The anniversary that Mitt Romney wants to forget

This is pretty funny, and even more damning. It was put together by American Bridge 21st Century, a pro-Democrat PAC to mark the sixth anniversary of the signing of RomneyCare into law in Massachusetts:

I continue to be astonished that the party that claims to see ObamaCare as a fundamental threat to American liberty could nominate a man with this as his signature political achievement.

Are the rest of supposed to just pretend it never happened?

– Jay Bookman

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Mick

April 13th, 2012
8:19 am

So what group of americans will be happy about insurance companies being able to reject you because of preconditions? That’s just one very important issue methinks…

Tax Havens Report: Small Businesses Pay The Price For Big Corporations

April 13th, 2012
8:20 am

When big corporations use offshore tax havens, small businesses pay the price — literally. If they were to cover the cost of corporate abuse of tax havens in 2011, the average U.S. small business would pay $2,116, according to a report released Tuesday by consumer group U.S. PIRG. The estimate is based on Census numbers for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/tax-havens-report_n_1420912.html

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
8:31 am

Corporate abuse???

Ask our Republican experts here, there is NO such thing.

That is merely class warfare being promoted by the moochers in this country against the winners and producers.

…this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations, shall not perish from the earth. ~Mitt Romney

Corporations are people, my friend. ~Thomas Jefferson

Tribute to Trayvon Martin

April 13th, 2012
8:37 am

Joseph

April 13th, 2012
8:41 am

I realize its confusing to you libs but the state level is a little different than the federal level….. Obama has trampled all over the constitution by forcing people to buy healthcare. Plan and simply!

By the way one big difference will be that Obamacare will be struck down by the Supreme Court while Romeycare will be fine on the state level…..

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
8:42 am

From that link at 8:20:

The U.S. Treasury loses an estimated $100 billion a year due to tax haven abuse, with $60 billion of that being tax avoidance by U.S. corporations, according to a Senate investigation. Another study by the GAO found that at least 83 of the top 100 publicly traded corporations use offshore tax havens.

According to a recent survey of 500 small-business owners nationwide conducted by American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority, nine out of 10 small-business owners said U.S. multinationals’ use of loopholes to shift profits to offshore subsidiaries to avoid taxes is a problem. Meanwhile, three-quarters said their small business is harmed when loopholes allow big corporations to avoid taxes, and more than two thirds believe big corporations are not paying their fair share of taxes.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a co-sponsor of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (H.R. 2669), also attended the press conference. “The simple fact of the matter is this: tax breaks for Big Oil, corporate jets, and companies that send jobs overseas have the practical effect of raising taxes on everyone else,” Van Hollen said. “That’s not right. That’s not smart. That’s not fair. And it’s high time we do something about it.”

OF COURSE, it’s not smart.

Unless you’re a fat cat, and then it’s VERY smart to get these middle class, small business owning Republican rubes to pay more…

Lyman Hall

April 13th, 2012
8:43 am

Here is an excellent idea for 2 dollar gas.
.
One moonless night ………..let our Federal overlords mandate that all gas sellers switch their pump prices to LITERS.
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This would work on 98% of the Obama/Romney supporters…………..no?

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
8:44 am

adam: “godless: I have been trying to make the case that the concept of not stealing and not killing comes from a basic human nature of tribe mentality, where we seek to protect ourselves and our own. What is your take?”

Since even the chimpanzee and other great ape societies don’t tolerate it, I’d say you are correct. And they surely didn’t get it from stone tablets brought down from a mountain top.

Lyman Hall

April 13th, 2012
8:47 am

“Afghanistan now world’s top marijuana supplier”
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Question.
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Do U.S. Troops follow the drug trade or does the drug trade follow U.S. troops?
They have quite the doobieous history.

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
8:47 am

I realize its confusing to you Republicans but a boatload of the neocons were absolutely gaga about implementing an individual mandate at the national level until………… they were against it, cuz you know who, wanted it.

Flip.

Flop.

Adam And The Ants – Hoody Two Shoes

Very suspicious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3g5G0PFuXQ

Jm

April 13th, 2012
8:48 am

By the way, jay’s blog post is a direct talking points strategy from the Obama campaign

Jay really is just 99% DNC talking points

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
8:48 am

Little matters like getting your insurance rescinded or not getting any coverage due to pre-existing conditions only affect certain people. People on Medicare or Medicaid are not affected. People with group coverage are not affected. Individuals or small businesses trying to purchase coverage for their family or just a few people are the ones affected because they do not receive the same protections under the law as those on group coverage, etc. Laws tend to be biased toward protecting your voter base and we all know that the older demographic tends to turn out more votes than the younger demographic so you make sure that the older folks have safe and stable insurance coverage and that their investment income is not taxed and you have a winning strategy for an election.

Dems war on women!

April 13th, 2012
8:48 am

Jay why do you all keep running from Hillary Rosen? She is just showing the true colors of the dem party and their hatred for women… Just like blacks they need to stay on the plantation and know their place…..

Fred ™

April 13th, 2012
8:50 am

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
8:44 am

adam: “godless: I have been trying to make the case that the concept of not stealing and not killing comes from a basic human nature of tribe mentality, where we seek to protect ourselves and our own. What is your take?”

Since even the chimpanzee and other great ape societies don’t tolerate it, I’d say you are correct. And they surely didn’t get it from stone tablets brought down from a mountain top.
+++++++++++++++++++++++

You two sure don;t get out much. Geez Godless Heathen, monkeys and apes? Really? You mean you have NEVER sat outside the ape/money house and watched them? The biggest and strongest take whatever the hell they want fro the others and if the others resist they beat the hell out of them. I guess you two never heard of law of the jungle eh?Animals kill each other all the time AND they “steal” from pone another.

