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Published: Friday, June 3 2011 12:21 p.m. MDT

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Mitt Romney points to job numbers as proof Obama fails' - Title

Of course he does.

Because if he pointed to the 50,000 troops out of Iraq, or the zero troops in Libya, or the death of Osama Bin Laden under Obama's leadership, Romney would look foolish.

*'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10
'Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there.'

*'Gadhafi asks Obama to stop' - By Matthew Lee - AP - Published by DSNews - 04/06/2011

*Bin Ladens death boosts Navy Seal museum in Fla By Matt Sedensky AP Published by DSNews 05/31/11

I will admit the jobless numbers...

are 1% higher than what Obama inhertied.

Clinton: Unemployment 4%
Bush: Unemployment 8%
Obama: To date: Unemployment...9.1%

Ms Molli
Bountiful, Utah

So Romney? What have you personally done over the past few years to create more jobs? Why is this just the President's responsibility? Why isn't it the responsibility of every adult in this country to do what they can to improve the economy? What have you been doing Romney? Aren't actions more important than words? Your followers seem to want to sell you as some sort of economic genius -- I'd like to know how many jobs your genius has created over the past 2-3 years. Why wait until you are President to do this?

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

I feel it's people like Mitt Romney that failed us all. Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO blasted President Barack Obama's leadership abilities saying Obama could not run one Godfather's pizza restaurant. But would he bring this up also?. Speaker Boehner thinks he's is correct on the economics?. Then share this with Paul Ryan and the Republicans in the House. Social Security Trust Fund in bad shape due to government stealing the funds. Coburn says under Democrat and Republican Presidencies and Democrat and Republican Congresses, they have all stolen money from the social security trust fund. The Oklahoma Republican says the money is gone and has been spent for another purpose. t was supposed to be spent exclusively for Social Security, but the money from the social security tax hike went into the general fund. That money went into the pockets of rich people who got income tax cuts. The cap needs to be lifted so that people who are millionaires are paying more on their social security. If that change was made social security would be fixed for eternity and there would be enough revenue for decades and decades down the road.

Earl
Sandy, UT

This and so many articles highlight Romney's criticisms of Obama's economic report card, but have little to say about Romney's plan for reviving the economy. As far as I can tell, he has a 3-pronged approach: lower taxes for business, a reduced government bureaucracy and a ceiling on federal spending (yawn).

What this tells me is that Romney, like just about every other candidate (except Ron Paul), ignores the ground-breaking work of Hayek whose Nobel Prize-winning research explained the causes and cures of the business cycle, recessions and depressions. Romney relies on supply-side economics (tax cuts) to create prosperity. What he doesn't realize is that supply-side economics is just the flip-side of demand-side economics. Both depend upon the ruse of an artificial stimulus, while ignoring the game-changing impact of fluctuations in the money supply, fractional reserve banking and fiat money.

He and others seem to think that those elements are natural parts of the economy. They're as natural to the economy as steroids, heroin and alcohol are to the human body. And they have just about the same unhealthy effects.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Romney is no different from the predatory mortgage flippers who killed our economy. Romney's Bain Capital was a flipping operation. Buy a company on margin, fire all the employees so the cash flow and balance sheets look stunning, and then sell it off at a huge profit. There is literally no new value created. I am personally acquainted with a few of his private capital buddies, and I can tell you this is their philosophy. Romney is all empty ambition and greed and personal entitlement.

seer
kaysville, ut

Sometimes changing the economy is pretty boring stuff....but it works. Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy. Mitt might be boring, but he will put America back to work. At least he has had a job!

Aggielove
Junction city, Oregon

He cant and wont win. His delivery is soft and his success does nothing for the comon man. I like him, but people are poor right now, and his image doesnt work. What we need is a no garbage war hero, with guts and brains.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy.' - seer | 10:01 a.m. June 3, 2011

*Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By Tom Raum 10/03/08

*'Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues' - By Ryan Witt - Examiner - 12/17/10
'Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even though TARP was signed into law by President Bush on October 3rd of 2008.'

