Smutty is wearing a neck brace. He strained his neck from trying to keep up with Mitt Romney’s constantly changing stream of lies. (And hey, check out the hairstyle change from early “car salesman” to a more laid back modern style). Smutty is interested in seeing the “binders full of women” though.
Mitt Romney has spent over a year stating he will cut taxes for the wealthy, eliminate Obamacare and of course, the infamous “47%” quip,
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Romney said in the video. “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
“Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax,” Romney said, and that his role “is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
This statement was vigorously defended by Romney the day after it was revealed to the American public. Mr. Romney is now saying he was wrong about the 47 percent, and he is “for” 100 percent of Americans. So, once again, Romney backtracks on something he says.
Further, Romney cannot possibly be “for” 100% of Americans because 100 percent of Americans do not want tax cuts for the wealthy (including some wealthy humans). Gov. Romney’s plan to not raise taxes for middle class is hinged on eliminating current deductions for mortgages, children and the Earned Income Credit. A reduction of tax percent cannot offset the benefit of these deductions. (Check Smutty’s arithmetic here)
Why should the middle class give up these critical deductions to fund Romney’s plan to increase defense spending that the Department of Defense does not want? Further, Romney cannot even keep his campaign budget balanced, how can he balance a multi-trillion dollar deficit? Check out the GreyWolf‘s comments on Romney’s fundraising plans.
Romney is quick to criticize the President’s work. However the jobless rate has fallen again, proving that we are on the right track for the long haul. Romney is not interested in the long haul, he wants quick riches for himself and his rich friends that they can take out of the country. Romney’s own finances are operated by a “blind trust” (his words) meaning he can absolve himself from responsibility for investing in companies that are pioneers in outsourcing jobs, and parking the bulk of his wealth in Cayman Island banks.
Quick patches that benefit the rich are not what America needs. Our economy is in tatters and needs a long-term rebuilding plan that depends on the hard work values of the middle class. President Obama is committed to that long-term battle. The question is, are you? Just what are you willing to do to ensure your CHILDREN inherit a stable economy in a SAFE country? You want the quick fix or security for your children and grandchildren?
President Obama stated his priorities for the economy are;
- 1 build manufacturing jobs in America
2 give tax incentives to companies who hire here
3 make sure we have the best education system in America
4 control our own energy, invest in solar, wind, and biofuels
5 take money we have spent on war to rebuild America
When asked about the long term unemployed, Romney did not answer the question. Instead, he spent his time blaming the President, not explaining how he will create 12 million jobs with his “5 point plan” which has never been explained. Every question asked was answered by repeating his tired lies on how he will clamp down on China and cut taxes.
When asked “What have you done to win my vote in 2012” President Obama answered clearly;
- I cut taxes for middle class families
- I cut taxes for small business
- I ended the war
- I reformed health insurance
- I reined in the excesses of wall street
- Going from losing jobs to creating jobs
- Plan for manufacturing and education
- The commitments I’ve made I’ve kept. And I’m working on the rest.
For the 25 people who missed the first debate, Smutty has posted the full PBS video below. Of course, if Romney is elected, this may be the last PBS video ever.
Here is the full second debate video courtesy of The New York Times.