I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul Ryan’s rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our economy. Needless to say, I was quite shocked to learn the Obama campaign seized my question, putting out the statement “Even Ryan can’t attend his own rally without being called out.”

I was not calling Ryan out. I had the opportunity to ask a direct question to Paul Ryan and what I got was a complete direct answer with no spin.

Even though 600 other people were attending, I felt Mr Ryan was talking directly to me. I thanked him after the event for answering my question. I left the event feeling satisfied and confident that the Romney/Ryan plan is what our country needs.

Today I am outraged that my question is being misrepresented and used as a political tool against the Romney/Ryan campaign by both media and the Obama camp. The question I asked is what we the citizens want to know: How is the Romney/Ryan plan going to tackle this economy? Paul Ryan answered it with precise clarity.

My next question is to President Barack Obama. What is your specific plan to fix the economy you said you would fix 4 years ago?

Linda Morrison

Fulton

(39) comments

Attila

You want specifics! You won't get much because the Candidates seldom show their exact cards and how they will implement until after inauguration.
How quickly we all forget HOW Obama won this Presidency - on ONE platform and ONE platform alone with ZERO specifics -HOPE AND CHANGE!!!

This is all he said for over a year on the campaign trail. Please go back and show me one specific. Maybe he said he will get health care for all Americans but he didn't say HOW. He certainly didn't telegraph his plan to ramrod 2700 pages through Congress in the middle of the night so nobody would have time to read it.
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY and see where we are headed in the next 4 years if Obama wins. The direction is so transparent it is painful!!! EVERY AMERICAN citizen needs to watch this TODAY!!!
Romney is not the best answer but at least we may still have a country left in 4 years. If Obama gets in - we are FINISHED - MARK MY WORDS !!!!
By the way - I have PROOF that we'll be finished! Since Reagan, each President has passed 6-12 executive orders. Obama so far has slammed through 493 Executive Orders.
We are SO screwed with this Socialist, arrogant excuse for a leader that I often cry for the red, white & blue.
The guy who nobody heard of 8 years ago and who never even ran a Lemonade Stand in his life is our Commander in Chief.....YIKES....

SpeaksTruth
SpeaksTruth

Didn't you hear, Linda? Unemployment is down to 7.8%! Democrats are rejoicing! Obama is campaigning on it.

What's that you say? Unemployment was 7.8% when he took office? So no progress has been made with the unemployment number in four years under Obama? No wonder he's proud and his well educated followers are drinking the koolaid.

Stonecold
Stonecold

Linda,

Obama presented a plan that would have started rebuilding our infrastructure.

But, the GOP put the stops to that, because any kind of significant increase in jobs in our country would go against the GOP's plan.

You have to remember, they stated that they wanted to make sure he was a one term president.

So, in other words, they've been sabotaging our economy!

And, in doing so have made the citizens of this country have to endure four more years of depression!

ecmar

Didn't we already blow $800 billion and find out that shovel-ready wasn't really shovel-ready? Why would another $450 billion be spent more usefully? Should we not learn our lesson the first time? The right sincerely believes that stimulus does not work because it ignores the fact that the money has to come from somewhere where it could have been spent in a more useful manner than paying off political constituencies. Not everyone is a Keynesian so opposing something they believe is harmful is not sabotage.

And since when has a party ever not wanted the other party's president to be a one-term president?

ecmar

It's not surprising the Obama campaign would conflate being questioned with being called out. This is the guy who blew off the political press in favor of fluff media like Glamour magazine and Entertainment Tonight. He avoids being questioned on his policies, his plans for a second term, his scandals, etc. like the plague. Merely hearing the question would feel like an attack to him.

freesenior

Heck, they were not trying to embarrase Romney/Ryan, these people want to intimidate you.

