Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
I'd rather have somebody who was driven by a competent driver from place to place and yet demonstrated the ability to make competent business decisions, turn a decent profit, benefit the shareholders, provide solid automobiles and not try to blame other people for his failures in the CEO slot. Ability to drive has very little to do with it.
An excellent thought. The President of the United States is basically the CEO of the country. He should be able to make competent business decisions, turn a profit and do things to benefit the shareholders (citizens). Obama's business decisions are still to be judged, although they don't seem to have worked as yet, unless you're a congressman receiving pork. Instead of turning a profit, or reducing debt, Obama has increased the debt to an unbelieveable figure with a spending spree that has even democratic congressmen refusing to run for re-election...and he continues to spend more. Benefit the shareholders? The unemployment rate has skyrocketed under his command and there are plans in place to increase the taxes of every shareholder he is supposed to be benefiting. and not try to blame other people for his failures in the CEO slot. I got a chuckle out of that one. Every time Obama is questioned about the ineffectiveness of his policies or his spending sprees, that't exactly what he and democrats do. I believe you have even engaged in that yourself, Bob, 23 times at last count.
Leading the country and handling unemployment who's never worked in the private sector? I don't know what the two have to do with each other, really?
Providing jobs is part of leading the country, Bob. People in the private sector know that. People who have actually worked for a living, or run businesses know that. You don't solve an unemployment issue by raising unemployment benefits and passing out more freebies. You don't do it by a 900 billion dollar stimulus package, filled with congressional pork, and then only spend a small part of it while bemoaning the fact that unemployment is rising....and then you don't do it by asking for MORE, which is also filled with more congressional pork. It's a great time to be a congressman but a bad time to be anyone else.
The concerns of government have to do with treating all its citizens fairly, and those of the private sector have to do with treating those in an in-group in a special way at the expense of those who aren't a part of that in group.
Are citizens now being treated fairly by the government in your opinion, Bob? As far as the private sector is concerned, perhaps you have had bad experiences in that area, I don't know, but good companies also treat their employees fairly and at no one's expense. Contented workers are productive workers and make for successful businesses. Yes, you can dredge up political cartoons or whatever of Mr. Greedy Business Owner standing with his foot on the neck of Mr. Poor Worker laying on the ground or you can scream about the "evil rich", as seems fashionable in Democratic circles but the fact is that those companies made this country what it is today and I happen to think what it is is pretty special.
People who work in the public sector still have to deal with budgets, too.
Sure...the budgets of other people's money. Nice work if you can get it. How are they doing, Bob? Are you plesed with the way they are handling the budgets?
All in all, I'd say the appointment was at least as successful as the appointment of Mr. Brown for President Bush's chief of FEMA; and I would be one of the first to say probably somewhat more so.
Yes, I agree you would be the first. Coming up with pointless comparison which have nothing to do with anything current seems to be a favorite pasttime of many on the left. If Bush made a bad choice, then Obama wins an award for making a less bad choice? OK, another reward well-earned.
now the Republicans are out of Office; and fortunately President Obama is doing a much better job.
It's even scary that you would think so. Fortunately the majority of Americans do not agree. It has to do with "fooling some of the people some of the time..." etc, etc, etc. The flowery rhetoric is becoming less listened to, the time of getting mileage out of "the past eight years" is drawing to an end and Obama is going to have to stand on his own two feet with no crutches and take responsibility for his actions. His actions will determine if he is doing a much better job or not. So far, by exploding the national debt, setting new unemployment levels, and spending money we don't have like a drunk at a beer convention with a barrage of new taxes on the way, one has to be very imaginative to consider it "a better job". Obama ran on a platform of CHANGE. He was right...we are seeing the change.