Debates and polls
As you all know, tonight Paul Ryan will be debating Joey-B, who has been out of sight for over a week prepping. His handlers say he has to do a great job to get back BO’s mojo (which has been lost since ‘THAT’ debate). BO keeps saying he had a bad night, in all reality he’s had a bad four years and it keeps getting worse as the campaign moves along. Joey B’s biggest challenge tonight will be numbers, mostly the numbers 16 trillion and 1.1 trillion. Mostly his prep team is focusing on one central theme which will run throughout the debate, keeping Joey B from saying anything stupid.
Being polled is fun! Basically I was asked how likely I would be to vote for Romney if I knew as Governor he had lousy job creation, had the biggest tax hike as Governor on the middle class, believed in tax credits for millionaires and billionaires, and tax credits for businesses moving jobs to foreign countries. While they called it “research”, it seemed like 20 minutes of political push to me. So, now they know that I am all for higher taxes on the middle class, dirty water, dirty air, tax credits for business moving jobs overseas, and tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. The wording of the questions was so devious and, the partisan lean was so apparent to be laughable. The one shot I did get in was in regard to the Dodd-Frank Bill. Told him the “stress tests” were destroying smaller local banks and the amendment for bailouts in perpetuity for “too big to fail banks” is an affront to the American taxpayers. I am sure, somewhere in Nevada, there is a “researcher” scratching his head trying to figure it out. Have any of you had the same experience?
In other news;
Social Security Benefits will be raised by 2% in 2013. Along with that hike for cost of living will be a raise in payroll taxes. From Yahoo
This calculation doesn’t only affect those receiving Social Security benefits. It is also used to raise the ceiling on wages subject to payroll taxes. This year’s maximum is $110,100, but a 1.7% increase would subject an additional $1,872 to the 6.2% tax.
So, when Democrats say taxes will not go up on the middle class, they are lying. This does not mean anyone would be against the cost of living raise for seniors but, it would be nice if Congress put back the 2.5 trillion dollars it owes the Social Security Trust Fund which was spent on “other programs”. http://www.usmoneytalk.com/finance/seniors-federal-gov-now-owes-2-5t-to-the-social-security-trust-fund-903/
BO’s Benghazi-gate fell apart in Congressional hearings yesterday. The testimony was more then damning when “Lt. Col, Andrew Wood, who once headed U.S. security in Libya and testified that there had been serious deficiencies in embassy security, and that it had never been protected with the necessary resources.”
When Mitt Romney stopped to visit with some school children the AP decided to try and embarrass him with a comical picture. Talk about media bias.
Mitt Romney’s motorcade was passing Fairfield Elementary School in Virginia when the Governor saw kids waiving and decided to make a U-turn and pull over. The kids were excited to meet Romney, according reporters on the scene:
“Are you Mitt Romney?” asked one awed student.
“I am Mitt Romney,” he replied. “And that’s your governor. That’s Governor McDonnell.”
“I just saw you on TV!” exclaimed one little girl who was almost overcome with excitement.
As you can see in this ABC video, Romney shook hands with a long line of 4th and 5th graders and got a big “Thank you” when he was done. Sometime before leaving, a member of his staff took this photo:
This was the photo you didn’t see. AP decided to ‘explain’ the reason for their bias, it didn’t work out as well as they thought it would. Kudos to Romney for taking the time to meet with those kids. Tells a lot more about the man and his character and, the character of AP as well.
debate open thread….
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