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Throughout the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney has touted business acumen as his primary qualification for the presidency. He claims, as a result of his 15-year stint as CEO at Bain Capital, to know how to create jobs and fix the economy. He is not, however, in the same class as CEOs whose businesses grew as a result of hard work, building consumer confidence in their goods and services. They are not CEOs whose leadership climbed over the backs of others to achieve success.

David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget, calls Romney “not a businessman” but a “master financial speculator.” Stockman says …

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Mitt Romney’s view and the Republican platform differ on abortion. Romney said: “I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.” The 2012 Republican Party platform, however, does not address these issues. The platform’s author, James Bopp, sidesteps the issue when pressed for clarification. Republicans are in favor of a constitutional amendment banning abortion and say that they will act to defund organizations that advocate or facilitate abortions. Romney agrees, says that he would “get rid” of public funding of Planned Parenthood.
On the other hand …

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Romney’s Big Bird metaphor reflects his support for defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). But his metaphor has far-reaching implications. It also symbolizes his position on a bill a House Appropriations Subcommittee passed that would cut $1.3 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services. The bill reduces or eliminates funding for important healthcare provisions as well as CPB.

“Among other provisions, the bill terminates …

Read full article here: Romney, Republicans, Will Defund Programs That Help Children with Lifesaving Care

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How many warnings does it take from scientist, environmentalist, and other knowledgeable people, or presidents and politicians, before the United States and its citizens take the ever-looming energy crisis seriously? Domestic production of oil and gas are up. Mitt Romney supports subsidies for ethanol, supports the coal industry, supports building the Keystone XL pipeline, and wants to expand oil and gas drilling. But fossil fuels are poisoning us. The continued drive to produce energy derived from fossil fuel only diverts efforts to develop clean energy.

Read article here: Energy Crisis: No Energy Plan; Dependence on Fracking, Offshore Drilling, Pipelines

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