Small Business De...
Follow
Find
10.3K views | +5 today
 
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
onto Small Business Development
Scoop.it!

18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush | Politics News | Rolling Stone

18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
The Republican challenger tries to distance himself from Dubya, but the facts tell a different story...

 

Mitt Romney clearly wants to run away from the Bush legacy of unnecessary war, budget-busting tax cuts for the rich and economic collapse. When a town-hall debate questioner finally forced the GOP nominee to directly compare himself to Dubya earlier this week, Romney insisted: "President Bush and I are different people." But place the two men's biographies side by side, and the similarities that emerge are not just striking, they're uncanny.

 

Here are 18 ways that Willard Mitt Romney is just like George Walker Bush:

 

1. They were both born to fathers named George.

 

George Romney was an auto industry executive and the governor of Michigan. George H.W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States.

 

2. Each has a patrician initial, W., in his name.

 

Romney's W. is for Willard, honoring J. Willard Marriott, the hotels magnate and his father's dear friend. Bush's W. is for Walker, honoring his great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, a famous financier for whom golf's Walker Cup is named.

 

3. Their fathers were prominent executives before embarking on careers in politics.

 

George Romney was CEO of American Motors in Detroit. George H.W. Bush was a millionaire oilman, the president of Zapata Off-Shore in Texas.

 

4. As boys, both were brought up by beloved housekeepers of color.

 

The Romney family employed Birdie Nailing, an African-American woman. The Bushes relied on Paula Rendón, an immigrant from Mexico.

 

5. Both summered at waterfront estates in New England.

 

Romney kicked back at the Marriott compound on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Bush vacationed at his family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

 

6. Each attended an elite all-male prep school.

 

Romney is an alum of Cranbrook School for Boys in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

 

7. Because neither excelled at sports, both became cheerleaders.

 

Romney was the caretaker of the Cranbrook cheerleading squad's mascot, a duck. At Andover, Bush knew his way around a megaphone.

 

8. Each received mediocre grades in high school.

 

Romney was not known as a standout student (a 1961 report card obtained by the Boston Globe showed two Bs, a C and a B+). Bush lived in fear of flunking out.

 

9. Both rode their pedigrees to elite universities.

 

Romney, by then the son of Michigan's governor, was accepted by Stanford – where his friends teased him as "just not qualified." Bush was a legacy admission to Yale.

 

10. Both graduated with degrees in the liberal arts.

 

Romney was an English major. Bush majored in history.

 

11. Each dodged service in Vietnam.

 

Romney received draft deferments related to his Mormon mission to France. Bush served stateside in the Texas Air National Guard.

 

12. Their fathers each lost a prominent bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

 

George Romney unsuccessfully contested Richard Nixon in 1968. George Herbert Walker Bush went up against Ronald Reagan in 1980.

 

13. Both dads' campaigns were defined by a reference to the paranormal.

 

George Romney's 1968 campaign collapsed after he blamed his prior support for the Vietnam war on "brainwashing." George H.W. Bush was trounced in 1980 after referring to Ronald Reagan's tax-cut plan as "voodoo economics."

 

14. They attended Harvard Business School at the same time.

 

Romney received his MBA in 1974, Bush in 1975.

 

15. Each lost his first race for national elected office.

 

Romney was defeated in his Senate race against Ted Kennedy in 1994. Bush lost a House bid in Texas in 1978.

 

16. Each became governor of his adopted home state.

 

Romney went on to win in Massachusetts in 2002. Bush unseated Texas governor Ann Richards in 1994.

 

17. As governors, each championed an issue dear to Democrats.

 

Romney reformed health care in Massachusetts. Bush reformed education in Texas.

 

18. Both campaigned for president on an "across-the-board" tax cut – and promised it wouldn't explode the deficit.

 

Romney's tax-cut math just doesn't add up. The last time America took a faith-based plunge on this kind of tax policy, Bush turned a $5 trillion projected surplus into $5 trillion in new debt.

more...
No comment yet.
Small Business Development
Developing Small Businesses
Curated by TheIWC_AJA
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

(East Providence, RI, USA; Sunday, June 1, 2014) #Joy!

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal! 2 Corinthians 9, which focuses on the joy of giving, precedes 2 Corinthians 10, whose subject is “Diligence and Excellence” in obedience and the ability to overcome obstacles.

 “Diligence and Excellence,” is the strategy to accomplish any task; how you employ these synergistic forces: “Diligence and Excellence” is the “scorecard” to obtain your #Success reward!

It is a beautiful thing (thang) to know; believe; receive; trust; obey; speak; say; do; and, meditate on your Success strategy. Why? This is the method of how to be “Free” of all cares and worries.

The Image Works Corporation, your Rhode Island headquartered “Positive” Media Communications business.

