I watched the Romney vs. Obama debate last night which riding the bike on the trainer. 20 miles in a little under and hour…not a bad way to burn off some calories.
I think Obama won this one hands down. He came well prepared and his answers had all of the facts right and examples that made sense. One thing Romney said really pissed me off and earned my disrespect…he questioned when the attack on the the embassy was called an act of terrorism. Not only was that a blatant disregard of the facts but it was a slam in the face for those who lost their loved ones and friends by using it as a platform for political gain. Shame on you, Mitt!
Now the one point that really hit home. Taxes! Romney said that we would lose some of the most sacred deductions such as mortgage interest and charitable deductions but he would eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains. I have a real problem with that. First of all, interest rates are so ridiculously low that the amounts are not really much, at least to the middle class. I think in the least 2 or 3 years, I didn’t earn more than $50 in interest income. So clearly, who is making the interest income?
The banks and of course those who can afford it….the wealthy. The same can be said for capital gains and dividends. Hello Mitt….middle class America not only gets ripped off by banks by they got shafted by your friends on Wall Street. So who stands to benefit? Your friends…the wealthy! In the meanwhile, Mitt didn’t offer a plan for how he is going to pay for all of this. And yes, the questioner was right…she is afraid that Mitt’s policies will be a repeat of the Bush policies. At least we have something in history to remind us why Mitt shouldn’t be our next president.
And for the humor of the night, I liked what Romney said about women in the workforce referring to them as ‘binders full of women”. First its Big Bird…now its women. Who is going to be the butt of his next metaphor?
Stay tuned for part 3 next week and many more miles on the trainer.