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Mitt Romney, please don't let us down - suggestions thread.
Vanity | 10/16/12 | MomwithHope

Posted on 10/16/2012 5:20:01 AM PDT by MomwithHope

It's looking good and I was hoping to start seeing some sincere suggestions for a Romney term. Also hoping someone from his campaign will follow this, so please post here any suggestions for a Romney administration, from policies to appointments. Thanks.


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KEYWORDS: 2012debates; chat; president; romney; romney2012; suggestions; vanity
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To: sassy steel magnolia

legalizing it is stupid

we also lost the war on rape and murder, should we legalize those too?

I know potheads and legalization is the worst idea ever.


51 posted on 10/16/2012 7:14:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MomwithHope

I agree, we Christians must pray and pray...

Yesterday’s “Patriot Post” perspective by Mark Alexander had some execellent suggestions for the Romney team...

http://patriotpost.us/perspective/15066


52 posted on 10/16/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: rurgan

Could you send me a link for this graphic? I would love to put this on my facebook. Thanks.


53 posted on 10/16/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by midcop402
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To: MomwithHope

Democrats continue to abuse the language. They confuse accountability with responsibility.
Romney might want to point out that the President is accountable, in the final analysis, and his Sec of State cannot relieve him of that burden.
Unless of course Obama is just window dressing, and the mantle is really on Clinton’s shoulders.


54 posted on 10/16/2012 7:22:07 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: LibLieSlayer
sparky mentions Bain... POUND Solyndra etc

That... AND Obama's offer to "help" government contracted corporations flout the WARN Act by not notifying employees prior to 6 Nov of impending layoffs.

55 posted on 10/16/2012 7:25:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: GeronL

no, of course we should not legalize rape and murder. (altho’ our nation does allow the killing of our most innocent citizens—and I think that is our nation’s greatest sin)

I have known some potheads in my distant past, and I have known some alcoholics too. Along with some chronic gamblers, and chronic cheaters...

If we legalize and regulate it and tax it, then at least some money is recovered from these people who now use/buy/sell/deal illegally and all that profit goes to the source of the drug, who uses it to fund other illegal activities.

It’s just like legalizing gambling: manage the activity so that at least some money comes back to the government. Look at those states that have lotteries and use that money for funding education. At least something is gained, even if at the expense of the individual who made the poor choice to gamble in the first place. The good preacher on the outside of the door can continue to warn them about the dangers to their souls; the government can continue to take their money if they choose to go down the road to perdition. I know that if it’s outlawed in one place they they’ll seek it where either it isn’t outlawed or go illegal to get it. That’s just the way people with addictions of any kind are...


56 posted on 10/16/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: rurgan; MomwithHope

As far as the debate, Heritage Foundation this morning gave 5 issues that haven’t come up in the debates:

1. Welfare reform

Since the 1960s, government has spent nearly $20 trillion on the War on Poverty. The federal government now runs about 80 programs providing aid to the poor. Government at all levels spends nearly $1 trillion annually to fight poverty. The Obama Administration unilaterally issued a policy gutting the work requirement from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Question: Should all able-bodied recipients be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid in federal public housing, food stamps, and cash assistance programs?

2. Trade

The United States ranks 10th in the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom. Trade barriers, from tariffs to a lack of free trade agreements with other countries, hinder America’s prosperity. Brand new research from Heritage shatters trade misconceptions, showing that imports—from China—actually create jobs here in the United States.

Question: The United States’ ranking in various international measures of economic freedom and competitiveness has dropped dramatically over the last 4 years. What policies would you propose to help Americans regain the economic freedom they have lost?

3. Medicaid

There has been lots of discussion about Medicare, but what about Medicaid, which delivers health care primarily to the poor? Half the gain in coverage under Obamacare was projected by adding millions more to Medicaid. On average, Medicaid physicians are paid only about 58 percent of what private insurance pays. According to a recent study, in 2011, one out of three Medicaid doctors would not accept new Medicaid patients—with a direct correlation to physician reimbursement rates. While the health care law does temporarily raise the payment rate for Medicaid primary care doctors, after 2014, these same doctors will face a 19 percent pay cut.

Question: What will you do to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries get better access to health care?

4. Federal Spending and Debt

In 2012, the federal government spent $29,691 per household, $9,398 of which was deficit spending. Meanwhile, the national debt per taxpayer climbed to more than $111,000, which is more than twice what the average American can expect to earn in 2012.

Question: How would you cut spending and reduce the debt burden for Americans?

5. American-Produced Energy

Hydraulic fracturing—called fracking—has helped tap vast supplies of oil and natural gas in the United States. The boom in natural gas from the use of hydraulic fracturing has attracted the attention of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior—even as states have been effective at regulating fracking. Unnecessary layers of federal red tape would slow energy production and much-needed economic growth in the United States.

Question: How do you see the role of states in regulating energy production?

I wonder if any of this issues will come up tonight.


57 posted on 10/16/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: MomwithHope

No problem. I like your thread better. This is too important a topic to allow it to get buried in old posts. Thank you for opening a new thread.

I was not meaning to be critical in any way, just providing more information to interested parties.

As my 94 year old mother used to say when I was young...

Hoping is like wishing, if you put a hope or wish in one hand and crap in the other. Then slap the two together and see what you have all over your hands.

O’Bummer’s “Forward” is just a head in the sand approach for more “Hope & Change.” Although the Jews in Hitler’s concentration camps may have had “hope for change,” (as described in Victor Frankl’s book on Logotherapy: “Man’s Search for Meaning) it took strategic action to set them free and save their lives.

This is not about hope, but strategic action! Something that O’Bummer does not understand as a continuing anti-establishment candidate.

