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Obama: Romney Not Qualified on 'Economy as a Whole'

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Obama: Romney Not Qualified on 'Economy as a Whole'

Apparently Obama said this about Romney in a taped interview to be aired next week !!!



from Breitbart

President Barack Obama, who has no business or economic qualifications whatsoever, accused rival Mitt Romney in a CBS interview of being unable to grasp "the economy as a whole." Success and profit in the private sector, Obama said, were only part of the economy: "[A]s president, my job is to think about the workers," he said, defining his role in terms peculiar to the world of community organizing and Big Labor. [story continues]

Breitbart story



from CBS --- with video

(CBS News) President Barack Obama has questioned presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's economic credentials, saying that while his tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital doesn't "disqualify" him from running for president, it won't necessarily translate into job growth for Americans.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose sat down Thursday with the president and first lady Michelle Obama in the blue room of the White House for a wide-ranging and exclusive interview.

"When some people question why I would challenge his Bain record, the point I've made there in the past is, if you're a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money," Mr. Obama said. "It's not to create jobs. It's not even to create a successful business - it's to make sure that you're maximizing returns for your investor. Now that's appropriate. That's part of the American way. That's part of the system. But that doesn't necessarily make you qualified to think about the economy as a whole, because as president, my job is to think about the workers. My job is to think about communities, where jobs have been outsourced."

Obama: Romney not necessarily qualified to think about "economy as a whole"


Obama says Romney thinks he's "Mr. Fixit"


The CBS video "Necessarily" tells it all !!



If I didn't know any better, I would say the video is Pro-Romney




posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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this from some one who was not Qualified to be President, a freshman senator from Chicago who half of his first term was spent campaigning for a better job...

Dont get me wrong Romney is just as much of a tool as Obama...



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
this from some one who was not Qualified to be President, a freshman senator from Chicago who half of his first term was spent campaigning for a better job...

Dont get me wrong Romney is just as much of a tool as Obama...


You have to admit though. If you wanted to turn your money into more money or wanted to sit down and talk to someone about how to make money or what they think we should do to fix the state of our economy, Which one of those two guys would you ask first?



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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It doesn't matter one bit which speech-giver is better at the economy, or anything else for that matter. Whoever is a better debater, runs a better advertising campaign, and gets caught telling the fewest lies seems to win the contest.

It would be nice if presidential candidates were required to name at least a few of their critical appointments prior to the election (who really cares about VP?). That way we could vote for a presidential package, rather than just the guy giving the speeches and his useless sidekick.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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If I wanted information on how to destroy an economy in 4 years or less there's no question who I would ask. Bahahaha



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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You have to admit though. If you wanted to turn your money into more money or wanted to sit down and talk to someone about how to make money or what they think we should do to fix the state of our economy, Which one of those two guys would you ask first?


Not the guy who spent his career firing hard working Americans thats for damn sure.

They are the choice between a Giant Douche and a turd sandwich.

Both are worthless candidates and for once in my life I am not making that choice, Ill write in Donald fricken duck before I bow to the system and pick the better of two crappy choices.

IF more americans did that, we might not be in this mess.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
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You have to admit though. If you wanted to turn your money into more money or wanted to sit down and talk to someone about how to make money or what they think we should do to fix the state of our economy, Which one of those two guys would you ask first?


Not the guy who spent his career firing hard working Americans thats for damn sure.

They are the choice between a Giant Douche and a turd sandwich.

Both are worthless candidates and for once in my life I am not making that choice, Ill write in Donald fricken duck before I bow to the system and pick the better of two crappy choices.

IF more americans did that, we might not be in this mess.


Ok.. So your saying that because someone did something in the past that was legal and part of their job at the time and did it well you think that is all they know how to do? I would say that the guy has done pretty well in anything he has done. So he sent some jobs overseas. I cant fix that and that is just a sign of the times. Most of our American car manufactures have sent jobs out of the country for years. Hell most of our cars are made in Mexico and Canada and GM which the government bailed out has 4 manufacturing facilities in China. It happens. If we could do away with labor unions and get the economy on track we might be able to bring those jobs back. So I say give the guy this job and he will make something out of it. He doesnt seem to know how to lose money does he?



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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I think they both suck.

Neither of them have Americas best interest at heart.
Only one man had that, and you guys(repubs) let him get away.

