Comments on: Four Debate Questions for Obama and Romney http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: debatepopular http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-524 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:08:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-524 Many of these questions do not think they have a definitive answer for either candidate. I think the situation in the East is a bit complicated to draw accurate conclusions about it.

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By: WJL http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-511 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:53:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-511 Let us take a simple example, make all apple products in America instead of China. The price of an Iphone will skyrocket to U$8000 and sales drop to an estimated 50 million units (assuming that americans buy the phone).

Apple will be bankrupt and the stock market will tank by at least 30%.

Start a trade war and watch and interest rates rise to 15% as other nations join China in dumping Treasuries. The American economy will take at least a decade (if ever) to recover from the shock. Prices of everyday consumer goods will double in price as the dollar drops and import prices rise – Recession 101.

China – a temporary drop of 10% in their exports and a much bigger economy as the domestic economy takes up the slack.

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By: Gaute http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-510 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:59:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-510 “how can the U.S. government work with American corporations to ensure that they can effectively compete against state-owned corporations, like those in China”

Such a question should come with a precise definition of “American corporations”. Is a US incorporated subsidiary of a Chinese corporation an “American corporation”? If not, what is?

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-509 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:51:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-509 What do you mean by “our” and “we”??

In general, the American People have not had a Government acting in their interests for decades. Instead, we are saddled with a political system that disdains our interests, concerns and values and that treats us as a colony of New York, Washington and Tel Aviv. We do as we are told or we are “aiding terrorism” or are even “terrorists” ourselves. We are certainly “illegal” in some fashion and deserve to be “corrected”.

We the People are entitled to representation in Government and we are systematically and intentionally denied it because we do not matter, and if we did we would probably want something back from Government instead of paying and paying and paying and grovelling.

We need fundamental reform of representation and the outlawing of bribery. We need to close every single one of our foreign military bases and to cut military spending by 75%. We need to be presented with a meaningful choice in our elections. We need an end to “winner take all” elections.

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By: anarcurt http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-508 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:37:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-508 To start, America should only fight for America (not Israel). We should only fight as a defense to a great risk not just to increase our power base or to defend the interest of American based multi-national corporations. We should also participate as a part of a UN coalition for humanitarian reasons. Iraq shouldn’t have happened. Vietnam shouldn’t have happened. Many of the covert adventures of the last 30+ years shouldn’t have happened. None of these crusades have had any benefit to the majority of us who do not own General Dynamic stock and it has had a disasterous impact on our deficit. Someone should ask what is wrong with Romney’s brain to think we need to spend even more on military.

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By: ckj3 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-507 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:34:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-507 People seem to forget we (united states) have the same enemys in this world as we did 20 years ago some are just using different ways to destroy us now. look at the way china is using its new power and the way russia is being ran by its new dictator and than look at what our president has done in the last four years. Obama is not the right president for this time. if he is, that why is Romney so close to him in the polls. We need new leadership in the white house.

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By: sjfella http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-506 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:29:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-506 Generally speaking when our government says it will “protect our interests” it means companies that have screwed their employees and left our country.

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By: dbristol http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-505 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-505 A better question for Romney is,”In what circumstance would you send your own sons to war?’

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By: cdnsage http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-504 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:35:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-504 Today is the debate on foreign policy, candidates will score points, blame assigned, emotions roused, and each party will claim their victories. The truth is, in a world mess, righteous sound bites are hollow, my passion is in the arc of long term vision, not immediate four-year term promises. For sure, the 47% already know, that reality, in the end is kinder than any illusion we create to protect ourselves. And so, let the Reps prey on them, (unfortunately they need their vote) and swoon in with a mantra of naive illusionary optimism promising 12 million new jobs in four years. The current entrepreneurial spirit is already at work creating jobs at a good rate and will increase in spite of a Depression manufactured by the malignant greed of Wall Street in 2008 – no illusion, reality of our era. How fortunate, if Romney gets elected, he inherits an economy on the mends, would Obama have preferred that luxury when he took office – instead he spent his first two years halting the Reps inertia of their economic train wreck. The economic recovery will do fine and get better without the promises. Now, we have Mitt, a very good business man. However, the business, of business, is business, not the nurturing of the soul of America, where the greatness of a nation resides. Mitt, his unrealized deficit, is sandwiched between, on his left, Karl Rove, chief campaign architect that jettisons decency (Mitt’s rhetoric of the Benghazi tragedy, obsessed with accuracy of fault has Rove written all over it and now talk ad nauseam goes on) and on his right, the Military Corporation Complex (MCC – the single most influential donors and ideological supporters that bankrolls Mitt’s campaign). I’ve seen enough of Mitt, and I have no doubt he can function well in the presidency – however I don’t trust he will have the nimbleness to address the looming emerging world economy that is now re-calibrating consequences that will impact American jobs and manufacturing and harness MCC whose motto is “Foreign Policy – We Own the Place, Might Makes Right, Give US a War, God Wills It.” Viewing the world through a successful business lens is not comprehensive enough. I want a states man, a warrior for the human spirit who knows what is at stake.

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By: boreal http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2012/10/21/four-debate-questions-for-obama-and-romney/#comment-503 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:12:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=476#comment-503 What should the U.S. be fighting for?

Well, certainly not another bloody ME proxy war on behalf of Israel.

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