporations are turning in record profits. Productivity shows that companies are getting more value out of your work. SOMEBODY is a LOT better off.

  34. To both Romney and Obama:

    Question #1: What role do you believe that the federal government should take in regulating the cost of money?

    Question #2: Has it occurred to either candidate that the federal government could sell equity in lieu of debt?

  35. As an immigrant and now citizen, I wonder if its possible to put the following in place. Allow the current immigrants to stay in the country only if they get an ID card that will allow them to get a drivers license and pay into the tax system so that they can contribute. Then, after a certain amount of years (good behaviour) they could file for citizenship. They would already be paying into the system and would be allowed to benefit from the benefits of living in this great country but only if they pay into the system. For people looking to come to this country to live / work, they would need the same ID card and a job in order to be able to stay. Just a thought.

    • Lee: Excellent idea, but I would phrase it this way, “Would you be willing to allow the Libertarian and Green candidates on the stage if your opponent would have no objection?”

      That would put the first candidate on the hot seat, because he’d know the other guy would agree AFTER he objected–AND if the first guy didn’t object, how COULD the second guy object??

    • There is going to be a third party “ad libbed” (They add a delay after the first two answers, and allow a third person to answer – I can’t remember who) on the show Democracy Now on PBS. I would ask what we are doing about illegal gun control, and increased testing for legal gun licenses. This is especially relevant considering that they are having the debate about 3 miles from Aurora, CO.

  36. Mr Romney, if youre too civil (weak) to handle the President how will you handle Iran?

    Mr President, What were your grades in school in math and physics?

    • Dave, it matters not where he was born although he has a birth certificate from Hawaii. He was born of a US citizen therefore he was a US citizen at birth. Just as Romney’s father, George, who ran for President himself in 1960’s and was born in Mexico. Or John McCain who was not born in the US. Both men had a parent that was a US citizen, therefore are US citizens. Get over it.

  37. Do you believe that in order to be a president you must be honest and do you believe you have been honest this campaign season?

    Mostly directed at Romney, but just as much to Obama as it could easily stir up a commotion on if they have or have not been honest especially if Romney says he has been honest….. that would just be ironic.

  38. Governor Romney: On foreign policy; what is the first step to stop Iran in it’s tracks regarding the final stage in the development of nuclear weaponry. They must be stopped – America must lead the world with strength and wisdom exhibiting true exceptionalism. Will you provide a strong military defense enabling security for this great country? Will you defend our constitution regarding free speech and right to bear arms? I cannot believe this question must be asked today in these United States of America.

    And Mr. Obama: from where I sit as a voter and 6th generation American – I don’t know where to start… what is your stand regarding the constitution of the United States of America; why are you cutting defense weakening our security abroad and at our borders; why are you weakening America as a strong world leader; and why did you apologize for America? Did you ignore intelligence regarding the recent tragedy in Libya? Will you unite with our ally Israel to defend that country from documented verbal threats from Iran? We do agree on one thing – Egypt is not an ally.

    Thank you for allowing me to ask these important questions.

  39. Romney: You claim that your wife’s Equestrianism helps her Multiple sclerosis (MS). does this mean that you deduct your horses, stable, etc as a medical tax deduction? Also, if it’s a helpful therapy, should it be available to all MS patients, or just wealthy ones?

  40. President Obama, you and your wife hate on the so called 1% .. Why then does your wife wear $1,200.00 Jimmy Choo boots and other luxury, 1% type of items? How do you address the hypocrisy and envy in your hearts and beliefs?

    • She’s the First Lady of the United States of America, for starters. Go back in First Lady history and see what they have worn, spent, etc. First Ladies are volunteers, and for the most part every one of them past and present has done a stellar job. Please think for yourself and quit slamming the First Ladies.

    • Katerine: First, Obama is always saying he is part of the One Percent. Second, he doesn’t “hate” anybody. He just wants a system that doesn’t “redistribute” all the wealth TO them. And, third, explain to us why it’s any of your business what she wears.

  41. Mr. Romney: A few blocks away from my office, two or three protesters gather every Friday along the curb of a busy street and hold up signs that say “Abortion is Murder.”
    Your (now) firmly held conviction that an embryo is a full-fledged person would suggest that your views on this particular issue are closely aligned with theirs.
    My question is this: If abortion were to be outlawed in this country tomorrow, what do you believe are the appropriate criminal charges that should be brought against a woman – regardless of her level of education or professional accomplishments, or whether she is rich or poor, a scared teenager or a woman in her late 40s – who acts upon her decision to have an illegal abortion, and is therefore, in your view, complicit in intentionally killing another human being?

  42. I would ask them why the committee on presidential debates, which was started and is run by Democrats and Republicans chooses to set arbitrary rules on what % of the vote a candidate should have entering the debate. With a follow up being how is american liberty to be protected when these two parties get to choose who we should see?

  43. I would like responses from both candidates on the following statements.

    1) All political contributions should be illegal. There should be no outside money
    allowed in any election. Each candidate should recieve an equal government
    allocation of funds to spend as their campaign sees fit. No PAC money or special
    interest campaign activity. Let’s remove special interest incentives from election
    2) Make lobbying illegal. This is a blatant form of legalized bribery. In many cases
    many pieces of legislation presented by Congressmen have been written by lobbyists.
    All benefiting a specific group or industry.
    3) Simplify the tax code. Go to a flat tax or consumption tax. This way everyone would
    pay into the system. Those who consume more would pay more and those who consume
    less pay less. The wealthy and corporate America do not want this because even
    though we have one of the highest tax rates in the world the actual rate they pay
    is much lower.
    4) It should be mandated that all legislation presented to Congress must pertain to a
    single subject without special sections added for spending on unrelated issues. No
    pork or special interest spending.

    All the above statements involve “Money”. This is why the system has gotten out of control. This money is a limited resource. The pursuit of this resource, by a powerful small percentage of our population, is leading to a diminished middle class and the growth of an underclass that consumes government resources in the form of various assistance programs. For the most part, special interest groups persue their agendas so that they can further their goals of protecting and enhancing their interests and not intentionally harming another group. However, human nature being what it is, the economic and political situation has become untenable.

  44. Mitt Romney, Would you seriously support term limits for all members of Congress , which will reduce inneffectiveness and corruption that has gone out of control ?

  45. [To Both] How do you both plan to help the economy get stronger? What areas will you invest in the most? What do you plan to do about infrastructure? Do you plan to have a whole infrastructure bank, or do you plan on giving each state its own power with their own infrastructure bank?
    [Mainly to Romney] If you get into office, how do you plan on handling illegal immigration? Do you see it as a benefit or a a bad thing for the economy and country overall? What decisions do you plan to make in terms of illegal immigration that will affect the populous as a whole?

  46. To both candidates: (1) US Govt statistics show Chinese and Indian workers’ wages in the manufacturing sector are 1/25th of American workers’ wages. What are you going to do about this situation to create jobs in America? (2) US Banks and Investment Bankers hold $600 trillion in derivative investments, which is 7.5 times gross world product. Obviously since these derivative investments are not hedging real currency, trade, or commodity risks, they represent largely speculations and a risk to world economic stability. What are you going to do about this situation?

  47. Mr. Romney, obviously, you’ve chosen not to disclose your last 5-10 years of taxes to the American public. Therefore, please let me ask you a a very specific question so there is no confusion:
    In the last 4 years, the IRS has run 3 separate tax amnesty programs aimed at getting people with unreported foreign bank accounts to come forward. The current amnesty program is called the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program or “OVDI.” Have you or anyone in your family filed in any of the last four years either a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, called “FBAR” for short, (IRS form TDF 90-22.1) or Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) filings (IRS form 8938)?
    In all fairness, this question is also directed to President Obama.

  48. president Obama: Is it in your heart to stand for America and what she was founded on, or to change it to what you believe? Are you going to continue to keep spending to collapse America and rebuild it with with a socialist Government?

  49. President Obama: Why has the justice department so aggressively prosecuted whistle blowers during your first term in office? Your administration seems to be more repressive and militaristic than your predecessor, even though you give the impression that you would be less so. Will you administration be more or less repressive if you get a second term?

  50. What happen to all these jobs the 2010 that were supposed to produced with the election of the tea party that they promised and how can they justify 33 votes to repeal AHCA and 0 votes on a jobs bill or any for that matter?

  51. if elected, how would mitt carry out his agenda if a democratic senator stated his job was to make you a one term president along with a congress who denied you at every turn.

  52. 1) With the budget deadline looming: will President Obama hold to the threat of drastically cutting the defense budget? And if so, how does he plan to guarantee the protection of the military personnel currently deployed overseas?

    2) The 2014 deadline of removing all troops from Afghanistan will occur during this next Presidential term. With the increase in “Insider Attacks” if the military leaders tell you that we need to stay longer or lose all that we’ve gained so far in Afghanistan, will you hold to the deadline?

  53. My first question to the candidate(s) would be “Why won’t you answer the question that was asked of you insted of sidetracking or diverting?” My second question would be “Would you mind answering the question that was asked of you this time?”

  54. Mr. Romney, taking religious beliefs out of the equation, why shouldn’t gay people be allowed to be married? Since you are, as you say, 100% concerned about America, I would like to know why you are not concerned for those gay couples, and their children’s rights, since many states still deny some basic rights to those people. Again, your view of this with religion taken out of the equation.

  55. Mr.President why do you lie all of the time and blame Bush for your down falls. Bush wasn’t the best president, but you are going for the record of the worst.

    When you say you didn’t know the economy was this bad and you need another chance, can I tell my boss I didn’t know my job but give me another chance?

    This is the most important job in the world, it’s not on the job training!

    • Destinfl,

      The job of POTUS is as dynamic as it gets. There is no manual, no training, and very few qualifications required to get the job (obviously the greatest requirement must be to have very thick skin).

      If you showed up for work on day one and then you were told day one that the last guy hid much of his spending (2 wars without putting them on the books and without a plan to ever pay for them), your boss would probably give you some slack. Unless your boss is an idiot.

      If you showed up to work and found out that a 2 key people in helping you dig-out the economy (McConnell/Boehner) have sworn to make you a one-termer, and in their attempt to do this they produced zero legislation, and what was produced, got filibustered every time by one rotten fascist Senator, what would you do? Oh wait now I see what you would do, you would blame the new guy and tell the other guys they are doing just dandy by the county in stifling every attempt at improving things that POTUS makes.



  57. For both, in your campaign, you both stated that you are going to get the economy back by helping the middle class. How do you define the middle class — by tax bracket, income, etc. Then please give one example, in detail — not “I will reduce the tax for the middle class.”, but how much, which income tax will get the tax cut, etc.

  58. As President how will you be able to implement your plans for the country if you don’t have a congress that is with you on the issues that we face now and in the near future?

  59. Q for Mr Romney,
    OK, you could have my vote…. but please NOW begin to tell us just which US government dept’s you would consider closing……. ?
    After all, if you want us to vote for you, we need to know what you are willing to do.
    Please show us that you are BOLD, and begin to give us the details…. otherwise we may need to write-in Ross Perot or Pat Paulson again.

  60. For President Obama: Mr. President, How is it possible for the government to create jobs other than by increasing the size and scope of the government? In other words isn’t it true that the only jobs that the government can create is more government jobs?

    • Keith,

      Your question is sad. Let me ask you this: When the federal government approves spending on highway improvement, bridges, etc., do they send out government workers or do they maybe contract it to civilian companies? Hmmm. Tough one.

  61. I want to hear about the Tar Sands XL Pipeline and them realizing the magnitude of the social and environmental genocide they will commit if they allow this greedy project. I want to hear more about precise plans of US towards climate change. The economy is as imperative, but if we are running out of planet, there are no bucks to be made on an empty house. Since I come from a university where the biggest shooting happened, I want to hear about gun control, and more precise reforms they need to make like enforced background check. Stop being so vague, policies are enough vague, and US citizens are not the ones like on 2008 election. A grass-root movement had grown and we are not anymore a mass of illiterate people, so DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FOOL US.

  62. To president Obama: if a buisness owner is not credited for the infrastructure around his buisness, and his success is not due to his work ethic or smarts (“there are lots of smart people, lots of people work hard”), then what part of his success is he/she responsible for?

    • The out-of-context quote this came from has proven to be beyond annoying with its staying power. The entirety of that speech explains that no business owner saw success at their business SOLELY on their personal efforts but that they have been aided, either directly or indirectly, by many others. Yes, you may build a dog house in your backyard but you didn’t get the lumber from the trees yourself, or make the tools you used, or the nails, or the paint…. How is this still unclear to some people?

  63. I would like to ask both “Why do 27 countrys ban the same GMO foods that we eat. What is in our food? Why dont we have the right to know whats in our food? Many studies show the harm in GMO foods dont belive me thats fine but the truth is out there just look it up. Here is just 1 of so many site’s and studie’s http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Cancer-row-GM-foods-French-study-claims-did-THIS-rats–cause-organ-damage-early-death-humans.html

  64. Our debt is owed to Americans who sell us the Military equipment & it seems they haven’t finished the job yet so “more war” is their cry, so why are we continuing to dig our debt hole with war & why isn’t this debt made a part of the National debt issue?

  65. Do either of you plan to work with the opposite party to ensure that the work that everyone has been hired to do (by the american people) gets done?? Stop the stalemate and bi-partismanship its ridiculous!

  66. Campaigns are like an extended job interview, and I’ve had to answer some pretty tough questions in most of my interviews. Especially those “creative” ones.
    Governor Romney: If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?

  67. re NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Should a small group of politially appointed individuals be allowed to determine whether older nuclear power facilities, such as Vermonts Yankee Nuclear Power Station or Boston’s Pilgrim Nulcear Power Station, be allowed continue operation if the states demand that they be shut down. Also Who shuold pay for the romoval, storage and reprocessng of the spent rods?

  68. To Outgoing President B. Hussein Obama: Why did you obviously instruct your administration to LIE about the Embassy Attacks? Why instead of instructing your administration’s condemnation of this insignificant snippet which i had to search out on You Tube didn’t you express great Loss for our Ambassador and his staff, express Great condemnation the terrorist attack on our nations soil and outwardly defend our right of Free Speech whether or not you agree with it???

    To Incoming President Mitt Romney: What would you have done different given the above situation… Wait your already acted out on this one i and agree with you AMERICA FIRST!!!

  69. Do you both feel comfortable with your VP selections ability to run the country should something prevent you from doing so and why?

    • Americans spend more on their cereal than they do for elections!! When was the last time your box of Cheerios confiscated 35% of all the money YOU earned.
      I’d propose a tax deductable $1,000 per filer “donation” to the Party of your choice so the candidates don’t have to spend ANY time on fundraisers.

  70. How do you feel about California Governor Jerry Brown
    signing into law that makes Illegal Aliens eligible for
    California Drivers Licenses, and what do you think the backlash
    will be for the people who are injured by these drivers?

    • James: That law only applies to immigrants who have an official government work permit. It’s not just anybody. If we’re going to let someone work, it’s not unreasonable to let them drive to work.

      And as for “backlash,” there will be a lot fewer injuries if they get driver’s licenses, since they have to learn how to drive and prove it, right?

    • There are millionaires that care and there are those that don’t. The ones that care they know that in order for them to stay rich they have to be fair and just, the other kind care only to get richer regardless who pays their bill. Tough choice?!
      I do not mind to serve a master that is kind, cares and shares with his people. We all need a benevolent master to provide for us, don’t we?
      There is a lot to learn from serving a Great Master, as a matter of fact it is much easier to rise when you are cared for.

  71. Much of the US continues to suffer through what NOAA has called the country’s most extensive drought in more than 50 years with expressed concern over how broad and severe the impacts may be.

    Worldwide, natural resource challenges like water scarcity cannot simply be viewed as environmental issues. They are real, material drivers of risk that governments, businesses, and investors must carefully consider in the context of the global economy.

    The Earth’s atmosphere is overloaded with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, which threatens large-scale disruptions in climate with disastrous consequences.

    The existence of communities in the US and globally rely on water. Climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. Every American alive today – regardless of race, wealth, tax bracket, educated/uneducated, employed or unemployed needs fresh, safe water to sustain themselves, their families and communities.

    Within the context of being a strong country that leads, what is your plan for the US to find solutions; How do you plan to help make sure that we, as a nation, STOP wasting valuable natural resources?

  72. Specifically, what are going to do to jumpstart the economy and how long will it take to make significant progress ?

  73. For both candidates: If you are going to change healthcare in the U.S., how would you feel about doing a trial period of 5 years using members and immediate family members of Congress, the Senate and yourself? If it a success, then you can force it on the rest of us.

  74. For Mr Romney: You have said that class size doesn’t matter. If so, why was your granddaughter in Salt Lake City removed from a public school class of 30 and put in a private school class of 15?

  75. For both candidates: We just had a border patrol agent shot and killed this week–apparently ambushed. Those of us living along the US/Mexican border realize that our borders are far from secure and violent drug cartels are becoming more and more bold in their activities on the US side of the border. What specific steps will you take to address this serious issue?

  76. Mr. Obama:
    You, and the Democratic Party, regularly make comments to the effect that ‘people need to pay their fair share’. It is your position , and that of the Democratic Party, to raise taxes on people who are already paying tax (whether it is on the wealthiest or not doesn’t matter…you want to increase the tax burden on some number of paying taxpayers).

    Additionally, it’s known that about 47% of Americans do not pay any federal income tax at all (even if you want to argue that exact percentage, most reasonable and reliable people and sources say that figure is correct within a few percentage points one way or the other.

    I am middle class at best and I have been paying taxes since I was a teenager. I’ve made sound choices and lived within my means my entire life; always paid my bills on time; never left a job without having savings to carry me through to the next job; took a job once that I really want because I needed a job; lived frugally and worked extra jobs to save for my kids college; told my kids they have to work while going to college to pay what is left (they are both doing it now) etc etc. My wife and I bought our latest house in early 2004 in south Florida. We were offered large loans through from banks, but we smartly reviewed our budget and did not borrow as much as the banks offered. Now we are both working and have continued to pay our bills on time, including when I was unemployed for 10 months. Our taxes are paying for our share of government operations, as well as the shares of those who pay nothing. Adding insult to injury, our taxes are paying for the cost of government programs to help people who can’t their house (many of whom bought more houses then should have). MY WIFE AN I DON’T QUALIFY TO REFINANCE TO TODAYS MUCH BETTER INTEREST RATES BECAUSE WE HAVE CONTINUED TO PAY OUR BILLS. HOW IS THAT FAIR ???

    My daughter works her way through school and while doing so, sees the non-working 19 year old unwed mother with one child and another on the way, get free money to live on, free tuition, free books, food stamps etc THAT MY DAUGHTER IS PAYING FOR. HOW IS THAT FAIR ???

    I could go on and on but the point is My Family and I have done the ‘right things’ while we have watched others make poor choices and get REWARDED.

    I’m not, at least by what you have said, currently in the group of taxpayers that you say you want to raise taxes on in the interest of ‘fairness’, HOWEVER it makes our blood boil to think you think it’s ‘fair’ to increase the taxes of anyone who IS paying taxes and doing the right things.

    1. How can any honest, clear thinking and reasonable person think it is ‘fair’ that 53% of Americans pay for everything, which includes their own share and the shares of the the other 47% ?

    2. How can any honest, clear thinking and reasonable person consider it ‘fair’ to INCREASE taxes on ANYONE currently paying taxes when the current taxpayers are ALREADY paying their share and the shares of the other 47% ?

  77. I would like to see each of the candidates themselves formulate questions for the other.
    Allow each man to read a prepared question and allow each man to respond.

    • John: I fully agree, but the debates are run by a commission made up of ONLY Republicans and Democrats. So they decided that the candidates are not allowed to ask each other questions.

  78. I would start by asking all three or four candidates, what is your plan to fix the economy? I am interested to hear Gary Johnson’s reply. Oh, wait… this is only set up for the two parties whose intent it is to destroy the country, not fix it.

  79. Romney: Specifically how would you reduce government spending and shrink the size of the government, what programs would you cut and why? How do you reconcile your support for smaller more limited government while also supporting intrusive amendments to the constitution such as defining marriage as one man and one woman as well as banning abortions?

  80. What can you cay about the RFID chip, or the implants mentioned in section 2561 of the ObamaCare bill along with the National Medical Device Registry?

  81. “Do you believe that you will run the country to the best of your abilities for the people by the people?” I would then listen very carefully to their response. I can read body language very well. I believe that all of the policiies enacted by obama had this consideration in mind. Romney wanting to cut taxes by 20% across the board and hiding his tax infomation just doesn’t fit with me. Why would he go through all of the pr thrashing instead of just releasing his taxes? Understandable he didn’t have to, but if that is the reasoning then it is in fact a fallacy. What did he gain by not releasing his tax returns is what I want to know. Also I think he is a tool and an idiot. However past bias he notably ‘could not remember’ his own party platform during a live nomination debate. That’s I personally believe an embarrassment to the country for a man running for president. I’m just sick of all this garbage: “he did that and I won’t do that so vote for me”. No candiate has the balls to take the time to explain their own positions, but it is our fault for bandwagoning. So I apologize to all I may have offended and the strawman fallacies used to argue your political positions. Have a bad day unless you think like I do, you terrorist. Maybe it would better if we all buy a gun and shoot everybody we don’t agree with. I don’t agree with you…..Ready…..Set..No wait I forgot to care enough to edit this….GO!

    If the counrty was bad the past 4 years, how come you have been leaving so well and making all these millions?

  83. For Obama and Romney: what are your thoughts on abortions and gay marriages?

    FWI for both: in other country’s where they have a program similar to Obama care, they are extremely poor, so why do we need it?

    Romney: how will you replace Obama care?

    For both: why are politicians excluded from the law? And what are you going to do about it?

    For both: are you going to continue cutting school funds?

  84. The public is very familiar with how government constantly promotes debt. What is never mentioned is the “collective” investment wealth held by the thousands of local government and federal operations totaling in the tens of trillions of dollars. Do you support a complete and collective audit tabulation for all local and federal government investments held both domestic AND International, disclosed to the population of the United States starting as of 2013 and each year thereafter?

    Please let’s make it transparency government.

    Thank You Very Much!

  85. To both candidates….. If elected, how are you specifically going to help create more jobs in America and considering the 2004 Repatriation Tax Holiday did not create jobs. What incentives will you bring to the table to promote jobs being brought back to America.

  86. I don’t want to hear what you are going to do; I want to hear and see HOW you are going to do it. What is your plan for getting the economy going? What is your plan for creating jobs? What is your plan for fixing our broken education system?

  87. How do you feel about our 2nd Amendment rights, not to mention, conceal carry and open carry laws (at the federal lever)as well as how it correlates with the places that licensed individuals cannot carry, are the places in which 70% of mass shootings happen, to include Military installations and other Federal buildings. And why do you believe the government should have a say or a right to say what woman do with their bodies, i.e. abortion?

  88. my tuition has doubled in the last 3 years, how will you control cost foreducation? will you get rid of pbm’s for health insurance?

  89. Yet again for both candidates…
    Do you find it fare that support groups can be started, such as NAACP, so that anytime a black person thinks they have been done wrong, they can fight it with support, but yet, lets say, if a white person starts the same type of group, it is considered to be racist, and they have to allow black people or other ethic cultures to join or they will be shut down.

    What about the death penatly? Our hard paying tax dollars are continuosly paying for criminals to live in the court system for years, until they die, or are released without anything to do and anywhere to go, so as to they might as well be dead. I am tired of this happening, tax dollars should go towards fixing the problem and not paying more money for people to live that should not be. For instance, the Fort Hood, TX shooting, HE IS STILL ON TRIAL. Why you say, because he has not shaved for religious purposes, well, the government should let him off anyways, why, he killed those people for a RELIGIOUS REASON. If you DO NOT believe that he killed them for a RELIGIOUS REASON, or that a religion is a reason to kill, than why is there even a trial, HE WAS CAUGHT RED HANDED, and EVEN SHOT THOSE THAT CAUGHT HIM. NO TRIAL NEEDED, END OF STORY. I do not care what you say, if that would have been me, I would already be dead, from the death penalty.

    This goes with every other criminal caught red handed, “An eye for an eye…” Stop waisting our tax dollars on these people to live in prison for their whole life!!!!

  90. With Production going to China ad services and IT going to India how will you reduce the unemployment? Give 3 concrete plans with schedules? and if the results are not up to the mark can the electorate call you back and you will relinquish your post. Because that’s what happens in an empoyment. you will get a pink slip if you don’t perform

  91. To the Presidential Candidates: Teddy Roosevelt gave us the National Park System, FDR brought us out of the depression and established social security system; Eisenhour – our national highways; JFK – our space program, Reagan conquered the cold war, a many other Presidents have left a positive legacy for America. 20 years from now, how do you want Americans to remember your Presidency? What is the legacy you plan to leave your County and the future generations of Americans?

  92. My question a simple but effective, here it is;
    What would either of you do if elected to change the gun control law to protect innocent people from being assassinated at our schools and public places like the recent massacre that just happened in Aurora? Forget the economy for one minute because people will always get jobs as they will become available, but people will never get their lives back from an assassination.

    • At Elizabeth – The gun laws are as they should be Elizabeth. You would rather see citizens disarmed and at the mercy of the government? Access to arms is part of the security each citizen has in the event that the government got too big for its britches.

      The government can’t control every individual in the country and what they do with guns. 3 billion people is a large number, and the percentage of those who go off with a gun is very small compared to the whole population. You should be thankful that there are not more such instances.

      • The old cliche’ “If guns were outlawed only outlaws would have guns” is spot on!
        People will always find a way to get things that are illegal, be it guns or drugs.
        If there had been someone in the theater in Aurora who had a gun they could have taken the shooter out after the first shot was fired and more lives could have been saved. The same thing applies for school and campus shootings. As a teacher I am not allowed to bring a gun to school. If a gunman came into my classroom I have the ability to take them out, but not the means. That’s a sad fact!

  93. I would like to ask President Obama and Mitt Romney if they have specific plans and not just empty promises on bringing back our economy. The American public is sick and tired of empty rhetoric.

  94. For President Obama – I find it extremely incompetent of you to have all this time and yet you have not passed a budget. If I handled my family finances the way you handle our nation’s finances I would be in the dark about where my money went and as broke as our country is. Why haven’t you done your job?

  95. I want to know why Mr Romney still refuses to disclose his tax returns? He asked Paul Ryan for 10 years yet the American people can only see two? What are you hiding in your taxes Mitt? We are your future employer and we want to see 10 years of tax returns period.

    • Perhaps his returns are hidden under President Obama’s college transcripts and other missing records. Ask the President to show those and he will probably have Mitt’s records in there with them.

  96. For Mitt Romney – How can you be a Mormon and be ambivalent on the subject of gay marriage? You Mormons say you acknowledge the Bible as authoritative and yet even though God describes homosexuality and lesbianism as abominations you are undecided on that issue. Are you a Mormon in name only or do Mormons accept homosexuality even though God abhors it, thus making your belief system a direct violation of God’s Word on this subject?

    • Rick, after reading your posts to Romney and Obama, I feel as though you are undecided about each candidate, and I have to agree. There are pros and cons to both, and hopefully, America can get clarifications through this debate.

  97. President Obama, I am a forgiving person and you got my vote the first time around, but I can’t believe you allowed special interests to control the FDA! Given the need for health care reform in the face of an overwhleming health crisis in this country with obesity, autism, diabetes, cardiac disease and cancer costing millions to treat each year, why aren’t impartial officials in government paying closer attention to the connection between nutrition, our food supplies and the undisputable research and reports demonstrating the harmful health effects of Monsanto-driven genetically modified organisms and foods on laboratory rats and livestock including genetic mutation and death? Why is the former VP of Monsanto overseeing the FDA? What ever happened to government for the people by the people? Monsanto has special interests that just happen to be causing genetic damage to the world’s food supply and the people who consume those foods. What is your administration going to do about that?

    Secondly, why aren’t we heavily taxing large US corporations that send jobs to third world countries overseas as a form of job stimulus in this country?

  98. For President Obama – You have claimed to be a Christian but your actions deny what you profess. No genuine believer who love Jesus Christ and has been washed in his blood and forgiven through his sacrifice on Calvary will ever support murdering a baby in its mother’s womb. In addition, no genuine Christian as described above would ever support homosexuality or lesbianism in or out of marriage since they believe that God abhors both of them and calls them an abomination. Aren’t you being hypocritical or lying about what you truly believe and what you truly are. I remember when George Stephanopolous interviewed you and you slipped up and said that John McCain never mentioned your “Muslim faith.” George quickly corrected you but not before the words came out of your mouth easily and without hesitation. I believe you spoke the truth and that you are like your forefathers – Muslim.

  99. For both candidates:

    I’m a teacher who pays a 25% tax rate on the dollars earned from my hard work. How is it fair that super wealthy individuals, many of whom have inherited their money and are idle, routinely pay in the low teens?

    • I can answer that for you Shawn, because the wealthy are paying a second dose of taxes on their wealth! They paid 30% or more the first time around and are getting dinged a second time for capital gains. In the long run they pay closer to 50% in taxes.

  100. How are you going to deal with a judicial system that is increasingly showing signs of being broken, especially with respect to the family courts? By way of example, the cases relating to Judge Lori B Jackson or Prosecutor Mary N Kellett. What are you going to do to restore the US Constitution to at least some semblance of its former authority and credibility?

  101. As President what steps will you take to end the ‘log jam’ in the House and Senate, and get legislation moving again?

  102. Obama – Would you please tell Romney to stop trying to ruin America?

    Romney – Stop trying to ruin America.

  103. As President, how will you handle the country economically, starting with the constant jump in gas prices, all the way up to our country’s debt?

