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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:53 PM

So what is Romney's PLAN for America if elected POTUS?

I realize that this may seem like a trick question but after thinking about it but does anybody really know what he is proposing to do if elected POTUS- I mean other than more or less going right back to the usual Republican bromides of tax cuts for the wealthy, less regulation and oversight, pretty much repealing everything President Obama and the Democrats achieved from 2009-2011?

I have yet to hear any "bold" and/or "new" vision of what a Romney Presidency would look like from him and what he might offer the country (though maybe that is the whole point). The only thing that I've been able to figure out is that he thinks that Obama has done everything wrong and nothing right (like every single right-winger out there) and if elected would pretty much just do the complete opposite of whatever President Obama has done/is doing.

He's taken a lot of positions on a lot of things but nobody can know for sure whether or not he would actually enact what he *says* he supports but, frankly, it doesn't matter because he's going to have start running for re-election from day one and if he has a Republican Congress to work with, he will be under immense pressure to sign anything they send him. In that respect, he should be Grover Norquist's ideal candidate as he is such a "Tabula Rasa" that the Republican Congress should simply be able to hand him all of their "wildest dreams" legislation to be signed with no questions asked.

Have I missed something (re: Romney)?

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Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2012 OP
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #1
get the red out Mar 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Mar 2012 #3
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #4
NICO9000 Mar 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2012 #6
groundloop Mar 2012 #7
C_U_L8R Mar 2012 #8
great white snark Mar 2012 #9
JDPriestly Mar 2012 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #11

Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:56 PM

1. Hold on, it's over here on this Etch-a-Sketch

wait -- oops...

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:56 PM

2. If elected

He'd have to check with Wall Street and get back with us on that.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:59 PM

3. So far, it's cut the tax rates for the 1% and corporations. End the estate tax and capital

gains tax. Close down Planned Parenthood. Repeal 'Obamacare'. Bomb Iran. And run America like it's Bain.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:07 PM

4. Same as the Ryan Plan, which is why we're fucked if this man is elected!!

And we're doubly fucked if we can't hold on to the Senate and get a majority in the House.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. I seem to recall he had some 57 point plan back in the fall

It was as dumb and ridiculous as he is, so of course, it's now abandoned.

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:33 PM

6. 57 point plan?!

Half the people listening were probably asleep by the time he went through the first 10..........if they managed to get that far into it, that is..........

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:47 PM

7. Same thing as Bain did - carve up the country .....

sell off the parts that can bring fast cash and bankrupt the rest.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:47 PM

8. He'll rehire all the old Bush cronies

and the looting will resume.
Grover will fill his bathtub.
And we will all lose.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:55 PM

9. The stricken don't get to smoke pot and a foreign car in every garage.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:56 PM

10. If he does what he has done in the past,

he will sell our assets to China and then move the profits from the sale to an account in some tax haven, under a corporate name, of course, so that we won't be able to find them.

He will fire all government employees and outsource the work to third world countries.

Foreclosures will increase, of course, as fewer and fewer Americans have any money to pay down their mortgages. So he will sell the foreclosed properties cheap in large bunches to his wealthy friends -- the 1% of the 1% -- who will destroy any they can't rent. Of course, we won't have jobs, so we won't be able to rent the houses -- and he and his friends will grow food to export to the wealthy in other countries like China and Saudi Arabia.

Until Romney clearly describes his vision for those of us in the country who are not millionaires, I assume this is his plan based on his past performance.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:08 PM

11. Did Etch-A-Sketch ever release all his tax returns?

I know he earlier released last year's return but isn't it customary for every candidate to go back at least ten years or more, as one year's return means nothing?

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