How would you score the President on his term?

In the upcoming elections we are going to be faced with a choice, vote for the new guy with promises of a new beginning and economic recovery, or vote for the current President who has had three years to fulfill his promises of change. The choice we make will either render our nation useless or create a pillar of recovery. So, how do we choose? well, if we were to consider this as a corporate decision, the choice would become more clear. In many corporations around the world, it is the years behind you and ensure that you stay as corporate CEO or end-up in the unemployment line. As voters, we should be worried more about the guy who has had the time and resources to improve our economic status. It is now the job of the people to score the President on his accomplishments during his term.

In the corporate world, CEO’s are rated based on their ability to help a corporation grow, and their ability to handle corporate mishaps and economic downfalls. President Obama promised the American People several things, one of these things was the creation of jobs. How has President Obama done on creating Jobs? Well, so far overall we have lost more jobs than were created. One fix offered by President Obama in the first years of his term was to produce temporary jobs in the government reconstruction efforts. As all American know now, that program was a complete failure and a costly one. The President also offered to save some corporations that he believed would help create jobs, one such example was the investment of millions of dollars into green technologies, more specifically the Solar industry. The investment cost the tax payers millions and all they got was a number of bankrupt solar companies. The President favored the bailout of several corporations here in the U.S. instead many companies used that money to fund overseas operations. There has been a great deal of talk from the President on how his rival will only work to help the Rich, this is comical, specially since the President spent millions in his first year helping large corporations survive economically and many resulted in failure, taking millions with them.

It is clear that the focus of the new guy should be at best based on his successes and failures, at  best because he is incoming and we have yet to see what he can bring, but the focus on the President should be entirely on his failures and successes, mainly because he was given the opportunity to find the problems and seek solutions and apply those solutions. In my next posting we will continue talking about how to score the president.


Looking past the window shades in politics

The current battle between Presidential candidate Romney and President Obama has created a flood of blinding topics. In the news we see groups calling for the tax information on Romney, while others continue to make a big deal about President Obama’s birth certificate and College transcripts. The problem is that everyone is taking their eye’s of the real issues at hand. Who earned more and who paid taxes, or who went to school where are nothing more than distractions. We need to see beyond these distractions and look at the real issues. How are we going to get this economy in check, President Obama promised smaller government and instead we got a bigger government with more legislative powers. President Obama promised more jobs by helping companies to grow, but instead he helped pass more environmental laws that restrict growth and reduce job creation. President Obama promised decreased spending, and in fact spent more money on failed projects than ever before increasing our total deficit by trillions. President Obama promised Obama care, and yes we got this, but many experts claim that it will only worsen our citizens health care. Now we have Romney, making claims that he will be able to fix our economy. So far it is truly unclear how this will be done in his part, it is easy to throw plans out in the wild, but in reality it is very hard to implement these plans without a true understanding of the state of our economy and real financial figures from all areas of our government system.

What the American people need is someone to tell us the truth, tell us how you have no real idea how to fix the system until you can see the real economic data, not just the final numbers. The country needs someone who can come out and tells us, where all the problems are at, and how we can fix each problem at a time. In the real world, solutions are found after taking all the necessary steps to find every single problem and then a solution is presented, and not by presenting a solution before you even have a true idea of where all the problems are located. I want to hear only one thing from these candidates in their political ads, how exactly do they plan to fix the economy, give me raw data, and stop blaming each other on how much they are making or on where they come from or how they messed up in the past. I want to see how you can learn from you past failures and fix today’s and tomorrows problems.