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The Second Debate

Nevirim Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 11:07 PM
The following link is a page regarding the history of SSI and how and why it came into being. Before 1937 there were charitable churches just as there today which helped but the grow of this nation and directly related to the Civil War the need for orphans and widows were great and more than churches and organization could support. What happen in the depression was a wake-up call to set something up to assist this nations' elderly. That's was the intent of SSI, not what it's become, or how it's been used.

In form, President Obama came back strongly in Tuesday's debate with Mitt Romney, but substantively he continues to lag behind the Republican candidate. That's because the president has a record to defend and it isn't a good one.

Television being what it is, the president looked and sounded good, but the air seems to have gone out of his messianic balloon as voters focus more on facts and less on spin.

If promises mean anything -- and they don't to most politicians -- Romney hit the president where it hurts: on his failure to live up to most of his promises.