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Mitt Romney on Obama's "stooges," electability, Social Security, Rick Perry, phonies

If Republican Mitt Romney boiled down his strategy to best rival Rick Perry, it would be two words: Social Security.

Romney pointedly called out Perry during a Miami town hall Thursday by describing the Texas governor’s stance on Social Security as unrealistic and flawed. Expect Romney to hammer that home in Thursday's Fox debate in Orlando.

“In his view Social Security itself is a failure,” Romney said. “He said ‘By any measure, Social Security is a failure.’ I disagree. Judging by the tens of millions of people who rely on Social Security is a success. He said secondly that Social Security isn’t something that the federal government ought to be doing. That it’s unconstitutional, that Social Security should be handed back to the states.”

Romney mentioned Perry 15 minutes into the town hall and highlighted six questions and criticisms of Perry’s call to turn some or all of Social Security over to the states. Romney said Perry needs to explain what happens if a state opts out, goes bankrupt, raids entitlement money or decides benefits. He also wondered what would happen to the Social Security Trust Fund and how it would be managed by the states, especially if people move from state to state.

“This thing does not work in anyway shape or form,”  Romney said, pointing out that Perry outlined his plans recently in his book Fed Up.

Romney said he favors an approach of slowly raising the retirement age “by a year or two” for future beneficiaries who are now about 50 years old or younger. He also said there should be fewer and lower cost-of-living increases for wealthy retirees.

By contrast, he said, President Obama has offered no specifics.

Romney spent most of the town hall taking Obama to task, claiming the president looks too much to Europe for inspiration. He also criticized Obama for regulating the banking industry, pushing a global warming “cap-and-trade” system and helping unions by opposing so-called “card-check” legislation concerning how companies get unionized.

Romney also mentioned “ObamaCare” as a failure – even though some of the healthcare act relied on a plan from Massachusetts instituted when Romney was governor. Romney explained that he didn’t beef up Medicaid and tax health plans the way Obama’s healthcare plan did.

“I think the American people recognize we’re in crisis and they want to hear the truth. And they can tell when people are being phony and pandering to an audience,” Romney said. “You’re not going to see that in my campaign.”

Later, when asked whom he was referring to, Romney demurred to name names.

Perry’s supporters are already whispering that Romney’s a shape-shifter, pointing out he changed positions on gay rights and abortion as he entered the 2008 race for president.

Romney also accused Obama of favoring Big Labor over states where jobs are needed.

“When the president pays back unions by putting union stooges on the National Labor Relations Board that tell Boeing they can’t build a factory in a non-union state – that is not the rule of law,” Romney said. “And it is wrong.”

Romney said he opposed the so-called “fair tax,” which would institute a nation-wide sales tax because rich people would pay too little. And he suggested that those who earn less than $200,000 should pay no capital-gains taxes on investment income. He also said the nation needs to secure its borders before rooting out the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.

In most national polls, Romney trails Perry by a few percentage points in the Republican race. A new poll reported today by The Miami Herald, though, suggests they’re running neck-and-neck with 25 percentage points each.

But Romney is the only Republican candidate who matches Obama, leading the president 45-44 – a statistical tie -- according to the poll by Gainesville-based War Room Logistics. Romney is the only candidate in the poll to win Florida independents, who often decide elections in the nation’s most-important swing state.

“I want to have the base firmly and solidly behind me,” he told an audience member. “But I also want to get independents. And women, generally, and a lot of Democrats.”

Romney described himself as “a Republican candidate who can win.”

“It’s never easy to beat an incumbent,” he said. “The number one issue is the economy. To beat the president, you’ve got to have credibility on the economy.”

Though he spent most of his time bashing Obama’s policies, Romney did thank the president for one thing.

“President Obama’s doing a great job of rallying our base,” he told his fellow Republicans.


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Texas Governor Rick Perry even though a front runner in the race for the White House, he has infuriated the TEA PARTY because of his pandering to illegal immigrants. His negative policies on many issues including the mandated vaccination on school age girls, as a preventative measure against cervical cancer. Then his dialog on Social Security and immigration has blown up in his face, specially his standpoint on the illegal alien invasion. Perry is more or less complicit with the Democrat and Liberal progressive on trying to pass another amnesty and then being against construction of the border fence. In a 2006 gathering of Mayors in Austin, Texas, Rick Perry stated," that building a wall along the border with Mexico is a "preposterous" idea." This was after prior President Bush had signed into law the 2006 Secure Fence Act"

In a second private discussion in New Hampshire, he was asked if he was against the border fence and then confirmed in a similar statement." “No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” he said. “The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.” The trouble is Rick Perry hadn't obviously read about the original border fence design, which was drafted by Rep. Duncan Hunter of California. Currently the border fencing is just one single strand, that is still not completed, of which initial concept were two parallel fences and stretching 700 miles along the United States/Mexican border, not the 350 miles we have today. The majority of Democrats voted against the bill, but as a Senator--Obama, a Democrat from Illinois, including his now Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) backed its passage, drawing irate criticism from the open border zealots.