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Friday, August 22, 2014. Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

It is a beautiful thing (thang) to know; understand; believe; receive; trust; obey; speak; say; do; meditate on; and, Zoë in the truth of your Success strategy. Why [?] This is the method of how to be “Free” of all cares and worries.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

“The Advantage of being ‘Uniquely You”

 

(East Providence, RI, USA, Wednesday, August 20, 2014. ) When a Master Designer, in the process of creating a masterpiece, changes colors and patterns at different intervals, in order to create the image that the Master Designer has in their Vision, would we who are the onlookers (witnesses) label it a “Failure?” Of course the answer is, “no.”

 

Consider, why do we who are in God’s “Process of Life,” label the incremental development (The Some 30, 60, Some 100 Fold, and, Newness of Life) of others in their “Change Process/Developmental stages” a failure? 

 

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014. The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience... Consider.. Why do we who are in God’s “Process of Life,” label the incremental development (The Some 30, 60, Some 100 Fold, and, Newness of Life) of others in their “Change Process/Developmental stages” a failure? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

Complete JOY… Complete JOY… Complete JOY, My JOY is complete… How is your Joy? It is written, John 15:11.

Jesus said, “It is finished.” This is how I know My JOY is complete.

How is your JOY? #Rejoice. Luke 10:19 and 20. 

#TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation

Happy Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014.

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience 

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

My JOY is complete… How is your Joy?  #JOHN1511.

#TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation.

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014.Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon.

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience 

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by TheIWC_AJA from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Unusual and Useful Twitter Search and Filtering Techniques

Unusual and Useful Twitter Search and Filtering Techniques | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

If you follow more than a handle of accounts, your Twitter stream can quickly become a firehose of irrelevant information. Because of this, many veteran users never visit their stream. Instead, they create lists or run saved searches.


Here are a few other options to help you filter your Twitter stream for more useful, relevant, information....


Via Jeff Domansky
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 31, 7:33 PM

Your Twitter stream can quickly become a firehose. Turn down the noise with these excellent Twitter search and filtering techniques.

Rescooped by TheIWC_AJA from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Why Instagram Ads Could be Huge for Facebook's Mobile Empire

Why Instagram Ads Could be Huge for Facebook's Mobile Empire | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
It's still unclear when Instagram ads will become widely available to marketers. Facebook doesn't appear to be in a hurry to make purchasing and placing Instagram promos an automated experience, instead maintaining that its so-called white glove service to a few dozen Fortune 500 brands will remain the status quo.

Via Jeff Domansky
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 31, 7:16 PM

Facebook considers its next moves with huge revenue on the horizon for Instagram ads.

Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Tweet from @SenSanders

Tweet from @SenSanders | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
The Senate is now voting on the Sanders-Miller veterans care legislation. http://t.co/0isu6EbOuo
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Commission finalises new CAP reform direct payment rules - News, analysis and expert comment on the CAP, agriculture, agribusiness, farm trade and the food industry worldwide

Commission finalises new CAP reform direct payment rules - News, analysis and expert comment on the CAP, agriculture, agribusiness, farm trade and the food industry worldwide | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
RT @Tim_AgraEurope: #Commission finalises new #CAPreform direct payment rules: http://t.co/DLwUb0Jbwi #CAP
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

4 Leadership Skills You Need, No Matter How High You Rank

In a recent survey, researchers found these abilities are essential whether you're a middle manager or the CEO.
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Investing Successfully in Technology

From 3D printing to wearable internet devices, technology is changing how we live and work. It's giving investors a reason to smile, too. In the video, Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment...
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

North Carolina Offer to Purchase and Contract - PDFfiller

North Carolina Offer to Purchase and Contract - PDFfiller | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Do your due diligence with NC standard form 2-T! Facilitate the signing and tracking of North Carolina Offer to Purchase and Contract using PDFfiller. (What does 'due diligence' mean in North Carolina?
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

DOWNLOAD Boachsoft Finance 2012 FULL VERSION

Download link: http://litle.me/342633 Boachsoft Finance 2012 new Boachsoft Finance 2012 netload Boachsoft Finance 2012 keygen Boachsoft Finance 2012 serial Boachsoft Finance ...
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

2014 Big Ten media days roundtable - ESPN (blog)

2014 Big Ten media days roundtable - ESPN (blog) | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Bleacher Report
2014 Big Ten media days roundtable
ESPN (blog)
CHICAGO -- Big Ten media days are in the books and the countdown to the 2014 season can officially begin.
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Entities

Entities | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
According to IRS, a “closely held” corporation has more than 50% of its stock owned by 5 or fewer individuals: http://t.co/UqYnFCcJFi
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy June 30!  #Joy! The Image Works Corporation, “Positive” Media Communications; #Prosper.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014. Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience  God is Love… Glorious Perfect Love. With this understanding, when does God allow “hate” in His Presence… never! As a matter-of-fact, God commands respect and; thus, the Man (male and female) response would be repentance to maintain the Glorious Perfect Love relationship with The Eternal Living God.

 

Do not allow unforgiveness to consume you. Remember, the atomic measurement of Glorious Perfect Love is still love or by Man’s (male and female) observation may be labeled, “like.”

 

“Be Empowered To Prosper.” 

Thank You, Cartier (Photo credit).

 

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014. Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon.

