Comment By Bob L.
Talk is big, but when it comes to spending more time on trying to make some one look bad, and not doing the job of running this Country getting Americans back to work without raising taxes, then we don’t need these people in office. We need people who know how to appropriate funds without raising taxes or prices, and stay on budget, and stop Over Spending and do things with in a Budget.
Obama is not talking about how to get people back to work, or getting the economy moving, he is more interested in getting Reelected then trying to get JOBS back in to this Country. Obama has done nothing for this Country but Spend and Borrow this Country in to Total Destruction.
Look at what he is saying, if you notice every thing he is saying about some one else, is the same thing he is doing him self, you can go on about what he says, but you could write a book and never finish with all the lies and cover ups said and done by all politicians.
Fighting Romney on economy ‘is what this campaign is going to be about
By Olivier Knox The Ticket
In the spotlight of the world stage, President Barack Obama on Monday unapologetically defended his campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at the private equity firm Bain Capital and vowed to keep up the onslaught all the way to November.
“This issue is not a distraction,” Obama defiantly declared at a press conference wrapping up a NATO summit in his hometown of Chicago. “This is what this campaign is going to be about.”
“If your main argument for how to grow the economy is ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you’re missing what this job is about,” the president said, evidently relishing the opportunity to knock Romney.
“It doesn’t mean you weren’t good at private equity, but that’s not what my job is as president. My job is to take into account everybody, not just some. My job is to make sure that the country is growing not just now, but ten years from now and 20 years from now,” he said.
Obama’s campaign has drawn fire, including from Democrats, for ads focused on the fate of GST, a Kansas City steel mill Bain bought in 1993 and put into bankruptcy in 2001. Romney left Bain in 1999, but maintained an interest in the firm.
In January, the Reuters news agency published a long analysis of Romney and Bain’s record with GST, along with his record in private equity overall. (Of note: The plant’s owners approached Bain Capital “because it had earned a sterling reputation for turning companies around.”)
The Romney campaign has hit back by portraying Obama’s criticisms of Bain as an attack on capitalism, and wasted no time in turning Democratic Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s description of the attacks as “nauseating” into an ad.
“President Obama confirmed today that he will continue his attacks on the free enterprise system,” Romney said in a statement after the embattled incumbent’s remarks.”What this election is about is the 23 million Americans who are still struggling to find work and the millions who have lost their homes and have fallen into poverty,” Romney said. “President Obama refuses to accept moral responsibility for his failed policies. My campaign is offering a positive agenda to help America get back to work.”
Obama had been asked about the ads, Booker’s criticism, and for his views on private equity as a whole.
The president praised Booker as “an outstanding mayor” who is “doing great work” and “helping to turn that city around.”And then he gave a lengthy, combative reply in which he repeatedly targeted Romney’s signature argument to voters on the economy, Obama’s greatest political vulnerability.
“My view of private equity is that it is set up to maximize profits,” he said. “And that’s a healthy part of the free market. But that’s not always going to be good for communities or business or workers.”
“The reason this is relevant to the campaign is because my opponent, Governor Romney, his main calling card for why he thinks he should be president is his business experience,” Obama said. “He’s not going out there touting his experience in Massachusetts, he’s saying ‘I’m a business guy, I know how to fix it,’ and this is his business.”
“And when you’re president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then your job is not simply to maximize profits,” he said. “Your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot.”
“Mister Romney is responsible for the proposals he’s putting forward for how he says he’s going to fix the economy,” Obama said. “And if the main basis for him suggesting he can do a better job is his track record as the head of a private equity firm then both the upsides and the downsides are worth examining.”