Laddies and Gentlewomen, I present to you, my husband. Gah!
- Peace through strength is a nice way of saying that you’re using fear and intimidation to subdue your “enemies.” I believe there are much better ways to get that goal achieved. Not to mention, where is he getting the $2 trillion he is eager to give to the military even though they don’t want it? His unbalanced tax plan wasn’t enough?
- The tax plan proposed by the Romney campaign doesn’t equal out. Even ignoring the lack of specificity, the fact that it doesn’t equal out can be determined. Through the campaign, Romney has placed constraints like monetarily limiting deductions, lowering taxes on the middle class, and not lowering taxes for higher income individuals. The Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan organization who reviews the candidates tax plans, has confirmed that the plan can’t balance the $5 trillion loss in tax revenue plus his additional spending while maintaining his constraints — particularly without raising taxes on incomes lower than $200,000. If you read the article, you’ll find that Romney’s campaign hasn’t proven — or even attempted to — disprove them. If you refute the findings of the TPC, and like Romney’s claim to multiple other “studies” supporting his assertions — well, I’m sorry, because only 2 out of 5 are anywhere near legitimate. The other 3 consist of 2 editorials and 1 article by a campaign advisor.. of his. And as many claims state, no other studies can figure out how Romney is planning on working that out.
- Romney plans on extending the Bush era tax cuts. Maybe because he’ll see an increase upwards of $1 million if it expires? You say that those tax cuts also help people outside of the wealthy? Indeed they do. But, $500 billion of the cuts go to the top 0.1% of taxpayers.
- Romney’s stances on social issues are ridiculous and non-progressive. You don’t get anywhere without moving forward. His women’s rights stance is giving them a flexible schedule so that they can be home in time to cook dinner and take care of the kids. Other than that, women will get more jobs, like everybody else, when the economy grows with his infallible plan. That’s good enough, right? Right?! He’ll allow the government and employers to make health decisions for women, defund planned parenthood, and prevent marriage equality. It’s okay, though. We’re “all children of the same God.” It just so happens, he is here to prevent the people God screwed up from gaining any type of equality.
- Romney thinks that children will have better opportunity in two-parent households and suggested that children should not be had out of wedlock because the two parent income (a man and a woman, of course) will decrease the chance of poverty which ensures them better outlooks in education while keeping out of participating in crime. Which, in turn, lowers their chances of utilizing welfare programs and all that jazz. All great things! Interestingly enough, these are all things that have been correlated to the legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade. Check it out in the Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Having legal abortion decreases the amount of children born into less than desirable situations (poverty, drug abuse, danger, etc.) therefore decreasing the amount of children that will have less access to education and be on welfare programs and involved in crime. Additionally, homosexuals using alternative methods of conception (e.g. adoption, artificial insemination, surrogates, etc.) don’t have accidental pregnancies. Oddly enough, it seems as though the very ideas Governor Romney is against, will solve many of his problems in the long term. But, no, let’s be held back by the fact “God said so.”
- Obama is a socialist. Negative, ghost rider. He is not. Turns out, he is a democrat. However, looking at the numbers, the amount of final rulings on regulations during the current administration is about on par with the administrations over the last 18 years.
- Lastly, the United States of America is not a business with employees. It is a country with citizens.
Moving past why you shouldn’t vote for Romney and onto why you should vote for President Obama..
- President Obama is “moving forward.” He is progressive on social issues that will put us closer to equality than ever before and, as stated above in reference to abortion, marriage equality and the poverty/crime, can impact some of the larger issues in the country. He isn’t forcing medical decisions on women that they should make on their own. He also is much more supportive of alternative energy than Romney is.
- His taxes make more than absolutely no sense and he plans on letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire — Congress willing, of course.
- The entire deficit wasn’t his fault. Without going deep into numbers, just think it out. Before he took office, two wars were waged on a credit card. Wars are expensive. One day in the Iraq war costed $720 million dollars. Both wars equal out to a combined total of well over $1.3 trillion to date. Coincidentally, that is the amount of deficit he inherited from the Bush administration. Just food for thought. He bailed out the auto industry. That cost us $80 billion. Arguably, I would say that he had no choice but to do so because allowing it to falter would have us in a much worse spot than we are now monetarily and job-wise. Considering all the circumstances, I’m glad that the deficit isn’t higher. Romney’s claims that the President has doubled the deficit is absurd and the deficit has actually decreased slightly according to the Congressional Budget Office’s FY12 projection. Last but certainly not least, lest we forget, the [republican majority] CONGRESS CONTROLS THE BUDGET.
- His healthcare plan actually helps us. It does get rid of the preexisting condition stipulations (unlike Romney’s plan), does not actually have death panels, does not force tax payers to pay for free health insurance for others, and does not make all doctors make the same salary. Yes, there is a $716 billion cut in Medicare. But, the beneficiaries (i.e. people above the age of 55) actually see an increase in benefits. It provides free routine preventative visits for things like mammograms and pelvic exams. The cuts come out of money going to hospitals and insurers that were wasting the money by ordering unnecessary tests or fraudulently billing. It makes spending more efficient.
- Oh no! President Obama is cutting the defense budget! Uh? Of course he is. We are coming out of one, soon to be two, wars. A draw down in force structure makes sense. Historically, we do this after every war. When one begins there is a surge in force structure and recruiting efforts (kind of like we did when we started the wars in 2001).It’s one of the largest portions of the budget. If you think you can decrease the deficit by leaving it as is then you have bigger issues. Also, keep in mind, it is 2012. We have technological advancements that make our military more efficient in smaller numbers. So, a draw down will not jeopardize the security of our troops oversees and it will not make us ill-prepared to handle Iran, if necessary (which is an entirely different topic). Don’t forget about the cost of defense contracts! Some are good, and some just pay civilian contractors obscene amounts. Oh yea, with one civilian contractor’s salary serving oversees, you can employ six service members doing the same job.
- Otherwise, President Obama’s foreign policy is sound. Romney’s suggestion of his apology tour upon election is one of the biggest lies Romney has told in the campaign (and before).