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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:47 PM

Romney enters critical phase, will talk up economic plan

Source: REUTERS

By Steve Holland

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to talk up some specifics of his economic proposals as he enters a critical period of his campaign and tries to erase a small lead that President Barack Obama has built in the polls.

Romney's challenge is to keep it close until the campaign goes into its conclusive phase next month, when he and Obama met on October 3 for the first of three presidential debates that will dominate the final weeks leading up to the November 6 election.

In a race defined by the weakness of the U.S. economy, Romney needs to convince voters that they can trust him as the Obama campaign tries to raise doubts about the economic proposals he has offered, such as what government programs would he cut and how he would pay for a 20 percent across-the-board tax cut.

To that end, Romney advisers say the former Massachusetts governor plans this week to talk up the specifics of each of the five central points of his economic message: beefing up energy production and trade, improving education, cutting government spending and helping small businesses by, among other things, reducing regulations.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/16/us-usa-campaign-romney-idINBRE88C17C20120916

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Reply Romney enters critical phase, will talk up economic plan (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #1
randome Sep 2012 #4
tridim Sep 2012 #2
mazzarro Sep 2012 #20
TBF Sep 2012 #3
SoapBox Sep 2012 #5
CountAllVotes Sep 2012 #13
DallasNE Sep 2012 #6
defacto7 Sep 2012 #15
subterranean Sep 2012 #7
Gman Sep 2012 #8
nolabear Sep 2012 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Sep 2012 #10
olddad56 Sep 2012 #11
R. Daneel Olivaw Sep 2012 #17
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #12
cbrer Sep 2012 #14
busterbrown Sep 2012 #16
davidn3600 Sep 2012 #18
TomCADem Sep 2012 #19
mojo2012 Sep 2012 #21
Overseas Sep 2012 #22

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:51 PM

1. Critical phase? This could mean either of two things -

His campaign is in critical condition,

or

He is going to be critical of everything in sight until election day.

or both............

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:03 PM

4. Or both. And then some.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. I've got a good economic proposal.. Release your tax returns you POS.

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Response to tridim (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:43 AM

20. Releasing his tax and that of his running-mate musr be first!

The electorate should NOT allow his to get away with this nonsense - period!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:52 PM

3. Rmoney economic plan:

rich people get richer
poor people die

end of plan

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:07 PM

5. The Loser and The Liar Plan...

Bush and Company.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:05 PM

13. The L&L Plan

Wow, you nailed that one straight on the head!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. What,You Mean Romney Spokeswoman Tara Wall Didn't Explain It Well Enough

This quote is from Romney spokeswoman Tara Wall. "the campaign has laid out a number of specifics relative to the principles that will guide the policies of a Romney-Ryan ticket".

So, there you have it. A concise summary of the Romney budget. Now if you can tell me what it means you are a better person than me.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/10/820061/romney-loophole-energy-independence/

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

15. Well first...

we have their "policies"

then we have "principles that will guide" them.

Then we have a number of specifics.

and those specifics are "relative" to those principles.

Sounds like an interesting set of words that are relative to other words with principals that guide....


JUST GIVE US THE GOD DAMN POLICIES!

........................................................... you don't have any do you?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:34 PM

7. He can't and won't provide specifics.

There's a reason he and Ryan have been evasive whenever they're pressed for details of their economic plans. They know that if people knew what their actual plans were, they wouldn't like them. They also know their claims that tax cuts will lead to a balanced budget won't stand up to objective scrutiny. It is based purely on magical thinking.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:45 PM

8. Romney has an economic plan?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. He's going to close loopholes and...uh...lower taxes and...uh...

like that there.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:39 PM

10. Romney engaged in a debate preparation session at a hotel on Sunday.

Last edited Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:41 PM - Edit history (1)

Ii was there in the same hotel: The Burlington Marriott. There was a police presence there in and around the hotel.

We were having brunch for my mom's 82cnd birthday.


I was listening to my oldest brother talking about how we should just be able to drill everywhere in the USA to get us off Saudi Oil.

Him: "We need Romney to make sure that we can drill everywhere. Who cares if a few cows die along the way?"

Me: "It will be more than a few cows. It will be people with a lessened quality of life; especially since oil/gas doesn't give two hoots who they screw over as long as they get their $$. Just look at cleartop mountain mining.

Also you and I know that the refined product will go to the highest bidder and won't necessarily be used as an American-only resource. Drill baby drill is dead."

Him: "That's not true."

Me: "Really? If that wasn't true then why does the keystone pipeline need to go all the way to Texas; which has access to the ocean...where it can ship oil wherever it wants to? Why not build a refinery closer to the source of the oil extraction?

The answer isn't drill baby drill when the oil is just going to go to the highest bidder and off to whatever country they want the oil to go to."


I believe my brothers understand not to try and argue with me any more, but once and a while they realize I'm not just going to remain quiet when the say stupid shizzle.




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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 08:47 PM

11. does your brother get the fact that the oil companies are going to sell the oil where..

ever they want to. BP pumps it out of Alaska and sells in in China. How does that help your brother. But, I guess if he is voting for Rmoney, he is beyond hope.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:32 PM

17. Yes, he gets it. That was part of my argument.

Drill baby drill does not equal oil and gas going to Americans. It will just go to the highest bidder.

I don't understand how he can not see that, not to getting out of Saudi oil concerns, but to the whole drill baby drill idea. That idea failed in 2008. It's not going to work in 2012.

I love my brother so when I hear him say these things it personally hurts.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:21 PM

12. Tell me it isn't necessarily so

Growing up, I was taught that communism was evil because the state planned economy starved their own citizens in order to get hard money by exporting wheat. The same was true of czarist Russia, and Prussia as well. One reason the Irish were starved during the Potato famine when they were exporting wheat to earn hard cash.

Besides one point, how is this evil being repeated in the US different, the people being harmed by the export of their country riches while they do without. The difference is that Russia, Soviet Russia, Prussia, and England were government control (Irish colony rules) while in the United States the government could do nothing about it, it was capitalism at work.

Mitt, do we really want the robber barons turned loose again, and allow the urban serfdom of 1900 to return?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

14. What? No more foreign policy fuck ups? nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:26 PM

16. Small Lead?????????

I understand its far from over, however I wonder if the numbers were reversed
would Romney's lead be considered small?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:38 PM

18. What plan?

Give more money for the rich to horde, and for major corporations to create more jobs in China, and then have the middle class and small businesses wait for it to trickle down?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:04 AM

19. Shouldn't He Have Done That At The RNC Convention?

Indeed, hasn't he said that we would tell the American people what his plans are after the election?" I think his plans are simple actually:

1. Cut taxes for the rich.
2. Start war with Iran.
3. Blame war on growth of deficit.
4. Demands cuts in Medicare and Social Security to fix deficit caused by war.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:39 AM

21. ATTENTION FACT CHECKERS !

Get ready, you'll be busy - Go Get 'EM ! Flood us with all the ammunition, as Annie would call it!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 09:34 AM

22. Without disclosing more of his own tax returns? I want to see his personal tax plan.

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