  104. What is your position on:
    –shifting hundreds of billions of dollars from war preparation to education, infrastructure, green energy
    –drastically raising taxes on the
    super wealthy and corporations
    –prosecuting U.S. war crimes
    –ending warrantless spying
    –ending drone wars and assassinations
    –breaking up media monopolies
    –undoing corporate trade agreements
    –expanding Medicare to everyone
    Thank you

  105. Mr. Obama: You pledged to be a one term president if you did not reduce debt by at least 50%. Are you a man of your word or just plain ignorant when it comes to math?

  106. To Mitt Romney:
    Given what we know now about the severity of the economic down turn, where would we be now under a Mitt Romney administration? How long would it take for the economy, the labor market to fully recover under your administration? Be as specific as possible. 

    To Mr. Obama 
    For those who still are out of work, why should they want to stay the course and not vote for Mr. Romney? What would you do differently in a second term?

  107. For both candidates:
    What steps will be taken by your administration to repeal the Bush-Cheney laws that allow the gas industry to wreak havoc on inhabited communities where those gas companies have absolutely no liability for damages after blindly fracking for gas? How can they get away with knowingly exposing taxpaying citizens to carcinogenic toxins, undrinkable water supplies due to contamination, explosions and damage to properties injected with frack water and undisclosed chemicals? How can they continue to damage wildlife and damage the livelihood of hoodwinked farmers who bought their promises for big payouts? Why is the gas industry allowed to put their overwhelming debt from their failed venture before the health and safety of Americans across this country? Why does government and the HHS fail to pay attention to the harmful effects of fracking and fail to conclusively deem fracking unhealthy and dangerous?

  108. I would ask Mitt how he can, in good conscious, even think about taking health care away from the thousands of people living with MS just like his wife is.

    • How can you say that he is “taking away health care”? A president does not have the power or the ability to remove an entire institution. Point blank that statement just doesn’t make sense.

      But my question to you is: Have you every worked with health care in any way other than having a plan; whether it is private insurance or a federal plan? Do you even know HOW it really works?

      There is not one ounce of regulation in the spending from Medicare and Medicaid on the front end….health care providers don’t have to obtain authorization for anything THAT IS WHY THERE IS SO MUCH HEALTH CARE FRAUD.

      The federal plans is…health care providers, do whatever you want, order tests, hospitalize people, perform surgery, then bill us and we’ll decide what we want to pay for after.

      A private insurance would NEVER do that. Your health care provider has to prove that what they are ordering is MEDICALLY NECESSARY BEFORE doing ANYTHING. (Less necessary tests, less fraudulent spending) Although private insurances may be extreme in their approval processes and put up more hops to jump through than necessary; they don’t allow a fraction of the fraud that the federal plans sees. And to echo my point from before; there is so much Medicare and Medicaid fraud BECAUSE they have no system set up to PREVENT or DETECT wrongful tests or medical services BEFORE THEY ARE PERFORMED.

      Its logic….the federal plans are fundamentally flawed…WE ARE SMART AMERICA, LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT…not make the flawed plan larger…

      I thought education is key Mr President and Mr. Romney…this all doesn’t sound very smart to me…maybe education should have been addressed long ago.

  109. Governor Romney:
    Despite the Norquist pledge which Republican representatives have signed, would you propose tax increases as well as cost cuts to reducxe the National debt. Restructuring the tax code which is the answer usually provided to address this question does not address the need for tax in creases. Will you have the ability to reach compromise solutions to addreess the national debt given the power of the far right in the Republican party

  110. What are some incentives for start-up businesses and manufacturing corporations created within the U.S.?

  111. I would ask Mitt how he can justify all the corporate n wealthy mans tax loop holes when eliminating this abuse of power is a very large part of why we have such a deficient

  112. I meant to say by having these cuts create our deficient n eliminating them could put us close if not to a surplus

  113. Question to Romney the government predicted in August 2012 that 12 million jobs over the next four years. You say your plan will creat 12 million jobs. So now are saying you will have 24 million jobs generated if your elected or are you counting the 12 million job already projected?

  114. Its so simple..reduce the deficit by reducing politicians pay. When you leave office why not reduce the lifetime pay to 5years after leaving office.

  115. What does Romney think of Genetically Modified Organisims and their potentially harmful effects on human health? Why does Obama support and okay food distributors to not label these cancer-causing, DNA altering Organisims in our food supply?

  116. Q for President Obama
    What are your plans for education in more detail than just hiring more teachers and passing the costs to states?

    What are the key outcomes for such program.

  117. I am hearing a lot about tax cuts n breaks, n the budget/deficit. How aboit we start by paycuts for government officials, cut out presidential vacation cost, raise min wage for the lower/middle class, and get oil in the UNITED STATES, these would be real starts in fixing our economy!!!!!

  118. I would ask both candidates: What about the individuals who are struggling with student loan debt? Is there a program in place for student loan forgiveness (not one where you have to work for a public/non-profit type entity, one that just completely forgives your student loans)? I would think that forgiving student loan debt would greatly boost our economy.

    • J-
      Your proposal is called welfare! Why should I pay for your education? Work while going to college, like I did, in order to lower your student debt. Then pay it back like an adult!

      Other than that, thank O for raising (in his much loved legislation) student loan rates to over 3 times as much as I paid for loans in 2002.

  119. Mr. President,
    You keep saying it will hurt no one if the rich will be taxed a little more but you totally forget they will not get hurt from it, it is us that eventually will pay for it. If their expanses will go up they will makeup for it by raising prices.
    so, I don’t think that is such a smart path…
    Romney’s idea of keeping or lowering taxes for middle class will create more jobs. more working people means more income tax for the government…
    sound more effective, right?

  120. It is obvious some people are TOO impressed with Romney’s unwillingness to stay with “debate” rules…and Jim Lehrer is just too WEAK and Obama is being too polite to counter balance this !!!
    My husband and I are just so disgusted and frusted by the lack of strong moderation of this so-called DEBATE !!
    Quantity isn’t quality and so much of what Romney is saying is just repetitious argument, much of which actually contradicts things he has said not very long ago. It’s like there’s at least TWO ROMNEYS ! And Lehrer, who is a smart man but a terrible moderator is absolutely letting him get away with this !! Sickening.

  121. How about all of the governement officials and their families who receive FREE health care for the rest of their lives?
    Pay for health insurance… so my insurance rates go DOWN

    • Government officials in all three branches of government and their families pay for their health insurance the same as those in the private sector. No one gets free health care for the rest of their lives. They, too, are dealing with rising premiums and reduced benefits. You can check the costs of the plans offered to government employees at http://www.opm.gov.
      I know people in private industry who pay less and receive better benefits than government employees.

  122. My husband and I are both students, both served in the army and we don’t have health insurance… I don’t have a dental plan and can never afford it, been looking for free dental clinics at my city but they never answer the phone because they are apparently full.
    What are the solutions for a young couple that is paying thousands of dollars for tuition and don’t have health & dental plans?
    Living off of student loans isn’t really the best life style you could ever have.

  123. I would like to ask the candidates about thier plans to maintain good relations with the countries in the Middle East including Israel.

  124. Why can’t we keep more of the money we send over seas in our own country to bail are selves out This to take care of our own people. To assist these Americans who need more than as an example Egypt Pakistan.

  125. I highly hope I am not the only American to catch this, but Mitt Romney, in his attack on Obamacare/Medicare, referred to a person on Medicare as “a poor”. Not a poor person or a lower income person, just flat out “a poor”. How disconnected do you have to be to have such an elitist view over the American people.

  126. Why does the flag Romney’s wearing have a hole in it? Is it a secret camera? A vote for Romney is a vote to go backwards, not forward.

    • Maybe you should ask Obama why he is signing off on 30000 drone airplanes to fly over our country. If that doesn’t make you uncomfortable, then enjoy your move forward in big government watching your every move… Oh, and who’s going to pay for all this excessesive surveillance? You are.

  127. To both candidates: with SOPA and PIPA having almost been passed under the guise of anti-piracy legislation, where do both of you stand on the future and freedom of the internet?

  128. The problem I have with both of these candidates is they continuoulsy skirt the issues. I feel like they are too busy trying to use the other candidates words agains them, instead of just being honest and true in answereing the question posed to them. It is unrealistic to think that any problem can be solved in just four years by this president or any president past or future. The first three words of the constitution “We the people” , has been lost. Our forefathers I’m sure are rolling over in their graves at the mess that has been created by governent term after term for many years. I want to know from both candidates on what they are going to do to hold our senators and representatives accountable for the job they have been elected to do for “we the people” that voted for them. Stop telling me what you are going to do, just do something already. Not everthing needs to be a debate.

  129. Mr. President,

    First question, is it possible that alternative student loans can be consolidated into the federal student loans? The Student Loan Reform was a great idea, but you seemed to have left that out.

    Second question, there are some schools, graduate schools, and seminaries that do not allow federal student loans. This makes things hard for the student because they have to find alternative means to pay for their tuition, room and board, books, etc. by means of their church. The church (or religious institutions) have been under the economic pinch of these tough times. Is it possible that a law be made for ALL schools to be allowed to utilize federal student loans as an option?

  130. Question for Obama: I am a newly licensed dentist with a student debt load of 205,000 dollars. With an extended repayment plan, I would owe 1,200 per month for the next 25-30 years. That is the same as a house mortgage, on top of my actually home mortgage. At the same time, states are continually cutting funding to state education programs. During my 4 years of dental school in New York State, my tuition raised from 14,500 per year to 23,000 per year. That’s an increase of 58 percent. Under ObamaCare, you state you would limit health care providers compensation to keep health care costs low, so how do you plan on dealing with new health care providers student loan debt when you plan on cutting the income needed to pay them off? PS, my 205 thousand is small compared to students that had to pay out-of-state tuition and are in 300,000+ dollars of student loan debt.

  131. I want both candidates to address where they stand on women’s issues- birth control, abortion and Planned Parenthhood. Once Americans hear Romney’s plans, there is a clear difference. I can’t vote for Romney because of his beliefs on these issues alone.

  132. Where do you stand on birth control, abortion and Planned Parenthood Services? There is a HUGE difference between the two candidates. The American public needs to hear this as I can’t vote for Romney on these issues alone.

  133. What effect do you think sequestration will have on American foreign policy and how do you plan to address this issue?

  134. To Governor Romney:
    I voted for President Obama in 2008 and will likely vote for him again this election. According to the recent publicity regarding your fundraiser speech, this qualifies me as one of the 47% who will vote for him no matter what, pays no income tax, and relies on the government for everything. In reality, I have a full time job, pay income tax, pay sales tax (the most unfair tax in society), pay personal property tax to the county, I pay a 1% earnings tax to my city along with other state, local, and federal taxes. I don’t depend on the government for food or shelter, and I am not on food stamps, disability, or Medicaid/Medicare. Why should I vote for someone who has automatically written me off despite knowing nothing factual about me? What gives you the right to generalize about an entire segment of the population?

  135. I have a pre-existing condition and do not have insurance. I make under 20,000 a year and cannot afford it. Even if I did the deductibles are so high I could not afford the first visit which requires payment before I am seen. Two years ago I was having chest pains and had a doctor recommended stress test, a week later I developed a kidney stone at 10:30pm. I went to the emergency room as you suggested, I was treated and released and left with a bill over 5600.00. Ten months later the hospital sued me and won. I already self pay a doctor bill every month of 90.00 and 150.00 in medication. Now I am required to pay 70.00 a month for the next seven years. Which one of your health plans is going to help me? I know I’m one of your “47 per cent” I am 53 years old and now you’re going to screw with my social security? Explain why I should even consider voting for you!

  136. My ??to both canidates is this. the work day is usually 3 # eight hour shifts. There is a break aprox 3hrs for ten minutes, where production is slowed 15 min befroe and after the break then there is a lunch break and production never gets rolling tjll quitting time. Since there are so many un-underemployed why not cut the work day to four 6hr shifts with no lunch but, a ten minute break in three hours. You would get an additional one fourth again as many people working, more production and more workers paying into the kitty. Not to mention less stress and more family time!!!

  137. I want to ask Mitt …where the hell you been that you don’t know that jobs were sent overseas? Also how the hell can you fix the crap without raises taxes? It was done after the great depression to get us back on track.
    To the President….why didn’t you go at Mitt hard in the debate he is such a flip flopper and bullshit slinger? Call him on his shit.

  138. Q: What outcome would you expect if during a very bad deflationary recession, you increased taxes on the top tax bracket by 150% in order to increase domestic spending programs without hurting the deficit too terribly much?

    A: the year was 1932…

  139. to Romney , what persons included in 47 % ? Is true you doing investesment in China?
    you agreed to increase taxes to wealthy people same , before Bush Era, to help middle class ?

  140. To Romney
    By you being wealthy(silver spoon) how can you relate to the less fortune/middle class(financially)an their suffering?

    • In last nights debate, there was plenty discussion on how their policies would affect upper- and middle-class families, but no mention whatsoever of the lower-class. At a time when virtually half the u.s. population qualifies as low-income, what does either candidate have to offer the neediest families beyond the vague and dubious promise of trickle-down economics?

  141. How can you blame President Obama for the Budget deficit caused by Republican Congressmen rejecting his Budget proposals – if he is re-elected wouldn’t it be better to boost Democrat numbers so Budget progress can be guaranteed and his policies had a chance of implementation ?

  142. Can someone calculate the miniscule scale of tax cuts from Romney’s offset of abolished deductions – and put a figure to the mysterious tax cut to the wealthy that doesn’t increase the deficit – does this figure depend on the fanciful Laffer Curve (Supply-side Economics)?

  143. To Obama
    You said if you could not make the country turn around in 4 years you would not run again, so why are you running?

      • Obama sees the actual changes he has made, including lowering the unemployment rate (wich was almost double what is is now), increasing our positive relations with countries that had otherwise hated us, and has been trying to bring education back to working order by discontinuing NCLB. And if you’re are saying why hasn’t Romney used his words against Obama, the same could be said in reverse for all the things Romney flips on.

  144. I get furious when I hear about people capable of working are receiving federal money for their “disability” and using their welfare checks to buy illegal substances. Stanley Thornton made the news when he built his own adult size baby furniture and operating his website, all the while claiming monthly checks. These programs are set-up for people that truly need the help, not people for to take advantage of the programs. This is more waste of hard working tax payer dollars.

    As president, what will you do to reduce the number of people taking advantage of the social programs?

  145. How can we expect anything truthfull from a sitting president who acknowledges on 60 minutes it is ok to lie “just politics” in political Ad’s? What does that tell the world?
    The office of the president of the United States of America is supposed to held to a higher standard and the overarching principal in everything you do in life is, TRUTH.
    How do we the greatest nation on earth justify ignoring our poor and homeless, and supporting other countries with billions of wasted dollars? You can not justify it, there is nothing you can say or nothing you can do to justify homeless people in America.

    • How much do you think the US spends on foreign policy as a percentage of GDP? We spend 0.1% on foreign aid, which is the lowest of any developed nation. Would you cut foreign aid altogether? Foreign aid has been extremely successful in Africa, for example, where the view of Americans among a large muslim population is incredibly positive. In this world full of terrorism and international threats, foreign aid and diplomacy are a far more effective investment before an event than bombs, millions of lives and military spending after one.

  146. After last night and hearing Mitt Romney state that “We’re a nation that believes that we’re all children of the same god.” I’m wondering if he really believes that, I’m sure he does but in making such statements he becomes more exclusive vs. inclusive. President Obama, in his inaugural address included in his speech ‘non believers’. This is something I have never heard any politician use. And I so much appreciated him recognizing my core beliefs. I look forward to religious tolerance in this nation too, as Mitt Romney stated, but by using the statement he said above it seems to be just talk, he doesn’t really believe it unless you believe in his god. It’d be interesting to have them both follow up on this subject, for me anyway.

  147. It is hard to understand how a town hall style debate doesn’t have an easy way to submit questions.

    I would ask why I read about how much money marijuana grow houses and fields are worth in one sentence and in the next sentence I read about law enforcement spending money finding and cutting them down? This is no longer just a personal liberty issue. With the debt crisis, how can anyone say with a straight face that this is something that should continue?

  148. For those of us who pay no attention to campaign ads or even promises about the future, but who rely on past track records and performance, why does the President keep his past so hush-hush and under lock and key? We know Romney’s record, but know very little about O’bama’s past.

  149. How will Adult Stem Cell Therapy be regulated in this country. Currently, using one’s own stem cells is classified as a drug by the FDA, slowing progress of the technology in the United States and driving physicians to invest in offshore clinics. If we are going to create high tech jobs, why does the FDA ruling appear to be catering to pharmaceutical companies instead of consumers, physicians, science and technology?

  150. Why is it allowed under the US constitution to accept bids and award construction jobs to union companies only? All Americans should be qualified to work on any jobs whether they are card holding members or not.

  151. Mr. President, how do you feel about spending 5 Trillion dollars in 4 years and worse unemployment and more on food stamps? Morally wrong or just a “bump in the road”?

  152. Romney did an about face in the debate and appeared to be a moderate for the first time in this campaign season. I wonder when his tea party supporters will herd him back to the right. I am surprised they allowed him to stray so far off the reservation. Since he plans to give the rich and the middle class tax decreases,who does he think will pay down the national debt–the homeless?

  153. To both candidates: How will you manage congress? Will you encourage Congress to work together? How will you do that? How will you address blatant waste and mismangement of government funds within congress in light of the debt crisis?

    Also: Will you reduce military spending? By how much? Will you invest more in diplomacy?

  154. As a Viet Nam vet I am appalled that Obama believes the American flag is a sign of oppression. Obama has saluted during the National Anthem with his left arm! My questions is…. How to you really feel about the flag, wearing a pin on your suit collar, the National Anthem and the pressing point that you want the USA to be a socialism government?

  155. Romney, we were left with a disaster when the last republican president led our country. What would you do differently than President Bush?

  156. The job market will not improve only by supporting Small Business. Companies are paying for visas to have people that are qualified come to the USA to work because the majority of job seekers no longer have skills that apply to the current job market.To provide well paying jobs with room for growth and advancement requires a better education. Until the lack of education in certain fields,especially science and math, the job market will remain tough for those trying to find work.

  157. To Mitt Romney: Please comment on the following statement attributed to Andrew Mountford and Harald Uhleg and repeated in your 5 point plan; “Our key finding is that the best fiscal policy to stimulate the economy is a deficit financed tax cut…”

  158. How would you provide the changes in education that are needed to provide well paying jobs with room for growth and advancement ????
    High tech companies are recruiting from outside the US and paying for Visas to fill open positions that could be going to job seekers

  159. When do you plan on bringing our soldiers home; and allowing them to focus on protecting our citizens in our country?

    • Good question. Follow up, why were so many workers with National Guard commitments sent on multiple tours costing their families the level of income their jobs were paying them? Shouldn’t Guard be here to help and protect us in our homeland?

  160. To Both Candidates,

    Is there a relation between population and jobs?

    If so, then why only address issues relating to jobs, why not address concerns about population?

    Will actions taken to reduce the number of people being born in America help reduce the need to create new jobs?

    Mechanization has become a very popular trend in the business world. With each passing year more jobs are taken away from humans and given to machines both to increase productivity and to reduce human stress. This is a trend that will only continue to grow which means humans are gradually losing their usefulness in places of business as time goes on. So, since machines will lower a companies need to employ people, why do we promote an increase in human population when humans are becoming increasingly obsolete?

    • @ A Human – Oviously you have no value for human life. If you are such an advocate of population reduction……….YOU GO FIRST!!!! Please, we do not need this kind of mindframe in our World.

  161. I want to know if President Obama is going to implement his new Real Estate Sales taxes in 2013, and is he still planning on taxing all bank transactions.
    He promised not to raise taxes, but he never promised not to implement any new taxes. Is this how he is going to help the middle class?

    And Mr. Romney, how are you going to cut spending and keep medicare going for Seniors and those approaching retirement?

  162. Do you think it’s reasonable to drug test the welfare recipients in order for them to receive benefits?

    Why aren’t we drilling for oil in our own land? Wouldn’t this create jobs, save on fuel for ourselves, and be a resource to also sell, trade or pay some of our debt to other countries with?

    When will we see the politicians have the same policies, retirement plans and benefit structures the rest of the citizens have?

    How come our service men and women get so little for such a great sacrifice?

    Where do you propose the most profitable money will come from that will lower our debt?

    What incentives could you propose to help Americans be more productive?

    What are some of the jobs that were sent overseas that we can get back? and will that be in your agenda?

  163. How will both candidates approach the problem of government assistance like welfare, food-stamps, and or unemployment being taken advantage of by the citizens who don’t need assistance?

    If possible would or would this not lead to less government spending that can be used elsewhere?

  164. Why has the Obama Administration allowed the Chinese to obtain the mineral contracts for lithium and copper to benefit their economy while America pays the bills for roads and electrical infrastructure, and security with our tax dollars, lives and soldiers’ disabilities?

    Why has the Obama Administration agreed to give away Aleutian Islands off Alaska to Russia with their attendant mineral, oil, and fishing rights along with security value?
    Certainly China, Japan and the Philippines in contrast appreciate the values of their neighboring islands.

    • Mr. Harris, what the heck are you talking about – giving away the Aleutian Islands? We have a major military based at their tip – ADAC – which is vital for our defense.

  165. To President Obama,

    If you are elected to a second term, can we expect the same degree of transparency from your administration that we have experienced during your first term…or even less?? Can we expect more secrecy and cover ups from the justice department and the state department??

  166. Just how does a president create jobs. I understand the passing of laws that help business’ employ people, but How? Can a president create jobs?

  167. My question to both candidates would be:

    Two UN treaties are needing to be ratified. One is called UN CPD and the other is CRC. Both involve more government oversight in how people care for their children; require USA laws to be modified according to a panel of non-US citizens; and will require spending money America does not have to produce reports. Therefore, what role should the UN have in shaping America’s law and our society?

    Followup question to both would be, if the US Congress ratifies these treaties how will you protect parental rights? What is your view on the parental rights amendment?

    Those reading this, check out http://www.parentalrights.org for more information or even the last part of the treaties on the UN website.

  168. 47%of americans on entitlements. Do you agree that there needs to be periodic reviews of these programs and people that are able to work be cut off and forced to go back into the workforce. If so how do you acomplish this.

    • Forced to go back to work is a great ideal, probably not a realistic idea.

      I would want fact checking on any numbers any politicians toss at us. I also think the number needs to be itemized: how many need training for new jobs due either to changes in the workplace or lost their jobs due to outsourcing? How many of the jobless are disabled vets to whom we owe jobs and then some. How many are single moms who lost their husbands in the wars? How many are turned down when they seek work because with limited jobs available, age is a double edged sword: you are either to young and inexperienced or too old and experience cost employers money.

      Do those on work visas who make a lot of money pay for the privilege of working here? How many people just in Hollywood are not citizens? Do the pay a tax to be used only to train our citizens? Do those on work visas get decent treatment while here or are they virtual slaves to rich and powerful? Are those on work visas sent home when their visas to visit and work here expire? Are foreign students in our colleges getting jobs at the expense of our graduates?

  169. I would like the debates to begin with a showing of how past leaders handled problems and how effective the past actions were. Example: Pres X faced Y situation and his admin did Z. explain the outcome, and how you would or would not follow that plan and why?
    We are not creating a new country, we are moving forward into a new era. We are not the first to face any hurdle. I would ask both questions about John Quincy Adams the Monroe Doctrine and his role in the Smithsonian before I said good bye to big bird or talked about defense that has evolved into an offense, often mis-using the Monroe Doctrine. I would ask about taxes, and what each tax or increase would be spent on specifically. As stewards of our money/tax dollars, I would want candidates to know we are not asleep at the wheel! Debates and campaigns are not specific enough.

  170. What really happens to Medicare and Medicare Advantage under the affordable Health Care Act ? Maybe it is tine the insured stopped paying for the uninsured in both rates for their insurance and increased costs of medical treatment. Is either Romney’s Massachusetts plan or the Affordable Health Care Act the best or only solution?

    What do people of Massachusetts think? Would clinics for the uninsured work better for monitoring chronic conditions etc and major hospitals for diagnostic tests and major problems? I have seen good hearted medical professionals using rolling clinics to care for basic needs in West Virginia etc. I have seen what Doctors without Borders and other groups do in other countries.

    We could be more creative in how we get care to our citizens who cannot afford medical treatment. Maybe medical students could be excluded from paying back loans proportionately based on how many months or years they volunteer their services at clinics, hospitals, and at health expos that bring care to people. How about insurance companies that re not for profit as they claim, having ceilings on salaries and bonuses to administrators? The exorbitant fees merely screen their profits.

    Maybe, we need to stop, think, have compassion for all, taxpayers included and ESPECIALLY the elderly.

  171. Why do we allow people from other countries to claim persecution then pay them out of funds designed to take care of our sick and elderly? Then when they invite other family members, why don’t they support their families.

    We are all immigrants, even the First People or Native Ameicans. Immigration has to be a door, an entry, not a house, a job, and medicare from a stem into which you never paid.

  172. WHY do we mail social security checks to anyone in other countries???? If you choose to retire outside the U.S. we are denied that money being spent here and our economy suffers. There is no export tariff, fee, or tax. We just mail the checks, yet our police, veterans, firefighters, and teachers who contribute the requisite number of money/quarters to payroll deductions, cannot collect their fair share if they worked under a private pension system!
    Ludicrous. Congressmen/women are not subject to this law. They can collect many pensions from private and public plans. …Why are only blue collar/working class professions subject to this so called double dipping law? Others who leave a job can roll over pension plans..they doI not have to forfeit one when they paid into both only to see people arrive and instantly, without working a day, get social security indefinitely, not learn our language or seek job TRAING. We offer English classes and job training, but a social security check is preferred lifestyle especially when young bring older relatives over, and social security is given to parents, aunts, uncles etc then pays bills while those who brought elderly family here work…not always at low paying jobs…..and live free until they return to the homeland where they once felt persecuted and live happily ever after with our money being sent abroad.

  173. Is there a fundamental difference, as it applies to your own policies, between you on the decriminalization of Hemp/Marijuana? If so, do you believe that federal interference with the state’s decisions could hurt a natural resource that, if utilized properly, could bring jobs, natural gas, and natural medicine to the American people?

  174. Regarding energy, I’d like to know what each candidate’s energy plans entail. I have only gone back one year, but over the past year, my lowest electric bills (comparing the exact same usage from about 8-9 months ago) have increased by $5 or more per month. As an example, I used 257 KW in August of 2012, but it cost me $5 more than 259 KW used in September of 2011. Also, 494 KW used in March of 2012 cost $6 more than 494 KW used in November of 2011. How are the green tech industries that received BILLIONS in stimulus funds (and have now gone bankrupt) going to lower my electric bills? Maybe Al Gore can help answer this one?

  175. If you had a completely free hand to make America exactly according to your ideal, what would it look like? Please don’t give generalities about “everyone employed, happy,” etc., but give specifics of your vision for America. What nation on earth, now or in the past, best fits your ideal?

  176. If the energy crisis is a truly necessary part of the president’s forward and lateral thinking of our nations growth will he begin changing over the leading user of our nations petroleum users, the military?
    By putting our military into higher process of subsidized clean energy we would at least catch up to more updated standards in shorter time span than current withheld status by the energy moguls and their lobbyists, as well as subsidize faster energy reform.
    Supply lines are everything, cut our leech standard to oil at the quick.

  177. With regards to abortion , when do Human rights begin and Abortion rights end – or when do Abortion rights begin and Human rights end?

  178. With regards to Immigration , how do you define ILLEGAL in the term Illegal Immigration? When the issue of amnesty is mentioned, what does it say to the future of our country that the first act of a prospective citizen is to break the law – and be rewarded for it at some later time.

  179. Where do they stand on internet restrictions and censorship? How do they think the internet could best be used to our advantage in terms of the economy?

  180. To Senator Romney:
    Please explain your remarks on the 47% of Americans who do not pay income tax / see themselves as victims and will never take responsibility for their lives / are not your problem. I am aware that you have since said this statement was “completely wrong.” Please help me to understand why half of Americans were not your problem before, but now you characterize your own statement as wrong. What factor, other than public scrutiny and the embarrassment of having this statement be made public knowledge, brought about this complete reversal?

  181. For President Obama- Why should the taxpayer foot the bill for gren enrgy policies that dont work and are not economically feasable now when we have enough oil and coal here in North America to last at least 250 years at current rates? Why not let the tech catch up before we start pushing it? Eventually the technology will be advanced enough that it can be done by the private sector.

    For Mitt Romney- How do you respond to charges that republicans want dirty air and water , and want to destroy the envirponment?

  182. President Obama- With 65% of General Moters Employees eligible for retirement in the next 5 years, is the taxpayer going to once again have to bail out the UAW? Or will you let them go through the proper bancruptcy procedures and re-structure the contracts? or will you once again use taxpayer money to by votes for Democrats?

  183. Governor Romney: Remembering that most Americans do not have investments or large savings, exactly which individual taxpayer deductions will your tax plan eliminate?

    Governor Romney: Exactly which government agencies would you reduce funding to, eliminate funding to, or close?

  184. For Mitt Romney: You have been very lucky all your life to have healthcare for you and your family. What if you weren’t Mitt Romney, CEO, but Mitt Romney, Factory Work with 5 children and suddenly your company’s jobs were shipped overseas and you lost your job and your healthcare with it.

    Imagine it is 6 months later, you are still out of work and you didn’t get COBRA healthcare because you couldn’t afford it and then your wife (Ann) finds out she has Multiple Sclerosis. If you repeal The Affordable HealthCare Law, she could be denied health insurance, and you and your family could face financial ruin.

    Should this happen to any family in America?

    You want to give the States complete control over supplying healthcare alternatives. Shouldn’t the Federal Government have some role in solving this problem?

  185. I am interested in Mitt Romney’s plan on opening more visas to educated foreign workers. Why would you support bringing over foreign educated workers rather than hiring or educating American workers? How does this help Americans and the American work force, and build the American dream?

