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Old 03-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #271
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I am supporting Mitt. I don't agree with some of his views, however, I feel like he is the candidate most capable of turning the economy around and getting people back to work; and for me that is the most important issue.
Do you know his plan for doing so?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #272
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I am supporting Mitt. I don't agree with some of his views, however, I feel like he is the candidate most capable of turning the economy around and getting people back to work; and for me that is the most important issue.
Welcome to the forum. I don't recall seeing around very much!

Hate to start things off with a disagreement, but I do question your above statement. I don't buy that any president has that much control over the economy or putting people back to work (especially in the private sector. I suppose a president could advocate for legislation that would create more government jobs, but I'm guessing that an FDR-style spate of public employment opportunities is not what you mean't by "getting people back to work.")
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I just saw recaps on "The Daily Show" of CNN's coverage from last night, complete with their usual over-the-top technology.

Holy shit, those people have WAY too much time on their hands.
The worst thing was sending a reporter to Wasilla-they must have camped out all day waiting for Sarah Palin to show up. It looked like they were using Skype or something, the picture was terrible. Apparently she started all kinds of speculation that she might get into the race.
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i, for one, have my DVR set for "Game Change" this Saturday night.

Julianne Moore as Our Sarah gives me the vapors.
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So Breitbart's and Hannity's "nail in the coffin" video ended up being nothing but a weak attempt to make a link to an irrelevant "radical"?

Anything for ratings...
It was a socialist hug. Duh.
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Welcome to the forum. I don't recall seeing around very much!

Hate to start things off with a disagreement, but I do question your above statement. I don't buy that any president has that much control over the economy or putting people back to work (especially in the private sector. I suppose a president could advocate for legislation that would create more government jobs, but I'm guessing that an FDR-style spate of public employment opportunities is not what you mean't by "getting people back to work.")
President Mitt in conjunction with a Republican Congress (but only with both the House and the Senate in GOP hands) could potentially redirect the economy in one way or another. The president is a very important component of that, I think.
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President Mitt in conjunction with a Republican Congress (but only with both the House and the Senate in GOP hands) could potentially redirect the economy in one way or another. The president is a very important component of that, I think.
But how?
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But how?
Tax policy? Stimulus or lack thereof? Welfare programs that impact demand? More indirectly... appointments to the Federal Reserve (Bernanke's term expires in 2014)? And in the long term, things like education policy?

It's hard for the government to really do much about structural issues that the economy has (they can try, but it tends to not work too well, and can probably manufacture cyclical problems), but for cyclical issues, the president and Congress have a fairly significant amount of power.
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Tax policy? Stimulus or lack thereof? Welfare programs that impact demand? More indirectly... appointments to the Federal Reserve (Bernanke's term expires in 2014)? And in the long term, things like education policy?

It's hard for the government to really do much about structural issues that the economy has (they can try, but it tends to not work too well, and can probably manufacture cyclical problems), but for cyclical issues, the president and Congress have a fairly significant amount of power.
This is the problem. No one knows his plan. You admit government has little power with structural issues, and many would disagree about what power they have over cycles.

Most of what you talk about are temporary fixes.

Tax policy- most of what republicans are talking about today are quick fixes that will create bubbles later.

Stimulus? No republican will ever be allowed to pass stimulus in this decade.

Education? Very much needed but the GOP is notoriously abysmal when it comes to education. Does Mitt have anything new?

Welfare? What do you suggest?
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Oh, I misunderstood you. I thought you were critiquing the power of the government to impact the economy in general, not Mitt Romney in specific. Although I suppose that one could argue that Romney's relative inaction is in itself really an action that could cause problems, especially given another recession (lack of stimulus). Trust me, I'm not a Romney fan.
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I think your signature gave it away.
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I see, sorry for the miscommunication.
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I think your signature gave it away.
On an iPhone, can't see sigs
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Heh, he's got an Obama-Biden bumper sticker going in there.
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The worst thing was sending a reporter to Wasilla-they must have camped out all day waiting for Sarah Palin to show up. It looked like they were using Skype or something, the picture was terrible. Apparently she started all kinds of speculation that she might get into the race.
Ergh, it'd be so nice if the media just left her be to live her life in Alaska and stop asking her about that possibility. Does she even have the fanbase for such an endeavor anymore?

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i, for one, have my DVR set for "Game Change" this Saturday night.

Julianne Moore as Our Sarah gives me the vapors.
I'm going to have to remember to catch that either Saturday night or sometime thereafter. I'm very curious about it.
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