Would you buy a house if the seller said "Don't worry, just sign the papers. We'll figure out the price later. I promise it won't be too expensive?"
Would you trust those in your family who needed nursing care to a nursing home that says "We promise it will be less expensive for you to send your father here than it would be elsewhere - don't pay attention to those studies that say it's much, much more."
Would you send your kids to a college that believes that educators are an expense to be cut from the bottom line?
Would you work for a company that believed they could limit the specific medical services you could receive based on the personal moral or religious beliefs of the ownership of that company?
These are exactly what you are doing if you vote for Romney/Ryan this election.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have proposed a nearly $5 TRILLION dollar tax cut, but repeatedly refuse to say how they are going to pay for it. They claim they will close "tax loopholes," but don't specify how or which ones, or how the heck the math adds up to the staggering sum of $5 Trillion - OR how they can do this without adding to the deficit?
The reason why? They can't. They only way they get to even have the tiniest possibility of making this work is if these magic giant tax cuts make the economy grow impossibly quickly - and that the resulting increased revenues offset the costs. The problem is, as we learned during the last failed administration, these massive tax cuts do *not* trickle down to the middle and lower economic classes, they simply concentrate wealth upward into the Romneys of the world, who hoard the money and profits rather than investing in hiring, increased salaries, and improved infrastructure. And we end up even worse than we are today.
Romney and Ryan's Medicare privatization plan (make no mistake, that is exactly what their plan is) will clearly add cost per enrollee - to the tune of nearly $6,500, despite Paul Ryan's outright lies on the matter during the debate last night.
And can you imagine how much worse the financial catastrophe we are in would be if Social Security had been privatized - like Paul Ryan wanted to do during the Bush years and like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan still want to do today? Millions of retirees who rely on social security would have lost everything. By not learning lessons of the mistakes of the past, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney will condemn us to an even bleaker future - unless you happen to be wealthy enough to not have to worry about that.
I'm not. Are you?
Paul Ryan supported the failed Scott Brown-sponsored Blunt Amendment in the Senate, which would have allowed employers to prevent insurance coverage for their employees of specific medical procedures which violated their personal morals. I don't know about you, but if my employer's religion opposes blood transfusions I do not want them to prevent me from getting one if I've been in an accident. I don't want my daughter's future employers to be able to deny her access to affordable birth control and reproductive health coverage. I don't want to cede to my employer personal control over my health. Do you?
By the way, like most of his other positions - Mitt Romney was against the Blunt Amendment before he was for it.
These extreme positions are only good for one small group of people in the country - those who, like Romney, are rich enough to not need to worry about the future.
So. Are you that rich? Would you sign that blank mortgage? I wouldn't.