Compare past actions before voting decision

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 27, 2012 

This information is for those who have not yet decided whom to vote for in November. Here are some facts about the accomplishments of each candidate:

  • President Barack Obama appointed a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, who has enforced a refund of $150 million to 2.5 million of Capital One's credit card customers who were tricked into buying add-ons.

  • Obamacare has resulted in refunds of $1.1 billion to about 13 million customers whose health insurance companies did not devote the required 80 percent of their income to health care benefits.

  • 105 million Americans no longer have lifetime caps on their health insurance; 2.5 million young adults have health insurance on their parents' policies; children can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

  • We are no longer waging war in Iraq. Osama bin Laden and many of his cohorts are dead.

  • General Motors and Chrysler are alive, along with millions of jobs.

  • Mitt Romney enacted an affordable health care act in Massachusetts that Obamacare was modeled on, but says he will repeal Obamacare.

  • Until 1999, Romney made millions as CEO of Bain Capital, a financial management firm that reorganized, closed and moved businesses. At least five of the moves during his tenure took advantage of lower wages and corporate tax rates for foreign operations.

  • His millions make him out of touch with the needs of average Americans, whose median income peaked in 1996 at $54,932.

    It's your decision. Please vote.

    John Hollender

    Hilton Head Island

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