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In America, our leaders are supposed to work for all of us, not just the wealthiest few. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are planning a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the already-rich.
Their top-down class warfare would make the entire middle class pay more taxes, end guaranteed Medicare, and cut Social Security -- all to pay for more wasteful tax breaks for the already-rich.
It's no wonder Romney picked Ryan to be his running mate -- Ryan's plan would let Romney pay a tax rate lower than 1% and end Medicare's guarantee of coverage that he'll never need. How out of touch can they get? Listening to them you'd think they really believe the middle class has it too easy and the already-rich have it too hard.
'Four more beers!' Obama dishes out White House beer during Iowa campaign stops
President Barack Obama has stocked up on a new all-American campaign prop — White House-brewed beer.
"I’ll tell you what," Obama said, "except for [the guy with the] Romney sign, I’ll buy beers for 10 people."
"This administration seems to be taking steps that appear to be methodically and deliberately sabotaging certain parts of our nation's economy."
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
Indeed. We have always been set up for as long as most of us can remember.
I damn well will be "throwing my vote away" come November if something huge doesn't happen before then. I can't sleep at night knowing I cast a vote for "the lesser of two evils" anymore. I am changing the way I play the game and if nobody else wants to do the same...well...that's what makes the world go 'round.edit on 8/16/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RomeByFire
The two-party partisan political system... pardon the crude vernacular but it's the equivalent of either drowning in a sea of urine, or lifting your head above it only to be poo'ed on.
Or at least that's how I see it.
Ah, on a serious note, this upsets me... greatly. I absolutely despise the path this country has taken, but I'll leave it at that before I go on a 3536346 page ranting spree.
Originally posted by boncho
No one becomes President to "Help Others."
If you are lucky, you may get a leader with character, if... you... are... lucky...
Originally posted by Hefficide
Welcome to the wonderful world of the illusion of choice.
You can have your burger many different ways - but in the end, you're still getting a burger.
~Heff ( S&F BTW )
AMENDMENT XII Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804. Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment. The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; -- The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. [And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. --]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.