N. Bourgoin: Shameful excuse for a president

President Barack Obama's past, including questions about his citizenship, scholastic records and affiliations with the Chicago crowd, the Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, his shameful senatorial record and Marxist agenda have all been given too much of a pass in the media. Inspired by his socialistic tutoring, and reinforced by his relationships, he now wants to implement those ways.

In early campaign speeches, he said there were "flaws" in the U.S. Constitution. That Constitution empowers Congress, not the president, to make laws. But he has bypassed that body to become a Congress of one and a law unto himself, enforcing only the laws he likes; using his charm to deceive; doing anything to divert attention from his past, his character, his promises and failures.

He points his finger at others, but has more pointing to himself. He is more apt to criticize than to advise.

Besides the media and the unions, who were fruitful in his election, he has taken advantage of extensive photo opportunities. He is prideful.

The true test of Christianity is humility. He prided himself on what he does best, in quoting past presidents, especially Abraham Lincoln. But one quote he purposely didn't use is "You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time."

Why anyone would want to vote for such a person is beyond common sense and beyond understanding.

Neil Bourgoin, Jay

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PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The big difference between

The big difference between God and oBAMa is that God knows he isn't Barack oBAMa.

CRYSTAL WARD's picture

agree with one statement

I agree with only one statement made--- you can fool some of the people all of the time
and you have been fooled ------ all the right s-fears, hate, deceit, and myths repeated over and over and over do not make them true facts, just propaganda
Your letter seems far from chrisitan humility as I know it

Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Nice job, criticize the President for what he didn't do

Since this letter is completely irrational, false, and deceptive; it deserves no other response.
Just let it be said that you are known by your enemies. In this case, Obama is doing a great deal right.

JEAN FORD's picture

Couldn't agree more...

Couldn't agree more...

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Caretaking

When the founding fathers wrote up the Constitution they did not mention caretaking as a social responsibility. That's because the document dealt mostly with commerce and international relations. Society was mostly rural then with Mom being the caretaker for the babies, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly (of which there were few), and the sick cow. She was not legally allowed to own property and had nothing to do with international diplomacy so not mentioned. Caretaking has remained largely a woman's responsibility. Nowadays, however, women work and vote and as a result have demanded community support for their caretaking responsibilities. What the Republicans call entitlements, all that they want to eliminate government support for, in the Ryan budget, is just that, support for caretakers, the Mom who works part-time to take care of kids, who stays home to take care of babies, or handicapped children that she did not abort, or elderly relatives, or sick family members. These are not "Welfare queens", they are caretakers and they play an important role in the health of our communities and deserve as much support from our government as the oil companies and the financial and defense guys. This budget reminds me of the guy who always has money for beer, boats, cars, hunting but cries poverty when the kids need shoes, or the washing machine breaks down; the guy who never learned the sharing lesson in kindergarden, the guy you divorced.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

His transcripts are important.

Starting well before his coronation in 2009, a steady parade of sycophants has told us at every opportunity that he is the smartest man ever even to think about the presidency. If that's true, wouldn't his transcripts confirm that? I can think of only two scenarios for hiding them forever.

(1) They might show that he was a mediocre student at best, begging questions about how he got through college and law school, both very expensive and prestigious, with all those academic accolades.

(2) They might show that he was, indeed, the great intellect the sycophants have claimed. But they might also show that he was enrolled as a "foreign student", receiving all kinds of aid, not just monetary, to which he was, of course, not entitled, being a bona fide natural born US citizen.

The first is the ultimate form of affirmative action. The second is an incredibly cynical manipulation of the system for personal gain.

JEAN FORD's picture

That line..."incredibly

That line..."incredibly cynical manipulation of the system for personal gain" sounds so familiar...OH YEAH! That's what Romney did to accrue his incredible wealth!!!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Care to list the laws that

Care to list the laws that Romney has broken in the process of "accruing his incredible wealth"?

