An Underclass View of Obama and Romney

Political View from the Underclass

June 5, 2012

An Underclass View of Obama and Romney

The Presidency of the United States is a serious job and electing the right man for the job is important. We have to choose between Obama and Romney in November. Now, who is the best man for the job? I will view where Obama and Romney were 3 1/2 years ago. Obama was elected the first Black President of the United States of America 3 1/2 years ago. Romney was embarking on another run for President, 3 1/2 years ago. President Barack Obama has for the last 3 ½ years handled the affairs of our nation on a global stage with understanding and knowledge of what cause and effect his decisions have on our Nation. His ability to sit with and match wits with any and all world leaders and come to an understanding, if not an agreement, has been Presidential. A good President must be able to learn and retain quickly information and be articulate and confident in his oral presentations. The President has personally engaged many friends and foes of America. He is respected and feared, respected by friends of America and feared by enemies. He has not hesitated to order the killing those who would harm Americans. Somehow his critics in America find fault in his killings and in his desire to prosecute America’s enemies.

In America, the President is respected by most Americans but hated and feared by many Americans for personal reasons. His first two years in spite of unprecedented disrespect was somewhat successful. He managed to stop the hemorrhaging of 700,000 jobs a month. The Republicans fought against a stimulus package that kept cities across America from laying off millions of police, fire fighter, and teachers. The Republicans in an unprecedented move called for austerity, because they felt that the debts created before Obama’s Presidency was unsustainable. With the use of Executive Order and Powers the President Loaned the U.S. Auto Industry Billions of Dollars of Tax payer’s Money. The Auto Industry unlike Wall Street was not too big to fail. IT REALLY TOOK A DECIDER TO MAKE THAT DECISION AT THAT TIME IN SPACE. It wasn’t a bail out as with Wall Street, it was a loan with interest. If the president had to go through the house and senate to save the U.S. Auto Industry it would not be the #1 Auto Industries in the world today. The Stimulus Package helped him to be a President like all Presidents before him for a minute. By the time most of the stimulus was gone and the 2010 mid- term elections approached, the debt crisis and the war over the debt ceiling had poisoned the minds of the people. There are many right winged conservatives flying liberal flags and they are card carrying Democrats. Republicans no longer allow liberals or left leaning Republicans to win elections. In spite of all the right winged Democrats in the house and senate, and with the help of two brave Old Guard Republican Women, the president was able to sign into law watered down health and financial reform, ( You have to start somewhere, and it’s a start) that is needed for debt control and cost control. Every progressive action the President made brought about negative reactions from the healthcare and the financial Industries. These industries are targeted for reform if Obama isn’t a 1 term President. The healthcare industry’s reaction was to charge more for less healthcare coverage. The financial Industry’s reaction was to stop lending and sit on the money; bail out money can also collect interest or be invested off shore. What can the President do about the reactions of health and finance? The President can’t do anything but watch until November 2012 and see who the people say will be the next President, him or Mitt. Now if Obama wins reelection and the house or senate has a large democratic majority, there is a good chance for health and financial cost reform. If the President wins with a democratic majority in the house and senate, which would be a mandate, then the American people will have spoken loudly.

What if the President was to lose and Romney becomes the new President of the United States of America? If Mitt Romney becomes the 45th President, I believe Financial and Health care reform will not be a priority for a Republican Presidency. Whatever triggers that are supposed to kick in 2013 and beyond will be defunded in the name of Austerity. I believe the false claims of government overspending and the imminent bankrupting of America caused by government over spending will continue until 2014. By the year 2014 most government jobs on the federal, state, and local levels will be eliminated. Most public schools in the nation will be replaced by private and charter schools, and since the federal government will be out of the business of funding public education, there will be less chance for American children to be educated. It will appear that the job creators are trying their best to create jobs and employ the people since there is a Republican in the White House. The private sector jobs created will be not enough to replace public sector jobs lost during the first two years of Romney’s Administration. The banks will spend some of the trillions they have been sitting on for the last four years. The reforms and new hurdles placed on consumer loans since the bailout will remain in place, but access to job creator’s loans will increase. That makes good business sense to business people, why not? Now less face facts, the American Dollar though not backed by anything but the Might of the United States is the Gold Standard of Currency in the World. There is absolutely no real fear of America going broke because the country can’t pay its bills due to too much debt. Talk about, “Too Big to fail”. Have no fear my fellow Americans, about America heading for economic collapse. America being the inventers of Capitalism will make every amendment to financial rules, policies, agreements, and by any means necessary, save Capitalism. So you can be sure the job creators will not let the economy collapse. The debt is just Republican tea party Hogwash.