  186. For both presidential and vice presidential candidates.

    Both candidates have stated that they would increase taxes on the wealthy, either through direct taxation or by reducing deductions. Currently, the top 10% of taxpayers, based on Adjusted Gross Income, pay 70% of all federal income taxes. Their income, based on the average of all taxpayers in that group, was $275,000 in 2008 and about $250,000 in 2009. So, this group is the one that would be affected by any proposed tax increases. My question is, how much more percentage-wise should this group pay of our federal income tax obligation…….80%, 90%……100%. What is fair and why?

  187. Governor Romney. Please explain how your statements on the video about not caring about 47% of the people could have been said in a more eloquent way?
    President Obama. Some analysts say Romney won first debate or as I see it as “round one”. Will you please put on your boxing gloves and and give Romney the jabs he deservers when he sucker punches you? You need tell him and you care about 100% of the people. Call him out on the 47% he spoke of in the video. You really need a K.O. in this round. Women’s heath care issues should be a topic of discussion in one of the next debates. It should be the women’s “right to choose”.

  188. Why are you afraid to allow Gary Johnson in the debates? Could it be because if people heard him and his views he might be the next president? I know it’s a radical idea, but why not be fair and let him in the game. Obama & Romney might lose, but America would win.

  189. In your book “Dreams from my Father” you mentioned Frank several times. Who is Frank and why do you consider him your most senior mentor?

  190. For both candidates: You both say that you want to give relief to the middle class. The problem seems to be that nobody knows what you both think the middle class is. Please define what you consider to be the “middle class” and please define what you consider to be “wealthy taxpayers.” Please be specific by giving me the range of gross income, both high and low, that you consider qualifies a family to be middle class and that you consider qualifies a taxpayer as being “wealthy.” Please specify what you consider a “taxpayer” and whether this includes small sub-chapter S businesses and proprietorships.

    Follow up: Both democrats and republicans have considered limiting or eliminating charitable donations as deductions. Rather than this drastic approach that will hurt and kill many small charities, has either of you considered taxing a portion of either the income or the assets of the very rich charities and foundations that raise millions of dollars and, from year to year, sit on hundreds of millions of dollars in assets instead of using those funds for the intended purpose of the non-profit? For instance: The Humane Society of the United States raised $148 million in 2010. That organization has approximately $215 million in assets from year to year. After a non-profit reaches a certain level in income and assets, shouldn’t the assets or income over and above that level be taxed as a profit corporations?

    • Capitalism or Socialism

      Lose lose situation – Everybody gotta eat!

      America is on a down spiral where everyone will suffer, even the rich.

      We need a revolution right here in the USA.

    • I agree. This would be a fair tax on income. This way the so called non-profit organizations may start implementing programs and disbursing their funds to the initial Cause they so rightfully are requesting the donations. If they take care of the Causes, then their income (I thought this was a non-profit organization) would not be at hundreds of millions.

  191. Mr Obama,
    Why does my government subsidize people who wish not to work to the tune of 61k per year (cost for private sector to provide same benefits such as rent, utilities, healthcare, food, phone, EBT, daycare etc) and expect me to pick up the tab. Do you understand that small business can no longer compete for labor with their own government?

    • Work where? And for how much, minimum wage. One would still need assistance. If President Obama corrected this issue, there would be a lot of hungry, homeless white people hurting as well.

      When the bubble bursted, it was the perceived “Middle Class” who took the hit. Poor people’s status remained the same.

  192. Governor Romney. Like all Mormons, you are beholding to the President of the Church. As President of the United States, If the President of the Church told you to do something that was in some way contrary to your contract with the American people, what would you do?

  193. Question for Candidate Romney:

    Under the Obama Administration, we are becoming a socialistic society, losing our sense of individuality and personal freedom under the New World Order system. What is your position on our country’s obvious merging into the New World Order/Agenda 21?

    The Obama Administration has marginalized Christianity in our country, mocked the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and has protected and supported Islam infiltration and religious equality, while rejecting the truth that this country was founded upon Christian principles. What is your position?

  194. I would ask both of them what they think of the Laffer curve and how it has applies to our economic growth periods during and after the Kennedy,Reagan and Bush Jr. Tax cuts.

  195. Mr Obama:
    How dangerous would you say it is for our sitting President to have close ties to the communist party? I am concerned about President Obama’s close friend and senior advisor and Axelrod also very influencial in the current administration. Why is this taken so lightly when so many wars have been fought to keep America free from communism?
    Romney: Why are you not speaking out on this topic? People who get thier information from the media will not hear the truth unless YOU tell it.

  196. Candidate Romney: American citizens know that you are a smart businessman and that you saved the Olympics and did implement a state health program that was very successful, however you also are known to dismantle corporations and ship our middle class American jobs overseas (Bain Capital )rather than building business here at home! If you were elected president, how would you attitude change towards American business or would it remain the same? Also if you were elected would you be willing to close your off shore bank accounts and move all of your banking business back to the USA?


    • Voting for the lesser of two evils, still gets you evil.

      Has anyone noticed the Barack creature looks more and more like a chimpanzee, and the Mitt creature like a statue in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum…and that both are liars and cheats that hate Free Americans!

      So, are you going to vote for Plastic Man or Monkey Boy…hoping whichever one of these evils “wins” will destroy our Free Nation at a slower pace…?

      Or, are you going to take a stand against these two anti-American subhumans, and vote your conscience instead!

      Gary Johnson is THE ONLY ONE TO GET YOUR VOTE — if you are a Real American and want to save our Nation!

      • Why can’t more people understand this? Your choice is not limited to the only two faces the media likes to show. It’s not choosing between just a democrat or republican. What would people do if there were no titles/parties?

  198. Governor Romney: Your political career took off with the 2002 Winter Olympics in SLC. You are given credit for saving those Olympics. How did you do that? And how would your overcoming the problems in the SLC Olympics translate into your overcoming the problems facing the President? In particular, how did you solve the budget problems? If your solution was to beg the Federal Government for the biggest subsidy, by far, of any Olympics on U.S. soil, how will you apply that experience to your Presidency? Your Olympics cost the average family of four $15 in taxes. What would your Presidency cost?

  199. Governor Romney: Did you mean to say, with your foreign speech today at VMI, that you advocated a muscular foreign policy, to shape or suppress the Arab Spring? That is, the Arab Spring must go Romney’s way or you will turn it back to the Arab Winter? You do know that we subsidized the dictator Mubarak for forty years? For forty years 80 million Egyptians suffered under our dictator? Do you join with the Israeli Prime Minister in yearning to have back that orderly world? The Shah made Iran orderly for us after we overthrew the Iranian democracy in 1953 and look where that has led us since 1979. Do you know this history? If not, how can you understand why we are so hated and why we were attacked on 9-11 and why we come with filthy, bloody hands to the Middle East, not the best ones for shaping outcomes there.

  200. President OBAMA: In 2008, you campaigned on a Transparency of Government. Please explain why negotiations of OBAMAcare were done without cameras and in a backroom which produced sweetheart deals for Louisiana; aka “The Louisiana Purchase” and Nebraska; aka “The Cornhusker Kickback”.

    Millions of America believed you about being Transparent; yet even to this day; you unilaterally rule by Executive order on matters that should involve Congress such as the Dream Act.

    Finally, President OBAMA; Why don’t you stop blocking a law to WARN defense contractors that they will be out of work in 60 days due to your failure to lead. Americans are not stupid and they know the answer to this one. IN ORDER TO SAVE YOUR OWN JOB, YOU DON’T WANT TO FOLLOW THE LAW, so you make up some bozo excuse not to follow a law that has been on the books before you even took office. You are quite a man….NOT!

  201. Mr. President: As a Constitutional lawyer, you presumably knew signing the NDAA was taking away a fundamental right of all American citizens. Why did you sign it citing its looseness to make it more acceptable to us?

    Governor Romney: Would you repeal this act?

  202. Would either candidate propose the “28th Ammendment” that has been in circulation of e-mails around the country on how to start to fix goverment?

  203. I want to know why President Obama painted his campaign logo over the flag of the United States of America on Air Force One?

    • Because he does not believe or have any respect for the American Flag much less our Freedom and the US Constitution. Obama cannot even place his right hand over his heart in respect for the Pledge of Allegiance. See all the videos of documentary movies on line…where he is a Marxist and is pursuing his real father’s dreams (Frank Davis, Communist) as President of the United States of America to soon be Socialist under his beliefs. Just do a little research and you will find many answers to your question.

  204. With the amount of involvement in politics from churches and the persuasion one has over his congregation, would either of you consider removing tax exempt statuses for clergy?

  205. Why does th U.S. give other countries foriegn aid?
    What are the concequences of stopping forien aid?
    Would ending forien aid reduce the naional debt?

  206. For President Obama:
    You have recently stated that the “future does not belong to people who slander the prophet of Islam’. Under the free speech provision Americans are at liberty to scrutinize, discuss, criticize anyone who affects our lives. Why is Mohammad exempt when Jesus and every other religious figure can be made into films, and written about etc? Dont you think this is a new form of dangerous censorship?

  207. There are very few specifics on the Romney tax plan. What we do know is that the rate on capital gains and dividends would remain the same. Also the plan would eliminate estate taxes. Therefore Romney’s effective tax rate would remain around the 14% level. Since his estimated net worth is approximately $250,000,000, he would save around $85,000,000 in estate taxes. Is it not only fair that the rest of us should know how his plan would impact our taxes

  208. Mr. Romney, can you GUARANTEE that tax cuts to top income Americans and corporations will provide family supporting jobs (with healthcare benefits and retirement income) in the US as it used to be rather than adding jobs abroad?

  209. President Obama, Obamacare [over 2700 pages] is designed to nationalize health care and to turn our current mixed system ~ Private and Government into a single payer system. Canada operates on a free market system and has currently 34,945,000 citizens in their country. The USA has a population of 314,562,000 almost 10x the size of Canada. If there is a year wait list for Canadians to see a specialist, what do you think the waiting time is going to be for our citizens?

    China currently has 1 billion, 399 million citizens and is a little smaller (land wise than the USA). Clearly, China has a land problem! We need to stop be indebted to China. Proverbs 22:7 reads “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is a SERVANT to the Lender.” If we keep borrowing off of China, she may one day call on the note and come invade our land. Her mass army would subdue us in no time and the United Nations would sit by and DO NOTHING! We need to get back to the status of being self-reliant and DEBT FREE!

  210. Paul Ryan being a strong Catholic, I would ask him if his wife was in the delivery room and the doctor came out and said, “Paul, I can only save your wife or the baby, but not both, what would your answer be?” If Paul said save my wife, that would be against Catholic Church policy because the baby isn’t baptized. Then, Paul would be a hypocrite for sure as far as his religious and conservative beliefs on abortion.

    • What would you do John? This is so overboard. Get real..religion is the way you live your life everyday which is strongly determined by your beliefs. Anyone would be a hypocrite….because only someone with a limited thought process would even think of stating this analogy. It is your thought process….not Candidate Paul Ryan.

  211. To Obama: Saul Alinsky wrote a book on his own economic principles and dedicated his book to Lucifer. You taught the Alinsky tactics to university students in Chicago, IL. See the link below which shows a flow chart you prepared indicating the flow of money and power out of productive businesses (“CORP”) and into the political class (“MAYOR”). The heading at the top reads “POWER ANALYSIS”. The sub-heading reads “RELATIONSHIPS BUILD ON SELF INTEREST”. The symbol on the arrow between “CORP” and “MAYOR” is the “$” sign.

    Saul Alinsky came up with the idea of power analysis, which looks at relationships built on self-interest between corporations, banks and utilities and you were teaching students in Chicago the Alinsky Principles.

    Q. Who is Saul Alinsky? Why would you be teaching Alinsky tactics to Americans…and not capitalism?

  212. American economy cannot be saved now so that’s why me and my friends have taken our investments back to China.

  213. If Israel feels it necessary to take out the enrichment plants in Iran and they were to strike back would you send troops and equipment to aid them?

  214. If the Chinese are cheating Mr. Romney and everything we buy is made in China

    As a test name 3 Chinese brands that you can buy?

  215. I would ask Mr. Romney how the American people are supposed to trust him since he has changed his talking points and position on so many issues so many times.

    • I would ask Mr. Obama how the American people are supposed to trust him since he keeps lying and keeping his intentions secretly on his plans for America.

  216. Very simple question each American should decide:
    1. Do they want an overblown, larger and larger Federal Government running every aspect of their lives?
    2. Do they want to run their own lives?

    No doubt rules & regulations are important in a civil society, but too much is too much and hinders individual rights!

    • Answer: Socialism..but he would never say that…that’s why he secretly keeps his plan for America until he if he gets re-elected. Just watch!


      • We clearly do not live in the same universe or space-time dimension. How anyone could characterize Obama as a Socialist is beyond me. He saved the megabanks instead of nationalizing them; he poured tax-payer dollars into GM propping up the stock value held by many in the 1% … I could go on and on. While I appreciate the difficulties he faced working with a Republican party in opposition and many very conservative Democratic Senators, I cannot be happy with many of his policies. But I would never call him a Socialist.

        • Martin:

          You missed the most obvious one. When Obama was elected, the idea of health-care reform was VERY popular. He could have passed just about anything. We could have had a British or Canadian system. He didn’t even consider it.

          He could have offered the “public option,” so that people could choose to opt out of the insurance company scam. He didn’t fight for that.

          What he settled on was EXACTLY the same program that the Republicans suggested, based on Romneycare.

          It ends up being corporate welfare for the insurance companies. Yet, this silliness about “socialism” keeps coming out of fox and is puked back out by foxtrotters.

          • Goethe: The Obamacare Plan is NOT the same as the Healthcare Plan implemented by Romney. Obamacare is more government controlled and will determine the type of healthcare for each person and who will receive the healthcare. Most of the assigned medical advisors will not be licensed medical doctors.

        • What about Barack Obama’s record as total failure during his 4-year administration.
          The following indisputable statistics are:
          —23 Million Unemployed or Underemployed
          —47 Million on Food Stamps
          —5.5 Million Homes in Crisis/Foreclosure
          —$4500 Drop in Household Income
          —$5.5 Trillion of New Debt
          —$716 Billion in Medicare Cuts
          —$2.6 Trillion for Obamacare
          —$1.9 Trillion in New Taxes in Obama’s Budget
          —100% Increase in Gas Prices

          Potential policy solutions for unintended deficits: Increase taxes or reduce government spending.
          If a reduction in a structural deficit is desired, either revenue must increase, spending must decrease, or both. Taxes may be increased for everyone/every entity across the board or lawmakers may decide to assign that tax burden to specific groups of people (higher-income individuals, businesses, etc.). Lawmakers may also decide to cut government spending.
          Like with taxes, they could decide to cut the budgets every government agency/entity by the same percentage or they may decide to give a greater budget cut to specific agencies. Many, if not all, of these decisions made by lawmakers are based on political ideology, popularity with their electorate, or popularity with their donors. GO ROMNEY/RYAN!

          Changes in tax code:
          Similar to increasing taxes, changes can be made to the tax code that increases tax revenue. Closing tax loopholes and allowing fewer deductions are different from the act of increasing taxes but essentially have the same effect. GO ROMNEY/RYAN!

          • We:

            I am so sick of this cherry picking and lack of any historic sense.

            Yes, we have a lot of people out of work, but the “23 million” number is BS. It includes people who ARE working, but at a lower wage than before PLUS those who ARE working, but parttime.

            But even if that were true, it’s because of the Great Recession, not because of who happens to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

            Under Hoover, the unemployment rate went from 3% to 25%, but Obama’s rate went up (but not as high as Reagan’s), and is back down under 8%.

            Same goes for food stamps. I know you’d rather see people starve, but corporations are not hiring, and these people DO deserve to live–check the Constitution.

            Likewise, you really didn’t write the “household income” line with a straight face, did you? Seriously? As if there were no Great Recession? Pfft.

            Likewise, home foreclosures. Obama had a plan to protect families, while holding speculators responsible, but Congress killed most of it.

            The worst line is the $716 medicare cut bullsh*t. That is the VERY SAME FIGURE promoted by Ryan in HIS budget. And to be fair to BOTH Obama and Ryan, it was cutting GROWTH, not cutting the program. And even if you don’t want to be fair to both Obama and Ryan, it’s the same fricken number, silly.

            FOR SOME REASON, halfway though your rant, you started making sense. Did you leave the computer and someone finish for you? Yes, it is true that to balance the budget, we need to cut programs AND raise taxes. But Romney has been suggesting expensive NEW programs while AT THE SAME TIME, pushing tax CUTS worth trillions (up to 7 trillion by some figures). So in your own second half, you’re saying Romney is exactly the WRONG prescription for what ails us.

  217. I would also be very frank and ask Obama, why he is taking the country so far to the left when we all know America is a center right nation.
    Why did he push through Obamacare when he should have spent his time and energy on running the country. Obamacare was done behind closed doors and Republicans had no say. Why? And how could Nancy Pelosi say something so dumb, sign it and then we will read it ? Would anybody sign a contract without firt reading it?
    Then why has Obama campaign for the last year, spending almost$ 1 billion when he should have taken command in Washington and work with the House and Senate?
    Then as regards saving GM. Why doesn’t the truth be said, that $29 billion of regular bondholders monies were stolen and the Union (big Obama donors walked away with everything, bondholders were stuck holding the bag).
    Downright corrupt!

  218. I would ask Mr. Romney how he thinks we are supposed to trust him to be President and make decisions about our taxes when he won’t release his own? And the follow-up when he doesn’t answer: Why, why, why, why, why won’t you release your taxes?

    • I would ask Obama the same question and more of the same (his college transcripts, his visa passport, his birth certificate, and WHO IS HE?) Why won’t you be honest with the American people? Why won’t you place your right hand over your heart in respect of the American Flag? You said you were a Muslim, how can you believe in our Country and our beliefs if you believe in Allah? How can you explain why you completely ignored the terrorist attack in Benghazi? How can you use our children to blame their parents for their future in your recent ad? How can you spend $15 trillion dollars of American taxpayers money and put America in debt? Why does the First Lady need $6.5 million dollars each year to run the White House and have an over abundance of servants unbeknown to any previou First Lady? Why are there so many questions about your background as a Marxist, your Mentors whose beliefs are not anywhere near capitalism and the American Dream, and your actions as President which do not speak anywhere near the future of our America and the People in respect of the U.S. Constitution as we believe?

      I could go on and on and on and on…….it all comes to Obama’s best interest is not for our America and WE THE PEOPLE. We The People are the government…..it is our Country and We The People have the Rights and Freedom to Vote for our Future and our Children’s and Their Children’s future. All Americans please make sure when you VOTE that you are not only truly believing in the candidate, but also MOST IMPORTANT is that the candidate “Truly” BELIEVES IN YOU!

      Many Americans have forgotten…the FIRST WORDS of the Constitution of the United States of America are “WE THE PEOPLE”.
      Do you really know the man WHO is our current President? I don’t know this man….and no one else seems to know WHO HE IS.
      Remember…this election is about the future of our Country and our Children and their Children….it’s not only about your future.


  219. Why hasn’t the deficit been addressed more? TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS HERE. We’ve seen what happens when counties are so swamped in debt… right now Europe. Not pretty. I would ask the candidates what they are going to do about the deficit.

    • Stacie, you are so so right…

      What about Barack Obama’s record as total failure during his 4-year administration.

      The following indisputable statistics are:
      —23 Million Unemployed or Underemployed
      —47 Million on Food Stamps
      —5.5 Million Homes in Crisis/Foreclosure
      —$4500 Drop in Household Income
      —$5.5 Trillion of New Debt
      —$716 Billion in Medicare Cuts
      —$2.6 Trillion for Obamacare
      —$1.9 Trillion in New Taxes in Obama’s Budget
      —100% Increase in Gas Prices

      Potential policy solutions for unintended deficits. I

      Increase taxes or reduce government spending:
      If a reduction in a structural deficit is desired, either revenue must increase, spending must decrease, or both. Taxes may be increased for everyone/every entity across the board or lawmakers may decide to assign that tax burden to specific groups of people (higher-income individuals, businesses, etc.). Lawmakers may also decide to cut government spending.
      Like with taxes, they could decide to cut the budgets every government agency/entity by the same percentage or they may decide to give a greater budget cut to specific agencies. Many, if not all, of these decisions made by lawmakers are based on political ideology, popularity with their electorate, or popularity with their donors. GO ROMNEY/RYAN!

      Changes in tax code:
      Similar to increasing taxes, changes can be made to the tax code that increases tax revenue. Closing tax loopholes and allowing fewer deductions are different from the act of increasing taxes but essentially have the same effect. GO ROMNEY/RYAN!

      • We:

        Since you copy-and-pasted, I assume that is acceptable here:

        I am so sick of this cherry picking and lack of any historic sense.

        Yes, we have a lot of people out of work, but the “23 million” number is BS. It includes people who ARE working, but at a lower wage than before PLUS those who ARE working, but parttime.

        But even if that were true, it’s because of the Great Recession, not because of who happens to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

        Under Hoover, the unemployment rate went from 3% to 25%, but Obama’s rate went up (but not as high as Reagan’s), and is back down under 8%.

        Same goes for food stamps. I know you’d rather see people starve, but corporations are not hiring, and these people DO deserve to live–check the Constitution.

        Likewise, you really didn’t write the “household income” line with a straight face, did you? Seriously? As if there were no Great Recession? Pfft.

        Likewise, home foreclosures. Obama had a plan to protect families, while holding speculators responsible, but Congress killed most of it.

        The worst line is the $716 medicare cut bullsh*t. That is the VERY SAME FIGURE promoted by Ryan in HIS budget. And to be fair to BOTH Obama and Ryan, it was cutting GROWTH, not cutting the program. And even if you don’t want to be fair to both Obama and Ryan, it’s the same fricken number, silly.

        FOR SOME REASON, halfway though your rant, you started making sense. Did you leave the computer and someone finish for you? Yes, it is true that to balance the budget, we need to cut programs AND raise taxes. But Romney has been suggesting expensive NEW programs while AT THE SAME TIME, pushing tax CUTS worth trillions (up to 7 trillion by some figures). So in your own second half, you’re saying Romney is exactly the WRONG prescription for what ails us.

      • I can’t believe how nieve you are to put the blame on the president. good thing mcain lost out to Obama we would be bankrupt as a nation and romney would have picked us up foe pennies on the dollar. Sure many people lost their homes to forecloser but had a G.W.Bush or karl rove won 2008 election we would be where Greece is today. Not to mention in the first 30 days obama signed a health care bill which incedently G. W. vetoed previously to cover children to age 12 Dobarrons weekly newsletter for july 201n’t take my word for it look up .G.W. piled 6.4 trillion dollars on to the already 6.5 trilliondollar debt that the previous 3 presidents had run up. Don’t take my word for it look up barrons weekly for their results. If you think rough shod R&R ticket could have done better we are giong to be in a world of hurt the next 4 years

  220. For Mr. Obama: What did you really mean you could be more flexible about after the election when you were speaking to Mr. Medveded?

    • This reply is from a different, alternative perspective. Knowing what I know about Obama and his true spiritual agenda (despite the fact that he is heavily controlled right now by the ‘secret govt’; and remember, every President is controlled, that’s why they ‘turn’ once they get into office and can’t do anything they promised or would like to do; that’s why so many people are saying “nothing changes” despite a party change in office), and knowing what I know about Russia (and China), who are both working very hard to dismantle this secret, negative govt control over the Western nations, Obama is anxious to work with Russia in dismantling this negative, secret govt (which is based in the central banks). These are negative energies that have been controlling Europe, the US and the Mideast for 300 years, and even longer, if you want to open up to an even bigger perspective.

      There are lots of people working behind the scenes to affect this change, and that is what Obama is waiting on, because without pushing this group out of power, who are so desperate to keep their secret that they kill mercilessly, many more would be killed and he would not be able to do what needs to be done and/or what he promised.

      This ‘cabal’ is now desperate because their money system is failing and they are going bankrupt (EU). There are real liens filed against the Federal Reserve banks and also the EU central banks. The only way they can save their negative debt-based way of life is to cause another war, which makes money. The fact that sacrificing our children is the only way to make our nation prosperous is no longer acceptable. Their need for war is why ‘rogue’, negative factions of the Mossad and CIA hijacked peaceful protests in Syria and have turned things violent.

      If you want an example of this desperation, review Netanyahu’s behavior over the past few months, with his paranoia climaxing at the Sept 2012 UN meeting in NYC. Netanyahu desperately wants war; this is negative and he is disingenuous. The reason they are desperate right now is that they are losing their battle to stay in power; they cannot stay in power because their debt-based, fiat money system is not sustainable. What is happening behind the scenes is that positive forces are upending these money-changers’ tables. After 2000 years, the cycle repeats itself, and their tables will be broken down, only this time, a beautiful new and just system will emerge.

      • Peggy:

        Of course, there’s a more simple explanation. Medvedev wanted to work out an agreement. Obama was simply putting him off. “Yeah, yeah, sure sure, we can talk about that, but let’s wait a year.”

        People are also forgetting that Medvedev was a lame duck. It didn’t make much sense to talk to him, because Putin was coming back into power. By making an agreement with Medvedev, Obama would run the risk of that being the OPENING position in a new negotiation with Putin.

        • Thank you, Goethe, I agree that it would not have made any sense with Putin’s return to power. I stand by my assertions about Russia and China and what secret positive factions are doing behind the scenes; however, yes it is complicated, and nothing can be proven or verified.

      • You say “What is happening behind the scenes is that positive forces are upending these money-changers’ tables. After 2000 years, the cycle repeats itself, and their tables will be broken down, only this time, a beautiful new and just system will emerge.”

        If by “upending these money-changers’ tables” you are suggesting that an international Jewish cabal is behind all of our financial difficulties, I believe you are strongly mistaken.

        If by “… only this time, a beautiful new and just system will emerge” you mean that Christianity was a failed response to Judaism I think again that you are mistaken.

        In any case, we are discussing US politics and not religion. Neither candidate should be expected to endorse either of these views and I strongly doubt that either candidate is supported by or seeks the endorsement of any international cabal.

        • Thank you for pointing out my lack of clarity, I tend to get rather verbose as it is and erroneously left out an important point. I do NOT feel this is about religion. This is about politics and control. I do feel, IMO, that certain political forces (not ones we actually see) use religion to help control, but I’m not asserting any general or unilateral comments about any religion, whether Jews, Christians, or Muslims. I alluded to the fact that the only time Jesus got mad (that we know of?) was when he up-ended the money-changers tables, but that was because he was mad at their policy, not their religion.

          When I talk about Netanyahu, or any governement, I, as should everyone, IMO, qualify the statement and specify that the reference is regarding the person or the government, NOT the people they represent.

          I do NOT feel that most western or European leaders honestly and truly represent their people. They are separate from the people, IMO, and have their own agenda.

          I do not feel that Netanyahu represents the feeling of his people, even his cabinet members disagree with him, and most of the citizens of Israel do not want war, I believe. In fact, I’m aware of a rather significant campaign on the internet where Israeli and Iranian citizens are professing their respect and humanitarian love for each other.

          I do not agree with Netanyahu and hence I may criticize him; however I am NOT criticizing all Israeli citizens. That would be illogical to me because I do not see them saying the same things or acting the same way.

          Thanks for allowing me this important clarification!!

      • Peggy you are so right. The People just don’t get it. Just wait IF Obama get’s re-elected then you will see CHANGE. He never did and and has not to this day…..explained what his CHANGE TO AMERICA is to be. That’s because his plans are way beyond the American Dream and he cannot say to the People his real intentions because he would not be re-elected.

        As usual, the American people and not all….are ready for a change…and that’s not a bad thing. But they do not question clearly what these changes will encounter for their lives and our Country.

        It seems that some Americans don’t even care who gets elected or say, I am not into politics..but those people are the first people to complain about what is going on in America. So sad, that these people don’t realize the importance of this election and how it can affect their life in America and their children’s life in America.

        Obama has his own Agenda and he will pursue his dreams as he already has proven in the past 4 years of pushing agressively the government to get his Obamacare Plan passed.

        What most Americans seem to forget is “WE THE PEOPLE” are the government.


        • Hi Everyone,
          Well I know that in about 24 hours; we will be getting ready to sit in front of the TV and watch the numbers roll in. I wanted to thank everyone for their insights but more; their passion for our country. It’s refreshing, honestly. I am totally relieved to know that regardless of the presidential outcome; we still have our American spirit alive & well. I love it. If either candidate decides to take us to H**L in a handbasket after becoming our president; I am confident in people like you (me, too) and know we, we the people, will not tolerate it. People like ourselves (who will verbally spar with a total stranger)will come together, no worries. Thank God we still have that fight in us to keep our country on the right track. Late tomorrow night some of us will be angry/upset and some of us will be celebrating, not everyone is going to be happy. But find comfort that we have met folks on this site that share at least one thing…WE LOVE AMERICA! How lucky can we be, right?

          • Hi Donna: I appreciate your note to us. It is nice to hear someone speak so well of our Country and the People. You are one of the American’s I truly respect and I do wish you and your family the best Now and in the Future. You are a very sincere and honest person, and yes it does make me the other American feel great!

            Best wishes to you and your family,

            Your True American.


            • Donna:

              Thanks for your hopeful words. But I mean, seriously, I am not going to pander to you like you’re Mother Theresa for it (oh, wait, Mother Theresa was not an American, so she must have been bad).

              But I do take you at your word and hope that all the people on here DO vote, and when they do–follow their conscience, and not be brainwashed by the TWO BILLION BUCKS spent by the major parties to twist your head in a knot. Vote for the person closest to your own beliefs and retain your integrity.