RandH

Poor Linda was duped by Ryan,He never even answered the question she asked but now is whining that she has been used somehow? Laughable and pathetic,Ryan did not answer to poor Linda but He Will have to answer to Mr Joe Biden next week! Tune in Linda!

milltownfan

Linda, you have been victimized by Obama and the Democrats just like millions of other good citizens of this country.

writingmomma

Where were you when the Bush's were victimizing America? Where were you when George Bush began a war that has put us so far in debt that we are in a depression? How can you expect 1 man to fix a mess that the Bush's put America in in 4 years? It took us way longer than 4 years to get in this mess and it will take longer than 4 years to get out of it. Where were you when Congress was fighting against every single plan that President Obama tried to put in place to fix this mess we are in?
Get real! The very same Congress that You voted for are stonewalling against this President and has been since the first day he entered the White House.
There is biblical scripture that sums this up quickly, "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand". Matthew 12:25
American must come together if we will ever be a strong nation!
There is so much infighting in this country that we are the laughing stock of the world.
There is racism, castism, sexism and many more "ism's" that keep us from growing.

eva

Regan did. With a worse economy..........

You need to do research instead of reading the wrong liberal sites and listening to Joe Biden.

Obama has run up the debt $6T dollars since he's been in office, even counting the $1T he was left with when Bush left office, with NO results. Obama has run up the debt more than all previous presidents combined.

Regarding the facts about Congress, even Obama's own party refused to vote on his radical budget twice.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/may/16/obama-budget-defeated-99-0-senate/

Republicans have sent bills from the House (the only part of Congress they control),and it's Harry Reid (and his party that controls the Senate since they have the 51 votes to pass/refuse a bill) that has refused to bring these laws up in the Senate.
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/83059-senate-sitting-on-290-house-bills
http://michaelcostello.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-many-times-did-republicans.html
Sorry, it's the Dems, not the Republicans that have crippled this Congress.

longjohn412

Reagan did NOT have a worse economy

Reagan did NOT enter office in the middle of a recession, Carter's short lived recession was over before Reagan even won the nomination and the next didn't start until well AFTER Reagan took office ....

Nice attempt at Historical Revisionism but in the Light of Truth, it's an EPIC FAIL:

Stonecold
Stonecold

The current ReaganBush Debt stands at $15,244,788,079,493.90 with interest added in.

As of 10/04/2012 the debt stood at $16,161,879,857,156.66

So, that means Obama has only contributed $917,091,777,962.76

Because any reactionary spending to correct the past 3 GOP administrations irresponsible handling of our economy should be counted against the GOP!

That means that the 3 previous GOP administrations have created 94.22% of the entire national debt in just a total of 20 years!

eva

@ Stonecall, You're funny. Tell that to CBS, and quit reading HufPo.
Bush's debt per CBS.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/
Bush's debt was $9T; Obama's, $16T.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Stonecold
Stonecold

By the time Reagan left office he had tripled the national debt!

David Stockman who happens to be a life long Republican and former Reagan budget director has made some statements that should be restated.

“The debt explosion has resulted NOT from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s EMBRACE, about three decades ago, of the INSIDIOUS DOCTRINE THAT DEFICITS DON”T MATTER IF THEY RESULT FROM TAX CUTS.”

eva

@LongJohn,
'tis not I that is revising history. Notice what Forbes has to say.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2011/05/05/reaganomics-vs-obamanomics-facts-and-figures/

"...When President Reagan entered office in 1981, he faced actually much worse economic problems than President Obama faced in 2009. Three worsening recessions starting in 1969 were about to culminate in the worst of all in 1981-1982, with unemployment soaring into double digits at a peak of 10.8%. At the same time America suffered roaring double-digit inflation, with the CPI registering at 11.3% in 1979 and 13.5% in 1980 (25% in two years). The Washington establishment at the time argued that this inflation was now endemic to the American economy, and could not be stopped, at least not without a calamitous economic collapse.

