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Oh My: Romney Takes the Lead in Florida, Ohio, Virginia

katepatate Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 7:33 PM
The American people are smart. When they are told the truth and have things explained to them in a clear and sensible way, they understand we are in a mess in this country and the way of doing business has got to change. Medicare as we know it is going bankrupt. Obamacare cuts Medicare by over 700 billion dollars. Obamacare adds thousands on to the insurance rolls, hires thousands of new IRS agents to oversee it and then we are told it will cost less. This is obscene. Anyone in their right mind knows it is going to cost us so much more. Government, just get out of our medical care and let the free market take over. I do not want Medicare, but will be forced into it in another two years. Many doctors will not take it because they
katepatate Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 7:35 PM
will not longer be able to afford to accept it. Obamacare must go. The Romney-Ryan plan is the only one that can save the economy and maybe keep Medicare solvent. Please vote Obama out in November so that we can get some of our problems solved.
bdaniels Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 12:29 AM
Obamacare 712 Billion on the provider side, i.e. caregivers received a deal in the affordable care act: they would lowered certain service fees, but would receive more customers vis-à-vis Obama's ACA or 'Obamcare'.
The Ryan plan cuts that same amount... but it is cut from the recipients side... i.e. 712 billion less in benefits.
Citizen Vet USA Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 6:38 PM
This government began deducting January 1, 1966 from my ARMY pay for MEDICARE and continued for 42 years.

Medicare funds are for age 65 and up, so don’t blow smoke up my butt with rhetoric as obama is stealing my money to give free care for 20 million illegal immigrants as well as Arab’s ready to swarm to the USA by the millions if he gets a second term.

Keep your hands off my Medicare funds
Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:26 AM
Well, I heard the boos in Florida while Ryan was speaking to AARP --

People are not listening. That 15 member panel is really going to impact their lives.
Pat1392 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:31 AM
Yes--and how many people were supported by this when they never worked under it.
My grandmother's socks were rolling up and down as she announced "we are going to get medicare" She was either retired at the time or close to it. Also, there are retirees who have it based on their spouse (many in their 80's) but never really put into it. We should have seen this coming. And, now we will get socialized medicine because we did't.

Let's start your Thursday off right with a flurry of new polling data.  First, the national numbers.  Rasmussen's daily tracker shows Governor Romney leading President Obama by four points among likely voters:
 

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%.


Rasmussen also has fresh data out of Ohio showing both the presidential and the