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Romney Didn't Make the Sale

0_BAMANATION Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 1:20 AM
DOD SPENDING CUTS .... THE COST ............................. AND THE CONSEQUENCE Stephen Fuller, an economist at George Mason University, released an analysis prepared for the Aerospace Industries Association saying the budget cuts due to go into force on Jan 2 will cost 2.14 million jobs and reduce gross domestic product by $215 billion. The cuts would reduce spending by about $1.2 trillion over a decade. Fuller said the first year's cut would slash Pentagon spending by $56.7 billion, resulting in 325,693 direct job losses as well as another 764,666 indirect job losses.
0_BAMANATION Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 1:21 AM
The government's cuts in non-defense spending would have a similar impact. The $59 billion cut to non-defense spending would directly cost 420,529 jobs, which in turn would trigger another 626,820 indirect job losses, Fuller said.

"The results are bleak but clear-cut," he said. "The unemployment rate will climb above 9 percent, pushing the economy toward recession and reducing projected growth in 2013 by two-thirds."
petroleum engineer Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 12:44 PM
Damned if you do and damned if you don't is the situation. Politicians - federal, states, counties & cities have performed financial murder for decades. It has finally got the attention of the nation's citizens. It must stop!
It will be painful, but we must cut entitlements & the waste. Defense budget - I served in the military, I know that wasteful spending goes untouched. It is hard to get the amount, but it can be identified & cut.
Get rid of DOE, EPA, Dept. Education as a start. Stop govt. agency duplication.
I retired ast 85 years of age. When Social Security was established the average life span was about 65 years. Democrats were in power. They patted themselves on the back - perfect con job. Raise age to 70-75.
Dorothy152 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 2:17 PM
And government employees from 50 to 65 and put them on social security like the rest of us!

Did Mitt Romney make the economic sale at the Republican National Convention? Did he convince people who are living at the margin or unemployed and discouraged that he has the answers to the economy? Frankly, I don't think so.

I do not understand why he did not talk about his 20 percent across-the-board personal tax cut plan that would help the middle class enormously. He never mentioned it, and he went into no detail on the business tax cut plan.

This plan is terrific for competition and global investment. He talked about a jobs tour. I frankly have no...