Sunday, July 15, 2012

The political mud slinging has begun

The cartoon says it . The mudslinging has begun. The truth will be twisted as accusations fly.

The political mud slinging has begun . We're 5 months till E-Day , the political ads are starting to flood TV with various inaccuracies  on both Obama and Romney campaign ads . President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney's record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep his rival on the defensive just as the Republican challenger's campaign hoped to take advantage of poor economic data to gain an edge on the incumbent.Obama met Romney's plea for an apology for the attacks with a mocking ad that charged that the firm shipped American jobs to China and Mexico, that Romney has personal wealth in investments in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and that as Massachusetts governor, he sent state jobs to India. My own take on this is . That every politician in the past has failed . To accuse Romney of out-shoring American jobs is also inaccurate . The last two years of Bush there were many American jobs lost in manufacturing , some jumped ship and put factories in places like China . Just to pay below American minimum wage . Obama did nothing when he was in office to create jobs in the sense of the word . He saved a great deal of public sector jobs with his stimulus plan . That was a temporal fix . Now all those public sector jobs are at risk . There have been a great deal of layoffs in the public sector in the last three years . Mostly Teachers , Police and other public works . The percentage count of those public jobs lost is much higher than 8.2 percent . The 80,000 jobs that were created hover most of them temporal positions . The statistics often have been misquoted by media sources that insist that 2.3 million jobs have been created in the four years of Obama . The facts are in trustworthy . I don't think the government  even knows , often disinterested in facts if they contradict right wing ideology.  I suppose this post will also disappear shortly.  *** One of the facts was that 23 million jobs were created, not shipped overseas, during the Clinton administration may too be an exaggeration.  People saying Outsourcing drives the economy, this coming from experts and capitalists. Sure it keeps the price of certain goods down. But they are "consumer goods" extras in life that people don't need to live, but want because they make them look good.I have heard this time and again, and then I think back to 2008, 1982, 1927, 1898. The people said the same thing time and again in those era's as well to an extent. Keep costs down make more money.The result? Collapse after collapse after collapse. Is it possible the "experts" have been wrong the whole time? Or just looking out for their own ends? it seems to me that counter productive thinking is at the root of all of this.


 *** Clinton created 23 million jobs during eight years.  How many did G.W. Bush create in eight years. Look it up the bureau of labor statistics.  Outsourcing by corporations was what shipped our manufacturing jobs overseas to Asian sweatshops.  Next we have what looks like the criminalization of Romney as the former executive of BAIN. Digging the dirt on Mitt how he ran the company for me is not proof of any wrong doing on Mitt Romney's part . I would be more curious how he ran the state of Massachusetts 

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