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Achieve the American Dream

Our nation has arrived at the fork in the road and we have lost our way towards the American Dream.

Our nation has arrived at the fork in the road and we have lost our way toward the American Dream. The November 2012 election is coming very soon and we as a country have serious choices to consider: 1) Continue on our current path of high unemployment, massively high debt and out of control spending or 2) Change course to a different direction with positive results.    

The economy is in a total chaotic mess because of the liberal socialist policies of the Democrats and they still don't get it!!! Raising taxes and out of control spending in a bad economy is a horrible idea that will ruin the economy!!! The best example is Obamacare, which is the largest TAX INCREASE on the middle class; this bad legislation will further ruin the chances for job creation.  

Currently, the national unemployment rate is at 7.8 percent and about 8.1 percent here in Massachusetts. The administrations of President Obama and Gov. Patrick have continued to tell the voters that the economy is improving. However, this is a fallacy because even though the unemployment rate may have fallen, the numbers that you don't see—the U6 unemployment numbers—tell a vastly different story. The reality is the true unemployment rate is closer to 16 percent and the reason for this atrocious rate is that people have given up looking for work because of the lack of good-paying private sector jobs.  

According to the supply side economics theory, tax increases prevent people from keeping more of what they earn and prevents a person from spending on goods and services, which in turn reduces revenue for the producers of those goods. Guess what happens next ... those producers are forced to cut jobs and force people out of work and as a result, the tax base is reduced, which means less revenue for cities, towns, state and our U.S. Government. 

Taxing business is not the answer; neither is taxing the rich, middle class and working poor. The answer is not overregulation that hurts job creation or over-spending. The solution is to reduce taxes for individual taxpayers across the board, reduce corporate taxes and reduce job-killing regulations that are hurting the chances for businesses to provide real private sector job growth and good paying jobs or careers. The other part of the solution is to control government spending.  

What actions can you take to achieve the American Dream? Elect people who understand how our economy works and understand how to achieve the American Dream of low unemployment, low debt and more money in your pockets.

The American Dream starts by electing people who are fiscally responsible, such as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for president and vice president, Scott Brown for U.S. Senate and Sean Bielat for Congress. And it continues by electing people such as Richard Ross and Jeff Bailey for state Senate as well as George Ross, Betty Poirier, Jay Barrows, Steve Howitt, Daniel Winslow, Kieko Orrall and Shaunna O'Connell for state representative. 

