The hope of audacity

With Obama's sorry record, he's attacking Romney's experience?

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The Obama camp wants to make an issue out of GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth.

Well, the issue in this campaign isn’t Romney’s money – it’s yours.

You can decide for yourself which one of these men’s policies will end up taking your money at a greater pace.

Regardless, what’s really rich is the Obama camp attacking wealth – when they’re swimming in it themselves.

You can bet, too, that the media would’ve made a bigger deal if they’d learned it was Romney, and not Obama, who has his barber flown in from Chicago every couple of weeks.

But even richer are Obama’s attacks on Romney’s private-sector business experience. The Obama camp tried to make an issue out of Romney’s days with private equity firm Bain Capital and his record on jobs.

That’s exceedingly rich on several accounts.

First off, this president has the worst performance on jobs and joblessness since the Great Depression – and, three years in, it may be time for the White House to quit pointing the finger at others.

Official unemployment recently rose to 8.2 percent, although the actual unemployment rate including those who’ve quit looking is probably double that or higher, according to experts. And the government’s May jobs report shows the economy produced an anemic 69,000 new jobs, the fewest in a year; experts had forecast 158,000 new jobs, and say job growth must be 150,000 or 200,000 a month just to stay even.

The May job numbers sent a shockwave through the stock market, which plunged by 200 points Friday.

But what makes Obama’s
attack on Romney’s private-sector record even more ludicrous is that Mr. Obama has no
private-sector record himself
to speak of. He’s never started
or run a company or met a payroll.

To this point, Mr. Obama’s campaign seems to be built on the hope of audacity.

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specsta
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specsta 06/05/12 - 01:24 am
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The Greed of Romney

I have no problem with President Obama making an issue out of Romney's wealth. I have no problem with the Obama folks calling for accountability from Romney in regards to the lives Romney destroyed through a culture of greed at Bain Capital.

Romney is completely disconnected from the poor and middle-class workers of America. He can not empathize with someone who lost their job or is struggling to make ends meet - ever. Romney has no compassion for the less fortunate. Romney is about business and profits, at whatever expense - even at the expense of families and workers. Just take a quick poll of the 750 steel mill workers in Kansas City that lost their jobs, saw their pensions cut, severance denied and their health insurance vanish. Ask those folks what they think of Romney, a man who oversaw a business that pocketed $17 million out of the deal, and pocketed $44 million from the federal government to bail out the company's pension plan.

Romney is well acquainted with welfare, because Bain has received millions of dollars in corporate welfare from the US government. While Romney adamantly opposes helping to provide welfare and food assistance to the poor, he has no problem cashing multimillion dollars checks made on the backs of the displaced American worker.

So yes - President Obama should shine a light on the greed that is Mitt Romney. Anytime a man thinks he can run a country like a business, for a profit, that man has no soul and little regard for the poorest in our society. America is not a business to run - but a shelter for American citizens to become great through opportunity, support, and equality in all factions of our society.

Romney is a big "thumbs down" from this voter.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/05/12 - 03:31 am
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"But these rose colored

"But these rose colored glasses, that I'm looking through

Show ooo.......nly the beauty, cause they hide all the truth"

John Connley/Rose Colored Glasses

JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 06/05/12 - 04:43 am
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The choice is very clear with

The choice is very clear with Europe about to implode on its self-induced socialistic malady. It's our future unless we get back to our capitalist roots that made the most successful country in history. Take your pick, America.

draksig
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draksig 06/05/12 - 05:30 am
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Obama is only concentrating

Obama is only concentrating on the jobs lost under Bain Capital without any attempt to balance with the jobs saved or created under Bain. They are trying to portray Bain's business practice as buying a perfectly healthy company and sucking it dry for every penny before shutting the doors. They never examine Bain's and Romney's success stories which far outweigh their failures. They invested in Staples which allowed them to grow from 1 store to 1100, I don't see any in the press interviewing the employees of staples for their views on Bain.

carcraft
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carcraft 06/05/12 - 05:40 am
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Well Obama "bet " on a bunch

Well Obama "bet " on a bunch of "green energy" companies with tax payers dollar costing the tax payers $ Billions. There are over 11 companies, from Solyndra, to Tesla Motors, Birght Souce, Enr1, ABC 123, and several more (including my favorite, Fisker- given money to produce cars in Findland) that Obama "bet" on. All bankrupt or in trouble with the tax payer holding the bag! Romney invested in companies from Staples to Sports Authority increasing the worth of the companies and produccing jobs. Even Bill Clinton (A Democrat I believe) and the DEMOCRATIC MAYOR of Newark praised Bain Capital....Of course bama never having ran anything other than his campaign really wouldn't and doesn't understand the fdifferance between a bet and an investment, and has run the Government as if he were betting, you know sorta like trying to win off lottery winnings!