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

And one more thing

What I need to hear from Romney/Ryan supporters is how my life will be better in their new world order. They want to eliminate nearly all federal dollars coming into Maine. How are we better off in the next ice storm if we get the same response the Iowa farmers are getting? They want to give us an $8000 voucher instead of Medicare . How does that help my sick and aged mother in a nursing home that charges $9000 a month? How does making me responsible for that bill by attaching my house and pension make my life better? They will eliminate college loans. How does a generation of uneducated young people make Maine better and how many people working in our colleges and hospitals will lose their jobs? If the federal government stops inspecting our food, building our roads and bridges,requiring our job sites to be safe for workers and our schools for kids, how does that make my life better? If they raise my taxes by $2000 a year and all of that money goes to defense contractors, oil companies, and bankers most of which are in the South, how does that make me, a Mainer, better off. I don't need to hear about how bad Obama is, tell me how I will be better off.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Your statement about Medicare

Your statement about Medicare is inaccurate. No one over age 55 will be affected in the matter you present.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Your statement about Medicare

Your statement about Medicare is inaccurate. No one over age 55 will be affected in the matter you present.

JEAN FORD's picture

Well said Claire. I honestly

Well said Claire. I honestly don't see how any reasonable, thinking person could disagree with you. Both of these candidates can have the attitude of "you're on your own" because they were both born to incredible wealth. Their theory of a trickle-down economy has been debunked time and time again. We need the government to invest in education, technology, science, infrastructure and for everyone to have the opportunity to go to college. Romney/Ryan would love to see a next to nothing tax rate with defense the only thing government spends money on. They would love to see Social Security and Medicare dismantled as they have a very Darwinist view of survival of the fittest. If you experience bad luck or job loss or illness...oh well too bad so sad.

Even the Catholic Bishops have said Ryan's budget is just flat-out cruel!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The truth is always cruel if

The truth is always cruel if your definition of prosperity is having your hand out waiting for the government to take care of you.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

Medicare is not Medicaid = MaineCare.

Your aged mother in a nursing home receives the latter, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the former. Beyond that, Romney/Ryan have not proposed to change anything about Medicare for anyone already on it, or close to it. Obama has proposed exactly that, by stealing $700 billion from Medicare to prop up ObamaCare.

If we eliminate federal dollars coming in by eliminating Maine dollars going out to DC, wonderful! The federal government has shown, and continues to prove, itself to be a terrible steward of our hard-earned money. The fewer of my dollars they have to waste, the better off this Mainer will be.

Zack Lenhert's picture

You do realize that the "Ryan

You do realize that the "Ryan Budget" keeps those EXACT same "stolen" $700B in savings?

JEAN FORD's picture

Obama didn't "steal"

Obama didn't "steal" anything. The cuts made HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SENIOR BENEFITS. It was to reduce waste, fraud and government subsidies to big pharma, hospitals, and private providers-with demands to reduce outrageous CEO benefits and to reign in overhead costs.

Sure, they aren't proposing to cut benefits on anyone on Medicare now or over the age of 55 (only so they don't lose the senior vote). I am 52 and have paid into Social Security/Medicare for THIRTY-FIVE YEARS with the expectation of receiving those benefits. Am I just screwed??? Ask a 54 year-old if they like the idea of Medicare not being there when they retire.

And they have to believe current seniors will have no problem throwing their own children under the bus by voting for Romney/Ryan who want to turn Medicare into a voucher system. That current seniors will have the attitude of "hey, as long as I get mine I don't care about future generations." And how does saying they're not going to give those vouchers out for a few more years make it any better? Seems to be a pretty short-sighted vision of the future.

They get their way with that and next they will want to privatize social security. You can invest carefully all your life but if the market tanks...your investments could prove to be worthless. With what happened with Wall Street that's a hell of a scary thought. There are just some things that shouldn't be trusted to "market forces".

MARK GRAVEL's picture

“They want to eliminate

“They want to eliminate nearly all federal dollars coming into Maine.”

I say good! The federal government is overspending and cuts are necessary to ensure finical stability of the country. “Don’t ask what the country can do for you, ask what you can do for the country” - JFK.

