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US election campaign ends with final blitz by Obama & Romney

By zaycev, published on Nov 6, 2012

...the 2012 election campaign has entered its final 24 hours as voters prepare to deliver their verdict on Tuesday.At the end of one of the most polarising, relentless and expensive campaigns in recent US political history, the final batch of polls on Monday showed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney basically where they were at the start of the year: stuck in a dead heat.Both teams claim to be on course to win, as they completed what should have been their final blitz of the swing states. Obama, accompanied by rock star Bruce Springsteen, took in Wisconsin and two stops in Ohio, where he... (more)

Tags: obama, romney

Garbage: Romney's Tax Plan

By Risa Peris, published on Oct 26, 2012

The Tax Policy Center, non-partisan group which analyzes tax plans and issues, recently concluded that Romney could not keep all of the promises he had made on individual tax reform: including cutting marginal tax rates by 20 percent, keeping protections for investment income, not widening the deficit and not increasing the tax burden on the poor or middle class. Romney’s plan, as it stands, would cut taxes for rich families and raise them for everyone else.

Over the course of the campaign Romney has stated that 47% of this country does not matter and Obama recently attacked Romney in... (more)

Tags: obama, romney, corporate tax, alternative minimum tax, tax policy center

Recovery Act is the Number One Reason to Re-elect President

By Josh Marks, published on Oct 23, 2012

Republicans keep falsely claiming President Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus, officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was a massively wasteful failure. Right now the GOP is using all the money from their right-wing billionaire donors to inundate swing state voters with their anti-stimulus, pro-austerity message.

But in reality the stimulus is a smashing success. It is more than 50 percent bigger than Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and has begun to profoundly change the United States of America in ways many of us are just beginning to realize.... (more)

Tags: obama, economy, stimulus, recovery act, election, romney, american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009

"The Vietnam War is a distant memory to the American people"

By Lartinos, published on Oct 16, 2012

The Vietnam War is a distant memory that most Americans do not understand. This makes it a perpetual problem in society, as people continue to just go along with what other people are doing. Just like Germany under Hitler, people will go with the status quo flow until it drowns them. Propaganda can become the truth: if you try to question someone about it, they will exclaim you are wrong. We are a country chasing its tail as the two-party system plays us and perpetrates wars in the name of the ruling class. It uses the media to program society to think a certain way because most don’t... (more)

Tags: obama, bush, vietnam, vote, romney, paul, ron

Arrogance at its Finest

By Randy Mitchell, published on Oct 13, 2012

...gaffes to a minimum. He didn’t, and I for one was ashamed, as an American, to realize he’s a heartbeat away from currently being the leader of the free world.

Joe was probably handed one mission: to stop the bleeding after Obama’s pathetic performance during his debate with Mitt Romney. In my opinion: the bleeding is now gushing, and it’s getting worse. The whole time I watched this debate I kept asking myself: Is this really the Vice President of the United States? Does his mannerisms reflect the power, and needed respect of his office? Would this be the person I’d want... (more)

Tags: obama, politics, joe biden, paul ryan, randy mitchell, romney, election 2012, biden/ryan debate, vice presidential debates

Romney Insults The Elderly, Disabled and Laboring Class

By John Nelson, published on Sep 21, 2012

...group that makes $2,178,886 per year or more. Largely they take advantage of a slew of other tax loopholes. The working poor and elderly have a few options to reduce their tax burden on wages, but most of the tax loopholes still benefit the wealthiest Americans. Ironically, the very group that Romney addressed in Florida when he made his disparaging comments about the working-class are the same people who benefit the most from our present tax codes.

Romney asserted that 47% of Americans don’t take personal responsibility for their lives. Where is the evidence of such a lack of... (more)

Tags: disabled, romney, elderly, 49%, social darwinist, laboring class, elitist

The Tenant Society

By Agit8r, published on Sep 20, 2012

The basic principal behind the American Dream was "equal opportunity for all and privilege for none." The opportunity for upward mobility, without the boot of feudal lords upon our necks. This could all change next year. In late 2011 Mitt Romney revealed how he would facilitate the massive wealth transfer to our would-be lords:

"Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom. Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes, and let it turn around and come back up."

Romney's tax plan helps this along, as well as working... (more)

Tags: middle class, romney, mitt romney, tax plan, 47 percent

Mitt Romney's Blatant Opportunism

By Caballero_69, published on Sep 14, 2012

With his disgraceful comments regarding the Foreign Service and the Obama administration in the aftermath of the murder of American diplomats in Libya, Myth Romney revealed he is a rapid-response opportunist enfolded steeped in cynicism and smugly satisfied as such.

On Tuesday morning, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement which “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims—as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions... (more)

Tags: reactionary, bigotry, opportunism, dishonor, libya, shallow, romney, calculating, larry conley, mccarthyism

Science Starting to Win Climate Change Debate

By Josh Marks, published on Aug 10, 2012

... scientific consensus says human-induced greenhouse gas emissions are the number one cause of climate change, then the Obama administration will turn science into policy. We've already seen some of this with the fuel efficiency standards and outlawing new coal-fired power plants. And compared to Romney and the Republicans, Obama looks a lot better when it comes to climate change. Just the other day it was revealed that Romney press secretary Andrea Saul promoted climate change denial on behalf of Exxon-Mobil while she worked at D.C.-based lobbying firm DCI Group. Saul created a website that... (more)

Tags: global warming, obama, science, climate change, romney, richard muller

Obama Stands Up For Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers

By Josh Marks, published on Jun 19, 2012

...that would put a million teachers, firefighters and police officers back to work; and would put countless construction workers back on the job rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure — roads, bridges, rail, runways, broadband, piping, etc…

It’s working. In response, Mitt Romney actually came out against federal aid to state and local governments so they can hire back teachers, firefighters and police officers. Romney says “it’s time for us to cut back on government” by laying off more firefighters, police officers and teachers. And this isn’t just election... (more)

Tags: obama, infrastructure, teachers, romney, firefighters, police officers, public spending

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