Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.

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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

    Has the federal Dept of Education actually educated anyone? or it is bottomless pit of bureaucrats?

    We spent over $151,000 per student sending the graduating class of 2009 through public schools. That is nearly three times as much as we spent on the graduating class of 1970, adjusting for inflation. Despite that massive real spending increase, overall achievement has stagnated or declined, depending on the subject.  … We have little to show for the $2 trillion in federal education spending of the past half century. In the face of concerted and unflagging efforts by Congress and the states, public schooling has suffered a massive productivity collapse—it now costs three times as much to provide essentially the same education as we provided in 1970.

    Seen in that proper context, we would have to be disappointed with our nation’s lack of educational improvement even if federal spending had not increased at all. The fact that outcomes have remained flat or declined while spending skyrocketed is a disaster unparalleled in any other field.

    ..but at least kids today get free condoms...

     
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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

    As posted above, in real dollars, increased investment in education has not yielded significant results. Where has this money gone? Into higher pay for teachers, taj mahal schools, and useless bureaucracy. So, when are we going to admit that the current approach does nothing for improving education?
     
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    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]So, when are we going to admit that the current approach does nothing for improving education?
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    How about when it actually becomes true?
     
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    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]Has the federal Dept of Education actually educated anyone?

    We have little to show for the $2 trillion in federal education spending of the past half century.

    Posted by BetheKoolaid[/QUOTE]

    $2 trillion over 50 years?  How much do we have to show for the $3 trillion spent in Iraq?

    jeez....you conservatives really have a warped sense of priority. 

    Then again, educated voters are the republicans worst nightmare, so I guess it makes sense to cut education.
     
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    In response to "Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : How about when it actually becomes true? Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE] Yikes. Are you for real, or is that your teachers union talking. Cling bitterly to your pension, most of which is paid for by people also paying for their own retirement.
     
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    Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point


    Sure
    , instead of electing someone who had direct experience with financial issues at the highest level we should re-elect a community organizer who has already proven to be completely inept at running an economy (and that should suprise you how?)

    Perhaps you should revisit your decision making processes.








     
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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

    $2 trillion over 50 years?  How much do we have to show for the $3 trillion spent in Iraq?

    jeez....you conservatives really have a warped sense of priority.


    That's the logic that has led to record deficit spending. You're part of the problem Airborne.
     
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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : StalkingButler: Sorry, but the economy really is not Romney's strong point. Maybe if you read the below you may see why. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Romney, attempting to shed his record as Massachusetts governor as fast as he can, has chosen to run almost exclusively on his record as a "job creator" at Bain. Pay no attention to the governor behind the curtain, whose state ranked  47th of 50 states in job creation  during his term! In the process, he's  mixed up  some of his "job creation"  numbers  and cherry-picked the facts he's chosen to tell the American people. Romney keeps telling us  his  side of the Bain story. But are we to completely ignore the very real stories of factories shut down and American jobs lost? Let's hear all  sides of the story. Isn't that what elections are all about? And let's also have an honest conversation about whether or not Romney's success in making money for investors through his position at Bain qualifies him to be president. Venture capital and private equity have a role to play in our economy. But making money for investors doesn't mean that you know how to make the economy work for all Americans. As President Obama  pointed out yesterday, the goal of a private equity firm is to create wealth, not jobs -- most often, to make as much money as possible for a few investors. The goal of a president needs to be an economy that works for everybody. That's a critical difference. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- So, both as Governor of MA and his time at Bain are problematic rather then strong selling points of Romney's background as far as the economy goes.
    Posted by andiejen[/QUOTE]


    Good post.

    Let's add to this an honest discussion as to whether or not Obama has the appropriate skill set to run the most powerful economy in the world.  Showing and supporting young activists teaching them how to disrupt local economies is not exactly the skill set we need.

    Obama, as a community activist, employed by ACORN, focused entirely on teaching disruption to young, budding "activists".  When they took to the street most recently as the Occupy Wall Street movement, he applauded and supported them.  Now that they have turned violent and disruptive, he is still supporting them. 

    But, on what basis would he not?  Is this not what he teached, preached, and implemented over his entire career?

    So, my point is that Obama's education, direction, and experience are counter to re-building the economy at  a time when a skill set that focuses on building the economy needs to be in place.  Romney might not be the best possible candidate, but on the issue of the economy, no one with any truthful response, has to admit that Romney is by far the best choice of the two running when it comes to  the economy.
     
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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : Still waiting for something/anything that proves "Rasmussen is right of center". A NY Times opinion article, a blogger from Las Vegas, and Silver`s opinion article for USA Today are unacceptable.  I agree that the "only poll that matters is election day" and that supports my thoughts as Rasmussen (and Gallup) are always in the 1-percentage-point range.  They have been for the last 20 elections or so, (state elections, Governors, national, etc). I think (and I`ll research later today as time allows) we will find that most polls across America will show Romney well ahead in "economy management".  The one I cited was the very first of many on a simple google search. As far as ads go, I would argue it`s ads that got us into this mess.  People that are dumb as rocks see an ad, believe it, and go vote for the "cool guy". Then we have a country that was in a ditch get buried up to it`s neck by an incompetent rookie.
    Posted by jmel[/QUOTE]

    Even dumber are the people that actually believe the country got buried up to its neck by the 'incompetent rookie' and not the guy before him.
     
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    Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal ...

    Oh my goodness, Obama took a bad economy and made it ten times worse!

    What don't you get?

    Romney is a proven business professional, he has smart business people working for him!

    Not to mention the fact that he a pawn for George Soros and the far-laft, but hey, different thread. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]Oh my goodness, Obama took a bad economy and made it ten times worse! What don't you get? Romney is a proven business professional, he has smart business people working for him! Not to mention the fact that he a pawn for George Soros and the far-laft, but hey, different thread. 
    Posted by doozy-day[/QUOTE]

    Since the president took office, every aspect of the American economy — job creation, economic growth, manufacturing, the stock market, etc. — has improved considerably.

    Repeating lies over and over don't make them true.
     
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    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : Since the president took office, every aspect of the American economy — job creation, economic growth, manufacturing, the stock market, etc. — has improved considerably. Repeating lies over and over don't make them true.
    Posted by UserName99[/QUOTE]

    That the economy is growing at a rate slower than what is needed to support the growth rate of the country doesn't concern you?

    That Gas prices are up dramatically, that real inflation is up over 10% doesn't concern you?

    You are looking at a group of metrics and claiming that they are a sign of goodness.  All they are is a sign that we are not falling behind as fast.  I mean this in economic, not political terms.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : That the economy is growing at a rate slower than what is needed to support the growth rate of the country doesn't concern you? That Gas prices are up dramatically, that real inflation is up over 10% doesn't concern you? You are looking at a group of metrics and claiming that they are a sign of goodness.  All they are is a sign that we are not falling behind as fast.  I mean this in economic, not political terms.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    I was simply responding to a drone who is claiming Obama made the economy ten times worse than what he inherited.  You wouldn't agree to that, would you?
     
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    In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Realizing that the economy isn't his strong point, Mittens shifts focus to education. You know, that part of the federal government over half his party wants to get rid of. : Sure it does. Skeeter said over and over that liberals are actually nazis...and hey-presto...suddenly history rewrote itself.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]


    the Nazis were all about the state controlling everything the people do.  Sound familiar?  Sound like a certain political party in this country?  Possibly?  I dunno.  you tell me.
     

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