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OP-ED: McManus: Romney's Arithmetic Problem


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, usa, obama, republicans, elections, dishonesty, americans, government, candidates, media, news, politics )

Cal
- 1104 days ago - latimes.com
His defense numbers don't add up with the rest of his platform.



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John Gregoire (280)
Monday June 25, 2012, 5:20 am
That's how you get rich Cal! One for you, three for me -see it's all even.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2012, 5:54 am
Noted.
 

Robert Irons (12)
Monday June 25, 2012, 5:58 am
Great story Cal thanks!
 

JM A. (176)
Monday June 25, 2012, 6:28 am
MAY HE BLUNDER FOWARD OVER & OVER AGAIN...MAY THE WHISTLE BLOWERS CALL HIM ON HIS LIES AND SELFISH EQUATIONS....MAY HE FAIL.
 

JL A. (286)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:44 am
Seems like no intent to be a viable budget for implementation--just political rhetoric
 

TomCat S. (224)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:20 am
Rmoney thinks his Etch-a-Sketch is an abacus. ;-)
 

Mitchell D. (133)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:23 pm
Romney is engaging in political posing. On the other hand, isn't he representing the dolts who want to maintain the tax breaks for the very wealthy, while also, now, proposing to inflate the already puffed up pentagon budget?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 1:28 am
Is there no end to this man's folly?.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 9:58 am
It's Nit-Wit Mitt!
 

Scarlett P. (126)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:58 am
The ever-growing list of Barack Obama gaffes and blunders

Here are the highlights of Obama Gaffes and mistakes

Obama calls the British Embassy, the “English Embassy”

Obama calls Navy Corpsman (pr. core-man) “corpse-man”

Obama says there are “57 States”

Obama claimed that “America built the Intercontinental Railroad”

Obama says that he bowled a 129 and compared it to the Special Olympics

Obama said, “John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith”

On Memorial Day Obama said, “I see many of the fallen heroes in the audience here today as we celebrate Memorial Day”

In a speech in Kansas Obama that said, “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed,” –referring to a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people. Oops, a bit overstated?

Major Blunder: Obama toasts the Queen of England while the Orchestra plays the UK’s national Anthem, “God Save The Queen

Obama Signs wrong year the London’s Westminster Abbey quest book. Off by 3 years.

Obama joked, “I don’t know what the term is in Austrian” for “wheeling and dealing.” There is no Austrian language!

Obama said his “Obamacare reforms we seek would bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system.” YIKES! A major Freudian slip in all its glory!

Obama bows to world leaders

Michelle Obama hugs the queen! YIKES!


But don't forget blundering obama... LOL
 

JL A. (286)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 12:10 pm
I guess he viewed it as rhetoric so staff were not required to make it even seem like a viable alternative perhaps?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 12:33 pm
Greed...Mitt has it. His handlers have it. The 1%.

I'm seeing an emerging problem. As if FOX wasn't already a main cause of our pRoblems, Congress critters are now starting to quote FOX as if it were a pool of integrity and not the propaganda machine it is. Even McSame! OMG!

I've been convinced that the dumbing down has reached what we think of as the top. These young guys are like watching the brain washed attempting to fool us into believing they're really trying to help. They've NEVER been educated. Just indoctrinated.
 

Gene Jacobson (266)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:22 pm
"Using Congressional Budget Office estimates for future GDP, Romney's plan would boost core defense spending to about $945 billion in 2021 — about 53% more than the $618 billion proposed in Obama's defense plan for that year."

He's a fool. At 618 billion our budget is already 5 times China's, which is second and which is double Russia's which is third in military spending. What could Mittens be planning to do with the excess? A little war of his own with Iran? Or just more obnoxious saber rattling around the world in general. Just what we need a loose idiot with a cannon! He can't add, he can't answer a straight question and he thinks we're going to give him near a trillion dollars in military hardware to bully the world with? The way he bullied other kids as a kid? Somebody ought hold HIM down, and give him a well-deserved spanking, for being such a flaming fool...
 

Wayne W. (12)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:36 pm
"And [Mr. Romney] says the country needs about 100,000 more active-duty military personnel than the current 1.4 million". Yes, for the war with Iran.

"Romney's argument is that only increased U.S. military power can guarantee peace in the world. " Yes, peace can only be achieved by always being at war.

Mr. Romney's motto: War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 3:50 pm
The math is simple: Romney can't and won't win in November.
 

Carlene V. (198)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 3:55 pm
Not to worry, he'll just come up with different numbers to make all the dummies who'll likely vote for him even more confused. That's how the rethugs like their voters, confused and uninformed...
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:23 am
I really do not think it is Romney's math that is off. The problem is that he has told so many different lies to so many different groups that there is simply no longer any way for him to keep track of them let alone for 2+2 to equal 4. Hell even leaving out basic math there is no possible way for Mitt the Mornon to be demanding "smaller government" and pimping the old Repug lie about fiscal responsibility while growing the Size And Cost of the DOD. Same Damn bullshit has come from the mouths of every Damn Repug since Eisenhower and EVERY DAMN REPUG HAS GROWN THE SIZE AND COST OF GOVERNMENT, MORE THAN DEMS, AND INCREASED THE DEFICIT AND DEBT AT THE SAME TIME.
 
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