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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I just think that may help, but what would really help is understanding that one does not print money to solve a deficit.  One cuts back and does not keep asking the taxpayers to help.  We need to audit the government by a CPA firm, and then make the cuts.  A

Feb 23, 2016 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
875,922
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

How about a decent grade in decency??

Feb 23, 2016 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Bob. I don't think any of the fools on the Hill took economics. The only thing that they understand is that there is an abundance of ink and paper.

Feb 23, 2016 05:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Oh crap...I dropped out of my first economics class. The first day the professor made it seem over my head. 

My grandfather ran a successful string of businesses up and down the Mississippi River and he didn't even graduate high school. He's my main motivation in life. 

People in his area wanted him to run for local boards and offices. He never did. He didn't like the politics. 

So I don't know is my answer. 

Feb 23, 2016 01:43 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm not sure anyone learns much at all in Economics 101!  But anyone in high office ought to surround himself with people with PhDs in Economics, if they don't have a grasp of the subject.

Feb 23, 2016 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

NO.

A good measure of common sense is all that is required.

Running for public office puts 'common sense requirement' in question. Lacking the common, it matters not what other qualifiers or letters are appended to the name.

Feb 23, 2016 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think a MPA is a requirement to get a public administrator job with local government.  Only US will allow a C student and a former cheer leader to be in office and bring us into a Great Recession.

Feb 23, 2016 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,424
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

A political question, how interesting.  Just ask any politician, they know how and what to spend our hard earned money on better than we do, that is as long as it isn't their money....

Feb 23, 2016 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the question.

Feb 23, 2016 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

How do you define decent?

Feb 23, 2016 06:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't think Econ 101 would handle our problem with candidates, Bob. wish is was that simple!

Feb 23, 2016 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Feb 23, 2016 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane sometimes some lessons are learn by experience!

No need to know about Economics to run for high office, unless the office has something to do with Economics.

Feb 23, 2016 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Maybe that would help...

Feb 23, 2016 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have any number of economics courses under my belt and an MBA in finance, and all I remember from Econ 101 was the theory of supply and demand. And what does one consider a decent grade? In our household our kids were told no grades under a B+ was considered decent. But some would consider a C a decent grade.

Feb 23, 2016 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Evidently not. Enough political comment!

Feb 23, 2016 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I wish !

Feb 23, 2016 07:06 PM
Rainer
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Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

 About a decent grade in social interaction.

Feb 23, 2016 07:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Let's add a few basic qualities: decency, compassion, wholesome, polite and maybe the ability to compromise with fellow human beings

Feb 23, 2016 06:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It could not hurt!

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It might help!!

Feb 23, 2016 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

You would think so!

Feb 23, 2016 11:25 AM
Rainer
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Should be

Feb 23, 2016 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think sit would be a good idea, but how could that be mandated?

Feb 23, 2016 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Bob Crane It helps. This is an excellent question.

Feb 24, 2016 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not necessarily. I would rather have a person with good common sense and the wisdom to know when to turn to others who have the expertise, then listen, learn and execute.

Feb 24, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No, this is America, so anyone should have the right to run for President.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have that right.  Where are all of the great people anyway?

Feb 24, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One would think it should be.  I'd also say civics and having read the constitution should be required.  Obviously not.

Feb 24, 2016 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

A good leader doesn't need to know everything, but needs to understand it and know how to select his advisers.

Feb 24, 2016 03:41 AM
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John Ferrier
Mortgage Network Solutions, LLC - West Chester, PA
20+ yrs as a consultative mortgage professional

When it's not their own money, they could understand Economic theory.  However, since they don't suffer the consequences of their poor choices, I think they don't care.

Feb 24, 2016 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, effective leadership experience is a good requirement.

Feb 24, 2016 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Bob, actually I would rather have ALL high school students in America  have a decent grade in ECONOMICS and AMERICAN HISTORY as a condition of earning that high school degree!

There has been a growing trend of censorship and de-emphasis on the importance of the principles that have made America the GREATEST nation on earth in the education curricula in the past three generations in school. 

Let's once again start at the ground floor and work our way up!

 

Feb 23, 2016 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

No, they should have run a for-profit business successfully for a long time. That's the best teacher of the market system that I  know of. And that is absolutely not an endorsement of DT!!!

 

The last thing we need is another Alice In Wonderland classroom idiot academician running our country...

 

 

Feb 23, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think they should all have had to hold a 9-5 job at one point!

Feb 23, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My take is that you will learn via repetition, involvment and Q & A...in other words, while you are running....

Feb 23, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainer
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Kevin Finch
Finch Commercial Realty - Plano, TX
Dallas and Fort Worth Tenant Representation

Why bother, just print more money to buy bonds to float the government. It has been working for generations. What could go wrong? An economics 101 coarse would get everyone confused and take away time from all the social events and fund raisers that must be attended.

Feb 23, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That and monthly ethics classes.

Feb 23, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Only if reading a lot of supply and demand charts is a requirement.

Feb 23, 2016 08:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Feb 23, 2016 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. What a brilliant idea, but sad that they haven't already mastered economics.

Feb 23, 2016 05:32 PM