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Thread: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

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    Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    One of the reasons I can't stand modern Republicans is because many forget how private property requires properness. The current GOP is very utilitarian in that it privatizes the rule of law itself via lobbying and lawyering instead of advocating social values and procedural justice first.

    If Romney asked this simple question, he could stop looking apologetic, stop being defensive, and actually make Obama defend his track record. He could also prove to independents that he's not an elitist despite his economic expertise, claiming that the key to economic success is hands off, allowing for creative thinking, and not trying to be some micromanaging Keynesian who treats the economy like his own private enterprise.

    What Romney needs to do is remind Americans why they're unconfident. He needs to run on a platform of transparency, openness, and a willingness to combat corruption so Americans can see how the insides of Washington work. That way, Americans themselves become convinced that bureaucratic reform is necessary in order to create not only a more stable investment environment, but a more stable legal environment in general.

    Many Americans are paranoid these days in how social lawsuits seem to be around every corner as well, so they live with reservations because they're afraid of stepping on other people's toes. By reminding people about social conservatism, Romney can alleviate this fear by bringing together holistic community. As an added bonus, this social confidence will drive up demand such that the economy has something to produce for again.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Government should not be run like a business, that's stupid. Government should be run like a government.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Obama knows the reality of the situation: government IS NOT a business.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    I got to agree with Ikari here. Businesses are there to draw a profit...that is it. Governments are there to...well try and uphold freedoms while not diving into anarchy. At least that is my definition of what government should be...protect the nation and the citizens' rights.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    first, government isn't a business, as several posters have already pointed out.

    however, those promoting the "run government as a business" talking point are usually referring to debt. even though government isn't a business, debt should certainly be handled more responsibly before it reaches crisis, as is happening in smaller first world countries as we speak. so to put it in business terms, we're going to have to take a look at the product line, consolidate it by priority, and charge more for it.

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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    I got to agree with Ikari here. Businesses are there to draw a profit...that is it. Governments are there to...well try and uphold freedoms while not diving into anarchy. At least that is my definition of what government should be...protect the nation and the citizens' rights.
    What "right" do citizens have to income redistribution? This is a central theme of GOP public policy, yet NOT reflected in many of their bills, as they fear the political fallout. I will readily admit that the GOP allows corporate welfare and still advocates massive "defense" spending and continued silly nation building madness.

    ALL of the DC morons, in both parties, that are supposed to represent us, do only the bidding of rich lobbyists, but only the demorats seem incapable of seeing that borrowing to "invest" in poverty does not cure it, it simply maintains it, and only the republicants seem incapable of seeing that massive subsidies to corporations stiffle competition not encourage it. Both seem to see massive "defense" spending as good (patriotic?) for both the USA and the world yet have nothing to show for it but massive federal debt.

    Neither Romney nor Obama seem to have any real plan to "fix" the U.S. economy, but Obama knows that buying votes with tax money works, Romney knows that running against a weak economy gets votes. In order for Romney to WIN he must present a simple, understandable (not goofy 59-point) economic plan. Obama has dropped his 2008 hopey changey nonsense, but has replaced it with "anything GOP says it wants is what caused this economic mess" and is never challenged by the MSM on that nonsense. Obama has no economic plan (except income redistribution), Romney has yet to articulate any plan and the voters are left to flip a coin on which "lack of a plan" will cause any change in the economy. No they can't!
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    One of the reasons I can't stand modern Republicans is because many forget how private property requires properness. The current GOP is very utilitarian in that it privatizes the rule of law itself via lobbying and lawyering instead of advocating social values and procedural justice first.

    If Romney asked this simple question, he could stop looking apologetic, stop being defensive, and actually make Obama defend his track record. He could also prove to independents that he's not an elitist despite his economic expertise, claiming that the key to economic success is hands off, allowing for creative thinking, and not trying to be some micromanaging Keynesian who treats the economy like his own private enterprise.

    What Romney needs to do is remind Americans why they're unconfident. He needs to run on a platform of transparency, openness, and a willingness to combat corruption so Americans can see how the insides of Washington work. That way, Americans themselves become convinced that bureaucratic reform is necessary in order to create not only a more stable investment environment, but a more stable legal environment in general.

    Many Americans are paranoid these days in how social lawsuits seem to be around every corner as well, so they live with reservations because they're afraid of stepping on other people's toes. By reminding people about social conservatism, Romney can alleviate this fear by bringing together holistic community. As an added bonus, this social confidence will drive up demand such that the economy has something to produce for again.
    If government was ran like a business then every politician's job would be outsourced to China,India and other countries. The webcams will point at some Chinese or Indian worker who is making 23 cents an hour and skyped to monitors at the White house.
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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    On "Mmm?" I vote 'Humm'.

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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Obama knows the reality of the situation: government IS NOT a business.
    That is true. And a good thing as well. If government were a business, Obama would be an even worse steward than he is now. Sure, a government is not motivated by profit like a business would be, but in managing well the resources it does have, it could certainly learn a few things from the business world. But with business there is always competition, and government is a monopoly, and as such it tends to fall into all the bad practices that any monopoly would. That is one of the reasons why you limit it's size and power.

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    Re: Should Romney Ask Obama Why the Government Should Be Run Like a Business?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If government was ran like a business then every politician's job would be outsourced to China,India and other countries. The webcams will point at some Chinese or Indian worker who is making 23 cents an hour and skyped to monitors at the White house.
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