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 05:48 am
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Whether you think Romey's

Whether you think Romey's business experience is a plus or minus, you must face the obvious: a country is not a business (or corporation), nor can it be run like one. A country's role is to protect and provide for the security, safety, and betterment of its citizens. A corporation exists for one reason only, to make money for selected individuals. If that comes at the expense of its employees, the population at large, or its community, it doesn't matter. Business is the very antithesis of what good government should be.

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 05:59 am
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Never seen that post before

Never seen that post before car. Do you try to squeeze it in daily? Now you can add that Obama AND Romney loaned taxpayer dollars to green energy companies that failed. I'm sure you'll make sure you mention Romney in your rants.
http://www.solarserver.com/solar-magazine/solar-news/current/2012/kw23/r...

thinkforyourself
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thinkforyourself 06/05/12 - 06:10 am
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All you have to do is look at today

Obama is CLEARLY the WRONG choice. Look at today and you need look no further.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/05/12 - 06:46 am
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Romney's Record
Unpublished

AC, you can't be surprised with Obama's attack on Romney. Obama's incompetent "administration" since 2009 has been an incredible FAILURE! What else can he do but try to take the focus off of this this. The liberals have a problem with Romney's money. Funny, when John Kennedy and John Kerry ran, and when Jay Rockefeller runs, all of them from incredibly wealthy families, there was or is no problem. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that they have a D by their political affiliation, instead of an R. Hypocrisy is tolerated by liberals, but is rarely pointed out by the liberal media. No problem, polls show Obama will probably be back in Chicago this time next year, making more "change" there. And TECHFAN, the reason our country is in the foul financial shape it is now is because the country is not being run like a business. A business must operate within a budget and take in more than it spends. If not, it will go under. See where I'm going with this? Mitt Romney sure understands it.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 06/05/12 - 06:49 am
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TECH..good govt does not

TECH..good govt does not equate to a benevolent dictator who dishes out goodies to level the outcome of its citizens...just like a business doesnt treat all its employess the same ..it cant...this is not good govt..

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 06:58 am
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And who said it did????

And who said it did???? Obviously this doesn't happen since there is inequality. Government also shouldn't exist to favor one group over the other and to allow those with more resources to purchase more access and influence.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 06/05/12 - 07:35 am
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Selected Individuals

Techfan says: "to make money for selected individuals." I wonder who selects these people? How does want one get on the list of possible selectees?

allhans
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allhans 06/05/12 - 07:47 am
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When Romney, as governor of

When Romney, as governor of MA, was pushing renewable energy the state was running a surplus and the discussion was concerning the best investments possible for the future...
our country is NOT running a surplus.

mikesaul
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mikesaul 06/05/12 - 07:50 am
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Pursuit of Happiness

"A country's role is to protect and provide for the security, safety, and betterment of its citizens."

Well, you're 2/3 right, there! The country's (government's) role is to provide for the security and safety of its citizens, and to secure the OPPURTUNITY for the betterment of its citizens. However, it is the CITIZENS' responsibility to pursue and earn that betterment!

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

Happiness is, and never was, a right (I challenge you to find it mentioned in the Constitution) and, therefore, not a guarantee!

"Pursuit of Happiness" - One of the “unalienable rights” of people enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, along with “life” and “liberty.” “The right to pursue any lawful business or vocation, in any manner not inconsistent with the equal rights of others, which may increase their prosperity or develop their faculties, so as to give them their highest enjoyment.”

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/pursuit-of-happiness-2#ixzz1wv0uHzpj

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/05/12 - 08:01 am
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OBAMA'S RECORD
Unpublished

Liberals, please tell me, with Obama's incredibly poor record as POTUS, how can you defend and support him? I'm really trying to understand, but just can't When you give a guy a job, and after nearly 4 years, the situation is WORSE, do you keep the guy, or give someone else a try? Think about it.

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 08:06 am
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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/05/12 - 08:14 am
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Good letter.

Good letter.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/05/12 - 08:32 am
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A rare agreement with

A rare agreement with Techfan: "Government also shouldn't exist to favor one group over the other and to allow those with more resources to purchase more access and influence."

However, I totally disagree that business experience isn't a plus. The fact that government hasn't been run in a businesslike manner is the whole problem.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/05/12 - 08:57 am
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Selected individuals
Unpublished

TECH complains that government shouldn't favor one group over the other. Do you mean like the millions the entertainment bozos who support Obama make compared to the rest of us working stiffs? Yeah, I'm laughing.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/05/12 - 09:09 am
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Mike Saul's Lesson

was given to me very early in life, by my Dad. He told me my future opportunity for "happiness" would be a direct result of my taking personal responsibility for my "choices". It turns out, he was right.