            • Well, it is day 2 and just heard on the news that there has been a request to raise the debt ceiling another 2.4 Trillion; although, many stating they may ONLY agree to raising the ceiling by another 1.6 Trillion. ONLY??? Should know soon what the actually amount is agreed upon but I don’t want them to raise it even a buck ninety eight ($1.98)!!! Tomorrow is payday and due to the fear of hyperinflation…gonna start stocking up on non-perishables now (as much as I can afford to do each payday). I have to budget carefully now so stockpiling a little each payday might be our only survival if prices skyrocket. Kind of a survival kit. If anyone has any tips on the best ways to do this; I am all ears and thanks in advance.

            • Thank you We The People and Goethe. I hope that we all sustain our current standard of living or have it become better; I mean that with my whole heart. I don’t want anyone (not anyone) to go to bed cold and/or hungry EVER. But I know it happens and if I could “fix” it, I would!!! I believe that our situations may get unstable and not sure either candidate could have totally stopped it from happening since it’s hard to stop a 100mph train. My chosen candidate did not make it to the White House but I will respect our countries vote/decision in the man that won the majority trust. The most recent news (not sure of truth or not) is that in the Obamacare documents it states that due to religious reasons, the Muslims will not have to pay for any government healthcare or tax associated with it. I am just positive that I can Google “How to convert from Baptist to Muslim in a day”!!!

            • Donna:

              I have not heard the Muslim thing. There were a couple of old rants, but nothing with credibility. Two “urban legend” sites debunk the idea as late as Sept 20:



              The idea is that Islam does not allow INTEREST or INSURANCE. But there are ways around that. For instance, a Muslim may pay a “fee” to borrow money, so while it is not interest, the bank still gets its money. I suspect there will be a similar way to make insurance work, too.

              To tell you the truth, any religion that considers interest and insurance sinful sounds pretty good to me.

          • Hi Donna, thank you. It is nice to hear kind and peaceful words with all the uproar triggered in this election. I appreciate and respect your thoughts in all that we have been communicating. You have been a true source of facts in your comments on this election.

            Thank you again for showing your true patriotism and beliefs in our America. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

            GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  221. 1. What is each candidate’s stance on the Small Arms Treaty and its relation to the Second Amendment? Will they stop it or press forward with getting the U.S. under its guidelines?

    2. What is the candidate’s policy on Amendment 21 at the U.N. and the effect it will have on the U.S.?

    3. Our nation was built on a document that makes us should be an example for the rest of the world. Will the candidate’s make the constitution a law guaranteeing U.S. citizen’s those basic rights? Why or why not?

    4. What is the candidate’s stance on NAFTA and it relation to the amount of U.S. jobs going overseas and the unemployment rate here in the US?

    5. In a time where our national debt is skyrocketing, why are we sending more and more financial aid to countries around the world that do not like the U.S., what we stand for, want to do harm to the U.S and its citizens, deny basic human rights, and commit atrocities to their own citizens?

    6. During WWII, America became a mechanized country in its ability to meet the needs to and end. With America being so dependant on foreign resources, what are the candidates going to do to enable American to become driven again to become self sufficient in regards to oil and energy? Give examples of what you plan on doing and not ideas that state the obvious.

    7. With public assistance numbers on the rise in the U.S., what would the candidates do to ensure that individuals and families get a hand up and not a hand out? What would you do to ensure that abuse of the system does not take place?

    • John B.

      For those who don’t know,

      (1) the “Small Arms Treaty” is really the “Arms Trade Treaty,” trying to regulate the flow of arms from one country to another. It would have no effect on arms within a country,

      (2) “Amendment 21” probably refers to “Agenda 21,” which is a “non-binding, voluntary action plan to promote health, conservation, and the rights of groups such as children and farmers,

      (3) there is no threat to our Constitutional rights–except from within–such as the Patriot Act.

      (4) both candidates seem interested in expanding NAFTA and other such agreements.

      (5) we give Israel a third of a trillion dollars every year, up from a quarter-trillion when Bush was in office.

      (6) in our interdependent world, to paraphrase John Donne, “no country is an island.” I don’t think we really want to try to do things others do so much better. We just need to find new things that nobody else can do.

      (7) My guess is that once the depression is behind us, more opportunity will open up for everyone.

      • You need to check your sources. The total US foreign aid budget is in the low tens of billions of dollars. There’s no possibility of providing Israel with a third of a trillion of dollars (333 billion) or a quarter of a trillion dollars (250 billion). Perhaps if one summed all of the US aid to Israel during the 60+ years it has existed one could come up with numbers of that sort but it certainly doesn’t represent an annual level of support.

          • Goethe:
            I checked the website you listed and it shows that the US gave Israel $3.175 billion in 2010. This figure includes military aid.

            Given Congress’ recent drive to reduce expenditures, the US foreign aid budget is constantly under scruitiny. Under no circumstances would it permit sending $333 billion to any country. Unless of course, we were occupying it and/or engaged in “nation building.”

        • (1) According to UN.org “Governments have a responsibility to ensure public safety and they have an interest in providing human security and development to their citizens. So they should ensure that small arms from Government stocks or from private ownership are not misused and do not enter illicit circuits, where their use may contribute to instability and to exacerbating poverty.” This will create a loophole in which certain politicians will use to restrict private U.S. gun owners. Right now, the only small arms going outside of the country are the ones that Eric Holder let walk out. Once America restricts gun ownership where honest legal gun owners can no longer own guns, then America will be open to invasion from other countries. You don’t punish the majority because those who don’t follow the law wreak havoc.

          (2) Amendment 21 is a voluntary plan. However, it allows the U.S. to regulate how much electricity and water each household is allowed to use in a given time period. This will give certain politicians a loophole to enforce those regulations and take control of individuals private lives. Alabama has already became the first state to protect private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. The details of Agenda 21 have been greatly hidden from public eye. Only reading the entire package can one pick out what this voluntary plan will do to America and its people’s basic rights.

          (3) The UN and other nations have promoted treaties, plans, agreements to push their wants on America. Even this low budget movie trailer that has enraged a lot of Muslims in the middle east has cause certain politicians to want to limit the right of free speech. War torn areas in the world is a result of American having gun rights and its our fault because those countries dont regulate themselves.

          (4) Any candidate who looks to expand any agreement that will allow more US jobs to go outside of our boarders is not looking at reducing unemployment rates. Given more tax deductions to business owners is not the answer, bring jobs back to the US will work a whole lot better.

          (5) The Chicago Tribune wrote an article last year defining what aid the U.S. gives to other countries. It stated that $39.4 billion went to foreign countries. A lot of these funds went to areas that are rich in resources. I say instead of sending them money to do thing, why not provide physical aid in trade for those resources. This way, the U.S. is getting a return on its tax payers money.

          (6)I agree, we need to find a way to do things in out own way. But at the same time, we can at least promote those same industries that we outsource and bring them back home.

          (7) Yeah I agree that more opportunities will open up after this recession is over with, but to get past this recession, we need to have jobs here. Not sending them overseas. But this has nothing to do with the abuse of government assistance. Putting checks and balances in place to ensure that individuals who are getting government assistance are trying to get back on their feet and not using it as a crutch for their entire lives.

  222. Since the President can do little unless congress is will. What specifically would you
    do to get Congress and the Senate to work together across party lines? And name two things you would do to create jobs that would not need congressional approval to do.

    • I would ask both of them why we cant be able to purchase health insurance and/or car insurance across state lines as I think it would create competition and lower costs.

      • Michael: It would be just one more erosion of local control.

        When local communities have a say in things, the community is better off. Don’t buy that “lower cost” crap.

        What insurance companies want to do is destroy safeguards that states have put into place for their people. One of the brilliant things about our country is that the states can be laboratories for trying new ways of doing things. If it works, it can go national; if not, it’s easier for one state to go back to its old ways.

        But more importantly, we are not a homogenous mass of protoplasm. We are different from one another, and we are different from state to state. Corporations don’t like that, because they want to treat us like cattle.

        If you surrender to corporate greed, even if you enjoy a short-term cheap rate, the long-term result makes things worse for you. We can no longer expect to be treated as individuals by the multinationals. Let’s at least hold onto our community standards.

      • Voting the tea party out of congress woild be a good start to getting congress to actually function.

  223. Voting the tea party out of Congress woould be a good first step to getting Comgress to Function as a legislative body.

    • Before the 2010 elections the price of gasoline was under $2.50 per gallon. When the teaparty took over congress the price per gallon leaped up to $3.25 Anyone can plainly see that the money for their campaigns came from the oil companies, because the price keeps rising and this month it got dangerously close to the $4.00 mark. We must stop the RAPE of Americans by the oil companies it is ruining our whole economy. get the facts and vote your consience.

      • I don’t think you can make the assertion stick. The oil companies are a convenient target but, in truth, every large US corporation is active in politics and I doubt that any has specifically targeted their donations towards a single party.

        I think the TEA Party (remember, TEA is an abbreviation for “Taxed Enough Already” and not a beverage) originally had some good ideas but they were taken over by the right-wing Republicans and then became a tool for obstruction. It’s reasonable for single-issue groups to stand on the sidelines and criticize but they shouldn’t be seated in a legislative body that requires compromise to achieve results. By their nature, they will refuse to compromise … hence an ineffective legislative body.

      • The oil cartel is actually part of a bigger cartel that controls more than oil, and even more than the economies of the West (and attempting to control things in the mid-east, also, primarily oil and banking).

        These cartels use the EU and US central banks for their ‘money laundering’ (LIBOR) and for controlling the economies of entire nations. Fortunately, large groups of people have gotten wise to this and now there are liens filed against the central banks, including all 12 Federal Reserve banks in the US.

        These liens are forcing this cartel to go bankrupt (EU first) and when that happens, then their corruption can finally be cleaned up and the whole monetary system will be revitalized, both in the EU and the US.

      • You are a complete idiot! The reason gas prices are so high is b/c of your beloved president who refuses to drill for more oil on our own soil. He WANTS the gas prices to be high to force people to buy his energy efficient vehicles- not b/c he cares about the environment, but b/c these companies give huge campaign donations in return for payouts (i.e the failed stimulus!)GET WITH IT YOU OBUMMER LOVERS!!!

  224. Recently a tragedy has occurred in Colorado. A young girl was murdered after being abuducted on her way to school. This poor girl was forced to walk to to school after her district cut funding to their bus system. What are each of these candidates plans to help our schools? Everyone seems to be talking about taxes and health care, what about the safety and education of our children? Our schools are falling apart due to lack of funding at it is putting our children at risk.

    • Politicians say a lot about supporting the next generation but they really are spouting platitudes with little substance. When you get right down to it, I doubt that they really care. We seem to invade countries with impunity and send our 18-year olds into harm’s way at the slightest provocation; we permit virtually unlimited access to firearms and ammunition that ends up killing many young people every year; we permit many young people to drive at an age when they are too young to act responsibly resulting in many unnecessary deaths; we have no medical system in place to support the health of poor young children or young mothers; we turn over the planning of children’s education to local people many of whom are resistant to the findings of modern science and insist upon the teaching of “creationism” as if it were a valid scientific theory; … I could go on and on.

      Yes Stacey, there needs to be more consistent and helpful support for children in our society. Under the right-wing push to curb our deficit while pursuing an agressive foreign policy, I doubt that the resources will be available to support programs to help educate and protect our children. It’s a matter of priorities and care for our children really isn’t the highest priority of our politicians regardless of their posturing.

      I think you need to beware of the argument that support for the elderly (social security, medicare) makes it impossible to support children. That’s really bogus. If the military budget were cut by a reasonable percentage and those funds were used to support children’s education and health, we would go a long way to solving many problems. However there is a huge lobbying effort to support military expenditures and that’s unlikely to happen. If it did, it’s more likely that a Republican administration would use the saved monies to reduce upper income level taxes. That’s the highest priority for the Republican Party. A Democratic administration would act differently but probably would find a higher priority than support for children … perhaps an investment in the medical program, which would help children and young parents but not contribute to a better education or a safer life.

      With regard to education, I attended a meeting several years ago that featured a speaker who discussed support for the education of talented and gifted children. In the US it’s hard to find funds to educate such students. It’s considered “elitist” by many. However the speaker mentioned that the nation of Taiwan had a separate budget line in its national budget to provide resources for the education of its gifted children. When he asked a government official how Taiwan was able to put such substantial resources aside for their children’s education he was told that Taiwan has few natural resources and decided that it needed to capitalize on its human resources. The government decided that it needs to make sure that its best students can have an education that will enable them to thrive so that, in the future, those children will be able to create opportunity and lead the nation. If our politicans understood how important children are to our future they would make resources available to protect their safety and to provide good education. They don’t act as if they believe our children will inherit our society. Or they don’t believe in planning for the future. It’s sad.

        • Yeah. right.

          “Guaranteed annual income” was promoted by Nixon.

          Nixon couldn’t pass it then, and Romney or Obama wouldn’t be able to pass it now. As if they wanted to.

          Let’s also discuss “the sky is falling.” Or the danger from UFOs.

          • The dramatic expansion of the food stamp and unemployment insurance programs are a starting point for making the case that Obama believes that the government is the “economic engine” in America.

            Placing millions on Social Security Disability is also being used to give people a guaranteed annual salary.

            Many in Barack’s administration have Marxist backgrounds; David Axlerod, Valerie Jarrett, and Van Jones are just three examples.

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            • Buzz: The “dramatic increase’ in safety net usage over the past four years has been a product of the out-of-control gambling that brought us the Great Recession.

              The stock market has doubled in value under Obama–to very close to all-time records. Corporations are rolling in dough, showing record profits. But individuals are being crushed. You’re blaming the victims.

    • Caludia:

      Sadly, I think that’s a lost cause. FrankenFood will just increase for our three-headed grandkids. . .

  225. Since completely polarizing the nation by passing through Obamacare without a single Republican or Independent vote, how on earth do you suppose you will be able to work with Congress to get anything done if you are re-elected?

    • Laurie:
      There were two independent votes in the Senate for Obamacare … Senator Sanders and Senator Lieberman. So your assertion is incorrect.

  226. I’d like to know why the President, who claimed he would be the most transparent in history, has demanded that Governor Romney release many years of his tax returns while refusing to release his own admission records from Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard Law.

    I’d point out that for conservatives, Obama’s education records are as relevant in explaining who he is as Romney’s tax records are for liberals in explaining how he has behaved. I’d also note that Romney’s tax records haven’t told us anything we didn’t already know, except perhaps how generous he has been.

  227. I would ask Mr. Obama why he has so blatently LIED to the American people over everything. Even little things!!

    Why did he have all his records from his past sealed?
    Why did he take so long to produce a birth certificate?
    Why did he deny aid to those that needed it?
    Why did he say he would have a transparent government, then proceed to cover everything up?
    Why is he giving all the government money to his “friends” with businesses such as the solar energy fiasco?
    Why does his wife spend so much money on vacations and the taxpayers are struggling to just barely get by?
    Why is he hiding the fact that he is Muslim/Socialist?

    • Rhonda:

      I agree with you that Obama has not been as transparent as he promised. It’s our government, and we shouldn’t have to have something like Wikileaks to inform us.

      If you had stopped there, you would have made a good point. All that other stuff you babbled is just BS. . .I mean malarkey.

  228. After spending hours fact checking (which evidently now is a necessity if we wish to know who and what we are voting for) I want to know how the candidates justify their willingness to stretch the smallest fragment of information into such erroneous myths that they use as ammunition against their opponent? Is “win at any cost” a moral requirement of politicians? Is this really the America we want?

    • Nancy:

      Frustrating, isn’t it? In polls, Americans overwhelmingly say that they HATE negative ads, but time after time, we see that they WORK. So you can’t really blame the politicos who take out the knives.

      They tried to keep things positive in the Massachusetts senatorial race, but that didn’t last. Since both candidates said the same positive things, someone had to say, “well, that’s not consistent with your actions.”

      As for “facts,” they’ve learned very well that if you tell a half-truth, or even a lie often enough, it is perceived as being the truth.

  229. Martin Edelson, you wrote “we have no medical system in place to support the health of poor young children or young mothers”. What alternative planet are you living on? Poor children and their mothers have had medicaid for years! I worked at a major Children’s Hospital and believe me, 50% of all patients were on state medicaid plans. Children’s hospitals are also the largest receipients of benevolence from communities and local telefons! The “Injustice” that I witnessed day in and day out, wasn’t to the poor, but to the working middle class. Folks who had the misfortune of having a child with a life threatening or chronic illness, that left them saddled with co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums, that sometimes amounted to 5,000 – 10,000 yearly.

    The current problem has MUCH to do with fatherlessness. Women who PURPOSELY have children out of wedlock and EXPECT the government to make up the difference. William Raspberry saw this trend twenty years ago in the black community, and now it has been accepted amongst all races! Why should tax payers foot the bill of labor/delivery & well child care? The military only allows for one dependent rate (either a spouse/or 1 child, but not both), so WHY should the american public pay for irresponsible women’s choices in bringing a life into this world, that they cannot support? In my state alone, over 50% of all school age children get a free breakfast and lunch! It use to be shameful having to rely on the government, now it is expected! Housing; food; medical/dental/vision care; daycare; and cell phones are given out like lollipops! Whatever happened to pride; self-reliance and responsibility? I’ve lived (and have been counted) in the poverty class and I can tell you that MOST of the poor’s lack of necessities have been because of their VALUES and not because of opportunity or resources. Read Ruby Payne’s “Bridges out of poverty” for a more indepth explanation of the clash of values.

    • You are quite right to point out the services that exist for poor children and mothers. I was certainly exaggerating. I would add, however, that the discussion among Republicans and some Democrats is to craft future budgets that reduce such support for the poor. You seem to argue that any support is unwarranted.

      You wrote: “Why should tax payers foot the bill of labor/delivery & well child care? … WHY should the american public pay for irresponsible women’s choices in bringing a life into this world, that they cannot support? … It used to be shameful having to rely on the government, now it is expected! Housing; food; medical/dental/vision care; daycare; and cell phones are given out like lollipops! Whatever happened to pride; self-reliance and responsibility? … MOST of the poor’s lack of necessities have been because of their VALUES and not because of opportunity or resources….”

      I would answer your arguments:
      1. The newborn child shouldn’t be punished for his parent’s delinquincy.
      2. Children are potentially the greatest natural resource of our country. They need to be nurtured and when parents and/or families/communities fail, the government should step in.
      3. If no one helps these children they will likely become unable to contribute to society much as their parents were unable to contribute.
      4. Neither industry nor the wealthy has ever found it shameful to rely on government support. It has been argued that the United States has gone to war to support the oil industry. Our government continually lavishes tax breaks, R&D support, etc. on huge companies and crafts laws (e.g., Part D support for pharmaceuticals) that directly benefits industry. Our government has reduced taxes on the very wealthy to all-time lows (when I was growing up millionaires were taxed at something like 90%) and we tax certain forms of income most characteristic of wealthy individuals (e.g., dividend income and certain forms of income derived from hedge fund profits) at even lower rates. This didn’t just happen … the wealthy used lobbyists and campaign donations to make them happen. I would argue that the most financially secure part of our nation always relies upon government support and isn’t ashamed to ask for it.

      I agree that financial support from an uncaring burocracy is not an ideal solution to poverty or to guaranteeing a better future for poor children but it’s better than neglecting the issue.

      It would be best to provide education and health services to all children regardless of the income of their families. I don’t believe that middle-class families should suffer in comparison to poor families with regard to health and education. Single-payer health care would work much like Social Security works … it wouldn’t be only for the poor. I think that the Affordable Care Act will realy help middle-income families weather health care emergencies. Education should also be widely available at extremely low cost for every child as far as the child wishes to take it. How could we possibly afford to do this? I believe that our nation has the resources to do whatever it wishes to do. We spend trillions of dollars on war at the drop of a hat … why can’t we afford billions to educate our children? It might require higher taxes for everyone but if we, as a people, decided that we need to educate and protect our children, wouldn’t people support those taxes? Canada has made such a decision with regard to national health care and it is a very popular program.

      • Martin, you replied to my post with the following:
        “The newborn child shouldn’t be punished for his parent’s delinquincy.”

        Many are punished while in utero. In my city alone, over 5% of all babies are born addicted to drugs or have symptoms of fetal alchohol syndrome. Conditions that produce life long consequences and cost tax payers million of dollars in health care and social services.

        2. “Children are potentially the greatest natural resource of our country. They need to be nurtured and when parents and/or families/communities fail, the government should step in.” Are you kidding??? The local governments can’t keep up with social services as it is. There is a national shortage on foster parents, and many people will go abroad to adopt, rather than take on a challenging special needs child.

        3. “If no one helps these children they will likely become unable to contribute to society much as their parents were unable to contribute.” Many won’t be able to contibute because they can’t get past the scars of their past or need life-long care because of the damage that was done to their bodies. Have you ever seen a fetal alcohol syndrome child? They have deformed facial features; severe life-long learning disabilities and continual behavior problems.

        We spend trillions of dollars on war, because we need to defend ourselves against tyrants and murderous regimens and dictators. Look at this site http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/dictat.html and see where the USA rates. Our citizens have been relatively “safe” if you don’t count the 9-11 terrorist act and the USS Cole bombing.

        Lastly, The Affordable Care Act is a 2700 page bill that is designed to bankrupt the insurance companies. Employers will elect to pay the penalities versus the premiumns on insurance plans or they will change the employees status to “Independent Contractor” and have them file 1099 instead of 1040’s. Everyone knows that Independent contractors have to fund their own insurance plans. Comparing the US to Canada is like comparing apples to figs. The USA’s population is 9 times larger than Canada and Canadians have a year waiting list to see specialists. Let’s fix social security and medicare before we tackle our mixed system of payers and turn it into a single payer government system!

        • Daisy:
          Here are responses to your responses:
          1. Yes children are harmed by the actions of their parents. The question we were discussing is how our society needs to respond to that harm. You mention that, currently, millions are spent to treat the impacts of such abuse. Do you believe that we should ignore this?

          2. You believe that social services cannot step in to help children when parents fail. I suggested that when families and communities could not help children thrive, government could try to help. How would it help? I wasn’t only discussing special needs children and I wasn’t suggesting that any children be taken from their families and delivered to foster care. My notion is that resources could be directed to help children, early on, to do better in school and get good nutrition. And when they reach college age, can make college affordable or, for those children who are not a good match for college, some sort of training program in skilled professions (plumbing, electricians, etc.)that are always in demand. This is only one way that additional resources, if directed at the right time and in the right way, could help nurture children and help them develop into productive citizens.

          3.No. I have no experience with children who have suffered fetal alcohol syndrome. However, again, if social services and education were more prevalent, perhaps there would be fewer instances of this problem.

          Finally, I’m not against spending money on defense and I think some wars are necessary. I looked at the link you provided and am very happy that the US worked to defeat Hitler and frustrate Stalin. However at least twice in my life we went to war (in Vietnam and in Iraq) unnecessarily; I don’t know how much money was wasted but it was plenty. That’s the issue I was trying to bring up. Currently our defense budget is much greater than it should be, primarily because of corporate interests lobbying to keep the gravy train rolling. This goes back to another comment I made that you didn’t discuss. That the wealthy and connected are not embarrassed to request federal support while you believe that that is un-American and shameful. Why shouldn’t the poor make their needs known and act to have them met?

          • Martin,

            If you will refresh your memory, my initial reason for responding to your thread was to take issue with your statement “we have no medical system in place to support the health of poor young children or young mothers”. When I pointed out the extreme error of your statement, you had the decency to admit that you were exaggerating. My biggest issue with your philosphy is that you fail to see the big picture and how our CURRENT US social systems (Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security)required 43% of all Government spending in 2010! http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:U.S._Federal_Spending_-_FY_2010.svg&page=1 references this statistic. Who knows what the current percentage is, because a budget hasn’t been issued for over 2 years now!

            This amount is un-sustainable and fiscal experts agree that at the current rate of spending, Medicare will go bankrupt by 2020 and Social Security will loose 25% of its revenue by 2030. Beyond that, our astronomical National debt as of 15 October 2012, is approximately $11.344 trillion dollars. In 2010, Our debt compared to our gross national product is 85%. Today it is probably over 100%, meaning that we OWE as much or than we produce! That my friend is dangerous living and something that should keep every American up at night, when you consider that 48% of our debt is covered by China and Japan!

            We need to go back to a nation of being debt free and obligated to no one! For the borrower is always a slave to the lender! China has 1 BILLION more citizens than the US and is said to be the waking giant that will dominate the world by 2020. They, along with Russia disregard world charters (especially in the fishing industry) and with their sophisticated use of sonar, are predicted to deplete most/all of the fish from the oceans by 2050.

            • Please, EVERYBODY…go to google then search FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS. Then go to the IMAGES OF Frank Marshall Davis/Obama. It is absolutely amazing how much Barack Hussain Obama looks like him. I know Frank was Barack Hussain Obama’s mentor (that is not denied by Obama) but they look like father & son, honestly. Read some of the articles about Frank Marshall Davis and also google Valerie Jarrett (White House Advisor). I got curious after I read the post from Don Fredrick on CAN IT ALL BE COINCIDENCE in response to a post on this site back to yd2008. I read the 6 page post from this site then started to do my own fact checking; I think we should be very frightened about the relationships Barack Hussain Obama has had in his past and possibly current relationships. Research and educate yourselves before you VOTE this year.

            • I did read it…AND I think you should repost it everyday so everyone will realize the importance of the information you shared. I didn’t know half of those details you posted but scared me to death!!!

  230. I would ask Obama what he thinks of the BLS fact that was just posted showing a net loss of over 1 million construction jobs since his presence,given that the BLS is so accurate.

    • Michael: I’ll answer for him.

      In a recession, companies fire people.

      In 2008, we were in total free-fall and panic. During the comparable period, unemployment under Hoover went from 3% to 25%.

      Since the bottom, the stock market has DOUBLED in value. Corporations are boasting historic record profits.

      In a recovery, companies are supposed to hire people.

      If you want to put construction workers back to work, Congress will have to pass Obama’s Jobs Bill.

      • He already had one jobs bill called the “stimulus” which didnt work as the BLS numbers bare out so we another “stimulus” in order to further reduce GDP growth which has dropped the past two years.

        • Michael, that is simply not true. We were facing a total collapse, JUST like the Great Depression. What the first stimulus did is stop the slide. Look at the stock market. It bottomed out just over a month after Obama was sworn in.

          Since then, the stock market has DOUBLED, and corporations are recording historic, record profits. Yeah, apparently we’re still in free-fall. . .

          • Obama already had his chance for his Changes to America. He of course has a plan…but not at all in our Country or the People’s best interest the least to say. Just remember now you are posting your comments…with Obama in office for another 4 years….forget all your FREEDOM…you won’t even be discussing anything in your home if you still have a home. Don’t think that America your Country cannot be taken away from you and your Constitution or even the Declaration of Independence. It is all about his own self interest and financial power. This election is not about Dems or Reps or any other party…..it is about Freedom vs. Socialism. If you don’t see it…..you need to start believing. Don’t underestimate Obama’s plan. How many of your ancestors immigrated to the United States of America so they could live in a free country and live their life as they wish? Remember that is what America is all about not illegal aliens (Obama’s Plan), I am speaking of people in the world who left their dictatorship to live a free life with free enterprise and unlimited opportunities for them and their children (us). Has Obama fulfilled his promises? Is our Country better off in these 4 years of his office? He said he would cut the deficit in half…which is now x 3 = $16 Trillion. He said the Obamacare Plan would cost $9 Trillion…it is now tripled $27 trillion. He gave our taxpayer dollars to General Motors which we will never get back. Too too many for me to comment. What else does Obama need to do so you will open your eyes and see the TRUTH? GOD BLESS AMERICA…..AND BLESS THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN. Oh..and I have to say this one…it really affected me when America’s President did not place his right hand over his heart in respect for our Flag and Pledge of Allegiance. What is most important….your FREEDOM or what you can believe you are going to get FREE? Wake up America….I don’t understand how so many Americans are that blinded. God Bless You!

            • Diane:

              Obama’s first term should be compared to Herbert Hoover’s.

              A Depression begin in the first year of their presidencies.

              Under Hoover, unemployment went from 3% to 25%.

              I rest my case.

        • Michael..to add to your comment: In the 2007 fiscal year, U.S. federal debt held by the public was approximately $5 trillion (36.8 percent of GDP) and total debt was $9 trillion (65.5 percent of GDP). Debt held by the public represents money owed to those holding government securities such as Treasury bills and bonds. Total debt includes intra-governmental debt, which includes amounts owed to the Social Security Trust Funds (about $2.2 trillion in FY 2007)and Civil Service Retirement Funds. By August 2008, the total debt was $9.6 trillion.
          Based on the 2010 U.S. budget, total national debt will nearly double in dollar terms between 2008 and 2015 and will grow to nearly 100% of GDP, versus a level of approximately 80% in early 2009. Multiple government sources including the current president, the GAO, Treasury Department, and CBO have said the United States is on an unsustainable fiscal path. However, ahead of predictions, total national debt reached 100% by the third quarter of 2011. If counted using the total public debt outstanding over the annual GDP in chained 2005 dollars, the ratio reached 115% on Feb. 2012.

          Sad so sad….no excuse. Why are Americans still blinded by this evil man? GOD BLESS AMERICA….LAND OF THE FREE!

          • Some folks are truly blinded by lack of education; I think they are living with fear of losing some or all of their government benefits which is understandable; although, they believe that Barack Hussain Obama is going to “help” them. The debates and the media speak in such a language that is hard to understand if you have not had enough education to understand them. I do wish we could explain that under Barack Hussain Obama the short (very short) period of time might look very promising for those in need of our government to be in their lives (deeply controlling their lives and future)but within a couple of years he will have complete control over the loyal people who believe in him. I think it is very sad that he has USED them and taken advantage of them knowing a majority of his faithful supporters don’t understand what is about to happen and he will control us like puppets. Many are in what they know as United States poverty but if Barack Hussain Obama is re-elected those same people will understand what Global poverty feels like; I honestly wish I could help them see the larger picture but have no idea where to begin. Do not blame or ridicule these individuals. Pray they will gain knowledge before they vote themselves into a far more serious financial position.

