Why I Voted For Obama - And Response (3)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I want to thank Mitt Romney for asking me this important question.   Am I better off today than I was four years ago?  Yes I am.   I offer my 401K as evidence.   After the nosedive caused by eight years of the previous administration's economic policy my conservatively based 401K is finally growing instead of tanking.  I feel safer and I can still get parts for my GMC truck.

Obama has been criticized for not being able to implement his policies.  For not keeping his promises.  At least I would have liked to have seen his policies implemented. With Romney I can only hope and pray that he is ineffective and we never have to deal with the ramifications of his plans for our country.

Romney wants to do away with FEMA.  So under his plan he would have told Governor Christie of New Jersey how sorry he was that Sandy happened to hit his state but it is a state matter and you are on your own, good luck.

Under Romney I predict the largest tax increase ever.   Reminds me of Daddy Bush's "Read my lips, no new taxes."   Yet my taxes went up by a large amount during his term.  Sure you are going to extend "tax breaks" but will take all that money back many times over with your restructuring of the system.  Limit deductions.  Sure no problem.   I am sure your mansions are all paid for.   Interest is something rich folks receive not pay.

I am leery anytime a rich man born with a silver spoon in his mouth wants to give tax breaks to the rich so they can create jobs.  I don't want a job.  I need a career.  I am not interested in cutting a rich man's grass or driving his limo or raising his kids for him so he doesn't have to be bothered.    I don't want a job.   I need a career.

Romney's definition of middle class seems to me to be anyone that makes less than he does.  Oh those poor middle class people that only make a couple of hundred grand a year. They are just like me except for a couple of zeros and the decimal point location.

And as for buying out my Medicare by paying me off with a lump sum.   Under a Romney administration those of us with a pre-existing medical condition will be unable to get medical insurance.   That monetary payoff lump sum won't last long in today's health system.

Thank you, Mitt Romney.  You made it easy.

Joe McMillan
Ooltewah

* * * 

I'm glad that everyone in the Chattanooga area who voted for Obama lives here instead of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or another swing state. Romney will win the south by a huge margin, so those in our region cannot help this feckless, ideologically flawed president win another four years in office.  

However, it was good for Obama's supporters and dependents to get out into the rain as they made their futile efforts.

Jim Nichols

* * * 

Hey Joe, while you're waiting on someone to give you a career, please take a job and pay your taxes along with me. 

Drew Daugherty
Chattanooga

* * * 

Mr. McMillan,
You state here that you are looking for a career. May I suggest you look to the government for your career? That seems to have been the only place hiring in the past four years. 

Stan Conner
Soddy Daisy


Roy Exum: Want To Protest? Get Paid!

In a troubling time when “false news” is the rage and people ask me – to my face – if anybody from Russia ever approached me personally searching for votes for President-elect Donald Trump, there appears a website that, to cop a phrase, “is too good to be true.” There is a group out of California that allegedly wants to hire “operatives” to protest Friday’s inauguration. Forget ... (click for more)

During A Martin Luther King, Jr. March Is Not A Time To Campaign

It truly amazing what Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished at just 39 years of age. He changed an entire country. Dr. King was not in elected office or in any position of power. Yet, he accomplished more than any politician.  To me the Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision was an expectation of life centered in education, hard work, and accomplishment that in time would evolve ... (click for more)

First Chattanooga Parking Study Since 2004 Gets Underway

The first comprehensive study of parking in downtown Chattanooga since 2004 is getting underway. The project  Is being led by the River City Company and CARTA in partnership with the city of Chattanooga. It is funded by the Lyndhurst and Benwood Foundations along with several downtown stakeholders including Erlanger Health System, UTC and Siskin Hospital. The study ... (click for more)

Cleveland To Get Bus Service To Chattanooga Under Federal Grant

Cleveland, Tn., will be getting bus service to Chattanooga under a federal grant. The city was notified recently that the Tennessee Department of Transportation selected its proposal for funding under the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program. Tanisha J. Hall, state long range planning division director, said, "The Cleveland-Chattanooga Commute ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Adding Women's Volleyball, Cross Country, Restarting Golf

Cleveland State Community College announced Thursday that it will be adding women's volleyball, cross country and golf. Women's volleyball and cross country are brand new programs for Cleveland State, while the golf program will be restarting. These programs will begin in the 2017-18 school year. "This is part of our 'Cleveland State Community First Plan,' which is a strategic ... (click for more)

No. 3 Cleveland Sneaks Past Walker Valley 59-51

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – State-ranked Cleveland blew most of a 13-point second-half lead, but got clutch field goals from Deontae Davis and KK Curry down the stretch and managed to stay unbeaten in District 5-3A high school basketball action with a hard-fought 59-51 victory over rival Walker Valley on Tuesday night. Walker Valley’s girls defeated the Lady Blue Raiders 43-39 in overtime. ... (click for more)