October 22, 2012
Politics Notes 10/2012

I know it’s been a few months, but here are some notes:

  • Under the Paul Ryan plan there are $3.3T in cuts to Pell Grants, Medicaid, food stamps
  • Romney & Ryan do not have any military or foreign policy experience
  • Romney would pay .82% taxes under Paul Ryan’s plan
  • West Virginia are the poorest areas where they mine coal
  • Our navy is bigger than the next 11 navy’s combined
  • Defense has doubled since September 11th 2001
  • One ten thousandth of this country makes 5% of all income
  • Eric Cantor spoke on Labor Day saying how Labor Day was for those who made a business
  • Ronald Reagan appealed to labor and was a member of the teamsters
  • Poor kids who do well in school go to college less than rich kids who don’t do as well
  • Share of total income of top .1% was around 4% during 1950-1980 then rose to 12% by 2000 (during which time their tax rates fell more than 40%)
  • Repeal of DADT has done nothing for military effectiveness and readiness; contrary to what McCain and other Republicans said about it a year ago
  • In 1943 only 139 total cars were made in the United States
  • Only 30% of the Dodd Frank bill (Wall Street reform) has been implemented; 86% of the deadlines of it have been missed

Here are just a few of Obama’s many accomplishments:

  • Stopped a depression
  • Health care reform
  • Killed Osama bin Laden
  • Killed Gaddafi
  • Equal pay for women
  • Stopped torture
  • Student loan reform
  • Standards for fuel efficiency
  • Two women in the SCOTUS
  • Got us out of Iraq
  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repealed
  • Saved the auto industry
  • Wall Street Reform
  • Stem cell research
  • Lifted ban on photographing soldiers coffins coming home