Poll: Whose Vision of Economic Solution Makes Most Sense for America?

President Obama and Mitt Romney used Ohio platform to explain their approaches to fix.

The battle is joined.  With Ohio as the first front line, President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney on Thursday used dueling speeches to make the case for their economic plans.  The essential difference: higher taxes for the rich. Obama wants ’em; Romney opposes. What do you want in an economic plan?

Doug Curlee June 18, 2012 at 03:55 PM
yeah, kevin.. been meaning to talk to ypou abou that sucking up stuff.. you really don't need to do that so much..:-) doug
Ross Salinger June 18, 2012 at 04:21 PM
"And Europe is doing great" -- completely off my point. My point is that TIL claims that Europe isn't spending "enough". I showed that it wasn't true. I don't think that the spending by European governments represents best practice and the problems there, just as here, stem from governments trying to spend too much money on promises they make that they cannot keep. Keynes, if you bother to actually read his writing, thought that balancing a budget in the face of a collapse in aggregate demand was a bad idea. Every time that this has been tried as a policy it has failed. If you want to claim that correlation is not causation, that's reasonable, but I'd rather go with policies that have some correlation with results than what Romney proposes which have no correlation with results. Better an idea that might work rather than one which has failed time and time again. I think that we actually both agree that we need to cut entitlement spending and not raise taxes. To me this can easily be done by simply reforming the tax code and getting rid of every single preference item and letting the market dictate how people choose to spend their money. That's not the same thing at all as basing your economic plan on reducing taxes for rich people or claiming that you can generate trillions of economic benefits by eliminating unnecessary regulation. Not at all.
Komfort June 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Necessary regulation: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=296737
Jennifer Spencer June 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Want to know why Americans, especially the conservative ones, keep voting against themselves and are having difficulty seeing how the current administration has improved our economic lot (stopped a Depression) over the past three years? An article came out recently: Beyond the Big Lie: The Education Deficit and the New Authoritarianism_Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: "The American public is suffering from an education deficit. By this I mean it exhibits a growing inability to think critically, question authority, be reflective, weigh evidence, discriminate between reasoned arguments and opinions, listen across differences and engage the mutually informing relationship between private problems and broader public issues. This growing political and cultural illiteracy is not merely a problem of the individual, one that points to simple ignorance. It is a collective and social problem that goes to the heart of the increasing attack on democratic public spheres and supportive public institutions that promote analytical capacities, thoughtful exchange and a willingness to view knowledge as a resource for informed modes of individual and social agency. One of the major consequences of the current education deficit and the pervasive culture of illiteracy that sustains it is what I call the ideology of the big lie - which propagates the myth that the free-market system is the only mechanism to ensure human freedom and safeguard democracy."


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