Posts Tagged ‘Global



03
Jun
11

cue another flip-flop

Reuters: …Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. “It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”

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I was, eh, curious to see how Romney’s comments would go down with the Teabagger half-termer-worshiping climate change deniers (you know, those really bright people), so I visited one of their sites …. here’s a taster:

I love it when a rino nails his own coffin shut ….. RomneyCare and now a global warming believer /facepalm ….. Just quit Mitt …. Say “Goodnight” ….. Oh brother. That crowd of 200 will become 2. Buh Bye Romney what an idiot ….. So long, Mitt ….. Dear Mr. Romney – Cut it short now, save your money. You will NEVER be elected by Republicans if you buy that GW hooey ….. Romney will not make it past the first set of primaries ….. Yet another reason not to support this clown …. Nice of him to make it even clearer how stupid and liberal he is ….. Can this guy get any more disgusting? ….. I’ve never seen an entire campaign last only 24 hours. That was fun …. I will never, ever vote for someone who thinks man-made global warming is a reality …. No way in hell will I pull the lever for him. I’ll stay home first!

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So, that went well.

Expect another Mitt flip-flop any second soon.

22
Sep
10

“the world watches america’s disappointment with president obama in disbelief”

by Georges Ugeux (Chairman and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors)

While traveling in Europe, India and China in mid-August, I met political, business and media leaders as well as friends and family. Together we reflected on a very interesting question — why are Americans disappointed with Barack Obama?

Here is a summary of our thoughts:

Barack Obama is only twenty months into the job of being president of the most powerful country in the world. When he was elected, he inherited probably the worst presidential legacy of any president in U.S. history.

On the economic front alone, he was facing a $10 trillion budget deficit while handling the worst financial crisis since the 1930s along with a one-year old recession. To stop the bleeding of the financial sector, and to reverse some of the effects of the recession, he was forced to increase the public debt. He managed to do so while keeping interest rates at historically low levels. The budgetary impact of the increased public debt was minimal thanks to those low interest rates. An important side effect was that American home owners were able to refinance their mortgage debt at the lowest levels in a decade.

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