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience . God is Love… Glorious Perfect Love. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

Introducing... Miss Way too Fierce and totally got it going on...

Superstar, Production Cook, Future Restauranteur,

Epiphany Brittanya Smith.

The princess of The Image Works Corporation.

#WorkThat!  Thank you, #T.D.Jakes.

#TheImageWorksCorporation, #TheJOY!

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Friday, August 22, 2014.

Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

TheKingdomofHisDearSon experience   Did you know [?]

God’s #empowerment::blessing to Man: male and female is

#TheWord… especially, spoken, #Beloved. #3John2.

#TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation. #NowBelieve!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

The Image Works Blog

The Image Works Blog | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

20The Blessing of The Lord maketh rich and He adds no sorrow with it. It is written Proverbs 10:22. Do you believe?  I believe. So, when is the last time you were sorrowful? Me? It’s been a while.

#The JOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation. 

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon.

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience 

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Thursday, August 28, 2014.. Welcome to… #TheKingdomofHisDearSon

The Kingdom of His Dear Son experience Is #prospering a #TopPriority for #You?

It is for #God, Beloved. #3John2. #TheJOY! #TheImageWorksCorporation.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by TheIWC_AJA from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns

Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

With each passing day, PR is being nudged away from the familiar comfort of text-based communications to more visual forms of communications, especially in digital campaigns. 

Today, among other platforms, Pinterest must be part of your social PR campaign strategy, especially if your target audience is female. It’s easy to dismiss Pinterest as a site where women just share pictures of fashion and food, but do so at your peril. Consider this: 

• One-third of the women in the U.S. use Pinterest, according to Pew Research Center’sSocial Media Update 2013.
• 85 percent of the estimated 40.1 million monthly Pinterest users in the United States in 2014 are female.
• New data from social sharing service ShareThis shows that for the first time, Pinterest outpaced email to become the third-most popular sharing channel in the fourth quarter of 2013.
• Pinterest is the channel of choice for moms, who share three times more than the average user, according to MarketingLand.com.


Still need to be convinced? Here are three examples of creative and effective PR campaigns using Pinterest as a central communications hub: 


Via Jeff Domansky
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 31, 7:20 PM

Pinterest and PR can be a winning combination when integrated as these three successful campaigns show.

Rescooped by TheIWC_AJA from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Brands Jump the Sharknado With Whirlwind of Fishy Pun Tweets | AdWeek

Brands Jump the Sharknado With Whirlwind of Fishy Pun Tweets | AdWeek | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Don't act surprised. You knew it was coming, and the brands knew it was coming. The bad-on-purpose Sharknado 2: The Second One premiered last night on Syfy, and people watched it.

Via Jeff Domansky
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 31, 7:08 PM

It's not to late for your brand to Jump the Sharknado 2 too! ;-)

Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Arup | Thoughts | Legislation is making BIM happen

Arup | Thoughts | Legislation is making BIM happen | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
RT @ArupThoughts: How can we unlock the full potential of #BIM? A change in procurement mindsets http://t.co/om3A6il82h http://t.co/9HoQZer…
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Twitter: the future's bright - but more like Facebook than ever

Twitter: the future's bright - but more like Facebook than ever | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Twitter’s quarterly results were unexpectedly positive, but its plans point to ditching replies and moving to a Facebook-style curated feed.
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy August 1! The #Confident Soul is not self-trusting. The #Confident Soul anchors itself in #Truth. #TheImageWorksCorporation #TheJOY! #Zoë. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent

Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent http://t.co/WOr6Gdo0xu #Technology
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires - Fortune

Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires - Fortune | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires
Fortune
Last month, it was revealed that Toyota had plans to release a plug-in electric Prius in 2016 that needed no plug at all to recharge, thanks to wireless technology from a U.S.
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Cold War Strategy: US hits Russian energy & finance sectors with more sanctions

The United States announced a new round of sanctions against Moscow, accusing the Kremlin of supporting anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine and threatening to cripple the Russian economy....
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

Life at Dell: Finance Development Program

Dell's Finance Development Program (FDP) is a two-year career development program that allows entry-level team members in Global Finance to participate in six-month rotations to build their...
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, July 30!

Words Have Power… “What Do You Say About You?”

Align your worth and your yield via The Law of Return in your “Words.” #TheImageWorksCorporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

See The Love

See The Love | Small Business Development | Scoop.it

1 John 3:1Amplified Bible (AMP

See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God!

And so we are!

The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

#JOY! #TRUTH

I SEE it in my Vision;

I Believe it in my Mission;

I Have it in my Reality; #Prosper.

The Image Works Corporation

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by TheIWC_AJA
Scoop.it!

3 Small Businesses That Found Social Media Success

3 Small Businesses That Found Social Media Success | Small Business Development | Scoop.it
Here are 3 small businesses that have found social media success. Learn how they found success on social media.
TheIWC_AJA's insight:

Happy June 30!  #Joy! The Image Works Corporation, “Positive” Media Communications; #Prosper.

more...
No comment yet.