I Hope Romney Knows What He is Doing

by Thomas Goldsmith Oppenheimer on August 7, 2012

In an earlier post, I suggested that Romney’s strategy would be to divulge as few specifics about anything until closer to election day. This tactic would force Obama to waste time and energy with vacuous attacks – i.e. Bain Capital, tax returns, and offshore accounts. That prediction seems to have been accurate. Another suggestion was that Romney’s minions would focus on the Obama record for making messes and exacerbating problems. That seems to be fairly accurate as well.

The surprise so far to me has been the relative tameness of Romney’s ads, as well as the energy spent defending the record at Bain and the meaningless tax return distraction.

I would like to see Romney learn a bit from Bill Clinton. Go identify five examples of the small business people who will be hard hit by Obama’s planned tax increase on the ‘wealthy.’ Romney has mentioned that $250,000 in income doesn’t equate to ‘wealthy’ for many small business owners. Have these people detail how the tax increase will influence their reluctance to innovate and expand their businesses. Have these regular folks describe the punitive effects of Obamacare and the expriation of the tax cuts on their desires to grow and expand.

I know I predicted some of the things that have happened so far, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I think Obama’s stated policies and proposals are his most vulnerable areas, and I would like to see Romney educate the citizenry on the logical and destructive effects of what Obama is championing.

Again, don’t give me sound bites and talking heads; show me the people whom will most likely be the most seriously affected. They are out there, and they will be compelling spokesmen for danger of Obama’s policies.

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Håvar Støversten September 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

Dear Reader,

Barack Hussein Obama will win the U.S presidential election in 2012!

I HAVE KNOWN IT FOR ALMOST A YEAR!BUT HOW COULD I HAVE KNOW?
ITs WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE!

Genesis 49:16 “Dan shall judge his people” The tribe of Dan is the Irish, and every other place they have travelled! Mr Obama have Irish ancectry,Romney have not,therefore Obama will Win! Deuteronomy 28:43 where God describes how immigrants who are among us will get higher and higher as we will get further down.
PROPHECYS IN Deuteronomy 28:43 where God describes how immigrants who are among us will get higher and higher as we will get further and further down.

American King James Version Deuteronomy 28:43.
The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

!!REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID CALL NOBODY ON EARTH FATHER!!!
Imagine say to one of the so called founding fathers of the United States that a black man would rule this country and be President for two terms!!!!!

Also very important prophecies Isaiah 3:4 and Isaiah 3:12. Where God describes that children and women rule over the people, Barack Hussein Obama born 4 august 1961. Mitt Romney born March 12, 1947. Obama is younger than Romney, it’s also one of the reasons he win over Romney in November. And when the vice president is published it will be Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton born October 26, 1947.(Completing Isaiah 3:12.)”women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead”

“Children will oppress my people. Women will rule them!.

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.!

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths!

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them!

New Living Translation (©2007)

Childish leaders oppress my people, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you; they send you down the wrong road.

Written by Håvar Støversten!

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byndaletto August 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

yeah, let them bring on a bigger joe the not-a-plumber circus haha

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Motengator August 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I wish the two of them would stop talking about millions and billions and trillions of dollars because numbers like that mean nothing to the average American. I would like to hear Mitt Romney say something like, “I have a program that will save Americans maybe a hundred or two hundred dollars a month,” numbers I can appreciate.

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Thomas Goldsmith Oppenheimer August 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

I hear you. I was speaking to a politically astute person yesterday who shared the following: the revenue generated by the increased taxes on the ‘wealthy’ will fund the government for about 8 days. Furthermore, higher taxes on the small businesses will prompt them to lay off employees and to make up the shortfall with overtime for retained employess, as its cheaper to economize the business model this way. Layoffs actually reduce the tax revenues, etc. and so on.

There must be a way for the conservatives to ‘educate’ the voters. I don’t see enough of that going on. The idea presented in the original post can serve to put a face on the ‘wealthy’ business owners who will be hardest hit. I accept that the plan might backfire, but so long as the picture of all business owners as robber barons prevails, the media will perpetuate the liberal/progressive bias.

The only way to tackle the deficit is to grow the size of the pie. Tax revenues as proposed by Obama don’t even make a dent.

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Erik the Red August 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I’m not so sure. I speak to a lot of Democrats and Liberals (yes, sometimes there’s a difference) and many of them seem convinced that any business owner who hires employees must have gotten into that position by ill means and that the employees are slave laborers who, somehow, deserve an equal share of his/her wealth. To me, it seems like a Left/Right issue that’s split almost down the middle. Parading around some people to demonstrate the destruction of taxation might actually be celebrated and not mourned, sorry to say.

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