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Romney vs. Obama: Presidential Race 2012

Updated on October 4, 2012

Debate Oct. 2nd, 2012


The Economy

Last night, October 3rd, was the first of 2 fiery debates between the presidential challenger: Mitt Romney, and current President: Barack Obama. From the onset of the debate, Romney took to the offensive, claiming the middle class was being "buried" in Obama's economy. Then the unexpected, instead of fighting fire with fire, Obama chose to sit back lethargically and appear as tired and arrogant. During the Debate, Governor Romney clearly stated his economic plan to get people back to work in these hard times. Romney claims that by lowering the taxes on the top 3% of small businesses (the top 3% of small businesses hires 50% of all jobs from small businesses) will give these businesses more incentive to go out and hire more people, thus creating more jobs. Romney stated that with Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy, the wealthy will be much less inclined to start hiring and having to pay more because of regulations. Obama combated this by claiming that he would like to hire more teachers, and more government positions to increase jobs. In my opinion, the only downside to this is: who is paying these government workers? The answer of course is....the Government. Now, here comes the hard part. Who funds the government? We do! That means if we hire more government employees, the money to pay for them has to come from someone, and it will come from Americans pockets. I leave you with this thought: Is it right for us to keep allowing the government to spend, and spend, and spend? Is it right that we leave our children and our grandchildren left to pay off this gigantic sum, which President Obama has only worsened?

Job Creation

Who do you trust more to create more jobs if President?

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    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      joshd88 4

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      The first presidential debate is history. Polls taken in the media reported that Mitt Romney had been the winner because of his strong performance. In my humble opinion, it was the American people who truly are the winners. They had the opportunity to see both candidates in an open discussion , live and uncut as to what each candidate had to offer to the American people. The next debate will be the Vice President candidates debate on Oct. 11, 2012 followed by the 2nd presidential debate on Oct 16,2012..

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      Josh 5 years ago from Boston

      im all for government jobs. I do not believe that the way we get out of this crisis is by hiring more government jobs. Obama claims he wants to hire more teachers, create more construction projects. This ruins our budget.

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      junko 5 years ago

      If as you wrote the private sector (Top3%) employes 50% of the American workers. What should happen to the percentage the Federal, State, County, City, and Town Governments employes that will lose their jobs without Government help or heavy taxes for 50% private sector workers? We can't lock them all up for stealimg if they are all hungry. No matter who is President, taxes will be collected in 2013 because the military industrial complex must be feed before any other job creators.