Monday, October 22, 2012
The Better Debate
On October third, Obama and Romney talked about what they plan to do as president. What they said was slightly confusing. They tried to run the debate and talk about what they wanted to talk about. This may have made you a little confused. Partly because they talked about the same things over and over and got off topic very easily, but mainly because what they said didn't make sense. I decided to compile a list of their ideas and what it means.
Romney wants to let states be in control of their medicare.
Obama wants to keep social security, but tweak it slightly. He thinks that everyone getting "entitlements" worked for the money they are getting out of it and are independent. He wants to lower health care costs, but not change Social Security.
Romney thinks that Social Security and medicare should not be changed for current retirees. He wants to implement vouchers for seniors to buy their own health care. He wants to be able to choose which insurance company he uses instead of doing what the government tells him to do.
Obama countered with not being in support of vouchers and explaining the program. He said that under this program, the traditional medicare system would collapse. He said that medicare lowers insurance costs. He said that private insurance companies want to make a profit and it would make seniors be stuck with private companies.
Romney said that there must be regulations, but it can be excessive. It hurts the economy and he would change regulations. He wants qualified mortgages to be defined.
Obama said that a marketplace needs regulation.
Romney wants to repeal Obama Care. He says that it cuts medicare and it puts in place an un-elected group to dictate what care you get. It killed jobs and make care more expensive. He wants states to be able to make plans to fit their states.
Obama said that he wants to help people with preexisting conditions. He said that insurance companies "jerk people around". He says that Insurance companies are collecting money in profits and administrative. He said that Obama Care is the same as Romney's state healthcare plan.
Romney said that Obama Care was pushed through without any Republican agreement. He said that it did not raise taxes and cut medicare. He said that he had Democratic support in Massachusetts.
Obama said that Romney had wanted the state plan to be a model for the Nation. He said that the Federal plan was made by Republicans. He said that health care premiums have gone up less in the last 2 years than they have in the past 50 years. He said that we can't leave the it to the states.
Romney wants to lower health care costs. He said that the government can not bring down costs, he said that private sector competition brings down costs. We can't have the government telling everyone what care they can get.
Obama said that the government wont tell people what care they can get. He said that Obama care tells that insurance companies that they have to take everyone.
Romney said that his plan is a model for other states.
Obama thinks that the American Government is supposed to keep America safe and open opportunity and that Abraham Lincoln understood that America can do much more together. He wants reform for schools that are doing badly. He wants to hire another hundred thousand math and science teachers.
He said that he believes in states make education decisions on heir own. He thinks the federal government should keep the military. He wants to keep religious tolerance and freedom.He wants the federal government to care for everyone who has problems and care for elderly and poor and help others pursue happiness. The federal government should make schools do better. He wants to help individual children with federal funds, not states or school districts. He wants Republicans and Democrats to work together.
Obama is willing to accept any idea as long as it advances the middle class. He said that working together is how he assassinated Bin Laden, repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell, and did other things. He thinks that Democrats have to say not to things that are brought up. He closed by saying that he wants everyone to have a fair share and a fair shot.
Romney closed by saying that he is concerned about America and that he will help create jobs and will repeal Obama care and let states make their own health care plans. He will increase spending in medicare. He will keep military spending.
At this point, I have heard enough. Neither of them have read and understood the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Obama swore that he would uphold the Constitution when he took office. What he said tonight shows that he is a liar and is not fit to be president of the United States. Romney has said that he wants to do things as president that are just as wrong and illegal as what Obama has already done. This shows how bad our situation is right now and how we need to stop these people from being elected to be a person who has become the most powerful person in the country.