The A students go on for more schoolThe B students end up working for the
C studentsThe D students own the businessAs a design engineer
I have learned that the best ideas come from the people making my designs. A
skilled technician is worth their weight in gold. They are the ones making it
work and adding value to the product.
I admire Mike Rowe and MITT ROMNEY! I am a single mom, (getting no child support
or gov help)and have spent many years working construction DOING plenty of
Roofing, Painting and sheet rock etc. "dirty jobs",to make a home for my
son's. I TOTALLY understand the NEED for All businesses of all sizes to
thrive and produce jobs for my son's whom are entering the job market.
Especially since I am now struggling to make a living in construction.I DO
NOT WANT TO BE ONE OF THE 47%. I will vote for Jobs and Business. I KNOW Mitt is
the right choice for all American's that still BELIEVE IN America and
freedom and WORKING.!
Amen, Mike. Spot on.
So Mike Rowe's casting his lot in with a guy who was so in touch with his
blue-collar landscaping company that he "didn't know" they were
employing illegal aliens to cut his lawn? The guy who likes to fire people? The
guy whose former company is under investigation for trying to pass off regular
management fees (income) as capital gains? Skilled labor certainly does need a
voice in Washington, but I don't think a guy who has to keep taking the
silver spoon out of his mouth to stick his foot in it is the right voice for
labor. Maybe that's just me.
Mike Rowe must have inhaled too many noxious odors over the years to believe
that America's economic plight would be alleviated if certain skills or
trades were more "celebrated." Will the GOP wackiness ever end?
I remember when women's groups tried to break ground and get women into
better paying "men's jobs" like construction and other trades.
Those jobs paid more than the typical pink collar jobs; even those that required
a degree. Despite programs like ONOW, TAPS, MAGIC and Building Trades I've
seen more polar bears than I've seen women in the trades. There are all
Hispanic male work crews (Per Jose Mas, Chairman of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition
2/3 rds of Ohio Hispanics are illegal) and still no women. Unemployment is high
and groups that supported getting women in non traditional jobs now fight for
illegal aliens ( term used by Sonia Sotomayor) to legally keep their jobs. What
You are da man, Mike. I often ride on a highway and am suddenly seized with the
wonder of men and women who have created it. I would have no idea how to drive
the heavy equipment, dig the necessary dirt/soil/rock, carry out the plan that
slopes the road just right. And, folks, I'll take my garbage collector
over an NFL football player any day of the week. My hat is off to all of you
hard working Americans who make life easier. Thank you so much.
re: OHBUFord may have done the required business practices before
the real hit but that is what businesses are supposed to do, especially with a
century, almost of working at it. Mulally is a good business person and
government should not have interferred with the process of business.The unions were a big part of what Obama did. He knew their support would be
needed in this election year as the 2010 election was a big blow for the
Democrats, but you know that as Ohio is deep into all aspects of the auto and
Not once did I hear Mike Rowe say vote for romney.
re: JWBKeep in mind that Ford also fully backed the auto bailout
because they understood that without it, all those subcontractors you praise so
highly would have gone under. GM is the major customer, and Ford relies on
their presence in the market. The reason Ford fared better is that
their new CEO, Mulally, already implemented the very things that the auto
bailout forced GM and Chrysler to do--sell off under-performing brands (Jaguar,
Land Rover, etc) and increase production of fuel-efficient cars. In other
words, Mulally is praised for doing the same things to Ford that Obama did to GM
Hawko:You seem to think we're talking about people who's
businesses take in a million dollars. I'm talking about people who's
take-home pay is making them millionaires. Taxing their income, not their
business's profits, is what we're talking about. That in no way
inhibits their ability to run their business. If that money was critical to
keeping the business going, it wouldn't be withdrawn as income. If you were indeed referring to the actual millionaire small-business owner,
as you argue in your second post, then why would they not be able to take the
hit financially, like the "big-wigs," and why would you choose a farmer
as your example? Sorry, you're not making any sense.
Mike Rowe knows good businesses and the Ford Motor Company didn't take
American's money through the Auto crisis. Their long standing business
practice of having a relative of Henry Ford be the chief of the company even
went away prior to the significant problems to keep them a viable company and
produce great products.Ford is what America is all about, making a
product that is useable, sellable and what can help people and businesses in
their pursuit. They have had their Edsels but they have their F150s
that have been the stable market for many people.They win and they
may lose once in awhile, but that is what America is about. It is not
government controlling every aspect of a company, corporation and those that
make decisions to make the company a great place to work and help people live.
The subcontractors that produce parts for those vehicles and the people in all
aspects selling and repairing those same vehicles make money and serve our
communities all around the United States of America. When I lived in Venezuela,
a man from Spain who wanted a better life said, "If Ford made it, it is
Sounds like Mitt needs an expert. His campaigning has been getting him pretty
dirty. Of course, Mike Rowe's expertise isn't in cleaning up dirty
jobs. It's glorifying the dirt.
