The Romnesia Contingency - For awhile now the public has watched in disbelief at times at the nations political process unfolding as if watching some new cable television reality show. Instead the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is near and ironically falls shortly after Halloween. This transiting event will influence our personal lives here in the United States for better or worse. The final result of the Election transpiring on this date continues to build in tempo as though it represents a recently decoded Mayan Calendar event. The year 2012 has been included in many prophecies.
2012 Humanities Apocalypse - Will a great cataclysm or some other profound transmutation occur? We are about to find out. Below are excerpts of respective Wikipedia articles, under the Terms established at the end of this article, describing a chronological accounting of milestone events in the public service lives of two GOP enigmas billed as Romney/Ryan for President. Incumbent Barack Obama summarizes the dizzying number of random changes in Mitt Romney's positions over time recently, as symptoms associated with a condition known as "Romnesia". If you have already cast your vote this information may be of moot value. For the rest of those whom have not, here are some study guides that will provide revelations regarding their accomplishments in public service. In retrospect looking at the Republican's standing "No" vote in Congress, you may find some unexplainable contradictions in the party-line rhetoric.
HillaryCare gets a new home - Romney was at the forefront of a movement to bring near-universal health insurance coverage to the state, after a business executive told him at the start of his term that doing so would be the best way he could help people and after the federal government, due to the rules of Medicaid funding, threatened to cut $385 million in those payments to Massachusetts if the state did not reduce the number of uninsured recipients of health care services.
Despite not having campaigned on the idea of universal health insurance, Romney decided that because people without insurance still received expensive health care, the money spent by the state for such care could be better used to subsidize insurance for the poor. After positing that any measure adopted not raise taxes and not resemble the previous decade's failed "HillaryCare" proposal, Romney formed a team that beginning in late 2004 came up with a set of proposals more innovative than an incremental one from the Massachusetts Senate and more acceptable to him than one from the Massachusetts House of Representatives that incorporated a new payroll tax.
In particular, Romney successfully pushed for incorporating an individual mandate at the state level. U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy, who had made universal heath coverage his life's work, gave Romney's plan a positive reception, which encouraged Democratic legislators to work with it. The effort eventually gained the support of all major stakeholders within the state, and Romney helped break a logjam between rival Democratic leaders in the legislature.
Analysis: Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton tutor Mitt Romney. Now the Health Care Plan the GOP hates is called ObamaCare
Unemployment and new jobs creation - On average, unemployment rates were slightly worse in the rest of the nation than in Massachusetts for the first three years of Romney's term. By his final year in office, the state was struggling to keep pace with the rate of falling unemployment nationwide.
Massachusetts national ranking leaped from the 29th highest in unemployment when Romney took office to the 18th by the end of his term. Unemployment in Massachusetts rose during Romney's first year from a rate of 5.6 percent in January 2003, when he took office, to a peak of 6.0 percent in mid 2003.
It then steadily declined over the remainder of his term, ending at 4.6 percent in January 2007, his last month as governor, for a net improvement in unemployment of 1.0 percent. Much of the improvement in unemployment during Romney's first three years in office reflected the loss of working-age adults from the labor force, many of them having left Massachusetts for other states during the period. Massachusetts experienced one of the highest levels of net out-migration of any state during Romney's term.
Analysis: By invoking the powers of Willard Romney's "magic amulet"- if elected President it will work so long as the majority of US Citizens move to another country.
Reference Excerpt - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorship_of_Mitt_Romney
Paul Ryan-Bow and Arrow Over-Taxation Repealed! - Ryan became the ranking Republican member of the House Budget Committee in 2007, then chairman in 2011 after Republicans took control of the House. That same year he was selected to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address.
Official U.S. Congress portrait of Ryan in 2011 - During his 13 years in the House, he has sponsored some 71 bills or amendments, of which two were ultimately enacted into law. One, passed in July 2000, renamed a post office in Ryan's district; the other, passed in December 2008, lowered the excise tax on arrow shafts. Ryan has also co-sponsored 975 bills of which 176 have passed. 22 percent of these bills were originally sponsored by Democrats; the average for Republicans is 19 percent. In 2010, Ryan was a member of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Bowles-Simpson Commission), which was tasked with developing a plan to reduce the federal deficit. He voted against the final report of the commission.
Analysis: Democrats do his work-but the Bow and Arrow win is all his.
Reference Excerpt - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ryan_(politician)
Portions of this article are protected under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)