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Vice Presidential Debate + Why Jack Welch Knows About Changing Numbers

Posted at: 10/12/2012 6:17 AM
By: Ken Preston -- Political Blogger

Vice Presidential Debate

VP Biden won. He exposes the no details for The Romney/Ryan budget. Other than that, it does matter.

Vice President Joe Biden delivered an extraordinarily aggressive, top-to-bottom attack on the Romney-Ryan ticket Thursday, repeatedly interrupting and even laughing at Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan during the lone vice presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

The debate was a head-snapping role reversal from last week’s first presidential debate in Denver, which featured a subdued Barack Obama and a combative, insistent Mitt Romney.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82309.html#ixzz2934lusBt

Obama: Giving Away Social Security?

The president's position on retirement benefits is indeed almost identical to Romney's—and that's no good thing. *When I hear/read this premise, I note that the writer/speaker always leave out the part about “The folks who have a high income”*

Here is Mitt Romney’s proposal to cut Social Security benefits, from the Romney campaign website:

First, for future generations of seniors, Mitt believes that the retirement age should be slowly increased to account for increases in longevity. http://bit.ly/OVRT5i

Why Jack Welch Knows About Changing Numbers

Jack Welch is the man in the mirror.

The dust-up that former General Electric CEO Jack Welch caused last week caught me by surprise. “Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers,” he tweeted. As America now knows, the unemployment rate fell last week to 7.8 percent, the first time it has dropped below 8 percent during Obama’s terms as president. (Nice news to offset the drubbing Obama took in the debate.) http://bit.ly/STyahx

The Definitive Timeline of Romney's Ever-Evolving Tax Plan

After facing months of criticism about whether he could successfully provide a 20 percent, across-the-board tax cut to all Americans while not adding to the debt, not giving the rich a tax cut, and not raising taxes on the middle class, Mitt Romney has finally admitted that he would need “flexibility” to make his plan work.

“There’s no question if you start off with that as the premise, the math fits the premise,” Romney told the Des Moines Register editorial board Tuesday. “Meaning, I don’t start off with the math and then say, ‘Oh, does this actually help or hurt?’ No, no. I start off with a very fundamental principle, which is we want to reduce the burden on middle-income taxpayers, and we’re not going to provide a tax break to high-income taxpayers. That’s the foundation. And then there’s flexibility as to how to do that.” http://bit.ly/VTOLbL