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At a nice to -- do you regret -- Battling it out hope for better job numbers at the end of it of course -- always hoping for a better job guys I'm curious your assessment and what it means long determine how reflects what's going on the economy now.
Well the numbers obviously were not good and yet the way there recording the numbers is even worse because it's actually which dropped everything -- The actual percentage should have gone up instead of down.
But regardless side there's nobody that saying the numbers were good.
-- say the way the record it I mean that's just the natural way that we have -- historically record the numbers like it isn't like there's some sort of game going and I went with the with the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Labor Department right.
Well the old days what you had jobless numbers you get real jobless not present today what you get and you don't know what they are you don't know what they represent.
People getting out of looking for a job because they're just tired of -- -- they can't find -- and all of a sudden those numbers aren't being recorded.
So people that gave up looking for a job in those numbers are no longer reflected not good and it's not accurate.
-- unemployment typically a leg indicator numbers weren't good last week the -- more disturbing is the sort of the sluggish numbered in numbers indicate that the economy is sluggish it's not robust it's not gonna recover quickly at least doesn't look like right now am -- right.
Well I've heard according to some of these so called great economist if there is such a thing.
-- that this is the weakest recovery that they've ever seen -- weakest one but they've seen at least since World War II.
So it is certainly not much of recovery if it's a recovery at all.
Our deal was signed.
That responsibility for the -- recovery to President Obama or just simply the way the difficulty of trying to get an economy up up and Rory and do you think that day eight president met -- would do they would do anything differently in terms of the robust -- the economy.
Well I think you have to give any president credit when things are good and you have to give them sort of a little bit of a scolding when things aren't so good and things are not good for the country would not.
A vibrant country like we once -- are as you know I just got back from Europe and I looked at different places and it's amazing -- -- that he's dug bullets but through the -- I went to the country of Georgia.
It's like everybody in the world is studying -- -- find out what they're doing they're going up like rocket ships.
And in the meantime we're going down and we're not you know we're not obviously done very well so.
Sort of -- think they took our old philosophy.
That -- they're really doing very well with that and I guess we can build velocity it would not doing so well.
Tried to take a -- you just used -- do you give President Obama a scolding.
And it isn't something that he is deliberately doing it or is is it an -- -- or is as bad luck because of violent nature of the economy what is it.
Well I don't -- use the -- -- what it comes to -- president he's trying to do something and nobody knows exactly what that is but I'm sure he does and it's sort of not working it's not working for the country is Starr working three jobs stopped working for employment.
And I think it's probably working for other countries because they're taking our jobs -- so many other countries.
-- doing what we used to do right here whether it's outsourcing.
Or whether it's certain countries making our products we just don't really make what we used to -- getting.
More Mac when you win that -- sluggish though is there anything different I know they've endorsed governor met Robbie but could he make a profile only.
Strategy or come up with a different idea would be profoundly different with in your opinion with if president Mitt Romney.
Well I think absolutely -- one thing he understands what China's doing for us -- one of the reasons I endorsed and as I watch what his stance was -- China.
It's really took place during one of the debates and then I realize that he's very strong -- and not allowing to China to China to get away with what they getting -- -- manipulation of their currency making it impossible for us to do business with them.
But the reverse is always say you know like -- like we're a bunch of taxis and I saw this so that's one thing.
I know his stance on OPEC is very strong but more importantly I know his -- -- drilling and taking indeed.
-- energy that we have right under -- it is very very that would make a huge difference in this country.
You mentioned China would you have handled the issue -- that -- -- -- -- ongoing issue with the blind Chinese dissident give me your assessment of how that's been handled by the United States.
Well look I think we are devoting more time -- dissident and we don't know -- specific we don't know does he loves this country it is he'd not he's certainly using the country very well.
I'd rather devote more time to what they're doing -- is economically because they're trying to destroy is economically.
-- -- worrying about their dissidents.
Because we don't know this dissident we have no idea who he is and what he represents.
And yet we're willing to take go to war over at this individual dissident.
But when it comes to themselves -- out trillions of dollars of our country we're not willing to do much about that -- I think we have our priorities a little bit turned around.
