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Romney appears to be gaffe-prone when it comes to foreign diplomacy. During the summer, he came over to Europe and upset a few people. He even managed to insult America's biggest ally in the region:

Certainly don't think calling for a trade war with China is the best idea at the moment...

General Discussion / Re: Saturday Night Live
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:54:54 pm »
Is there an alternative link to this? I can't view the hulu clip from the UK...

General Discussion / Re: Job Outlook
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:51:17 pm »
I'm not an American, but my own view regarding the creation of jobs in any country is to do with the fact that Big Business generally likes to achieve economies of scale so that they can create efficiencies that enable them to do more with fewer workers, while smaller businesses generally like to take on people as they grow. So, in short, Big Business likes to fire people while smaller businesses (when allowed) like to take on more people.

So, corporation tax regimes should favour smaller, growing companies - whether in the energy sector or other industries - while red tape that holds managers back from recruiting people should be scrapped for small firms. For example, here in the UK workers' rights such as maternity leave and greater job protection means that managers of small businesses need to think long and hard before they make a hiring decision. 

Sadly, politicians of all hues appear to see Big Business as their main constituency...

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