Last edited by Qui Shon; July 18 2012 at 12:31:57 PM.
Tanks are like Pokemon, gotta collect 'em all.....
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I think Obama campaign know what they are doing. They've been preparing to run against Romney for four years (that's he reason why Obamacare is direct copy of Romneycare, they wanted to completely neutralize him on that issue). What's going on now is targeted toward pundits and to put Romney on the defensive. It's like artillery bombardment before main attack. The stuff aimed toward the regular voters will start in September. Here is just a preview, this time from DNC:
Wat?The consensus is that he hasn't paid ANY taxes for at least one year.
Looks like he was offsetting his income from carried interest (which has ridiculously low tax rates to begin with) using "investment losses" in 2009, when stock and real estate markets tanked.
By releasing his tax returns he not only paints himself as member of 0.001%, he will also draw attention to how most of the oligarchs are gaming the system.
P.S. Note that the above link is from January, so this "zero tax" issue have been simmering for a while. Here is a more recent link, from far-left magazine, known as "Businessweek"
Last edited by Don Rumata; July 18 2012 at 05:26:25 PM.
Either way: Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas ... the Republicans are really lining up a mass of failed states under their governance since 2010. They may buy themselves a senate in Kansas this time, but by the time those tax and spending cuts are going to really bite home, there will be a price to pay. One can only hope it will be fatal for the Republicans without too much damage done ...
Things looking very poorly for Romney right now ... I just hope it will arc over to the rest of the Republican party as well ...
On a gold standard it's harder to rack up quite such an astronomical debt. It's not such a crazy idea. What's crazy is having an economy based largely on stockbrokers gambling everything who then apparently you have to bail out when it all fucks up. And then the year after they fuck up they all give themselves record bonuses. Now yes, at this point it would be very hard to backtrack all this shit and even start going back to something more sensible, but it's not impossible. There just isn't the will for it, they would rather not make any hard decisions, kick the bucket down the road and hope that the next crash comes on a different president's watch so he can get the blame.
Last edited by Al Simmons; July 18 2012 at 07:45:32 PM.