October 17, 2012

Questions and Answers

I watched a good deal of the debate last night ( I kind of forgot it was on so I missed the first 30 minutes ) and was everything I expected. And my expectations were not all that high.

There was, toward the end, one question the answers to which revealed everything you need to know to make up your mind about the candidates. They were asked what they would do to encourage employers to bring back jobs that had been moved overseas.

Romney's plan was to make doing business in America more appealing by making our business taxes more competitive and the regulatory burden less burdensome.

Obama's plan was to make it more difficult for a company to move operations overseas by increasing regulation and manipulating the tax laws to make it more costly.

Romney: make America better.

Obama: make leaving just as bad as staying.

The only time I felt compelled to shout obscenities at the television (the only time the compulsion was so strong I couldn't overcome it) was when Obama said everyone should be paying their fair share (i.e. tax the rich more) because everyone should be playing by the same rules. IN THE SAME SENTENCE! 

My question is, is he really as stupid as he thinks we are?

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at 05:20 AM | No Comments | Add Comment

October 04, 2012

Thoughts on the the Debate

I watched the Great Debate last night. By watch I mean it was on the TV in my office while I was working.

My first thought was that is didn't matter who was talking only that I was driven to tell the voice on the TV to just SHUT UP.

My Second thought was that if they paid Jim Lerher more than $5.95 to be a moderator they probably overpaid.

Third thought. The One is about as good as debating as he is at being president.

I didn't think Romney was objectively fantastic but by comparison he was a debating god.

The bottom line on the debate is that Romney kicked Obama's ass. For that, the debate was enjoyable.

Sadly though, we face yet another presidential election in which there is no one running that I actually want to be president. I prefer Romney over Obama. But then I would vote for my dog over Obama.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at 08:14 PM | No Comments | Add Comment

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