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Romney: Obama ‘could have hired 2 million teachers with that [green energy] money’
yahoo ^ | 10/4/2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:29 AM PDT by tobyhill

When Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were asked to compare their education plans, both candidates went out of their way to say they support public education. ,,,,,

"When he says that people should borrow money from their parents to go to college, that indicates … the degree to which folks, just don't have that option," Obama said.

Romney responded: "I don't have any plan to cut education funding. But I do agree with you that where you put your money says something about your priorities."

"You put $90 billion into green energy," Romney said. "I'm all for green energy but you could have hired two million teachers with that money."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; greenenergy

1 posted on 10/04/2012 3:23:36 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“How do you (zero) head off on a campaign stop this morning”.....


2 posted on 10/04/2012 3:26:58 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: tobyhill

Having to pay your own college tuition is kind of self-regulatory.

When parents pay for the tuition I’m sure we get more Liberal Arts majors.

When students pay their own we I’m sure we end up with more business majors.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 3:28:32 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: tobyhill

I loved that line. Romney has a way of showing people just how misguided obama’s spending is. Of course, that’s because obama is a mack-daddy, spreading sugar to his supporters.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 3:43:22 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: gotribe
Obama didn't want to go the GM route because he knew all Romney would have to do is state the fact that GM went bankrupt despite billions in “loans” and hundreds of thousands did lose their jobs due to dealership and service center closings.
5 posted on 10/04/2012 3:47:53 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: gotribe

> Romney has a way of showing people just how misguided
> obama’s spending is.

I submit that spending that money on millions of more union member, nominally literate teachers is misguided as well.

Better not to spend the money at all.

We need more physicians, engineers, and scientists, and I don’t think we’ll get there by throwing yet more money at the dismal government school collective.

Time for a radically new education paradigm.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 3:52:03 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: tobyhill
A lot of media folks were asking why Obama didn't bring up the 47%.

Since we know we've been infiltrated royally, I'd say that Romney had a "knock your socks off" answer.

7 posted on 10/04/2012 4:00:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Usagi_yo

Business majors aren’t any better than liberal art majors, not for life in business nor life in general. They should just go out and work.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 4:02:00 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Westbrook
Our schools are failing because all the kids are sick...ADHD, autism, obese, bullies..........

Then there's the just plain lazy....the up and coming 47%

9 posted on 10/04/2012 4:03:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

10 posted on 10/04/2012 4:09:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Sacajaweau

The video that was just released with Obama talking against the 53+% may have something to do with not bringing it up. It’s coming though. I’m sure.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 4:10:07 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: carriage_hill

I have to do this debate thing two more times?
Oh crap!




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12 posted on 10/04/2012 4:13:07 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

He’s sure not liking the public shellacking he took from Romney.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 4:14:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: tobyhill

I actually yelled, “YES!!” at my monitor when Romney said the word, “Solyndra,” to Obama.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 4:19:50 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Westbrook
Time for a radically new education paradigm.

Do you mean READING, WRITING & ARITHMETIC?

15 posted on 10/04/2012 4:24:32 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: carriage_hill

Amazing picture. Love it!


16 posted on 10/04/2012 4:35:50 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Sacajaweau
The theme song for this debate should be: "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor."

Obama talked about how much more energy is being produced. Romney told him that the increase has been on private lands and that Obama has cut the drilling permits in half. THUD!

Obama said he wanted 100,000 teachers in science and math. Romney said that with the 90 billion he spent on green energy, he could have hired 2 million teachers. THUD!

Obama talked about the tax breaks given to the oil industry. Romney said that it amounts to 2.8 billion a year and went to small businesses in the energy sector. But the 90 billion Obama gave to green energy was almost 50 times the money given to the oil companies. THUD!

Romney said a friend of his said that Obama didn't pick winners and losers in energy, he just picked losers. THUD!

Romney said he would double the number of drilling permits on Federal lands, and get the oil offshore and in Alaska. He would still favor coal as a clean energy source, and he would complete the Keystone pipeline. He said that he would create 4 million jobs. THUD!

Romney said that 50% of college graduates can't get jobs. THUD!

Romney told Lehrer that he would stop borrowing money from China to pay for subsidies. THUD!

And I hope black parents with children in failing schools were paying attention because Romney wants to let those parents have vouchers to choose what schools their children go to. THUD!

Romney believes that the states are in a better position to determine how health care dollars are spent. The Federal Government shouldn't be trying to run the Health Care for all 50 states. THUD!

17 posted on 10/04/2012 4:36:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Westbrook
We need more physicians, engineers, and scientists, and I don’t think we’ll get there by throwing yet more money at the dismal government school collective.

We'd be better off with more trade schools and apprenticeships.
18 posted on 10/04/2012 4:44:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Enterprise

———Romney told Lehrer that he would stop borrowing money from China to pay for subsidies. THUD!——

He said stop borrowing to pay for PBS! THUD, THUD.

He slapped Uncle Jim right across the face. He said I’m going to kill you and your ilk.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 4:57:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: cripplecreek

‘We need more physicians, engineers, and scientists, and I don’t think we’ll get there by throwing yet more money at the dismal government school collective.”.

Preparing students for positions as described in the quote requires a solid basic educational background, which starts by having good QUALIFIED teachers. Simply stated, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear”. Students aspiring to become those physicians, engineers and scientists need to be prepared BEFORE they move upward in their education.

