ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Costs of Leadership

Updated on September 11, 2012
The Cheating & Stealing Combined!
The Cheating & Stealing Combined! | Source

In the hunt for the almighty US dollar most people and even a few politicians leaders will succumb to the urge to get more, without consideration for the negative costs or repercussion. As a consequence some would sell their soul to get more than they need, just to have or become a status symbol. The rest of the world be damned for trying to stop or impede their progress to achieve that goal.

Lying, cheating, misleading and in some case stealing or other fraudulent methods have become common place in the political arenas, particularly in GOP politics. Not to cast any aspersions on any one person in particular, especially without substantive proof of wrong doing directly or otherwise. In the run up to this year's presidential election, it's open season on the democrats at the hand of the GOP.

At the recent Republican National Convention, their primary theme was, "We Did Build It". To the best of my understanding of politics this is a blatantly misleading premise, based on a speech made by President Obama. The lie is to make it look like President Obama said, "government builds small to mid-sized business' not the business owners.


The Truth Hurts, their Cause
The Truth Hurts, their Cause | Source
Looking at the consistant monthly private sector job growth Since March 2010
Looking at the consistant monthly private sector job growth Since March 2010 | Source
New Policies that got stonewalled!
New Policies that got stonewalled!

That couldn't be farther from the truth, what I believe was his point in that speech was that through shared responsibility someone taught, inspired or encouraged that small business owner to reach higher. And when you take into account the infrastructure provided by government, small to mid-sized business' and the communities they serve grow stronger and thrive together.

Another major distortion of the truth is the lie that, President Obama made no efforts to try and fix our economic situation. This also couldn't be further from the truth. Every positive step the President tried to take the House Republicans did their best to squash his agenda, case in point "The American Jobs Act", "Infrastructure Bill" and "Teachers & First Responders Bill" to name a few.

At the same time they've talked about his lack of trying to fix the woes of this nation, they've conveniently left out any and everything they've done to obstruct his attempts to implement new policies. Yet when G.W. Bush the previous Republican President, took office he started with a budget surplus. Which was quickly squandered by the Bush Tax Cuts, two Wars and a Medicare 'Part D' prescription drug plan that wasn't fully paid for. Not to mention the near financial meltdown which started in early 2008, merely months before the 2008 Elections.

The Truth about the GOP's attitude!
The Truth about the GOP's attitude! | Source

It took the better part of seven years for Bush's Policies to get the country in to this mess. With a combative and hostile Republican (Tea Party) Congress taking over after the 2010 election it's a miracle anything has gotten done since then, i.e. the debt ceiling debacle or the prevention of the student loan interest rate from doubling.

I really don't think that Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan have the temperament to fix what ails us as a country or be leaders of the free world. He, Mitt Romney really and truly doesn't understand what it's like struggle from paycheck to paycheck to survive. His stiff and uneasiness around working people, illustrates his life of privilege.

If a person look just beneath the surface of any accomplishment Mr. Romney has had, they'll be able to see the flaws or details that he's omitted whether they were intentionally done or not. After enough political spin, any disaster could be made to shine like the crown jewels. The GOP Candidate's personas give way to the cliché', “All that looks good to you, is not necessarily good for you” . My advice to anyone considering voting Republican this Presidential election cycle, do so at your own risk. But please don’t vote against what’s possibly in your best interests, out of pure Republican spite and the lies that you've been lead to believe. Don't fall for the okie-doke of the sugar coating of their intended economic policies.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)