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 09:13 am
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Applying Bain's business

Applying Bain's business model to the US would be to fire all government employees except those needed to calculate revenue. Collect all the revenue, sell all buildings, lands, national parks, national monuments, natural resources, equipment (hey, someone would pay good money for a bunch F-15's, nukes, etc.), etc., then close the entire country down and skip with the money.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/05/12 - 09:20 am
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TECH
Unpublished

Looking at your assessment of Romney's business administration...is that why the people of MASS elected him governor? Guess they just didn't know any better, eh?

carcraft
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carcraft 06/05/12 - 09:24 am
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Nice try Tech Fan , the

Nice try Tech Fan , the company that went Bankrupt that Mass. invested in while Romney was governor didn't go bankrupt until 4 years after Romney left office. Obama's companies have all gone bankrupt with in 2- 3 years of Obama betting billions on them. While the US government isn't a business sound business principals can be applied just as they can be applied to home finances. Don't spend more than you take in, if you barrow money figure out how you will pay it back before you barrow it, don't promise customers more than you can deliever, and understand that a plan is just a plan, reality will intervene and it may not work out. Obama and the Democrats have spent far more than can ever hope to pay back, they have promised the citizens more then they can ever hope to deliver and any sort of financial plan is non existant, no budgets, no projections of cost and no system to pay for the costs. It's Obama's great bet, and betting is no way to run a house hold, a business or the government!

faithson
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faithson 06/05/12 - 09:22 am
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So the 'businessman' is our new highwatermark

So it all boils down to the 'businessman'. The men who Fed chairman Greenspan said he thought would NEVER poop in their own nest, because they just would NEVER do that. These same businessman who duped the american public out of trillions of dollars to finance their lavish life styles. These men who find Ann Ryand as their acolyte. History teaches us that given free reign to accumulate wealth, the businessman will destroy the environment, abuse the worker, use every device to not pay taxes and put the self above the collective. I personally know quite a few very wealthy businessmen and women. I would not want anyone of them to hold the reigns of power in government. Advise, yes, but be in control, not NO but **** NO.

Techfan
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Techfan 06/05/12 - 09:31 am
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Oh, so there's a time limit.

Oh, so there's a time limit. So, by your reasoning, Romney can't count any of the jobs that were added after he left Bain. That changes his numbers a lot. Or do you apply different standards when it suits your argument?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/05/12 - 09:37 am
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Funny both the christian

Funny both the christian bible and evolution deny "equality". There is no such thing as equality (like duh) so the best we can offer is equal opportunity-which law now protects. We don't have to have a businessman as president but he surely needs to understand economics-where an academic like Obama is way out of field in economics. We do need a president with "executive" experience and we have Mitt with years and now Obama with on the job training (he was a community organizer and college professor more time spent than in politics). I think we need to scrutinize Mitt and this time scrutinize Barry too, so time re-address Wright, Ayers, Communism, drugs, etc. just like Bain has been rehashed.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 06/05/12 - 09:40 am
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Choice

With all the warts, I will take a businessman over a politician, who in most cases has never held a job in their life, any day.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/05/12 - 09:40 am
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"America is not a business to

"America is not a business to run - but a shelter for American citizens to become great through opportunity, support, and equality in all factions of our society."
This quote may be true but it is also the responsibility for ALL to work to help supply the money for the country to run and not 50% to supply the money for the other 50%. Like Willow, my mother and father taught me good work habits and they are still in use.

Techfan says:Government also shouldn't exist to favor one group over the other and to allow those with more resources to purchase more access and influence. Tech-If I work harder, produce more and save more should I not be able to purchase more or should I just give it to those who do not even work or try to work-I think not. Just try to get those that receive checks to work-they will laugh at you.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/05/12 - 09:45 am
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OBAMA'S RECORD
Unpublished

So Obama supporters/defenders, the country STILL has an unemployment rate over 8% and 5 TRILLION added to the national debt since he took office in 2009, and you STILL think he deserves a second term? If this was a pitch for a TV series, I'd laugh at the guy pitching it.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 06/05/12 - 09:46 am
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"Government also shouldn't

"Government also shouldn't exist to favor one group over the other and to allow those with more resources to purchase more access and influence." So I gather after that statement then govt should stay out of gay marriage, this group should not have more access and influence in the white house, and Obama should return money from the unions, Bill Maher, etc.

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