Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Business experience is certainly a good quality in a president.Although it
did not seem important for Reagan. Or when the party nominated McCain.However, the GOP has dictated what can and cannot be done.Romneys
experience will only be valued when it is lock step in line with what the GOP
already believes. Any deviation, whether based on prior experience or not, is
NOT tolerated.Not that it will be a problem as he has shown that his
opinion is too easily molded to fit anything and everything the GOP demands.So, what good is his experience?
wrzRead the Paul Ryan plan. It calls for immediate, massive cuts in
spending. No way attrition accomplishes anywhere close to the reductions the
plan calls for. Romney's just saying 'attrition' for political
purposes--in fact, his plans will immediately increase unemployment by a minimum
of 3 percent. Net job creation under Obama? Not great, but positive,
around 240,000 new private sector jobs created per month. Considering that
we're in a recession, that's pretty good. Why is the unemployment
rate so high? Public sector job losses. Teachers and cops and firefighters
laid off. State and local governments have been subjected to austerity plus.
Which, obviously, isn't the fault of the federal government. You say public
sector jobs pay twice that of private sector jobs? Sorry, not true. You can
cherrypick a few instances of overpaid public employees (California prison
guards), but do you personally know any cops? Or teachers? Or EMTs? Rolling in
the dough, are they?Auto industry. He saved millions of jobs. You say
creditors and shareholders got next to nothing. Nothing is exactly what they
would have gotten without federal intervention. Reduce nuclear
stockpiles? Uh, remember the START treaty?
@patriot no experience? who was our president for the past four years? I
think I will take one term presidential experience over one term experience as a
A businessman works to get profits for his shareholder. He doesn't care
about creating jobs in his company. He doesn't care about what what his
business means for all the other businesses. We've had only a few
businessmen in the White House but they include the Bushes and Hoover. A
President has to look out for ALL Americans. Romney has not given any real
examples as to how his private sector experience is a benefit. He's been
vague on policy (if not outright flipping around positions like how suddenly
he's stopped talking about self-deportation) and any Republican can say
they want tax cuts and deregulation. So what makes Romney so special?
@patriot"Business experience + Governor Experience VS NO
experience."Um... Obama has the most valuable experience there
is, he IS the president and has 3.5 years and counting of experience there.
@VSTI think when he said 80 years he meant roughly 80 years and was
suggesting that Obama inherited the worst situation since FDR.
So Mike (8:30 p.m. July 5, 2012)... I am anxious to get your 2 cents on GOP
per patriot (8:57 a.m. July 5)... Curious? So you long for more casino
capitalism from another POTUS w/ an IVY League MBA?Don't know
about the rest of you but I'll pass on another term brought to us by the
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