I can’t talk much about Romney’s accomplishments in the last 3 ½ years. All I can say is he won the Republican nomination after an almost 12 year endeavor. I can say he was once a State governor who didn’t leave a long list or short list of remarkable accomplishments. I can also say he was an executive of Bain Capital and made a large amount of money in that position, which was another accomplishment. The fact that he is not good in debates is obvious. His lack of understanding of foreign affairs and inability to articulate his intention with conviction and confidence; can be a handicap on the world stage. I don’t believe Mitt Romney could make Presidential decisions without direction from his supporters and financial backers. He said he will support the far right tea party’s agenda of stopping government spending while lowering taxes on the job creators. Republicans always have and always will spend government money on the job creators. The money spent on the interstate system and the federal monies spent by state governments yearly, to create and maintain state highway systems, must and will continue to benefit job creators in the public sector. Corporate socialism, and corporate welfare coupled with low and no taxes, and paid federal subsidies cost the American people, but no cost to the job creators. I believe if Romney wins in November the national debt crisis will be found to be a non-issue in a Republican Administration. I don’t believe that the President should be replaced just because he is a Democrat and Romney is a Republican. I believe that President Obama is without a doubt the best man for the job at this time in space in our country’s history. Mitt Romney has not given me any reason to vote for him other than he is the Republican nominee for President. If you can give me a good reason or two to vote for Mitt Romney, please tell me why I should vote for Mitt instead of the President Obama.

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Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Vote for Mitt to end this battle between Republicans and Deomcrats. He'll accept no compromise with them and show Republicans that hating your enemy wins out. If Scott Walker can do it in Wisconsin, Mitt can to it for the U.S. We'll have to manufacture crosses to nail Democrats on--the gall they have to believe in compromise and loving your neighbor!


HSchneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

I agree with all of your points, Junko. President Obama has done a fine job keeping this economy from going into a depression and has been wonderful in foreign affairs. Romney has no qualifications and will be a tool of his wealthy donors. He has no spine.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Dr. Kid I was so surprized that Scott Walker survived the recall. I guess the power of money is stronger than the people's common sense. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

Well you won't get any reasons to vote for Mitt from me. I'm with H, though I call it having an "adjustable spine" instead.

He has no understanding or empathy for anybody different than himself and that includes the average American and that to me is probably the most frightening thing about him to me. Bubble boy.

Good job laying it out there Junko.


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junko 4 years ago Author

HSchneider, He has no spine, you are absolutely right. Thank you for making that point, it's an addition to the points i'm trying to make.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you Ginger, your comments also adds to the points I made. An adjustable spine is definitely what he is being fitted with for the general election to appear to have empathy for the middle, working, and underclass.


Mary Wells 4 years ago

Junko,this is another great article. I hate to imagine what will happen if Romney is elected Pesident in November 2012. All I can do is vote and hope. Thank you for making the choice clear.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Mary. I'm always glad to here from you. I want ask you when again, concerning hubpages.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

great piece of writing here. Loved it. Every word. Cudos to you, Junko. Voted up and all the way. Now may I just share this with you . . .as for Mitt, I cant see me voting for him simply because he is using the same tactics that Jimmy Carter used when he was elected--telling the masses what they want to hear. And that smile of his. I cant trust a person around the clock who smiles all of the time. Not that I think he is evil, but maybe a bit shady maybe. If he would just be himself and not hide behind slinging mud at our president, I would have more respect for him. I was raised to be watchful for people who smile the way he smiles because Satan himself beguiled Eve with that same tool: An easy smile.

