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Published: Friday, Nov. 2 2012 2:41 p.m. MDT

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Dave D
Pocatello, ID

This article is far more useful than any debate, ad, stump speech, or politicized show in preparing for the election. Will the candidates and their puppets please just make it stop now. PLEASE! Could we enact a rule that allows only six weeks of campaigning for an election? This has gone on way too long!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

What is really interesting is how President Obama talks about Governor Romney's discussion about auto bankruptcy. Obama's campaign paints, again, a picture of Romney that is Hollywood style

If you read the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on November 18, 2008, the Obamaites cut and paste from that article to give a completely different view than what is really in the article.

In 2008 and 2009, which is a long time ago for people that try to hint that these words were said in 2012, October and November.

The President hadn't even taken office in November 2008. This was a statement by Governor Romney as a citizen and business person. His article has some of the same type of wording as President Obama used in 2009 when he made his decisions to do more for the auto bailout than President Bush had done to help give President Obama some breathing room and get his feet on the ground.

The Wall Street Journal March 30, 2009 that, "Bankruptcy Leads Possible Plans for GM, Chrysler." The Obama's administration's leading plan to fix General Motors Corp. Chrysler LLC would use bankruptcy filings to purge the ailing companies of their biggest problems.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

More on Wall Street Journals article "Bankruptcy Leads Possible Plans for GM, Chrysler"

Obama used the "General Motors Corp. and Chrysler bankruptcy filings to purge the ailing companies of their biggest problems, including bondholder debt and retiree health-care costs, according to people familiar with the matter."

In the article, Obama announced the plans with Treasury Secretary Geithner, ad said the U.S. would not let the auto industry "simply vanish" similar to Governor Romney said in November 2008.

The Obama administration must have used Romney's op-ed as a guide as the Wall Street March 2009 article indicated that "GM and Chrysler have had bankruptcy attorneys devising plans for such a move in recent months."

President Barack Obama's task force has told both companies that the administration prefers this route as a way to reorganize the two auto makers, rather than the prolonged out-of-court process that has thus far frustrated administration officials.

Result: It sounds pretty much that President Obama should rearrange his campaign against Governor Romney to say that President Obama took the auto companies through bankruptcy processes in March and April 2009.

The auto companies and unions should be ashamed for these types of ads.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The economy is the most important issue to ensure we have a budget to run the required and constitutional items.

Reading all the items in this article requires a hard-line for the President, whoever that is. This current President, without leadership development in his previous 40 years has led him to not have a rudder to guide our ship of state. Without the rudder, even if you have good ideas, you will not make it to the destination and that is for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and still keep our inalienable rights.

Those are basic skills our country needs in the Chief Executive officer that knows he needs a plan and budget to run the country. This President must have believed he could run the country by stating "I am going to run the country".

Our country is supposed to have an order to the process. We have a Congress that is actually required to make decisions by voting which requires working together, or defeating everything that is on the platter. That is not how our country has survived for over 200 years. Our citizens should be enjoying the fruits of their labors. Unemployment is high.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Giving a half a million dollars for every second in a year, is not enough to pay off our deficit.

A sixteen trillion dollar national debt is no accident, but planned.

Once people understand this, it becomes easier to understand our political leaders, and make better choices when voting.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

God bless America and the good people of the United States of America.

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