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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just a question, this spending you speak of, is there any reason to believe that if the government cuts off the faucet, that the private sector won't correspondingly pick it up in some areas?
    Like what areas? Road and bridge building? How about Police and firemen or teachers? I can't think of any major Govt. expense that would be simply "picked up" by private enterprise.
    Govt. is unique in that there is no profit motive, not something that sits too well in the private sector.
    There is "profit" to Govt. spending it just comes later and to all of us not just the Govt.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll



    By Steve Holland

    WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:21pm EDT

    (Reuters) - Economic fears are weighing heavily on Americans, with a large majority saying the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believing the worst is yet to come, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Wednesday.

    The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 73 percent of Americans believe the United States is "off on the wrong track," and just one in five, 21 percent, think the country is headed in the right direction.

    Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll | Reuters
    If it's wrong tracks, that's Obama's track. Why do voters still go for him - the wrong tracks? It doesn't make sense.

    When the Feds want to select their own candidate for their own purpose, they don't care even to make it a contradictary case.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Like what areas? Road and bridge building? How about Police and firemen or teachers? I can't think of any major Govt. expense that would be simply "picked up" by private enterprise.
    Govt. is unique in that there is no profit motive, not something that sits too well in the private sector.
    Perhaps there should be a 'profit motive' but in the US of today profit seems to be a bad word.

    Nonetheless, all those millions of government employees are profiting by just showing up for work. And they are profiting far more than those working in the private sector and with greater job security.
    There is "profit" to Govt. spending it just comes later and to all of us not just the Govt.
    Thre is no profit motive in government but later they make a profit anyway. Just when is this later?

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Perhaps there should be a 'profit motive' but in the US of today profit seems to be a bad word.

    Nonetheless, all those millions of government employees are profiting by just showing up for work. And they are profiting far more than those working in the private sector and with greater job security.


    Thre is no profit motive in government but later they make a profit anyway. Just when is this later?

    Many companies are experiencing record profits so why would you tihnk profit is a bad word now?

    The profit from education comes from people getting better jobs because of their skills and paying txes on their higher income. The profit from infrastucture should be obvious.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Many companies are experiencing record profits so why would you tihnk profit is a bad word now?
    Oh, i think profit is a very good thing but you said "Govt. is unique in that there is no profit motive, not something that sits too well in the private sector". Of course the privatre sector is very keen on profit in order to make a living for themselves and their employees. They can fail but the surest way for a government can fail is to spend more than it brings in. And when the government fails, everyone fails.
    The profit from education comes from people getting better jobs because of their skills and paying txes on their higher income. The profit from infrastucture should be obvious.
    The government needn't be the sole provider of education and in fact it seems clear that the taxpayer is not getting good value for the dollar in this area. Where does the government make a profit from infrastructure?

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    To answer the question posed by the title "Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggling?" I think it might have something do with people aren't convinced that he'd be that much better. Maybe he needs to do a better sales job.


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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    To answer the question posed by the title "Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggling?" I think it might have something do with people aren't convinced that he'd be that much better. Maybe he needs to do a better sales job.
    If people cannot spot the differences between the candidates after last night's debate, and are not familiar with their individual records, then the future of the United States is in serious difficulty.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If people cannot spot the differences between the candidates after last night's debate, and are not familiar with their individual records, then the future of the United States is in serious difficulty.
    On one hand we have a man that has turned around an economy that was losing 700,00 jobs a month, with a GDP in recession into 31 straight months of job growth and an ecnomy that is the fastest growing in the free world.
    On the other hand we have a man who says whatever he needs to get votes no matter whether it is the truth or not. Someone who made the exact same lie as Bush did in his 2000 debate. That he was not going to cut the taxes of the wealthy. We all know what happened when Bush made that promise. How could any sane person believe a man that has shown no ability to tell the truth if it will hurt his chances of winnng?

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    On one hand we have a man that has turned around an economy that was losing 700,00 jobs a month, with a GDP in recession into 31 straight months of job growth and an ecnomy that is the fastest growing in the free world.
    You should get some stats to back up these claims of yours.

    Here's some to look at. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data



    On the other hand we have a man who says whatever he needs to get votes no matter whether it is the truth or not. Someone who made the exact same lie as Bush did in his 2000 debate. That he was not going to cut the taxes of the wealthy. We all know what happened when Bush made that promise. How could any sane person believe a man that has shown no ability to tell the truth if it will hurt his chances of winnng?
    George Bush is not in this presidential campaign, nor is Bill Clinton.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You should get some stats to back up these claims of yours.

    Here's some to look at. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data


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