That's what I'm worried about, "our way of life". I'm not sure which way the wind will blow me on this election. Supporting Rommey would make me eat my words that I've written in this thread regarding Obama when he ran for office. If both, or we, are dedicated Red, White and Blue loving Americans, why don't they (we) just work together for our greater good.
Hot Tea, list what is at "stake" in this election, please, for me. I'm being genuine. I really want to know because I'm confused. We are divided in my home about it. I think the whole taxation issue needs repair.
Sweet Tea, America is broke and in decline. Romney offers some hope, whereas obama not only offers no hope, but he will accelerate the decline and bankruptcy of the country.
obama took Bush's worst budget deficit and doubled to tripled it. He refuses to cut spending, even a little, and ignored his own Simpson-Bowles Commission study and recommendations on how to reduce the deficit. If you think about it, nothing else matters. The Republicans always cave in to obama, but at least Romney is a businessman who knows you can't spend more than you take in forever.
obama believes government is the one and only answer. He doesn't understand or believe in capitalism, distrusts it, and believes corporations should do the government's bidding. He expouses Marxian economic concepts such his heartfelt belief that anyone who got rich did so because they exploited the poor workers. Read the principles of Marxism, and they sound just like obama. He even choose to kick off his official campaign on Karl Marx's birthday, and selected the socialist slogan forward as his campaign motto. Even Bill Clinton and Cory Booker have had to put obama in his place. obama's recent statement that the private sector is just fine is indicative of his mistaken beliefs. Romney at least understands capitalism and is not hostile to it like obama is.
obama is the most divisive president I have ever known. He pits rich against poor, black against white, women against men, young against old. He demonizes everyone and everything which does not conform to his view of life. Romney at least will not purposely try to divide America against itself.
obama and his wife have no respect for America, American priciples, or the American way of life - in fact, they have nothing but contempt for it. obama's recent release of classified military information to make himself look good is an example. So was obama's release of classified information about enhanced interrogation a few years back. He rammed obamacare down peoples' throat by misusing a 60 vote rule to get it passed (was supposed to be used only to unlock budget impasses). He tried to intimidate the Supreme Court from ruling that obamacare is unconstitutional. He is a dictator at heart and views himself as royalty. Romney at least is loyal to America.
obama will never reform the tax code unless it is to increase the redistributive aspects of the code. Romney will at least consider tax refom.
obama will never reform entitlements, but medicare and social security are not actuarilly sound. They were developed in a different era with different demographics of the ratio of workers to retirees, and a much shorter life expectancy. Romney has stated he will reform them in order to save them. obama instead will bankrupt them and the pain will be much greater later on.
Under obama, there will be nobody to bail America out when it goes bankrupt. They only way out will be massive inflation, to make the debt seem smaller. Massive inflation is the cruelest tax of all, and your way of life is highly unlikely to survive.