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2012-06-13 10:26:26 AM
So, 5% non-defense spending cuts across the board, during a recession, when the Euro is on the verge of collapse and China is trying to stave off its own downturn.

Yep, we're farked.
 
2012-06-13 10:29:29 AM
Cut everything but defense, cut regulations, cut taxes, and repeal the healthcare law.

So basically turn us into a Capitalist wonderland staffed by the underclass for the purpose of fueling Military expansion. AWESOME DUDE.
 
2012-06-13 10:29:48 AM
Wow, so pretty much outright lies across the board.
 
2012-06-13 10:30:07 AM
P.S. start a fight with China for good measure.
 
2012-06-13 10:37:00 AM

LasersHurt: So basically turn us into a Capitalist wonderland staffed by the underclass for the purpose of fueling Military expansion. AWESOME DUDE.


Isn't that literally the Roman Empire right there?
 
2012-06-13 10:39:09 AM
A chicken in every pot!
Two cars in every garage!

/ah... the classics
 
2012-06-13 10:40:39 AM
That's some entertaining stuff right there, I tell you.

Romney won't do jack shiat about China. He'll be kissing their arses faster than he can perform a hostile takeover.
 
2012-06-13 10:43:02 AM
Thousands of jobs and a 5% spending cut? WE'RE SAVED!
 
2012-06-13 10:43:55 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: A chicken in every pot!
Two cars in every garage!

/ah... the classics


It's true! What they don't tell you is that there will only be 100 pots and half of them will belong to the Koch Brothers.
 
2012-06-13 10:44:32 AM
Rmoney will run the country like he ran the companies Bain Capital bought- run up debt, take massive payouts for his shareholders (the wealthy), cut benefits, wages and employees, and when the debt gets too large, jump out leaving the hollowed out shell to collapse on someone elses watch.
 
2012-06-13 10:45:33 AM
I stopped reading when I go to the word "job-killing"
 
2012-06-13 10:46:08 AM

Dinki: Rmoney will run the country like he ran the companies Bain Capital bought- run up debt, take massive payouts for his shareholders (the wealthy), cut benefits, wages and employees, and when the debt gets too large, jump out leaving the hollowed out shell to collapse on someone elses watch.


So basically, pretty much like any Republican administration
 
2012-06-13 10:46:21 AM
The economy needs over a hundred thousand jobs every month to just keep up, but Mitt Romney is going to create "thousands"! That is as close to nothing as you can get without actually doing nothing.
 
2012-06-13 10:48:24 AM
He'll stand up to China by bravely sending them all our jobs.
 
2012-06-13 10:54:33 AM
I wonder how long that stance on China will last? Is it at the bottom of the list so that it can be cropped out easily?
 
2012-06-13 10:55:30 AM

Msol: I wonder how long that stance on China will last? Is it at the bottom of the list so that it can be cropped out easily?


If you turn it over and shake it, you can rewrite the whole thing
 
2012-06-13 10:57:31 AM

cameroncrazy1984: LasersHurt: So basically turn us into a Capitalist wonderland staffed by the underclass for the purpose of fueling Military expansion. AWESOME DUDE.

Isn't that literally the Roman Empire right there?


Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Or

Those who do not learn from history are under Mitt Romney's educational system.
 
2012-06-13 10:59:06 AM
Romney talking about Obama destroying jobs? Holy shiat. Wake up Bruce Willis, one of Romney's brass balls is hurtling towards earth.
 
2012-06-13 11:01:23 AM
And he will accomplish all this while being white!!
 
2012-06-13 11:06:36 AM
Approve the Keystone Pipeline on Day One. (not too bad)

Begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare (replace with what?)

Impose a regulatory "cap" on Federal agencies (what does that even mean?)

Send Congress a bill slashing discretionary non defense spending by 5% (Would Congress pass that? Does he know that discretionary non defense spending is like 20% of the budget. So he would "slash" 20% of the budget by 5%.)

Fundamental Tax reform (not a bad idea if done properly)

Stand up to China's unfair trade practices (How?)
 
2012-06-13 11:16:16 AM

vernonFL: Begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare (replace with what?)


Romneycare - which is much better because it has Romney in the title.

vernonFL: Impose a regulatory "cap" on Federal agencies (what does that even mean?)


Federal agencies only have to abide by some regulation, not all of them. they get to choose which ones.

vernonFL: Send Congress a bill slashing discretionary non defense spending by 5% (Would Congress pass that? Does he know that discretionary non defense spending is like 20% of the budget. So he would "slash" 20% of the budget by 5%.)


He has no idea about how much of the budget "discretionary spending" is. he just knows it sounds bad.

vernonFL: Fundamental Tax reform (not a bad idea if done properly)


Doesn't everyone promise this in some form?

vernonFL: Stand up to China's unfair trade practices (How?)


He's not going to give her another shot at the Intercontinental Title unless she cleans up her act.

/I may have been thinking about Vince McMahon on that last one.
 
