The Economy: Romney VS Obama

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    Even though Mitt Romney hasn't released a single plan or strategy, recent polls indicate that the American people feel he would be better at handling the economy. First off, the polls miss a few valid points.

    1. The press has given Obama negative press for 15 straight weeks while Mitt has actually been the darling of the so-called left wing media.

    Mitt Romney’s media coverage has been more positive than President Obama’s, study finds - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com

    2. Mitt has received this positive press without a single idea being presented to the public.

    3. People assume because he made a lot of money at Bain, he must be good, "how" he made the money hasn't been considered.

    We can take a look at their backgrounds and their very public choices about the future of the auto industry to get a glimpse of how either president would affect the future economy.

    To understand Romney's position on the auto industry, take a look at his "public" track record at Bain and the Olympics

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpfeAIRYYHk]Romney - Several hundred million $ from govt. for Olympics - YouTube[/ame]

    Mitt thanking the senate for the "several hundred millions dollars" of taxpayer money they gave him for the Olympics. Enough said from Mitt himself about the Olympics.

    And Bain? Remember they refused to invest in the car industry. And when Mitt worked there, they specialized in bankruptcy. Which would have made that industry a good choice. The Republicans only policy is "cut taxes". Romney's only experience is "go bankrupt". This is why Mitt refuses to release his tax returns during his time at Bain.

    Remember, Obama stepped in and saved the auto industry. Not just auto's, but also steel, plastics, textiles, small restaurants, housing and everything supported by the auto industry. No one was willing to invest in that industry. The damage to the economy would have spiraled down and thrown us into a great depression if we followed Mitt's plan of bankruptcy.

    And Mitt's record as governor?

    47th in job creation.

    Even though unemployment was low in his state, when he entered office, it was lower than the national average and higher when he left.

    The only state that lost more jobs was Louisiana which was hit by hurricane Katrina. It took a category 5 hurricane to keep Massachusetts from being worst in the nation.

    Once the press and the Obama campaign zeros in on their actual records, it will be interesting to hear the candidates dialog.

    Just once I wish the Right Wingers at USMB would fight facts with facts. If they have a different take than reality, please, post it. Mitt himself backs up my position.
     
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    I think what the people are saying is they want ANYONE else's plan, no matter they haven't seen it..

    Kinda like Obama and his comrades in Arms Forced ObamaCare on us against the will of the people, you have to pass it to see what's in it..

    Obama blew it, sorry bye
     
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    Obama has no plan to get our economy back on track. His plan is to state that he saved us from a great depression (a claim he made after only months in office) and then hope that enough suckers believe him.
     
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    and for all the whine that Obama has gotten fifteen straight weeks of negative press...here ya go........:eusa_boohoo:

    It should of been three years instead..
     
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    Obama was AWOL for the first 16 months of his Presidency on the economy to pass a behemoth health care plan that is about to be declared invalid.
    Obama's economy is the same as it has been for 20 years - do everything in your power to push off problems until after the election...and of course after an election...there is another election.
    And here we are.
    Obama appointed Larry Summers as the head of his economic arm.
    Only Alan Greenspan is more of a cause for 2007 than Larry Summers. He is a big, big, big, big, big, big friend of Wall Street interest....and Obama made him in charge.
    PERIOD
     
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    So Romney lying about the Olympics doesn't bother any of you?

    You know, you can't "bankrupt" the country on the way to a better economy. You know that won't work, right? It IS all Romney knows.
     
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    Obama

    92% Employment!

    3 of 4 black youths are employed!!

    Only 1 downgrade!!

    Social Security broke!!
     
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    If anything were to bother me, it'd be that you actually believe this:

    "Remember, Obama stepped in and saved the auto industry. Not just auto's, but also steel, plastics, textiles, small restaurants, housing and everything supported by the auto industry."
     
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    Romney's position was to let it die. When you stop selling autos, you also take away the stuff that used to make autos. You know, stuff like, " steel, plastics, textiles". Then they don't have money for housing. Then.....well, if you don't get the picture by now, you never will.
     
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    And the last two budgets Obama has submitted have received ZERO votes. Not even Dems can get behind him.

    How has Obama proven his economic acumen to you? Just curious.
     

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