Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It should make for thrilling, riveting TV.. Yes, we are kidding.
Of course as before, we'll watch it on the Internet after its over, skim through the BS, ignore the 'who won' nonsense and address how the two candidates answered the questions. Look for that to be posted sometime Wed morning to mid afternoon.
In the meantime, we spent some time thinking and came up with a list of questions we would like to ask each candidate (6 questions per candidate) assuming of course the answer given was both honest and actually addressed the question.
Riddle Q: What's a politician's favorite dance? A: The Two-step.
So these are questions we feel the American people are entitled to know the answers to (though we don't believe they ever will)
1) If you succeed in winning re-election, what Specifically will you do to improve the economy and more directly, to improve the employment picture beyond service sector and temp hiring? As a follow up, why have you not implemented such actions to this point?
2) What steps do you have in mind Specifically to address improving the housing market so home prices stabilize and a more equitable buyer-seller market is established? Also what steps will you implement (if any) in a second term to force banks to relax their currently overly-stringent lending standards so that more people can qualify for mortgages or refinancing?
3) Why did you re-nominate Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke (who is Republican) for another 4 year term back in 2010? Do you support his zealous pro-Wall St. & pro bank fiscal policies? Do you support his actions, specifically QE 1 through 3 which has severely devalued the US dollar and keeping interest rates at record artificial lows which kills savers in particular?
5) Why is it that not a single person of importance or significance has been so much as arrested and charged for the Lehman Bros failure and eventual stock market collapse? Which would be more accurate: That you want to see justice served but your Attorney General is being obstructionist, he wishes justice to be served but you are blocking him, or neither of you feel its necessary to seek indictments?
6) Originally after 9/11, the War on Terror was portrayed by President Bush as a fight against al Queda and specifically to get Osama Bin Laden dead or alive.
Now that Bin Laden is dead and being that al Queda is not like an organized military of a foreign nation with borders to invade and occupy, how will you as President and we as a nation know when the War on Terror is truly over and thus no need for the Patriot Act and other restrictions on our freedoms? What are the signs we should look for? Or should we expect this war to continue on indefinitely?
1) Same question as asked to Obama: If you succeed in winning, what Specifically will you do to improve the economy and more directly, to improve the employment picture beyond service sector and temp hiring?
2) Once again, same question as asked to Obama: What steps do you have in mind Specifically to address improving the housing market so home prices stabilize and to force banks to relax their currently overly-stringent lending standards?
3) In Massachusetts while Governor of the state, you pushed through a healthcare overhaul known as 'RomneyCare' which was the inspiration of 'ObamaCare'... How was your plan different than what the President put into place 2-3 years ago?
What aspect(s) of your former career would you apply (if any) to addressing improving the US economy and the jobs picture?
5) You mentioned in the Republican primaries that to paraphrase, you care nothing about the poor and they are not your priority, and within the last few weeks, you stirred up a little controversy with your '47 percent' comment stating essentially they will vote for the President no matter what and they don't pay taxes and live on government handouts.
Asked bluntly, what do you have against the poor? Being that if winning in November, you'd be President of all 100% of the US and not "53%", what policies if any will you implement to improve the lives of America's poor and economic downtrodden? Will they be receiving tax cuts too along with the wealthy and corporations?
6) If elected President will you enact any policy which breaks up the 'Too Big to Fail' banks and other financial institutions so that taxpayer money doesn't continue to go to bailing out the criminal and/or inept, or would you continue Bush & Obama policy of coming to their rescue whenever they are in financial need?
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, October 16, 2012