Romney-Obama Debate Thread

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    if by compromise you mean he chose not to fight a losing battle in the courts, yeah, he compromised.

    he had nothing to do with unemployment rate in mass for good or bad. he neither creatred nor eliminated any jobs.

    the governor of mass by law has to balance the budget. he raised every fee in the state multiple times. you can call that not raising taxes technically, but it's raising taxes in everything but name.
     
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    bill weld had approval ratings in the 70% range. Weld ended the state's borrowing, controlled Medicaid spending, reduced property taxes and balanced seven budgets in a row

    he won reelection by the highest margin of any governor in the history of mass.

    he's a republican

    try harder
     
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    Maybe it would be fun to watch Paul and Obama both blame American for the worlds ills.
     
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    it's Obama's fault
     
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    Weld was one of a string of Republican governors and served not long after Massachusetts supported Ronald Reagan twice. And he took over when Massachusetts was having even worse financial problems than it did a decade later. But that was a much different and less hateful political climate than you found during the Bush years when Mitt served. So yes Weld did well in Massachusetts, but probably would not have been nearly as popular if he had served when Mitt served. I was referring to current times when partisanship is much more viscious than it was then.
     
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    I'm sure that's all you would glean from it.
     
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    LOL! "Would have" LOL! :rolleyes: Nevermind that 'how' part.
     
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    why use fiscal years on the deficit figures and not use fiscal year on the debt figures? shouldn't you at least be consistent and use fiscal years on both?
     
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    the total avg. tax burden on massachusetts residents was 9.6% when Romney took office and was 10.2% when he left office.......

    He raised taxes to balance the budget....fees ARE taxes.

    He raised taxes on businesses bigtime....he called them closing tax loopholes, but net result.... he RAISED taxes on those businesses.
     
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    That's reason enough to vote for him right there.
     

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