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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    I am betting that he cuts many govt programs to bare essentials, reducing their budgets, encouraging older govt employees to retire so we can reduce manpower expenses. He will likely eliminate some programs, combine others.
    He has had to deal with govt clutter as a businessman, so I am pretty sure he will want to clean up those that impede business. As for environmental issues, I have seen some pretty stupid things done in the name of enviromentalism. Overkill doesn't even begin to describe the stupidity of some govt programs....
    I was discussing the business of operating an auto dismantling yard with a guy who was a young silent partner of one, and the older working partner wanted to retire. He says he hates to end the business, but he isn't ready to take it over full time himself, and if he waits till he retires from his existing job, he will have to start a NEW dismantling yard, and the EPA makes it hard to do so, even while existing yards are allowed to make a mess. One in particular that I used to visit has enough spilled oil in the dirt that they would probably have to dig deep, several feet, to get out the oil soaked dirt and then haul in new dirt. They are supposed to drain the fluids, but apparently there is only money to be made in draining the engine oil and transmission fluid. Brake fluid, Power steering fluid, freon, differential oil, antifreeze, etc. are left in the cars..
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yeah I guess rising up out of Kenya to get a Harvard law degree with Communist parents makes one crappy
    Actually, I was referring to the two years he had total control of the government.

    But of course, in your zeal to put divisive words in my mouth, you didn't understand that.

    So it goes.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Fine then. Vote for him. And we'll see what he does once in office.

    But the record for the GOP to pursue military force when in office doesn't put the chances in your favor.
    So...for the record, you take back your claim that he said he wants to go to war with Iran...right?
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    So...for the record, you take back your claim that he said he wants to go to war with Iran...right?
    No. I don't.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Well, considering that you keep asking for sources on Romney's position of going to war with Iran without congressional approval despite a video of Romney stating outright he wants to go to war with Iran without congressional approval, I'm supposing that this and the other things you see is highly in doubt.


    You think he said that and he did not. That makes you delusional. If he did say that, then produce the link that shows he said that.

    What you imagine and what actually was said have departed company. I'm thinking that one rarely meets the other in your world.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    You think he said that and he did not. That makes you delusional. If he did say that, then produce the link that shows he said that.

    What you imagine and what actually was said have departed company. I'm thinking that one rarely meets the other in your world.
    I've already posted a link detailing his hawkish foreign policy advisers that are endorsing a war with Iran. I've already posted a link saying that he is willing to go to war without the approval of Congress. If you are unwilling to read the writing on the wall, that's your choice.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I've already posted a link detailing his hawkish foreign policy advisers that are endorsing a war with Iran. I've already posted a link saying that he is willing to go to war without the approval of Congress. If you are unwilling to read the writing on the wall, that's your choice.


    That graffiti is in your handwriting. I was hoping you would produce something that Romney wrote.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    I wonder if Romney would look at this from a nonideological numbers perspective, like a business person would.

    If I come to believe that, I will vote for him, because government could use some streamlining.

    The problem though is congress is mostly crazy and I don't know how well he would resist people like the tea partiers to do what is right instead.

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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I've already posted a link detailing his hawkish foreign policy advisers that are endorsing a war with Iran. I've already posted a link saying that he is willing to go to war without the approval of Congress. If you are unwilling to read the writing on the wall, that's your choice.
    LOL!!!

    So, you've changed your statement from "Romney says he wants to go to war" to "Romney says he'll go to war if he has to".

    And yet...you won't even admit this change to yourself.

    Go figure.
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    Re: How Would Romney Govern?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I wonder if Romney would look at this from a nonideological numbers perspective, like a business person would.

    If I come to believe that, I will vote for him, because government could use some streamlining.

    The problem though is congress is mostly crazy and I don't know how well he would resist people like the tea partiers to do what is right instead.
    Romney isnt an ideologue. At best he is a right leaning moderate that will be willing to cobble together deals with the left in order to get things done. He has been running as a conservative in order to win the primary, but he really isnt fooling anyone. He is more the pragmatist willing to do 'what works' rather than what fits into his ideological box. He is a businessman, a dealmaker, so how far he strays to the left or the right will be determined by those he is dealing with.

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