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16 Critical Economic Issues That Obama And Romney Avoided During The Debate

The Economic Collapse Blog: Did you watch the presidential debate on Wednesday night? It is absolutely amazing how they can have an hour and a half debate about the economy and say so little. It seemed like both candidates were falling all over each other wanting to talk about how much they value education, but will more education really solve our problems? After all, 53 percent of all Americans with a bachelor's degree under the age of 25 were either unemployed or underemployed in 2011. So perhaps they should just both agree that education is a good thing and start talking about how to create more jobs for all of us.

If you want to grade the debate from a technical standpoint, clearly Romney was the winner of the debate. Romney was full of energy and was generally sharp with his answers. Obama looked like he had just popped a couple of antidepressants and was ready for nap time. As a result, this might have been the worst blowout in the history of presidential debates. A CNN/ORC International poll that was taken right after the debate found that 67 percent of all Americans that had watched the debate thought that Romney was the winner.

Never before had any presidential candidate crossed the 60 percent mark in the history of their post-debate polling.

So Romney definitely had a big night. But the reality is that both candidates were telling the American people what they want to hear. If either Obama or Romney told the truth about what we are facing they would lose votes, and in a race this tight both of them really want to avoid doing that. Obama and Romney both desperately want to win this election, and the words that are coming out of their mouths have been carefully crafted to appeal to the "undecided voters" in the swing states. If you actually believe that they can deliver on everything that they are promising, then you must not have been paying much attention to U.S. politics over the past several decades.

Perhaps the biggest failure on Wednesday night was debate moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS. His questions were about as far from "hard hitting" as you could get.

The hour and a half debate was almost entirely about the economy, and yet almost all of the critical economic issues were ignored.

Yes, Obama and Romney have slight differences when it comes to tax rates and regulations, but those small differences are not going to do much to change the direction of this country one way or another.

Meanwhile, there were some really huge issues about the economy that were not addressed at all last night....

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Create jobs?? What are you talking about?

"" So perhaps they should just both agree that education is a good thing and start talking about how to create more jobs for all of us.""

Politicians don't create jobs unless they are hiring staff.. I don't want to hear these two talk about anything, least of which is job creation...

You are obviously trying to sell something here by quoting polls on how successful Romney was in the debate.

This is the DailyPaul. We're not buying....

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

You paranoid much?

You paranoid much? I would suggest you read the full article before you accuse me of trying to 'sell you something'. It's not a pro Romney article; far from. Did you even get to the part where it listed the 16 points? Where it says they BOTH failed to mention the Fed., the bail outs, QE, etc... The point of the article was to show that neither one of these guys are going to address the real problems.

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

My mistake

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Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

It's cool

It's cool man..We're all on the same team in the end

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

There's so many trolls on DP these days it's hard to know who

There's so many trolls on DP these days it's hard to know who to trust. Damit!! I guess I am paranoid..... lol

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.

James Wilson

Haaa!!

Haaa!!

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

I Hate...

When I quickly jump on something and find out I'm wrong. I especially hate to admit it. I misunderstood an article in a newspaper a few months ago and quickly e-mailed the editor and publisher and was a little overboard with my criticism. The publisher wrote back and corrected me. I'm a little more careful as a result.

I could not stomach it, even if I did have the time.

I have not watched more than 3 minutes EVER of Obama and the only reason I ever watched Romney was to see Ron Paul in the debates.

Please everyone, help with this cause, my new full-time job...

http://www.dailypaul.com/257537/freedom-supporter-needs-your...

Those Issues Were Avoided Purposely, In My Opinion

Remember, that is why they have a pre selected moderator. Notice there were no discussions involving the Federal Reserve System..

Its all about controlling the debate material so that both candidates are not exposed or affected in true debate..

Last night, I purposely ignored watching the debates, knowing already how little substance would be allowed in this farce called a presidential debate...

It was a sham

They tried to make it seem like they were different, and the sheeple have a choice, but we know what is going on.

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Yup. Pepsi vs. Coke.

Yup. Pepsi vs. Coke.

While I want Perrier.

(metaphore)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Obama knows

that he is a fraud and has committed a felony with fake birth certificate and fake selective service card. Looks like he keeps going just out of the duty for his Democratic base and CIA backing.

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Fair list, for a saddening and worrisome assessment.

Fair list, for a saddening and worrisome assessment.

Yet, not completely desperate as long as us folks we stick around for this country, and stand against those criminals.

And of course, all last 15 items/issues can actually be condensed, simultaneously together, into the very 1st one alone.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius