Let me take a crack at this.
The Dems voted for for those wars as well. Remember John Kerry who famously said "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."
And let us not forget Barney Franks' role in the mortgage crisis, no need to beat that dead horse again though.
Dems voted for those wars based on falsified information. And never with the intention of being endless money pits, and certainly not on the backs of 2 rounds of tax cuts to millionaires (all paid for by Bush with the federal debt).
And Barney Frank's role in the mortgage crisis was earnest and an externality. He advocated for the underwriting of affordable loans to those who were excluded by discriminatory credit procedures. He never intended for securitized derivitaves to feed a subprime mortgage machine. You can't blame him for the abuse and corruption of the banks predatory subprime practices.
How so? This administration has had forty+ months to make strides, they have done nothing to jump-start the economy and their only successful approach to deal with staggering unemployment rates is to hire more government workers. So now you want an additional 48 months to claim that 'things have further stabilized and there are promising indications that we are slowly reversing the failed economic policies of George W. Bush'.
This administration did nothing to jump start the economy? The economy was losing an average of 135,000 jobs a month for the 12 months before Obama took office. His stimulus was the exact (albeit too small) measure that economists were calling for. In the face of toxic investment assets being valueless, investors were ready to invest zero. Noone knew what they were holding, and noone new what was safe. The economy was going to dissolve without that measure. Thank GOD (not that there is one) Democrats won the election. Or we'd be going through the austerity depression Euro countries are right now at the hands of regressive conservatives.
The only reason progress was impeded was the take over by teabaggers in the house. They filibustered the Jobs Act, and they'll filibuster a fart coming out of Obamas ass if they could. They have one agenda, inhibit any success by the President. And that's what they've done. If anything this election needs to be a referendum on every republican in congress who chose not to support the president.
Again, how so? Please be specific.
Seriously? Obama's a diplomat, not a war monger. Generally I find it's well recieved when you're not threatening to start WWIII
And how'd Romney's little foreign excursion go?
If possible, he made the companies be bought through Bain Capital viable, if they were beyond hope, he broke them up and sold them off. That's how business works in the private sector, the public sector on the other hand continues to run regardless of losses. Well, except in Stockton: Stockton, California files for bankruptcy | Reuters
Shhh. Let's keep this between me and you Snowolf...The secret is small business.
Ok, private equity has it's benefits. But in Bain's case, it all too often resulted in corporate welfare. Essentially Romney took the credit cards, maxed them out, sold what he bought, pocketed the profits, and left the debt with the tax payers. All while sending jobs overseas or bankrupting companies. I would have rather my tax dollars subsidized the company instead of lining Romney's pockets. At least people would still be gainfully employed.
You're little Stockon example? Thanks to your unregulated derivatives creating the housing bubble, towns that relied on property tax revenues (like the one I live in) are now going bankrupt because of the financial crisis. Artificially inflated markets don't last and leave havoc in their wake. Too bad there aren't any bankers (or complicit politicians) being held accountable.
And yes the secret is small business. But small business isn't viable without adequate constomer spending. Government cuts will ensure there will be less of that.