While I am NOT in favor of a “governmental school collective”, doing away with the unions, as Walker did in Wisconsin, would be the best place to start. There are thousands of good teachers who practice their skills every day WITHOUT being union members.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 5:02:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: bert

THUD! THUD! And a kick to the groin! I had a wide grin when he told Lehrer that he likes PBS, Big Bird, and Lehrer. But he made it plain that he didn’t want to subsidize PBS. THUD!


21 posted on 10/04/2012 5:05:40 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: bert

Romney took out the MSM before he had a chance to attack Romney.

The MSM is this is all Lehrer’s falt.

(odd how they did not blame GWBush for Obama’s debate performance)


22 posted on 10/04/2012 5:15:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill

Best line of the Debate(and there were many). Romney Waxed BO.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 5:19:32 AM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: tobyhill

You put $90 billion into green energy,” Romney said. “I’m all for green energy but you could have hired two million teachers with that money.””

That’s a damn good line.

Ok, I am not for green energy, OR for hiring any more teachers. But let’s face it: my agenda of no green energy and firing two million teachers is not, ahem, on the ballot.

So, with that caveat, I return:

That, Governor Romney, is a damn good line. Nicely done!!!


24 posted on 10/04/2012 5:21:46 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Enterprise
Don't forget that Romney also said he would increase our military budget (which, I believe, would counter Sequestration) to which Obama said, "They didn't even ask for a bigger budget" LOLOL!

Best-----Debate------Ever!

25 posted on 10/04/2012 5:32:41 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: carriage_hill

Love it!!!


26 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Enterprise

‘The Federal Government shouldn’t be trying to run the Health Care for all 50 states. THUD!’

Or school lunches. 32 million kids in 100,000 schools according to Vilsac.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 5:33:12 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: stars & stripes forever

skilled trades instead of the liberal arts crap would be better. Teach the kids to think rather than memorize what the government mandates as an education. Skilled trades are marketable and create jobs, liberal arts are not and don’t. IMHO


28 posted on 10/04/2012 5:36:37 AM PDT by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: poobear

29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:38:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: taterjay

They shouldn’t be called school lunches anymore. They are “fill up the trash can with veggies” gatherings.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 5:39:54 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ConservativeDude
But let’s face it: my agenda of no green energy and firing two million teachers is not, ahem, on the ballot.

Yeah... I hear ya.
31 posted on 10/04/2012 5:40:14 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: tobyhill
I was looking for Romney to bring up

Good job Mitt.

32 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Obama is perfectly ok with increasing military budgets - for OUR ENEMIES!


33 posted on 10/04/2012 5:42:03 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Great summary! Thanks.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 6:02:27 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Enterprise

Excellent point! He would glady gut our defense budget and increase monies given to The Muslim Brotherhood.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:31 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: carriage_hill

LOL! Keep ‘em coming ch!


36 posted on 10/04/2012 6:04:49 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Sacajaweau

That would explain a lot.

It seems our best defense against moles is for Romney to have a “knock your socks off” answer for everything. This forces Zippy to stay away from almost any topic. He is then restricted to a small box, where basically all he can say is “You’re mean” - the standard lib response when they can’t argue with facts. This makes Zippy look even more impotent and clueless (if that is possible).


37 posted on 10/04/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Tublecane

Heck, my brother makes $3M a year and he dropped out in 10th grade.


38 posted on 10/04/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Westbrook

Amen to that.


39 posted on 10/04/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Progov
There are thousands of good teachers who practice their skills every day WITHOUT being union members.

And they could also practice their skills without being government employees at all.
40 posted on 10/04/2012 6:31:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Usagi_yo
Heck, my brother makes $3M a year and he dropped out in 10th grade.

Sounds like he learned what he needed to go in his own direction to learn what he wanted. The K thru 12 school model is a foolish wasteful failure. It forces students into a mold that is more likely to break them than build them.

These days, online learning opportunities abound and can be combined with trade schools and apprenticeships to produce real producing Americans.
41 posted on 10/04/2012 6:37:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tobyhill

When Romney said he would work with everyone in Congress, Democrats and Republicans, how I wish he had thrown in - “I wouldn’t be saying that if Congress won’t act then I will, and then proceed to govern by signing over 900 Executive Orders.”


42 posted on 10/04/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Usagi_yo
When parents pay for the tuition I’m sure we get more Liberal Arts majors.

When students pay their own we I’m sure we end up with more business majors.

It all depends on the student. Told my son that if he did well in school (K-12) we would pay for the first 4 years and after that he's on his own. He did very well, graduated from college with a double major (Finance and Spanish) with honors and is now paying his way thru grad school.

43 posted on 10/04/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: Recon Dad

“How do you (zero) head off on a campaign stop this morning”.....


He better steer clear of teacher groups...


44 posted on 10/04/2012 8:30:58 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: tobyhill

Also, Saturn and Hummer were not saved, Chrysler was sold off to an Italian company, and Ford seemed to weather the downturn alright.

In addition, why should GM be treated any different than the airline industry where American Airlines and others went through bankruptcy proceedings without a government bailout?


45 posted on 10/04/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: milagro

Thank you!


46 posted on 10/04/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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