Romney v. Obama: A Comparison and Contrast!

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaig...

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaign rallies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can’t do anything without the government’s help?  Really??

Obama’s campaign team and all the cool-aid drinking, uber-loyal Obama-zombies are crying foul; claiming Romney and his campaign are taking Obama’s ridiculous comments from last Friday out of context. That’s fine!  They actually sound even worse “in context!”  They clearly show Obama’s disdain for hard working Americans, entrepreneurship, and a free society!   They reveal Obama true thoughts, his motivation, and establish his identity as the communist/socialist ideologue he truly is!  Obama’s anti-American comments were wrong, no matter how you look at them.

Let’s take a look at Obama’s words … in full context:

We’ve already made a trillion dollars’ worth of cuts. We can make some more cuts in programs that don’t work, and make government work more efficiently…We can make another trillion or trillion-two, and what we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more …

There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.

Americans have always argued, fought, and WORKED together.  Because we wanted to … as free men and women … not by government decree!  And, we all certainly appreciate the essential services provided by the government.  Things like roads, bridges, dams, and protection from our enemies are all essential to the quality of life in America.  The questions that need to be asked and honestly answered are:

How much of that does the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT actually provide?

How well do they do it?

How is all of this paid for?

This liberal leftist mantra that business owners (aka “the rich”) aren’t paying their fair share for all this essential stuff we taxpayers pay for ( like roads, bridges, dams, <ummm … Obama seems to be eliminating the “common defense” part>, etc.) is another Obama lie designed to solidify and energize his power base – the true free-loaders in our society.  Contrary to leftist dogma, the “rich” pay a good deal more than their fair share.

(This graphic was made by the great @PoliticalMath who you should all be following on Twitter.)

According to a post on The Right Sphere, this is why we never actually hear Obama or any of his leftwing cronies put an actual number on what they think is a “fair share.” This is because to free-loaders, “fair share” simply means “more than they’re already paying”  because free-loaders like someone else paying for their stuff.

Based on the CBO’s own numbers, the people paying the lion’s share for all these things Obama claims the government did … are actually the very people Obama is blaming.  So truthfully, Mr. Obama, Americans did, in fact, “build that” too.  The real free-loaders are the folks who drive on those roads, cross those bridges, go to those schools, swim in those lakes, enjoy that air conditioning; and then demand a free check every month, free education, free health care, free food, free cell phones, and who then … do not have to even be looking for a job, receiving job training, or drug or alcohol rehab to qualify for their free “Obama” money!

Obama has, at last, revealed his government-centric view of the world.  In Obama’s world view, the government is the innovator and people simply do what the government instructs them to do. It’s profoundly un-American. This country became a great nation because of the ideals upon which it was founded: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.  And I mean the true happiness that results from successfully fulfilling oneself as a free individual … and not the amassing of material stuff!  Obama world view sees everyone dutifully performing their assigned task and being happy with the reward distributed to them by their benevolent rulers.   THAT IS NOT MY AMERICA!!  America is free people, free thinking, and free enterprise.  I will fight to protect my America … Obama only apologizes for it!

Let’s contrast that with some “in context” quotes from Mitt Romney’s recent speech in Pennsylvania:

And so I see that entrepreneurial spirit and that innovativeness of the American people and our willingness to work hard in whatever role we have and to lift and to improve our lot and to improve the lot of the enterprises we work in—I see that as driving this economy to be the most powerful in the history of the Earth. It has already; it will again. The course we’re on right now [Obama’s course] is foreign to us. It changes America. This is a vote for what kind of America we’re going to have, and for me I vote for freedom and free people.

Let me just end with this thought: this is an important choice. This is a defining choice. This is a choice about what America’s going to be. Not just for the next few years but for a century. This is a choice which will determine what kind of future our kids are going to have. And, in fact, it also determines what kind of future the world’s going to have. America plays an unusual role in the world—I think we understand that. Some in some circles tend to brush that aside. But those that have fought in world wars and other conflicts recognize the greatness of America and our unique role in the history of the earth.

We call them heroes. I want to express appreciation to heroes proved in liberating strife; who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life. Could our veterans please raise their hands and members of the active duty armed services? Thank you.

