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Guess who'll win

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:53pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:31pm

Tonight is the big presidential debate.

I will be taking a peek here and there. Most of these debates go about 30 minutes too long.

I cannot believe there are still people out there who are undecided, but I keep reading there are.

Gee, I wonder who'll win. I'll tell you who'll win.

Well, let me codify that. Who'll win in the eyes of the so-called mainstream media, Barack Obama.

The MSM is interested in sneaked tapes and who Mitt Romney sat on in high school to give a hair cut.

They are interested in Romney's part in harvesting companies for a hedge fund. That's what hedge funds do.

In the meantime, a new video comes out of the president from 2007 saying outrageous things, talking about
government needing to spend money in our neighborhoods -- meaning minority neighborhoods -- not a peep.

Libya and the Middle East in son fire, the administration is caught red-handed with conflicting stories about
why embassies were not protected better and what spurned this uprising to begin with -- nothing.

The media gives him a pass. You got a late night comedian saying if Mitt Romney doesn't come on my show, don't vote for him.

Yeah, i wonder who the media will say won.

The president could faint and spit up on himself and he'll be heralded as a statesman. But, the main thing is who do you think is the right man for the job?

That's what matters, not some dopey debate with talking points.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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srb1106 , YOU ARE NOT VERY SMART FOR A TEACHER WHO SAYS YOU DID YOUR RESEARCH, ARE YOU?
OH AND MOST OF THE LINKS I PROVIDED ARE TO THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE WEB SITE,
TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION AND THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE

In the Chisum Bill he did not include the "Elected Class" He only want to take the Pensions away from the Teachers and State Employees or the "Employee Class" THIS IS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN HYPOCRITES IN OUR STATE GOVERMENT WANT FOR YOU TEACHERS.

srb1106, Here is the link to HB 2506 of the 82nd Legislature of 2011 filed by Texas State Representative Warren Chisum Republican House District 88 P.O. Box 2061 Pampa, TX 79066
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/HB02506I.htm
The intent of the Republican / T-Party is to eliminate all Public Pension Funds and not just in Texas but all accross the U. S., look up A L E C and educate yourself about your teachers pension

Bill: HB 2506 Legislative Session: 82(R) Council Document: 82R 372 KFF-D Add to Bill List
Last Action: 04/26/2011 H Left pending in committee
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption Text: Relating to creating defined contribution retirement plans for persons eligible to participate in the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Author: Chisum (R) Subjects: Retirement Systems--State Employees (I0727) Retirement Systems--Teachers (I0726)

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF)is a conservative think tank based in Austin,Texas.
Much more significant pension reform will be needed in order to retain solvency and keep the state’s pension systems above water.To significantly reduce the rising expenses of defined benefit pensions and ensure a more equitable public retirement system, the following steps should be taken:• Freeze the current defined benefit pension plans.A move from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension

Don...While I appreciate your trying to save my pension...one Republican or the Tea party's actions are not changing my thinking about who should be our President. After all...the President doesn't answer to the Tea party! Have you seen the movie 2016? Scary stuff....and we have all seen our rights attacked by this administration through Obamacare. No...I don't want the government running my health insurance or anything else...except taxes. Look at our Postal Service...brokel! Vote Romney/Ryan

OH SRB, I HATE TO TELL YOU BUT IF YOU ARE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER IN TEXAS THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN RUNNING YOUR HEALTH CARE FROM THE BEGINING OF YOUR CAREER.......IGNORANCE AT ITS FINEST. I HOPE YOU DO NOT TEACH CHILDREN IN MY DISTRICT. NO WONDER TX RANKS 48TH IN EDUCATION

And you said "one Republican or the Tea party's actions are not changing my thinking about who should be our President" but I guess one Democrat action will change your thinking about who should be our President. Just a little hypocritical don't you think? Tell me srb, what rights of yours have this administration attacked through the Affordable Care Act? Please be exact and in your own words, no cut & paste from a partisan web site.

yes I have seen it and you need to FACT CHECK what you have seen with a non-partisan source and no the president alone can not affect your pension but it is the intent of the entire Republican/T-Party based on the opinion of the Republican think tanks and the Koch brothers and their investors who want to manage these so called defined contribution accounts and collect the fees associated with them paid by you the account holder not the state. Ignorance is Bliss

The House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services

82nd Legislature

September 13, 2012 9:30 a.m. E2.010
Pursuant to a notice posted on August 6, 2012, the House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Truitt, at 9:32 a.m.The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Truitt; Creighton; Hernandez Luna; Legler; Nash; and Orr.A quorum was present.

(Representative Anchia now present.)

The Chair laid out Interim Charge #5:

Monitor all agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction. Specifically, monitor the study by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of the viability of the current defined benefit plans as well as the implications and feasibility of creating a defined contribution or hybrid plan;

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/minutes/html/C395201209130930...

