Congressman Ryan has at this point displayed such hypocrisy and such a mishandling of the truth that I fear him a profoundly negative example for everyone. Democrats and Republicans need to be able to live peacefully and work together - but we can't to that with politicians like him trying to play both sides, work the system, and lie to get as many votes as they can. It's really disheartening. The stimulus funds are a perfect example. As is in the debate when he admitted to the two letters he wrote the Vice President from Wisconsin, only after being called out. There were actually four. The moderator, kindly, offered him the chance to clear up confusion over the Romney "tax plan" - and he refused. Fatal error. Taxes are, essentially, what politicians plan to do with "your hard earned money". That is serious business for any citizen. And he would not even elaborate on any specifics or offer any details on what their plan was? That is not okay.
Now, do we even need to go into the fact that the congressmen voted against American women being able to be paid at the same rate as American men for doing the same work?
This is not American. It never was and it never will be.
There is no "good" principle there. No integrity. And that does matter. A great deal.
Further, there is a huge difference in income between Romney and anyone else who has ever run for office, ever. President or Vice - so of course their tax rates will differ, and of course their donation rates will differ! That is not a fair or logical comparison to make. And if "spend less" is all it take to get your vote than that is not very much! For example: what about social issues? Did you know that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are hesitant to unveil their tax plan because it will undoubtedly raise taxes on middle-income families, or, that just today (literally, this morning) on Fox News Paul Ryan was interviewed about, and asked, point-blank about it and he refused to speak about it saying he 'didn't have time'? Further, did you know Romney/Ryan are opposed to equal rights for all Americans or that Ryan voted, on record, against American woman being able to be payed at the same rate as American men in the workplace? Or that they would forbid all funding for organizations like Planned Parenthood which provide free counseling, birth control and cancer screenings for at-risk youth across the nation? These are things that you really should know. Whether you support them or they anger you you should know them, so that you can have an opinion about them and they inform your vote.
It has long-been expected that nominated candidates submit anywhere between six and twelve tax returns. Mitt's father released. Twelve. 12! He even stated that that should be expected of anyone in that position!
Connor, I am not sure where you get your information from but you are sorely lacking then. President Obama has been in office for four years. The White House has a wonderful website full of details of his policies that are incredible helpful and accessible to the public. Romney, on the other hand has no transparency. In fact, he won't even disclose his own tax returns. Even today, Ryan was asked point blank by Fox News what exactly their tax plan was and he replied that he 'didn't have time to explain'. That is not right. Connor, come on, it is simply not right. We are all entitled to our own opinions but how, on Earth, are we suppose to formulate our own opinions on things if we don't have the information to do so properly? I feel that this is why Republicans are often left with nothing but to criticize the other side...because they don't have anything to latch on to...they don't know what their leaders platforms are. How can they with leaders like this?
You see, it all sounds so great. So full of buzz words, but no specifics. No plans. No references, or details, or plans, numbers or graphs. No proof or evidence or witnesses or anything! LIKE A POLITICAL UNICORN
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@"Him": Would you care to propose why Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan would be a better option?
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