What does Romney/Ryan stand FOR?

United States
August 12, 2012 12:41pm CST
I get it, they are the un-Obama and they will undo what Obama has done... but what do they stand FOR? I think they stand for destroying Medicaid and Medicare as we know it amd cutting programs that help the poor and many middle class (WIC, HEAP, Food Stamps, etc.)... what else?
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Wow, you really bought into the propaganda. It is like reading a liberal blog. Have you actually read the Ryan plan at all? Government cuts have to happen and they are going to hurt. Yes, they will probably hurt the poor the most. But the bottom line is that cuts have to happen. The country can't afford its current spending spree. Just look at the GDP compared to the National debt. The President has to look at the big picture and tell Congress to make major changes in their spending habits. He has to stand up to them. Even if Ryan's plan isn't perfect, it is at the very least a step in the right direction. The truth is that the current format for paying for Medicare, Social Security, etc. isn't working. Every month, it gets deeper and deeper in the red. As of right now, you probably won't have any future workers to pay for your Social Security checks. The system has to change or there will be no money left and a lot of bounced government checks. But you don't have to be Democratic or Republican to do the math. It pretty much speaks for itself. It is bleeding red and the balance sheet is only getting more deficient.
• United States
12 Aug 12
Last winter the maximum HEAP payment was cut 40% in NYS. Luckilly it was a very mild winter. Next year will be worse... especially for the working poor. Medicaid cuts have already caused many mentally ill adults to not be able to get their medical and psychiatric medications covered - so they have to do without or pay up. Women Infants and Children (food and nutrition programs for pregnant women and their infants) was cut by hundreds of millions of dollars this year. Sure, its really figures and dollars and cents we have to deal with, I get that. But who will have the priorities and fight for the principles I believe in? Who will help meet the needs of the people "who live in the shadows"? Who will call on banks and oil companies and the mega-wealthy to tighten their belts? Not Romney/Ryan. SOMEONE show me I have that wrong. Please.
• United States
12 Aug 12
HEAP programs are through the States and they are in the same basic mess as the Federal Government. They spent too much. Funds are limited. Yes, there are priorities for the Federal Government. They are clearly defined in the US Constitution. "Who will have the priorities and principles I believe in?" Answer, none of them. Certainly, not our current President. But our country can only remain strong for so long on a shaky financial ground. Once that collapses, there will be nothing for anybody. Not for the poor, not for the children, not for those "who live in the shadows." In fact, the best people in the best position to help them are in the community and not someone from Washington who doesn't have a clue. Don't expect anybody to call on the banks and the mega-wealthy to tighten their belts. That goes against the principle of getting to keep the money earned and also against the principle of dictating how people should spend their money. You don't want the Government telling you to hand over that $1 profit to the guy next door because he didn't earn his $1 profit this week. That's essentially what you are demanding. Remember, President Obama has cut Medicare. The result is that there is a trend of doctors no longer willing to accept Medicare/Medicaid patients. It is only get worse. Perhaps, that is the other fatal flaw of Obamacare. Doctors don't have to accept a person's insurance because it comes from the Government. In fact, they are less likely to go with an insurance company that pays them less than they pay out in malpractice insurance and student loans.