I agree, people should vote for who they think is best.
I just hate it when they believe in the propoganda and vote against their own best interest.
I can't help myself - responding to your list : )
"1. Obama put together a bi-partism committee to address the budget deficit. By far the best approach to resolving the issue. Didn't react to a single item. Just ignored all the hard work."
The committee never agreed to anything, it was just more of the Rs and Ds not agreeing to anything. Half of the committee wanted to end the Bush tax cuts which Obama has advocated. Many other things from the committee.
"2. Has NO interest in addressing entitlement programs."
Do you mean Social Security? There's no deficit. In several decades they may have to reduce benefits by 30% or something. But if the economy is better or they make some adjustments then even this won't be required.
Do you mean Medicare and Medicaide? Obama-care reduced the deficit some. Need to do more but they made a start.
Other entitlement programs? Small part of budget so it doesn't make that much difference.
"3. Total lack of leadership. Go ahead and say the Rep House is in the way. A good leader is able to overcome that. If the only way he can become a good leader is to control all of Congress, then anybody can do that."
If the Rs block almost everything and say #1 priority is to make sure he's not re-elected, you can't say it's all Obama's fault.
"4. Total lack of transparency (something he promised). Fast and Furious, Intel leaks, etc."
Fast and Furious was started by Bush, ended by Obama. The AG testified multiple times. They won't release info that's illegal to release. The Rs just want to make something where there's nothing as a political strategy.
Intel leaks - no reason to think Obama did anything, but the Rs do want to investigate anything as a political strategy.
"5. Totally anti business unless you are an union business. As a small business owner I live the effects of his policy."
What effects of Obama policy is adversely affecting you?
"6. Big government is just not better. They have no track record of doing anything right except building a Great Military. If anyone thinks the healthcare act will cost what they say is just being fooled. I will bet you anything that in 20 years the cost will far exceed any estimate they are projecting. Really just think about it. Every government expenditure has a budget associated with it. How many times have they stayed within the budget. Both parties are to blame."
Big government did the GI bill and other programs which educated us which created the high tech computer revolution. Highways. Health care improvements are based on research paid for by big government. Social security is pretty efficient - a lot fewer poverty seniors...
You could also find examples of waste, like $100 military toilet seats and most of the military spending that the military doesn't even need.
Big business can screw things up - Enron, the banks that precipitated the financial collapse,... Other big businesses do good things like maybe Apple Computer.
The solution isn't just saying anything the government does is screwed up so privatize it. That's just a rationalization for political supporters to make a bunch of money.
"7. He has a strategy to pit the social classes against each other. It is bad to be successful and make any money. BTW what is fair share anyway. How do you determine that number."
Like Warren Buffet said "there is a class war and my class has won" (or something like that).
Fair share - the top 0.1% should pay at least 35% of their income in taxes. Corporations should pay a tax of 25% of their income. Other government programs and regulations shouldn't be designed so a few political supporters get super-rich.
"8. His campaign strategy is awful. Why do I care what Rommey's tax return looks like? The IRS is responsible for determining if he paid the correct taxes based on the tax law."
Romney says his business experience will enable him to run the country better.
If his business experience is to exploit loopholes to enrich himself, that's relevant. No one is saying he did anything illegal. Even Rs are saying he should release his tax returns.
"He is just looking for material to bash him. Why don't he focus on what he is going to do instead of just looking for trash."
Trash is saying that Obama was born in Kenya or is a Muslim. Or calling him a "tar baby" and when you're called on it saying that it was referring to a blob of tar but message sent to racists - we're (the Rs) are with you, vote for us. Or calling Obama the most radical socialist/communist that's ever existed. Or saying that he'll take your guns away. Or saying Obama wants to give your teenage daughter an abortion without you knowing about it.
That is more trash talk when you have nothing meaningful to criticize him for.