My Romney peeps will pull the Romney lever anyway, but . . .

I’m not listening, I’m not listening . . .

. . . do note that Romney’s constant campaign rhetoric has been “Obama promised to cut the debt/deficit in half but instead he’s doubled it (debt/deficit)!”

He uses the terms carelessly and interchangeably. The debt is not the deficit. The deficit is not the debt.

Obama promised to cut the deficit in half. He did. Actually, he said his ‘proposed budget’ would cut the deficit. I can’t even remember if that budget ever passed the House.

But this is just political trivia – there’s not a conscious Romney voter to whom that fact will make a difference.

 

14 responses to “My Romney peeps will pull the Romney lever anyway, but . . .

  1. Okay, now I have a bigger crush on you.

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  2. Obama promised to cut the debt/deficit in half but instead he’s doubled it (debt/deficit)!

    I HATE that about Romney/Ryan specifically. And politicians in general.

    Obama promised to cut the deficit in half. He did. Actually, he said his ‘proposed budget’ would cut the deficit.

    He said it straight up: From Politifact.

    “Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. Now, this will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay, and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”

    I can’t even remember if that budget ever passed the House.

    I don’t think his budgets received even one vote; Dem or Repub.

    And don’t forget, Harry hasn’t passed a budget since Obama has taken office.

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    • I’ll trust your correction. So he did say it. As for Harry and the House, I’ve entirely given up on trying to understand hte reasoning behind why they all do what they do.

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  3. Hey Moe …. off topic … well, kind of ….. If Ohio goes into “oh crap” mode with the results and with the way the law is set here, it could be into December before a decision!

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  4. No president controls the deficit – especially when it’s driven by low revenues from a recession. Presidents only control tax and spending policy (if congress lets them). As far as spending is concerned, in the last 30+ years, only Clinton’s first term saw lower spending growth.

    Also, most people don’t realize that FY2009 spending was set by Bush. That was the year with the biggest deficit.

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    • Hey Michael, welcome. Love new commenters especially when they bring knowledge that informs the dialogue. I agree with what you said and would add that Clinton actually reduced the size of gov’t in terms of employees as well. But hey, he liked hte ladies, so . . .

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  5. ‘…He like the ladies.’

    Imagine if he like ladies and gents.

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