Perhaps it is time to stop asking the government to take care of you. The the Federal government focus on what the people cannot (or will not) do for themselves.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

A kick in the head

There's an old saying that "It's better than a kick in the head". Well I'm not voting for a kick in the head no matter what smears or scare tactics or guilt trips they send my way. I'm willing to serve my country and do my bit but I'm not a sucker for those who use these tactics to take from the community and give nothing back but a lot of platitudes about how we should be doing all the giving out of patriotism. Government exists to serve the people not the other way around. And most of all we don't, so far, have an oligarchy and I'm not signing on for one either.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

First of all, I would not

First of all, I would not think of telling how to vote. It is your freedom, and as such, you are welcome to make bad choice, which I think voting for Obama is a bad choice. I’m not saying Romney is perfect – hell no. We know Obama is going to take this country in the direction or more debt. With Romney there is a chance we can slow this down or at best start to reverse it. The Romney campaign, now with Ryan on board, will at least discuss the third rail of politics – entitlements.

Other than providing basic services, such as roads, sanitation, and a means tested short-term safety net, the government should be out of our business. That is, the government should only do what the private sector cannot. Of course there is plenty of debate where this line is drawn.

However, the government should not be in the business of instigating class divisions. Clearly, the government must spend within its means, a foreign concept these days. Clearly the government should be prudent with taxpayer’s money, something it is not as seen recently with multiple GSA parties on the taxpayer’s dime. We can go on and on.

Better living through smaller government – Obama cannot and will not get us there, Romney may get us there. That is enough for me.

In closing, I don’t want the government to do anything for me, you, or anyone else personally. The government should enable people to do for themselves.

JEAN FORD's picture

Romney/Ryan have no intention

Romney/Ryan have no intention of reducing the federal debt. All the money they plan on taking from medicare they are going to funnel into tax cuts. Robinhood in reverse. Take from the poor and give to the rich. Ryan is especially a joke, he voted for every single Bush policy that got us into this mess. He is only a budget hawk when it comes to the poor.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Yeah, I even heard they're

Yeah, I even heard they're going release thousands of vampire bats every Tuesday night to drain the blood out of all the people who voted for oBAMa in '08. How awful!!!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

You are correct with your sly

You are correct with your sly tongue. Romney/Ryan has no intention of reducing the federal debt. They must first zero the yearly $1.6 Trillion dollar budget deficit. Ryan’s budget plan is the most aggressive budget in decades that works towards zeroing the budget deficit. Reducing the debt comes later.

We know which direction Obama will take the budget deficit and debt – up and to the right. Romney/Ryan are the only hope we have to have change left after taxes.

JEAN FORD's picture

And gee, they are only doing

And gee, they are only doing it on the backs of the poor and the middle class. Don't forget about those huge tax cuts to the rich. He (Ryan) also wants to eliminate capital gains tax-if you inherit money or do nothing but let your money make more money for you, like Romney, your effective tax rate will be less than 1%. Why is fiscal austerity and the idea of "sacrifice" only applied to the poor and working class? Why are the super wealthy never asked to do their part? No, Romney/Ryan want to decimate an insurance program that people have paid into all of their working lives. Romney and Ryan were born into incredible wealth and have probably never even known anyone that will depend on these programs, unless they've actually spoken to any of their maids or gardeners. Oops, unless you consider that Ryan took advantage of Social Security benefits to pay for his college education. Now there's a loophole I wouldn't mind seeing closed - this guy's family wealth came from government contracts (building this nation's roads with tons of federal money) - yet he gets Social Security benefits and has so little need of them he banks all payments!

His budget ideas come not from any fiscal responsibility, but his Ayn Rand beliefs that selfishness is a worthy goal. If you weren't born with great wealth or don't make it to the tippy-top of the ladder of success, then you're a useless loser! You should do a little research on him before you start espousing his values.

And can you explain where his "fiscal responsibility" was when he voted for huge unfunded tax cuts (both times!), 2 unfunded wars, TARP, the Wall Street bailout, Medicare Part D (7 TRILLION IN UNFUNDED LIABILITIES), and the auto bailout?????????

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Let’s face it. Greed drives

Let’s face it. Greed drives capitalism, capitalism creates jobs. Moreover, the exact same human emotion, greed, drives the desire for government entitlements and the desire to demonize the rich. It is just the other side of the same coin.

