Killing Bin Laden
He did both and did a great job.
I have no idea what's going on. don't care. I jus like the man. 4 more years!.
Our economic pictures is far more important to me than whether Osama bin Laden is in hiding but it's not like our economy was compromised because our intelligence and military community was doing other stuff too.
Virtually all of the investment was undertaken by Pres. Bush but it's not like we made the investment to to find Osama bin Laden and only Osama bid Laden. We set up a worldwide intelligence network and that network was able to locate Osama bin Laden. Failing to act would have been irresponsible.
If we didn't spend money to keep the attacks focused there and on our military, but instead they were freer to attack our civilians and business, what affect would that have had on the economy? People want to constantly bring up the costs of the war, but never consider what the cost to us may be if we didn't have them. This whole concept that if we left them alone, they would leave us alone fails because we did leave them alone before and they attacked and blew up embassies, bombed a US Naval Vessel, and finally carried out the 9/11 attacks.
Also, the government can rarely directly control the economy, efforts to do so will only cause greater economic distress. To affect the economy, the government should focus on making the business environment in America competitive and workable instead of hamstringing it. I did not disagree with Obama's concept of his stimulus, only how he went about it. He would of had much greater success if he had had the government directly hire the unemployed to work on projects. Instead of welfare, put those people to work, use the money currently going to welfare to fund it initially. If properly structured, we could have a almost self sustaining program instead of the burdensome mess that is welfare in America today and our economy would be a hell of a lot better off because of it.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
The economy, but the fact the current economy isn't exactly "good" doesn't mean I will vote for Romney. The question there is who will do a better job? Some believe that's Romney. Some believe that's Obama. I kind of laugh at bumper stickers that say things like "Anyone but Obama 2012!" - always tempted to walk up to them and start up a conversation. "I saw your bumper sticker, I couldn't agree with you more! We have had too much Obama! Have you looked into Jill Stein?" (No, I'm not voting for Stein, just that most people that dislike Obama would really dislike Stein.)
First off... which is more important?
The economy, hands down. In terms of management and operation... if you consider the war on terror as a direct result of 9/11, which it is.. then the US spent 4 trils over the course of a decade in killing al qaeda to get to bin laden. This is a one-dimensional view but I will keep it that way to avoid talking about other reasons why the US would go into the ME. For now.. we stick to a simple mentality. Osama spent what? 10.000k $ to take down the twin towers... and the US spent 4tril because of that in trying to kill him. I would think that although he was killed... he accomplished what he wanted. Osama's mission statement was to get the US bogged down in the Middle East, in endless expensive wars and he did it from day 1. the US governments (both bush and obama) mission was to end the war on terror... one of those objectives, is killing Osama. So one objective done... the mission still remains. If Obama would have managed to end the War on Terror (one way or another)... then indeed, that could be considered as important than the economy. Otherwise... its just peanuts that carry a big sentimental value. But peanuts non-the-less.
In terms of the economy. Real unemployment+underemployment+discouraged workers is about 23%.. with unemployment a little under half of that. Where did he start from?
Alternate Unemployment Charts
I know it may seem like a shady site, but I checked some of the data by looking directly at bls.gov and searching... and from what I've seen, it's pretty accurate.
If you look at the chart, Obama in 09 started at about 16%... raised to 21% by 2010 and stayed around that area till today. This is why people think of it as an failure. Obama supporters may consider it a success because of... something. Maybe because in the past few months unemployment went down along with underemployment... but we see a hike in discouraged workers... which can be justified by saying that the reason Obama managed to shave a few points off unemployment is because there are a bunch of people out there who dropped off the charts... stopped receiving unemployment benefits because their terms expired and didn't manage to get any job what so ever. I am not that's the entire reason. I'm sure unemployment dropped also because jobs were created... but also because some people dropped off the charts. This is what the statistic shows.
In other words.. the economy is more important than anything because w/o it you cannot have social programs, abortions, healthcare, wars, gay marriage or anything. If people don't have money and don't have a way to earn money.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!