No insinuation intended about your screen name as you are taking strategic action by opening this thread. Blessings.


58 posted on 10/16/2012 7:39:17 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: MomwithHope
1. It's not just that Obama didn't cut the deficit in half, as he promised. It's that he made that promise and didn't even try

2. Don't use the word, “capitalism.” Speak of freedom, and the natural response of people in a free system where property rights are respected, and how that built the US from a small agrarian nation to the largest economic and military power the earth has ever seen...and that all happened in just over a century

3. America has more liberal influence on our government today than at any previous point in US history. The more liberal our nation has become the more our economy has failed, our families have failed, our schools have failed.

4. Speak in a way that puts concepts into real-world images for people. For example, consider the US debt like sitting at the table with your family and having your wife announce that you have more than a full year's income charged on your credit cards...how long do you think you and your family would survive that before you went bankrupt? That is the situation teh US finds itself in now.

5. Autism/Down Syndrome: Democrats are using that in “projection.” The fact is that they're extremely vulnerable on the issue of autism with respect to the care TRICARE allows the children of military retirees. In the Federal court case, “Berge vs TRICARE” (and the Administration), a Florida family sued the military health care system because they provide funding for autism therapy for the children of active duty military members, but the DO NOT provide that coverage for children of military retirees. There are, quite literally, men and women in the US military who are sent off to war, leaving a child with autism at home, who get wounded in combat and are forced to medically retire, and their child is stripped of their TRICARE coverage for autism therapy the day they're forced to retire. In July 2012 a Federal judge ordered TRICARE to begin providing the same autism therapy coverage for the children of retired military that they provide children of active duty military, and Obama’s Dept of Defense invented such restrictive policies for the approval of therapy coverage for those children that the court order has been rendered worthless...totally unusual to the vast majority of military retired families who have a child with autism. This is the Obama Administration doing this! These are the bastards who accuse YOU of not caring about children with autism. But the facts tell a very different story.

59 posted on 10/16/2012 7:42:23 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: rurgan

Excellent lines... Romney should use them as they sure will draw blood.


60 posted on 10/16/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: midcop402
http://lonelyconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/obama-labor-participation-rate.jpg

Page it's on:

http://lonelyconservative.com/2012/10/unemployment-rate-magically-dropped-to-under-8/


61 posted on 10/16/2012 7:44:15 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: tired&retired

If I was Romney, I would ask Obama only 2 things.

“The facts about BenGhazi are in. Hillary Clinton fell on a grenade for you so that you can get reelected. Fact is, she failed to do her job and that led to the deaths of 4 great Americans. How come you haven’t fired her yet?”

“The facts about Fast and Furious are in. Eric Holder fell on a grenade for you so that you can get reelected. Fact is, he failed to do her job and that led to the deaths of 2 great border agents and as we are now finding out, many other innocent Mexicans. How come you haven’t fired him yet?”

Then mention this country needs leadership, not a President who at 3am is getting excited for his 6am tee time and not what is happening in the world around him.

As for the 47%? Mention it was an off the cuff statement just like the bitter clingers to their guns and religion.

Game over.


62 posted on 10/16/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: midcop402
Put another way, about 4 million fewer people are working today than when Obama took office. And as you can also see, since Obama’s “recovery” began there are even fewer people working then in the worst of the recession he inherited. And Obama claims he created 5 million jobs. That is a lie , maybe in China but LOST 4 million jobs and the workforce grew by 8 million so it should have created 12 million jobs instead of losing 4 million( this is just to break even with the great depression it inherited). yet the media and Obama’s burro of labor statistics says the unemployment rate going down. amazing.

http://blogs4mitt.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/the-graph-all-obama-supporters-must-confront-far-fewer-people-working-today-than-four-years-ago/

http://blogs4mitt.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/obama-labor-participation-rate.jpg?w=640&h=245


63 posted on 10/16/2012 7:52:44 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“As for the 47%? Mention it was an off the cuff statement just like the bitter clingers to their guns and religion.”

Excellent comment.


64 posted on 10/16/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: midcop402
sorry for all the replies lol. But found a bigger pic and the original site:

http://blogs4mitt.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/the-graph-all-obama-supporters-must-confront-far-fewer-people-working-today-than-four-years-ago/

http://blogs4mitt.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/obama-labor-participation-rate.jpg?w=640&h=245


65 posted on 10/16/2012 8:04:23 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes indeed!!!!!!!!!!!

LLS


66 posted on 10/16/2012 8:08:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: tired&retired

My screen name is from 1998 - the Clinton years. I hate to think it reminds people of Obama now.


67 posted on 10/16/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: MomwithHope

This may a good time to make a Rush Banner to place under your screen during the debate.

Candy Crowley...(Romney/Ryan ticket) “it looks like some sort of Death Wish”

Keep the faith.


68 posted on 10/16/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by RetSignman (REMEMBER THE 2010 MOVEMENT)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

We won’t “tax it”, it will be paid for by taxpayers before long. I’m not stupid enough to buy that “tax it” crap.


69 posted on 10/16/2012 9:23:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tired&retired
Thanks I'll try to email them to Romney campaign. or call them . I saw the number somewhere .


70 posted on 10/16/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: MomwithHope
Beware the “false choice “ question(s).

When they ask you about your plan for Medicare the question will be based on a premise of your funding levels versus a supposed funding level under Obama. But the fact is that under Obama Medicare will collapse in a very short time.

So we're not arguing your level of funding for Medicare versus Obama’s...we're arguing your level of funding for Medicare as opposed to a near-term collapse, and the system “going down”...forever.

71 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:31 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: SMARTY

You are so vrey right. I do not understand why anyone supports him either, except maybe the phone woman.


72 posted on 10/16/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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