Romney vs. Obama What's the difference?

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    Is this a serious thread or just another cynical one?

    The two men offer different kinds of budgets, just for starters.

    Their views on social values have differences, too.

    They are beholden to corporate forces, and those are different as well.
     
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    The video shows that on nearly every issue they have identical positions. They even have the same script.

    P.S. They also have the same corporate backers.
     
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    While both men hold debt obligations sacrosanct, one would redistribute wealth and income and each would distribute debt burden differently. Obama would place it on the household and productive sector and use politics to allocate cuts in government benefits, while Romney would draw it from the public sector and tax loopholes. Neither discusses fiddling with the financial sector. Obama wants government led investment to inject purchasing power -- with savings from oil exports helping slow increase of debt. Romney wants the usual cutting of regulations and lower taxes -- and what else? I haven't really heard this reported much in the news.
     
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    two sides of the same coin. One is big military and corporation. The other is big welfare. I think this is what the OP is suggesting. Either way our debt is probably going to continue to ballon over the next 4 years. Vote 3rd party if you don't like either of them.
     
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    I think back when Mitt was a Moderate and didn't follow Santorum down the Right Wing Extremism Road to gain the nomination, they were quite alike on a lot of issues.
    Things that only the extremist want to make issues of, Romney left alone. Birth control, re-defining life and fighting Roe v. Wade, gay marriage etc... are examples of things The Center would prefer not even be issues. Add to that, the differences in their views on Corporations are People, Citizens United, Graham-Leach-Bliley, Oil Subsidies etc.... and you obviously have to VERY DIFFERENT candidates.

    (Clue: Do you notice how much younger Mitt-Flop looks in the videos?)
     
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    The problem is both of them add to the deficit. Romney's plan adds 3 trillion to the deficit, Obama's is something like 9 trillion. Yeah obama's might be slightly worse but I honestly don't see Romney changing any of the policies in place right now that would alleviate the problem. His rhetoric is nearly identical to Obama's so it is hard to see a clear difference. If they have the same goals does it really matter how they get there?
     
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    9 trillion is "slightly" worse than 3 trillion? I'd say it was A LOT worse. That's 3 time's Romney's plan! I also don't think their goals are the same..at all. Besides, at least Romney knows business. He knows what businesses need to thrive and to put people to work. Obama doesn't know the first thing about it, even after 3 yrs of supposedly trying to fix the economy.
     

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