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MERCER: Can any president fix the economy?

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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I wish the article I am quoting this from would have gotten a little deeper into this but the question still remains: can ANY president fix the economy?

Many of us lived through what GWB did to the country and the economy. Some would even blame GWB and Clinton, even, but the blame now squarely falls on Obama's shoulder. He had 4 years to enact some of the "change" he was talking about but those changes still haven't done much to help the economy.

Now, Romney enters the picture as the Republican challenger, and he just can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. So, the original question still remains...


Alas, there’s no TV show called “Economy: Impossible.” Nobody has invented the formula to turn around the economy quickly. Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, consumer confidence is down, and the presidential race is neck and neck.

The key question in 2012: Will voters fire President Barack Obama and hire former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to engineer the country’s economic makeover?

And that leads to another question: Can the occupant of the White House affect the economy? You’d certainly think so, to hear the politicians.

Romney insists that he has the business savvy to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, although he hasn’t spelled out details. Obama blames Republicans in Congress for thwarting his plans to rebuild the economy.




Clinton insisted that Obama has the values, ideas and direction we need to build a stronger, 21st century economy – “a nation of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, shared prosperity, a shared sense of community.”

But he also served up a cautionary note. In 1994, although he and his advisers felt their policies were bringing the economy around, voters couldn’t feel it, Clinton said. The result was the Republican takeover of the House for the first time in decades.


I am glad Clinton feels this way, but with the high presence of the Republicans in the House, every move is scrutinized, analyzed and seemingly thwarted. This has never been more evident since Obama has been in office.

Can any president fix the economy?




posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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Clinton said it best lately by noting it will take more than 4 years for ANYONE to fix the economy. So, if everyone realized this, why get all upset with how Obama is handling the economy or be worried enough with the direction if either candidate ends up leading the country in 2012.

After all, like any bad cold, the economy has to work its way out of its doldrums. This will never happen overnight.




posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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First someone said this:


Many of us lived through what GWB did to the country and the economy.


And then they say this:



Clinton said it best lately by noting it will take more than 4 years for ANYONE to fix the economy.


Blame bush, but then "it's not Obama's fault" that is called trying to have it both ways.

Bush is responsible Obama is not responsible for nothing.................

Doesn't work that way.

To answer can any president fix the economy?

Until that president recognizes the root causes of those problems ?

No they can't.

From the federal reserve to social engineering to government subsidies for everything and everyone never going to happen.

How the hell do people expect Governrment to solve any problems when they are the ones who created them in the first place?



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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It's so easy to overlook and obfuscate words. Next time, please post the entire statement relevant to what you are griping about.

Like this, maybe...


Many of us lived through what GWB did to the country and the economy. Some would even blame GWB and Clinton, even, but the blame now squarely falls on Obama's shoulder.


I didn't leave any man jack out of the equation as the blame is spread over different presidential tours but Bush gets the brunt of it. Sorry. That's my view. you don't have to agree but that's my opinion.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Easy:

Fix contract law.

Fix property law.

Fix corporate transparency.

Fix political transparency.

Do those four things, and you have 80% of the problem solved in year two.

edit on 19-9-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Presidents dont pull the strings.



posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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That's because they are the strings.



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