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Obama holds lead in key states National poll shows Obama and Romney in statistical dead heat at 48% to 48% Obama camp views Romney’s 11th-hour visit to Pennsylvania as sign of desperation
Lara Marlowe in Chicago By the time they pause to await the election results tomorrow, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will have attended 14 rallies in the final two days of the campaign, in Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. They are
in a dead heat, at 48 per cent to 48 per cent, according to an ABC-Washington Post poll published yesterday. But Mr Obama maintains a slight edge in swing states. One of Mr Romney’s aides conceded that Nevada is “off the table,” and Mr Romney’s 11th-hour visit to Pennsylvania yesterday was interpreted as a sign of desperation, because he looks likely to lose Ohio and Wisconsin. Mr Obama was hoarse when he and the former president Bill Clinton addressed what was billed as the largest political rally ever held in New Hampshire at a crisp, cold, outdoor rally yesterday morning, in the state capital Concord. “I am not ready to give up the
fight, and I hope you aren’t either, New Hampshire,” Mr Obama said. “We have come too far to turn back now. We have come too far to let our hearts grow faint . . . We will win New Hampshire. We will win this election. We will finish what we started.” Around the same time, Mr Romney also promised victory, in Des Moines, Iowa. “The question of this election comes down to this: do you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change?” Mr Romney asked. Mr Romney accused Mr Obama of “caring more about a liberal agenda than he did about repairing the economy”. He vaunted his own record: “I built a business. I turned around another business. I helped put the Olympics back on track. And then with a Democrat legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay.” By this evening, Bill Clinton
will have held 30 rallies for Mr Mr Obama’s role as “decider-inObama. “These are the reasons chief”. And he deflated Mr Romthat I support him,” he said, ney’s promise to create 12 milintroducing Mr Obama in Con- lion new jobs in the US, pointcord yesterday. ing out that the independent business forecaster Moody’s Shiftingpolicies Analytics says “we will get 12 “Number one, he has been a million jobs in the next four faithful commander-in-chief years if we just don’t mess up for our national security. He what the president has already has taken good care of our men done”. Mr Clinton was also hoarse and women in uniform. He has ended the war in Iraq. He is at a Saturday night rally, where drawing down the war in Af- he got a huge laugh when he ghanistan. He has fought the said that Mitt Romney “has tied himself in so many knots . . . he terrorists with vigour.” Mr Clinton contrasted Mr could be hired as the chief Romney’s shifting policies with contortionist for Cirque de Soleil.” The Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan attacked Mr Obama for joking with supporters at a rally on FriCarlO’Brien: day night that voting was the onRomney’sMormonism best revenge. andLara “He was telling his supportMarlowe ers to vote out of revenge,” Mr onthe Ryan said. “Mitt Romney and I Chicago are asking you to vote out of churchthat love of country. That’s what we isbacking do in this country. We don’t beObama lieve in revenge. We believe in change and hope.”
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Completion of the new national children’s hospital will be delayed by at least 2½ years if the Mater is not chosen as the location, the Government-appointed group developing the project has warned. The cost of moving the project from the Mater to another location is ¤120-140 million,
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add up to ¤280 million to the net cost. “In addition, any delay in delivery of the hospital may require capital work and equipment upgrades to the existing children’s hospitals, resulting in additional costs to the State.” It says three years of work have been carried out for the development of the hospital at the Mater, at a cost of ¤70 million. Prof Kinsley said none of this money can be recovered.
according to a previously unpublished memo from the National Hospital Paediatric Development Board. On the eve of Cabinet consideration of the issue tomorrow, the head of the Mater bid yesterday launched an angry attack on the “shambolic” process for selecting the site. Prof Brendan Kinsley said matters “reached a new low” with the leaking last week of the report of the Dol-
phin review group, which assessed the different bids. Leaks suggested the group favoured St James’s Hospital for the project and stated that tri-location with adult and maternity hospitals was “optional”. Prof Kinsley said it would be “impossible or at best unlikely” to build the hospital on any other site by the Government’s deadline of 2016. Tri-location was accepted best practice in-
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The Government is considering targeting the lower tax rates paid by pensioners in next month’s budget as well as making cuts to universal allowances for over-70s that cost the State more than ¤400 million annually. Discussions have taken place within departments about increasing the contribution of over-65s as part of the ¤3.5 billion budgetary adjustments. Senior sources said there was a growing view those over 65 have remained relatively untouched by cutbacks and tax increases in recent years. It is a theme that has been consistently raised by the EU-IMFECB troika in reviews of the bailout programme. Targeting pensioners is seen as politically sensitive. In a staff paper in September, the IMF argued that universal allowances paid to pensioners were too generous and were unsustainable in the long term because of the State’s ageing population. The household package pays subsidies of more than ¤850 per annum to all over70s for electricity, phone use and television licence. It costs the State ¤335 million per annum. On the tax side, over-70s pay a top rate of 4 per cent on the universal social charge,
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