There’s a LOT of reading to do on this page, but each link has value in identifying the issues we need to consider when choosing our leaders for the coming two (House), four (President) or six (Senate) years.
I may already have published one or more of these links, but if so, I think the subject’s that important and bears a re-read.
I’ve broken the page into Presidential Election, Romney, Ryan, Obama, and Congress, based on the subject.
Though their agendas are hidden, both Romney and Obama have plans to dramatically remake the size and character of American government. Very, very quickly. (New York Magazine):
The Final Word on Mitt Romney’s Tax Plan (Bloomberg):
Ryan’s Budget: The Most Fraudulent Proposal in American History (Economist’s View): http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2012/08/ryans-budget-the-most-fraudulent-proposal-in-american-history.html
Romney Ignores Bainport While Trying to Take Back 47% Comments (PoliticsUSA):
More on Bainport:
Romney Is Attacked by His Father’s Longtime Aide (The New York Times):
Dear Mrs. Romney
Another view from a Military wife and mother (Daily Kos):
UPDATE [10/21/12]: It’s come to my attention that Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society President Brian Antal did not tell the whole truth on the story I posted October 16th, just hours after the initial reports hit the wire. NBC News reports that Ryan did, in fact, help to clean dishes and that Antal was not there but received the story second-hand. (http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/16/14485409-ryan-did-wash-dirty-dishes-during-soup-kitchen-visit).
Ryan’s clumsy attempt at gaining public sympathy and recognition for his “care of the poor” backfired, but so has President Antal’s hamfisted accusation of wrongdoing. No matter what, he should consider stepping down and away from the situation. Partisan politics aside, there are any number of issues with these admissions, and in the end it is the patrons of the Soup Kitchen who will be most hurt by this.
The original article is here: Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen ‘photo op’ (The Washington Post):
U.S. budget deficit shrinks by over $200 billion, reaches 4-year low (The Maddow Blog/MSNBC):
Say WHAT? Obama Will ‘Throw A Lot Of Spears’ In Next Debate, Warns SC Gov. Video of Sanford On Fox News (Addicting Info):
To the 16-Year-Old Who Knocked on My Door, Asking That I Vote for Obama (Daily Kos):
Clinton: GOP’s State Dept. cuts ‘detrimental’ to national security (The Hill):
Republican leadership’s FY11 budget cuts would endanger national security, Clinton says (The Washington Post):
No science behind evolution, only faith (Examiner.com)
DOWN-BALLOT UPDATE: What Ever Happened To That ‘Legitimate Rape’ Guy? (The Daily Show):
Back to October 15, 2012 “36 Windows…”