Wow, I hope they make a video of that dirty job. I knew there was somthing wrong
with the guy when he started shilling for Ford.
Hawkyo - you do realize that taxes are on Income or even more accurately,
profits, not net worth. If you have a certain amount of income or profit, you
are cash flow positive. Therefor, the idea that if a small business with
profits more than 250,000 dollars a year is gong to be run out of business by
their taxable rate on the top end is going to drive them from business either
means the business owner is the luckiest person in the world not knowing the
most basic principles of math, or they have the worlds worst accountants, or
they are just plain fibbers. Small businesses are taxed on
profits... pure and simple. The net worth of the individual makes no difference
what so ever."I know dozens of small business owners who on
paper and thus on their taxes qualify as millionaires, but they can't
afford to have their taxes raised and keep their business profitable and
competitive"Frankly that little bit right makes no sense.
Being a millionaire has nothing to do with your tax rate. I am a millionaire on
paper via property holdings. I also on paper make no income from these
@ jpjazzI was thinking the same thing.
OHBU, do you have a reading comprehension deficiency? I used no mockery in my
post. I know dozens of small business owners who on paper and thus on their
taxes qualify as millionaires, but they can't afford to have their taxes
raised and keep their business profitable and competitive. Obama either
doesn't understand that the bulk of our economy stems from these
"rich" people or (even scarier) he does understand this and wants to
cripple our economy to bring about his progressive reformation of America. He
may not be evil, but his plans will bring about the evil destruction of the
freedoms we take for granted in this country.
I agree with Mike Rowe 100%! As a retired educator, I have seen too many of our
higher education institutions eliminate a number of skilled labor training
programs.Many of the skilled trade positions pay more than four-year
degrees.Governor Romney will not find a more common sense guy than
Mike Rowe to be in his corner.
Mike Rowe might be a good Secretary of Labor.
Well there you go. First Clint Eastwood..... now the Dirty Jobs guy... if they
will just secure the endorsement of Joe the Plumber.... I am changing my
vote.Now if Obama gets the Jersey Shores crowd to endorse him....
that would change things back again....Good grief.... this is
Just another example of one candidate in touch with the average American, and
the other out of touch. Mitt is a true leader of the people, leading by
How about that. An advocate for the blue collar worker NOT endorsing Obama, but
Romney. Smart man.
So happy heretic, you're saying that Obama adm. has only created a clean
clear vision for the future of America? So clear that his economoc plan was
turned down by every vote taken?And you want 4 more years of that.I
suspect even Mike wouldn't offer to clean up the mess that Obama will leave
after another 4 years.
Thanks mike!Romney 2012!
This should push Mitt over the top.... What is this campaign doing with there
press releases, do they think this is a boon? If so there in real trouble.
In his dirtiest job yet, helping the GOP convince America that the policies of
the Bush Admin will work this time?...and that mit has a plan besides
How that ...one very experienced guy embraces another extremely experienced
Mitt. As for Mr. Campaign in chief...extremely inexperience!
Mike Rowe, 2012's Joe the Plumber.
Well, Madonna is easier on the eyes but not very predictable. I suppose Rowe
will be a bit more articulate.At the end of the day celebrity endorsements
are no more valid than people chosen ramdonly from the phone book.
Mike row's contrabution to Mitt will have a positive impact for Mitt.
@ my view 2. No more fliping or flopping that Obama has done to win votes! I can
give volumes of things Obama has said and done to be a flip flop. Were as Romney
may have changed his views on things to be more conservitive points and I hope
people understand it is ok to change you way of thinking. but then again my view
2 I bet you never ever ever changed you mind on anything and that nothing will
ever change it. your so rock solid stuborn that nothing will ever impress youu
enought to change the way you see things in the world. other wise your a Flip
re: HawkoYou say the term "small business millionaires" in
mockery, but in reality there are quite a few of them. Small business is
determined by number of employees. Many law firms, medical practices, and
accounting firms qualify as small business. They're definitely not all
millionaires, but there's more of them than you think.I also
like how Mike Rowe is campaigning with Mitt the same day CNN is running an
interview where he acknowledges that without a beer, he would have never have
made it where he is today.
Now that is a 'Dirty Job' trying to help Romney clean up his image
after flip floppin so many times, people forget what the question is.
Mike knows a lot about cleaning up dirty messes.... like the mess our economy is
in with Obama.
Seriously, its those small busines millionaires that Obama wants to increase
taxes on that provide the bulk of those important labor jobs. Yeah big wigs will
get hit with the tax too, but they have the money to offset the tax by donating
more to charities for a writeoff. Small business owners including farmers
don't always have that luxury. Romney understands how economics work, Obama