  231. I want to know why it has become a put down the other person contest? I want to know how the presidential candidates plan to overcome a resistant congress and senate? It doesn’t matter what either one of them says if they can’t get the 2/3 vote that they need to get “REAL” change, then at the end of the day, all this venom and name calling and such is causing AMerica to become more negative and ATTITUDE REFLECTS LEADERSHIP. Americans are only going to treat each other as good as you so called leaders treat each other. I believe REAL change starts with treating each other with respect so when are all the politicians going to start doing what’s in the best interest of AMERICA instead of what is in the best interest of themselves and their own personal goals. You are there for THE PEOPLE and I think that that has been forgotten.

    • Bridget…YOU are so RIGHT! This election is not about the parties, self-interest (Obama), it is about Our Freedom and Our Country. With Obama in office, I believe it has created a dividing line in our Country (Dems vs. Reps)…and this is what I believe is part of his plan. This election we all must Vote for our Freedom or vote for Government Dictatorship. Bottom line….GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  232. Bridget,

    You ask the question why it has become a put down contest? The answer lies in our erosion of “civility”. Just turn on any realtity show “The Housewifes of New Jersey” comes to mind and see how people treat one another. Vile name calling; put-downs; attacking ones’ personhood and character is what is considered “normal” now. The louder you can talk and being associated with similar ruthless people is what dominates now. We as a nation MUST go back to yesterday’s values of living by the golden rule and personal accountability, before we completely self-destruct. Just go to any mall or public place and listen to how the young people talk. Few know how to listen, how to wait patiently for their turn to speak, but will abrasively talk over others and not engage in any meaningful conversation. It is also extremely sad to hear that most younger people aspire to be “famous” than any other life goal and consequently they aren’t ashamed to exploit themselves and others to get what they want.

  233. I would ask Obama
    1. Why he couldn´t pass a budget for the U.S. in four years?
    2. How he thinks the economy will do in the next four years since his administration has trippled the money supply?
    3. How will small businesses do under the pressure of Obama care?
    4. What does the oath of office mean when it says that you shall
    uphold the constitution and the laws of the united states of America?
    5 How have you failed that oath of office in appointing Hillary Clinton as secretary of State or in the unilateral decisions taken in respect to the General Moters bond holders.
    6. What more will the Obama Administration do to stop the flow of illegal aliens into the united States and the explosion of immigrants from muslim countries.
    I would Ask Romney
    1. What he thinks the oath of office means when it says to uphold the constitution and the laws of the united states of America.
    2. Does he believe that after trippling the money supply in the last four years that the chickens aren´t going to come home to roost with hyper inflation in the next since the government has no capacity to cut real spending and only can bargin over future spending which has yet to occur ten years down the road.
    3. If small businesses are the engine of employment what will he do to invigorate small businesses in the United States.
    4.What will a Romney administration do to stop the flow of illigal aliens and explosion of immigrants into the united states.

    • My husband’s employer has already figured out that it would cost him less to pay the government penalty than to cover his employees health care benefit. THAT’S THE PLAN FOLKS!!! If the employers figure this out then WE will be FORCED into Obamacare and the government will reap the financial benefits of the penalty monies. FIRE Barack Hussain Obama or be a government puppet.

      • Hi Donna: Sounds good for the employers as far as from a financial standpoint. But have you read the Obamacare Plan? It is not in any way close to covering the people for their medical care. This is what Obama planned so that employers will come to that decision only based on the money end. The Obamacare is devastating when it comes to who, what, when, where, and why someone needs medical treatment. The government will decide with their own assigned so-called medical personnel. Keep in mind, these assigned people are not all doctors. When a women gets pregnant and Obamacare decides she doesn’t need certain medical treatment but her situation could be fatal, what happens then? Does the women get the medical treatment, does she have to fight to get the proper treatment, does she have a choice, or too bad, too sad! What about cancer patients, what about senior citizens? From what I undertand, senior citizens will be last on the list of any proper medical treatment. How can you even think that way? So you are basing your Freedom, Country, and future life on SO-CALLED FREE health insurance from Obama. Mmmmm….Nothing in life is Free. The only exception is America and our Freedom. Do you believe that there may be some sort of loop holes in the Obamacare plan? You believe he created this Plan for your best healthcare? I am a little confused, since he hasn’t done anything he said he would in the last 4 years that is in the best interest of our Country and People. Why would this plan be different? Please don’t address the Obamacare plan as the reason that anyone in America would be the deciding factor when they vote. I know that there are people in America who need healthcare and cannot afford it. But this Obamacare plan is not the answer to America…it is very deceiving and misinterpreted. I know we Americans are much smarter than what the Obama administration believes, and I wouldn’t think any differently about what the Dems think who work for this administration. Don’t underestimate them…or let them fool you. Our Country and Freedom is not Obama’s beliefs. As a Marxist, how can you think he even believes in our American Dream. And I can’t understand why Americans can’t see through him. This election is not about Dems/Reps, it is about our Freedom and the American Dream. Obama is trying to get the American people to focus on the Republicans by creating a division in our Country (Dems vs. Reps) just with this election. He has in his own evil way, I believe he passed the Obamacare plan underestimating the American people and basically thinks we are STUPID! And the women don’t think he has any plans for you in the future of America. He continues to discriminate against Romney his only recourse, which shows me he has no plan for America, but his own self-interest, and continues to speak of lies that he created by using Romney as an escape goat. This way he can avoid his own beliefs which he will not unfold to the American people. He continues to LIE and has not told America any TRUTH since he has been in office. I pray that you and every American really think about what has happened and is happening in our Country before you VOTE. GOD BLESS AMERICA…..AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN!

  234. With regard to the first question, Congress has the responsibility to craft and enact our national budget. The president proposes a budget to Congress but they can fine tune his suggestions or take a meat ax to it. I suppose a more pertinent question is how President Obama, if reelected, can better engage Republicans and some reluctant Democrats to work with him on devising a budget that can pass Congress and gain his approval. To an extent the Republicans, who have given defeating a second term for Obama a higher priority than addressing the nation’s problems, won’t have that excuse this time around and might be more conciliatory. The fifth question should not be presented to the President … it is clearly unreasonable. The sixth question refers to an “explosion of immigrants from muslim countries.” Can Mr. Kenney provide some data on that? However, given the turmoil in those countries, it’s not surprising. I believe that my paternal grandfather left Europe during the leadup to the first World War. And a failed potato harvest in Ireland inspired many to leave that country for the US. It’s certainly not unusual to see immigration patterns dictated by unrest, economic troubles at home, and warfare.

  235. Governor Romney, in the first debate you gave the President some advice on how to ‘work across the aisle’ with the other party. Were you aware that Mitch McConnell declared that the first priority of the Republicans was to make sure that President Obama was not reelected, and that, since President Obama has been in office, the Republican Party has set records for filibustering legislation and presidential appointments and that the Republicans threatened to force a Government shutdown and a U.S. default on its debt if the Democrats didn’t agree to significant cuts to current year programs, and do you think that this approach of obstructionism on the part of the Republican party have helped or hurt President Obama’s efforts to work ‘across the aisle’?”

  236. Boethe Behr: During President Hoover’s time in office, the whole world was affected and these issues were happening at that time:
    •Stock Market Crash (1929)
    •Start of the Great Depression (1929)
    •Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1930)
    •Bonus Army March (1932)
    •Lame Duck Amendment Ratified (1933)

    Hoover was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, United States of America. He grew up a Quaker. From age 10, he lived in Oregon. Hoover worked from 1896-1914 as a Mining Engineer. During World War I, he headed the American Relief Committee which helped Americans stranded in Europe. He then was the head of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium and the American Relief Administration which sent out tons of food and supplies to Europe. He served as the U.S. Food Administrator (1917-18). He was involved in other war and peace efforts. From 1921-28 he served as the Secretary of Commerce for Presidents Harding and Coolidge.

    On Black Thursday, October 24, 1929, stock prices began falling heavily. Then on October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed even further which began the Great Depression. Because of massive speculation including many individuals borrowing money to purchase stocks thousands of people lost everything with the stock market crash. However, the Great Depression was a worldwide event. During the Depression, unemployment rose to 25%. Further around 25% of all banks failed. Hoover did not see the enormity of the problem soon enough. He did not enact programs to help the unemployed but instead put some measures in place to help businesses.

    In May 1932, approximately 15,000 veterans marched on Washington to demand immediate payment of bonus insurance money that had been awarded in 1924. This was known as the Bonus March. When Congress did not answer their demands, many of the marchers stayed and lived in shantytowns. Hoover sent General Douglas MacArthur in to move the veterans out. They used tear gas and tanks to make them leave and set fire to their tents and shacks.

    The Twentieth Amendment was passed during Hoover’s time in office. This was called the ‘lame-duck amendment’ because it decreased the time when an outgoing president would be in office after the November election. It moved the date of inauguration up from March 4th to January 20th.

    Herbert Hoover was president during one of the worst economic disasters in America’s history. He was unprepared to take the necessary measures to help the unemployed. Further, his actions against groups like the Bonus Marchers made his name synonomous with the Depression.

    Poor Analogy…Obama doesn’t have half of these issues and his still failed!

    • Diane:

      I don’t disagree with anything you just went on about–up to the last line. It’s true that Hoover, basically, did nothing for four years as our economy caused the entire world to slip into economic chaos.

      Things could have been much worse this time. Are you trying to tell us you haven’t heard about the chaos in European economies? Even China is feeling a slow-down. Hellllo?

      Under Hoover, unemployment HERE went from 3% in his first year to 25% at the end of his one term–and the entire world crashed.

      This time, the free fall stopped a MONTH after Obama was inaugurated. It took 12 years for the economy to come back the last time, and it’s going to take a number of years this time, too.

      Even so, this time, the stock market has already DOUBLED in value since the bottom–just short if its all-time high. Meanwhile, corporations are boasting historic, record-high profits, and productivity has boomed.

      The fact that all that wealth is being hoarded and is not “trickling down” to you and me is not the president’s fault.

      • Goethe: Yes, you are correct about the stock market and the corporations are recording historic, record profits. These are the economic controls of our Nation. That is why Obama supports and will get the stock market and Big Boy industries on his side (General Motors). It is all about the money and his self-interest for greater power and control of our America!

        • Diane:
          Actually Romney does better in raising funds from Wall St. and industry than Obama.

          If you want to accuse anyone of going after money as a prime motive in life it’s silly to focus on Obama and ignore Romney. People speculate that his wealth exceeds $250 million but who knows how much he has stashed away overseas. He could easily be a billionaire. And you say that Obama is “all about the money!”

          • Question: Is there an objection to raising money for campaigning? If that’s what it takes in our current system, that’s what it takes. It would be great if there were free access to neutral websites and/or TV/Radio during campaign seasons where all you get are the facts and links to fact checks etc. but we’re not quite there yet. Is there an objection to having a lot of wealth? Seems to me it matters more what you do with it.

            • I heard that someone did a study that suggested that there is a saturation point, with a point of diminishing returns. That is, at some point, any more spending is just wasted.

              In the “swing states,” they are spending a horrible amount per voter on pathetic propaganda. Seems to me, we’d all be better off if they used the Mexican model–just hand out gift cards for grocery stores to sway voters. That’s a lot better than hundreds of thousands of sick, twisted commercials that are bending people’s minds out of shape.

            • Agreed. Maybe it should be a crime with penalty for LIES Washington candidates tells. 🙂 I’m not down with the ‘we get what we deserve’ philosophy since we usually get what the most uninformed deserve.

            • Lynn: Exactly, that is what America is all about….the Land of Opportunity! The difference is in America everyone has the same opporutnity to WORK to EARN the same money and spend it as they wish. They can GIVE to the less fortunate or help others in need if they wish. Obama has not worked as we the Americans believe to earn any money….he has spent the People’s money for his Plan (self-interest) and beliefs. He is a muslim…and nobody can make me believe he is here as a President, but not a U.S. President for the American people. Believe in what you believe…..that is our Freedom in America. But before you Vote….you may want to make sure that the man you believe in also believes in you!

              Watch the attached video….you may be surprised!

              GOD BLESS AMERICA!


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          • Martin, I do not say that Romney doesn’t have money….of course he does. He dedicated his time and worked hard into earning his money here in America. Just some facts about Mitt Romney that we will not hear about from the media!
            Mitt Romney:
            After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.
            As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.
            Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone,Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
            Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.
            Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
            Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.
            Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.
            Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.
            No salary as president of the Olympics 3 years.
            No salary as MA governor 4 years.
            That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is!
            And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income….Obama gave 1%
            Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%
            This is real character vs….well you know what!
            At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or squander my money on vacations. I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the “Spending President and First Lady” have gotten us into. We didn’t know that when Obama said he’d give us change, he meant nickels and dimes, and he would get the big bucks. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.
            He never took drugs or smoked pot. Never got drunk. Did not associate with communists or terrorists. He didn’t teach Asylim principles (self-interest, government = stock market + corporations)to our college students (Chicago). Nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the United States.

            Totally two different people with different backgrounds, beliefs, and hearts. I VOTE ROMNEY! I want our President to have a heart and believe in “We the People” of our America and know in his heart what it means to be an American. GOD BLESS AMERICA….LAND THAT I LOVE…STAND BESIDE HER AND GUIDE HER…………….I BELIEVE IN ROMNEY!

        • Diane:

          If your concern is that the banksters will be set loose to put us back in the situation that brought us our current problems, here’s a list of Romney’s top contributors:

          Goldman Sachs $891,140
          Bank of America $668,139
          JPMorgan Chase & Co $663,219
          Morgan Stanley $649,847
          Credit Suisse Group $554,066
          Citigroup Inc $418,263
          Wells Fargo $414,750
          Barclays $403,800
          Kirkland & Ellis $393,667
          Deloitte LLP $355,390
          HIG Capital $338,000
          PricewaterhouseCoopers $333,600
          Blackstone Group $308,725
          UBS AG $308,130
          Elliott Management $281,175
          Bain Capital $268,470
          EMC Corp $257,250
          General Electric $214,450
          Ernst & Young $213,525
          Sullivan & Cromwell $197,150

          I’m not saying Obama is going to waive a magic wand to fix the mess, but the list above is the people who CAUSED the mess, so don’t expect Romney to be on YOUR side.

            • Diane:

              I wouldn’t say that. The last time we had an economic panic this bad, in 1929, unemployment went from 3% to 25% in Hoover’s one term. Obama’s unemployment rate went up a few points, but is already going down. Yeah, you’re right, I guess we should praise Obama.

            • Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billion Last Year on the Obama Family… 24 Times the Royal Family

              “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever”


              In his book Presidential Perks Gone Royal: Your Taxes Are Being Used For Obama’s Re-election, Keith Gray argues the taxpayers are on the hook for $1.4 billion in the last year to pay for all the perks the Obama family gets.

              From theDC:

              Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.

              In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

              Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the “total cost of the presidency,” factoring the cost of the “biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever,” a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One “running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.”

              “The most concerning thing, I think, is the use of taxpayer funds to actually abet his re-election,” Gray, who worked in the Eisenhower administration and for other Republican presidents, said in an interview with TheDC on Wednesday.

              “The press has been so slow in picking up on this extraordinary increase in the president’s expenses,” Gray told TheDC.

              Specifically, Gray said taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.

              Read more at http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20120927009-taxpayers-obama.html#XFkkvYUe2F5WtBzK.99

              Obama already does what he wants….he does not respect our country, our constitution, our forefathers, our laws, our beliefs, our flag, and most of all the American people. What is going on? Are the Obama voters that brainwashed?

  237. Goethe: Let me add….maybe your analogy was a good comparison. Hoover didn’t take care of our land or our people…..that’s one of the reasons he was never re-elected. He Failed…just like Obama!

  238. An anti-Obama superpac has recently utilized the following bit of deception to demonstrate what a bad job Obama has done with our economy;

    They advertised that, for one day only, drivers could go to a gas station in town and pay ~$1.80/gallon… the price of gasoline when Obama was sworn into office … instead of the $3.60/gallon you pay now. Sounds like gasoline prices doubled during his first term and that his policies have failed.

    What they didn’t tell you is that in July 2008 the average cost for a gallon of gasoline was over $4 but, due to the collapse of the world economy later in 2008 and early 2009, the average price had dropped to about $1.60. That was the market price of gasoline at the bottom of the economic crash when industry wasn’t producing and many throughout the world couldn’t work.

    As the world economy has improved demand for oil and gasoline has increased so that prices are recovering to pre-crash levels. These are, apparently, set by the market when there is actually demand for oil. That is, when the economy is working again.

    This was a pretty clever but very misleading bit of political theater. So … be careful about swallowing everything you hear.

  239. Why is it that you both can raise hundreds of millions of dollars for your campaigns in a month, when you can raise all that money to help Americans who are in need. Such as New Orleans, tornado damaged towns,And just hungry children in this country? Answer me this!

    • Michael: Wouldn’t it be great if we evaluated candidates by how much money they can raise for charity, and how well it is spent?

    • Michael, you are so right. And to tell TRUTH and even more real is Obama has broken the record for the highest campaign funds raised (or taken from the American taxpayers) in our presidential history. And to boot…he also broke the record in our presidential history for our government deficit (just in four years tripled) the highest defict in history. He is just a money hungry man….and doesn’t share one cent! Wow….what a President.


      • Goethe: How can you not see? I just don’t know why you do not see the whole picture of what is going on now in America. I hope when you vote…you vote for the man you can trust with your life and believe that this man will believe in you.

  240. Obama: Is this true?

    Israeli Psychologist on Obama

    Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist and has written extensively about narcissism. INTERESTING VIEW ON OUR PRESIDENT!

    Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident — a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling…His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political
    speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi “religious” impact on so many people.

    The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes “Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens.

    Vaknin says that Obama’s language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

    Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves.

    Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People’s Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist.

    David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, Kim Jong Ill and Adolph Hitler are a
    few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas,
    invariably they brought them to their doom.

    When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the
    development of NPD is childhood abuse “Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations,” says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages were even less common then.

    His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia, a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979.
    “She died of cancer in 1995.”

    One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality
    that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands.
    They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service.

    The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to
    them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath
    them and does not deserve their attention.

    If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The “present” vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him.

    Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father.

    Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself?

    Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless.

    As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.

    A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for
    his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.

    This election was like no other in the history of America. The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake.
    What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world?

    I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined.

    This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple.

    The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting.
    They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960’s.

    Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America, and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations…It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House.

    America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.

    Do I need to say anymore?

      • Goethe: Was this too much for you to read or you just don’t want to read it? Maybe you don’t want to believe the truth or you don’t want to hear anything about Obama. Whatever it is….no matter what a person promises they will do doesn’t change anything until that person actually does what they promised. I pray that you open your heart and mind before you Vote.


        • We:

          No, it was just such boring silliness.

          I’m not really for Obama. I am against that hypocrite Romney, who embodies only the things that are wrong with this country.

          Why don’t we have a psychologist explain your neurotic obsession, while we’re at it?

          GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

          • Goethe: I am so proud…you actually said God Bless America….so you do believe!

            That is what I am trying to say here. If you don’t vote for either party….then you threw your vote away (or basically gave it to Obama).

            GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!

  241. I would ask Obama questions regarding his beliefs and why did he run for president for the USA. I vote Romney….our Country and People will not exist anymore with Obama.


    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    CAN IT ALL BE COINCIDENCE? by Don Fredrick, ©2012, blogging at The Obama Timeline

    (Oct. 1, 2012) — As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. “The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s driver’s license certainly did not paint a picture of a grieving husband who had nothing to do with his pregnant wife’s disappearance and murder.”

    In the four years I have been gathering information about—and evidence against—Barack Hussein Obama, I have encountered hundreds of coincidences that strike me as amazing. None of those coincidences, by themselves, may mean much. But taken as a whole it is almost impossible to believe they were all the result of chance. Consider the Obama-related coincidences:

    Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

    Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

    Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

    Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happen not to mind exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

    After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

    Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

    Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

    Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

    Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.

    In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks (Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

    In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

    In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

    In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

    In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.

    Obama just happened to save $300,000 on the purchase of a $1.65 million Chicago mansion for which he deposited only $1,000 in earnest money, while the seller’s adjacent empty lot which was appraised at no more than $500,000 just happened to be sold at the inflated price of $625,000 to Rita Rezko, who just happened to earn only $37,000 per year working for Cook County government, and who just happened to be married to Tony Rezko, who just happened to be Obama’s main money man for his political campaigns, and who only days before the Obama mansion purchase just happened to obtain a $3.5 million loan from wealthy Iraqi Nadhmi Auchi, who just happened to have been kicked out of Iraq, and who just happened to have been convicted of corruption charges in France, and who just happened to ask Rezko to ask then-U.S. Senator Obama to help him obtain a visa to travel to the United States.

    Rita Rezko just happened to borrow the money for the $625,000 empty lot from the Mutual Bank of Harvey, which just happened to be run by Tony Rezko’s pal Amrish Mahajan, whose wife Anita just happened to have been charged with fraudulently receiving $2 million in Illinois taxpayer dollars for drug tests never performed by her company, K. K. Bio-Science, which just happened to have a no-bid contract with the state, and whose computers just happened to disappear right before investigators arrived to take them away for evidence.

    Obama just happened to obtain a $1.32 million mortgage for his mansion even though the payments of $8,000 per month (plus at least $1,500 per month in property taxes) exceeded 50 percent of his $162,100 U.S Senate salary income, and even though Michelle Obama was claiming that she and her husband were still paying off substantial student loans and were struggling to pay for piano lessons for their daughters, one of whom just happens to look remarkably like one of the daughters of Malcolm X.

    Obama just happened to obtain his mansion mortgage from Northern Trust Bank, whose Board of Directors just happened to include Susan Crown, who just happened to be part of the wealthy Crown family, which just happened to donate to Obama’s campaigns, and which just happened to have ownership in defense contractor General Dynamics Corporation, and the Crown family just happened to sit on the board of energy company Exelon, formerly known as Commonwealth Edison, which just happened to have had Thomas Ayers as its CEO, and the Crown family also owned the Maytag appliance company, which just happened to move its operations to Mexico, after its employees just happened to donate to Obama’s campaign, after he just happened to pledge that he would keep their jobs in Galesburg, Illinois.

    In June 2005, just months after Obama became a U.S. Senator, Michelle Obama just happened to be named a “non-executive director” of the board of TreeHouse Foods, a supplier of Wal-Mart, for a salary of $51,200 in 2005 and $101,083 in 2006, and she just happened to be given 7,500 TreeHouse stock options, worth approximately $72,375, even though she just happened to know nothing about the private sector or running a business.

    In 2006 Obama pushed for a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago, and his wife Michelle just happened to be promoted to Vice-President of Community and External Affairs for the hospitals with a salary increase from $121,900 to $316,962, and she just happened to receive public relations help from Obama’s political strategist David Axelrod, whose mother just happened to write for a communist newspaper.

    In 2006 Sarah P. Herlihy, an associate of the Chicago law firm of Kirkland and Ellis, whose employees later contributed $87,722 to Obama’s presidential campaign, and whose partner Bruce I. Ettleson just happened to be a member of Obama’s campaign finance committee, just happened to write a paper
    calling for the elimination of the “natural born citizen” requirement in the U.S. Constitution.

    Obama just happened to visit Kenya in 2006 to support his cousin, Raila Odinga, a Muslim socialist candidate for president, who just happened to have ties to both al-Qaeda and Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi, and who just happened to have been educated in communist East Germany, and who just happened to name his son Fidel, and who just happened to plan on establishing Shari’ah Muslim law in Kenya, and whose activities prompted the Kenyan government to lodge an official protest of Obama’s passport abuse and misconduct, and Obama’s actions just happened to have been denounced by the U.S. State Department as being in direct opposition to U.S. National Security, and after Odinga, for whom Obama just happened to have raised $950,000, lost the election, his Muslim followers just happened to burn Christian women and children alive in a church where they had sought refuge.

    In 2006 Obama endorsed Alexi Giannoulias in his race for Illinois State Treasurer and stated that he is “…one of the most outstanding young men I could ever hope to meet”—even though Giannoulias just happened to be only 29 years old and even though his family’s Broadway Bank just happened to finance Chicago crime figures like Michael “Jaws” Giorango, a Chicago thug with convictions for bookmaking and promoting prostitution, and even though virtually all of Chicago’s Democrat politicians were keeping their distance from Giannoulias, whose reputation was so questionable he even failed to get the endorsement of the Chicago Democrat Party—which just happens to almost never be concerned about questionable reputations.

    Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, once worked for the Ford Foundation’s Asia program, which just happened to be run by Peter Geithner, who just happened to be the father of Timothy Geithner, who just happened to neglect to pay Social Security taxes on much of his income, which just happened to somehow qualify him to be Obama’s Treasury Secretary.

    During the 2008 campaign Obama’s passport records just happened to have been illegally searched by an employee of a firm headed by John O. Brennan, and Lt. Quarles Harris, Jr., who was cooperating with federal investigators in connection with the incident, just happened to be found with a bullet in his head, and the murder just happened never to be solved, and Obama later just happened to make Brennan his terrorism and intelligence advisor.

    On election night in 2008 in Chicago’s Grant Park, Obama just happened to wear a black suit and a red tie, and his older daughter just happened to wear a red dress, and his younger daughter just happened to wear a stark black dress, and his wife Michelle just happened to wear an arguably unattractive black dress that appeared to have a giant red X design, which just happened to prompt some to wonder if their clothing just happened to denote black power, communism, and Malcolm X, and at the very least prompted others to wonder why anyone would have his daughter wear a jet-black dress for a celebratory occasion—or where one could even just happen to find a store that sells black dresses for little girls.

    From election night forward there are hundreds of other “just happeneds,” not the least of which is the long-form birth certificate released by Obama in April 2011 which just happened to consist of multiple image layers, including various objects which can be separated and rotated with computer software—which just happens to be impossible if a birth certificate is merely scanned and not computer-constructed by a forger.

    I could go on… but you get the idea.

    If Obama just happens to win reelection on November 6, remember that hyperinflation just happens to be the inescapable consequence of printing trillions of dollars to cover massive government deficits.

    Here are the facts….I believe most Americans don’t even knows where this man came from and some don’t even care. I do because my life and my Freedom is at stake as long as this man is in America.

    You may want to view he video link below and tell me you believe in Obama and Obama believes in you!


    This just broke. Share quickly as YouTube may scrub it!


    I do know that Romney believes in God, our Creator. But I don’t know who Obama believes in. Do you?

    • That is such MALARKEY.

      Let’s do another video saying Romney was born of parents from the planet Vulcan in Mexico and they had to cut off his third arm in order to help him blend in, but could do nothing about his plastic personality.

      That makes as much sense as your silly video, and is just as verifiable.


        • We:

          “Nobody created this video.”

          Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-oh, dude, you slay me.




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    • We:

      It’s not an “open mike clip” if it’s an hour and a half long, and the entire thing is Romney playing himself as a VICTIM, so that the fat cats will throw more money at him.

      As for the ad, it’s total fantasy.

    • Such BS.

      Pretend for a moment that you are the President of the United States. You’re meeting with the President of Russia. But he’s already a lame duck. What happens if you negotiate with the lame duck? When the new president comes in, he takes your prior offer as a STARTING point.

      So what do you do to avoid that? You say, “yeah, yeah, sure, sure, we can talk about that NEXT YEAR.”

      What Obama was doing was putting it off to talk to the man with the power. Why deal with an underling??

  244. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – October 16, 2012

    The day after the debate, the only people that are accused in saying things that are not true is Obama.
    Obama was not eager to defend his record. What did he say that helped him or hurt Romney? More lies. He has failed and can never create the image he did in 2008…and the reason is his image is not real…it is a fantasy that fooled the American people! There are many Americans who voted for Obama in 2008 that feel betrayed and are very angry.

    Romney didn’t lose the votes last night. He picked up even more undecided votes last night. Obama sure didn’t gain any votes last night.

    More people are hearing about Obama’s lies and Candy’s lies explained to them today, then what they believed last night. Most people are saying he lied about everything and lied to get elected in 2008.

    In the deep dark crevices of their mind, there are people who believe this was an event last night and who was the best performer wins. This was not a game shifting event last night. The debate is to inform Americans on the beliefs and character of the person, who can serve as our president with their best interest being “We the People”, an honest person, the person who speaks from their heart and believes in our Free Country, America.

    The geniuses and analyst in Washington judge these debates as if they were horse raises, as if nothing had happened prior to the debate….like in a self-contained environment. Within 4 years Obama CANNOT say America is better off today than it was 4 years ago. It is important to be aware how Obama had to expend a lot of effort to come up with the next so called theory.

    In a debate, when people have made up their minds, just because a bunch of lies were told last night it doesn’t make it okay and the way it is. America does not have to settle for the economic situation our Country has been put in today by Obama. We shouldn’t even consider allowing anymore lies and judgments of who should be our President based on performance in a debate.

    What’s going on in this Country is that people really need Romney for the first time. Millions of people who don’t tune into the political issues, they are now seeing the Mitt Romney. There is no dream candidate….there is Obama and Romney. Romney does need to win these debates as if it was a college debate. The election is not about winning the debates. Some people believe that Obama won the debate. They believe that if a lie is not contradicted in the debate and Obama got away with a lie then he won. These people are stupid. If someone tells a lie and gets away with it…that’s winning on points? What is wrong with these people?

    Last night Obama was a shadow of the Obama in 2008. It is not the same Obama the people voted for in 2008. Obama had some many issues to overcome….and he didn’t even get near those issues.

