Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
I've changed camps. I will be supporting Romney in the booth on Nov 2nd. I'am looking at my portfolio (it's the economy stupid) and I am listening to my two different FA's and we feel like Romney will help us get a budget, stop or decrease QE(printing money and hopefully help fire Bernanke), as well as just be better from a market standpoint of my portfolio. We'll have to move money around because the printing of money is keeping stocks at artifical levels. Romney is an actual businessman and Obama is not and right now we need to run America like a business that's concerned with it's bottom line. My political hopes are that the Republicans keep the house and win the presidency. Right now Obama is not the best President to help people like me reach a financial level to retire.
The United States of America is not a business. That's your first mistake. It was not brought into existence to make a profit. This is how ****ed up the American concept of government has become. Here's the mission statement of the U.S.: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity
Show me a business with that mission statement.
Second, the purpose of the United States is not to enable you to make a profit. I mean jesus ****ing christ! What the **** every happened to, "Ask not what your country can do for you... ?"
Third, your premise of Romney being a good president because he was a businessman (what kind of businessman is a whole another subject) has already been shattered. Here's the three presidents who have been businessmen: George Bush, Herbert Hoover and Warren Harding. All three of them sucked.