So that nobody grabs it sound -- of misuse it by aiming go to war need to fight Alina real war over this one -- it yet you know mean to suggest it.
It's not a war with bullets but it's certainly a war maybe -- it ends up with bullets because frankly they're building a military like you wouldn't believe.
They're building and -- -- to try to do it very quietly.
But their building and -- championships like nobody ever thought was possible.
So -- probably I used the war in a financial sense and an economic sense at least for.
-- supposed to supposed to of that -- have your president or governor Romney your -- -- president and we got the call we're in China.
That that -- got the call that would this dissident needs to go get picked up items picked up apparently brought.
Picked up by -- brought the US embassy and what I've just read recently and the wires he showed up at the US embassy bleeding profusely.
And that the State Department feared that Dennehy an advanced case of colon cancer so -- as soon as it could gap to the hospital not does that anyways don't complicate things how you would -- -- -- in terms of how this -- develop because a lot people are very critical.
Early some people policy and -- -- -- human rights is always very import.
But how many countries -- we going to be running.
If you're talking about human rights we -- dame right off the -- twenty countries that are probably worst that China if that's possible so we supposed to be running the world in the meantime we have sixteen bit trillion dollars in debt.
We don't know what we're doing we're losing a fortune every year trading with people that we used to -- and now we're losing two of every single want -- -- so.
You know rarely are we -- be the policeman of morality for the rest of our lives throughout the world I don't think we can do that.
So giving -- aren't it was so do you -- and how would you have handled.
I would have ignored anything I would have said look you know let's get going here what's going on -- don't you know when you say colon cancer is the first I've heard about what he's a very young guy.
But it's certainly the first I've heard of that one but.
You know somebody walks into our embassy it was supposed to end up fighting like hell for the person we don't know with the person this.
And it it just says that they suspected at all that he is bleeding they don't they add up there's been an official diagnosis but that's their what is set -- the chain of events descendant of the hospital apparently aren't.
We can't beat them morality.
-- -- -- for every single nation throughout the world that what they do and how they do it and how they treat their people.
We have enough time treating our people fairly.
Do you see some -- a link -- between having a robust economy.
Mean strong economically and been very successful in the world and thus having some sort of almost moral leadership -- the those connected to.
I think they're connected I think if we were the country that we were.
That we used to be where China respected us and try to be like us and many other country respected us.
You wouldn't have these kind of problems they still -- -- the word respect is very very important.
You wouldn't have the kind of problems.
There is a total lack of respect for our country that frankly until a number of years ago we never had we were on top but -- We're not on the top of the -- anymore would not respected as a nation like we once were and if we work things like this wouldn't be happening with such regularity.
-- out last night at Charles Barkley who is an analyst for TNT.
At the Celtics hawks game.
And as a game that governor Mitt Romney attended he said this -- and not.
Over the broadcast let me play -- sound -- for you get your thought.
That's at the David Ball rather like -- -- very bad we go to did you let the drama in November Baltic the first well like kissing my demise.
Are you going back home -- Any promise or mixing sports broadcast staying.
Comments about it is that all good fun and good politics to -- probably.
Throughout your house as a friend of mine is actually a great guy and he's having body obviously he's supporting President Obama has -- -- a little fun.
-- there are many bad things said about Obama many bad things said about -- me.
And that's just the way it is I know -- a great guy and he means nothing by it other -- obviously is not supporting -- -- -- I think surprising -- over the weekend there is a new French president.
Present Sarkozy lost the election.
How is that going to change things -- -- -- prediction.
Well the big question is how Long -- Carla Bruni stay it was suckers because -- that's to be the big question okay have all of that.
How Long Will generally that's not -- -- prediction allies like we'll stick.
Personally I don't think too long but these are minor details okay.
Will see what happens with France France has a very very.
New and untested product.
-- it's not going to be I think a very good -- for for the free world as we know what it's stuck it to be a very good thing for entrepreneurship.
It's not going to be a very good thing for free enterprise this is somebody that wants to.
Tax people into oblivion I think it's going to be very negative much more negatives that a lot of people are saying.