All of the above was accompanied by double -igit interest rates, with the prime rate peaking at 21.5% in 1980. The poverty rate started increasing in 1978, eventually climbing by an astounding 33%, from 11.4% to 15.2%. A fall in real median family income that began in 1978 snowballed to a decline of almost 10% by 1982. In addition, from 1968 to 1982, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 70% of its real value, reflecting an overall collapse of stocks.

President Reagan campaigned on an explicitly articulated, four-point economic program to reverse this slow motion collapse of the American economy:..."

dbarnes85

"Seized" your question? You asked what America has been asking. And we still have no specifics besides "We will cut taxes for the wealthy," "We will cut taxes for everybody," "Describing the math will take too much time." Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge must be the motto of this campaign. Even on simple things, these guys are dishonest. Romney claimed during the debate people with preexisting conditions will be covered. Oops. No it won't. Funny, isn't it? Romney reminds me of George Bluth, Sr., and Ryan (with his insanely far right brain) just scares me. These people hate all who aren't part of Mitt's "middle class" (households making at least $250,000 a year). God forbid we elect someone who thinks it's not his job to "care about" 47% of the people in this country....

eva

Maybe you should tell that to the Princeton Economist Professor, Harvey Rosen, who apparently has enough info to write a column on it......
Have you just not been listening, or what?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/princeton-economist-math-behind-romneys-tax-plan-adds_653618.html

dbarnes85

From what I read of that, it seems that man believes, if other hypothetical things happen, it could work. But, with the way Mitt handled a lot of businesses bought out by his company and then bankrupted so as not to have to pay off the entire debt, I don't know how well those hypotheticals would work out...

eva

Tell that to the companies he helped.
Since inception it has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies including AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain_Capital

Staples alone provides 90,000 jobs, more than half (full-time) jobs than what was produced in a whole year since 2009.
Barack Obama D 2009–2013 133,561 129,734 132,461
(January 2012) 133,088
(through June 2012) -1,152
(January 2012) +3,354
(through June 2012) -0.28%
(January 2012) +0.84%
(through June 2012)

eva

Sorry, it seems from the review that my post was jumbled up. Here's the link for a better view. the bottom line is what I was trying to post.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms

eva

not his job to"care about" 47% of the people in this country...."
--------------------------
What he really said:
"[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

He was talking about not worrying whether or not he could convince them of getting off the Government teat.
Of course, twisting his comments make the leftists seem more righteous.

Are you saying that Romney is not right about 47% of America being dependent on welfare and government? Do you have your head stuck in the sand? The truth is we have become a welfare State, and the Democratic Party supports and fosters that State. The truth hurts. Only the left would find this remark offensive and then try to change it to create faux outrage.

just curious

Actually Gov Romney was tellin g the folks at t he fundraising event that he was not going to worry about getting the votes of that 47% as they don't pay taxes and therefore are not interested in a lower tax rate.. No, he is not going to worry about them in that way - not that he does not care about them or would ignore them as their President. Just like Gov Romney was telling in the debate, no matter how many times you say something it does not make it right. After he respectfully explained that his tax plan did not include a 5 trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy, tne very next morning barack hussein was back in front of folks telling them that very same lie. They tell us he is very smart, but it appears that he is a slow learner.

aequitas
aequitas

Yeah, those lazy seniors, college students, and members of the armed services who don't pay any income taxes. Learn to take some personal responsibility already!

Klaatu
Klaatu

Why aren't you interested in Obama's huge lies? We get rigged unemployment numbers every month and you know it. We have no jobs, we have doubled the number of people on welfare and Food Stamps. The debt grows daily the deficits continue to accrue. You democrats are insane. You cannot fathom that this cannot be sustained. What does it take to get through to you? You take comments out of context and you twist them. You make up lies out of whole cloth. We can't have another four years of Obama tearing this country apart.

aequitas
aequitas

If the numbers were rigged, don't you think they would rig them to show a better recovery than the numbers actually show? It's a nice conspiracy theory. It just doesn't make any sense.

