Published: Sunday, June 17 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
I can agree that Romney would have some very good ideas on how to improve the
economy.Unfortunately, his hands are tied and he would be limited by
the GOP from implementing sound fiscal policy.Those on the right
have already decided on what to do and no deviation from that plan is allowed,
regardless of the wisdom and experience of Romney, or anyone else.
This is silly. Which Romney? The one who says government should not intervene,
or the one who says he will step in and save it? The problem is that we have no
idea what Romney will do, let alone know where he stands on any issue. Merely
parroting campaign propaganda really is useless.
Childish comparisons of our economy with cows are silly and pointless.The American economy is not a farm animal. It's huge, complex, and highly
dynamic.America is not a struggling corporation - it's a
nation.Moreover, Romney is pushing the exact same "pamper the
rich" economic policies that created this massive recession in the first
From my youth, I recall a newsreel depiction of what happens to a cow who gets
the freedom of getting into the alfalfa field. The cow had gorged it’s
self and lay in much pain and near death. A vet in an attempt to save the cow
stabbed the cow’s side allowing a gusher of pent up pressure and
overeating to erupt. I have no recollection of whether the cow lived or died.
A cow is a tool of people who use it to produce food. Like a
corporation, it is not people. In order to achieve the best results from a cow
it must be carefully controlled and not allowed to have unlimited freedom.
Controlling the cow is the best way to benefit people and the cow it’s
Over my lifetime the president of the United States seems to be irrelevant.
Whomever the POTUS is we are still at war. We are still ALWAYS spending more
money. Wage war, sell weapons, say otherwise. America's M.O. All the
while slowly eroding freedoms from the people. I wonder what the U.S. will look
like after my lifetime. I would love to see Romney win and do what the
letter writer says he can. Heak, I'll even vote for it to happen.However I suspect the new boss will be the same as the old boss. It's a
sad state of affairs.
By the time the election rolls around President Obama probably will have
convinced the cow to believe:"From each according to his ability, to each
according to his need". If by then, the cow still isn't on board, he
will loan the cow $1 billion dollars to produce a milk substitute that's
just as good for us as the regular stuff.
Keep in mind Romney stated when the housing crisis struck he would NOT do
anything to help Americans keep their homes. And, when our largest automakers
were facing bankruptcy he said he would NOT help them and would let them go
under. Can you imagine how much deeper our recession would have been with Romney
Seriously? Let's see Bush produced lower taxes, fewer regulations, and
just how did that work out? Look up the stats for '07, and '08.
Romney is proposing lower taxes, and fewer regulations..and it will be different
how, particularly in an economy with low demand?
So setting the cow free will save the eocnomy... what happens when the cow runs
into the neighbor's yard? Can the farmer still get its milk?Romney stashes his profits in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying U.S. taxes
and benefiting the U.S. economy. The problem with letting the cow
run free is that too much milk gets diverted away from the farmer and ends up
only benefiting the neighbors.
Mitt Romney is concerned about the happiness of the cows' FARMER, not the
the happiness of the cows. The farmer thinks he can make a bigger profit if he
moves his cows out of Amereica. Mitt Romney's policies encourage the
farmer to do so. Mitt Romney can't produce a happy American cow when all
the cows are moved to India.
Business is a tool of Society. It’s purpose for existence is to provide
those things and services to the society that the people of society cannot or
don’t want to do for themselves. Business did not arise spontaneously, it
was created, facilitated and allowed by society. Only be carefully
controlling the actions of business can the best results be obtained for both
society and business. Business operation allows a person to utilize
and profit by his particular skills and efforts. The business platform provided
by the American government permits and even promotes this in order to get the
best results. Freedom for business also leads to many other ways to
gain profit, such as the Bain activities that weed out the deadwood and
inefficient in favor of more efficient operations. However sometimes the
freedom to make profits overshadow and diminish the worth to the society. When business does more harm than good to the society, the society must
step in and exercise it’s control over business and not allow business to
harm it’s self and society. Business strategy may be great in
the business world, but in the government an entire nation will be bad.
Romney should be a dairy farmer.
Very appropriate analogy. Indeed the way both political parties perceive the
people is as animals that need keeping. Some stupidly feed the animals their
own milk and others want to PROVIDE them with freedom.I expect this
perception can be traced to Cain's lilt that he wasn't his
brother's keeper. If Cain said it, then surely the opposite must be true:
we ARE our brother's keeper. Hence the perception by pious politicians
that we the people must be kept... like cows.While appropriate, I
reject the cow analogy morally. The government does not PROVIDE freedom... it
can only defend it or violate it and too often it is the latter. And I reject
the Cain/Abel premise. We are NOT our brothers' keepers. I don't
want to be kept and I don't want to keep. I'm a man and I mean to
live as one.The article title says "Romney can fix the
economy". Any politician could. Just get out of the way! So, any
politician CAN fix the economy. The question is WILL he? Judging from his
record (Romneycare?) and his loyalties (Hatch?), I wouldn't bet on it.
This letter has more to do with bulls than with cows.
There is a well-established political myth in our country - that one knight in
shining armor mounted on his white charger can save the United States.
Isn't this exactly the scenario we watched play out in 2008 with disastrous
results. All the teleprompter rhetoric in the world couldn't put the
economy back together again. - Debt expanded by $5 Trillion- Deficits exploded- Entitlement spending went unaddressed- A responsible federal budget has not been put forward for over three
years- Healthcare costs have not only been escalating, but the
proposal to fix it will likely be ruled unconstitutional-
Uncertainty in every sector of our society is rampant- The more BHO
speaks the less people are inclined to listenNow we are to believe
the white knight is going to be Mitt Romney? Would that it were that
simple. What is needed is a leader who can consolidate the disparate
factions of society and the political class to address the glaring issues of
debt, deficits and gridlock. It's more than making the milk cow happy.I would love to believe the "uniter not divider" MIGHT be Mitt
Romney.History teaches us there is no white knight for the milk cow.
This analogy was poor. A president can make all the promises in the world but it
is congress who has to embrace the policies of a president and I do not see that
happening in this political climate.
Except it is Congress, not the President, that sets the budget and controls the
economy. Nor can the President pass laws.
But Blaine, he killed the cow in Massachusetts. He ran a slaughterhouse at Bain.
I think if elected he will lead 99% of us to slaughter with his friends catching
our blood, sweat and tears(profit). I wonder why you didn't use a teacher,
policeman, or firefighter in your analogy?
In fact, in a demand-side recession of this magnitude, what's needed is
more stimulus; more money in the economy, more consumers consuming; hamburgers,
among other products. But perhaps we can find a more useful cow analogy. .. .
Romney, well, Paul Ryan, thinks the best way to make the cow healthy is to
cut its feed, and then let it gorge itself unhealthily, a la Ultra Bob above.
Also, let's not forget that when Obama got the cow, it was close to
dead. He's nursed it back to a very tenuous health. So why should we
return it to the previous owners, the very people who abused it so seriously?
Romney's history and present actions don't indicate he is a patriot or
statesman loyal to serving the nation and all its citizens; he appears to be
self centered and dedicated to his ego and personal wealth and his rich friends.
He is not his father's son in service to America.
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