Comments on: Obama, Romney Pledge to ‘Stay In Touch’ at White House Lunch http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:48:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: fox free http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29666973 fox free Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:18:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29666973 It is mathematical fact----------------Right-wingers cannot tell the difference between fact and opinion. It is mathematical fact—————-Right-wingers cannot tell the difference between fact and opinion.

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By: fox free http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29666963 fox free Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:16:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29666963 Posted by: Karl D | November 30, 2012, 9:08 am We don't pay any attention to the opinion pages of the WSJ anymore. They're bogus and totally biased. Posted by: Karl D | November 30, 2012, 9:08 am

We don’t pay any attention to the opinion pages of the WSJ anymore. They’re bogus and totally biased.

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By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29665700 newcountryman Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:16:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29665700 Notice Obama avoided the whole Medicare problem during the campaign? People are so naive. Notice Obama avoided the whole Medicare problem during the campaign? People are so naive.

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By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29665685 newcountryman Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:15:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29665685 I predict that one of Obama's lasting legacies from his second term is the nationalization of energy resources. First will be natural gas. Coal is already a given. I predict that one of Obama’s lasting legacies from his second term is the nationalization of energy resources. First will be natural gas. Coal is already a given.

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By: Karl D http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29665602 Karl D Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:08:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29665602 Meanwhile . . . GOP MATH (2012-2012): John Boehner & Mitch McConnell Plan = Privattizing Social Security + “Voucherizing” Medicare The Result: REPUBLICANS’ LEADERSHIP = EATING CAT FOOD IN YOUR OLD AGE! Posted by: I-Vote | November 29, 2012, 4:45 pm 4:45 pm WSJ: "The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees' future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security was $7 trillion. Nothing like that figure is used in calculating the deficit. In reality, the reported budget deficit is less than one-fifth of the more accurate figure." Did you get that? The entire economy is $15 trillion. The accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security alone -- and most of it is Medicare -- is half the economy each and every year. Put that in your head and consider that this would mean that just to keep even we would have to more than triple the existing amount of tax collected, raising total taxation to more than 60% of the economy! It is simply impossible for the promises made through Medicare to be kept. That is not conjecture, it is not able to be fixed with taxation, it is not a matter of opinion. It is mathematical fact. You're not going to get Medicare, unless (1) you're getting it now and (2) you're reasonably close to death. For everyone else what you have been promised and what you're going to get are very different, and there is exactly nothing you can do about it. There is also no "gradual" way to deal with it. Meanwhile . . . GOP MATH (2012-2012):

John Boehner & Mitch McConnell Plan =
Privattizing Social Security + “Voucherizing” Medicare

The Result: REPUBLICANS’ LEADERSHIP = EATING CAT FOOD IN YOUR OLD AGE!

Posted by: I-Vote | November 29, 2012, 4:45 pm 4:45 pm

WSJ: “The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security was $7 trillion. Nothing like that figure is used in calculating the deficit. In reality, the reported budget deficit is less than one-fifth of the more accurate figure.”

Did you get that?

The entire economy is $15 trillion.

The accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security alone — and most of it is Medicare — is half the economy each and every year. Put that in your head and consider that this would mean that just to keep even we would have to more than triple the existing amount of tax collected, raising total taxation to more than 60% of the economy!

It is simply impossible for the promises made through Medicare to be kept. That is not conjecture, it is not able to be fixed with taxation, it is not a matter of opinion.

It is mathematical fact.

You’re not going to get Medicare, unless (1) you’re getting it now and (2) you’re reasonably close to death. For everyone else what you have been promised and what you’re going to get are very different, and there is exactly nothing you can do about it.

There is also no “gradual” way to deal with it.

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By: newcountryman http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29658570 newcountryman Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29658570 Obama probably wants to know how those off shore accounts work. Obama probably wants to know how those off shore accounts work.

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By: Greggw http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29657634 Greggw Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:14:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29657634 Romney will be the answer to a trivia question that no one will get right a year or two from now. Romney will be the answer to a trivia question that no one will get right a year or two from now.

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By: I-Vote http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29657460 I-Vote Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:45:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29657460 Meanwhile . . . GOP MATH (2012-2012): John Boehner & Mitch McConnell Plan = Privattizing Social Security + "Voucherizing" Medicare The Result: REPUBLICANS' LEADERSHIP = EATING CAT FOOD IN YOUR OLD AGE! Meanwhile . . . GOP MATH (2012-2012):

John Boehner & Mitch McConnell Plan =
Privattizing Social Security + “Voucherizing” Medicare

The Result: REPUBLICANS’ LEADERSHIP = EATING CAT FOOD IN YOUR OLD AGE!

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By: liberalmobdemon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/obama-romney-pledge-to-stay-in-touch-at-white-house-lunch/#comment-29657411 liberalmobdemon Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:35:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827133#comment-29657411 "White turkey " . I hope Mitt got the message . “White turkey ” . I hope Mitt got the message .

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