So I'm not sure what's new. The last time I took a break and then popped back on, I found out that using the word "ignorant" to describe posts that were misinformed, inaccurate, or just ignorant was not acceptable. Are politics now banned from the Cafe as well? Not trying to step on any toes or break any rules, I'll take a shot and see what happens.
Over the past few cycles, we have seen some information spread about the positions of the left. They have demanded Romney release tax records, we've all heard that. Harry Reid insists that a unnamed source told him that Romney hasn't paid taxes for 10 years. Never Mind that the IRS pursues people who don't pay their taxes, even the wealthy like Wesley Snipes and Warren Buffett. HM thread - http://www.huskermax.com/vbbs/showth...s-For-10-Years
Along with this, the president has noted in several speeches 1, 2 that the republicans want to give the rich a $250,000-per-rich-family tax cut by increasing taxes on the middle class by about $2000 per household.
Then, an ad was aired by a leftist super-pac showing a guy talking who was let go from the steel mill at which he was employed. This mill was purchased by Bain Capital, and this gentleman was let go in 2001. He lost his health coverage benefit from his former employer because of Bain Capital's actions. He then goes on to say that a short time later, his wife became ill, but they didn't have any health coverage. They eventually went to the doctor and found she had stage four cancer. She died 22 days after that doctor visit. In the ad, the man blames Bain and Romney for restructuring him out of his job, his family losing coverage, and his wife not being diagnosed in time to catch cancer when it was treatable. The timeline of this poor man's story, however, is that Romney took a leave from Bain in 1999 to run the olympics, it appears Bain took this steel mill over and the man was let go in 2001. His wife was still employed and had her own health coverage. And, she didn't go to the doctor until 2006.
Lots to work with. Any of these are up for discussion, unless you want them on separate threads.
EDIT - added existing HM thread for Romney's 10 year tax thing...