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Economists reluctantly pick Romney
CNN Money ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | Chris Isidore

Posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by Innovative

Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them.

Nine of 17 top economists surveyed by CNNMoney picked Romney when asked who's election would help the economy grow more. Only three picked Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; elections; noenthusiasm; noexcitement; obama; romney

1 posted on 09/30/2012 8:26:50 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Who did 5 pick?.......


2 posted on 09/30/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Innovative

CNN - trying to make a positive for Romney look like a negative. Three times as many picked Romney - 9 vs. 3. And they try to make it look like a tie at best.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Innovative

9 out of 17 is the majority but only 3 of the 17 pick the chair. That is more of a stinging indictment of the chair. But CNN does not emphasize that. Surprise surprise.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Innovative

9 out of 17 is the majority but only 3 of the 17 pick the chair. That is more of a stinging indictment of the chair. But CNN does not emphasize that. Surprise surprise.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:59 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Innovative
But those who picked Obama are hoping things will be different if the president wins a second term. Obama could be in a better position to enact reforms on entitlement spending and reach a deal on deficit reduction than Romney, according to one economist.

"It's the Nixon-to-China syndrome -- only a Democrat can get away with it," said Bill Cheney, chief economist at Manulife Asset Management. To top of page

Well, Bill Cheney, as my Daddy used to say, 'if you hope in one hand and sh*t in the other, guess which hand fills up first?'

If it isn't clear by now that Obama is a hard core left wing ideologue who has no interest in entitlement reform, what will it take to convince you, fool!

6 posted on 09/30/2012 8:37:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Red Badger

5 refused to pick either.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: TMA62

That means 9 are racist (s/)


8 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:45 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Innovative

I guess lefty from the NYSLIMES “Krugman” was not even considered since he is nothing but a propangandist.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by therut
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To: max americana

That’s my slant, there are 9 racist economists. Anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. End of arguement.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 8:52:03 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Innovative
Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them.

I'm not either, but one thing will make me vote for Romney -- the incredible and blatant bias I see against him in the media every day.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:52:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Red Badger
Who did 5 pick?.....

Five evidently realized that picking between two left-wingers won't solve anything.

12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:56:40 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: TMA62
9 out of 17 is the majority but only 3 of the 17 pick the chair. That is more of a stinging indictment of the chair. But CNN does not emphasize that. Surprise surprise.

Had the 9 picked Obama don't you think the CNN headline would have been quite different? "Economists Choose Obama 3 to 1."

13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:57:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Innovative

cnn had to have really hated to post that poll even after they slanted it the best they could.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 9:05:40 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Innovative

Oh no bias in that headline/sarc


15 posted on 09/30/2012 9:20:57 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: Innovative

What economist would pick anyone other than Romney, considering there are only two real choices, and one of them has nearly destroyed the economy over the last four years, and heaven knows he really tried?


16 posted on 09/30/2012 9:50:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us s o many new friends.)
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To: Innovative

The fact this question was even raised is terrifying.

The Obama Economic Policy of American Destruction for 4 more years? Who does that work for ???


17 posted on 09/30/2012 9:54:46 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Innovative

These are anomaly polls. Anything pro-economy on Obama’s side is an oxymoron since democrates pander against any form of economy but for redistribution and increasing the risk of any company.

Another example is the Democrates being for women and homosexuals, allegedly, but also for Sharia and islamic fascists who practice female incarceration for enabling genital mutiliation.

These are not legitimate questions to begin with.

The Democratic party is more fractured than certified shizophrenics.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 10:47:21 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Vigilanteman

” But those who picked Obama are hoping things will be different if the president wins a second term. Obama could be in a better position to enact reforms on entitlement spending and reach a deal on deficit reduction than Romney, according to one economist.

“It’s the Nixon-to-China syndrome — only a Democrat can get away with it,” said Bill Cheney, chief economist at Manulife Asset Management. To top of page “

WHAT A MAROOON!!!

Nixon wanted to deal with China.

Crypto-marxist Obama just wants more taxes and spending, not reform that fixes entitlements.

” If it isn’t clear by now that Obama is a hard core left wing ideologue who has no interest in entitlement reform, what will it take to convince you, fool!”

Yup. The guy is an idiot who has no clue about Obama. Too many people bought the lies of the media and still dont understand Obama.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 11:05:21 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Innovative; DarthVader

anything coming from CNN is deemed interesting or important information only by those with an IQ slightly above a radish who cannot seem to recognize leftist propaganda tools.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 11:24:16 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Five evidently realized that picking between two left-wingers won't solve anything.

Exactly.
There's some pretty vehement arguing/anger at those of us who are refusing to vote for Romney. {The usual "the other guy's worse" argument is, in this case, arguable; at least with Obama there's a polarizing effect and he hsa woken people up to government not doing its job -- I think a Romney win would mean a lot of people "going back to sleep" instead of working towards that mindset wherein they guard liberty against trespasses by government.}

21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I can’t disagree that if Romney wins and says the right things but governs as a “moderate”, there is a risk of conservatives going back to sleep. However, the error in your thinking is the assumption that there will be anything left of America to salvage after a second Obama term. There clearly will not be.

So quite simply, those of you who refuse to vote for Romney are nothing more than members of the same group that includes the “Obama phone” voters, the “war on women” voters, and the “he’s a nice guy” voters. With all due respect, like them you are completely oblivious to the true nature of our current situation.

There is no more time. If you decide to skip Romney based upon the mistaken idea that another Obama term will finally galvanize public opposition to liberal policies, you’re simply delusional. I don’t know what else to say; the evidence to the contrary of your opinion is abundant.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Innovative

23 posted on 10/01/2012 11:01:01 AM PDT by unique1
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To: noiseman
I can’t disagree that if Romney wins and says the right things but governs as a “moderate”, there is a risk of conservatives going back to sleep. However, the error in your thinking is the assumption that there will be anything left of America to salvage after a second Obama term. There clearly will not be.

So quite simply, those of you who refuse to vote for Romney are nothing more than members of the same group that includes the “Obama phone” voters, the “war on women” voters, and the “he’s a nice guy” voters. With all due respect, like them you are completely oblivious to the true nature of our current situation.

There is no more time. If you decide to skip Romney based upon the mistaken idea that another Obama term will finally galvanize public opposition to liberal policies, you’re simply delusional. I don’t know what else to say; the evidence to the contrary of your opinion is abundant.

Ok, let's say Romney get's the election; I don't think there's anything he can do to reign in spending [after all, it is congress who does the budget.]
To think he's actually going to eliminate large sections of the government conveniently ignores the fact he's a statist.
His methodology WRT policies are, in fact, indistinguishable from that of a Fabian-socialist. (Take a look at his signing into law domestic partnerships as an example of his gradualism.)

Thinking that any person is preferable to Obama ignores the real issue: that of corrupt and out-of-control/unaccountable government. Look past the campaign-speeches, can you honestly tell me that the governor who appointed these judges has a heart for real justice?

24 posted on 10/01/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Innovative

CNN should have mentioned the 657 economists—including six Nobel laureates—who endorsed Governor Romney’s economic plan. You can find the statement and a list of the economists at www.economistsforromney.com.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by Economists for Romney
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To: Vigilanteman
"Obama is a hard core left wing ideologue who has no interest in entitlement reform"

Good because we don't need entitlement reform. We need a change in trade policy. We need to put back the import tariffs that our founding fathers believed in, that served this nation well and built it into an industrial power house.

26 posted on 10/02/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by DannyTN
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