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Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Misoir
I really hate short replies but this one does not need much elaboration. Romney has so many advantages over Obama due to his near total failure as a President except one - Mitt Romney. That is Obama's greatest benefit. If anything saves Obama this election it is Mitt Romney.
No worries about being short…I think you’re right.
Romney isn’t the candidate of choice for many…but he’s not OBAMA!
I sure wish Obama had a real opponent because we’d be looking at a damn landslide right now (and maybe some serious change in the right direction too).
Though I feel Romney is likely the other side of the same coin I do believe he IS a STEP (just a small step) in the right direction simply because he appears to be a free market capitalist rather than a Marxist.
Originally posted by behindXtheXveil
The numbers don't really mean anything to me, I've been aware that Obama hasn't done a damn thing in four years for awhile now. Unfortunately he will probably win in 2012 because I don't think many people believe Romney would/will be any better
You mean the link in the post you are responding to? The link you cut out when you cut when you posted the above reply? That link?
Here it is again:
Intrade is an online betting website that buys and sells 'shares' of preictions for various events, from sports to natural disasters to politics, etc. I'm not sure how that could be considered 'propaganda'. It's more like a fairly accurate barometer.
I think he'll win. This is all pre-planned.
Ice Cream. More Ice Cream.
And hats. Lots of funny hats. And Ponies.
Oh, wait, that's Vermin Supreme.
GDP was first developed by Simon Kuznets for a US Congress report in 1934, who immediately said not to use it as a measure for welfare
GDP gauges the total reported output of goods and services. As many critics have noted over the years, it fails as a measure of people's well-being. Robert F. Kennedy said it succinctly in 1968: GDP "measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile." GDP leaves out things such as income inequality, the intensity of poverty, economic security, crime costs, the economic value of civic and voluntary work, the economic value of unpaid housework and child care, educational attainment and life expectancy. It’s a measure that assigns zero value to leisure time, to the depletion of mineral and other natural resources, to the benefits of saving, to trade imbalances, to deficits and debt.
Corporate profits are at record levels, compensation for the magnates of Wall Street are soaring again, trillions of dollars are tucked into off-shore hideaways out of the taxman's reach and hoi oligoi are buying more luxury goods than ever. But growth in the number of jobs for people outside this golden circle of affluence is likely to remain well below what is needed to reduce the vast ranks of the unemployed, millions of them out of work for six months or longer.
Consumer spending, which makes up about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity, increased at a 1.5 percent rate, a step down from the 2.4 percent pace logged in the previous three months.
Consumer spending was the weakest in a year. Much of that reflected a drop in spending on long-lasting goods such as automobiles, which had buoyed consumption in the prior period.
Originally posted by seabag
I expect to get flamed but I’d really like people to take an honest look at this. Lets put the partisanship aside and look at the reality on the ground. The video below is a great example of propaganda IMO. Just as Obama is hitting new all-time lows the MSM roll out this garbage!