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If only the Presidency was looked at like a business

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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 09:47 AM
Like any job out there if you stink at it chances are you will end up leaving or get fired.

Why is it acceptable to blame someone else for one's inability to get a job done. You accept a job working for a corporation, you understand that you have boobs working under you in both departments, you are tasked with cleaning things up as you readily accepted the job however at the start of your new job you clean a little house and some of the new hires that you thought would work out great were not so great after all so you had to do some more housecleaning.

People that you thought would be advocates for you made a mockery of your company through bullying and making false promises.

Fast forward a few years and the company is not doing well at all and some might say that given all the money invested to sure up the company there has not been much of a return. In fact you had made deals with our competitors that now reduce our likelihood for innovation and hamper our ability to remain autonomous.

When you accepted the job you made no mention that you would not be able to fix this problem, you rallied us and made us believe that you would take this company out of the red, boost morale and help us work together for the good of the company. I'm just not seeing what we invested in you as a positive return for this company and we are going to have to let you go.

posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by chrismarco

Amen. CEO of the US has a nice ring to it...

...I'd say though "If only the Presidency was looked at as irrelevant"

The founders intended the President to mainly just twiddle his thumbs. The president was to handle foreign affairs (which there should be few because we don't enter into foreign treaties) and sign his name to the budget CONGRESS writes...

...Now we have an elected dictator
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 10:29 AM
reply to post by KnawLick

Can't say I like it at all..and that goes for both sides of the isle

posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 12:43 PM
It has happened in the past. I hope that we will see the like again. Taxpayers should not pay five hundred dollars for a toilet seat


Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice president and the 34th Vice President of the United States (1945), he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his unprecedented fourth term

Truman, in sharp contrast to the imperious Roosevelt who kept personal control of all major decisions, was a folksy, unassuming president who relied on his cabinet. He popularized such phrases as "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen."[2] His approval ratings in the polls started out very high, then steadily sank until he was one of the most unpopular men to leave the White House.[3][4] Popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency eventually became more positive after his retirement from politics. Truman's legendary upset victory in 1948 over Thomas E. Dewey is routinely invoked by underdog presidential candidates.

Truman Committee
Truman gained national visibility by fighting waste and mismanagement in the war effort through his committee (popularly known as the "Truman Committee"). The Roosevelt administration had initially feared the Truman Committee would hurt war morale, and Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson wrote to the president declaring it was "in the public interest" to suspend the committee. Truman replied that the committee was "100 percent behind the administration" and did not intend to criticize the military conduct of the war.[62] The committee is reported to have saved at least $15 billion and thousands of lives.[63][64] Truman's advocacy of common-sense[65] cost-saving measures for the military attracted much attention. In 1943, he appeared on the cover of Time. He would eventually appear on nine Time covers and would be named the magazine's Man of the Year for 1945 and 1948.[66] After years as a marginal figure in the Senate, Truman was cast into the national spotlight after the success of the Truman Committee

When he left office in 1953, Truman was one of the most unpopular chief executives in history. His job approval rating of 22% in the Gallup Poll of February 1952 was lower than Richard Nixon's was in August 1974 at 24%, the month that Nixon resigned. American public feeling toward Truman grew steadily warmer with the passing years, and the period shortly after his death consolidated a partial rehabilitation among both historians and members of the public. As early as 1962, a poll of 75 distinguished historians conducted by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr. ranked Truman among the "near great" presidents.[221] Since leaving office, Truman has fared well in polls ranking the presidents among Americans. He has never been listed lower than ninth, and most recently was fifth in a C-SPAN poll in 2009

Giving Them More Hell....
"I fired him [MacArthur] because he wouldn't respect the authority of the President ... I didn't fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that's not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail."[155]
Harry S. Truman, quoted in Time magazine

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