Perry did say that alternatively, that there was a need "for boots on the ground" and more technology that includes and patrolling unmanned drones. This is not what the Constitutional TEA PARTY wants to hear and I'm sure that he will get a earful in the September 22 audience, as the presidential candidates come together for another debate. Both Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain don’t see illegal immigration in the same way as Perry. The fence needs to be constructed as originally intended, as a double layer fence with room in between for high speed interdiction by the border patrol. If the Border agents were supplemented 3000 to 5000 armed soldiers along the border, both drug smugglers, illegal aliens and criminal crossings would be reduced to a trickle. Perry also introduced a Texas “Dream Act” that would allow the children of illegal aliens to be provided with taxpaying based education. Not only would this further encourage families with children and babies, to arrive illegally on our doorstep—but promote hundreds of thousands of more people entering America through CHAIN MIGRATION.

In the first amnesty millions more came through CHAIN MIGRATION policies, which brought families members here, copiously expanding a need for SSI and other welfare programs. We cannot keep collecting people through CHAIN MIGRATION, because of the costs, when the initial sponsor stops financially supporting. Same with illegal alien women—ready to conceive—a baby intentionally brought to our nation, so they can apply for welfare and other public entitlements. That the female knowing that once she gets here everything is free, from hospital to child programs as TANF and other taxpayer benefits. Everybody who reads the press articles that taxpayers are looking at $113 billion dollars annually, of the pay-out to the illegal aliens—is still spiraling upwards. Why in this recession, when millions of American workers are out-of-work, are we still subsidizing people who shouldn’t be here?

How much of this money such as IRS child tax rebates are payouts of criminal fraud. How it is illegal aliens are even paying income tax, when they don’t even exist on Social Security data bases? How come it’s not a felony to cross into America, without permission? Many states including Alabama, Georgia and Arizona have been forced to pass immigration policing laws, to interrupt the huge cost of public assistance to foreign nationals, which the Congress has failed to do.

Perry Immigration record is dismal, so it’s unlikely he will be supported by the majority of the TEA PARTY. I wonder how Rick Perry stands on Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act, which mandates E-Verify countrywide, or the Secure Communities policing program?
The permanent E-Verify bill H.R.2885 is already being demonized by the Left, because is success rate is now gaining popularity amongst honest business owners. Thousands of concerned companies have signed on to the E-Verify enforcement program and the voting public can adamantly voice their Senate or House, to sponsor the bill by calling the Washington switchboard at 202-224-3121—TODAY.
Please call your Rep. if he/she is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and urge clean passage of the Legal Workforce Act. The Capitol Switchboard number is 202-224-3121. A list of Judiciary Members and their direct office phone numbers is below.
Rep. Adams, Sandy (GOP)
Rep. Chabot, Steve (GOP)
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason (GOP)
Rep. Coble, Howard (GOP)
Rep. Forbes, Randy (GOP)
Rep. Franks, Trent (GOP)
Rep. Gohmert, Louie (GOP)
Rep. Goodlatte, Robert (GOP)
Rep. Gowdy, Trey (GOP)

Rep. Griffin, Tim (GOP)
Rep. Issa, Darrell (GOP)
Rep. Jordan, Jim (GOP)
Rep. King, Steve (GOP)
Rep. Lungren, Dan (GOP)
Rep. Marino, Tom (GOP)
Rep. Pence, Mike (GOP)
Rep. Poe, Ted (GOP)
Rep. Quayle, Ben (GOP)
Rep. Ross, Dennis (GOP)
Rep. Sensenbrenner, James (GOP)

The toll-free number for the Capitol switchboard is 1-888-262-0265.

After President Obama speech to the nation, to revitalize jobs for hurting Americans. His emphasis was on repairing bridges, roads, schools and other infrastructure. We must have a guarantee that no illegal aliens get these jobs, by the passage of H.R. 2885, as the mandated E-Verify pledge. There is no possible way, as a Conservative as myself can cover all the facts, as the Liberal press suppresses my articles and comments. This affects every race of working American people from Hispanics, Blacks Whites and people of other descent. So I revert to the factual substance found on such websites as NumbersUSA, Judicial Watch and American Patrol. Each website is specifically designed to contain certain issues on illegal immigration. NumbersUSA offers information on immigration grading, for the 2012 presidential race and Washington insider sources. American Patrol site has a daily investigation of mostly illegal immigrant articles in national and local press. Judicial Watch content introduces the reader to the corruption exercised in Washington and the 50 states.

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