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What I Ask of Romney and Obama

LarryFromMo Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:15 AM
Stossel is giving Romney a bum rap. Romney laid out a 5 point plan to create 12 millon jobs. With this 5 point plan he effectively highlighted the differences with Obama. 1) Taking advantage of our oil, are coal, our gas, our nuclear, and renewables. 2) School choice. I believe this is the civil rights issue of our time. 3) Forge new trade agreements, building on the speech by Rice. 4) Cut the deficit. 5) Help small businesses by reducing their taxes and regulation and rolling back Obamacare. (1), (3), and (5) will have immediate benefit and will get the economy going. We just need the recovery we should have gotten after the recession in order to create 12 million jobs. Obama's policies have killed that recovery.
hiimterry Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:23 AM
How will he do #4? What spending cuts has he proposed? I only know of a spending increase in the military. Rolling back Obamacare won't do it. It needs to be done, but at best it will stop one item that will increase the debt. It won't reduce it.

If we're lucky he'll take steps to help small business flourish and government revenue will rise as a result, but I expect that to be just enough to cover his proposed increases in military spending. So, seriously, how will he cut the deficit?
Dbeaux30 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:56 AM
Simply examine his public record throughout his life. Easy to understand his approach based on history.
wmou Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 10:22 AM
Republicans still think federal bureacrats should be involved in public education. Romney, my state can handle it, please leave us alone. The best thing the republicans could do for public education is eliminate the dept of education and end all federal mandates on schools.

The Republican Convention ended on the theme "Believe in America." That sounded nice, but it was just another platitude. Mitt Romney's speech was filled with platitudes: "We will honor America's democratic ideals. ... We're united to preserve liberty."


Liberals and conservatives have real differences. We should state them.

America is going broke, and tough decisions must be made. To save our future, we must slow the growth of entitlements and military spending. Mitt Romney was silent about that.

Sure, "Believing in America" means individuals get to decide how to run the businesses we create. But it...