Independents are stupid.

The ones in this article are anyway: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/27/obama-government-spending-debt_n_1548844.html?ref=politics

“A Gallup/USA Today poll conducted May 10-13 found that overall, 82 percent of Americans called the “federal budget deficit and debt” extremely or very important, a level of interest comparable to unemployment. The same poll found Romney with a broad advantage on handling the budget deficit and debt, with 54 percent saying he would do a better job handling it compared with 39 percent who chose Obama.

The results mirrored an April Washington Post/ABC News poll, which found 51 percent of Americans sided with Romney on handling the federal budget deficit, compared with 38 percent for Obama. Among independents, 60 percent preferred Romney while 29 percent thought Obama would do a better job handling it.”

What? Really? Romney would do a better job handling the budget deficit and debt? This would be the guy that would add to the deficit by trillions of dollars by giving the richest Americans big tax breaks while increasing taxes on the poorest people. Because if there’s one thing we know about the poor is that they have it too easy! See for yourself: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/07/313068/romneys-tax-plan-cost-6-6-trillion/

This would be the Romney that wants to increase the military’s budget while cutting things like food stamps, veteran’s pensions and school lunches. The guy who wants to drastically reduce the funding of pell grants so less people go to college and put the banks back in the middle of student loans while the government shoulders most of the risk and hands them billions in subsidies. http://thinkprogress.org/education/2012/05/24/489674/romney-higher-education-wall-street/\

Obama in the meantime has cut all around government spending http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/05/04/business/economy/off-the-charts-shrinking-government.html?ref=economy , gotten to a point where there are less people working for the government and federal spending is rising at its slowest pace in 60 years. http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/commentary/31802270_1_spending-federal-budget-drunken-sailor

Have a look at this graph and tell me Romney is best to tackle the deficit: http://www.attackwatch.com/one-chart-to-explain-the-difference-between-president-obama-and-romney-on-t/

Politics  has become such a preening, superficial parade of sound bites, faux outrage and looking good for TV that actual policy seems to have taken a back seat. People take their cues from what they hear on a 90 second clip on the 6 o’clock news instead of actually doing their own research. And with the advent of the internet, it’s never been simpler! You have no excuse to be ignorant on the issues, educate yourself, it’s your government and they don’t get into office without your vote.

In a world where politicians are celebrities, people are less concerned with what they actually believe and more about what they say and how they say it. That’s the only explanation I can think of as to why independents think Romney would be better for the economy giving what he would actually enact if he became president.

I guess the old saying is true, if you tell a lie for long enough it becomes the truth.