Kenneth


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Kenneth. Iam truly humbled by your generous comments. I also detect an attempt by Mitt to hide his true spirit. The internal struggle to hide shows on his face and "no matter how hard he tries hide it states his case". The sruggle also shakes his speech. We will talk, again.


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

Haha maybe Kenneth will enjoy this:

http://www.animalnewyork.com/2012/ill-doctrine-mit...

Hope you like it to junko! Something to think about anyway.


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Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I have yet to figure out what Romney is running for. He seems to just be against things. Now he wants to take away healthcare from 5 million kids and double charge the elderly pay for their prescriptions.

Romney has said he can't reveal what his budget cuts would be until after the election because it would cause too much political debate and side track the debate. But that is the debate. He would have some paybacks to David Koch who is funding a half-dozen Romney super PACs. So we'd see war in Iran so that gas prices could go up and make David the first trillionaire.

Yet Obama just doesn't seem to offer anything either with his forward message. Forward to what? Why can't he say he's doing battle against the corporization of America? Why can't he say he's trying to save small businesses?


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junko 4 years ago Author

Ginger, thanks for the food for thought. It seems like a no brainer.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Doc. the President is out on a limb. Anything he say or do is attacked by the Republicans. The democrats are scared of the Conservatives for good reasons, they can and will destroy anyones political career, with the power of money. Many Democrats are scared to openly support their President. Instead of saying what he is doing, its best that he let his actions speak for him, also you and others must say what we see. Remember Bin ladin? If the president had briefed the Republicans or Democrats the mission would have ended up like the Gitmo trials and other things he said he would do.


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Dr Billy Kidd 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Junko5, it's interesting to think that Obama must let his actions speak for him, as if he has no defenders. So he has to simply act and see where it goes. That was certainly the case with the Affordable Care Act. I'm seeing what you're saying, and had not really considered it as such before.

I do know that money is going to talk in this election on every level, right down to your local mayor, at least in the big cities. The Super PACs are right in there. Last I heard there was 2000 of them, most supporting anti-Democrat candidates.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Doc, Iam glad to shine a light on something you knew but never thought about. That is one of the benefits of asking on hubpages, "Iron sharpens iron".


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

Junko - you stated a lot of your "opinion" as I didn't find much fact or even attempts to back what you say in your hub. Point in case - you stated "The healthcare industry’s reaction was to charge more for less healthcare coverage." - what proof do you have to back such a statement?

We all need to end this Big Government Presidential run and get Romney in the White House to start getting things back on track.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Yes, Conservative Lady, You found my opinions based on my experiences. The fact is, my cost and out of pocket deductables got higher and I got less for more money. To end this presidency and get Romney in the White House to get things back on track is a ridiculous solution to solve the Nation's problems.


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

Sounds like you need to find a new Doctor.....


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junko 4 years ago Author

It's not the doctor, its the private sector insurance corporation. Doctors and hospitals are pimped by the Insurance Industry..


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

If you have insurance through your employer then the employer is the one that determines what kind of coverage they buy for you. The Doctors office charges a set fee for all insured and cash pay patients - your insurance (based on what plan your employer purchased) then covers an agreed upon amount and the remainder is your expense. If your employer provides a shoddy plan or you go to a doctor that is out of network then you will end up paying more. If doctors were not mandated to provide services to Medicare and Medicaid patients at 40% of cost then maybe they would not have to charge more to the insured and cash paying patients. I have worked in the medical field for 20+ years - I know how it works and the only agency pulling the purse strings of Doctors is our Government. We need to get Obama and his Socialistic ways out of the white house. Big Government costs everybody in one way or another.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Conservative Lady, Big Government has helped the private sector with tax breaks and subsidies. In education the private sector education corporations are taking advantage of the BIG GOVERNMENT education grants and saleing worthless substandard education like wall street sold Government guaranteed mortgages. Capitalist unlike socialist use Big Government built infrastructures and want to ride tax free as if they are socialist or low income and can't afford taxes. Yes, employment provided health insurance cost the employer more so the employees got less coverage and higher deductable. If you will, please explain what Conservatives find socialistic about President Obama? Please don't be vague, I got a need to know..


