Both candidates, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama looked sharp. Both are clearly very polished speakers.
However in my humble opinion neither really had much of a plan to do anything different or uplifting.
They both talked in circles citing meaningless numbers.
“I did not say I would reduce the federal tax payments by $5 trillion,” said Romney. “You want to reduce the federal income taxes for the rich and lean on the middle class for trillions of cuts and give $2 trillion to the military,” said Obama.
The bottom line; it sounded kinda like meaningless b.s. Neither seems to have a real plan to do much of anything different.
“We’ll do what President Clinton did,” they both said more than once. So now Clinton is the universal man with a plan? Not really. He was just the last president when the economy was strong.
Unfortunately for Romney, he has nobody to back up his Republican plans cause the Bush boys are names you can’t even mention today and Ronald Reagan is long gone.
Odd, wasn’t Billy on trial for lying? Oh, doesn’t matter now – he balanced the budget and things were good. Mitt would have to go back to Reagan but most voters don’t remember him anymore. Wow.
Truth be known, neither guy addressed what most Americans problems are.
Credit card debt with monthly payments of 15-30% interest; large house payments on homes no longer valued at what people paid for them 5 or 10 years ago; being forced to pay much larger monthly health care payments monthly for individuals and their families; car and auto insurance payments that are far too high and NO INTEREST ON THEIR SAVINGS, NONE.
HOW ARE THOSE NOT ISSUES, I ASK?
These days CD’s are worthless but credit cards still bang you for 30% interest. WTF?
Oh I know, “Well, people shouldn’t have overspent..blah, blah, blah.”
BUT THEY DID.
So now you want them put out on their ass? It used to be called entrapment.
Small business suffers from less income and tons more bills with city, state and federal taxes taking as much as 35-45% of their monthly income. So of course they can’t afford to hire more employees or give raises. On top of that most small businesses have to set aside money for the state, city or feds for business licenses – in other words legal robbery. Health cards, liquor cards, entertainment certificates, employee testing that means nothing and on and on.
Notice how few there are today. Most successful places for retail, entertainment, or food services are corporate. That way they can lose other people’s money for years before they close.
Again the real problems are, why is my school a prison, crime in America, law enforcements out of control, rules on everything from parking tickets to DUI overloads. All to make a buck and nothing more instead of focusing on real crime.
We’re a nation with deadly serious issues, yet we’re forced to listen to two guys who have no tax plans argue over their tax plans. Two millionaires who “don’t feel our pain.”
I loved it when they used this one: “A lady in Chicago told me her daughter wanted to go to college but she couldn’t afford it cause of her medical expenses so…”
Yeah, like these guys care deeply, like “a guy from Kansas City wanted to know why parking was 35 bucks at Arrowhead. He couldn’t afford it anymore due to his retirement plan being downsized.”
In the end people who liked Obama will think he won, people who like Romney think he won.
Seems being president today is more about a nice smile and handshake then being able to come up with much of any new plan, huh?