JEAN FORD's picture

Capitalism used to mean the

Capitalism used to mean the production of "goods". The current atmosphere of betting on bets doesn't create any jobs.

Greed for what entitlements? Food stamps? adequate housing? basic health care? Yup, the poor are just greedy bastards!

I can see where you would think the greed for profits at all costs is the same as the hungry and homeless wanting food and shelter...NOT!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Perhaps your favorite

Perhaps your favorite politicians (both D and R) should prioritize the money it does have to provide these services as compared to spending on green energy credits. Government has plenty of revenue; they just spend it unwisely.

Why don’t you champion that cause – spending priorities. What makes extracting more from the rich more attractive to you?

What would you say to your child if they spent unwisely, and they kept coming back to you asking for more money?

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Compared to global standards,

Compared to global standards, the poor in this country are not all that poor. Most individuals living at the poverty level have shelter, a car, at least one TV, and they are not starving.

That said, I understand that you must perpetuate a dire image of the poor in this country to justify more wealth transfer.

This country is way past basic needs and well into “equality”, the transfer of wealth based on someone’s, perhaps the government’s, definition of equality.

JEAN FORD's picture

There are countless homeless

There are countless homeless in this country and plenty go hungry. Seriously??? Your standard is if they're not wallowing in mud huts with bellies swollen from hunger than they have it pretty good?! And I'm not talking about third-world countries, I'm talking about America. I have lived all over this country and I have seen some pretty wretched things. As the richest nation in the world, I think we have a responsibility to take care of our poor, sick and disabled and wealth distribution is already going on my friend. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Corporate profits at an all-time high, wages at an all-time low. And now Romney/Ryan want to raise taxes on those that can least afford it to give tax breaks to those that don't need them.

"To those whom much is given, much is expected" or at the very least pay your fair share of taxes. Stashing money in Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and whathaveyou is selfish, greedy and unpatriotic. I know I damn sure don't want Romney to be the leader of this country.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

To each according to his

To each according to his needs from each according to his means=Marxism.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

You’re so righteous that you

You’re so righteous that you are willing to talk money for Paul to give to Peter. It is easy to be compassionate with someone else’s money. The test of true grit is to help the less fortunate with your own donation, a donation of time or donation of your money.

For example, I volunteer for meals on wheels, what do you do to contribute, to give back; that is, besides lobbing the government to take someone else’s money?

Give of yourself, not of others.

Romney/Ryan 2012 and better living through smaller governement.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Socialism works wonders until

Socialism works wonders until it runs out of other peoples' money.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Some of us Americans are

Some of us Americans are blind to that phenomenon, but of you get yours, to hell with future generations.

JEAN FORD's picture

I have always given much of

I have always given much of my time and money. Raised my kids in a very big city and took them to homeless shelters to serve food to the poor so they would have an appreciation of the things they had in life. I have taught them to be giving and compassionate. Easy to be pompous when you sit snug and safe in a world full of creature comforts...

MARK GRAVEL's picture

“Why is fiscal austerity and

“Why is fiscal austerity and the idea of "sacrifice" only applied to the poor and working class?”

Because there is not enough revenue to be had from the “rich” to make any significant headway on the deficit and debt. Austerity is the natural course of action, similar to what is occurring in Europe. Moreover, collateral damage from all this deficit spending, higher food and energy costs, does affect the middle class more. This is not the fault of the rich.

“Why are the super wealthy never asked to do their part?”
Top 10% already pay 70% of Federal Revenue – that is enough in my opinion. Moreover, way should these people be asked to bailout this government when it shits in its own sandbox (i.e. spends too much.)

Why should you burden the top 10% more for the government’s fiscal irresponsibility?

It is time to cut loose the addict, and the addicts are politicians in Washington DC.

JEAN FORD's picture

Wow...you think austerity is

Wow...you think austerity is working in Europe??? And so what the rich pay 70% of the federal revenue, they're making 87% of the income!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't say the "government's" fiscal irresponsibility like it's some unknown entity. It was very wealthy Congressmen voting their Republican President's very irresponsibe tax cuts for the already super wealthy and Wall Street greed run amok. Whoever benefited from those policies should be the ones to pay the piper.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

You need to backup your

You need to backup your statistics. According to the tax foundation, the top 10% hold less than 44% of the income, but pay 70% of federal taxes.

