East Valley resident Linda Turley-Hansen
(firstname.lastname@example.org) is a syndicated columnist and former
Phoenix veteran TV anchor.
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Hello, my fellow American voters!
I watched the Oct. 3rd, 11th, 16th, and 22nd debates.1st Romney-Obama debate covered 7 topics: jobs; budget deficit/debt; social security/entitlements; federal gov’t economic regulation and role; healthcare; partisan gridlock.2nd Romney-Obama debate covered 11 topics: college graduate jobs; gas prices; taxes; equal pay; Bush policies; Obama’s record; illegal immigrants; Libya; assault weapons; jobs; candidate misperceptions.3rd Romney-Obama debate covered 10 topics: Libya; Syria; Egypt; U.S. world role; military spending; Israel; Iran; Afghanistan; China; U.S. national security threats.Ryan-Biden debate covered 10 topics: Libya; Iran; economy; medicare/social security/entitlements; tax reform/spending/budget cuts; military policy; Afghanistan; Syria; abortion; negative campaign tactics.
Romney and Ryan won all 4 debates, although Obama improved some in the 2nd debate and Romney slightly took the win both in the 2nd and 3rd debates.In the 3rd debate (unlike in prior debates), Obama reflected his weakness and disrespect by interrupting Romney a lot and using too many “one-line quips” to try to denigrate Romney.
Ryan won despite Biden’s consistently rude behavior during the debate (often interrupted Ryan, laughed when Ryan talked, pointed his finger). Biden’s tactics to evade issues/truth disrespected Americans interested in facts, figures, forecasts, and solutions for real people with real problems.
Romney and Ryan won with substance, directness, integrity, respect, clarity, facts, commitment, inspiration, credibility, and leadership.
As an INDEPENDENT female feminist (egalitarian) voter, I support the Romney/Ryan ticket.Romney and Ryan, with their no-nonsense and methodic approach to solving America’s problems, are the best persons in terms of qualifications and character to lead our country and make life better for all Americans.
I am inspired by Romney/Ryan, and I hope that you are too!
Linda, this says it all, " Distractions are consuming. A current one is watching Cher’s son, Chaz Bono, on “Dancing With the Stars.”I knew you were a flake (And I don't mean Flake) but talking about DWS just proves to me how meaningless anything you say really is.[sad]
Facism is hardly extreme right, geekette..
Hansen's columns always end up as a total non sequitur...where does she come up with this stuff? And how in the world does this pass as a journalistic piece on any level?
Linda, please don't throw -isms around if you don't understand them. Facism is an extreme right ideology, while socialism is left-wing, but not as far left as communism.
This is one of more interesting articles that Mrs Hansen has written. I like the fact that she is asking for the citizens to actually pay attention to what is going on in their Republic. Unfortunately, her political ideology and rhetoric ruins the op-ed. Yes, many things in the world are complex, and are hard understand. We look to people that can explain these things to us, in a way that we can understand. Sachs' view of the redistribution of wealth is correct, but this is by fair not a radical idea, even in classical liberal ideology. Adam Smith, a classical liberal, had a view of some sort of government intervention. His study of price leads to an investigation of its component parts—wages, profits, and rent; and thus Smith is led to consider fully the subject of the distribution of wealth. His theory of value at the hands of certain later writers becomes the classical cost-of-production theory; while, given another slant, it becomes the labor theory of Marx and the socialists. Yet, Smith was not a T.H. Green welfare liberal, but he did advocate for some sort of redistribution (like Sachs), mostly in the form of a consumption tax. Rep. Ryan's quote of Sachs as “a crusader against our free enterprise system” is just a saying to gain political points. The Wall St. protesters are one-in-the same with the Tea Party. They are both wondering what has happened to the middle-class the past 30years. The Tea Party wants to blame government, and the WS people want to blame corporate industry. The truth probably lies in the middle, but the hyperbole used by both sides, and Mrs. Turley, will never get us to the mean between these two extremes.
It's easy to see the results of our liberal/progressive college indoctrination in the protests on Wall Street. The prominent demand being "income redistribution" a mainstay of Obama's political philosophy. The protesters are complaining the system is unfair and the government should make everything fair and just. The underlying demand that they deserve a high paying job with free government health benefits and that all business should be unionized. The complaints and demands are changing at times but which will eventually lead to demanding everything on Obama's agenda.
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