2012-06-13 11:16:37 AM
Yeah, triggering a trade and economic war with the Chinese.

There's a brilliant idea.
 
2012-06-13 11:28:09 AM
Heh.... Why am I not shocked this "info" graphic is long on rhetoric and partisan bullshiat and short on actual details?

Oh yeah, because the GOP put it out.


Anyway, F*ck the GOP and Romney... It'll be a cold day in hell before another Republican gets a vote from me and having seen what Romney did as Governor, he's the last asshole I want running the country these days.

Obama isn't ideal and I'm still giving him a C+ on his performance to date, but I'll happily vote for him over that plutocratic asshole, Romney.
 
2012-06-13 11:42:59 AM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 11:57:41 AM

cameroncrazy1984: LasersHurt: So basically turn us into a Capitalist wonderland staffed by the underclass for the purpose of fueling Military expansion. AWESOME DUDE.

Isn't that literally the Roman Empire right there?


No, the Roman Empire collapsed because of huge trade imbalances and an over-reliance on mercenaries. Nothing like what we're doing.
 
2012-06-13 11:58:52 AM
Mitt's website sure looks a lot like Obama's.
 
2012-06-13 11:59:46 AM
I love the one where it says he's going to stand up to China. LOL
 
2012-06-13 12:02:20 PM
It is not fair that China is allowed to put urine in their colas, while we in the US are burdened with unfair job killing health regulations requiring us NOT to put urine in our soft drinks.
 
2012-06-13 12:02:30 PM
If it wasn't for the slams on Obama, that looks like an Obama webpage.

Going down the list.

Aren't the higher gas prices a result of a recovering economy?

And Obamacare is so bad, some insurance companies will keep policies it implemented.

And the "oogabooga, he's may not have been the libby-est lib to ever lib a lib during his first term, but look out, he's gonna blow that load once he's re-elected".

Debt hasn't exploded under Obama's polices, although you can give him a couple hundred billion from extending the Bush Tax cuts. The previous policy load doesn't reset on inauguration day.

Blame Obama for something that hasn't happened yet, was planned initially back nearly ten years ago, and will be a political hot potato for the next few years.

And start a fight with China.

When can I vote for Obama again?
 
2012-06-13 12:02:53 PM

ourbigdumbmouth: I love the one where it says he's going to stand up to China. LOL


It's about time someone stops them from giving us TVs and other durable goods for stacks of paper.
 
2012-06-13 12:03:13 PM
I thought Romney was going to invade Iran, you know, to teach them a lesson?

Bomb bomb bomb Iran!
 
2012-06-13 12:04:20 PM
Romney will furiously attack what he believes an Obama presidency to be
 
2012-06-13 12:04:55 PM

meat0918: If it wasn't for the slams on Obama, that looks like an Obama webpage.

Going down the list.

Aren't the higher gas prices a result of a recovering economy?

And Obamacare is so bad, some insurance companies will keep policies it implemented.

And the "oogabooga, he's may not have been the libby-est lib to ever lib a lib during his first term, but look out, he's gonna blow that load once he's re-elected".

Debt hasn't exploded under Obama's polices, although you can give him a couple hundred billion from extending the Bush Tax cuts. The previous policy load doesn't reset on inauguration day.

Blame Obama for something that hasn't happened yet, was planned initially back nearly ten years ago, and will be a political hot potato for the next few years.

And start a fight with China.

When can I vote for Obama again?


After you're dead. Or immigrate illegally. Or commit a felony.
 
2012-06-13 12:05:45 PM

vernonFL: Begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare (replace with what?)


A different name.
 
2012-06-13 12:05:54 PM

vernonFL: Send Congress a bill slashing discretionary non defense spending by 5% (Would Congress pass that? Does he know that discretionary non defense spending is like 20% of the budget. So he would "slash" 20% of the budget by 5%.)


He's going to save the country by "Slashing" 1% of the budget? This is the great Republican savior?
 
2012-06-13 12:05:55 PM

Dinki: Rmoney will run the country like he ran the companies Bain Capital bought- run up debt, take massive payouts for his shareholders (the wealthy), cut benefits, wages and employees, and when the debt gets too large, jump out leaving the hollowed out shell to collapse on someone elses watch.


Republican Governance:
1. Run up debt
2. Massive corporate handouts
3. Leave office
4. Win election by blaming resulting problems on Democratic successor
5. Repeat

/profit isn't mentioned because it's implied at every step
 
2012-06-13 12:06:54 PM
Even if it was all sunshine and rainbows it doesn't matter, having a theocrat in power to appoint scotus judges is enough reason to not want the guy. Let alone his tax plan.
 
2012-06-13 12:08:24 PM
i.imgur.com
Bubbles... bubbles everywhere.
 
2012-06-13 12:09:15 PM
I didn't realize how bad Obama is until I read the right side of that infographic. Wow.
 
