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2012 Presidential Election Obama v. Romney

Discussion in 'Political Conversation and Debate' started by muffler dragon, Apr 12, 2012.


Vote for President

Poll closed Oct 28, 2012.
  1. Obama

    9 vote(s)
  2. Romney

    27 vote(s)
  1. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Apathetic Prophet of Doom Staff Member

    Is that a decrease in the labor force population? Just asking as total population increased 1.6% between 2000 and 2010.
  2. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri It's still Rock n Roll to Me

    Thanks, my bad, I grabbed the wrong number out of the census report table I was looking at...

    I haven't found an actual labor force number change yet, but interesting related to this from http://www.redstate.com/jasonahart/2012/10/29/ohios-recovery-due-to-shrinking-labor-force/

    ?From 2008 through August 2012, Ohio?s labor force lost more workers than every state except Michigan,? Mayer explained in the October 23 Opportunity Ohio report. ?From 2010 to August 2012, Ohio?s labor force lost more workers than every state.?

    The article estimates that Ohio's true unemployment rate is somewhere around 9.3%
  3. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    I stand somewhat... corrected? Christie doing a little work for Obama this morning...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8rqE84sVZg"]Governor Christie on MSNBC Morning Joe Provides Update Hurricane Sandy - YouTube[/ame]
  4. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye Moderator Staff Member

    I like Christy.. he's a straight shooter.. tells it like it is.. especially if it's not what you want to hear... he'll run for the brass ring some day

    PS My friends in New Orleans.. and the ones that volunteered down there.. all told me FEMA was worthless... I don't have the bandwidth to research.. but was this another "give the funds to the state and let them run it.. cuz the fed govt is generally useless"?

    Didn't FEMA send like a million trailer homes to Louisiana that never got used.. ever?
  5. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Apathetic Prophet of Doom Staff Member

    Due to Christie's early and active support for Romney, I've long wondered if Romney would name him Attorney General.
  6. AKAK

    AKAK Pistol packing, monkey drinking, no money bum. Staff Member Bookie

    Not very Catchy, I'd go with "Flounder"
  7. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe anyone wanting to KEEP FEMA as is.. should be held suspect


    The Awful Odyssey of FEMA's Hurricane Katrina Trailers
    In the days after hurricane Katrina devastated southern Louisiana and Mississippi, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) bought 145,000 trailers to house the thousands of victims displaced by the storm. Over the next five years, the trailers -- which emitted unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, but which were nevertheless used by thousands who couldn't find any other place to live -- became a symbol of the federal government's bumbling in the face of a national tragedy. Sold at auction, and then repurposed as housing for BP cleanup workers, the trailers remain a problem that just won't go away...

    Meanwhile, since 2006, FEMA has sold over 130,000 of the trailers for a total of $279 million; at one auction in January 2010, the agency sold 93,000 of them for $133 million. The sales prompted massive controversy, partially for the poor resale cost: the January sale yielded approximately seven cents on the dollar. ..
  8. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

  9. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    All jokes aside, FEMA under Mike Brown and the previous administration (gasp! he blamed the previous administration) was a total failure in handling Katrina.

    I'd point you again to Christie's comments re: FEMA in the YouTube.
  10. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    The realities of government response to hurricane Katrina and how it was portrayed by the media were worlds apart.
  11. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Oh yeah? Please, go on...
  12. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    You're including the absolute incompetence by Louisana's governor (A very liberal Democrat by the way) in that assessment, correct?


    She wanted control of the FEMA stuff, but that's not how FEMA works.
  13. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    I don't care which party it was, the handling of Katrina was all kinds of fucked up.* My point was that early indications are that FEMA is working better this time, if I could use CC's feedback pro forma

    *pending Muck's explanation, I guess I could be wrong
  14. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri It's still Rock n Roll to Me

  15. AKAK

    AKAK Pistol packing, monkey drinking, no money bum. Staff Member Bookie

    "Brownie, You're doing a heck of a job!"


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