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Mitt Proved Intellectual Superior to 'BHO' in Debate

Morristown resident says this is 'good news for those who aspire to participate in a growing economy.'

To the Editor:

Embarrassed Republican?

The referenced author's silence this past weekend was particularly noteworthy following the "embarrassing" performance of BHO in the debate last week. Mitt proved to be his intellectual superior while BHO was lost without his Teleprompter.

It was clear to me, every poll and most of the demoralized liberal media that Obama is outmatched. Bad for him and those who prefer to only be takers in our society. Good news for those who aspire to participate in a growing economy.

—Edward Doyle
Morristown 

Maxim Sapozhnikov October 22, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Letting Bush tax cuts to expire for the $1M+ incomes will yield $80B a year; that is enough to run the federal government for about three weeks, and only assuming static behavior (i.e. people not leaving for Singapore or Cayman Islands, hiding their income in funds, or getting out of business altogether). This is not a solution. Au contraire, killing a few choice departments in Washington would not only have a much bigger impact on our national bottom line but also decrease future liabilities.
David Steketee October 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM
That's still $80 billion. So, which departments would you like to do away with? I'm all for slashing the military.
Maxim Sapozhnikov October 22, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Even though common defense is one of a few constitutional budget items, military could use some trimming. I'd suggest starting elsewhere, though, just a few places, off the top of my head: EPA, USDA, FCC, BATFE, BPS, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, UN budget, foreign aid... ObamaCare, a.k.a. ObamaTax (h/t: Justice John Roberts), which according to CBO will cost twice its original estimate, should also go. And if we aren't turning a net proficit by then, start tying Medicare to average life longevity.
David Steketee October 22, 2012 at 05:02 PM
"EPA, USDA, FCC, BATFE, BPS, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, UN budget, foreign aid... ObamaCare, a.k.a. ObamaTax" EPA - I guess you don't want clean waterways, air, etc? There's a reason this agency exists. USDA - Same thing here. Sure, it could be reformed, but it seems rather important to have a regulatory body in this capacity. FCC - So, we just allow people to use whatever airwaves they want without any regulation to prevent interference? BATFE - I agree, this one seems wasteful. Not sure what BPS is. Dept of Ed - I'd need to do more research into what it does. Dept of Energy - Fundamental research into energy technology isn't important? UN - You may not agree with them, but they serve a fundamental role in addressing global issues. It needs reform, but it's a valuable body. Obamacare - What exactly is your objection? This is mostly a Republican policy.
Maxim Sapozhnikov October 22, 2012 at 05:29 PM
EPA: We do need clean air and water but it's not what they're busying themselves with lately. Carbon dioxide, a pollutant, really? USDA: Leave it to the states. FCC: Wavelength ranges is what they were created for, and they must stick to it. Janet Jackson's exposed nipple? Net neutrality? not on my dime. Dept of Ed: All it does now is pumping money from states who refuse to lick Washington's boot to those who do. Give me one useful thing they *ever* did. Dept of Energy: Let them be an expert body and a gatekeeper for national electric grid, and get them out of redistribution business. PBS (sorry, my typo here): It's not the 70-ies. The Big Bird's earnings are big enough to compete on its own. UN: The only "useful" purpose it has these days is stealing our money and giving speech podium to tyrants and anti-Semites of the world. Cut this blight out of NYC, too, and let them convene in Tehran where they all belong anyway. OCare: It's not a Republican policy; it's loosely based on what Romney and fully-Democrat Congress of MA could agree upon. There's too much wrong with it to fit onto the comments page. :)

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