RandH

Yup well stated dbarnes85,all smoke and mirrors by these people.

eva

Still posting lies, I see, dbarnes, even though I corrected you on this yesterday. Tsk! Tsk!

Romney's plan does cover pre-exisiting conditions. He didn't chage anything from what he's been saying all along. It's just the libs want to mishear what is being said and then create fantasies over what they think was/wasn't said.

MSM has filled the search engines with their "lies"(which is what they are), but I finally found one that EXPLAINS Romney's plan.

I also want to make sure that people can’t get dropped if they have a preexisting condition. . . . So let’s say someone has been continuously insured and they develop a serious condition and let’s say they lose their job or they change jobs, they move and they go to a new place. I don’t want them to be denied insurance because they’ve got some preexisting condition. So we’re going to have to make sure that the law we replace Obamacare with assures that people who have a preexisting condition, who’ve been insured in the past are able to get insurance in the future so they don’t have to worry about that condition keeping them from getting the kind of health care they deserve.
http://www.rightwingnews.com/obamacare/about-romney-saying-hed-keep-parts-of-obamacare/

twiggy
twiggy

eva. Mr Romney has said twice his plan covers preexisting conditions. And twice his "assistants" have come out afterwards and corrected his statement to be.. his plan covers those with preexisting conditions WHO ALREADY HAVE COVERAGE. That, eva, is already the law.


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/05/mitt-romney/mitt-romney-says-his-health-care-plan-covers-pre-e/

eva

Then, that makes Obama's accusations even more ludicrous.....that Romney's healthcare plan doesn't include pre-existing conditions.

And, I do believe that Romney made the very same statement in the debate if the reader will read what he's reported to have said (in my post above.)

No one had to come back to correct his statement. I heard it with my own ears during the debate. Politifact seems to have left that part out......

twiggy
twiggy

Eva, you sure can believe what you want to believe. But most thinking individuals try to find the truth before making statements which are easily disproved. Mr Romney's aid, Eric Fehrnstrom had to come out on CNN and "explain" Mitt's statement. Mitt said "Number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. Number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan." Those are his exact words. The next day, Mr Fehrnstrom went on the Situation Room and said.. "We will give the state initiatives and money so that they can manage these decisions on their own. But, of course, we'd like them to see them continue that pre-existing band for those who have continuous coverage." Not what Mitt said at all. He basically leaves it up to the state, and only those with previous coverage are cared for. He does NOT cover preexisting conditions at all. The man lies and many, like yourself, don't pay attention but let him slide.


I am one of those who can not buy health Insurance at any cost. I have several "preexisting conditions" What is Mitt going to do for me? Let me die?

eva

I don't know, Twiggy, So do I.

I guess the same thing that will happen to the elderly when the" unelected panel" decides how to parcel out the coverage to anyone, especially the elderly. Obama can promise the sky, doesn't mean it will happen, but it will get him votes up front.
What IS in effect RIGHT NOW......is the fine that each hospital will have to pay iff an elderly person is re-admitted w/n 30 days to a hospital. People with heart disease, COPD, pneumonia, complicated hip fractures/knee surgeries often need re-hospitalization w/n 30 days if another heart attack happens, infections begin, etc.. Will these hospitals be willing to pay $125,000 fine per hospital if these people are their patients? With the rising number of Baby Boomers, there's going to be many more coming down the pike.... I can tell you the answer.....I used to be a social worker in hospitals.
What will happen to these people? MD's are leaving Medicare as fast as they can and not admitting new ones. What's going to happen to these people? ....they can't get into the hospital; M.D.'s won't see them. They'll die.
This isn't about a "what if" like the question about Romney's healthcare is. IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING. Don't care what Obama says.....this is rationing of care, despite all his happy promises. Can't deliver care if there are no docs or hospitals that will/can provide it. I work in the health care business.

