Mitt Romney’s 59 economic reforms
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Colorado one of 7 super swing states in 2012 presidential election
Colorado is one of the seven "super swing states" that President Obama and his Republican opponent will fight over in next year's presidential election, says Larry J. Sabato.
So we'll see much more of the candidates than most other states between now and November 2012.
In 2010, Ken Buck and Tom Tancredo proved that social issue radicals like Perry can't win Colorado. Three smart, good government Republicans---Walker Stapleton, John Suthers and Scott Gessler, won the other three statewide races. State Treasurer Stapleton, Attorney General Suthers and former Gov. Bill Owens are supporting Romney.
That tells you who the successful politicians think will win in 2012.
Jennifer Rubin likes my 8 ideas for stimulating the economy and hiring
Every Friday, Jennifer Rubin, the Right Turn blogger on the Washington Post web site, asks her readers a question. On Sundays, she picks one or two answers posted by commenters on her blog and comments on the thread that she started.
This week's question: "What does [Rick] Perry need to do to maintain his momentum and begin to minimize doubts about his electability?"
This morning she picked two answers. My post about my eight ideas for stimulating consumer spending and hiring was one of the two answers she picked out of a bunch of good comments that followed her question. That thread is here. My slightly edited and expanded version of my comment, which I posted on this blog, is here.
Rubin summarized the answers this way:
I was struck by two important assumptions running through the answers. First, unlike many in the right blogosphere, the readers did not dismiss criticisms of Perry out of hand or characterize them as creations of the liberal media. They want to put Perry through the paces, and they understand there are real concerns about his candidacy. Second, it is apparent that readers are sick of platitudes and one-liners; they want detailed proposals and an explanation as to how the candidate’s background equips him to deal with our current national challenges. If Right Turn readers are representative of the Republican primary electorate, the party is in very good hands. The primary process is a time for not only choosing, but probing and testing.
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How Eric Cantor Republicans can stimulate consumer spending, jobs
U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is promising to work with President Obama to stimulate consumer spending that is needed to create jobs, and he asked for comments on his response to Friday's dismal jobs report. I doubt that President Zero really wants to work with Cantor or the Republicans, because that would cost him the support of the House Progressive Caucus and the Hard Left.
I posted this comment, which I've edited and expanded a bit:
How to stimulate consumption that will cause businesses to hire more people:
Al Gore’s global warming alarmists attack a skeptic
Global warming skeptics know that Al Gore's global warming alarmists use bad data, rigged computer models and poor science to convince gullible politicians like George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman that humans play significant roles in warming earth.
Roy Spencer recently published an article that may totally undermine the propaganda spready by Gorean alarmists. So they're attacking his integrity and science with the kind of vicious and sensless posts on his blog that you would expect to find in the comments sections of the NY Times and Washington Post.
Editor in chief of Remote Sensing resigns from fallout over our paper, by Roy W. Spencer.
Barack Obama’s running for president of his 6th grade class (His grades are a secret)
President Barack Obama is looking very juvenile today after trying to shut down the Republican's long-scheduled joint apperance on Sept. 7. Having been put in his place by Speaker Boehner, the president will give his latest campaign speech before a joint session of Congress next Thursday, Sept. 8.
Obama's an empty suit, even with
Mitt Romney says President Obama is confused; U.S. near ‘profound economic misery’
Mitt Romney has attacked President Obama's confusion and warned that the country is near profound economoic misery, the Washington Post reports.
What Romney is saying that if he's elected president, he would end the confusion and he would be a hands on Commander in Chief of cutting waste out of defense spending and using the savings to maintain the country's military strength. He also went after Rick Perry as a career politician. Perry is known as a hands-off leader who delegates the job of figuring out how to get things done.
Michele Bachmann pioneers YouTube advertising in Iowa
Michele Bachmann's campaign is doing pioneering Google and YouTube targeted advertising in Iowa, Politico reports.
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What are Rick Perry’s and Michele Bachmann’s religious beliefs?
Christians and non Christians are asking whether Rick Perry and Michele Bachman advocate Dominism of America by Christians. It isn't clear whether Dominism will become a hot topic or win or lose votes for Perry or Bachmann in a general election race against President Obama. This year, I'm more concerned about economic than social and religious issues, but if Perry or Bachmann is the GOP candidate, I won't vote for one of them. I'll vote against Obama.
The religious beliefs of
It’s Mitt Romney v. Rick Perry and maybe Paul Ryan
This year it's easier to figure out who I can't support for president than who I want to become president.
As a Small Government Republican on social and economic issues, I can't vote for Barack Obama,
Perry, Bachmann, Romney Big Intrusive Government Republicans
What's interesting is that Perry, Bachmann and Romney all are Big Intrusive Government Republicans on both fiscal and social issues.
Perry has a long record of using state
Why Warren Buffett backs Obama’s higher spending and tax increases
Why is Warren Buffett backing Obama's higher taxes?
Motivations are important. So we have to ask why
13 ways to cut Medicare costs
Over the last 35 years, there have been a lot of attempts to slow the growth in Medicare expenditures, which have continued to soar unabated because of poor policy making by both parties.
Although the Budget Control Act of 2011 (S. 365) says the Joint Budget Committee that will try to agree on the next round of budget cuts won't be allowed to change Medicare's benefits, I think it should.
Here are some ideas for changing Medicare that would give consumers and providers strong financial incentives to increase access to care and higher quality care at lower costs per patient and per enrollee:
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Cutting physicians’ incomes wrong way to cut Medicare costs and expenditures
The Budget Control Act signed by President Obama today creates a Joint Committee of a dozen members of Congress. It's job is to cut the budget by Thanksgiving.
Everyone expects that the committee, which will be comprised of six members of the Senate and six members of the House with six from each party, will target Medicare, Medicaid and other health services for savings.
This is a slightly revised piece I'm posting on comments sections and on Facebook:
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Obama’s promises of a bright future aren’t working out for college grads, notes Mitt Romney video
Mitt Romney is reminding college students that President Obama's job killing policies are making it very difficult for them to find jobs.