    Obama didn’t seem to be speaking from his heart…he kept stumbling like he rehearsed. Nothing was flowing. Theory, theory, theory! America…speak up and quit going along with the crowd. People need to stand up and admit that Obama did lie last night. The reasons people voted for Obama in 2008 no longer exist. That was not the 2008 Obama last night. He lied about Libya and his lack of concern about the killing of our 4 Americans. You don’t score points lying. Why are the Democrats not admitting that Obama did lie and believe this unreputed lie is counted as the truth? In this situation, how can there be so many people upset with Romney, when he just told the TRUTH? Obama won because he got away with his lies…..I don’t believe lying wins debates. How does Obama win points when there are 4 Americans who died and he didn’t do anything to PREVENT this devastating terrorist attack? Not give excuses AFTER the attack…but be proactive and PREVENT the attack before it did happen. Obama quit using the video as your escape goat!

    Romney did state the economic facts today in America. Obama did not touch any of these issues. He just kept lying to cover his self-interest.

    Candy interrupted Obama 28 times…but she kept feeding the people Obama’s lies. She kept prompting Obama and I know he couldn’t have done this last night without her assistance.




    • Let me correct an error in this comment 10/17/12 just for the record: Candy interrupted Romney 28 times and only interrupted Obama 9 times.

      • We:

        I have the transcript. There are VERY few points which I would call “interruptions.”

        The problem was that BOTH of the men went overtime. You could sometimes see it on the background timeclocks.

        They should have a bell or buzzer go off when time’s up. That way, it would be obvious when the candidate is going overtime, and will reflect on them objectively.

        The “interruptions” you mention were almost all WAY overtime, and she said things like, “we have all these folks” (who want to ask questions), “you will certainly have lots of time up here coming,” “I got to move you on,” “we’re going to move you along,” “we’re going to move you along,” “we’re going to move you both along,” “I want to move us along,” “I want to move you both along,” “I want to move you along,” and so on.

        It is VERY clear from the printed transcript that she bent over backward to let both babble on too long. There should be a bell or buzzer.

  245. If people would go back and look at all the promises President Obama made to get elected. His failure to follow thru with a Democrat controlled Senate and House of Representatives the first 2 years in office are convincing enough. He says what the masses want to hear!

    This election is more important than being a Republican or a Democrat, it’s about a way of life. Just look at the staggering amount of Executive Orders this preisdent has done in comparison with the last 10 presidents? That is scary in and of itself! Read what the Executive Orders he has signed, in 2016 you might know him as King Obama!!!

    You may not like Romney but I have more faith in his experience to lead based upon his performances than Obama telling us what the majority want to hear and not responding. Obama Care is the most bloated blunder when this whole thing goes active if not changed.

    • Paul: A lot of the things Obama said he was going to try to accomplish was before the stock market crash.

      In the same position in 1929 to 1933, Hoover let unemployment go from 3% to 25%.

      I think most of us would trade half of Obama’s missed promises for things he didn’t promise–such as that the stock market more than DOUBLED from its lows in three years. And, as Fortune Magazine notes, record corporate profits, easily beating the record set in boom year 2006.

  246. Former Aide: Obama ‘Really Doesn’t Like People’
    Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 07:26 PM

    A former aide to President Barack Obama went on Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for saying that the president “really doesn’t like people.”

    “I was trying to say how President Obama, who I admire greatly, is a private person, but I deeply regret how I said it. I apologize,” the former aide, Neera Tanden, wrote on Twitter, Politico reports.

    Tanden, now president of the Center for American Progress, told New York magazine in an article published on Sunday that Obama did not call former President Bill Clinton the first two years of his term because: “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him. The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone.

    “It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people,” Tanden said in her interview with the magazine. “My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

    But the former aide did not tweet on another comment she made in the New York magazine interview, Politico reports. She said Obama renewed his ties with Clinton, who has been actively campaigning for the president, out of political expediency.

    “Obama engineered this reconciliation, and I think the whole time he was, like, ‘Why do I have to do this?’?” Tanden said in the interview. “He did it because he wanted to win, and this was the way to do it.”

    Does this sound familiar? See if you can name a few people who REALLY don’t like other people. I can!

    • We:

      We’re not any more impressed than the last time you posted this stupidity.

      Can’t think of anything else to say??

      • Who are we? I am not posting for your insults and comments. This is for the American people who need to know and believe in America. Go on with your comments cause if you don’t want Romney in office than this will be the last years you will be posting on anything.

  247. Company profits that are sitting on the sidelines when people need jobs, WHY? What about the sheer volume of his Executive Orders?

    • Paul:

      Pffft. Quite a stretch.

      It just proves that supply-side economics don’t work.

      Corporations are not “job creators.” They’re “job destroyers.” Can you really argue with the truth that the corporation’s goal is to maximize profits utilizing the fewest possible workers??

      CONSUMERS are the real “job creators,” who create jobs by creating demand, and corporations hire people–as a last resort–to make profit by producing the supply.

      Nothing wrong with that. That’s how the system works. But to suggest that if you throw money at corporations that they will run out and hire people is just plain silly.

      In this case, corporations are rolling in dough like never before, but you ain’t a-gonna get a buck of it.

  248. Obama claims he is offended when people question his administration.

    He needs to pull up his diaper and get over it because there are a lot of people questioning his motives and actions that resulted in the deaths of our four Americans in Libya.

    HERE IS the perfect example…he must of forgot he is in America….and We the People do have freedom of speech and the right to vote on these issues. It is NOT his administration….it is the People’s Administration of the United States of America. We The People are the government!

    Do any of the Obama voter’s get this now? He wants ALL the POWER for his own self-interest and beliefs to control his future world that he is now planning. Who does he sound like? Hitler…


      • You completely missed the whole analogy. It is about Obama trying to overpower the Americans and take our Country for his own self-interest. Since Obama said “his administration”… my point is that is his way of thinking. Got it!

        • We:

          Funny you should say that.

          A few weeks ago, I pointed out that Romney sees everything as “I win, you lose.” He is not satisfied with winning unless someone loses. That’s what his entire Bain life was about.

          And since that,it has become more obvious that he gets credit for everything. He almost NEVER says “we.” It’s always “I” this and “I” that.

          I gave him a new title: “His I-ness.”

  249. I understand you may not like Romney but your consistant with defending Obama. Saving GM was buying union votes with taxpayers money. Obama set the private aircraft back several years with his rhetoric about people flying in private jets and thousands of people with very good paying jobs lost there’s without any remorse on Obama’s part. When ask/challenged to come talk with the Cessna’s, Learjet, etc. he did not respond!

    • Paul:

      Here’s the thing. Willard bought the primaries by spending as much as SEVENTEEN (17) times as much as the other candidates. Yet, how did the other candidates respond? They took potshots at each other, and for the most part, let Willard get away with all of his lies and the unprecedented number of flip-flops.

      They had this stupid idea that they would kill off the others and only one person would go up against Willard. If the GOP candidates would have focused on the “front-runner,” instead, he would have been toast shortly after Iowa.

      Then Ron Paul would be coasting to the presidency. But after the others bit the dust, Willard pulled some very sleazy tricks, and for that, he cannot be forgiven.

  250. Foreign Policy – Next Debate 10/22/12

    Dinesh D’Souza, co-director of the film “2016 — Obama’s America,” and author of the new book “Obama’s America,” told Newsmax TV that President Barack Obama’s policies in the Middle East have “emboldened our enemies” and fueled anti-American attacks such as the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    The important point is that Obama deliberately undermined our allies and doesn’t seem to mind so much when forces hostile to America come to power, while also pointing to Obama’s willingness to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt over the military, which has been a friend to the U.S.

    There is a power struggle going on right now between the Egyptian military, which has been allied with America, and the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the largest organization in radical Islam. The Obama people have been telling the Egyptian military, ‘You better step down, turn away and turn over power to the Muslim Brotherhood or we will cut off U.S. aid.”

    Unlike President Jimmy Carter, who may not have fully understood the ramifications of withdrawing support from the then Shah of Iran,Obama knows full well that weakening the hand of the Egyptian military will consolidate the power of the Muslim Brotherhood and that’s why he’s doing it.

    D’Souza insists that “it’s downright baffling” American voters know so little about the man who has occupied the White House for nearly four years and that’s one reason his film now ranks as the second highest grossing political documentary of all time and the fourth highest grossing documentary in the U.S.

    He kind of came out of nowhere. But now, four years later, at the end of his first term, it’s downright baffling that so much is unknown about Obama.

    Doug Sain, one of the producers of “2016: Obama’s America,” tells Newsmax TV that the mainstream media has not done a good job in filling in the blanks for voters. “Our sincere hope is that they have a deeper understanding of what really drives this president and motivates his decision-making. I think that deep understanding will help people of all audiences have a better understanding of what direction he might take if he were to have a second term.”

    Sain said that Obama has “very deep-seeded issues” that take him in a direction that is outside the norm of what most Democrats and Republicans talk about.

    When President Obama talks about sharing the wealth, he’s not just talking about Americans sharing it internally, he’s talking about sharing that wealth globally and that’s really a radical transformation from what’s been discussed in the past. Americans ponder larger issues in the weeks leading up to the election.

    People begin to think not just about who to vote for, but larger questions about the American Dream, the direction of the country and the debt.

    D’Souza dismissed Obama’s response to the film, particularly his comment that it was “an attempt to dishonestly smear me” and he said that the White House initially tried to ignore the film.

    Then when the snowball became too big and gathered too much snow, Obama’s puppets decided it’s time to try to blast it and, yet their attack on it was so ineffective, so clumsy, so juvenile that they alleged a bunch of factual errors in the film that are not errors at all.

    If you haven’t seen the documentary, you may want to get the DVD 2016 – Obama’s America…..the truth is told.


    • We:

      Oh YES,
      SHAME on the United States of America for asking the Egyptian military to turn over power to the legally elected civil officials.

      What do they want, democracy or something??

    • The movie 2016 was interesting and gave me a whole new outlook on Barak Hussain Obama. Toward the end of the movie when the Comptroller gave in depth details on how Obama was going to do his deed without “the people” realizing it until it was too late…IT MADE SENSE AND SCARED ME TO DEATH!!!!!!

      • Yeah,I wonder how the “free press” and media would react if this same person with Obamas background would be treated was a republican.

          • Donna: You have my vote on that. His birth certificate, his social security card, his visa, etc. etc. etc. Romney would not have even gotten close to being a candidate in 2008 if this was the case. And now it is 2012 and this still is the case for Obama…..what’s wrong with this picture?

            GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  251. Americans are FREE because of our Forefathers and the many men and women, our US Military, who have fought and died for us. There is no bigger fool and hypocrite in America than the person living this Freedom, and at the same time, denouncing the providers and preservers of same. This hypocrisy must STOP today. Are you willing to be fair and honest about your Freedom? Or, do you want to rumble and lose. This is so important for us Americans right now in this Election to Vote for the Man who believes in our Freedom, our Country, and the People so we will remain a Free Country. I see this as a blindness for many Americans and I can’t say why they don’t SEE what is going to happen to America and the People with all the lies and failures given to the American people from Obama. Are you afraid of standing up and admitting to your friends and neighbors that you do believe in Freedom for our Country and the People and know in your heart that Obama is not a leader and has failed in his 4 years to prove his beliefs in America? Is it that easy to persuade Americans to believe the lies and misconceptions told to us in the past 5 years? Special note for these Americans: It is so obvious what Obama is planning for America…if you do not SEE what is going on…..Shame on YOU! I do not want to have to explain to my children why they live in a new world of Socialism. GOD BLESS AMERICA…..VOTE!!!

  252. WELFARE

    At $1.03 Trillion per year spent in welfare (food stamps, etc.), where does this money come from…taxpayers, borrowing from another program? If every bit of that money was coverted to straight cash, it would get everyone below the poverty line out of poverty for one year. We are spending $1.03 trillion per year on welfare and still not making any dent in poverty. This money is given to people with no exchange and is still not enough. Welfare and government spending does not reduce the deficit. This objective is not to get people out of poverty. This spending does not include social security and medicare. If the money was converted to cash and these people were given the education and training necessary to be self-sufficient and provide for their families and households, then we would be spending this money very wisely and at the same time reducing poverty and the deficit in terms of a much much shorter period of time compared to never with our current welfare program.

    Al Quadi is on the run….


  253. Anti-American violence continues in an alarming number of Middle East and North African nations. With the Obama Administration continuing to send U.S. taxpayer dollars to these nations, Congress is taking action.

    Congressional leaders are attempting to stop nearly $500 million dollars from being sent to Egypt. Soon there will be hearings to investigate the death of our Ambassador and other Americans in Libya. Support their efforts; sign our petition calling for the Obama Administration to stand up for America and halt the funding.

    Petition to Stop Funding Radical Middle East Nations

    To: President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton

    Your Administration must stand up for America – stop apologizing and condemn these abhorrent attacks. All U.S. funding to these countries must end until stable governments – which support America – are put in place.


    In my entire life and my children and their children’s entire life here in America, I would have never believed our Presidential Administration would come to me posting these types of comments to the American people in our Country, Land of the Free.


    • We:

      Oh, yeah, sure, let’s punish them for wanting democracy.

      Let’s not give them any credit for their intelligence to find what is right for them.

      Let’s do everything we can to make them enemies and see this as an Islam versus Christianity CRUSADE.

      There is not value at all in communication, right?

      Too late to put Mubarak back on his throne. Maybe we can find another dictator to make sure that we get our way, and the people there have no say.


    Sen. Lindsey Graham sought Wednesday to increase the pressure on President Barack Obama by suggesting he SHOULD have known the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was “a death trap” before the Sept. 11 attack that left four Americans dead.

    Graham wrote a letter to Obama on Tuesday demanding information about two previous attacks earlier this year on the consulate. The president should have known “that Benghazi was deteriorating over time” and was “a death trap for Americans” before U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed.

    “We were really the last flag flying in Benghazi. It was almost inevitable the consulate would be attacked. Everybody else had left,” referring to the Red Cross pulling out and the British consulate closing because it had been attacked once before.

    “I hold the president accountable for that. And I want to know, Mr. President, were you doing your job?” Graham asked. “Were you following the deteriorating situation in Benghazi? Did you know that the [U.S.] Libyan consulate in Benghazi, the last flag standing, was a death trap for Americans? If you didn’t, why?”

    Graham also addressed the administration’s changing accounts of the attack, including the initial claim that it grew out of a demonstration in protest of an American-made, anti-Muslim YouTube video.

    “The video had nothing to do with this because there was never a mob. It’s pretty hard to have a riot by a mob that never existed. They were trying to spin a version that would make them less culpable.”

    The real story has come out, the attack was carried out by a terrorist group with possible ties to al-Qaida.

    “It’s a story about al-Qaida coming back, Libya going south, and it destroys the [Obama campaign] narrative that by killing [Osama] bin Laden, al-Qaida’s been dismantled.” “And it also destroys the narrative you can lead from behind in Libya and everything’s fine. I hold the president personally accountable for knowing the security situation in the world.”

    Despite Obama’s claim of responsibility for the security failure in Benghazi, the president still has an “inability . . . to come to grips with the fact that we are at war with an extremist movement on a worldwide basis that wants to kill us.”

    Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, said the larger problem is, “You have a president of the United States, who as commander in chief, will not be honest with himself about the problem of radical Islam, will not be honest with the world about it.”

    This is the beginning of the collapse of Obama. I believe the facts have exposed him and he’s going to lose this election by a surprising margin.

    The undecided votes need to ask Obama questions about this devastating terrorist attack in the next debate on Foreign Policy….and demand the TRUTH and not accept his lies.



    Schwab is founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corp., a discount brokerage that has made investing around the globe, and now has more than 8 million brokerage accounts.

    If Mitt Romney is elected the economy will “pick up steam” and reverse the “no-growth policy” of President Obama that is crushing seniors with low interest rates.

    Obama’s plan to raise taxes on wealthier Americans would not solve even “a fraction” of the problem with the federal budget deficit.

    Ask yourself, what Obama policies have been the most damaging to retirees?

    The most difficult thing I see and watch in the Obama administration is their almost no-growth policy. Everywhere you turn it seems as if they’re suppressing growth….on an attitudinal thing, raising taxes or regulation. It goes on and on and on.

    And what has happened is the Obama administration has really deferred to the Federal Reserve to do anything that might help the economy. They brought interest rates down. In fact, they brought rates down to near zero.

    Who took the brunt of all of that? It’s the seniors. There are 40 million seniors in the United States. Florida alone has a huge population of seniors and these people are suffering. They get virtually no interest on their CDs, their money market accounts, their savings accounts. These are things that people planned on 35, 40 years ago. They’ve just seen their income, their nest egg, sort of disappear. They have the principal there, and that’s safe, but none of the income that they planned on to supplement their Social Security.

    VOTE for the man you believe will bring our America back to the Greatest FREE Country in the World….We The People!



    Romney will not raise or lower interest rates. This will cause the economy to pick up steam, will start growing again. People will become employed. More tax revenue will come off people’s employment. It will spin on its own way as we grow out of this thing.

    We need about a 3 percent growth. I would recommend to seniors, VOTE FOR THE MAN who is going to make us grow faster. If you want to have any income from your savings account, we’ve got to get a growing economy. That’s the only way interest rates will ever go up. Get back to NORMAL. Normal was when we had a 3 percent coupon + on our savings account. It’s zero today.”

    A PRESIDENT ROMNEY will implement policies to encourage natural growth.

    The Fed will have to increase rates because they flooded the whole world with money, the United States included. If we have growth with no increase in interest rates, we will have massive inflation. But we have to get back to a growing economy in order for us to get some lift in interest rates for our savings accounts.

    As for Romney’s tax plan, it will provide a great amount of psychological incentive. It will also inspire people that hard work is rewarded by their ability to keep more of their hard-earned income. The American way!

    Romney has talked about lowering income tax rates and limiting deductions, which include the mortgage interest deduction and charitable deduction, but not all deductions. For higher income people IF all deductions were eliminated, they would end up paying slightly more in the way of taxes.

    Romney has talked about exemptions for the middle income people of America, whether it be we deduct the mortgage payments we are making OR interest on the mortgage payments. That will probably not go away.

    A lot of the problems with the economy now are psychological, and they are also instituted by the leader of the organization, our president. When the leader of any organization gives suppressing notes, this beats up on different sectors of the economy for being too successful, that ends up converting people to being pretty depressed about their position. Successful people work hard, and with this psychological effect are going to get less work, less rewards, and less income, and we are in a funk right now as an economy.

    President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on higher income families and businesses will NOT be enough to accomplish a fraction of the problem we have with deficits of over $1 trillion dollars a year.

    I do not believe anyone who’s successful is worried about paying slightly more. That’s not the issue. Romney wants to create a system of taxes that will maximize output, maximize work, maximize incentives to do work, and then, out of the maximization of that, you get an adequate cash flow going to your federal government, your state and counties. The American Way!

    If there is a large group, 30 million people supposedly, without insurance for their medical services, everyone feels we should help them too. That’s going to cost a bunch of money. We all want a lot of new things in the economy and some of that is going to take money. But what happens is once you start growing, there’s all kinds of new money being created. If you’re shrinking, as we have been, it gets less, the pie gets smaller and smaller and smaller. We want to turn things around and get the pie bigger. The growth will produce itself.


    • WE:

      How do you know what Romney will do?

      Even HE doesn’t know.

      Why don’t we all say what we’d like to see and say our candidate will do that. Yeah, sounds like fun.

        • We:


          First, we have the issue of flip-flops. So no matter WHAT you think he’s going to do, it will only be temporary, if at all.

          Second, when asked, the answer is always one of three answers:
          (1) It’s a secret,
          (2) We don’t have time to explain, or
          (3) We’ll compromise with whatever the Democrats want.

          Take a look at his record in Massachusetts, and what he actually “achieved” there. . .

  257. Congressional Report: Welfare Spending Soars Under Obama
    Thursday, 18 Oct 2012


    EVERYONE needs to read this article. Welfare spending is outrageos and is not being implemented by our current administation for the growth of our econonomy and the people in poverty, it is only creating more economic poverty for the United States. With the government (We The People) working hard and continuing to spend ($746 billion 2011) and climbing….will NOT bring our economy up and out of this turmoil. All is told that if the current administration continues spending our money as they have for the past 4 years, our children and their children will have nothing. Most of these people on welfare can be provided with assistance for better education for a better job to be able to live the American Dream. The money should be spent to help these people to become self-supporting to grow and live their life independently, not dependent on the government for them to even survive. From everything that has happened since 2008, I really believe Obama spent this money outrageously to have these people under the Obama administration for complete control undermining these people as totally dependent and at the same time will earn their vote, so he has less interference and more control to accomplish HIS Plan for America.


    • We:

      What fluff.

      First, the story was in Sun Yung Moon’s mouthpiece newspaper/blog.

      But more importantly, what does it say? It says that poor people and middle class people are getting screwed, and have to turn to food stamps and other support. Well, DUH.

      This is, remember, after the stock market DOUBLED in price, to record high territory. So SOMEBODY in the corporate elite has lots o’ cash.

      This is, remember, in a year with RECORD profits, according to Fortune Magazine. In fact, this year’s business success handily tops the previous record–boom year 2006. So SOMEBODY in the corporate eliet has lots o’ cash.

      The money just ain’t “tricklng down,” so I, for one, am glad that we have programs to keep the non-corporate-elites from starving.


    Who in the right mind would even consider this as an issue when America has way more important issues to address (foreign affairs, international security, U.S. economy, national deficit, employment, poverty, etc. etc. etc.? Obama does not have anything more important to address as current President in these debates? He is not addressing anything about his real plan for the next 4 years, because he cannot tell the American people the TRUTH…just like he lied about his plan in the last 4 years. I believe Obama’s plan is way beyond what we as Americans could or would ever imagine what he has in store for our Country, our Military, our Freedom, and We the People.

    Ten (10) of the 20 top positions in Governor Romney’s administration were filled by women — more than any other state in the nation. Mitt Romney had a commitment to making sure women were properly represented in his administration, as his initiative was part of a campaign promise. MassGAP had been working with the Romney campaign before he was elected governor and Romney “let it be known” that he was interested in hiring women and minorities.

    He totally gets working women, especially working women like myself who had two young kids,” Ellen Roy Herzfelder, a former state secretary of environmental affairs.

    The Massachusetts Government Appointments Project — which began before Romney was elected in 2002 — acknowledged the number of women in top positions increased under Romney.

    According to a survey conducted by the University of New York in Albany at the time, the Romney administration had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America.

    Don’t believe the lies and disrespectful voice that Obama is using to try and undermine Romney. Romney’s character is nothing but a genuine true American. He has a heart of gold, he is giving, honest, humble, intelligent, a man of honor and respect for ALL the people in America.

    Obama already directly stated that he was a Muslim. He portrays a lack of respect for women, a man of no integrity.

    The Muslim’s belief: Divinity Of Women In Islam – See Women in Islam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Islam

    Sharia is on men’s side and make no mistake about it! Islam has shocked the world with the its best kept secret, that is, Sharia laws, especially its provision on matters of sex, marriage, gender rights, polygamy…etc. Islamists are dying to enact these barbaric laws wherever they see their potential of success. A few of the once secular countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, and certain parts of Malaysia and Nigeria) have come under these medieval, uncivilized, barbaric rules of Islamic Sharia. Words fail to describe the inhumane, tormenting, and mind boggling cruelty and despicable provisions contained in the Sharia laws. More importantly, this Sharia has totally robbed the Muslim women of whatever little rights they could exercise during the ‘decadent’ secular rules. The worst and the largest victim of Sharia had been the women, unquestionably.

    Quite often, we find a woman is to be stoned to death for being raped by criminals. A victim is to be executed for the crime committed by the culprits!! This is what is ‘true’ Islamic justice. Why is it so? Isn’t Islamic justice the perfect justice system on earth? After all, the Sharia is Allah’s laws. Allah could never do such abominable injustice to women. What a load of rubbish! Sharia is designed to protect men all the way. Through and through. It is simply because tyrannical men who call themselves prophets of God wrote those laws. Didn’t they? That is precisely why Sharia is always and will always remain on men’s side when it comes to sex, family, matrimonial—any matter where both sexes are involved. In making Sharia, these prophets never consulted women. Imagine what would be the provisions of Sharia if the prophets were women and not men. Here I am citing a few examples of the bias of Sharia for men. Men can punish rebellious wives by beating them. However, a woman cannot punish a rebellious husband in a similar manner. If the man is cruel then the woman must seek to please him and compromise with him as per verse 4:128 Men are greedy; if women fear cruelty from men then they can make an amicable settlement…4:128 004.128
    YUSUFALI: If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement
    is best; even though men’s souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practice self-restraint, Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

    Women should beg a man not to divorce her (Shahih Bukhari 7.62.134)Volume 7, Book 62, Number 134: Narrated Aisha: regarding the Verse: ‘If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part …’) (4.128) It concerns the woman whose husband does not want to keep her with him any longer, but wants to divorce her and marry some other lady, so she says to him: ‘Keep me and do not divorce me, and then marry another woman, and you may neither spend on me, nor sleep with me.’ This is indicated by the Statement of Allah: ‘There is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between them both, and (such) settlement is better.” (4.128)

    The best women to marry as per Islam. Have you noticed that most of the Islamic Paradises (like, Pakistan, Nigeria Bangladesh, Sudan…etc.) are incredibly poor and unbelievably over populated? Why is it so? Does Islam have anything to do with this poverty and overcrowding? It is true that in the past, the government of those Islamic Paradises used to emphasize a lot on birth and population control. The exploding birth rate in these countries is a time bomb ticking away. It is one of the root causes of the backwardness, poverty, and unhygienic/unhealthy living conditions of these teeming millions. When the Islamists took over the control of these nations, population control was no longer a top priority. Why? The reason is that the Islamists have a secret agenda. The agenda is that they want to Islamize the whole world by exploding the population bomb albeit through Islamic population. They are pursuing this issue quite adroitly. Their method of subjugating the
    world through a terrible Islamic population bomb negates all the attempts by various national and international agencies to improve the living conditions of these ‘Islamic Proletariat’. On this matter, they are quite close to the COMMUNISTIC ideology. The Islamists want to replace the communist idea of ‘dictatorship of the Proletariat’ with the ‘dictatorship of the Islamic Proletariat’. Where did the Islamists get this idea from? Did they borrow from Karl Marx’s ‘Manifesto of the Communist Party’ or his classic work ‘Das Kapital’? Nope. The Islamists found this strategy in the very words of Muhammad himself. Here is the advice by Muhammad on how to select a woman carefully to be used as a baby-making factory. Muhammad advised not to marry barren women, but to marry only those women who can give birth to plenty of children…( Sunaan Abu Dawud 11.2045) Book 11, Number 2045:Narrated Ma’qil ibn Yasar:A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: I have found a woman of rank and beauty, but she does not give birth to children. Should I marry her? He said: No. He came again to him, but he prohibited him. He came to him third time, and he (the Prophet) said: Marry women who are loving and very prolific, for I shall outnumber the peoples by you. The above hadith clearly explains the agenda of the Islamists. Doesn’t this hadith make a woman as some kind of a child-making factory? You see, in an Islamic marriage, mutual love, understanding, companionship is not so important.

    The most important reason for marriage is procreation (the production of unlimited number of children) without any regard for the health or the welfare of the women (mothers in this case).It is not only that a woman is quite similar to a baby-making factory; she is also a machine for enjoyment. Read this disgusting hadith to see for yourself how merciful and sympathetic Islam is towards women! If you marry a pregnant woman, then her ****** is lawful if you pay the dowry, after she gives birth, flog her; the child becomes your slave…( Sunaan Abu Dawud 11.2126) Book 11, Number 2126:Narrated Basrah: A man from the Ansar called Basrah said: I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet). The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: She will get the dower, for you made her ****** lawful for you. The child will be your slave. When she has begotten (a child), flog her (according to the version of al-Hasan). The version of Ibn AbusSari has: You people, flog her, or said: inflict hard punishment on him. How about the women who are secularists/freethinkers and feminists? These women can forget about getting married, as they are totally haram for any Muslim man. Can they marry non-Muslims? Don’t even think of that, for, that is haram too. If any woman violates this rule, then she and her husband faces possible stoning to death as this type of union will be regarded as adultery. If you are not a beautiful woman, your chances of marriage with a Muslim man are also very slim. These women are all condemned to remain spinster until they die, —if we go by the ‘real Islam’ here is what Imam Ghazali says. Women not legal for marriage. Already married, apostate, atheist, feminist, permissive, Zoroastrian, idol worshipper, a fifth wife, accused of adultery whether proved or not, and others prohibited due to kinship. (Ref: 7 vol. I, pp 226-228) She should be beautiful Ibid, p228) She should be beautiful, this is also desirable as with it you will preserve your chastity. As for her nature, she should not be ugly, as much as she should be beautiful so her nature should be beautiful, as the two should go hand in hand. The definition of the best woman (Ibid, p228) The prophet said, “The best of your women is the one who if her husband looks at her she pleases him, and if he orders her something she obeys, and if he is away she keeps him in herself and his wealth.” She should be beautiful and cheap (Ibid, p228) Her dowry should be reasonable. The Prophet said: “The best of the women are the beautiful in face and the least in dowry.” She should be fertile (Ibid, p228)She should be fertile, so if she was known to be barren, she should not be sought in marriage. The Prophet said: “Marry the fertile and amicable.” If she was not married and her condition was unknown, then watch her health and youth as if she is healthy and young and she will be fertile. She should be virgin if not previously married (Ibid, p229) She should be virgin. The Prophet said to Gaber when he married a deflowered woman: “It would have been better if you had married a virgin you would have enjoyed each other better.” Choose carefully for your sperm (Ibid, p229) The prophet said: “Stay away from the flower which grows in the sewerage.” So they said: “ And what is the flower which grows in the sewerage?” he said: “She is the beautiful woman of bad origin.” He also said: “Choose carefully for your sperm, because bad traits are inherited.” Asking men to look for beautiful women may be benign. How about ugly and unsightly men? While the beauty of a woman is a desirable feature for a Muslim man, there is gross injustice for a beautiful woman who ends up with an ugly man. If a woman marries an ugly man, then surprisingly the fault still lies with the woman and not with the ugly man!! Some justice, huh! As per Imam Ghazali, an ugly husband is a woman’s punishment. An ugly husband is a punishment for a beautiful woman (Ibid, p235) It was narrated that Al Asmo’ai said: “I entered a scrub land who had the ugliest face, so I asked her: “O you, how did you accept to marry someone like him?” she said: “Hold your tongue, you have uttered a wrong thing, he may be best in what is between himself and his creator, so He made me a reward for him, or it may be that I am the worst in what is between myself and my creator, so he made him my punishment.”

