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Updated on April 17, 2012

Let's see the differences between the two.

Head to head, President Barack Obama is leading his closest rival, Mitt Romney, by 9 percentage points in the polls, and that is no surprise at all to many people.

The media want to look at it as child's play, by attributing Obama's popularity to his being sensitive to women's causes, by saying that he, Obama, "is more likable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll." (CNN, 04/17/12).

That is true to a certain extent, as he wants women to have the best in health care services, while Romney, the presumptive Republican Party candidate to challenge Obama in the 2012 presidential election, is threatening to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, signed by the president, which favored not just women, but also the poor and the most vulnerable sector of society, the elderly.

The new health care act makes it possible for many more millions of Americans to have insurance coverage, whose premiums are reasonably priced, Otherwise, there will be no way to absorb them, and the result will be crowded Emergency Rooms in hospitals.

Such a situation is clearly untenable, and the Affordable Health Care Act deals with it for many families to be able to visit their doctors' offices instead.

Romney is fighting to give back the control of the health care industry to the big insurance companies, who have made the health services to become dysfunctional, and people are determined not to allow that to happen.

He, Romney, is seen to be on the side of the wealthy in society, and he will do all he can to cater to their needs more than those of average persons; that is the 1% versus the 99% scenario, which is sparking an outrage and causing "the Occupy Wall Street" organization to come into existence.

Big corporations will be free from the trade regulations that are set up to deal with unscrupulous dividends and profiteering, and Romney will dismantle them (regulations) for economic savagery, in which only the wealthy can survive and to go on as usual.

That also breeds conditions for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer, by the creation of an atmosphere in which jobs are seen to be plentiful, but wages and salaries remain stagnant.

The bargaining powers of the Trade Unions will diminish under Romney, as the "right to work" policy, a ploy designed to weaken or even destroy workers, who want to unionize to demand legitimate benefits and better working conditions from hard-hearted companies and employers.

The economy will be growing, but only a few will accrue all the advantages; and that is Romney's world for you.

What voters must do is to overcome the deception that is being bandied around by politicians, who want to take the country back to Reaganomics; the trickle down economy that has no value for the average person, as prosperity will only be for those smart in the debauchery of making profits in stock market investments.

The "Buffett Rule", which forces the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes and play by the same rules as anyone else, will be needed to gather enough revenues for the repair of the American infrastructure, with bridges and roads being in acute disrepair for long periods of time and causing danger to lives.

New schools and colleges to be built to meet with future technological and scientific challenges in the world. An economy that permits all to prosper. Better homes and affordable housing to rid society of the plight of homelessness, etc., etc.

Those are some of the things that have to influence people when voting, and not just mere promises by politicians cum investors, who have castles all over the world.


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      owurakwasip 5 years ago

      In this world, there are always the two sides; the rich and the poor. You may not know to which side you belong, but I am speaking from the point of view of the latter.

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      laurathegentleman 5 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      This is far from an unbiased review of the election - however; you did provide a few relevant points!

      I'm independent and I wish people would be willing to look past their own personal preferences to report beneficial facts from BOTH sides of the race. Nevertheless - good hub!