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Reasons to agree
- Even democrats say Obama is stupid to criticize Romney's work at Bain.
- It is odd that Obama is criticizing Romney's business career when he doesn't have one.
- The criticism of Romney's business record doesn't even make sense: what are they saying? That Romney is going to sell Yellowstone to Bain Capital? Or that he won't be able to use any of his business skills to help? Are they saying there is no such thing as business skill? That Romney didn't really learn anything from leading these organizations? Working himself up from the bottom? Making money? Taking risks? That he didn't learn anything? Romney didn't take a salary as Governor, or when he read the Olympics. Are they really trying to say that he would use the presidency to enrich himself? They don't think Romney could help the government run more efficiently? They don't think he could help balance the budget? They will loose these arguments because they are wrong: their are skills you get from business consulting. Their are skills you get from private equity. Romney's experience will help him balance the budget, and help things run more efficiently. They are wrong. He is not going to just enrich himself. He, like Obama, is running for president because he wants to make things better. He, unlike Obama, has the necessarily skills to get it done.
- Obama made a video criticizing Romney for stuff that happened at Bain when he wasn't even there.
- Businesses' job isn't to provide jobs. Obama, who has presided over the worst economy since the great depression, shouldn't be criticizing a businessmen for not making jobs.
- President Obama's attacks on free enterprise have triggered a backlash among many—even among those in his own party. In just the past few days, everyone from former advisors to his own surrogates have criticized the Obama campaign's attack on free enterprise. With no record to run on, it is no surprise that the Obama campaign has resorted to misleading attacks that have been disavowed by its own supporters.
On "Morning Joe" today, former Obama "car czar" Steve Rattner denounced a new campaign ad that attacks Mitt Romney for business decisions he made during his tenure at Bain Capital.
Specifically, the ad targets Romney and Bain Capital for the private equity firm's decision to acquire GST Steel and the jobs that were lost under their control.
Rattner called the ad "unfair" and defended Romney's decision at Bain Capital. Rattner says Romney's job was to make profits for the firm's investors, not save jobs.
"I think the ad is unfair. Mitt Romney made a mistake ever talking about the fact that he created 100,000 jobs. Bain Capital’s responsibility was not to create 100,000 jobs or some other number. It was to create profits for his investors, most of whom were pension funds, endowments and foundations. It did it superbly, acting within the rules and acting very responsibly and was a leading firm," Ratner said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday.
"So I do think to pick out an example of somebody who lost their job unfortunately, this is part of capitalism, this is part of life. And I don’t think there’s anything Bain Capital did that they need to be embarrassed about," he said.
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- "x" is a reason to disagree with the belief that:
Setting aside the validity of the 1st point, what percentage of its strength should be used to oppose the 2nd belief? ______ (Between 0% and 100%)
Reasons to believe that the current score is too high:
# of reasons to disagree: -0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: 0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
The current price to buy stock in this belief is $0.95 per share
The Idea Stock Exchange score for this idea is: +3-1=2
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Evaluate the above conclusion (also known as a belief or thesis).