If Mitt has the gravitas, the experience, the insight to be president, then we should be hearing a list of his accomplishments and plans.
About Bain Capital -- that was about wealt increasing, not job-increasing. And even with the steel mill that he boasts about in an ad, Bain put in about 16 million and the federal government about twice that much. Maybe that was a good project -- I don't know -- but it sure goes against the general theme of not needing government intervention.
There are two well recognized methods of electing legislatures: single-member districts and proportional representation. Both provide something, of course, otherwise they wouldn’t be used, but they also both have shortcomings.
The world is mine to shepherd; I shall not want.
It maketh me to lie down in green-inked pastures:
It leadeth me beside filling coffers.
It restoreth my gold:
It leadeth me in the paths of richness for my name’ sake.
Our Benefactor, who bestows from heaven,
praise thee for hallowing our names.
These Kingdoms’ sums,
is thy will being done,
on earth – as it pleases us like heavens.
Give us this pay as we daily tread.
And guide us in our trampling,
as we oppress those who rise against us.
And lead us not among the meek,
but deliver us from their evil.
I think that Mr. Douthat (Bad Religion) has rightly pointed out the avoidance of the challenges Christianity presents (whether our personal decisions are "righteous") about personal responsibility, but he seems to downplay the challenges to religious institutionalism itself, that I think is also a core lessons of Christ's message and life. Responsibility is personal and private, while judgment belongs to God alone, and compassion should be unconditional, I argue.
Life, liberty, and justice have become market commodities available only to the highest bidder. 1963, Democracy ended in the United States of America. Militarism with the war profiteer ushered in a behind the curtain ruling council, later joined with the Federal Reserve they became The Supreme Council. Economic Royalist, kind words from F. D. R., when “fascist” ‘twas their wish.
Looking at what Bain Capital did here through the cold, calculated, self-interested eye of the predatory capitalist, you can see its brilliance, but it’s a sad commentary on the system we embrace. People that do this have just figured how to game the system. I still don’t understand how the skills exhibited in this kind of work translates into governing.