2012-06-13 12:09:21 PM
You know, with how much power Romney seems to wield in these promises...I can see why the GOP is so scared of Obama as president. They must think he is a vicious dictator capable of abolishing Congress and independently destroying america.

wait...
 
2012-06-13 12:10:01 PM

vernonFL: Approve the Keystone Pipeline on Day One. (not too bad)


Approve a pipeline that diverts from what we make gas, diesel, and plastic away from the Midwest and straight into foreign trade zones on the Gulf Coast.

Nice, not only do we make food prices shoot through the goddamn roof, but we do it in a way that effectively subsidizes big oil even more. All while pushing austerity on the American populace at a time unemployment and poverty are still high. And, Valero, the chief beneficiary of KeystoneXL, exports to Europe and Latin America -- not that the European currency and debt crisis in any way makes that a dicey move.
 
2012-06-13 12:10:27 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: A chicken in every pot!
Two cars in every garage!

/ah... the classics


An Austrian Warmblood in every dressage ring, and two Cadillacs in every car elevator!

/the times
//i'm keeping up with them
 
2012-06-13 12:12:11 PM

that bosnian sniper: vernonFL: Approve the Keystone Pipeline on Day One. (not too bad)

Approve a pipeline that diverts from what we make gas, diesel, and plastic away from the Midwest and straight into foreign trade zones on the Gulf Coast.

Nice, not only do we make food prices shoot through the goddamn roof, but we do it in a way that effectively subsidizes big oil even more. All while pushing austerity on the American populace at a time unemployment and poverty are still high. And, Valero, the chief beneficiary of KeystoneXL, exports to Europe and Latin America -- not that the European currency and debt crisis in any way makes that a dicey move.


You can't expect the GOP to actually contemplate the consequences of their actions. Their ideas are good because they make people feel good, not because they'll actually work.
 
2012-06-13 12:12:36 PM

ManateeGag: vernonFL: Send Congress a bill slashing discretionary non defense spending by 5% (Would Congress pass that? Does he know that discretionary non defense spending is like 20% of the budget. So he would "slash" 20% of the budget by 5%.)

He has no idea about how much of the budget "discretionary spending" is. he just knows it sounds bad.


Actually, I'm sure he knows how much it is. He's counting on John Q. Average Voter to hear "slashing discretionary non-defense spending by 5%" and parse it as "SLASHING discretionary non-defense SPENDING BY 5%."

It's a standard marketing/messaging tactic. People hear and parse keywords, and generally ignore everything else. Think back to the run-up to the Iraq War. The administration was careful, but deliberate, in its wording -- pairing "Iraq" with all manner of phrases invoking the 9/11 attacks, but not actually saying the two were connected. Pretty soon, a large percentage of the population actually believed Iraq caused the 9/11 attacks. The messages were specifically crafted to be technically true, but incredibly misleading.

Any time someone is selling something -- a car, a product on TV, themselves for political office, anything -- think like a lawyer. Every word the seller is saying has a specific meaning. Parse each phrase down to its most basic, technical truth. Then, compare that technical truth with what the person is trying to get you to believe is true. The gap between the technical truth and the fairy-tale you're being sold is the precise amount of bullshiat you're being fed at that moment.
 
2012-06-13 12:12:42 PM

Notabunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A chicken in every pot!
Two cars in every garage!

/ah... the classics

An Austrian Warmblood in every dressage ring, and two Cadillacs in every car elevator!

/the times
//i'm keeping up with them


Go ahead and clutter up your own life.
 
2012-06-13 12:13:06 PM

vernonFL: It is not fair that China is allowed to put urine in their colas, while we in the US are burdened with unfair job killing health regulations requiring us NOT to put urine in our soft drinks.


I promise the people of America American piss in every Coke!
 
2012-06-13 12:14:47 PM
Keystone Pipeline - Yeah not too bad

Obamacare - mostly good needs a few tweaks. Repealing it totally and attempting a replacement is a waste of time and money

Regulatory cap? - meaningless politispeak

slash discretionary spending - congress has to agree to that LOL

Tax reform - By a republican? Only the poor must pay....See Kansas

Stand up to China - Politispeak which will disappear as soon as Romney is informed just how much China owns us


If the Obstructor Of The House John Boehner both keeps his job and magically becomes the Lapdog Of The House for (possible) President Romney, then 'We the people' are in for an ass-raping of epic proportion.
 
2012-06-13 12:18:29 PM

The Homer Tax: He's going to save the country by "Slashing" 1% of the budget? This is the great Republican savior?


To be fair, he's also going to cut taxes on the rich. Combining a 1% spending slash with a significant tax cut will have the economy roaring in no time at all.
 
2012-06-13 12:19:56 PM
Did I miss where the Keystone pipleline has a route? So he is going to approve something that doesn't exist?

/honest question, did they come up with another route yet?
 
2012-06-13 12:20:22 PM
So he'll stand up to China by immediately building a pipeline that makes it easier for them to buy Canadian oil. Take that, China!
 
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