Part of the problem Romney has created for himself is that Obama set the bar and expectations for him (Obama) so low that anything better than Wednesday night will be met with enthusiasm and joy by the press.
"In the 13 months I've been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me the single thing that Democrats hate and fear the most - and that is when they're forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode. An awful lot of the Democrats wanted exactly what George W. Bush wanted, exactly what John Boehner wanted, exactly what Mitch McConnell wanted, which is to stop the raising of the debt ceiling, but they wanted to be able to tell what they view as their foolish, gullible constituents back home they didn't do it."
Nope .. I just picked that as a starting point. He/she can use any percentage they want (reduced by 50%, 30%, 10%, etc.) to answer the question I posed. He/she is the one who is putting down others on their math so I figured it should be easy for him/her to answer.
But why does it have to be a percentage? Howq about a percentage rounde up to a whole point? Is that ok with you?
Let's take 50% reduction every year, reduction rounded up to the whole point.
year 1: 50%
year 2: 25%
year 3: 12%
year 4: 6%
year 5: 3%
year 6: 1%
year 7: 0%
There is your answer: 7 years. Anything else I can help you with?
And yes, there are always lies and exaggerations. It is just the overwhelming scope of the lies. He barely said anything that was true. It was obscene how much he lied.
That is in regard to oil. When you add natural gas and oil, like Romney did, his remarks are pretty on point.
No different than Obama claiming Trump owns a "small business".
We need a buzzer going off at these debates, every time either Romney or Obama tries to get by with what is occasionally outrageous jive, even by the low standards of modern politics. No wonder Romney thinks he can get away with acting as if the Mitt Romney who got the Republican nomination never existed.
And he doesn’t get away with making the outrageous accusation that somehow the White House is cooking the books with unemployment numbers. And the President doesn’t get by just saying Romney is looking for $5 trillion in tax cuts without presenting actual math to back that claim up. Both candidates talk a lot about the middle class and the mortgage crisis that nearly sunk us all in 2008. But if either one of them gave out as much misinformation about themselves to bankers as they gave the country the other night, they’d both be turned down cold.
Time to inventory the White House silverware, it won't take too many more polls before it starts to disappear.
There's a certain truth to that. When the Clinton's left the White House, they actually took taxpayer bought furniture from it as if it were their own.
The thing is, they (the Clinton's) had been living on the taxpayers monies for so many years that they basically didn't have a whole lot of stuff of their own despite them being multi-multi-millionaires.
After they were criticized for taking $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other gifts with them when they left, the Clintons announced last week that they would pay for $86,000 worth of gifts, or nearly half the amount.
btw zz --- I'm sure that's what you were referring to, but sometimes I'm surprised that liberals are surprised at the shit their own people pull.
I can just see Bill C carrying a couch down the stairs to the UHaul with a sheepish grin on his face...
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, nor did I steal that same couch that I didn't have sexual relations with her on."
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. — Calvin Coolidge
"Under Barack Obama, the only 'change' is that 'hope' is hard to find" - Marco Rubio
Yes, obesity is somewhat intentional but not nearly as much as overpricing and over-charging. We might be able to change rate of obesity, if at all, in say the next 10 years but we can change over prescribing and over charging by passing a few laws and regs in a matter of days, if there is a will.
(Also, do not forget that people live longer.)
sorry commenting so late here.
I dont get your "intentional" comment. if you want to go after fraud I am with you 100%. if you want to go after "over pricing" then I think you are going to need to plan carefully. majority of expense is spent on drugs, tech, and durable medical goods, NOT on physician fees. Docs make a very good living, no doubt, but that is not where the savings are. the studies I have seen show doctors fees at ~ 4% of the "health care dollar".
getting back the biggest issue, modifiable behavoirs.... we need gov intervention to promote healthy living... I would suggest large investments in prizes for healthy living.... say meet some "reasonable exercise goal" (mini-marathon is certain amount of time?) and your name goes into a hat for a new car/house/condo (whatever)... hold these contests frequently and see if hundreds of thousands of people dont show up to exercise (and train for) these events. Also maybe consider making gym memberships tax deductible? I dont have all the answers but if you want to dramatically reduce costs on care, we need to focus on PREVENTION of disease....
how about we end the corn subsidy and subsidize green veggies? make em dirt cheap, so a salad is 1/10 the price of a cheeseburger.....
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