Now we might have another 4 years of Obama(God Help Us All)

I want Obama in jail, and I want Romney out of the picture so someone who knows what they are doing can fix this mess.

I already know Obama is a crook. Romney may or may not be- but he hasnt proven to be one yet.

I just wish we didnt have so many stupid voters. Like we did last Election.

And BTW- Obama has no place to talk about how the economy works when he has put us in more debt than all Presidents combined.


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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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What a difference for years and a little of that Obahma change makes. Four years ago you couldn't, and weren't allowed to say a bad word, not even a discouraging word about Obahma on the ATS. Well, today appears to be a new day. Maybe there will be some free speech after all. Carry on.

Oh, and to stay on topic, Romney is the more qualified person for the job, not the community organizer.





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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Ok.. So your saying that because someone did something in the past that was legal and part of their job at the time and did it well you think that is all they know how to do?


Prostitution is legal in nevada, would you vote for a prostitute?


And guess what I wouldn't vote for a wall street banker either.

I would never vote for anyone that contributed to the destruction of the american economy for their own personal gain.

And just as I wouldnt vote a Fundamentalist christian into office (despite being a christian myself) I would not vote someone into office whose personal beliefs are that he can be come his own god of a world with subjects to lord over... Hubris much?

You keep buying into what they spoon feed you though, me I refuse to play their game.





Most of our American car manufactures have sent jobs out of the country for years. Hell most of our cars are made in Mexico and Canada and GM which the government bailed out has 4 manufacturing facilities in China. It happens


Exactly and its our elected officials who where bought and paid for by lobyisist of the corporations (with whom Romney represents) who where looking for the fastest way to make a buck by selling out our manufacturer base to the highest bidder, the corporations interest, not ours...

Nafta? remember that? yeah and our Elected officials bowed to people LIKE Romney to slit the middle classes throat.

So again NO Romney is just as Crappy for the US as Obama is... SO no I will not be voting for either, even if it means my vote does not matter.

Hell it never did anyway with me being in CA, it would always be a DEM no matter what I vote, So Ill be writing what ever my conscious tells me, not what the MSM and the two partys try to make me vote.
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
reply to post by TheTardis
 





Ok.. So your saying that because someone did something in the past that was legal and part of their job at the time and did it well you think that is all they know how to do?


Prostitution is legal in nevada, would you vote for a prostitute?


And guess what I wouldn't vote for a wall street banker either.

I would never vote for anyone that contributed to the destruction of the american economy for their own personal gain.

And just as I wouldnt vote a Fundamentalist christian into office (despite being a christian myself) I would not vote someone into office whose personal beliefs are that he can be come his own god of a world with subjects to lord over... Hubris much?

You keep buying into what they spoon feed you though, me I refuse to play their game.


If the hooker were qualified and I had confidence that she could do the job I am sure I might. There are a lot of former prostitutes, stripper and or hookers that actually hold pretty descent jobs. And your basing your opinion of him on the thinking that he was still at Bain when the facts are coming out that he more than likely wasnt there during that time. So when it is proven that he wasnt and didnt do all of the things you think he did. Then what?

Whether you like it or not you have two choices for president. The pot smoking hippie that offered you hope and change last time and delivered nothing. Or the new guy that has to this point not done anything to prove he will be a bad president?

Because one way or another one of these guys will be in office. All the crying about both of them sucking or the two party system being flawed or the supposed illusion that our votes dont matter is not going to change that. One of them will be in office.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Whether you like it or not you have two choices for president. The pot smoking hippie that offered you hope and change last time and delivered nothing. Or the new guy that has to this point not done anything to prove he will be a bad president?


Actually no, there are not just two choices, Just because the vote wont effect the outcome does not mean I have to vote for the two.

Like I said, Ive been in Ca, it never mattered who I vote for anyway, Ca goes dem, the Electoral votes ALWAYS will.

Voting for a REP in CA is like voting for Donald Duck as its just as likely that he will get the Electoral votes as Romney will from ca...

So again wheres my damn choice? wheres my voice being heard? oh right its all BS.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by TheTardis

Whether you like it or not you have two choices for president. The pot smoking hippie that offered you hope and change last time and delivered nothing. Or the new guy that has to this point not done anything to prove he will be a bad president?


