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Should the United States fund the service program AmeriCorps? President Obama would increase its budget. Rep. Paul Ryan would eliminate federal funding for the program.

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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/02/2012

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pulls the plug on the cash. “The Obama Administration’s policy on Egypt has been a failure. From its lack of support for moderate political voices to its confused response to the downfall of Mubarak and the attack on our embassy in Cairo, the Administration lacks a clear strategy towards Egypt. Now the Obama Administration wants to simply throw money at an Egyptian government that the President cannot even clearly state is an ally of the United States. Money will not solve this situation. The Egyptian government has not gained the trust of the U.S. and the Administration’s response is to cut an unprecedented $450 million check directly to the Muslim Brotherhood-led government in Egypt is problematic. The Administration’s proposed cash transfers and other multi-million dollar requests for Egypt are also on hold by me and other pertinent Chairmen.”

President Obama has failed to pull the wool over the voters’ eyes on spending. “Public Notice [Monday] released the results of a national survey of registered “likely voters” conducted by the Tarrance Group via telephone Sept. 24-27, 2012, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent on the issues of government spending and the economy. The results showed that by a ratio of 2-to-1, likely voters believe federal government spending is doing more harm than good. On the question of whether federal government spending has improved the overall economy, 74 percent say it has not helped, with 52 percent responding that it has actually hurt the economy.”

Every time she pulls away, he narrows the gap again. “The WBUR/Mass Inc. poll of 504 likely voters taken Sept. 26- Sept. 28 is the seventh of nine surveys taken in September to show Warren, a Democrat and Harvard Law School professor, with a small lead over Brown, a Republican. But the results are well within the poll’s margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. The same polling group had Warren up by 5 percentage points in a poll taken two weeks earlier, from Sept. 15 through Sept. 17.”

She’s not pulling her punches; neither should Mitt Romney. “Strong leaders don’t lie to their people. A serious president wouldn’t lie about a terrorist attack, and then rig the system to back that lie. Islamist extremists want to kill Americans, and no film is to blame for that. It’s not enough to kill terrorist leaders; we need to ensure that the environment in which they live is as inhospitable as possible. And that where we can’t root them out, Americans will be protected.”

Obama tries to pull another fast one. “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says that he will do anything he can to block the Obama administration from reimbursing defense contractors for severance costs if the firms don’t send layoff notices to employees.The Obama administration issued guidance Friday that said defense firms’ costs would be covered if they have to layoff workers due to canceled contracts under the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Jan. 2.” So the administration wants to bribe employers with taxpayer money not to give employees notice of layoffs caused by the president’s refusal to deal with sequestration? Yup.

If Teddy pulls off a win would it be bad luck or good luck for the Nationals? (If you are baffled, this will catch you up.)

Now whenever you see a poll you immediately pull up the voter identification numbers, right? Well you should CNN has Obama ahead by three . . . with an electorate that is D +8. Yeah, righhhhht.

If Romney could pull out some compelling stats the debate would be the time to do it. Conn Carroll flags a few: “Americans Employed, January 2009: 142,187,000; Americans Employed, today: 142,101,000 Jobs in U.S. Economy, January 2009: 133,561,000; Jobs in U.S. Economy, today: 133,300,000.” We’re going backwards, not “forward.”

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