Sunday, June 24, 2012

Who's correct on the economy, Obama or Romney?

It's impossible to be an Involved Voter today without a willingness to dig below the surface and get more familiar with economic causes and solutions.

I recommend taking a look at what Henry Blodget has written at Business Insider.  Here's a link to a recent post:

In the article, Blodget points out that who is right depends on the goal.  Is the goal to heal the overall economy gradually while minimizing pain and disruption, or to try to cure the problem by going "cold turkey"--without any regard for the (hopefully temporary) pain, unemployment, GDP shrinkage, and increased debt, deficits, and inequality that will result from this approach?  He then gives reasons why the former goal is the preferred one.

It's the responsibility of Involved Voters to make time to understand the issues, and then vote accordingly.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Is Romney Lying about Health Care? You Decide.

Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog has an excellent post, Disguising "Repeal and Reverse".  He points out that despite what Mitt Romney keeps saying about his plans to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare (aka the Affordable Care Act), there is no "replace" in sight.  Romney is offering at most a return to the laws that existed before the act was passed - including the ability of insurers to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.  You have to "read the fine print" to figure out what he's actually supporting - including the "Ryan budget" which will shred what's left of the "safety net" many of us count on.

To quote Kilgore:’s important to understand the GOP’s agenda for health care is not “repeal and replace,” or even “repeal and do nothing”—it’s “repeal and reverse,” and a cruel trick on anyone looking for genuine reform.