Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Romney Medicare Fraud

Mitt Romney claimed his companies never took government Medicare or Medicaid funds.  A Romney corporation plead guilty to defrauding the government Medicare program.

Mitt Romney is a corporatist who participated in defrauding the federal government:

... Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney’s and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate Crime Reporter thusly: “As manager and board member of Damon Corp, Mitt Romney sits at the center of one of the top 15 corporate crimes of the 1990′s.”

Monday, August 20, 2012

Romney Will Replace Obamacare With What?

Mitt Romney implemented socialized medicine in Massachusetts.  He now claims he will repeal and replace Obamacare, which was modeled on Romneycare.  What does "repeal and replace" mean?  Replace it with what?

This article highlights how Romney should repeal the IRS rule that enforces Obamacare, but Romney isn't talking about repealing the rule because he is only go to replace Obamacare and not completely remove it.
The Romney camp still says Mitt will “repeal[] Obamacare, starting Day One.” If he were serious, he would announce that he will rescind this IRS rule on day one. But the fact that Romney picked Leavitt suggests he really doesn’t mind ObamaCare that much, and that he is just saying whatever he needs to say to get what he wants.
When Romney gets serious about removing Romneycare Obamacare, he will commit to repealing the IRS rule.  Until then, Romney is only pandering to conservatives while he implements liberal ideology.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paul Ryan Is No Conservative

Some Republicans have become excited over presumptive nominee Romney's vice-president pick of Paul Ryan.  After a little research, conservative Republicans are finding that Paul Ryan is not a conservative.  Ryan is an insider who has been in Congress for over a decade.  Ryan, like Obama, voted for the bankster TARP bailout at the expense of the American public.

Paul Ryan even voted for Obama's taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors.  Paul Ryan is a big-government war monger who happens to be registered as a Republican.

The New American wrote:
Ryan voted for all of the big-ticket, budget-busting items of the administration of President George W. Bush, including the No Child Left Behind Act and the prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D, often described as the largest expansion of the welfare state since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Ryan voted to create the new Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration that has harassed air travelers, while making aircraft safe from shoes, belt buckles and grandma's knitting needles. He voted for the PATRIOT Act, giving government enhanced powers for warrantless snooping into the lives of American citizens as well as foreign nationals. Ryan voted for the Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out the "too big to fail" financial institutions and inspired the Tea Party rebellion against big government and "crony capitalism." He backed the auto bailout that turned GM into "Government Motors."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Romney Supports Global Warming Taxation

As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney implemented cap & trade regulations that are favored by Democrats.  Romney bragged about the taxation in a press release:
Massachusetts is the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits ...

Entire press release of Romney implementing cap & trade taxation:

Romney Announces Strict New Clean Air Regulations to Take Effect January 1

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Romney Supports Murder

Several states have death penalties for crimes.  This is a legal process of killing people.  Without an indictment, trial, guilty verdict, and assignment of death penalty, killing is not legal.

Many Christians believe any killing is murder, and therefore those convicted and sentenced to death should instead be incarcerated for life.  Mitt Romney is not a Christian and he supports illegal killing of Americans.

Commenting on the illegal killing of an American who did not have a trial, Mitt Romney praised Obama and stated, "I commend the president, the members of the intelligence community, our service members, and our allies ..."

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan's Budget Increases Deficit

Paul Ryan was announced as the vice-president pick for Mitt Romney.  Many see Paul Ryan as a fiscal conservative, yet his proposed budget increases taxes & spending while increasing the deficit.  Slowing down the rate of spending does not reduce spending, it reduces the rate of increase in spending.  Paul Ryan is not a fiscal conservative.

Ryan budget plan doesn't actually slash the budget
Here are a few little-known facts about Paul Ryan's supposedly slash-and-burn budget plan.
  • Government spending increases almost every year over the next decade. 
  • Tax and other revenue rises year after year.    
  • The 10-year deficit is still $3 trillion.  

Paul Ryan Shows "Flexibility on Policy"

The Wall Street Journal portrays Paul Ryan's flexibility in a good light.

"Mr. Ryan voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Bush-era Medicare prescription-drug benefit and an early, limited version of what became the auto-industry bailout. In addition, he voted against President Barack Obama's stimulus ..."

Paul Ryan voted for the TARP bankster bailout (along with McCain and Obama).
Paul Ryan voted for expansion of Medicare.
Paul Ryan voted for the auto industry bailout.
Paul Ryan voted for Obama's deficit spending.

On that record, Paul Ryan is a big-government liberal.

Romney Wants Gay Boy Scout Leaders

Mitt Romney thinks he can manage everything, even the Boy Scouts of America.  The Boy Scouts is a private organization, and Mitt Romney should keep his liberal gay opinions to himself.  With all of Romney's moral flip-flops (for abortion, for gun control), he doesn't have the moral credentials to be President of the USA.  He should go back to being president of his own trust funds.

August 2012 news report of Mitt Romney advocating for gay Boy Scout troop leaders:

Romney Says Boy Scouts Should Admit Homosexuals
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week reiterated his view that the Boy Scouts of America should admit homosexuals as Scouts and Scout leaders.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romney Staffer Defends Romneycare

A Romney spokesperson defended Romneycare and suggested it is a useful way to provide health care.  Romney and Obama both support mandatory, forced, purchases of health care.  The conservative's hope they Romney's flip-flopping on health care would stick with a conservative stance has been shown to be mistaken.

Romney Spokesperson Touts Massachusetts’ Individual Mandate

"... suggested that she would have been eligible for government-subsidized insurance under Romneycare ..."

Friday, August 3, 2012

Romney Fails To Excite

Mitt Romney is not a credible candidate for President.  His business experience aside, Romey's legislative record in Massachusetts shows he is a flip-flopper who supported abortion and gun control.  That Romney is failing to excite the base of conservative Republicans is no surprise, as Romney's records shows he is not a conservative.

In Tight Iowa Race, Romney Struggles to Excite G.O.P. Base

... Romney faces a worrisome undercurrent here: that the grass-roots elements who animated the Iowa caucuses — including evangelical Christians, Ron Paul supporters and Tea Party members — are not fully behind his candidacy in a battle that will be determined partly on who turns out his party’s base. “He just doesn’t seem to connect well, and I’m not sure he’s a strong enough candidate, to be very, very honest,” said Steve Boender, a farmer here in southeast Iowa, who supported Rick Santorum in the state caucus. 

... whether Mr. Romney — who once backed universal health care and supported abortion rights — can generate the excitement needed to draw these voters to the polls is a question that worries some Republicans. ...