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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

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    No doubt, whatsoever. Private Venture firms, are not at all interested in the employee base of the companies they get involved with. For many of these firms, it is essentially one step away from a hostile take-over. They don't just "invest" passively and then walk away. They want management control of the entity and they typically make radical decisions with respect to who stays on board and who goes home packing. They will pack your bags for you and send you to the front door with a pink slip in a heartbeat, if you don't fit their agenda.

    That's definitely not the Employee Friendly picture that Mitt, has been rolling around the country, painting for himself. Do they help to financial rescue some of the entities they get involved with? Sure, no doubt - 100% true. Others would say that they prey on the weak, pump the company's stock profile on the street and then Dump & Run. There's money in that kind of deal too, but it does not speak to one's abundance of integrity, no doubt.

    If Romney, was involved in true (pure) Venture Capital deals from the ground-up (start-ups, incubators, first/second round funding, etc.), then that is truly Entrepreneurial and that is one of the purest forms of sincere risk taking. But, if he was involved in what I call Vulture Capital, then that's a horse of another color, entirely.
    I would say that the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    If that Presidential candidate came through his/her period of impoverishment and failure, while learning to apply to his/her life the lessons taken from it - then yes, he or she could end up being the most effective President America has ever known.

    Often times, more can be learned from failure, than is learned from untainted (unrestricted) success.
    I find that people pretty much end up exactly where they deserve to be. You could divide up all the money in the U.S. equally among us, and in five years it'd be right back where it started.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Well, I don't either as evidenced by the former and current President we have. I was speaking more about his history of fixing economic issues.
    And, once again, I don't see a correlation between being able to accumulate personal wealth and being effective at fixing the COUNTRY'S economic issues.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not that I really have anything against wealthy politicians, but to put things in perspective:

    Clinton Net Worth: 80 million.
    Reid Net Worth: 3.4 million
    Pelosi Net Worth: 35.5 million
    Obama Net Worth: 10.5 million (mostly from book royalties)

    Romney Net Worth: 250 million
    Which tells me Romney has a vastly better understanding on how to generate revenue, versus debt, than Obama.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I find that people pretty much end up exactly where they deserve to be. You could divide up all the money in the U.S. equally among us, and in five years it'd be right back where it started.
    Ahhaha - that's probably true!!

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Which tells me Romney has a vastly better understanding on how to generate revenue, versus debt, than Obama.
    Have you ever considered that the others had different priorities than "generating wealth" for themselves? Also, being able to run a business is not the same as running a country.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not that I really have anything against wealthy politicians, but to put things in perspective:

    Clinton Net Worth: 80 million.
    Reid Net Worth: 3.4 million
    Pelosi Net Worth: 35.5 million
    Obama Net Worth: 10.5 million (mostly from book royalties)

    Romney Net Worth: 250 million
    I guess it sucks to be at the low end of the millionaire club?
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Which tells me Romney has a vastly better understanding on how to generate revenue, versus debt, than Obama.
    I repeat:

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I don't see the accumulation of personal wealth as evidence that the individual in question will be effective at implementing macroeconomic (fiscal and monetary) policies that'll bring this country back on track. I really don't think there is much of a correlation.
    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    And, once again, I don't see a correlation between being able to accumulate personal wealth and being effective at fixing the COUNTRY'S economic issues.
    Exhibit A: Herman Cain and the 9-9-9 plan.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Have you ever considered that the others had different priorities than "generating wealth" for themselves? Also, being able to run a business is not the same as running a country.
    Yes, it is, especially right now in these times. You can't continually spend money you don't have with impunity. That's universal.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I guess it sucks to be at the low end of the millionaire club?
    Well if you're Bill Clinton, I'm sure there's a lot of "sucking" going on
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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