Joe Morin's picture

Here's the truth

These ladies, with many others, refuse to realize simple math or pretend to not believe. As long as they are cozy and comfy then who cares if the United States falls into economic ruin and dissolves 12.2 seconds after they pass away. The truth is out there for the willing. There is not enough individual wealth in the this country to cover our deficit spending. Turkey in every pot politics for years and years caught up with us. Example. If I make 60,000 dollars a year then I grow accustomed to that standard of living and perhaps even carry a certain amount of credit card debt and a mortgage assuming my continued wages. What would happen if I lost my job and was rehired at 28,000 per year. One would think that I would cut my expenses accordingly. Common sense right? Wrong, but obviously some people think that simple math rules don't apply on such a large scale. The recession was a pay cut for the country and we didn't cut our spending accordingly we've increased it. So, so frustrating when one becomes so entrenched within an ideaology that reality loses precedent to being right. Mark they don't want the truth they want to be right... When i was a child I wished for world peace , to end world hunger, to end discrimination... etc then I grew up and realized that life is hard and so is the human condition. I'm not jaded but realistic to the fact that the U.S. of A. can't be everything to every one. At some point a person needs to stand up and get what they need for themselves. It's very empowering, I wish more people tried it.
" Do not pray for easier lives, pray to be stronger men." (JFK) , " Conservatives think Liberals are dumb and pipe dreamers, while Liberals think conservatives are evil."(Me)... make for a difficult coversation when the person you're trying to reason with views all your motives as selfish & sinister.

JEAN FORD's picture

http://www.usnews.com/debate-

http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/do-the-rich-pay-their-fair-share-in-ta...

US News article with facts from the Tax Policy Center written by:

Jason J. Fichtner is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, a university-based research center at George Mason University and the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas. Previously, he served in several positions at the Social Security Administration including deputy commissioner of Social Security (acting), chief economist, and associate commissioner for retirement policy. Prior to the Social Security Administration, he was a senior economist with the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

What matters more

So people are still "questioning" the president's birth certificate. Well some people are still chasing the Holy Grail but that doesn't mean it exists. No subject has been more extensively researched and yet remains unproven but some folks stick their fingers in their ears and insist they hear nothing. What does it prove? Not much. As for his college transcript, I can't imagine why that matters. None of our presidents have been very good scholars. It has never been a requirement before so I assume the suggestion is that he got a leg up because he was black. Well what if he did. Bush got a leg up because he was rich and McCain got a leg up because his father was an Admiral. So what? As for his Marxism, that old "Red Scare " tactic from the 50's is so outdated as to be funny. The cold war is dead. People should be living today's problems not those from 60 years ago. Finally he is "prideful". Is that the same as "uppity'? It sounds like it. Instead of all these bogus smear and scare factoids why don't you tell us why your guy would do a good job. How is his religion better, and his business and government experience better and his college records better and his character better? Or is your guy better because he's not Obama.

JEAN FORD's picture

Go Claire! Not often you

Go Claire! Not often you hear the voice of reason on this site!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You got that right.

You got that right.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

All that we need to do is to

All that we need to do is to look at how Obama has divided this country and perpetuated bad fiscal policy to know that he must go.

JEAN FORD's picture

I think it is great to have a

I think it is great to have a president who points out how rigged the game is. How the middle class is being decimated by corporate greed and how the wealthy think they shouldn't have to pay taxes. We are all in this together not every man for himself. Class warfare has been going on for a long time, perpetrated by the rich and guess what, they've won!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

“We are all in this together

“We are all in this together not every man for himself.”

Bull shit. I’m not responsible for the federal debt and budget deficits. This is like saying I’m responsible for my brother’s drug habit – tough love man. My financial business is on order.

Moreover, this mantra is hollow. We all know we have a shared responsibility, but like my brothers habit, my shared sacrifice has limits. This country’s spend and tax behavior has exceeded its limit.

