Thursday, October 04, 2012

Mitt Romney, The Debate, and Medicare

  First off, Mitt was in school-yard bully mode during the debate with his constant interruption of President Obama and his near temper-tantrum attitude. With his constant rapid eye blinking, he looked as if he’d done an eight-ball of cocaine before hitting the stage, and he acted the same way.

   I take it that the Mormon religion does not follow “ thou shalt not bare false witness…” because Mitt did plenty of it last night. So what’s new, right?

  On Medicare

Obama: The essence of the plan is he would turn Medicare into a voucher program…

Moderator: And you don’t support that.

Obama: I don’t. And let me explain why.

Romney: [Interrupting] Again, that’s for future people…

Obama: I understand.

Romney: … not for current retirees.

Obama: So, [looks directly at T.V. audience] if you’re 54 or 55 you might want to listen, because this will affect you.

While Obama wants people to listen up, Romney actually said during the Medicare debate that people approaching retirement (whose benefits won’t change) could “stop listening” — as if being old means you’re so self-centered that you don’t care about your children’s and grandchildren’s futures, and beyond.     

But, if you were looking for substance, Romney’s not your candidate. He said things that sounded nice, such as, with him, you’ll be “free to pursue your dreams,” or he’ll “get incomes up” and cut the deficit while cutting taxes for “middle income” Americans (who, according to Romney, earn up to $250,000 per year).

However, Romney has no explanation or plan for how he will achieve any of these rosy outcomes, outside of the ubiquitous “tax cuts” for “job creators,” a myth already proven false.