    All the women of America, if this does not open your eyes…I pray for you! The statics speak for themselves for women.

    Please Remember….not voting is a vote for Obama.


    • WE:

      The REASON it matters is that Romney said (a) he got elected, (b) he noticed that his staff was not giving him names of women nominees, (c) he didn’t KNOW any qualified women, despite his long so-called “business” career, (d) and so, Champion Romney came to rescue.

      It just ain’t true. The group, MassGAP, assembled the “binders” and they approached BOTH candidates, TELLING them that there ARE women available to run the state, and the group was going to advocate for their hiring.

      So, it wasn’t his idea, and it wasn’t AFTER the election. It made a good soundbite, but it just illustrates that Willard will do or say anything to get what he wants, and my guess is that he believes what he wants

      –such as when he couldn’t “remember” holding a fellow student down and cutting his hair. To “forget” something like that is either a sign of mental disorder–or that that sort of thing was so common that it blended in with other insensitive acts he has taken against others.

      • Goethe: Regardless, if it was his initial idea or not….he still hired women and had the most women in his cabinet working at the higher positions than any other state in America. You are missing the whole point…whether he know of any qualified women or not….he still pursued hiring women and paid them top money just like the men in his cabinet. Quit trying to undermine his intentions because that his just how Obama works….twist the story and lie between the lines.

        GOD BLESS YOU!

        • We:

          We just disagree about what the point is. To you, it’s that he surrendered to the pressure group (as he surrenders to everyone). And, of course, if you look at the later part of his term, you’ll see a surprisingly low number of women a few years later.

          But to me, it’s a matter of telling the truth. It is 100% different to say, “I did this, as my idea, and it was a stupendous thing,” when the truth was, a pressure group got to him and he gave in.

          To put it in terms you’ll understand. . .
          you think Obama should not have announced that bin Laden was killed, cuz he didn’t pull the trigger. Same exact thing.

          • Goethe: Regardless, what your scenario is, he still pursued hiring women…just what he said he did. Has Obama done anything he said he was going to do even being pressured to do it? NOOOOOOOOOO. He just keeps lying.

            • We:

              The thing about Romney is that he lies about things that (a) make very little difference, and (b) are so obvious or so easily checked that he MUST know that he will be found out. So, either it’s a neurotic urge, or he just doesn’t know the difference between the truth–and what he thinks will get him what he wants.

              Either way, that’s pathological, dude.

  259. Obama Floats $15 Million Loan from BoFA
    21 Oct 2012

    The Obama campaign has taken out a $15 million loan from Bank of America.

    Citing the Obama campaign’s October monthly FEC filings, the loan was taken out on Sept. 4 and comes due eight days after the Nov. 6 election.

    Obama For America will pay an interest rate of 2.5 percent plus the current Libor rate. Billionaire Warren Buffett invested $5 billion in the bank last year.’

    Buffett was the inspiration for President Barack Obama’s so-called “Buffett Rule” which amounts to a proposed minimum federal tax rate for the nation’s top earners.

    The chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. argued that he shouldn’t pay a lower tax rate than his secretary.

    How much more money does he need to cover his ??????? and I am sure he will also be using this money to try and undermine Romney. Why can’t he just run his candidacy just like a normal person?


    • We:

      You may not like it, and I don’t like it, but the fact of economics is that rich people pay teeny-tiny interest rates. You can draw all kinds of lines of where the money went, but the fact is that if you borrow 15 million dollars, you’ll get a low interest rate, a free toaster, and they’ll kiss your butt on the way in and out.

      It’s not a conspiracy.

      Well, actually, it IS, but the conspiracy is for the “haves,” against the “have nots.”

      • Goethe: I am not speaking of the interest rate so much…my comment was how much money does he need for his campaign????? That is the conspiracy if you want to use that word. I still do not understand why you are defending Obama’s actions in this election. If you don’t like either party….then why are you choosing the Communist Party?


        • We:

          Sorry, your post was such a muddle that I couldn’t figure out WHAT you were trying to say.

          So, now what you’re saying is this hissy fit is over a loan of $15M. Is that what you’re telling me? And it’s by an American, applying to an American bank, right? A loan–not a “gift” or a “contribution” or a “bribe.”

          You’re complaining about a publicly notified loan, right?

          So what IS the issue? The amount? I just want to make sure I can figure out what you’re trying to say.

          If it’s the amount, that’s $15m out of the $2b that the two candidates will be spending this year. That’s. . .
          That’s .0075 of the amount of money being spent.

          So your complaint is about a publicly stated loan from an American bank to an American, in the amount of .0075 of the total amount being spent in this one campaign.

          I just wanted to make sure I got that right.

          • I personally don’t think a loan of 15 million is necessary when they have/had 2 billion to spend on a campaign. Is Barak Hussain Obama having budgeting problems…AGAIN???

            • Donna: Yes..it has been said that Obama did have trouble in college in Economics and Financial Management classes. That’s why. I hope this answers your question.

              GOD BLESS AMERICA!

            • Donna:

              One billion will be spent by each candidate, so the kerfuffle over a mere 15 million loan is truly curious.

              My guess is that the Obama campaign needs to spend the money NOW that they will be getting in the mail weeks from now. It won’t do them any good then.

        • Donna:

          Obama’s campaign borrowed it and Obama’s campaign will pay it back.

          Was that somehow unclear?

          • Goethe: No…it is real clear….Obama’s campaign borrowed it and the American people will pay it back. I got it loud and clear!

            • Oh, okay…I guess I was curious as to why he had to borrow money for his campaign. Didn’t he get a lot of donations?

            • Donna:

              Actually, Obama’s campaign has taken in more than the Romney campaign, and a LOT more of it in small donations.

              The problem is that the outside groups that don’t have to report much of anything to anyone, are spending HUGE amounts of money, and most of that is to support Romney.

  260. 2016: Obama’s America is shattering sales records on DVD.
    Movie: 2016 Obama’s America

    Co-director Dinesh D’Souza told Newsmax that as the election approaches “people begin to think not just about who to vote for, but larger questions about the AMERICAN DREAM, the direction of the country and the debt.”

    He must be right, because despite being dismissed and panned by the mainstream media, 2016 is a runaway hit.

    You must see this documentary for yourself. Then, you decide whether 2016 gives you a better understanding of our current president and where he is trying to take this country.


  261. Obama ‘Punting’ on New EPA Rules Until Post-Election

    A new report from Senate Republicans warns that the Obama administration and the EPA are delaying implementation of painful new regulations until after the election.

    The report from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ Minority Staff, “A Look Ahead to EPA Regulations for 2013,” points to a “slew of job-killing EPA regulations that the Obama-EPA has put on hold until after the election but will be on the ‘to-do’ list for 2013.”

    “As the economy has continued to falter over the past year, team Obama has been delaying rule after rule that will eliminate American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities, and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas, and coal production. They don’t want this economic pain to hit American families just before the election because it would cost President Obama votes.”

    It’s pretty clear that if President Obama secures a second term, the Obama-EPA will have a very busy next four years, moving full speed ahead to implement numerous major rules and regulations that he has delayed or punted due to the upcoming election.

    The radical environmental left may not need to worry, but what about American families, who are working hard in tough economic times, trying to make ends meet?

    As the nation struggles to recover from a lagging economy in the coming year, Americans could also be grappling with a regulatory onslaught from the Obama-EPA that will strangle economic growth, destroy millions of jobs, and dramatically raise the price of goods, the cost of electricity, and the price of gas at the pump.

    The “punted” regulations include:
    •Greenhouse gas rules that will “virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation,” and inflict new permitting costs on more than 37,000 farms.
    •New ozone standards that would cost $90 billion a year.
    •Regulations on hydraulic fracturing that will have “serious impacts on domestic energy production.”
    •Expansion of federal control “over virtually every body of water in the United States, no matter how small.”
    •Storm water regulations that could include “mandates on cities to change existing buildings, storm water sewers, and streets.”
    •Reductions in the sulfur content in gasoline that could boost prices by 9 cents a gallon.
    •Clean Water Act rules that “could require expensive new construction at power plants to lower fish deaths.” Other regulations would affect coal ash, farm dust, oil and gasoline spill prevention, and more.

    “This report is a wake-up call on the economic pain that the ‘abusive’ Obama-EPA plans to inflict next year,” said Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, ranking member on the committee.

    It reveals a president who is more concerned about saving his own job than the millions of Americans who are looking for one today.

    What about your future and your children’s future? Wake up NOW before you VOTE…..the TRUTH is right in front of you…it is everywhere. Don’t be blinded by the lies and hopes given to you because of your financial situation or medical situation right now. Obama is not the answer and never will be. He is evil and will destroy our Freedom and Wealth! He already has begun to destroy of Country and if you let him…he has much more of his destruction in store for We the People and America.


    • I heard that about the sulfur content in gasoline by someone else but they said it could increase gas by up to .25 cents per gallon. What is Obama thinking? We can barely afford to gas-up each week to go-to our jobs now.


    ObamaCare was mentioned at least half a dozen times in Tuesday’s presidential debate. These discussions still didn’t give us any knowledge on this massive legislation.

    Are you ready?

    5 Huge Changes Under ObamaCare

    ObamaCare or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as it’s officially known — was signed into law. Yet very few Americans are aware of this whole Plan. Do you understand what ObamaCare Plan means to your life, your wallet, and your health?

    You’ll find out how this massive overhaul to our healthcare system will impact your life — even your relationship with your own doctor — in the coming days.

    This Plan contains 5 major changes (Hint: with change #1, our nation’s seniors will be particularly affected).

    In the ObamaCare Plan, here are just a few items:
    •5 major changes that could trip you up when it comes to the new laws and your healthcare benefits . . .
    •The ObamaCare “scorecard”: winners and losers under the new rules . . .
    •The real reason why you can expect many of your benefits to shrink if you are on Medicare . . .
    •Retired and under 65? Will ObamaCare help or hurt you? . . .
    •Exactly how the new rules will affect those with pre-existing medical conditions . . .
    •How ObamaCare presents a financial windfall for Big Pharma. . .
    •How you, the taxpayer, will foot the bill for about half of ObamaCare’s funding in the form of new taxes and fees (one “surtax” in particular threatens American homeowners) . . .
    •2 reasons why insurance companies welcome ObamaCare, despite the legal regulations imposed on them . . .
    •News for seniors: the “donut hole” in Medicare prescription drug coverage will finally be filled . . .
    •How the new law deals with controversial issues such as abortions and contraceptives . . .
    •Why those with high incomes may save money on their own healthcare plan, but will also pay more to help fund healthcare for the rest of the population . . .

    Don’t be mislead by this Plan (another Obama plan for Socialism). Everything Obama has planned is for his own self-interest which he has already proven. He continues to LIE to us Americans and spend money knowing that America is in big debt. I as an American can’t even be around people that LIE. So why would I believe in Obama and vote for him as President of the USA? I am not a hypocrite, and I am not going to give him the power to decide how I will live my life here on earth in America.

    My Family and Freedom are the most important thing in my life and no one is going to take that away from me!


  263. ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK IN 2009: Fort Hood Attack Terrorism – Muslim attack that the U.S. Government refuses to recognize as terrorism.

    Victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more are outraged that the U.S. government refuses to classify it as an act of terrorism.

    About 160 victims and their families released a video on Thursday describing the shooting — in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire on a room full of soldiers — and arguing why it should be classified as a terrorist attack.

    Hasan, an American-born Muslim, is accused of killing 12 soldiers and a civilian on Nov. 5, 2009, at the post’s processing center. Soldiers were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq.

    The U.S. Department of Defense has ruled the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting a case of workplace violence.

    It was noted that Hasan consulted by email with top al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki about whether an attack against American soldiers was justified to “protect our brothers.” Awlaki, who was based in Yemen, was considered a top enemy by the US. He was killed in an airstrike last year.

    For Hasan, the shooting “was his jihad,” Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said in the video. Alonzo was shot five times in the incident.

    Shawn Manning, another victim, said that the soldiers “were killed and wounded by a domestic enemy, someone who was there that day to kill soldiers to prevent them from deploying.” If that’s not an act of war or an act of terrorism, I don’t know what is.

    “We’re working pretty hard for our guys right now to get them the recognition and compensation they deserve,” Kathy Stalnaker said in the video. Her husband, Sgt. Rex Stalnaker, has severe post-traumatic stress disorder from the incident. “We want to keep it in front of the public.”

    Classifying the shooting as terrorism will allow the victims to receive combat-related special compensation that provides disability pay for medically retired service members, Stars and Stripes reports. Manning, who was shot six times, was recently denied such benefits. The victims also would be eligible for Purple Hearts and medals for valor, Stars and Stripes reports.

    Meanwhile, a military appeals court judge has ruled that Hasan, who remains hospitalized from gunshot wounds received from two police officers who responded to the shooting, can have his beard forcibly shaved before trial.

    The trial has been delayed for months over the issue of Hasan’s facial hair, which he said he grew for religious reasons.

    But the judge this week sided with military court rules requiring defendants to appear in court in uniform and clean-shaven.

    Attorneys for Hasan, who faces the death penalty, plan to appeal the ruling.

    In the November 2009 shooting, dozens of others were wounded, and 12 remain hospitalized, Army Col. John Rossi told KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Witnesses said that Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for “Allah is Great” — before he fired.

    President Barack Obama said he had ordered an immediate inventory and review of intelligence related to the shooting and to Hasan, KAUT reports.



    • It is ironic that many in the US actively work against gun control legislation. The case cited above, occuring on an Army base with military weapons, isn’t really amenable to control by local legislation but the terrible tragedies that occur almost on a weekly basis in which innocents are slaughtered with guns could be prevented were there sensible gun control legislation. I was unhappy about the way each candidate responded to questions about this during the last debate.

    • Okay, just gonna say it! Start paying attention to names. Nidal Malik Hasan? I wasn’t surprised. Take a look at physician directories (notice the majority?), look at individual ownership or corporate ownership of your local gas stations(notice the majority?), look at most of the higher powers within the healthcare system (notice the majority?) now look at your presidents name Barack Hussain Obama. HIDING IN PLAIN SITE…it’s only a short time away folks. Our president plays the african-american role for votes; he is Muslim. Vote for him and own responsibility. He will allow them to forge into gas/oil and healthcare until they run our country. HIDING IN PLAIN SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  264. Five Democratic Governors Get ‘F’ Mark on Fiscal Policy

    The Cato Institute has issued its 11th biennial Fiscal Report Card on America’s Governors and only four get an “A” grade — all of them Republicans.

    At the other end of the scale, five governors get an “F” grade — all of them Democrats.

    The Report Card examines state budget actions since 2010, using statistical data to grade the governors on their taxing and spending records. Governors who have cut taxes and spending the most receive the highest grades, and those who have increased taxes and spending the most receive the lowest grades. Scores ranging from 0 to 100 were calculated based on seven tax and spending variables.

    Some governors are pursuing broad-based tax reforms, such as cutting income tax rates and reducing property taxes on businesses. The bad news is that many governors are expanding narrow ‘tax initiatives,’ which clutter the tax code in an attempt to micromanage the economy.

    The four Republican governors who received an “A” rating were led by Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rick Scott of Florida, who both got a 69 score, followed by Paul LePage of Maine and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, who got a 65 score.

    Brownback signed into law “impressive” tax reforms. Scott has cut spending and reduced taxes on small businesses. LePage cut spending and reduced income taxes and taxes on business investment. Corbett cut spending and sliced a tax on businesses.


    • We:

      OMIGOD!! The CATO institute writes bad words about people they don’t like! Stop the presses!!

      The next thing you know, there will be a report that Planned Parenthood thinks Romney has bad ideas!!

      • Goethe: Facts are Facts….tell it like it is! If you can’t take it…then don’t dish it out!


    President Obama’s campaign filed a lawsuit to stop members of the military from having three extra days to vote early – claiming it is “entirely arbitrary” and has “no legitimate justification.” This is not only legally inaccurate, it’s wrong. Fifteen non-partisan veterans groups oppose the President’s lawsuit.

    To: President Obama, the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military

    The courts and our Constitution recognize the challenges to voting that military life creates. Military personnel have been afforded these voting rights for decades. Drop your lawsuit and protect military voting rights instead.


    The Supreme Court has refused to allow a military voting rights law to go into effect ahead of this year’s elections. The Court refused to grant an emergency stay to an appeals court ruling that prevented a series of legislative changes that would have given military personnel three extra days to vote early, in-person before Election day.

    This provides a temporary victory for the Obama campaign, which sued to prevent these Ohio laws from going into effect, but leaves broader questions regarding military voting rights unanswered.

    While the Supreme Court’s decision refusing to grant an emergency stay means the laws will NOT go into effect before this election, the case itself will continue.

    The importance of this case extends far beyond November 6th for the SECURITY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS of the men and women of our military. President Obama’s lawsuit argued that providing special consideration for the unique challenges faced members of the military by ensuring that they have every opportunity to vote is “entirely arbitrary” and has “no legitimate justification” in the law because doing so “treats similarly situated Ohio voters differently.”

    The ACLJ filed an amicus brief on behalf of over 100,000 concerned Americans with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year. We argued that the CONSTITUTION protects the RIGHTS of military voters and allows for legislation aimed at ensuring that their voting rights are protected due to the unique difficulties they face defending our freedoms, including the right to vote.

    The final decision in this case could set a dangerous precedent for military voting rights if the courts agree with President Obama that the military does NOT deserve special consideration to protect their right to vote.

    Today’s ruling reverts Ohio back to voting laws that allow each of the 88 counties to set their own hours for early voting in the contested three days before Election Day. However, Ohio’s Secretary of State, Jon Husted, ordered that each county establish uniform early voting hours during that three day period.

    How SAD and DISTURBING this is for us Americans to have to even ask President Obama to drop a lawsuit (which is against our Constitutional rights) and instead protect our military voting rights. What is happening to our Country, our Freedom, our Constitutional Rights, etc. etc. etc.?

    Oh..and don’t forgot the 90,000+ ballots for our military that were supposedly lost. Maybe our military doesn’t like Obama…that is known also. Maybe Obama is doing everything possible to prevent any votes from our military. This is not a Maybe…this is a FACT. America if you don’t see…..you have been blinded.


    • We:

      Yeah, that is a great ad.

      Could not more perfectly describe a consistent message, unflinching dedication, clear focus. . .

      And which of them is the flip flopper.

      I’d contribute to help run that ad.

      • Goethe: The only concern is…it is the SOS….Lies, Lies, Lies! In other words, what he said was 4 years ago and is still repeating his same speeches like an actor would during rehearsal….what does that mean? And at the same time, in the 4 years….none of his words are his true beliefs. His speaking does not come from the heart which tells me what he is pursuing as his character is not real.

        Sad, sad, sad! I believe many Americans are a good judge of character and are not easily persuaded by people who continuously lie because they are weak and not able to deal with honesty and integrity. Anyone can tell when he speaks, he does not speak from his heart!


        • We:

          That’s simply not true. While Obama has not achieved EVERY point that he has wanted, he has made great strides in what he DID say–and the important thing is that he CONTINUES to say the SAME exact things.

          When you compare that to Romney, who has NO unchanging ideals–and that all of his “goals” are temporary and my flip 180 degrees–I think the ad is a POWERFUL comparison of someone who is consistent with someone who has not only “feet of clay,” but Romney is made of just plain Silly Putty®.

  266. IRAN Tries to Fool U.S.

    Click HERE to read a crucial analysis by LIGNET, “Iran Tries to Fool U.S. With Offer of One-on-One Talks”

    Romney was right!


    • We:

      The words “Romney” and “right” should only be in the same sentence if that sentence is, “Romney fools the right.”

  267. CIA’s Hayden: Romney Right On Iran
    Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden tells that Mitt Romney was right — and President Obama wrong — when the GOP candidate said during the Monday debate that a nuclear Iran and not a terrorist attack was the biggest threat to America’s national security.

    The retired 4-star Air Force General also says he is “not very hopeful” that negotiations with the Iranians will dissuade them from developing nuclear weapons. And he predicts that a President Romney would “review” Obama’s exemption of some of Iran’s major trading partners from imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

    Watch the exclusive interview here.

    Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May 2006 until February 2009, shortly after Obama’s inauguration. He also served as Director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, and is now on the Advisory Board of LIGNET.com, a Washington, D.C.-based intelligence analysis and forecasting service affiliated with Newsmax.

    During Monday’s presidential debate, President Obama stated that the biggest national security threat was an attack by a terrorist organization, and Romney said it was a nuclear-armed Iran.

    In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, Hayden states who he thinks was right.

    “I was advising the [Romney] campaign, but I did not advise the governor on this question. But I can tell you, I have been giving speeches now for three and a half years since I left the government. The general theme of the speech is what things keep you awake at night, and for three and a half years I have begun with Iran, a nuclear Iran, and pointed out that of all the things I left when I left the government, the one that has gotten increasingly dark, increasingly problematic, has been Iran.

    “The governor’s choice was the one that I have been saying since I left government, and I frankly think it is the most destabilizing trend out there, should it come to fruition and the Iranians get the nuclear capability.”

    The New York Times at the weekend reported that the United States may soon be in talks with Iran to slow down or stop its nuclear program. The president said last night during the debate that the report was “not true.”

    Commenting on the possible negotiations, Hayden says: “If I recall, the source of the story in the Times was in the United States and not in Iran. That makes it a bit curious.

    “Generally when I talk to public audiences, I say this is like one of those little white boards where you put two Venn circles on it. One Venn circle I label ‘what the Iranians are willing to give’ and the other Venn circle I usually label ‘what we in the West are willing to accept.’ I point out that I have great difficulty finding circumstances in which those two Venn circles overlap.

    “I would not throw the opportunity to negotiate away, but I also would not use negotiations for an end point. I would continue the tough sanctions and even increase Iran’s diplomatic isolation. But frankly I am not very hopeful that we are going to get to where we need to be with Iran.

    “I was struck yesterday that people actually asked ‘what does the deal look like’ and the president did not answer that.”




  268. Obama Don’t understand THIS about America – The U.S. Dollar

    If you think America’s politicians are out of touch… wait till you see this.

    As I’m sure you know, Obama likes to talk about how America’s problems are largely caused by the greedy and wealthy right. And Romney talks about how so much of what’s wrong with America today due to the liberal, socialist beliefs and ideas Obama has created in America in the last 4 years.

    In fact, this Florida businessman says there’s one huge problem that is going to cause a major crisis in America, in the coming months.

    He says it’s going to turn our world upside down… and that it will affect everything we do… from how we shop, travel, and eat… to how we care for our children and families.

    Recently, this Florida man created an in-depth and fact-filled presentation, to get the word out on exactly what is going on since Obama has been President of the U.S.

    This presentation has hardly received any attention in the mainstream press. It has now become one of the most popular political and economic videos with the true facts of our economy today and what is in store for the future if our current Presidential administration continues as it has in the past 4 years.

    I strongly suggest… if you care about our country… if you want to protect your family, please take at least a few minutes to check out this work and get the facts for yourself. I promise you it will be a real eye-opener and worth at least a few minutes of your time.




  269. If Obama gets re-elected, “it’s all over but the crying”

    When we get 100,000,000, that’s one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God’s help, Become one of the One hundred Million, then lets get 200 million. Do the math. It only takes a willing heart and a fed up soul. God Bless America and Shine your Light on Her..

    In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as A “National Day of Prayer.”

    In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as The National Day of Prayer.

    In June 2007(then)Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA “Was no longer a Christian Nation.”

    This Year President Obama canceled the 21st Annual National Day Of Prayer Ceremony at The White House under the ruse

    of “not wanting to offend anyone”.

    BUT… on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM, A National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION was held on Capitol
    Hill, beside the White House.

    There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that Day.


    I Guess it Doesn’t matter if “Christians” are offended by this event – We obviously don’t count as “anyone” anymore.

    The direction this country is headed should Strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especially knowing that the

    Muslim Religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be Annihilated.


    • Islam believes that Christians and Jews are “people of the book” and deserve respect. In ancient Islamic societies Jews and Christians were not treated as well as Muslims but they were not slaughtered. In fact, many Jews were saved from slaughter in Christian nations during the Inquisition by moving to Islamic nations.

    • We:

      As usual, total MALARKEY. And, again, as usual, totally unsubstantiated.

      (1) Obama is a Christian. Romney is not.

      (2) Here is Obama’s “Presidential Proclamation” of this year’s DAY OF PRAYER.


      (3) It is true that Obama did not turn it into a photo op, but it’s also true that NO other president did, except Bush, who for some reason, needed to show off (despite what Jesus said about showing off).

      (4) Yes, there WAS a day of prayer AT THE CAPITOL, but it must have been organized by your buddies in Congress, since the Capitol is where THEY work. AND, NO, OBAMA DID NOT ATTEND.

      (5) Obama is a Christian. Romney is not.

      • Obama was born a Muslim and came to America as a Marxist. He does not ever speak of his beliefs because he doesn’t want anyone to know that he does not believe in God….our Creator. Our nation believes in Freedom of Religion which means all the people have the right to believe in whomever they share their beliefs. But it does not say that America and the people must change and live their lives according to what the President believes. Just wait….this is just one planned Change in our Country by Obama. This would mean that another Freedom will be taken and our rights under the Constitution of the United States will be diminished. Don’t underestimate anything that could happen and don’t be in denial that it never could happen to us in America. Unless, We the People vote for our Country and Freedom to stand tall….this Nation will not be our America. Just like the terrorist attack 9/11….the American people were devastated and could not believe that had happened here in America. Stop this Obama….or America will again be devastated and in disbelief and for the last time!


        Islamic-Raised, Barack Hussein Obama (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro, a.k.a. Soebarkah) Perfectly Fits Former FBI Head, J. Edgar Hoover’s Definiton of a Communist. He’s a Teleprompter-Puppeted, Marxist-Leninist, Rabble-Rousing Narcissist. Americans are His Enemy. See the Full Scoop on Commie Obama.


        Obama’s Communist, Terrorist and Criminal Friends are Hell-Bent on Ruling the World and They’re Close to Achieving Their Goal. It’s Up to Us to Stop Them.


        The Communist Party has Infiltrated the Democratic Party. Smoking Gun: DNC’s Emeritus Chair Freely Admits that Democrats are Allied with International Socialists and have been Working Closely with Them for Years! And Before You Think European Socialists are Harmless, Take a Look at the European Union’s Unelected President, who has been a Leader in Socialist, Communist and Maoist Parties.


        Swat Team Deployed by Obama to Deal with Tea Party Grandmothers. Obama’s 80,000-Man Army to Fight Civilians. His 6,000-Man Army Hidden in the Healthcare Bill. Like Hitler and Stalin, Obama wants a Civilian Army Just as Powerful as Our Military. Here’s How Obama Gets His “Brown Shirt” Army. This is Treason.

        More and More and More……it is written in black and white for the American people…and with so so many why would all these different people be lying? It doesn’t make true sense to me what Obama has planned.

        You can say everything is MALARKEY and you have been, but the Truth will prevail. I just hope it is not too late!

        I keep praying that every American will open their hearts and really see the Truth..so our Country will remain the Greatest Country in the World. All Americans don’t be fooled by the well spoken tongue…..only words of truth come from the heart!


        • We:

          You can always tell desperation if you start using words like “Communist.”

          If you hear liberals talk, Obama has surrendered to the corporations, which is the exact opposite of “Communism.”

          Generally speaking, when nuts like you and the radical liberals BOTH scream such idiocy about a guy, he must be doing exactly the right thing.

          • Goethe: Search Obama Communist and see what you get……Denial is the first state of mind that determines ignorance.

            GOD BLESS AMERICA!

            • I have to agree with Goethe. It’s disquieting to see someone so rabidly attack our President. Please, please temper your words. Many of them seem irrational to me.

            • Martin: I am sorry you got OFFENDED, but the facts are the facts. I am not in no way attacking anyone much less the President, I am only stating FACTS. THE FACTS REMAIN WHETHER YOU ACCEPT THEM OR NOT.

              As human nature has always been, THE TRUTH HURTS!

              GOD BLESS AMERICA!

            • Martin:

              I’d just as soon have such people rant insanity, so that Obama will look all the MORE stable, sincere, and sane.

            • We:

              I’m just saying that the longer you sit in the paranoia echo chamber, the worse the voices in your head are going to get.

          • Right thing? Really? I just hope he gets impeached for his actions now, before the elections. If Obama gets elected and then the investigations reveal his gross neglect; we would get Biden for our president. Now that makes me really scared!!!

            • Donna:

              Not half as scared as I am that we are going to live under a guy like Romney, who has no character, no unchanging ideals, no understanding of foreign affairs, and a “business” experience that is really just destroying other people’s businesses.

            • Donna:

              Obama may not be the best possible person who might be president right now, but Willard scares hell otta me.

            • If Willard is elected I wonder which one will actually govern. There is the centerist, Governor Romney who showed up at the 3rd debate, who believes that Global Climate Change is real, and who supports the extension of medical care to everyone. There is also the far right, severe conservative Romney, who participated in the Republican primary. This guy belongs in the 19th century and has signed up to all the most regressive policies discussed in the US today, including the Grover Norquist pledge (I think any legislator who has signed that thing has effectively declared that he will not honor his pledge of office and should be impeached).