Just wait and see who is for themselves when this country collapses under its own debt. Now is the time to act.

JEAN FORD's picture

How can their even be

How can their even be rational discussion when every Republican in Congress has signed the Grover Norquist pledge not to raise taxes? Our whole tax system is based on one's ability to pay. When the nation's wealthiest individuals and corporations bilk the Treasury of billions and billions of dollars, you cannot expect those that are hurting the most to make up the difference.

It's the Republicans that spend and NOT tax...Bush drove this country into the ground and it's going to take a lot more than 3 years to turn it around I don't care who's in office! Let's have sensible spending cuts and progressive taxes so everyone pays their fair share and the sacrifice is shared. I will be on Medicare in a few short years and I damn sure don't want to be handed a voucher!!!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

“Our whole tax system is

“Our whole tax system is based on one's ability to pay”

Perhaps you’re confusing our system with a Neo Marxist system.

JEAN FORD's picture

Really????? What's our tax

Really????? What's our tax system based on? I'll be looking for an answer.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Progressive income tax. A

Progressive income tax.

A fair system would be a flat tax, no detections – for all.

JEAN FORD's picture

A progressive tax is a tax by

A progressive tax is a tax by which the tax rate increases as the taxable base amount increases.

The more you make the more you pay, I consider that as being based on one's ability to pay.

JEAN FORD's picture

A progressive tax is a tax by

A progressive tax is a tax by which the tax rate increases as the taxable base amount increases.

The more you make the more you pay, I consider that as being based on one's ability to pay.

RONALD RIML's picture

That exactly what Romney wants

Nothing concerning his tax records 'Detected' - not ever.

And his wife is crying wolf tears because Americans want to know....

Poor Baby.


JEAN FORD's picture

I hope when the hoopla about

I hope when the hoopla about Ryan dies down, Romney's taxes come to the front and center again. I'd love to see Harry Reid's source step forward with proof...

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Harry Reid does not have a

Harry Reid does not have a source. If I were Romney, I would say put up or shut up.
If there was any truth behind these accusations, the Democrats would send the IRS after Romney.

Just empty accusations; you can keep dreaming. It is amazing to me that you believe that claim hook line and sinker, what a shame.

JEAN FORD's picture

It's not up to Reid to put up

It's not up to Reid to put up or shut-up...it's up to Romney. Seriously, what's the easiest way to prove Reid's lying...for Romney to release his taxes. Don't call Reid a liar, prove him a liar. But Romney can't which makes it easy to believe Reid is telling the truth.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

My unnamed source says you

My unnamed source says you beat your husband. Now prove you didn’t – put up or shut-up.

Do you see how silly your statement appears?

MARK GRAVEL's picture

You surely have an

You surely have an upside-down view of the justice system – Guilty until you prove your innocence. Sorry, IRS watches wealth people real closely. They would have been on this a long time ago if laws were being broken.

Reid, like Biden, is the administration's mud slinger. The scary thing about it all is that you believe it everything they say, well perhap more sad than scary.

JEAN FORD's picture

First I'd like to know what

First I'd like to know what makes you an expert on the IRS second do you seriously believe that Romney and his lawyers couldn't figure out ways to hide money from the IRS??? Pretty naive position to take.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Let's see, what word comes to

Let's see, what word comes to mind .... ENVY.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

I don’t blame anyone for

I don’t blame anyone for capitalizing on all tax deductions. You would be a fool not to; moreover, we all do it.

JEAN FORD's picture

Super wealthy men along with

Super wealthy men along with the rich corporations that own them write crooked tax policies for their crooked cronies and say, hey, everything we do is legal…nothing wrong with that right?!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

First, these entities that

First, these entities that you point out cannot pass a law all on their own. Someone in congress has to sponsor the bill.
While there are many laws I don’t like, a behavior is legal if there is no law against it.

That said, how can you claim Romney broke the law. That is disingenuous on your part.

JEAN FORD's picture

How can you possibly know he

How can you possibly know he hasn't?! Also, you don't believe lobbyists don't wield great influence over Congress? Politicians have to spend half their time in office fundraising for their next campaign and if you don't think money is power in DC...again, naive.