Mitt Romney !!!! Obama has nothing positive to run on....economy bad...gas prices through the roof....food prices sky high...unemployment up...and yes...the numbers are cooked! They're not even reporting people who has dropped off the unemployment roles!!!! I ought to know...I was a laid off teacher and dropped off the roles and was told to quit reporting!!!! How many millions are like me? I now work as a substitute teacher...underemployed! Debt in trillions!!! People...wake up and elect Romney!

If you were laid off as a result of the actions of the last REPUBLICAN CONTROLED TEXAS LEGISLATURE then you have not been laid off long enough to have dropped off the rolls according to Texas Unemployment laws which has nothing to do with President Obama and his policies but everything to do with the Republican Texas House & Senate along with Republican Governor Perry.
LETS BE HONEST HERE & PLACE THE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS & STOP TELLING LIES.

OBAMA / BIDEN 2012 !!!

srb.....gas prices through the roof....food prices sky high, that is the free market the republicans and mitt romney are pushing and the numbers are cooked just like they were under bush......the formula has not changed for calculating un-employment and if you are a teacher you would be stupid to vote for any republican because they are trying to get rid of your pension. THEY HELD HEARINGS ON THAT 9-12-2012 IN AUSTIN.

I did some research on your claim about the Teacher Pension Fund....wrong!! All they were doing is talking about the pensions sustainability with current stock market performance...which sucks!!! Yes...sustainability for all pension funds is questionable at best in this economy.
No....they're not doing away with the Teacher Pension Plan and no ...it's not Republicans.
Mr Obama has failed...everything is worse since 4 years ago! Time for change and new ideas!
Vote Romney/Ryan

Well, srb, your portfolio may be in the tank, but ours is performing better than it has in years...as folks in at least the top 10% and possibly higher, we back this president 110%...your party of "NO" has held this country hostage since the day President Obama took office...your stooge, mcconnell, had a group of right-of-right un-Americans pledge to stonewall every single proposal to move this country ahead...thanks, teavangelicals!! OBAMA 11/6/2012!

better do a little more research I was at the hearings on Sept. 12th & 13th. You may recall that there is a campaign afoot to “reform” (i.e. radically change) Texas’ public pensions for teachers and other public employees. Basically, the reformers want to abandon the defined-benefit model, which guarantees certain retirement benefits, and replace it with a defined-contribution system built potentially on self-managed accounts such as 401(k)s. http://blog.chron.com/kuffsworld/2012/09/2075-

Still, the interests pushing for change are powerful and persistent. So, the Legislature ordered the Teacher Retirement System and the Employees Retirement System to take a closer look at their funds. The TRS report was released this week.If teachers were to invest their retirement benefits, TRS estimates that 92 percent would do worse than the current system. Thursday, September 20, 2012
http://blog.chron.com/kuffsworld/2012/09/2075-is-a-long-way-off/

Who cares, one puppet is as another.

President Obama...don't let the first debate inflate anyone's head...you can bet the farm that President Obama will rise to the challenge of the next two, the gloves will come off, and willard will be challenged on every single flip-flop he's committed for the past year...clown willard even walked back his 47% pronouncement to gain votes!! He will say, do, slander, pander, lie, etc., just to own this country, this elitist fake who still doesn't care about the "common people", OBAMA 11/6/2012!

Actually the number is more like 43%. Obama, or any other dem candidate, could slap a woman, or worse with a child, in the face in front of cameras and he would still get 41%-43%vote for him and CBS, MSNBC, CNN would all paint the candiate as the victim and criminalize the women because they're all so unbias and truthful.

Romney won the debate. Obama looked angry, smirk on his face. Must be because he missed his teleprompter.

Obama said that "independent studies" looking at Romney's tax plan say the only way to meet Romney's goal of not adding to the deficit is by "burdening middle class families."
True a claim that Romney is proposing a tax plan "that would give millionaires another tax break and raise taxes on middle class
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/03/fact-checkin...

Romney’s Impossible Tax Promise
Experts say he can't cut rates without losing revenue or favoring the wealthy.
Posted on August 3, 2012 , Corrected on August 6, 2012
Mitt Romney first revealed his tax plans on Sept. 6, 2011, in a 59-point economic plan titled “Mitt Romney’s Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth.”
http://factcheck.org/2012/08/romneys-impossible-tax-promise/

Romney said six tax studies look at a study that Obama described and "say it's completely wrong." Previously, Romney has claimed that five studies back his tax plan. We found that Mostly False. We saw no more than two independent studies out of the five claimed.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/03/fact-checkin...

Not a 5 Trillion $ tax cut?•Make permanent, across-the-board 20 percent cut in marginal rates •Maintain current tax rates on interest, dividends, & capital gains •Eliminate taxes for taxpayers with AGI below $200,000 on interest, dividends, & capital gains •Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) •Cut the corporate rate to 25 percent •Strengthen & make permanent the R&D tax credit •Switch to a territorial tax system •Repeal the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax Amt
http://www.mittromney.com

looked like a tossup to me except that according to mitt romney's own web site he (romney) just flat out told the American People a lie about his tax plan.

http://www.mittromney.com

No pass last night. BHO took a whoopin.

President Obama

I agree with Neal. As far as I tell, Romney seems to be handing Obama his hat

romney

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