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Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #267
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I have a question for you and I'm being completely sincere: Why would I, as a voter, select Romney? President Bush started two unfunded wars
You see, you asked "why would I vote for Romney" and then brought up Bush. What does Bush have to do with Romney, other than they both belong to the same political party?

ie "two unfunded wars" he got the go ahead from Congress. A Congress I think at the time was domnated by the other political party. Or am I allowed to mention that? Too partisan, perhaps?

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the stock markets crashed
Not gonna go off into a consipracy theory tangent because of all the fun I poke at other posters who do, but---

it sure was convenient when it crashed. Especially since up to that point both campaigns were focused (like a laser beam ) on the war in Iraq, Gitmo, the Patriot Act et al. And B.O. wasn't getting any mileage.

Anyway maybe it was just a coincidence the stock market crashed when it did, but from what I've seen since then and what I've learned is that the stock market can and does get manipulated by government agencies and private investors with inside information and unethical (perhaps even illegal) relations with members of Congress.

Bottom line, I'm not sure how Bush is the only culprit and I'm definitely perplexed as to what that has to do with Mitt Romney four years later.

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the economy was bleeding jobs when he left office and quite honestly, I'm far better off today than I was when he left office (although to be completely honest, I'm quite a bit behind 2006).
The housing market crashed as a result of too much meddling by the federal government. Not trying to sound partisan, but can't help it because it's true--- the main culprits in Congress were all democrats. Bush was a bleeding heart who wanted libs to like him even though everybody could see that was never going to happen so he went along with the push to give people who had shitty credit ratings a chance to purchase a home. Then you had all the speculators buying and selling running up the prices, then you had the investment banks taking all these risky mortgages, cutting them up into tranches, getting a strong armed triple A rating, and a ponzi scheme juggernaut three card monty on steroids later---

And we had the "recession" really a depression that we still haven't recovered from.

Don't see any reason why Obama was rewarded in 2008, and don't see any reason to give him 4 more years when his policies have only exacerbated the problem.

Will Romney make it better? I don't know that(Just like when you fire the coach who went 1-15 and replace him with an unknown). I do know Obama definitely won't. In fact, he'll make things worse, because thats been the trend for the entirety of his term.

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What assurances do I have that Romney won't invade Iran and drive our debt even higher?
Iran is going to be a problem regardless who is the president.


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What assurances do I have that he won't continue to pander (for lack of a better word) to corporations and the wealthy?
Well now that's just delusional. Obama has done nothing but pander to Goldman Sachs, GE, and all his faux Green energy companies. Obama has pandered to the wealthy in Hollywood, his about face on gay marriage was pure political agitprop because he was desperately in need of a cash infusion into his coffers.

You do know we have a representative government, right? Last time I checked, the "wealthy" are American citizens who have interests to protect just like anybody else. I don't envy them nor do I want them attacked like Kulaks in the USSR were.
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