Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Another lie from the Romney Camp.

October 05, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) Adult women’s unemployment rate in September dipped to its lowest level since February 2009, 7.0 percent, according to analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of jobs data released today.  Adult men’s unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent, the lowest level since November 2008.  The economy gained 114,000 jobs in September; women and men each gained 57,000 jobs.  Reversing a trend for the recovery as a whole, women gained 3,000 public sector jobs in September. Since the start of the recovery in June 2009, women have lost 383,000 public sector jobs overall, wiping out more than one-third of the more than 1 million private sector jobs they have gained....

Public Sector losses increased, but, we all know where that is happening and it isn't in the Blue States. Think teachers and unions. 

President Obama's record on Women's Issues is not surpassed by anyone.

President Obama has always been about real people with real problems and solving them. He has made solving the nation's problems his priority including the Affordable Care Act and the Recovery Act. He is still not happy with the state of infrastructure in the USA and it shows. He mentions it every chance he gets. He is especially unhappy with the education infrastructure and when he outlined his approach to diminishing violence in the USA I was blown away last night. I had never heard that before from him, so there is much in his priorities for this nation he never even talks about.

Second Presidential Debate 2012: Obama on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: A 'Family,' 'Middle-Class' Issue | Video - ABC New

The Lilly Ledbetter Act was one of the first legislative acts President Obama signed. His Middle Class history is significant to his decisions as President. He refers to it on repeated occasions when making clear he is on the side of women, especially Middle Class women. He sincerely loves his heritage and the women surrounding it. He honors them at every turn, included in that are his wife and daughters, too.

Staffing problems Mr. Romney refers to is from the standpoint of a corporate boss. I also noticed his voice changes when he directly addresses women in the audience. I think it was most evident with the Hispanic woman if my memory serves me right. His voice becomes empathetic and patronizing when he speaks to women.

Choosing qualified women to serve in Romney's cabinet only means he was obeying federal statutes on equality. That again is a corporate point of view. Corporate executives are very sensitive to the fact minorities and women win graces from government and the public. They also recognize they can pay women less as do any other corporation in the USA, 75 cents on the dollar compared to men, so it can be attractive and enforceable in the longevity of the employee.

It is interesting to reflect on the fact Corporate America corner women into lower salaries without competition. The corporations have somewhat of a cartel on lower paid jobs for women at any level of the company. 

At any rate, from the first days of his presidency, President Obama has been exceptionally sensitive to the oppressive forces on women as business owners and employees. It is all over all his policies without exception. He focuses on it and continually advocates for change. He usually gets what he wants when it comes to equality for women when facing financial challenges in the USA.

Contraception and Choice are economic decisions. It is the fact of the situation and the Right Wing needs to learn to live with that reality. One of the reasons the Right Wing is seriously concerned about states requesting exceptions to extend the Welfare to Work provision is that they know if women do not have contraception or choice it will re-create the welfare state.

What Americans are getting with Romney/Ryan is Corporate America. The decisions and policies will reflect what is best for Wall Street. Romney's answer regarding women is a Red Flag for any woman believing things will change for the better with Romney. They won't and women will not be a focus of his administration. Making money and plenty of it no matter the cost to the Middle Class or Poor is the priority.

I can't say it enough, but, the 'theme' regarding the populous of the USA in financial settings other than wealthy is the same across the board. If a person is an illegal, they will be pressured and encouraged to self deport. If an American is Poor or Middle Class they will be pressured and encouraged to change their financial status. The Romney global view of anyone without means is punitive and victimizing. In very simple terms, "You did this to yourself, so clean up your act." That is also the GOP point of view. So, he emulates and makes clear there is no empathy for LOSERS, including women. If a woman can make 'the binder of qualifications list' then they have half a chance in life.

In regard to contraception and choice it is the same dynamic, pressure to stop pregnancy. I had to chuckle last night when Romney stated marriage should be a priority for all women to improve their circumstances. Like what? Not that I have a phobia about marriage, but, if there is no contraception or choice where does he think this is all going? Marriage is about commitment, not about financial social climbing.

Romney speaks in mystical terms.

His all famous "Self-deportation" is obviously a mystical experience no one can measure. Where did he get the idea anyone in this country would simply self deport? 

That is about the oddest idea I ever heard until he stated women in poverty would be able to find their way out of poverty due to a STRONG ECONOMY. 

Somewhere in Mitt's Mystical World he will build this incredibly strong economy that will lift every woman out of poverty. It would be nice, but, he has no track record of doing that. No different than a record of illegals in Massachusetts self deporting.

His ideas are very odd. 

He stated "I know what a working economy looks like. I have created jobs..."