The new guy that had a history of buying companies in trouble, cutting short term costs including employees instead of addressing the real problems, then quickly dumping the companies at a profit before the companies went bankrupt.

While obviously successful, I am not sure that the type of guy I would want as president. The country needs to focus on the long term, not simply cost cutting for the quick profit. We can't afford to let the country go under like the companies Bain bought and sold.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by TheTardis

Originally posted by benrl
this from some one who was not Qualified to be President, a freshman senator from Chicago who half of his first term was spent campaigning for a better job...

Dont get me wrong Romney is just as much of a tool as Obama...


You have to admit though. If you wanted to turn your money into more money or wanted to sit down and talk to someone about how to make money or what they think we should do to fix the state of our economy, Which one of those two guys would you ask first?


The guy who doesn't think corporations are people and who doesn't still believe in the "trickle down" "insanely wealthy people are job creators" illusion. The guy who doesn't play dress up and pull people over. After he outsources all of our police, maybe he'll have to...



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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if you're a head of a large private equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money," Mr. Obama said.

"It's not to create jobs. It's not even to create a successful business - it's to make sure that you're maximizing returns for your investor.

Now that's appropriate. That's part of the American way. That's part of the system. But that doesn't necessarily make you qualified to think about the economy as a whole,

www.cbsnews.com...

I agree with the President.
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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I'm all for a Romney- Condi ticket as long as they work in Rummy as Secretary of State.

Erm, would that make Rummy, Condy's secretary?

But what a great last image it would be of Mitt and Condy in charge and Rummy of to the side of the frame somewhere but, WAIT!

How about Boy George Bush as Mr. Congeniality of General Assembly to United New World Order of Nations?

Then I can really Rest In Peace for all eternity.

~Namaste'



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Neither. I'd talk to someone like my grandfather, whose business employed 40+ people during its heyday (in the 70's and 80's); all of which made a "living wage," while grandpa earned a nice profit.

Talking to a politician who cannot grasp that the actual economy works at street level, or a vulture capitalist would be fruitless. I don't measure my success by how much value I can suck dry before discarding or by how many people "like" me.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Eh, it really does not matter that Obama has never run a business or that Williard has because the president does little to nothing on his own to decide how to improve the economy. They president listens to economists like Bernake and others affiliated with the FED and big corporations. So either way someone will be whispering in their ear telling them what to do.


 
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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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how could anybody pick obama as more qualified to run anything?

obama has done nothing but take from one group and hand it out to others in his adult life. that is it. thats NOT how economies work.

romney has been part of building up far more companies, and micro economies somewhat really, than obama has ever even thought of.

did bain have to maybe close down some businesses that werent viable? yes. or maybe outsource some of the work overseas? yes. that is how the real world, real economies work. sometimes a business just cant be profitable. it happens. do you still see a lot of companies selling wagon wheels? no. because its not a very sustainable business model. obama knows nothing about that because he just takes money from others despite whether its sustainable or not. its not his money, he doesnt care. he can just get more. just raise the taxes on those who make money right? thats how real economies work to progressives and socialist i suppose. YOU work, and obama will take and hand out to others. economy 101 yay!


also, romney used HIS OWN MONEY, and people who purposely invested their own money with him and his company to do what he did. obama uses MY money to do things i dont even support (all his green tech, handing out billions to china, brazil, etc etc to grown their oil businesses, to grow their rare earth/battery businesses).


so you ask who is more qualified? what a joke of a question. thats like asking if id rather take a 747 or a kayak to travel from new york to england. you cant even compare the two.

what a stupid question. and if you picked obama, youre stupid too. and i dont mean that in a personal attack kind of way. i mean it in that you have a low iq and low grasp of how economies work. you have a lower capacity to learn. so maybe youre just ignorant? either way, there isnt even a competition.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by TheTardis

Originally posted by benrl
this from some one who was not Qualified to be President, a freshman senator from Chicago who half of his first term was spent campaigning for a better job...

Dont get me wrong Romney is just as much of a tool as Obama...


You have to admit though. If you wanted to turn your money into more money or wanted to sit down and talk to someone about how to make money or what they think we should do to fix the state of our economy, Which one of those two guys would you ask first?


Bingo. Oh and Clinton disagrees, Bill Clinton publicly stated Romney was very qualified. Ouch, sorry Obama.



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