Aren't we it's very important to us is -- not how Europe does financial and had the -- -- global economies so for better for worse whirling together.
And do you see in the change in.
France and the course the impact it might have with the chancellor.
Merkel in Germany do you see that is have is there any big sort of European effect that -- then have an impact on us.
Well I think it's very negative for the world I think it's very negative or the part of the world that we know but just remember.
These countries are bound together they all got together in order to -- the United States.
They wanted to create something as big or bigger than the United States so they could do Airbus and they could do lots of different companies that would.
Compete against borrowing and other car companies -- Don't what you look at what's really happening and upset -- long time and I've said it loud and clear we have a chance to even go -- bigger and better if they get weaker.
But we'll see what happens in the meantime.
Germany is trying to take over the world.
They weren't able to do it militarily.
And I think a lot of countries are gonna go back to -- -- currency and I think the Euro is gonna go the way of dust I don't think the euro's going to be around to lock.
You can't oppose this kind of austerity and people went -- people aren't used to adapt depression can do that.
What the depression comes if that should happen.
-- -- everybody gets it but you can't have somebody is doing very well that's living in a palace -- by the way for now what everybody's gonna get asked.
It's just doesn't work that way -- a -- human standpoint.
I remembering let me grab a question initially set to serve a historic sense to be said that Germany didn't take over the world world militarily which us it was a historic reference they say they're trying to do it economically.
If you look at what's happening with the Euro was dominating it and who's buying out the dead and who's the one really calling the shots it's Germany they're doing unbelievably well as a country.
They are doing very well because of the Euro at what's happened.
But other countries whether -- Spain or Italy or certainly Greece I guess would be the worst -- You look at what's going on within I'm not blaming jeopardy but I think -- terrible mistake going into the Europe they should have kept their currency.
Something out but you look at what's going on Germany is dominating the Euro and I think Germany -- it but they may be -- to -- Spain has unemployment record right now 24% which is horribly you've got Italy you got Greece.
You've got a change in leadership in France.
And do see Germany as ever when you say that the -- take or economically do you see this are trying to sort of help -- the economy Western Europe and and all the nations and the EU worry see them as try to take it over I'm trying to understand what you mean.
I think -- he's trying to help Germany and I think that's sort what is you know one of the primary creators and the primary creator of the -- to start off what's.
And again this was done not for the betterment of the United States this was done for the betterment of Germany and those countries.
That participated so they could better compete with the United States.
So now it's going bad I think it's an experiment that has to -- well see what happens but I think many of the currencies that many of the countries will go back.
-- their own currency.
The enthusiasm factor in the 2012 election and tell -- if you think that this is any indicator President Obama spoke to that made this announcement on Saturday and then eighteen -- read only fourteenth showed -- course was competing with a big hockey game we have got -- -- they've got governor Romney who is we've got a very -- Doug is he's got a big -- -- -- get the tea parties -- -- -- the evangelicals -- got the others when this party.
Do C 2012.
As either candidate been able to get that incredible enthusiasm.
To get voters out the vote.
I look I think is going to be enthusiasm on both sides I don't think the president what happened kind of enthusiasm that he had four years ago.
You had the unit that was oral going crazy over changed now they've got to change in this saying wow is this what change is all about.
Not work it.
But I do think they'll be enthusiasm on both sides I can tell you from the Mitt Romney standpoint there's tremendous enthusiasts.
At what should be -- better strategic.
Choice for governor Romney is vice president somebody who has a background of politics or -- -- -- background in business in recognition of the fact that he himself as a business guy.
I don't think you could answer the question I think there's some great people would politics some great people in business I don't think you could actually achieved have to be specific.
There -- some people that I think would be tremendous I don't wanna go into it right now but there -- some people that I think really could be great and I think there -- -- people.
-- tremendous minefields around them -- would not be good it would not be a good choice but.
There are some people that really both of politics and in business that would be terrific.
Arguably the biggest of the -- that I got to ask you that I can't tell you that but maybe earlier today but there are so there's no question that it.
Analysts say that for another day -- -- thank his eyes thank you very much Greta.