Looking across his career there is no way he created more jobs and economic viability of the Middle Class than he ever created. All he did at Bain was destroy the Middle Class viability. As a governor he didn't do much better. Under his leadership, Massachusetts was 47th out of our 50 states in job creation. 

His world is mystical. It doesn't exist except in his imagination. His ideas might make an interesting hero story at Disney Studios, but, there is no basis in truth anywhere. He has no track record to point to in defense of what he says.


In late 2006, (click here) Wonkette wrote that Mitt Romney “refus[es] to say whether or not he wears the magic Mormon underwear.”

Wonkette was probably referring to an Atlantic Monthly article, in which Sridhar Pappu asked Mitt flat out: “Do you wear the temple garments?” Gov. Romney replied: “I’ll just say those sorts of things I’ll keep private.”

At any rate, a little levity can't hurt. My observations about his 'ideas' still stands.

If pretending is all it takes to be President then I am all set. You would not believe the great bedtime stories I had for my children. 

The Washington Post is correct. The Right Wing lies caught up with them.

It is about darn time the USA is reclaiming the truth and what is best for the country. I thank everyone engaging in freedom of speech that matters. The USA has far too much on the line with no margin of error to repeat mistakes based in lies. Thank you. I am proud of everyone who bring truth as political justice to defend our Constitution. I can't thank you enough.
MR. ROMNEY: I think it’s interesting; the president just said something, which is that on the day after the attack, he went in the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror. You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed.
MR. ROMNEY: Is that what you’re saying?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed, Governor.
MR. ROMNEY: I -- I -- I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.
That falsehood prompted an intervention — prohibited by official debate rules! — by CNN’s Candy Crowley, the moderator: “It — he did in fact, sir.”
Romney came off as being shellshocked by the mere suggestion....
President Obama is a good and decent man. He has worked diligently for all of us. He sustained very subtle racial references from Romney while holding the country hostage to the grid lock of the Republicans as a threat to repeat the same on the American people if President Obama were re-elected.

Romney stated, "President Obama interprets my plan as a foreign plan." That statement was an attack against his nationality as if the President was other than American unable to be loyal to his country.

To mention what I thought an amusing moment, a lady (whom's name I didn't write down) was stating all the tax deductions she was concerned about in Mr. Romney's tax plan until she got to one she forgot. President Obama stated to her, "You are doing fine." She said, as she was searching through her pocket for her note, "Oh, I remember." I couldn't help but think she didn't want to appear as Rick Perry did. Then of all things it was the Education Deduction which of course Perry wanted to eliminate the entire department from the Cabinet. I thought it was amusing. I doubt anyone else did.

I can't believe how the Right Wing lies. (click title to entry - thank you) Hannity came out and stated Candy Crowley is already apologizing for her mistake. She didn't make one.

...Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks.  We mourned with the families who were lost on that day.  I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed.  And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi. 
As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it.  Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.  Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America.  We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.  And make no mistake, justice will be done...
The statement beginning, "No acts of terror..." is at 4:15 minutes of the video.
The Right Wing press is playing with semantics, but, no one will ever tell them that. Someone had to stop the lies. Ms. Crowley did and hopefully this will settle the issue.

The facts are completely clear. In the same thought President Obama spoke of the 911 attacks and the attacks on the compound in Benghazi. There was no separating that understanding in the same paragraph.

Never once did he state the Benghazi incident was separate and different from the 911 attacks or it was due to a video. He never once brought up the topic of the video in anything he said. He spoke of attacks, terror, 911 and Benghazi all in one long statement to honor the dead. 

There is nothing else to say about it. President Obama never mentioned Egypt and the demonstrations either. 

Secretary Clinton stated earlier before she appeared with President Obama the attacks were pre-meditated and planned. I will say it again, I know because on this blog I was confused about her statement. I thought she got it wrong, but, was willing to include the possibility she was the ONLY person speaking to the public at the time that had it right.

That is the truth, the truth I acknowledge and there is absolutely no reason to further discuss it and potentially put our diplomatic corp in harms way for the sake of Right Wing Political fodder.

Romney states there would be no taxes on savings, but, specifically dividends, interest or capital gains.


That doesn't really interpret well for most Americans.

Most savings accounts in the country don't earn much in interest. There is really no incentive in that. A depositor is lucky to get 1 percent in interest on regular savings or CDs.

When it comes to stocks, there is about 10% of American households that own stock and even fewer own a portfolio. So much for stock dividends.

The only real capital gains an American experiences in their lifetimes is when they sell their home. That is already provided for within the tax code if the taxpayer purchases another house in the same year their first house was sold. 

That provision by Romney won't effect most households in the USA. It is grandstanding as if he is really doing something for everyone.