              Romney can be an effective administrator but I would hate, as a member of the 47% group that he seems to despise, to have the severe conservative sit in the Oval Office.

            • Martin:

              That’s the thing that amazes me. They say “Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line,” but this year, it’s like lemmings. Willard has ONLY been interested in what’s good for Willard.

              When Willard was running against Ted Kennedy, He kept morphing, saying that he would DEFEND a woman’s right to choose, said he was more pro-gay that Teddy, was for increasing the minimum wage, family leave, education reform.” Teddy said if the campaign had lasted two more weeks, Willard would have voted for Kennedy.

              As governor, his crowning achievement wsa Obomneycare.

              Then, last spring, he took the farthest right stands possible. Now he’s Etch-a-Sketching, saying he’s for peace and understanding abroad, and that he would compromise all his “principles” with Democrats here. Yet, former supporters of Gingrich and others are falling in line. Look like sheep to the slaughter.

  270. Date 1/22/2010
    Take a look at this and just remember elections in Nov. 2010.

    U.S. House & Senate have voted themselves $4,700 and $5,300 raises.
    1. They voted to not give you a S.S. Cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.
    2. Your Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the 2-years and You will not get the 3% COLA: $660/yr. Your total 2-yr loss and cost is -$1,600 or -$3,200 for husband and wife.
    3. Over 2-yrs they each get $10,000.
    4. Do you feel SCREWED?
    5. Will they have your cost of drugs – doctor fees – local taxes – food, etc., increase?
    NO WAY . They have a raise and better benefits. Why care about you? You never did anything about it in the past. You obviously are too stupid or don’t care.
    6. Do you really think that Nancy, Harry, Chris, Charlie, Barnie, et al, care about you? SEND THE MESSAGE — You’re FIRED.

    Up to 1/3 OF THE SENATE, AND 100% OF THE HOUSE.


    It is ok to forward this to your sphere of influence if you are finally tired of the abuse.

    Maybe it’s time for the…….. Amendment 28

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

    Let’s get this passed around, folks – these people in Washington have brought this upon themselves!!! It’s time for retribution. Let’s take back America.

    If you don’t forward this to all your friends you’re just part of the problem of national apathy.


  271. Evidence from the following investigation has been presented to the Pentagon, CIA, and Congress.

    What you are about to view reveals an economic threat an adviser to the Director of National Intelligence warns could be a “financial Pearl Harbor we never saw coming.”

    This election is the most unbelievable election in history. I believe the past 4 years of our presidential administration has put a devastating burden on our Country and the We The People. It is up to all Americans to VOTE and stop these chaotic beliefs imposed on us and the intentional dividing of our Country and the people.



    • We:

      You’d be amazed at the insanity our senators and representatives have to sit through. Saying it was presented TO them really doesn’t give it credibility.

  272. OK, you suckered me into going to the link. What a load of crap. None of that is new information, and as the host says upfront, we are already preparing for challenges we will face.

    Are you trying to tell us you have never heard of Stuxnet??


    We are not innocent, and we are not sitting idle.

  273. Goethe: Oh..so if they didn’t want to hear it…then it isn’t important and not credible. I see what you are saying. So the presidential administration determines what they feel is important for America before they even consider listening because there is so much insanity they have to sit through. First of all, that is their job as representatives of the People of the USA. Second, if there wasn’t so many Communist in the administration then maybe they would have found the time to study and review the investigation documents. Third, if anything was presented to the Administration which was especially an economic threat to America based on the current situation Obama put America, then yes, anyone in their right mind would have agreed to at least listen to the investigation presented. This I cannot understand! Isn’t that why we elected these people in our government and isn’t that their job and responsibility to America and the people? Based on the following…there is not doubt in my mind that the administration is responsible for the general welfare and common defense of the United States of America, by the way, which includes our Economic welfare, all vested by the Constitution of the United States of America.

    1) The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    2) To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    3) To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    4) To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    5) To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    6) To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

    7) To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

    8) To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

    9) To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

    10)To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

    11)To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

    12)To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

    13)To provide and maintain a Navy;

    14)To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

    15)To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    16)To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    17)To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; and

    18)To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

    Based on the past 4 years of our presidential administration and all the issues that have arisen in America with no proactive measures taken…this does not surprise me!

    This election is about our Freedom….if you truly believe that Obama has and will provide the American people their Freedom without cause, as we are a Free Country, then you should vote as you wish.

    I believe that this election has divided our Country and the People with all the issues being addressed by our Administration which some are way beyond and far from the American Dream!


    • We:

      No. What I’m saying is that JUST because some moron gets a chance to bore Congress with idiocy doesn’t make that any less idiocy.

      And, again, every time you rant about “COMMUNISTS!!” you are only making your argument weaker, and making you look ridiculous.

  274. America’s Economy

    President Obama has a new booklet—a glossy, 20-page spread called “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs and Middle-Class Security.” The title is completely Orwellian, since the plan—which is nothing new—would actually kill jobs, harming the middle class.

    As expected, the “new patriotism” means paying more in taxes for those small business owners who create many of the nation’s jobs.

    This isn’t the first time the President has invoked patriotism to describe economic plans.

    When he was running for President, Obama condemned George W. Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt over eight years, calling it “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.” Now—in less than four years—Obama’s Administration has already added almost $6 trillion to the debt. And he’s on track to add another $4 trillion over the next decade.

    So the definition of what it actually means to be an economic patriot is still a bit confusing. But as for the President’s plan, it hasn’t been changed or updated. There’s not anything significantly new in here. It’s just all compiled in a nice booklet now.

    The booklet starts off with the claim that President Obama has overseen the creation of 5 million jobs—which has been debunked.

    It touts the plan to raise taxes on small businesses that create jobs and reminds us that the President already has plans for the “money saved from responsibly ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” But spending “war savings” is simply an old budget gimmick. It would be like saying we have new “savings” when the temporary, failed stimulus plan ended, and then spending the same amount of money on…more stimulus. These savings are phony.

    Not only does it have a phony definition of “savings,” but the booklet also includes the familiar refrain of “investing” in things like roads and bridges. Don’t be fooled, though—this is just more stimulus spending. As taxpayers and American workers painfully learned during the past few years, stimulus spending is good for racking up deficits and debt, but not so good at growing the economy or creating jobs.

    Other ideas? More teachers and green jobs!

    The “New Economic Patriotism” recycles the President’s plans for the future that we’ve heard hundreds of times. And its version of the past four years is pretty rosy, despite persistently high unemployment. Let’s examine a few of its claims:
    •Has the President created 5 million jobs? No.
    •Has the President “strengthened Medicare”? Definitely No.
    •Is the President “leading the fight to safely and responsibly develop all sources of domestic energy”? No and more no.

    President Obama’s plans do nothing to address the major problems with the U.S. economy. He does not tackle the fundamental budgeting problems, which would require reforming entitlement programs and halting out-of-control federal spending.

    A real plan would be to make the hard choices and put American workers first. The Saving the American Dream plan would do just that—keep the American dream alive for the next generation and generations to come.

    It would reform entitlement programs to strengthen and preserve them and make them affordable. It would return to limited government by focusing on the core functions of government, ensuring that national defense is fully funded while returning productive resources to the private sector. It would consolidate and reform duplicative programs. It has a real growth agenda with its New Flat Tax, a fundamental tax reform plan that would set us back on a path to economic growth.

    This is the type of plan America needs—one that is truthful about our circumstances and offers concrete solutions. How about a permanently balanced federal budget, without tax hikes? A tax system that is simple, stable, fair, and pro-growth? Actual reductions in the debt? These are all possible.

    There is another booklet, and this booklet steers America on the right course to freedom and prosperity, not rehashed ideas that have failed the nation. See Saving the American Dream…..


    Saving the American Dream is what our Country and People need to continue to live their life of Freedom in The Greatest Country in the World, our America.


    • We:

      Do you actually think people read long rants?

      And you do realize that only a handful of people will see it, anyway?

      And of those few, half will think you’re a raving lunatic?

  275. New pro-Obama ad has children blaming parents for aftermath of a Romney win.

    October 28, 2012

    A new video in support of President Obama features a children’s choir singing about a world in which Mitt Romney wins the 2012 presidential election and gays can be “fixed” and “oil fills the sea.”

    The web video was produced by the firm Goodby Silverstein and Partners — known for the “Got milk?” advertising campaign and a client base that includes Cheetos and Nintendo.

    The children sing about blaming “mom and dad” for the Romney vote, as a piano accompanies them.

    The two-minute ad is on the Future Children Project website above the words: “Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter. What would the children of the future say if we let them down this November?”

    The children also sing “Big Bird is sacked,” a reference to Romney’s saying he would stop taxpayer subsidies of the Public Broadcast System and frequent Obama campaign attack after Romney restated his intentions during the first presidential debate.


    Oh, so now let’s include our children and their children in Obama’s campaign. He will even use our chldren in getting what he wants. Does this show Obama’s character as possibly self-interest and whatever it takes to get it? Or is this the person you want as our President for America’s future? Is Obama that destructive and evil that he would show his real character and go that far to win this campaign? He will not stop at anything. I sure don’t want this man as our Commander-in-Chief of our America. Do you?


    • We:

      I’m not crazy about the ad. For one thing, it’s too long, and doesn’t have a logical flow, but the melody is pretty catchy. Hotcha!

      But, seriously, dude. The sky is not falling. It’s just an ad.

      • Goethe: Evidently you have no children. If you don’t find this disrepectful then your case is solved. You vote as you wish and I pray that you find in your mind that this is not just an ad…this is devastating for all the parents in America to have their children taught to live their lives blaming their parents for their future. Shame on you for disregarding the whole advertisement as just another ad.

        GOD BLESS YOU this time!

        • WE:

          I agree that it’s a dumb ad. I wouldn’t have produced it, but you should do something about your hair being on fire.

          I don’t know who the “Future Children Project” is–and neither do YOU.

          It’s not even an Obama ad, for crying out loud. You’ll notice that he doesn’t say he APPROVED it. In fact, his name is not even mentioned, for crying out loud. It’s just some group who thought they had a message. I assume you don’t defend every piece of politi-porn that Willard’s outside groups produce.

          Look, get serious. First, it’s not aimed AT kids, kids will probably never see it. And if they did, they wouldn’t watch it. It’s long and boring, and even hard to understand the words.

          I have two nearly perfect daughters, and I’m sure they would neither slit their wrists or mine if they were exposed to one dumb ad.

          It’s just an ad. If it had been for Willard, you’d be praising it for being high art.

  276. Oh gosh, to teach our children to be patriotic is one thing but to enlighten them on things they don’t understand (even when told) is wrong. Our children have always been affected by our voting decisions since voting began. They don’t know about welfare, oil & gas, the details of our economy and bless them; they don’t need to know. It is a childs right to play, be silly, sing (appropriate lyrics), and be light hearted. I do think they are educated enough when Dad and/or Mom is unemployed, on food stamps so they can eat, or getting free lunches; although, regardless of the reason…our children should NOT be taught to be disrespectful to their parents. This video is teaching our children to point their fingers at their parents in a scolding manner. WRONG on many levels.

    • Donna:

      You don’t REALLY believe that kids will see it, do you??

      I mean, it’s not like they’re running it during cartoon shows.

      It’s meant to speak to adults. I don’t think it’s a good ad on several levels, but there is NO way that it would encourage KIDS to do anything, since they won’t see it.

      • Goethe: The kids are singing the song. What do you mean they won’t see it? They “the children” are singing the song….let me repeat it. So you must be blinded to even say that. I cannot believe you responded with that reply.

        Shame on YOU!

        • We:

          Shame on you for making this an issue.

          AGAIN–this was a group that has NO contact with Obama.

          Obama’s name is not even mentioned.

          The fact that a handful of kids were paid to sing is, yes, a dumb idea, but when they look back, they will say one of two things: “that was pretty cool,” or “I don’t know what that was about.” They are NOT going to be in therapy over it.

          I’d like to think you’d make the same fuss about groups that are not affiliated with Willard who peddle their politi-porn.

          It’s an outside group. It was a dumb ad, anyway, and Obama had NOTHING to do with it.

      • Sorry; I should have been more clear. I meant the children that were taught the lyrics in order to sing the message. I would never teach or want my children to be taught that my voting decision was going to potentially ruin their lives. I have always taken great pride in my children KNOWING and finding comfort in that we would always do the very best for them and I think these few children have just been taught that their parents can be discredited, voice disrespect, and have adults promoting & accepting this behavior. Everything in our home is up for a discussion…EVERYTHING! But, by george; my children’s tone and attitude better be fine tuned before requesting and promoting such a discussion. We now have about 20 more children that have a seed planted on how to manipulate their parents…GUILT or otherwise.

        • Donna: No one could have said it better. A seed planted is the key phrase.


        • Donna:

          I think it was a dumb ad, and I am in the ad business. It was negative and long and boring.

          It was put together by some outside group that had NO contact with the Obama campaign. If they had contact, the campaign would have found a way to shut them down.

          But all that said, kids are not that fragile. It was just “something to do.” They probably didn’t give a rip about the words, and as I say, they were so boring that nobody cares. So the kids were just happy to get big-people’s pay.

          Beyond that, years from now, they will say one of three things: (1) Yeah, that was pretty cool, (2) Yeah, that was dumb, or (3) What are you talking about again? Regardless, relax. They will not need years of therapy.

    • We:

      Ok I agree.

      You win the “Most Irrelevant Post of the Day.”

      I was going to submit praise of Honey Boo-Boo. but you already beat that. Shucks.

  277. Barack Obama’s record as total failure during his 4-year administration.

    The following indisputable statistics are:
    —23 Million Unemployed or Underemployed
    —47 Million on Food Stamps
    —5.5 Million Homes in Crisis/Foreclosure
    —$4500 Drop in Household Income
    —$5.5 Trillion of New Debt
    —$716 Billion in Medicare Cuts
    —$2.6 Trillion for Obamacare
    —$1.9 Trillion in New Taxes in Obama’s Budget
    —100% Increase in Gas Prices


    • We:

      More half-truths.

      OF COURSE people are struggling. But the rich are doing well. Explain these facts:

      STOCK MARKET–the market DOUBLED under Obama, to near record highs. Somebody’s got lots of money.

      CORPORATE PROFITS–the Fortune 500 recently boasted HISTORIC PROFITS that easily blew away the last record, set in boom year 2006.

      PRODUCTIVITY–better than ever.

      The stock market dropped ONE MONTH after Obama took office. The “recession” actually ended shortly thereafter. The only reason YOU are not better off is that Congress refuses to pass the programs aimed at putting REAL PEOPLE to work. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner decided they’d rather see the country destroyed than let Obama have any successes that would help the country.

      • Senators take the following oath of office:

        I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

        I think that the Republican actions in the Senate are a violation of their oaths of office. How can they accept their office “without any mental reservation” if they have vowed never to raise taxes by signing the Grover Norquist pledge? How can they swear to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office” if they refuse to discuss legislation or to vote on candidates for the judiciary?

        It’s pretty sad.

          • This is important; I just read that Spire Law Group LLP is sueing banksters for $43 Trillion dollars be returned to the treasury. The New York Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML is filed for money laundering, racketeering, and involves monies from the foreclosure market. MUST READ the names of the people involved and their status in our government. I KEEP SEEING VALERIE JARRETT AND ANITA DUNN in many very questionable articles and they are in this lawsuit too. You can google: New York Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML to read more. Read all of it…finally somebody is step’n up to the plate in our behalf. KUDOS to this law firm.

            • Speaking of lawsuits:

              Broke ethics law hiding millions, say good government groups
              by Greg Palast
              Toledo, Ohio – Wednesday October 31, 2012

              For Mitt Romney, it’s one scary Halloween. The Presidential candidate has just learned that tomorrow afternoon he will charged with violating the federal Ethics in Government law by improperly concealing his multi-million dollar windfall from the auto industry bail-out.

              At a press conference in Toledo, Bob King, President of the United Automobile Workers, will announce that his union and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Government Ethics in Washington stating that Gov. Romney improperly hid a profit of $15.3 million to $115.0 million in Ann Romney’s so-called “blind” trust.

              The union chief says, “The American people have a right to know about Gov. Romney’s potential conflicts of interest, such as the profits his family made from the auto rescue,” “It’s time for Gov. Romney to disclose or divest.”

              “While Romney was opposing the rescue of one of the nation’s most important manufacturing sectors, he was building his fortunes with his Delphi investor group, making his fortunes off the misfortunes of others,” King added.

              The Romneys’ gigantic windfall was hidden inside an offshore corporation inside a Limited Partnership inside a trust which both concealed the gain and reduces taxes on it.

              The Romneys’ windfall was originally exposed in Nation Magazine, Mitt Romney’s Bail-out Bonanza after a worldwide investigation by our crew at The Guardian, the Nation Institute and the Palast Investigative Fund. [Ed. – The full story of Romney and his “vulture fund” partners is in Palast’s New York Times bestseller, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.]

              According to ethics law expert Dan Curry who drafted the ethics complaint, Ann Romney does not have a federally-approved blind trust. An approved “blind” trust may not be used to hide a major investment which could be affected by Romney if he were to be elected President. Other groups joining the UAW and CREW include Public Citizen, the Service Employees International Union, Public Campaign, People for the American Way and The Social Equity Group.

              President Obama’s approved trust, for example, contains only highly-diversified mutual funds on which Presidential action can have little effect. By contrast, the auto bail-out provided a windfall of over 4,000% on one single Romney investment.

              In 2009, Ann Romney partnered with her husband’s key donor, billionaire Paul Singer, who secretly bought a controlling interest in Delphi Auto, the former GM auto parts division. Singer’s hedge fund, Elliott Management, threatened to cut off GM’s supply of steering columns unless GM and the government’s TARP auto bail-out fund provided Delphi with huge payments. While the US treasury complained this was “extortion,” the hedge funds received, ultimately, $12.9 billion in taxpayer subsidies.

              As a result, the shares Singer and Romney bought for just 67 cents are today worth over $30, a 4,000% gain. Singer’s hedge fund made a profit of $1.27 billion and the Romney’s tens of millions.

              The UAW complaint calls for Romney to reveal exactly how much he made off Delphi — and continues to make. The Singer syndicate, once in control of Delphi, eliminated every single UAW job –25,000– and moved almost all auto parts production to Mexico and China where Delphi now employs 25,000 auto parts workers.

            • Sorry you took so much time with that, it isn’t true. I checked. Besides, just in case you didn’t know, a charge must have an actually dollar figure not a range such as 15.3 to 115 million. I wasn’t trying to nab on Obama when I asked you to look at the lawsuit; I just think it is great that somebody (anybody) is doing something about all the political & banking lies. Our country could be completely out of debt with winning that suit. I am “Pro” America…whomever can do the job. Just don’t think a Muslim would be my first choice.

            • Donna:

              Perhaps he meant this:

              UAW Files Government Ethics Complaint Against Mitt Romney for Failing to Disclose Over $15 Million in Auto Bailout Profits

              WASHINGTON — A coalition of community, labor and good-government organizations is calling on the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to investigate GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for noncompliance with the Ethics in Government Act and compel him to either disclose his investments or divest them.


  278. Mon, 29 Oct 2012

    Must read….

    Jeb Bush to Newsmax: Obama Campaigning Like ’10-Year-Old’


  279. Sorry….here is the link…

    It is all about desparation and whatever it takes to have the total Power and Money.


  280. Remember, it is not yet Romney’s job or responsibility to move in and take care of the storm relief for the people. THIS IS THE PRESIDENT’S JOB to handle all matters for storm relief for all the people. Are there other Senators from other states (not affected by the storm) taking responsibility for the hurricane relief?

    The media is addressing how great Obama is doing in his visit to NJ. What about the other states that have more of a disaster and need storm relief. This is OBAMA’s JOB. He needs to do his JOB. Instead he left these people….to continue his campaign.

    If Bush didn’t do anything when we were attacked by terrorist on 9/11….what would you have thought?

    I hope and pray that Obama does do his JOB and help the American people for storm relief in all the affected states….not just NJ, and hope and pray it is not ignored like the terrorist attack in Benghazi with nothing done to date (now 7 weeks later) and the 4 Americans who died for our Country and the People of America.

    See link below on headlines of FEMA money ($1 billion left + $6 billion for new year budget started 10/1/12 – still not enough) for Storm Relief in DISPUTE while these people are in need RIGHT NOW. Also, major fires in Texas and Obama tells TX to use same FEMA funded money for help (no money left). What is going on? He seems to think he just has to tell people get the money and you will be fine. What money…he spent it all!



    • Ask Chris Christie:

      • On the TODAY show: “The President has been outstanding in this.”

      • On MORNING JOE: “It’s been very good working with the President. He and his Administration have been coördinating with us. It’s been wonderful.”

      • ON CNN: Christie said that he had been mightily impressed by Obama’s accessibility throughout the crisis. “He gave me his number at the White House, told me to call him if I needed anything, and he absolutely means it.”

      • On CNN: What about the campaign? Christie said, “If he’s not bringing it up, you can be sure that people in New Jersey are not worried about that, primarily if one of the guys running isn’t.”

      • On FOX: Christie scoffed at the idea of Romney making a visit to New Jersey in order to inspect the damage. “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested.”

  281. Let’s see where has Obama been since our northeast coast of America has been devastated by Sandy. 1) Obama went to NJ and that’s it. He didn’t even go to NY. 2) Then he left NJ to take photos. Then he flew to NV to continue his campaign. 3) Then he went to CO and WI for his campaign. And all this time, the American people who are in desperation have no gas, no power, no food, and many with no homes. People are sitting in their cars in lines for hours trying to get gas. (Also..a man pulled a gun on someone at a gas station). They have no heat (plus snow storms) in their homes not to even mention all the children. Traffic is horrendous on the highways. And it is so sad to say, people are even eating out of dumpsters.

    Now where is the President Obama while all this chaotic devastation is happening to the American people? I can’t even explain why this would be a question for the President of the United States of America. Isn’t this his job as President? He needs to be FIRED. This is so so sad and so cold hearted that anyone especially the President should be right there with the People and doing whatever has to be done for the People. This is very hard for me to even write this comment. I have no words to describe this man and his actions. He is not a man of his words and he has by his actions proved to America that he doesn’t even care or believe in us!

    David Axelrod: Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said the president and his campaign agreed that his job was to stay in Washington in face-to-face touch with those responsible for recovery. But Axelrod added: “We passed a threshold here. And we do have an election on Tuesday. So we owe it to folks to make the final arguments and we’re going to do that.”

    WE OWE IT TO FOLKS???? What does that mean? Axelrod must be preparing Obama for his next performance on stage, and I am sure he will need time for rehearsal. Again and Again, priorities as a leader of our USA are only for his self-interest and not for the People? What is more important people’s lives or his performance for his campaign? Obama has repeatedly dictated the same speeches he had dictated in 2008….this is a fact.

    Company: If you hired someone to do a job and after a period of time realize that the person really doesn’t have the right qualifications and is not doing their job, would you keep that person working for you or would you let them go? Would it take 4 years for you to realize?

    Individual: If you hired someone to do work on your house and that person was not doing the work correctly (always issues with the work), would you keep that person working on your house, or would you find someone else to do the work correctly?

    I will also say…the situation in Benghazi is so unbelievable that I can’t understand how the American people can forget our MILITARY men who died for us and accept Obama’s lies and sick excuses why he can’t give answers to the American people. That is correct, any American that cannot see what has happened and still believes this man is here to protect and serve us and our Country….they have to blinded or will not admit that their decision 4 years ago was the wrong man for America. What is more important..your Pride or your Freedom and our Children’s Future?


    • • On the TODAY show: “The President has been outstanding in this.”

      • On MORNING JOE: “It’s been very good working with the President. He and his Administration have been coördinating with us. It’s been wonderful.”

      • ON CNN: Christie said that he had been mightily impressed by Obama’s accessibility throughout the crisis. “He gave me his number at the White House, told me to call him if I needed anything, and he absolutely means it.”

      • On CNN: What about the campaign? Christie said, “If he’s not bringing it up, you can be sure that people in New Jersey are not worried about that, primarily if one of the guys running isn’t.”

      • On FOX: Christie scoffed at the idea of Romney making a visit to New Jersey in order to inspect the damage. “I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested.”

      • Wait what was the word you used, Malarkey….that’s it!

        The only problem is NJ is not the ONLY state that was affected by this devastating storm. Are you sure Obama is taking care of these issues? Where is he going to get the money (FEMA Funds) to help all these people. First, they need gas, power, and food, and a place to live…has he sent any food yet?

        And, of course, now Obama can really CONTINUE ignoring the People’s questions about his negligence as President on the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Even the media is not addressing Benghazi..what’s up with that? The media would be right in the face of the President if there was no response and asking who, what, when, where, and why.

        It just doesn’t make sense to me. Why does this NOT seem the American way?


        • We:

          Weather happens. Now you’re blaming Obama for the weather? Is there ANYBODY who thinks we did a better job during Katrina? Anybody? Anybody?

          As for Benghazi, aside form Bullsh*t Mountain, the other networks have news to cover. They’ve already beat Benghazi to death, and you’re full of malarkey if you’re saying it could have been handled better. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and when you get older, you’ll understand that.

          • I would know. I was a victim of Katrina. It is not about the storm..it is about Obama not doing his JOB not just today, but for the past 4 years. My point is we still haven’t gotten any answers on what really happened and why they are continuing to ignore this. He didn’t even handle this terrorist attack…so how could he have even handled it better….HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING!

            You can keep making excuses also….the fact remains that everytime Obama has an excuse and the American people accept his excuses and lies…then he will continue…and move forward as he says.

            GOD BLESS AMERICA!

            • We:

              This is such malarkey. Try–just try–to imagine that you’re in the White House. Can you imagine that?

              OK, now you hear about protests about the Mohammed video, which was released in short form on YouTube on September 11. There’s a big demonstration in Egypt. At the same time, there’s something going on in Libya.

              You don’t really know what’s going on, and certainly, the Egyptian protest seems more important. It is not until later that you hear about what really went down in Benghazi.

              You are a half-world away. By the time you get the word, it’s over.

              Fox wants us to think that there’s some kind of real-time cameras, going on everywhere in the world. Like if he wanted to, he could call you and tell you you’re making a mistake in the way you’re having sex right now. Real life is just not that way, despite what you see on fox.

              I am not making excuses. I’m just telling you you are being lied to by fox. There’s a difference.

  282. Goethe: You are making excuses and that’s all you have been doing since you have been posting comments. Real time cameras are REAL. The assisination of Osama Bin Liden….was watched by the Presidential Administration on real-time cameras. There were numerous requests (April, June, August) electonic, memos, phone calls, etc. for help from the Ambassador. There was an attack in June and still no help was sent to Benghazi. What do you not understand?

    How many times does someone have to ask for HELP before they get HELP?


    • We:

      Oh, come ON. Are you trying to tell me that there are cameras fixed on every inch of the entire world?

      Yes, it is true that there WERE cameras at the attack on bin Laden, but that was only because we were so afraid that it wasn’t him, and what would we do, then? And if it WAS him, how to handle it? And, probably most of all, we didn’t want to have to wait for second-hand reports.

      Where exactly are these phantom cameras you speak of? Is there one in your shower? Is there one in your office, to catch you going on facebook? Is there one under your bed?

      The idea that we’d have cameramen filming a surprise attack is just ludicrous.

      • Goethe: You seem to go overboard in every comment that you respond. Why are you doing this? I explicity said there are real-time cameras that are used. And how do you know there were not real-time cameras? You speak of all subjects like the current Administration. Let’s go to the extreme all the way on the other side in responses to try and make the facts sound less true. Just for once try and be more realistic in your comments and not so condescending. This only tells me that your character is much like Obama. Do you remember you told me you didn’t like either candidate….but you continuously defend Obama.

        Why are you so scared to admit it? Are you afraid you may vote for the wrong man?


        • We:

          Prove it.

          If you make a claim that there are “real time cameras” you sound paranoid and ridiculous if you have no proof.

          Look! There’s a saucer hovering over your house!!!

          • Hey, no arguing. My hubby and I have a friend Doug that worked there…there are real time cameras and all staff & the president would have been notified in 5 to 20 minutes (depending on each staff members whereabouts at that time). 20 minutes, tops! He told us that protocal would have air support and boots on the ground within the hour. And, more within 2 hours. We don’t need to argue the facts; although, be concerned about two things: 1)Why support wasn’t delivered and 2)The security level (and comfort level of such security) for others performing the same job elsewhere. The lack of transparency of the events is alarming beyond mention. Our friend supported Obama in 2008, not this time due to his knowledge of the protocal and following them…denied.

            • We the people Louisiana-
              I don’t see the link for the youtube video. Can you give it to me or give me the youtube name so I can watch it? Thanks.

      • Exclusive: Cable warning of Benghazi consulate vulnerability would have gone to White House, officials say

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/05/cable-warning-benghazi-consulate-vulnerability-would-have-gone-to-white-house/#ixzz2BMWvXNBa

        Goethe: As you would say, Fox is making this up and lying to the American People.

        GOD BLESS AMERICA….AND THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN 9/11/2001 NEW YORK TWIN TOWERS AND WORLD TRADE CENTER, 9/11/2012 AMERICAN CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI (AL QAEDA) TERRORIST ATTACKS….not to mention June 2012 Consulate al Qaeda Terrorist Attack, and all Terrorist Attacks in America.

        • We:

          Typical fox. They have two “Monday morning quarterbacks” and–surprise, surprise–they are both anti-Obama. Not fair. Not balanced.

          After something is over, you can make up all kinds of things that might-have-been.

          But this still does not answer your claim that there was real-time video. They just showed still photos LONG AFTER the attack, showing vehicles completely burned. Your claim was that there was real-time video BEFORE the attack, and I see neither “video” nor “before the attack.”

          I don’t watch fox. I don’t watch msnbc. I look up original sources, and think for myself.

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