World wants Obama to win US election | Joseph Stiglitz

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Mitt Romney is silent on climate change, will start a trade war with China and offers no progress on tax havens.

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AbrahamLincoln

Berlin, Germany

#185 Nov 3, 2012
time to stop this Obamination (killing/destruction of the youngest breed/ race of Americans, the Babies...(3 times vote of this man for partial-birth-abortion), rejection of talks with the Prime Minister of Israel several times, crippling & destruction of the economy of the US and worldwide, destruction of the moral and biblical foundations of America (cancelling the day of prayer while celebrating Ramadan in the white house..., & the other time of the year wearing a ring with "Allah u akhbar" (the moon-God Allah is greater... than who?(greater than Jesus & His father??) being engraved) & denouncing in his Homeland-Security-Papers people, who made the US great as terrorists (bible-believing Christians, 2nd amendment-groups & Veterans(!)) & then insulting candidate Romney, calling him a a "bullshitter" etc.; oh Bummer, this primitivity has got 2 stop...
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#186 Nov 3, 2012
Richard Cohen says, "But somewhere between the campaign and the White House itself, Obama got lost. It turned out he had no cause at all. Expanding health insurance was Hillary Clintonís longtime goal, and even after Obama adopted it, he never argued for it with any fervor." Well, let me tell you why that is. It's no different than the stimulus. Okay, you argue for it, you get it passed, and then it's done. And, folks, it really is true. The liberals create these bubbles of reality, or phony reality, as it is, they live in. I know this sounds implausible, it sounds irrational. Nobody would believe this. I'm telling you, they do. Remember these people have theorized all their lives what they would do if they just got in power, if they got control. They sit around and they whine and moan about everything wrong with America, capitalism's horrible, it sucks, the private sector is filled with cheaters and all that. We're the good people, you put us in charge and it will all just happen the right way.

So Obama argues for the stimulus, he gets it, and moves on. That's supposed to create jobs. And when it doesn't, a year, year and a half later, he's genuinely surprised. He put all that money in there, why didn't it create jobs? Well, all the money went to shore up unions and pensions and so forth. Health care. He didn't know the details of it. He didn't care about the details. All he knew was the government was gonna be in charge, period. To him that fixes everything. Government in charge, government is us, and we are good people, and we are compassionate, and we care, and we know more than anybody else and we know better than anybody else. But he didn't know the details of it. That's why he didn't sell it or argue it. He knew the broad themes, but the wonkish details, he didn't care. At the end of the day all he wanted was government-run health care, and then he knew that it was organized around eliminating the private sector health insurance market so that in a few short years the only option citizens would have would be getting their health insurance from the government. That's all he knew. How we got there, how long it took, of secondary concern.

So when Richard Cohen writes, "Even after Obama adopted it, he never argued for it with any fervor." It's because it was done. After he adopted, it was done. Just like all of his jobs programs, all these seminars and workshops in the White House. You have a two-hour Friday afternoon workplace on jobs. At the end of it, they report back to Obama, and, okay, we've fixed jobs. And I'm not exaggerating. They don't have the slightest idea how things really work in the private sector. They just think government is better and everybody in government is better people. And so you put them in charge of it, it's automatically gonna happen. Plus, if you add in Obama's own narcissism -- I know it all sounds irrational. "Rush, rational people don't think that. It takes work." I know, folks, I know. But can you point to any real work in Obama's life? And I don't say that trying to be funny or even cutting.

Can you point to any real work? Not community organizing. I'm talking about real work where there's accomplishment, achievement, being paid, private sector, tasks, goals, objectives, can you point to it? Yeah, campaigning's work, but he's never really had to follow through. He's only been able to delegate things.

Speaking of which, Forbes magazine is out with a couple of little details. Wisconsin and Ohio, how they're going to be hammered because of Obamacare. First, Wisconsin. "With the Presidential election one week away, itís worth reviewing how Obamacare will impact the residents of key swing states. In Wisconsin, as elsewhere, Obamacare will drive up the cost of private health coverage, especially for those who buy insurance on their own."
You are the enemy if you buy your own health insurance,
and he knows it.but does not care.

