Deranged and Disengaged
I see your point. But. Romney can buy us some time. You bet I'd rather be going toward the cliff at 60 rather than 100! More time, more chances to turn off the road. Brilliant by the way, to observe that, theoretically, a losing Obama can come back in 2016. Not going to happen, though. Obama can not narrowly lose this election because if it's that close, he will (ahem) "find" the votes to win. If he loses, then, he can only lose in an humiliation. (Which is on its way to happening, judging by the rolling polls)
I appreciate your reply to my comment. I agree with you that both parties spend WAY too much and this is a huge part of the US problem. Mitt Romney is not my idea of an ideal president either, but again, America right now has only two choices, and if people really don't like the incumbent, nad how he's been running America (into the ground), then they should vote for a change. I live in Ontario and find it sickening that in the last two provincial elections, Ontario voters have returned Dalton McGuinty to power - after turning this province from a 'have' to a major 'have-not' in the first term alone, they voted him in two more times, a second majority and almost a third one after that. I hear people say they "can't stand Hudak", or "wouldn't vote NDP". I would vote for ANYONE else other than a party who have proven they are accomplishing nothing more than destroying our province, and spending us all into bankruptcy.I cannot for the life of me understand the thinking that voting for "the devil you know" is the best alternative. You're still voting for the devil!
This is all true - both replies. That's why I would really struggle if I was in the US and had to go to the polls in a couple of weeks. I would think that voting Romney could slow things down and give more time to find ways to stop the madness, but I am not convinced at all that the debt clock will slow down enough at all.For instance, I watched the debate between Santorum, Gingrich, Romney and Ron Paul, and all three of the former were talking about how they would 'appeal obamacare'. That was their mantra. When Ron Paul's turn came, romney had JUST spoken to say that the very first thing he would do, the day after he was inaugerated as President, was to sign an executive order to appeal Obamacare. Paul turned to him (and the other two in general, but more to Romney) and said 'It is highly unlikely that you would be able to appeal Obamacare'. Paul knows that you cant really just sign an executive order like that, and it would be really difficult to get the senate and congress to vote with enough members to appeal it (I think they need 2/3 to accomplish that), so it would be unlikely. He was trying to force them to be realistic with their campaigns for being the candidate for president, but they all kept up with it right to the end.But now, Romney is talking about how many parts of Obamacare he likes and wants to keep. He went from spending several months talking about appealing it, to the past few weeks talking about keeping a great deal of it. Perhaps he took ron paul's words to heart and realized he could not get rid of the whole thing with one swipe of his pen, but instead he is talking about what he likes about it. That's different than saying 'we cant get rid of it now, it's law, so lets find ways to pay for it from other sectors that are overspending'. Instead, he is talking about how to bring in more revenue from the tax payers, even if he goes about it the right way it's only in order to bring in tax revenue in higher amounts, and that's about all I have seen. He talks about immigration issues because of course, money is going to illegal immigrants in many ways, but a lot of those issues are state's rights and the federal govt is not supposed to be involved in how they handle that. And he talks about building an even stronger military, and talks about needing to get a handle on Iran, Syria, etc too. all of that is $$$$$$$$$. If he goes through with even just one or two of those plans, the debt is not going to go down and Romney could be heading for the cliff at 100km/hr just the same as Obama. I picked 60kph just for fun, because no one knows what Romney is going to do and how it's going to work, and unfortunately due to the past decades of mess, we probably wouldnt see the reaction to his plans in the first 4 years anyway. It's THAT much of a mess.What I do laugh at is how Obama talks about jobs overseas. I thought his jobs czar was the head of General Electric? Doesnt that company have most of its jobs overseas now??? What a total dork! And then of course it was his fave campaign tool, Bill Clinton, who worked during his presidency to allow that to happen in the first place, most specifically with China. So DUH? Do people not remember this stuff? I cannot stand Obama but in the end, I am not so sure Romney is going to be much better witht he most important thing the fed govt has to deal with right now - its masssssive debt.
oops Im tired, I was saying 'appeal' Obamacare, but I meant REpeal lol
an added ps - I would like to say that I really feel for Ontario, but being from Alberta I get lost in the stereotypes lol. Ive seen nothing but disdain over the decades from the Ont press and many people and govt officials, ranging from slamming the oilsands to making fun of us hicks. I have lots of friends and family in Ontario so I hear all levels of interesting comments. So I should say that I only feel bad for those that did not want McGuinty and the liberals in there, and those that did not slam the oilsands from here to hell and back. I was appaulled at some of the press I saw (actually, most of it) because all I could think of was how many jobs in Ont are in the automotive sector and I would say 'um, we are bringing in the oil that the vehicles YOU make need to run.... duh???'. And then when Ontario started receiving equalization payments from us and the press still berated the oilsands, I could not believe it. Hate how the province makes a good chunk of it's money, but take the payments from it and hand it out to the people, while getting them to run around and berate the oilsands too? I wanted to plug the money well and say HAVE A GOOD DAY to Ontario many times over the years.I realize that's unfair lol, it's just difficult reading so much venomous crap and know that we were then forced to help pay for McGuinty's cesspool that he created. Good riddance but I can only hope that whatever happens next is best for Ontario and they can get out of this - WITHOUT help from alberta ;)