I was in Great Britain some months ago and met with Tony Blair, and then with David Cameron, and with other leaders of the government there, and one said this to me: he said, “You know Mitt, if you’re lucky enough to be elected President of the United States and you travel around from country to country, and to their capitals; you will undoubtedly have rehearsed for you all the things they think America is doing wrong. But please don’t ever forget this: the one thing we all fear the most is a weak America.”

American strength, strength in our values, strength in our homes, strength in our economy, strength in our military is essential to the world.  It is the best ally for peace.

And let me assure you that dividing America, and attacking success and minimizing the achievement and accomplishment of entrepreneurs of all kinds—that does not make a stronger America. Believing in America, meaning believing in those principles upon which this nation was founded; and I do. I will keep those principles aloft. We will fight for them. We will keep America the hope of the earth. Together we will bring back the strength that provides a bright future for us and for our children. Thank you so very much.

Nuff said!

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  1. I think that all the answers given I’ve heard about the eoocnmy are poor to say the least and the worst of them all was the one by the president elect.I think most americans are clueless as to how the money market really works.I say this because no one would agree that the solution would be to dump more money into the money supply to cure the problem.This causes the value of the dollar to decrease which means that it will cost more to buy less of anything.Does anyone know history?Does anyone know what the goverment had to do to fix the eoocnmy during the depression?They had to decrease the size of the money supply to bring the value of the dollar back up.The only way to fix inflation is to either add more gold into our reserves or take away money from the money supply.This is not rocket science it is simple math.This is where it all begins and ends.And the only solution for the eoocnmy lies in that information.Several factors contributed to get us to the point we are with the eoocnmy but I will only talk about one right now.It is a fault of President Clinton.He signed a bill that allowed big companies tax cuts by moving there operations out of the united states.This did not affect our country overnight but is destroying us over time.So I got to thinking and realized we need a solution that is good for big business and good for the average american to.Because of our minimum wages laws it cost more for our companies to make products here than if they setup shop in a third world country with no minimum wage requirement.Making it next to impossible to compete with companies that use that labor.So what we need is to get those business back in the U.S. and the jobs they bring with them.So how do we do that?My suggestion is threw imports and exports.If we lowered the export rates this would give our companies more of a chance to compete with sweatshop labor maybe give incentive to companies to base there operations here to take advantage of the lowered export rates.The second step would be to inflat the price on importing to the country.Make it so high if any company wants a part of our market that it will be apparent that they are losing profits from these import taxes and would be making more money if they based there business from here which would inturn create more jobs.This import tax would also raise the price of there products making it a level playing field competing for market share with our companies.Then with the money we are getting on the imports taxes take away the inflation in the money supply so the value of the dollar goes back up.This way we can use there money to fix our inflation instead of struggling to do it with our own.We also need to stop this unneeded spending with the war.This is not good for us it is good for the defense contractors.Everytime you hear that the government is spending more money on the war the less that dollar in your pocket can buy.So in reality if you support the war you support the eoocnmy we are currently living in weather you realize it or not.Right now we are living in a deception about the gasoline.It is so low right now but how?The price of everything else is way up.This worries me and I wait for the other shoe to drop.I feel that we are getting buttered up to lighten the blow on something bigger.People always say the eoocnmy is bad all over the world and they use that as a crutch.I just would like to know when we started comparing ourselves to everybody else.When you are the greatest at anything you can not compare yourself to anybody else.You can only compare yourself to yourself or the potential you have that is what makes you so great and better than anyone else.Other opinions I would like to voice is the need to do away with the electoral college.It is outdated and unneeded because of the technology today.We should never end up with a president that does not have the support of the people.This takes away from the concept of a democracy.It makes our elections a farce to some extent.Its supporters say it has only failed us twice and I say that is 2 times to many.I also disagree with the patriot act.This law basically strips 7 of the 1st ten amendments.This law was put in to affect to make it easier for the government to protect us.I say we have been around for a few hundred years and never needed the patriot act.If the people in charge cant keep us safe as the people that held there job before them did then they should be no different than I or you at our jobs.Which means that they should be replaced by someone that can do the job.

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