Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A PIG IN A POKE...


   Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan missed his true calling.  He is the ultimate used car salesman.  On the front page of the Wall Street Journal he promises if he and Romney are sent to the White House, they will negotiate a deal with the Democrats to cut taxes by 20%.  How would you pay for such a cut?  How could you avoid increasing the deficit?   How much of a cut would the 1% really receive?  Ryan and Romney both say they will close loopholes and end many deductions to pay for the cut.  Oh, one more thing...they won't tell you which loopholes or deductions until after you elect them.  You have seen the ad which ends with the phrase, "...show me the Carfax"?  Ryan's answer is just buy the car and find out later if it runs or not...always a recipe for good business.

     This is just hubris and disrespect for the American voter.  It's also desperation.  As Bill Clinton said, the Tax Policy Institute confirmed, and Ryan and Romney know, they cannot cut taxes by 20%, cut capital gains taxes, cut corporate tax rates, end the inheritance tax, while increasing the military budget by at least $1 trillion, and not add to the deficit or raise taxes on the middle class.  In this case it's not the economy, but rather the arithmetic stupid.

     Think about Ryan's offer.  If you just elect them on the come...on faith...as a sign of trust, they will tell you afterwards all the various ways the 1% will benefit and the middle class will be had.  Who would go for such a deal?  Are there really Americans who would ignore Ryan's budgets or Romney's 47% comments and elect them without requiring they spell out their plan?  Are there really voters who would pretend Ryan didn't vote for two wars and a prescription drug benefit without paying for them, and letting future generations come up with the cash, while at the same time cutting the taxes of the top 1% by trillions of dollars?  Both Romney and Ryan have supported privatizing Social Security and Medicare.  They would turn Medicaid over to the states forcing millions of poor Americans to go without medical care.  Romney supports Ryan's budget plan which would decimate food stamps, affordable housing grants, Head start and virtually every aspect of the social safety net.  Do you think if they are elected they will abandon all of these principles and plans?  Who among you believes a party, which refused for 4 years to compromise, will suddenly want to come to the table in the spirit of what's best for the nation?  A candidate, like Romney, who is the darling of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adleson, Richard Mellon Scaife and all of Wall Street is going to offer a proposal which raises their tax burden?  I'm ready to offer some beachfront property in Arizona.  Will there be takers?

     These comments by Ryan should insure his and Romney's defeat.  They think we are fools or dunderheads.  They have no respect for average Americans.  They think we can be conned.  They actually are running for office without offering any details about how they would govern in office...and they honestly believe this is something American voters will embrace.

     Taxes are not the only place where this chutzpah shows itself.  Despite all the heat they are trying to generate about the attacks in Libya, when pressed by Joe Biden, Ryan could not articulate any specific differences between his and the administration's position.  This is equally true with Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and the Arab Spring.  While attacking Obama, they offer nothing of substance to differentiate how they would act differently.  In the same breath, as Romney and Ryan claim they will repeal Obamacare, Romney says his alternative will keep the most popular parts of Obama's plan, but offers no details as to how he could pull that off.

     The reason for all this vagary and lack of detail is plain to see.  Ryan and Romney cannot win the election if they tell the truth.  If they tell the American people they will raise taxes on the middle class, and end Medicare and Social Security as we know them, reduce taxes on the rich, pour trillions into a military budget which already spends more than all other military budgets in the world combined...if they admit they will gut the Dodd/Frank financial reform legislation and let Wall Street return to its profligate ways, hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency so it can't regulate coal, oil or natural gas (particularly when it comes to fracking and ground water contamination)...if they come clean about their intentions to destroy unions, cut Pell Grants for middle class college students, block the new consumer protection agency from regulating banks, credit card companies and internet privacy and are willing to start another ground war in the Middle East....if they stay true to their promise to end abortion, appoint more Scalias to the Supreme Court, deny women access to most contraception and end a woman's choice over her body and reproductive health...do you think they can win?  It would be a massacre.

     Ryan's plea to elect them without knowing what they will do in office is tacit admission they can't tell the truth and are hoping Americans will vote for them just  because...

     I didn't think it was possible to be more insulted by two candidates than it was when they essentially said they don't care about half the electorate and won’t be representing them if elected, but I was wrong.  Ryan and Romney have so little respect for the average American, they think they can promise everything and reveal nothing and be elected.  Perhaps it isn't Ayn Rand who is their patron saint...in reality its P.T. Barnum.

2 comments:

  1. Those voters from the low and middle classes who support these two remind me of a cow that longs for leather boots and clothing.

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  2. This is a link to a document that includes the links Rocky Anderson sent me for you. Know the Issues: What are the real choices in 2012?
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33888310/Rocky%20Anderson%202012.doc

    I am going to invite people to learn what being a patriot means today by listening to Rocky's 4th of July Message, which is the next link inside this document:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33888310/Rocky%20Anderson%202012.doc

    Rocky says: "To see what I have been saying on these issues for years (long before I ran for President), please watch the following (and share with everyone who might be interested)."
    Rocky Anderson on Torture & the Rule of Law
    Rocky Anderson - Rule of Law (High Road for Human Rights)
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33888310/Rocky%20Anderson%202012.doc

    For those who think that Rocky may be a 'Spoiler' of one of the other candidates for president, please view this video with an open mind...
    Third Party Candidate Rocky Anderson: A "Spoiler" or a Healthy, Moral Alternative for Your Support?

    [ Don't you luv the line where rocky asks: "How can you spoil something that is already rotten???" ]
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33888310/Rocky%20Anderson%202012.doc

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    HAVE YOU HEARD of the Power Principle?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0Wdk7ek7Q&feature=relmfu
    [ This is a must watch to the end video.]

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    PERSONAL NOTE
    Many thanks for spending the time and thoughtful consideration
    to the issues that are beyond what we were permitted to hear
    in the Presidential Commission programs that were called 'debates' and had very little to do with anything other than ‘softball’ questions.

    Here is your reward for learning everything and sharing it with us…:
    Made in FL Keys, Oceanography Institute.
    How they ever made this film will stay a secret,
    it just seems unbelievable... sound ON , click link below
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Yfbchq0xQmQ&vq=medium#t=1

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    You may tell people that the way to cast a vote for Rocky in the individual states is at the home page: www.voterocky.org

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    Go forth and share the good news with every creature.
    For me it is not about Rocky the man, and he himself has said this, but the possibility of a way of life that really supports the 'peace that passeth understanding.'

    Or, as we used to say,
    "What If They Gave A War And Nobody Came?"

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