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*Today, we hear President Obama’s speech in Delray Beach Fl..
*Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdouck of Indiana, told the people of Indiana & America his thoughts on where life begins… and much more!
President Obama’s “Plan for Jobs & Middle Class Security.” MUST READ, & MUST PASS ON! IDECLAIR IT!~
“President Obama in Delray Beach, Florida – Full Speech – 10/23/2012”
Published on Oct 23, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom
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“The President is on the road meeting supporters and sharing his vision for the country.
The choice in this election is clear: it’s between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and restore middle-class economic security. The President believes the only way to create an economy built to last is to build it from the middle out, not the top down.”
“I’m asking the entire country to rally around a set of goals for our country – goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security and the deficit… This is a real, achievable plan that will lead to new jobs and more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation.” – President Obama
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Check this out too. The choice is clear. “FORWARD!” IDECLAIR IT!~
This election is a choice between two fundamentally different visions for America: President Obama is fighting to grow the economy from the middle out, not the top down. Mitt Romney wants to go back to the exact same policies that caused the recession and hurt the middle class. Read the President’s plan.
- President Obama has a long-term economic plan to invest in education, small businesses, clean energy, infrastructure, and tax cuts for companies that bring jobs back to the U.S.
- Under President Obama, we’ve seen 31 straight months of job growth, adding 5.2 million private sector jobs, including nearly 500,000 manufacturing jobs – the most growth since 1997
- Cut taxes by $3,600 for the typical middle class family making $50,000 a year over his first term – find out how his plan impacts your taxes
- “All of the above” strategy to develop every available source of American made energy—including oil, gas, clean coal, wind, solar, biofuels, nuclear – and taking steps to protect our climate
- Set a goal to cut tuition growth in half over the next decade with a plan to double campus based student aid and incentives for schools that are successful at keeping tuition growth down
- Responsibly ended the war in Iraq , is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, and will use half the savings to reduce the deficit and the rest to engage in nation-building here at home
- 100 million Americans saw lifetime caps on coverage lifted, so that families have the security of knowing that their insurance will cover them when they need it most
- Believes a woman’s health care choices are personal decisions, best made with her doctor—without interference from politicians
- Improved Medicare by adding free preventive care, closing the “doughnut hole” saving seniors an average of $600 last year, and extended the life of Medicare by 8 years by eliminating $716 billion in waste, fraud, and abuse
- Is lifting the shadow of deportation from young, hardworking immigrants who were brought here as children, and is committed to comprehensive immigration reform
- NOT BACKWARD
- Mitt Romney’s plan would add $5 trillion in tax cuts skewed to the rich, either increasing the deficit or requiring tax increases on the middle-class
- Mitt Romney wants to return to the failed top-down policies that crashed the economy
- Could require raising taxes on middle class families with kids by $2000 to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy
- Let Big Oil advisers and donors write a drilling-centered energy policy for America, that will never reach energy independence,excluding any plan for energy efficiency and stripping funding for clean energy
- As governor, Romney made deep cuts to higher education – by the end of his term, college costs had skyrocketed, with fees at state colleges and universities increasing 63%
- Mitt Romney criticized the end of the Iraq war as “tragic,” and has offered no plan withdraw our troops from Afghanistan
- Go back to the days when more than half of all insurance plans included lifetime limits on the care they would cover
- Give employers and government the authority to limit women’s access to common forms of birth control
- Would end Medicare as we know it, eliminating guaranteed benefits and turning Medicare into a voucher program — which could increase costs for seniors more than $6,000 each year by shifting costs to seniors
- Pledged to veto the DREAM Act, and refuse help for many immigrants who came here as children”
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“From NOW’s Election “Binder”: Where the Candidates Stand on Our Issues”
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*Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Richard Mourdock, from Indiana while at a debate in New Albany last evening, said this:
“SHOCKING: Richard Mourdock Says Even Pregnancy from Rape is Something God intended”
Published on Oct 23, 2012 by HotLeakNews
“In a Tuesday night debate with his Democratic rival and a Libertarian candidate for one of Indiana’s U.S. Senate seats, Republican candidate Richard Mourdock suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are “something that God intended to happen,” despite the “horrible situation” from which they derived.
Mourdock, a Tea Party-backed candidate who beat longtime moderate Senator Richard Lugar in the state’s Republican nominating contest earlier this year, expressed his view that “life begins at conception” and that he would only allow abortions in circumstances in which the mother’s life was in danger.
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said. “And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Democrats immediately pounced on his comments, and Donnelly — who is also pro-life but who supports exceptions for rape and incest — released a statement questioning the notion that God would “intend for rape to happen.”
“The God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen — ever,” Donnelly said. “What Mr. Mourdock said is shocking, and it is stunning that he would be so disrespectful to survivors of rape.”
Mourdock, seeking to clarify his comments in a press conference following the debate, said he had intended to say that “God creates life,” and that any interpretation of his comments to mean God “pre-ordained rape” were “sick” and “twisted.”
“What I said was, in answering the question form my position of faith, I said I believe that God creates life. I believe that as wholly and as fully as I can believe it. That God creates life,” Mourdock said. “Are you trying to suggest that somehow I think that God pre-ordained rape? No, I don’t think that. That’s sick. Twisted. That’s not even close to what I said. What I said is that God creates life.”
While to the right on Lugar with regard to issues relating both to reproductive rights and others, Mourdock’s stance on abortion is hardly an anomaly in the Republican party. His comments echo similar remarks made by former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a staunch pro-life social conservative, while he was still in the midst of a bid for the White House.
“I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you,” Santorum told CNN’s Piers Morgan in January. “We have to make the best of a bad situation.”
At the GOP convention in Tampa this year, the party approved a platform with language calling for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. The language, which is the same as in the party’s 2004 and 2008 platform, did not provide exceptions for victims of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.
Mourdock isn’t the first Republican Senate candidate this cycle to inspire headlines about comments relating to rape and abortion. Todd Akin, Missouri’s embattled Republican Senate candidate, was rebuked even by his own party when he suggested that pregnancies resulting from what he called “legitimate rape” were “really rare.”
Akin’s comments were roundly decried by Democrats and Republicans alike, and a spokesperson for the Romney campaign said that Romney and Ryan “disagree” with Akin’s statement.
Romney, who has endorsed Mourdock, recently appeared in a campaign video on behalf of Mourdock, and campaigned with him in Evansville, Indiana, on Aug. 4. Paul Ryan, who, like Mourdock, opposes all abortions except to save the life of the mother, appeared at an open press funder with him on Sept. 17. Romney opposes abortion with exceptions for the victims of rape and incest and if the life of the mother is at risk.
In a statement released Tuesday night, Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul said Mourdock’s remarks were not in line with Romney’s views.
“Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views,” Saul said.”
“Rachel Maddow On Romney’s Lies, ‘It’s a Character Issue, and I find it Disqualifying’”
October 23rd, 2012
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