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Compare past actions before voting decision

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