Danny Bermudez Romney also lost the Hispanic vote by an overwhelming majority. 70% of Hispanics voted for Obama I read somewhere. I think it's a voting bloc Romney could have easily chipped away had he endorsed Paul's views on immigration reform.
Danny Bermudez I think your analysis of gold and a return to precious metal backed currency is wrong, but I won't bother debating it since you apparently can't hold a healthy debate without being condescending to opposing view points. Though I will say this idea of printing money out of thin air isn't getting us anywhere except rapid inflation.
Danny Bermudez Debating ideas was fun until you brought out the name calling. Wasn't trying to get under your skin. And just because we have different view points, doesn't mean I think you're an idiot or ignorant, just for the record. Again, as I mentioned before, I'm not advocating for the removal of our police force, I think it's a good thing at the local and state level. What I am against is a police state, which is where we are headed at the federal level. I live in Arizona and I cant drive from city to city without multiple checkpoints where I have to show my papers to prove I'm not an illegal.
Danny Bermudez Yes, MY hard earned money is currently printed, etc., by the very government I don't want touching it. It's also fiat, and has no actual value except that which the Federal Reserve says it's worth. If all of a sudden they decided that they longer except $100 bills, we'd be screwed. Also robbed. Which is why I'd like to see us return to the gold standard and/or allow competing currencies. As for police/fire protection. I'm not advocating for their removal. It's one of the basic (and few) requirements from government. I'm all for it. But their main objective, I believe, is to preserve my freedom and liberties, not trample them. And just for S & Gs, check out: Law without Government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPyrq6SEL0&feature=relmfu
Danny Bermudez You're correct. 100%. Corruption, waste, fraud go both ways. Fortunately, I can opt out of giving money to my local church or charity. I can't opt out of paying for fraudulent or wasteful government programs.
Danny Bermudez This is sadly very true. Also very tyrannical. Here's a similar situation close to where I live: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_west_valley/glendale/Glendale-woman-Mildred-Ramirez-threatened-with-jail-if-she-continues-to-operate-food-bank-
Danny Bermudez As a libertarian, I don't believe in a dog-eat-dog social structure. It's the Constitution that outlines the individuality of Americans. Individuality is what generates economic growth out of private property. That doesn't mean I believe we are all out on our own. I just don't believe it's the government's role to facilitate communal survival or fracture the American people into categorized groups. I would rather donate MY hard earn money to my local church that does a much better job at helping people in need, than to be rob by my government just to give multiple cell phones to others.
Danny Bermudez You're correct in that Obama failed to create a climate to generate all the things you just listed as his Failures. But I think the best thing Obama, and a President Romney, can do is just move out of the way. Take government out as much as possible. The Federal Government doesn't have the ability to create productive jobs, or stop outsourcing, or price controls, the best way it can influence such things is to get out of the way and let the free markets drive those down.
Danny Bermudez Non-issues? Tell that to the U.S.S.R. or Spain or the now infamous Greece. Of course it's a big issue. Japan is not a worthy comparison. The Japanese Yen is worthless. The Mexican Peso trades at a higher value than the Yen.
Danny Bermudez I agree, the DREAM Act is a good start. Streamlining the process would be even better. Why the hell would it ever need to take ten years before an application even gets seen? I'm not talking about amnesty or quick path to citizenship, just a plain'ol permit to work.
Danny Bermudez That's precisely the point I'm trying to make. He doesn't care about the issues that the Latino community (or Asian) is facing. He only cares about getting elected. Obama's Exec. Order was just to buy votes, not because he cares. If legal immigration is such a good thing, as both major parties claim, why not make it easier?
Danny Bermudez I believe you when you say that you and your family are now pro republican ticket, but if you're going to make a claim like, "hispanics are more in favor of the republican party this year", you're going to have to cite your source.
Danny Bermudez Never once did I claim it was "all Republicans' fault". I'm saying they lost a great opportunity to reach out to the hispanic voting bloc but missed it. If you're interested in who I fault, I fault both sides. No one has done anything about immigration reform and both sides say it's needed.
Danny Bermudez I agree completely. Republicans dropped the ball by being opposed to immigration reform. They say they're for it, but won't even touch the subject unless we build a fence first. Building a fence is not reform. It's a cop-out. Democrats, especially Obama, claim to be the party of immigration reform, yet like the republicans, do nothing about it. It was only when he was up against the ropes that Obama passed the Exec. Order to buy votes. Sadly, it worked. Latino community because of it overwhelmingly supports him now. Same can be said about his all of a sudden LBGT support. Both talk a lot to buy votes and do nothing about it. Same goes for "balancing the budget". Give. Me. A. Break.
Danny Bermudez The major poll I think that is being ignored is the Hispanic population poll. I hate putting people into groups/categories, but I will. The Hispanic voting bloc, rapidly growing, is overwhelmingly in favor of Obama. Republicans pretty much shot themselves in the foot by ignoring immigration reform.
Danny Bermudez I think even if it's cloaked under immigration reform, it still does manage to bring a form of immigration reform. Call it a win-win. Or win-win-win as Michael Scott would say. We all win.
Danny Bermudez I would hardly say that being within a margin of error would classify Romney as someone slipping in the polls or someone with a campaign on the brink of implosion. Look forward to your live blogging!
Danny Bermudez Romney's camp doesn't want to bring up the issue of guns because it will inevitably lead to follow up questions about his previous flip-flop regarding the issue. Obama doesn't want to bring up the issue because it will consequently lead to discussion of his involvement in the failed gun-walking operations in the southwest. I'm sure there's a section about its exclusion in their secret contract with the CPD. Right below the section excluding any third party inclusion to the debates.