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

Big Government drains the tax dollars from those who are working - tax breaks are simply giving back what was ours to begin with. Capitolist want to create jobs and make money from the services or goods they produce - they do not want Government creating jobs and paying for them with our tax dollars. I personally think Obama is socialistic because he wants to provide all people with the same standards of living whether they are people that have worked hard all of their lives to form a lucrative career, or a welfare momma with 8 kids from 6 different fathers who hasn't worked a day in her life.

Do I know everything - heck no, but I do know that I am much worse off since Obama took office as are many of my friends who went to college and worked hard to get ahead in life.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Well... that was vague, but I understand what you said and why you said it. Big Government hasn't collected enough taxes in the last 12 years to pay States big government bills anymore. A welfare momma with eight kids and six different fathers lives will not change, but those of you who think socialism is for the underclass, will soon become a part of the underclass in a Romney Presidency. Capitalist don't care about skin color they only care about money. I hope your wish for the poor and uneducated don't cause you and your to wish that President Obama had two terms as President.


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

I grew up on welfare in a very poor neighborhood in Pennsylvania, many of my relatives still live in poverty but I see that as their choice. I worked 2 jobs, went to college, and made a better life for myself. I do not consider any one "underclasssed." I don't care about class, skin color, or anything else other than I do not want to support folks that do not try to support themselves first. I wish you well.


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

"tax breaks are simply giving back what was ours to begin with."

Oh is that what you call giving our tax money to large corporations like Exxon who don't pay taxes to begin with? Cutting services to the poor & the middle class by a certain amount on one hand and turning around & giving that same amount with your other hand to corporations as well?


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junko 4 years ago Author

I wish you well also, Conservative Lady. If you grew up poor, on welfare and in a very poor neighborhood, in my view you are and were underclass with two jobs. Big Government has and is the only help the underclass can depend on, the Private Sector is profit driven and will place their jobs, goods, and service anywhere in the world they could make money. If you think hard you will realize Big Government gave you the chance to make a choice to have a better life, not Capitalist.


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

?“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Gerald Ford


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junko 4 years ago Author

Conservaive Lady, you are right, yes, you and those that embrace and repeat that quote. If I except that quote as a fact, I would not see beyond the quote. I don't except that quote as fact, but as an opinion. My opinion is, if Private Sector Capitalist supply all Americans with all the jobs, health care and public services the Majority of Americans will continue to suffer as they are today with less jobs and more prisons.Big Government is needed now more than ever before and to suddenly stop Government spending in a recession is insane. THAT'S JUST MY OPINION NOT FACTS. Thank you for commenting Conservative Lady, your comments are an asset..


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

junko, going by your words there is no reason to have the American dream? My parents were both dirt poor and worked and went to college my entire life. Both graduated when I was a senior in high school. Both are retired now but my mother gets called up to consult and makes 500 a day for consulting. They did well AFTER I was gone from the home. Allow government to meet all your needs and there is no reason to try, hence the reason we have 60 million on welfare and my company cannot find employees. I have 300 jobs that pay 14 dollars an hour with lots of 60 hour weeks with overtime, we offer health insurance, dental, and 2 weeks paid vacation, ...............your idea sounds good on paper, but doesn't work in reality.


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junko 4 years ago Author

C'mon AR, 60 million on welfare? Is that fact or Opinion? Reagan and Bill transformed welfare and made it short term help. I know that there are many millions of un and underemployed Americans waiting for the job creators to create many jobs. The three hundred jobs you referenced is not even a drop in the unemployment bucket, but I understand your point. AR your parents and I lived the American dream. Today my children's and your American dream may end prematurely because not enough Americans can dream of a better life. A different reality will face my grand children. My ideas are based in realities. Thanks for the comment, American Romance .


