“What you've done is looked at realistically. You can't do that. You can't look at the real world application nor beyond the numbers. You can't look at the obesity percentage, the lifestyles of the population, the consumption, or daily activities.”
“It takes two sides to negotiate a deal, we need both sides to step up.
Obama hasn't done anything except talk about tax hikes on 2% of the country and campaign with that idea. Until they start discussing ideas that will actually have an impact, it's moot.”
Bill Zilla on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:15:04
“Not so. Back when there was an election to lose, Obama was perfectly willing to do a deal that was 10:1 spending cuts to tax increases. Boehner said "No" because he was very certain (as was most of he GOP) that their tactics would make The President a one-termer. They failed. Obama won the election and became less inclined to make deals. Meanwhile the republicans seem to think they still hold some cards. They do not. A new one breaks ranks with Boehner every single day because they want to keep their jobs.”
ssj337 on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:13:37
“You need to feed yourself with a bit more thought.”
trishinpitt on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:12:05
“That's why the tax cuts for the 2% was extended 2 years passed the original deadline...because there was no compromise.... Do you people even listen to your own thoughts? Of course he's compromised. But if Republicans insist on going on about the debt and the deficit (even though they are the biggest cause of it), then they must be willing to do some tax hikes or in this case, end tax cuts.... period.”
EinChicago on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:11:23
“True. Raising tax rates is part of the equation. But as a registered Dem and liberal, even I agree that soending has to be cut too. We can't demand tax hikes only and then take spending off the table.”
dedicatedliberal on Nov 28, 2012 at 13:11:23
“really? President Obama hasn't done anything except talk? That's why he was re-elected in a landslide. Because people love a non-doer, right?”
“Do people realize Obama's two campaigns have spent some of the highest in history? And people are yelling he beat the money; he is the money. He bought this election (don't get defensive, its true).”
diverdown1 on Nov 9, 2012 at 16:25:04
“We bought the election. WE donated the money to his campaign. Defensive??? How about the truth. Maybe you should open your mind and your heart a bit and stop listening to the GOP machine. They don't care about you.”
ManhattanMC on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:50:28
“Are you daft?
RobMe had a small handful of very wealthy donors.
Obama had millions of very small donors.
hearken on Nov 9, 2012 at 15:43:36
“No, stupid! Most of Obama's money came from the Grass Roots...not large corporations behind close doors with berating of the people as moochers and takers. You are a part of the problem and not the solution.”
“Good point. We should ask those who are successful with money to give more to a wasteful and inefficient spending government to improve the economy. Excellent idea. I think Washington should have more people form Illinois, Michigan and California because those states are doing great.”
Vyslichajici on Oct 9, 2012 at 17:19:36
“the waste and inefficiency comes principally from conservative quarters.
most of all, it comes about because of corrupt corporations' actions.”
“Try reading the letter and then making an argument. Is it a wonder why business owners and CEO's do not want another 4 years of President Obama. It's quite simple, if a business pays more to the government in the form of taxes, it will have less money to put towards growth, benefits, salaries, etc.
Is this any different than the pressures unions put on workers, teachers and others to join and to vote Democratic because their agenda will support the union?
Oops, did that just make sense?”
maymay2 on Oct 9, 2012 at 17:14:24
“Nope... Your post doesn't make any sense. No idea what you're talking about.”
slocomgp on Oct 9, 2012 at 17:13:10
“Yes its different than unions!!! Union workers often vote against their own best interest.”
“I'm a bit lost, were his comments incorrect? Its wide knowledge 47% don't pay taxes. It's common sense that those who collect well fare, food stamps, unemployment, etc. are going to vote for the person who promises to increase and extend those handouts.
Everyone also knows Obama is the better politician. He speaks better, seems to relate better and could arguably be considered the best campaigner (and donations seeker) in history.
Question though, do we want another 4 years of another smooth talking politician or a foot-in-mouth successful businessman? (his job was to make a profit, he succeeded. If he's president, his job will be to improve the US' financial crisis - the most pertinent issue, and will probably succeed at that too).”
Kevin Mills on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:10:04
“He succeeded with leveraged buyouts, and then draining the equity of companies and dumping them into bankruptcy, like a vampire. Why would we want a president with that kind of resume?
Why does he have disdain for people who don't pay income tax? our soldiers in combat don't pay income tax, the elderly don't pay income tax, low income families with a lot of kids don't pay income tax. This does not make them bad people, they aren't any less american, and they certainly aren't all democrats.
Also consider that low wage earners that pay payroll taxes, sales taxes, gas taxes, property, and local and state taxes. Some of these folks are paying a much higher percentage of income than Mr. Romney himself does.
Besides, our economy is improving, the housing market is nearly recovered, credit is again beginning to loosen up, and hiring will continue. What is so bad about our recovery, it's not fast enough? The republicans could help us out with that by passing the presidents jobs plan.”
ejohnson510 on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:09:22
“About half of the 47% pays payroll taxes, about a quarter are seniors getting social security which they've paid into. The other quarter are people below the poverty line and then other groups like people on disabilities etc.
Families on welfare make up about 1.9% of the population.
Assuming that everyone in this large swath of the public will vote for President Obama is just incorrect, seniors currently favor Romney for example.”
Freepernix on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:06:38
“The working poor pay taxes -- payroll, state, local, FICA. Unemployment benefits are taxed federally (maybe state, depending on the state). Yes his comments are incorrect. All those red state poor people are going to vote for your guy.
Experience in business and experience governing are two different things and just because he did one well doesn't mean he'll do the other well. Ask the people of MA how well he governed.”
DrDW on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:59:23
“You are wrong. Those 47% do pay taxes, just not income taxes, just like Romney. What's strange is that he thinks they'll be voting for Obama. A huge number are senior citizens who are duped into voting for Republicans. Many are rich fat cats. That's what is strange about his assertion. It does at least that he knows a number or two, but nothing about from where that number comes.”
Saint Brian the Godless on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:58:45
“I'm a bit lost,
That was the only true part of your whole post.”
skywalk on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:58:22
“Surprise Surprise its Romneys base that doesn’t pay taxes!
“Yes, his comments were incorrect. It is false that "47% don't pay taxes." There are lots and lots of fact-loaded analyses out on this now - all kinds of statistics from numerous objective sources that all say the same thing about how few people actually don't pay federal taxes (hint divide 47% by about 75%). You could find that information if you were really interested - it's everywhere.”
CatsMeow7777 on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:56:58
“Romney is saying nothing wrong. Obama's administration is just continuing to grab on to any headline they can to continue to deflect from their failures of the last 4 years. The only thing Obama can do is continue to viciously attack Romney to deflect from himself. Otherwise, he would have nothing to say.”
Welshish on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:55:43
“Better look at those statistics again. Romney might be one of them.”
“False. Those who are on Well Fare, food stamps, public housing, unemployment; who do you think they vote for? Do you think they will vote for someone who is going to cut the length you can collect unemployment and require you to pass a drug test? Or the person who will promise to pay them more, pay them longer, and expect less?”
“Ever notice that they say 47% don't pay income taxes, then people cry about payroll, SS, sales, vehicle, and other taxes. But then when looking at the "rich" to pay more, they only look at income taxes.”
jsh9i on Sep 18, 2012 at 12:27:29
“please lay out the 47% what are the demographics? what are th top ten states?”
“Although not completely true, there is a lot of truth in it. The vast majority of those on Welfare, food stamps, and other public assistance or clearly going to vote Democrat because that is who promises the continued support. Could be seen as a conflict of interest, but of course people are going to vote for who is going to give them the most. That will continue until breaking point.”
Lobo72 on Sep 17, 2012 at 17:00:31
“And Adelson is giving his millions to Romney so he can garner some $2 billion in tax relief if Mitt his elected. Your point?”
libgrrl on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:41:52
“No truth at all. The vast majority of welfare recipients are the elderly and disabled, the same group least likely to vote. Corporate welfare, now that's a different story.”
CrazyEyes on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:35:25
“Red states are filled with welfare recipients who will vote for Romney.
The states that are the largest drain on taxpayer funds, that contribute negative dollars to the federal budget, are Republican.”
masshead on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:31:37
“"The states that contributed more in taxes than they got back in spending were more likely to have voted for Obama in 2008 and were more likely to be largely urban."
Blue states pay for red states...”
Meok on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:29:32
“Remember Rick Santorum's comment that "smart people will never vote for the GOP?". This contradicts your claim.”
“Republicans hitting the break? We're heading for a fiscal cliff, yet all we hear is "Forward!"”
vonnise on Sep 7, 2012 at 12:55:05
“Food4Thought3, "Forward" "Forward", hummm, where have I seem that so many times this week...
Oh, yeah, now I remember. I think it was on hundreds of hand signs being waved around somewhere in Charlotte this week. By liberals no less! LOL”
“Clinton and Obama are great politicians; they can persuade, inspire and give great planned out speeches. The trouble is that the current president is a divider and lacks the skill to get things done. Do we really want another politician?”
yourbrainondrugs on Sep 6, 2012 at 09:43:44
“Satan is pretty slick too. Had two thirds screaming No to God on the platform. That is sad. Satan dropped the ball on that deal. We TRUE believers saw it.”
DianeRPCFL on Sep 6, 2012 at 09:38:57
“President Obama is only a divider to those who see divisiveness as a means to conquer and rule (as in GOP strategy), not coalesce and re-unite (DNC strategy).”
tinarm on Sep 6, 2012 at 09:29:10
“Seriously.............you should actually read the book, "It's worse than you think." It's about how republicans met the day President Obama took office to put their party before this country during the worse recession in history a mini depression.. There are not two sides to this story.”
lance romance on Sep 6, 2012 at 09:28:44
“great point .... he'll go down as the "great divider"”
DandaPanda on Sep 6, 2012 at 09:28:39
“The only ones doing the dividing are the teapublicans.”
“Hasn't he figured out how American politics work? You don't tell people the truth, you don't try to live in reality. What you do is promise people a utopia vision that is not reality to create a good feeling while doing nothing substantial in hopes of continuing to kick the can down the road hoping stuff doesn't hit the fan when your in office. Then you have a fat paycheck coming your way for life.”
“I think it is unfair that these big businesses are passing the cost onto me. I think what would be more fair is if instead of me paying, they pay it instead. After all, they have more than me so it just sounds more fair.
It will only cost McDonald's as a whole an extra $140,000,000 to $420,000,000.”
lebari on Aug 7, 2012 at 15:52:00
“And considering the BILLIONS they bring in each year a few hundred million is chump change.”