JEAN FORD's picture

Romney's not just taking all

Romney's not just taking all deductions....he's hiding his money overseas...ILLEGALLY!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

That is an accusation that

That is an accusation that you must prove, not just throw it out. I’m 100% positive that the Obama administration would show proof it what you stay it true.

Until you have proof you are just slandering.

RONALD RIML's picture

Mark's shown proof of everything he's posted......

Like Fox is a 'News' Network.....


MARK GRAVEL's picture

How about you just go enjoy

How about you just go enjoy the coastal breeze.

Did you know that I don't own a TV. I refuse to pay the expensive cable bill. A choice I make to save money!

RONALD RIML's picture

Don't Own?? Do you rent your computer, too????

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Nope. My PC is provided by my

Nope. My PC is provided by my employer.

RONALD RIML's picture

Dayum!!!

And here I thought you were politically correct all on yer own...... ;)

MARK GRAVEL's picture

With the privilege come

With the privilege come expectations – productivity. I’m expected to work from home after my 11 hours in the office. The correct quote should be “there is no free lunch.”

RONALD RIML's picture

And when they stack up calls

There is no lunch......

JEAN FORD's picture

OMG...there is scads of

OMG...there is scads of information about it and I'm not going to devote the time and energy to prove it to you. Look it up.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Why isn’t the IRS after him?

Why isn’t the IRS after him?

RONALD RIML's picture

You know he's not being looked into??

It may really be in his best interest to get elected.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

I’m tired. It is time to walk

I’m tired. It is time to walk barefoot through my hidden money and step on all the homeless in the street.

Just one more lie you can buy into.

JEAN FORD's picture

Overworked and underpaid

Overworked and underpaid agents that are stretched thin...I'd put my money on Romney's lawyers. If he'd release his taxes we'd know more.

RONALD RIML's picture

You're insinuating this country was previously 'United' and

on 'Sound Fiscal Footing?'

Sure, Mark.... Sure it was. How's things out in sunny California????


MARK GRAVEL's picture

I like your ocean side view.

I like your ocean side view. Perhaps we need a bit of equality transfer. It is not fair since I don’t live in a costal region.

RONALD RIML's picture

I'm enjoying an ocean breeze after mowing the lawn again...

But can't you afford 'help' to do that for you??

I found a nice Chicano to mow my lawn back in Illinois. Told him if he wanted to go out my with my daughter, he'd better familiarize himself with all my yard tools.....

Best son-in-law I ever had. These Gringo boys don't know the meaning of hard work......

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Not all Gringos are lazy.

Not all Gringos are lazy. That said, I would generally agree with our assessment.

Perhaps you can agree with me that we need to instill this behavior in other people by kicking them off welfare - work or starve.

JEAN FORD's picture

Wow...that assumes there are

Wow...that assumes there are jobs for all...and ones that pay a living wage.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Please reach the unemployment

Please reach the unemployment rate for college educated people – 4.3% the last I read.

Also displace illegal immigrant workers with US workers as a start.

JEAN FORD's picture

Why are we always trashing

Why are we always trashing the poor schmuck trying to keep body and soul together? What about the horrible un-Amercian companies that are hiring these illegal workers??? Aren't they the ones who should bear the brunt of the punishment? And how many college grads are going to pick fruit, gut fish, work in unsafe and unregulated factories, or do yard work?

MARK GRAVEL's picture

I tell you what. Let’s send

I tell you what. Let’s send all these evil company’s away, let’s say to China. That way they cannot mistreat Americans.

“And how many college grads are going to pick fruit, gut fish,
work in unsafe and unregulated factories, or do yard work?”

College grads have 4.3% unemployment rate. It is American’s unskill workers that must do these tasks. No worky, no foody.

JEAN FORD's picture

Where are you getting evil?

Where are you getting evil? Projecting? I said they were breaking the law hiring illegals.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Your interpolation is only in

Your interpolation is only in your mind. That said, continuing to pump arsenic in the patent is the wrong prescription ..|..

JEAN FORD's picture

What does that even mean?!

What does that even mean?!

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