Please join me in going to the polls and voting for fiscally responsible people. The road back to the American Dream starts on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Richard W. Lunt November 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
That's just your opinion, not the truth. This story appears to have some facts to it. It's concievable that this could have happened.
Geoff McGehee November 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
The last 3 comments might be the best thing I have ever seen on this site!
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I have just found the perfect country for you idiot GOP wingnuts. It is a place with no government to intrude into your lives, no taxes of any kind to create uncertainty for rich guys, no minimum wage, no government mandated healthcare, no regulations to impede business, no laws against outsourcing or importing, no environmentalist movements, no unions, no education, energy and housing departments and as much God as there can be in your life. Republicans, please move to Somalia! No government. No taxes of any kind. No regulations. No borders. No money spent on infrastructure. No roads. No water. No schools. No life expectancy. No safety net. No healthcare. No hope. No change. No future. Welcome to Mogadishu! Will you be staying for long? I can't believe this idiotic BS Richard the dunce was allowed to post here. I am beginning to believe that academic grad pic was from a "special' school because it sure isn't from any accredited education institution. What a ignorant douchebag!
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Both of you are Elephant Klub "teabaggers" - shameful and sad
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Facts: President Obama has cut taxes for 97% of Americans Breakdowns for the USA and MA below: http://ctj.org/pdf/truthaboutobamataxcuts.pdf - USA http://www.ctj.org/obamastaxcuts/ma.pdf - MA
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:26 PM
In case you want more tax FACTS - THE LINK IS HERE http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/24/smallbusiness/obama-tax-cuts/index.html Lunt is wrong and a stupid liar on over taxing
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:26 PM
American dream in trouble - hardly FACTS: 401k hit record high http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/08/retirement/401k-balances/index.html?iid=Popular How can that be if the corporations and individuals were in stagnation? Don't believe bumbling ignorant ideologues like Lunt
Richard W. Lunt November 08, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Darren, Get a life! You sir are the ignorant one. When I present facts, you call them lies and mistruths. I'm really not surprised by your comments, you're a typical non intelligent liberal who would rather stoop to name calling. Maybe it is you that went to the "Special" school judging by your reactions. By the way, I have two college degrees from a highly accredited school, what are your college credentials???
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Who cares if you were angry - Bill O' Reilly describes IT FOR YOU PERFECTLY: Bill O’Reilly: Barack Obama Was Re-Elected Because “The White Establishment Is Now The Minority” Video: http://youtu.be/NZZt3jPDvNQ It hurts for old stupid white men to lose control of women as well as their sense of entitlement - progress cause change people like Lunt are cry-babies about
Richard W. Lunt November 08, 2012 at 11:34 PM
It could have happened in theory, but it didn't: however, the article is not funny even for a satire.
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:37 PM
FACTS - not idiotic screeds from people mentally challenged like Lunt http://www.businessinsider.com/politics-economics-facts-charts-2012-6
Darren Major November 08, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Reading this opinion pablum makes me wonder if that academic stuff you were wearing was a halloween costume - Did mommie feel sorry that you "weren't like other kids" so she hd to dress you up like you were educated - your opinion piece supports my assessment
Daniel F. Devine November 08, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I see that Mr. Lunt has made a fool of himself once again. As Abe Lincoln once said: "Better to remain silent & thought a fool than to speak out & remove all doubt"
Darren Major November 09, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Do those degrees squeak - and your idea of facts don't have support of any resources - just bleatings - im calling you names that fit you - back up your opinion and maybe no one will see you as an idiot - i can easily back up and usually do - calling the president Socilist when it's not true is LYING - not fact based - so quit being a female dog (get it) and get your points straight
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Darren, One issue that I agree with is that corporations need to spread their wealth around by increasing employee wages and salaries so hard working Americans can put food on their tables and provide a decent home for their families.
Darren Major November 09, 2012 at 12:23 AM
http://whitepeoplemourningromney.tumblr.com/ - surprised Richard wasn't on this site yet
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 02:12 PM
According to the congressional budget office, the unemployment rate is expected to jump from 7.9% to 9.1%. This is the American Dream that the liberals wackos voted for on Tuesday. Don't say I didn't warn you all of this. You've got what you wanted, now reality sets in.
Darren Major November 09, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Folks......our idiot friend left out the FACTS in his post - CBO REFERS TO THE "FISCAL CLIFF" - GOPigs plan to obstruct and the markets are antsy..... Anyway this excerpt addresses Lunt's bleating.... However, the fiscal cliff remains the primary source of concern in the market and, according to an article on Wall Street Journal, the CBO last night released a new report that warns that if policy makers do not act before the end of the year, the economy would contract by 0.5% in 2013 and the unemployment rate would jump from 7.9% to 9.1% by the end of 2013. US equities dropped for a second day on fiscal cliff concerns despite better-than-expected data from the US that showed a marked improvement in the trade balance with a solid gain in exports of 3.1% in September. However, S&P500 closed 1% lower while Dow Jones lost 1.2% and the negative sentiment continued in the Asian trading session where most regional indices currently trade with losses. http://www.fxstreet.com/technical/market-view/daily-fx-market-commentary09/2012/11/09/ The FOX version: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/09/days-after-victory-obama-faces-fiscal-cliff-as-budget-office-warns-recession/ Huff Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/fiscal-cliff-recession_n_2094544.html Actual CBO REPORT: http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43692 Don't be a Lunt - read/comprehend for yourself please
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 02:56 PM
This makes my case for the extension of the Bush era tax cuts, along with the Obama 2 percentage point payroll tax cut. Cutting the taxes will mean that the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) will grow 2.2 percent next year. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/09/days-after-victory-obama-faces-fiscal-cliff-as-budget-office-warns-recession/
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Darren, The President is a socialist: http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2012/01/22/is-president-obama-truly-a-socialist/
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Since the re-election of President Obama here is a list of companies that have announced layoffs due to tax increases and Obamacare. This is the America that the liberals have voted for :http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2012/11/08/dozens-of-businesses-announce-closings-and-layoffs-due-to-obama-s-re-election-the-list
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Here are more companies that have been added to that list: - Atlantic Lottery Corporation - Welch Allyn - Dana Holding - Stryker - Boston Scientific - Medtronic - Smith & Nephew - Abbott Labs - Covidien
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Richard W. Lunt November 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Was the election stolen from Mitt Romney? Did President Obama steal the election?? It certainly looks that way. http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/m-was_the_2012_election_stolen.html
Brian Hutchinson November 14, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Thanks I needed a good laugh. Rick Lunt tonight at the Imrpov.
Brian Hutchinson November 14, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Where did you go to school Rick? because they didnt teach rational thought or reason. Or if they did you elected not to take these courses.
Richard W. Lunt November 14, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Brian, Obviously you don't know what real facts are if you even read the article. There is fact based evidence in the article that suggests, and I mean only suggests that the election was stolen from Mitt Romney, not to say that it did happen; however, the evidence is there. Of course Brian, you and other liberal lefties just dismiss these articles as lies and mistruths and would rather believe what the liberal media hacks tell you.
Brian Hutchinson November 14, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I just thanked you for the laugh why cant you understand that?
Brian Hutchinson November 14, 2012 at 03:32 PM
And speaking of Hacks that was a real creditable site. you Hack
Richard W. Lunt November 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM
This is what will happen if the tax cuts expire. This is what the liberals voted for in the recent election. The moral of the story is tax increases will ruin the economy! http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/11/08/fox-facts-what-is-the-fiscal-cliff/

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