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

ABC verifys the numbers of people on welfare of some sort - the numbers are astronomical and have DOUBLED since 2007. Here is the link to the ABC article http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/congr...


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

And WHY is that? 1 in 4 in my area are struggling to afford food. The face of the food stamp user has changed and many first time customers...again why?

http://www.examiner.com/article/ronald-reagan-rich...


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

sorry only 57 MILLION! ...........did I mention another ONE HALF of America doesn't pay TAXES? I make 6 figures and just finished a 7 month project last night in building a shop in my back yard. I built the shop so I can do things to make extra money. I weld, build vintage furniture etc. I can paint, weld, work with wood, steel, and some electrical. I am self taught. I put two pulleys on my Ford pickup the other day that were making noise. All of the above saved me up to 20 grand over the past year. These are ways people make money, meaning SAVE it! I did the pullys after watching a Utube video on how to change them. In other words people must think! Have ideas etc. All motivation to do these things leave the human mind if the brain is tricke into a false sense of security..............again the reason generation after generation either works or waits on the system to make their way in life. Seldom does one find failing kids from hard working families, and seldom does one find children that excell from families on welfare...............doesn't take rocket science to figure it out.


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junko 4 years ago Author

" Welfare of sort " is this socialism, feeding the hungry of Ameria, or welfare? What about tax breaks and cash subsidy provided by public monies for Big business,is that socialism or "Welfare of sort"?


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you Ginger, for asking that question. It is good that you ask a question that you knew the answer before you ask the question.That was a good question.


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junko 4 years ago Author

American Romance you project a good example of a man's man. You may also be a woman's man, but you don't project that side on hubpages.You are an example of a great American. I believe that if all American men were like you and America was lead by the same people in government all those great Americans could not be as successful as you are and just as many would be unemployed as is today. Just as many would not be paying taxes as today. What you think American Romance?


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

It seems one of your other commenters knows the answer as well...apparently President Obama is running around signing people up for welfare! "The welfare numbers have grown tremendously under Obama. He alone has raised the food stamp dole more than any other President in recent history."


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junko 4 years ago Author

Ginger, all should know the answer, but many seek to mislead and misinform those who don't seek the truth and wait to be told what to believe. Thanks Ginger.


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

And then they have the nerve to complain about you not bringing the facts...sigh.


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junko 4 years ago Author

Ginger, most facts are not truth here on hubpages, they are but word, numbers and graphs supporting an idea. The right has a right to be wrong everyday and they exercise that right here on hubpages. My opinions are as good or better then their facts. Thanks for your support, it makes me stronger.


Ginger Ruffles 4 years ago

You are welcome Junko!


"dumbed down" by data? 4 years ago

"Narratives, or stories of experience, not only help us make meaning of our lives and work, they facilitate emerging relationships (cited as an important factor in people's lives). Narratives or stories also connect us across differences of race, gender, and class. They remind us that we are all human."

Interesting discussion here. Junko our experiences are what drives our lives. They help us to make meaning of what is happening around us. Good point about facts, data, and graphs. Often times we are SO driven by data and numbers that we forget what the actual data and numbers represent, real human beings with real life experiences. This "data driven" age is what is killing America's school system today. Many students are being "left behind". The No Child Left Behind Act was started with a President that set the goal of making students proficient in reading and math by 2014 regardless to their background. What he failed to realize is that their "background" and life experiences play a major factor in them trying to construct meaning of what they are being taught (constructivist theory). There are human beings behind these graphs and numbers and so many factors involved when you are trying to produce positive outcomes.

In this time of uncertainties it is becoming increasingly important to not only have intellectual abilities, you also must possess emotional intelligence. I for one would rather have a President that can empathize with how hard I have worked and the challenges that many Americans face than one that can not relate to my story.

Listen to the narratives people. Great points Junko!

Lambert, L., Walker, D., Zimmerman, D., Cooper, J., Lambert, M., Gardner, M., Szabo, M. (2002). The constructivist leader. New York:


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junko 4 years ago Author

Thank you, for the comment, dumb down. I agree a lack of empathy does suggest a lack of emotional intelligence.

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