Richard Cohen
suitology

Landenberg, PA

#187 Nov 3, 2012

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#188 Nov 3, 2012
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Four murdered Americans, that could have been saved, just might be bad for Obama's campaign. However, you are correct, after two weeks of amateur cover-up, they did finally admit it was terrorists.
Think, being so filled with compassion, you shall, still be able to actually spell...Benghazi, after Tuesday?
No Chance

Barbourville, KY

#190 Nov 3, 2012
Put this bum out...he wants to destroy the United States. He has weakened the military and the economy. The debt has tripled since he's been in office. I feel he has nothing but bad intentions for America...send him packing on Tuesday
scooter

United States

#191 Nov 3, 2012
sure they want owebama to win,as he will continue to bow down and kiss their asses,that muslim bastard has to go.
Walt Smedley

Irving, TX

#192 Nov 3, 2012
haha wrote:
<quoted text>
What will be your job after Obama is re elected? Haha...back to the unemployment line.
Life for most of us won't change a bit regardless of who wins. It's all theatre.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#193 Nov 3, 2012
BAD NEWS FOR CONSERVATIVES,

Things in the 2012 election seem to have taken a turn toward President Barack Obama's camp as early presidential polls have his projected lead widening greatly on Mitt Romney. As of the morning of Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Obama's projected electoral vote lead on Romney has jumped to an almost insurmountable lead.

If the election was today and these projected numbers were to hold true to form, Obama would easily win the election 303-191 over Romney in electoral voting. 270 electoral votes are needed to win, and this has it not even close.
Walt Smedley

Irving, TX

#194 Nov 3, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>FL: R 51% O 45%...
NYT: PA 'tilting toward Romney'...
He who wins OH wins the Presidency. You didn't mention any current Ohio polling.

“Long road ahead ”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#195 Nov 3, 2012
The world may want him ,but WE DON'T !!! This Jackass has led our country straight to hell! His socialist agenda has ruined our once great country . Say good by to the USA if this Twit is re elected .He will continue to undermine what has been fought for and hard won . His goal is to undermine the United States of America ! Kick his Muslim Ass OUT !!!
Walt Smedley

Irving, TX

#197 Nov 3, 2012
jwc3 wrote:
Say good by to the USA if this Twit is re elected .
How long after the reelection do we say "good bye to this once great country"?

“Long road ahead ”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#198 Nov 3, 2012
Walt Smedley wrote:
<quoted text>How long after the reelection do we say "good bye to this once great country"?
Who knows . His comments to Putin were enough to make any sane person take affront .His actions in office have been less than presidential !

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#199 Nov 3, 2012
jwc3 wrote:
The world may want him ,but WE DON'T !!! This Jackass has led our country straight to hell! His socialist agenda has ruined our once great country . Say good by to the USA if this Twit is re elected .He will continue to undermine what has been fought for and hard won . His goal is to undermine the United States of America ! Kick his Muslim Ass OUT !!!
what socialist agenda?
do you even understand what socialism is?
perhaps that's why you're confused.

“Long road ahead ”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#200 Nov 3, 2012
anneutral wrote:
<quoted text>
what socialist agenda?
do you even understand what socialism is?
perhaps that's why you're confused.
Socialism 101 , " from those that have , to those that do not have " This , on the front , does not sound so bad .Tick is , if you enact this course ,you come to ruin !One Must !, come to reason with one's self and agree that the current course is not valid . One must see the fault in our current course !

“Long road ahead ”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#201 Nov 3, 2012
anneutral wrote:
<quoted text>
what socialist agenda?
do you even understand what socialism is?
perhaps that's why you're confused.
Are you a socialist ? Your posting shows that leaning . I DO NOT LIKE SOCIALIST SCUM PIGS !!! " O " Sorry . Was that a throw back to the cold war ? Where in school we did drills to duck and cover our heads for an attack?
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#202 Nov 3, 2012
Dear Americans:

Please forgive me Sirs to change the subject.

