Monday, August 13, 2012

What do Americans want?

* Here in Ohio, the campaign ads are coming at us at a fast pace. It is not unusual to see a  pro-Romney ad 3 times during the 30 minute local news broadcast. You almost wonder what people think with the repetition of the same lies over and over again.  Obviously, the Romney people and their friends (Americans for Prosperity, Karl Rove, Freedomworks, etc.) have boatloads of money.  Will people buy what the right wing Republicans and the Tea Party Republicans are selling?

Do Americans want 
--- to de-fund public education?
--- millionaires to get more tax cuts, while the middle class pays more taxes?
--- to end Medicare and give the elderly vouchers (which would decrease in value)?
--- to end Medicare so that all millionaires get larger tax cuts?
--- to end food stamps (called SNAP) and WIC for mothers and babies?
--- to outlaw birth control pills?
--- to deny women abortions, even if they've been raped or the victim of incest?
--- to allow corporations to determine what chemicals they can dump where they please?
--- to end Pell grants and loans for college students?
--- to deny citizenship to children born in this country?
--- to abolish a minimum wage, allowing employers to pay whatever they want?
--- to deny women equal pay for doing the same job as their male counterparts?
--- to raise the retirement age from 65 to 68 or 70 years of age?
--- to allow banks and Wall Street to make dangerous, risky deals with our money?
--- to take away the protections offered by the Affordable Care Act?
--- to destroy the middle class?

If you want any of the above, vote for Romney Ryan.

The new ad put out by MoveOn makes the point about what Mitt Romney wants to do:

Republican Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer, has been given his 6th "Pants On Fire" by Politifact  for his latest (lie) statement about Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. This is the statement made by Josh Mandel that got him a "Pants On Fire" tag:


Josh Mandel's statement-Sherrod Brown "sent billions of our tax dollars to foreign countries."

Josh Mandel doesn't even know the meaning of honesty.