Comments on: Obama Defends Supporters, B Sides of Romney Tapes, Meet The 47 Percent, Virginia is for Outliers? (PM Note) http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:57:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: DaveG53 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/#comment-28574568 DaveG53 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:12:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=814364#comment-28574568 Two of the most critical subjects in this election are 1) The Economy and 2) Foreign Policy. I read Romney's economic plan and it does not help the middle class. Top down tax cuts and further cuts in capital gains do not help the working man. It is the 100 million plus working men and women who keep the economy going. Entrepeneurs and quality business-people are a VERY IMPORTANT part of this. However, they must realize they need the working class to achieve their goals. For the working class to focus more on the employers goals they need to have their own BASIC NEEDS met. On the business side I understand they need to profit from their efforts or there is no sense in doing it. However, there are too many ways for people or businesses to make money without producing a product or providing a service. An investor who puts $100,000 in the market, watches the ticker go up, then sells it at $130,000 is one such example. If this is LEGITIMATE income it should be taxed as such and not at 15% or lower. If the same example produced a loss, that loss would be taken off personal income taxes at the higher rate, not 15%. It is always a win-win situation for those who have not contributed. Saying "everyone" has the same opportunity to invest is false. First, the average person cannot afford to put thousands in the market and secondly, the trading rules favor the institutional and wealthy investors. They can trade after the closing bell whereas the little guy cannot. They have priority in IPO's whereas the little guy does not. There are many more unfair rules. On Foreign Policy it is important to show impartiality and a willingness to listen to all nations. We do not need someone saying "this country is our enemy" and "I will crack down on that country." We need LEVEL HEADED leadership. Life in these countries is not Black and White. Foreign views and needs are as important to them as our views and needs are to us. Our leadership needs to understand that. I am sorry but I do not see the characteristics in Mr. Romney that would truly improve America. On a broader scale I believe level headed leadership is absent throughout Congress as well. Two of the most critical subjects in this election are 1) The Economy and 2) Foreign Policy. I read Romney’s economic plan and it does not help the middle class. Top down tax cuts and further cuts in capital gains do not help the working man. It is the 100 million plus working men and women who keep the economy going. Entrepeneurs and quality business-people are a VERY IMPORTANT part of this. However, they must realize they need the working class to achieve their goals. For the working class to focus more on the employers goals they need to have their own BASIC NEEDS met. On the business side I understand they need to profit from their efforts or there is no sense in doing it. However, there are too many ways for people or businesses to make money without producing a product or providing a service. An investor who puts $100,000 in the market, watches the ticker go up, then sells it at $130,000 is one such example. If this is LEGITIMATE income it should be taxed as such and not at 15% or lower. If the same example produced a loss, that loss would be taken off personal income taxes at the higher rate, not 15%. It is always a win-win situation for those who have not contributed. Saying “everyone” has the same opportunity to invest is false. First, the average person cannot afford to put thousands in the market and secondly, the trading rules favor the institutional and wealthy investors. They can trade after the closing bell whereas the little guy cannot. They have priority in IPO’s whereas the little guy does not. There are many more unfair rules. On Foreign Policy it is important to show impartiality and a willingness to listen to all nations. We do not need someone saying “this country is our enemy” and “I will crack down on that country.” We need LEVEL HEADED leadership. Life in these countries is not Black and White. Foreign views and needs are as important to them as our views and needs are to us. Our leadership needs to understand that. I am sorry but I do not see the characteristics in Mr. Romney that would truly improve America. On a broader scale I believe level headed leadership is absent throughout Congress as well.

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By: Rick McDaniel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/#comment-28573911 Rick McDaniel Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:54:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=814364#comment-28573911 Letterman orchestrated Obama's visit, right down to every last person in his audience being hand selected to favor Obama. Letterman is aiding the dictator, on the network, that is aiding the dictator. Letterman orchestrated Obama’s visit, right down to every last person in his audience being hand selected to favor Obama.

Letterman is aiding the dictator, on the network, that is aiding the dictator.

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By: william barber http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/#comment-28570647 william barber Wed, 19 Sep 2012 03:00:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=814364#comment-28570647 Americans it should be obvious that Mitt Romney intends to take care of the 1% god help you if your in the 99%. Americans it should be obvious that Mitt Romney intends to take care of the 1% god help you if your in the 99%.

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By: modernline http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/#comment-28570563 modernline Wed, 19 Sep 2012 02:43:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=814364#comment-28570563 Romney is winning 47-45 and leading in swing states! Media are all Obama's people. They purposely don't show what is going on in the world. There is a war with Muslim people in 20 countries, 4 American citizens are dead including american Ambassador, they are burning american flags meanwhile Obama is dancing with JZ and Beyonce and raising money for his campaign. Iran is going to have nuclear bomb in 6 months, and all they talk is about video of Romney talking about 47% that are gov victims and criticize Romney for that. Finally somebody said the TRUTh. Obama is a drug dealer of welfare. The 47% of the people will vote for Obama just like Drug addict will continue get stoned. 47% are on the welfare! If Obama is reelected we will have much more government dependency. And what happens when 47% become 51%? Then we have socialism and dictatorship -this is where Obama is taking us..WAKE UP AMERICA!!!! Watch FOX NEWS and then you will see what is going on in the world. Romney is winning 47-45 and leading in swing states! Media are all Obama’s people. They purposely don’t show what is going on in the world. There is a war with Muslim people in 20 countries, 4 American citizens are dead including american Ambassador, they are burning american flags meanwhile Obama is dancing with JZ and Beyonce and raising money for his campaign. Iran is going to have nuclear bomb in 6 months, and all they talk is about video of Romney talking about 47% that are gov victims and criticize Romney for that. Finally somebody said the TRUTh. Obama is a drug dealer of welfare. The 47% of the people will vote for Obama just like Drug addict will continue get stoned. 47% are on the welfare! If Obama is reelected we will have much more government dependency. And what happens when 47% become 51%? Then we have socialism and dictatorship -this is where Obama is taking us..WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!
Watch FOX NEWS and then you will see what is going on in the world.

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By: Catherine http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obama-defends-supporters-b-sides-of-romney-tapes-meet-the-47-percent-virginia-is-for-outliers-pm-note/#comment-28569598 Catherine Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:23:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=814364#comment-28569598 To Romney - And the rich aren't moochers? They need the middle class to work for them - oh I forget they decided that Americans wanted too much pay so they went overseas to find cheap workers. They created part of the problem. So the whole world needs to be rich - then who would actually work? Might I remind you that quite a few wealthy people put their children in public schools - are they moochers too because they rely on government help to educate their children. Everyone needs to put their children through private school????? His comments make no sense and they are stupid and cruel. Things happen people need help this is life - there are senior citizens who have worked their entire life -seriously - what is wrong with this man. Too bad life isn't full of perfect (ha ha) rich people. Disgusted with Mit Romney and the whole group of politicians in general! To Romney – And the rich aren’t moochers? They need the middle class to work for them – oh I forget they decided that Americans wanted too much pay so they went overseas to find cheap workers. They created part of the problem.
So the whole world needs to be rich – then who would actually work? Might I remind you that quite a few wealthy people put their children in public schools – are they moochers too because they rely on government help to educate their children. Everyone needs to put their children through private school????? His comments make no sense and they are stupid and cruel. Things happen people need help this is life – there are senior citizens who have worked their entire life -seriously – what is wrong with this man. Too bad life isn’t full of perfect (ha ha) rich people. Disgusted with Mit Romney and the whole group of politicians in general!

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