This type of rationing care (despite big promises to CARE FOR EVERYONE) began in England in 2010. Look at the complications.
http://connect.jems.com/forum/topics/hospitals-to-be-fined-for

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/09/30/medicare-fines-over-hospitals-readmitted-patients/1603827/
http://www.wkrn.com/story/19680380/medicare-fines-over-hospitals-readmitted-patients

It's a mess. But I don't trust this present adminisitration's promises are far as I can throw them. He/they lie, too much.
IE: new scandal. Illegal contributions to Obama's campaign.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/08/Obama-com-Owned-by-Bundler-in-China-with-Business-Ties-to-Chinese-Government

twiggy
twiggy

Eva, but YOU have insurance! You evade, you don't address the fact that Mr Romney DID misstate his plan. All your gloom and doom predictions will not come to fruition either. Ours was the only developed country that does not have a plan to provide health care for it's citizens. But we have a military par excellence! Care is already being rationed, by insurance companies. I have been it's victim. There are no death panels, you listening to Sarah P? She can see Russia from her house, ya know. Hospitals are doing just fine, as are doctors, I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about them.


You aren't from Canada by any chance are you?

eva

Twiggy, insurance isn't/didn't do the rationing as bad as Obamacare will......you are avoiding the issues that I presented that are already rationing care, and Obamacare hasn't even really began.

It's not "doom & gloom"....it's the truth as evident by what is already happening.
Whatever you want to call them (you called them "death panels", not me)........we will have an unelected board of people to make decision on what type of care a doctor can give their patients. That's not anyone's business but the doctor and the patient, and certainly not a board of people. http://www.nrsc.org/2012/03/mccaskills-healthcare-law-gives-15-unelected-bureaucrats-the-power-to-make-the-healthcare-decisions-for-missourians/
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/03/02/will-the-house-stop-obamacares-unelected-board-of-bureaucrats/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703792304574504020025055040.html

Keep your head in the sand, throw out insults, whatever you wish to do. It doesn't change the facts.

You are the one evading the truth. What makes you think I have insurance? No, I'm not from Canada.

Capitalist Worker

Good Job Linda.
Frankly, I am very surprised to be the first to respond / comment on your statement to The Liberal Media. For almost 3 years I've been print screening FOX and MSNBC , now only NBC.
NBC has no "opinion" identified stories or tabs.
Guess where I found your story and this link?
Keep it up, Linda, It feels like we are preaching to the choir, but the Choir is getting bigger.

eva

I wouldn't hold my breath.

RandH

Eva you left out All of the jobs that were sent to China by Romney,He is clearly a liar ans should be treated as one.

eva

You want me to include GE, whose main guy is Obama's bestest bud, and in whose company Obama has stock?

"“G.E. became the first U.S. company to outsource software work to India.” Obama also has close ties to GE’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, who was appointed as chairman of his outside panel of economic advisers last year."
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-has-investments-in-companies-that-ship-jobs-overseas/article/2502361

And, his Jobs Council?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/obama-jobs-council-outsourcing_n_1666443.html

eva

Here's another goodie about "outsourcing"

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/07/11/video_romney_surrogate_destroys_stammering_andrea_mitchell_on_outsourcing
"...My suspicion is that she was prepared for Sununu to come on and dispute Obama's outsourcing lies by citing fact-checkers, and stop at that. She even half-conceded those points, even though she later expressed shock when Sununu asserted that Romney was responsible for zero outsourcing...which is precisely what the fact-check organizations found. But she was clearly caught totally flat-footed by the GOP's coordinated return fire, reeling as Sununu ran down a list of specific instances of Obama stimulus-related outsourcing...."

eva

You want me to include the companies that Obama has investments in?
“G.E. became the first U.S. company to outsource software work to India.” Obama also has close ties to GE’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, who was appointed as chairman of his outside panel of economic advisers last year."
This site seems to be allowing links. ??

Or, the businesses on the Jobs Council he's chosen?

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