Go, European-war, go!!!
Go, European-war, go!!!
Go, Asian-War, Go!

Of course, our America must not be involved these wars!
We America must make money!
We America is the justice!

We America must make cars, ships, steel, PCs, airplanes, and home-electric-appliacnes in the U.S.,
and the U.S. must export those cars, ships, steel, PCs, airplanes, and home-electric-appliances from the U.S. to the world!

Now, Hungarian and Romania are danger!

Oh, there has been Japanese-Forces in Golan Heights!

[Kim Scheppele - Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs]
http://lapa.princeton.edu/newsdetail.php...
In the last year and a half, the newly elected Hungarian government has been dismantling the system of constitutional checks and balances to create a state that centralizes political control in the hands of one political party.

[The Conscience of a Liberal]4/19/2012
Kim Lane Scheppele, "The New Hungarian Secret Police," The Conscience of a Liberal post, 4/19/2012;
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/t...

[The Conscience of a Liberal]3/15/2012
Paul Krugman, "Why Hungary Matters ," The Conscience of a Liberal post, 3/15/2012;
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/w...

[The Conscience of a Liberal]7/4/2012
Kim Lane Scheppele, "Romania Unravels the Rule of Law," The Conscience of a Liberal post, 7/4/2012;
4 July 2012
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/g...
Now itís Romaniaís turn to worry those of us who care about constitutionalism, democracy and the rule of law.

[The Journalism Post]11/03/2012
Three Syrian tanks enter Golan Heights buffer zone
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx...

Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Taiwan, EU-countries, Asian-countries, and South-Korea
are evil-fascism-communism-empires !

Unfotunately or fortunately,
our America cannot stop these-wars.

Unfotunately or fortunately,
our America has no power to stop these-wars anymore.

I love the U.S.A.!
I love all Americans!
Remember Pearl Harbor!

Very sincerely yours,
Shinichiro Takizawa
gossamer

Warren, MI

#203 Nov 3, 2012
Do you really think the world wants to see the United States succeed? Sure they want Owebama.
joe

Lake City, FL

#204 Nov 3, 2012
No Child Left wrote:
I am grateful to "Ninthman" for explaining who Joseph Stiglitz is. I was wondering who he is and why I should care what his opinion is. Now that he has clarified this for me, I really don't care what he or any other IVY League types have to say about anything. After what I have seen of the results of the quality of education received in such places over the last two decades or so, I would be more inclined to vote for a community college graduate who is thoroughly grounded in reality. The Ivy League schools are masters of indoctrination, filling the heads of potential politicians with ideologies that subvert the Constitution and diminish our sovereignty in favor of a global realm that will create billions of morlocks (The Time Machine by H.G. Wells) who will labor as slaves to support a non-produtive ruling class.
The time Machine all ready happened and The Ivy League what? You mean like Bush? indoctrination yes,subvert the Constitution yes, diminish sovereighty yes. That is Republician Bubba. and I am not saying that to get your goat
Anonymous

UK

#205 Nov 3, 2012
haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Ridiculous, the worlds success hinges on our own. WE are the majority consumers.
Sorry but you are wrong, Europe is a far bigger economy and consumer than America, America only makes up a small percentage of world economic output and consumers, the world is totally different today than 40 years ago, wake up
Shinichiro Takizawa

Tokyo, Japan

#206 Nov 3, 2012
[Being video / All Time 10s]
disputed islands in the world
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/10-hig...

Oh, Japan is involved in "4 out of 10 disputed islands in the world"!
The world recognized this now!

Japan, China, Taiwan, South-Korea, Russia, Germany, EU-countries, and Asian-countries
are evil-fascism-communism-empires !

10 Taiwan
9 Dokdo / Takeshima Islands
8 Spratly Islands
7 Machias Seal Islands
6 Perejil Island
5 Kuril Islands
4 Paracel Islands
3 Imia / Kardak
2 Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands
1 Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas

Canada too is an evil-empire!

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