That was really weak Heathen lol.

Joseph

April 13th, 2012
8:50 am

Now that the GOP has an obvious winner polls are starting to shape up and its bad news for Obama…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/12/fox-news-poll-romney-edges-obama-as-approval-president-drops/

Jm

April 13th, 2012
8:51 am

The Obama government is a disgrace

See Jamie Dupree’s blog

St Simons- island off the coast of New Somalia

April 13th, 2012
8:52 am

My once great Georgia has pretty much tied a rocket to its ass on
the way to the bottom. I guess its just goin to hell and it doesn’t
want to stand in line with the rest of the Republicans. It has just
blown right by Mississippi, Haiti & Somalia.
Quiz
Of Haiti, Somalia & Georgia, which does NOT have nurses for PreK-K?
ding
Of Haiti, Somalia, & Ga, which just made a “rule” that parents can’t
bring their kids before 7:30 or after 7:50, regardless of jobs, work, etc
w/out a $65 upcharge, even though you PAY them already?
ding ding

I think Ga is trying to run off successful, educated professional people.
I really do. And its working. Have you people up there lost your minds?
I think the St Simons family is coming to a decision.
I’ll have to change my handle here to Amelia, harshing my manhood thing
but that’s ok

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
8:53 am

Can you imagine what could happen to that older voter dynamic if all of a sudden the younger crowd such as the OWS folks started showing up more consistently at the polls. It’s mind boggling.

Jm

April 13th, 2012
8:57 am

Taxpayer

I am the younger crowd

And I think Obama, other than being a decent human being, is pathetic

Doggone/GA

April 13th, 2012
8:58 am

“The biggest and strongest take whatever the hell they want fro the others and if the others resist they beat the hell out of them”

Thus showing that reverse Robinhoodism also has ancient roots

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
8:59 am

Don’t forget folks. If those Bush tax cuts do not get another extension, they expire this year. That means no more $85,000 dollars of tax-free investment income for a retired married couple under 65 taking just the standard deduction.

TaxPayer

April 13th, 2012
9:00 am

What’s wrong, Jm. Are you scared of losing your tax-free investment income once the Bush tax cuts expire.

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
9:02 am

Joseph, we were all having a huge laugh about that Faux News poll last night.

Just dripping with dead red Republicans and Flip leads Barry by a tiny 2% points?

The silly moderate turned neocon is gonna get McCained…

Doggone/GA

April 13th, 2012
9:02 am

“If those Bush tax cuts do not get another extension”

Don’t forget folks…this is an election year

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 13th, 2012
9:03 am

Dems war on women!

April 13th, 2012
8:48 am
Jay why do you all keep running from Hillary Rosen? She is just showing the true colors of the dem party and their hatred for women… Just like blacks they need to stay on the plantation and know their place…..

………..

Foster Friess Romney now a supporter comments on the need for President Obama’s teleprompter to be bullet proof.

and just what kind of “war on…..” is that?

sick puppies

JamVet

April 13th, 2012
9:07 am

Granny, interesting how the racists and bigots crawl out from the Republican woodwork occasionally, huh?

godless heathen

April 13th, 2012
9:08 am

“I guess you two never heard of law of the jungle eh?Animals kill each other all the time AND they “steal” from pone another.

That was really weak Heathen lol.”

You have a point about the stealing within a group in the zoo but let one in the wild go to another group and try to steal and see what he gets. As to killing, if a chimp starts offing members of its own group, he won’t be around long.

Viola Davis

April 13th, 2012
9:36 am

Hypocrite!
This is the “best” political ad President Obama can use in the next election!
Believe it or not, I’m against the mandate.

Don Abernethy

April 13th, 2012
10:00 am

Maybe Romney learned a lesson in Mass that socialized medicine will in no way be equal to the health care we enjoy today. We all make mistakes and I think he realizes that he made a mistake. Of course Obama has never made a mistake??? Bookman has never made a mistake???

Woodstock Mike

April 13th, 2012
10:08 am

So does this mean that liberals support Mitt Romney?

Woodstock Mike

April 13th, 2012
10:09 am

And what is Obama’s most significant political acheivement? Supreme Court shot down Obamacare. The budget he submitted didn’t even get one vote from a Democrat!! LOL

Woodstock Mike

April 13th, 2012
10:11 am

Mark Rubio or Paul Ryan for GOP VP. Does Joe Biden have enough brain power to even possibly debate either of these guys?

Adam

April 13th, 2012
10:53 am

Thulsa: Here is a direct argument made by one of the Occupy Protesters, on a news show no less: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udfYr-UuB8Y

Adam

April 13th, 2012
11:01 am

godless, Fred: There is a difference between our cro-magnon sensibilities, which adds an extra layer of knowing what happens if we are simply reactionary, in a long term sense, perhaps beyond our own memory, and that of an ape tribe. Frankly, ape and monkey tribes did not create entire civilizations through collective effort like we humans did.

But the point is we did that through collective effort, and our collective effort also had a collective sense of what would help promote that collective effort. Part of that was basically deciding not to kill other people within your group, whether you define that in tribal terms, or in larger tribal terms such as city/state/country/world. We decided at the very beginning, collectively, that killing within our own tribe or stealing within our own tribe, all other things equal, was wrong. There are seeming exceptions when it comes to hierarchy, but in fact those exceptions are not actually exceptions but related to basic give and take sets of rules, or the perception that there’s some give and take. In other words, kings may assert divine right, but that creates a tribal separation between the “ruler” and his “people,” if that makes sense.

Difference

April 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

Pretty sure he wants to leave it to the States.