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In short, NO.

Ever since the creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka the ACA aka Obamacare), there have been email forwards screaming about the sky falling because Obamacare created a Real Estate Sales Tax and it was going to tax you all to hell! ZOMG! Here is an exerpt from one of those emails:

So, this is 'change you can believe in'?

The latest thing going around is a video of Mitt Romney from 1985 saying he wants to "harvest" companies.

We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief. -- Ronald Reagan

Full Transcript of Reagan's Speech to Temple Hilell, October 26, 1984

A friend of a friend posted this on Facebook and I asked permission to repost it here because I felt it hit exactly the right message and tone. Wish I could have said it this well myself:

 

This week has been a little crazy so I haven't had time to address The Great 47% Explosion

In case you haven't already been innundated with posts on Facebook about it, here is the craziness in a nutshell:

A couple of funny images went by on my Facebook in the last couple of days including the one above. I also saw one about having salaries in Congress based on the performance of the economy. It got me thinking, because it's an interesting idea. A few problems jumped to mind:

How do you punish legislators in 2012 for economic problems which were caused by laws passed and/or repealed 10 years ago?

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I am working, as part of In A Day Development, to raise money for the I Survived Real Estate event which benefits the Make a Wish Foundation and St Jude Children's Hospital

Even if you can only spare $5 or $10, it goes toward a good cause! 

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Mitt Romney has changed positions several times on what he would do about Obamacare (Afforable Care Act) if elected, but what he said on Meet the Press this week was that he supports repealing parts of it and replacing them with other things. Now, for the record, this is contradictory to his stated support for Issues on his website which explicitly says he supports a "full repeal" of Obamacare which would be replaced by 50 individual state health care reforms...

I'm watching David Gregory's interview with Mitt Romney on Meet the Press right now and the words that Romney DIDN'T say are the scariest ones. Follow me here for a second:

David Gregory: You've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis, but in addition to extending the Bush Tax Cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. You've rejected a 10 to 1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes and yet you want to balance the budget. The math simply doesn't add up, does it?

I think the largest issue facing our country is unemployment and the second largest issue is the debt. This is what I see when I look at my two (realistic) options for President:

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