Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thoughts on the RNC
But, I digress.
While I was watching, I was thinking in terms of future presidential nominees. I liked John Kasich (Ohio governor), John Barrasso (Wyoming senator), and Luis Fortuno (Puerto Rico governor). Of course, these were first impressions, but first impressions are important, in my opinion. I'll be paying more attention now to these three. Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, has been in the spotlight here and there since assuming office, and usually with favorable reviews from vocal Republicans, but my mind isn't made up yet. He tries too hard...or something. There's something about him I don't quite trust yet. The rumor around the interwebs is that he plans to run for president in 2016. Guess we'll see.
On a different note, has anyone seen the website put out by the Obama campaign, Who is Fighting for Middle Class Tax Cuts? You can input your family's income and see your tax savings and/or increase according to Obama's and Romney's tax plans. Of course, no matter what income level is entered, you have tax savings with Obama's plan and a tax increase with Romney's plan. Let's just pretend for a moment that this is not skewed at all, absolutely no assumptions were made, it's completely unbiased and all facts are known. Umm, so what? We're in debt, people! How can we expect to get out of debt without spending any money? It's sad that many Americans would have made better choices, and wouldn't have put our nation in the crisis we're currently weathering, and now those same people (read: you and I) are going to have to shell out to fix it. But I don't see any other way around it. Do you? It'll definitely help (a really LOT) if we cut wasteful spending, but that won't get rid of the debts we now owe. Just my two cents on the subject.