*'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times
'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

* 'Senate Republicans - again - kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/30/10

Sokol
Las Vegas, NM

What is really disturbing is that Romney said that the mandates of individuals to buy insurance is legal in his eyes as long as it is at the state level. So, the mandate, which many people detest is all right as long as it comes from the state...It still forces people to buy something that they do not want. I will not vote for him. He does not get it...He is a slick politician that is part of the establishment....I feel sick...I hope he is not the Republican nominee. The state mandate is based on the illegal, fraudulent judicial claim, made originally in the footnote of a 1938 federal case, called 'compelling state interest.' This too is devoid of reality. It is a misinterpretation of English common law....it means a 'breach of the king's peace'. The last I heard we were not part of a monarchy. We should be compelled to restore checks and balances between the people and the judiciary, while restoring our rights as citizens. Romney is just a Repubocrat...There is little difference between him and Democrats.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

Pagan,

'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times
'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

If this makes you upset, then I'm sure you're hopping mad at President Obama who has increased the national debt by roughly the same amount in just over 2 years (compared to 8).

Then again, I'm fairly sure that this recent spending surge doesn't both you quite as much.

And to think - all that spending and the unemployment rate STILL increases.

BYU Blue
Ferron, UT

@sokol, if you want to drive a car you have to have a drivers license. if you want to own and operate a car on state roads you have to buy car insurance. what do you have to say about those kind of mandates?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

"Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy. "

17 straight months of private sector job gains for a president who inherited 700k/month job losses is sabotaging the economy? Wow, I guess you all are right, Obama is a terrible president... he can't even sabotage an economy when he's trying to.

As for jobs... if Republicans think Obama is so terrible at this... take some initiative. I mean they do control the house after all... and I thought priorities 1, 2, and 3 for Boehner were jobs, jobs, and jobs.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Romney has created more wealth and jobs than barack has created in wealth and jobs. The key word is CREATE. barack only knows how to take and steal from others and call it personal growth and wealth. That's just a left wing definition. Same thing with communists russia, north korea, cuba, china and others.

Steal from the rich, put down the poor, and use all of the resources and money for themselves. Do you really think obama is going to give money to the peasants? Look at the black unemployment rate, it has doubles since he went into office. It will only increase as he strips the wealth from people who actually know how to create wealth.

The majority of Americans are not pleased with obamas stimulus, money printing, spreading wealth, and decline of home values. Along with his left wing radical social issues....if you thought the last elections were bad for him, wait until November 2012!

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Okay Romney what is your plan to fix the economy and create jobs? Will you follow the lead of fellow Republicans and promote more tax cuts for Corporations despite the fact that many are posting record profits and paid no federal taxes last year? Will you continue the tax cuts for upper levels of income which add to the debt? Will you stop unemployment checks as Republican governors have, despite the fact that they are significantly more stimulative than tax cuts? Will you cut food stamps despite their stimulative effect? Do you support continuing oil subsidies? What is your plan to reduce healthcare costs ie. Medicare/Medicaid?

Just a few questions...

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

So Obama fans....where are all those "shovel ready" jobs that he promised during his campaign? Turns out there was NOT ONE shovel ready job. It was all talk! Just to get your vote. Just like all the other empty things he gave us.

Why don't we move the US borders to 1958 time frame and make this guy illegal.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Romney has created more wealth and jobs than barack has created in wealth and jobs. The key word is CREATE.' - Liberal Ted | 11:29 a.m. June 3, 2011

Yeah!

Because Ted said so!

Sarasm off.

Ted, please provide the source, quote, perhaps a date, that shows the jobs Mitt Romney has created side-by-side with Obama.

Or is this more 'we have troops in Libya' claims?

*'Few jobs added in May' - By Christopher S. Rugaber - AP - Published by DSnews - 06/03/11

onyx1950
West Jordan, UT

Romney has my Vote. I encourage all conservatives accross the country to suppoart Romney. He will get America back to work. He will cut government waste and support our troops.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Hey Mr. Romney, in case it has slipped your mind, the Bush tax cut extension was supposed to create jobs and save our economy. I just do not see how that, despite of over a hundred years of making that same argument, you Republicans still believe the American people are so foolish. Where's the beef to support that propaganda? If only Casey Anthony could have realized her potential as a right wing political pundit, we could be watching else right now.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

pagan,
BO inherited a 7.7% unemployment rate, it's now 9.1% That is more than the 1% increase you state.

the combat troops leaving Iraq are leaving under the timetable BUSH set. You fail to mention that or BO's now-illegal involvement in Lybia.

"If the 529,000 missing workers had been out scavenging for a job without success, the unemployment rate would have been 9.3 percent in April, not the reported rate of 9 percent. And if the participation rate were as high as it was when the recession began, 66 percent, in December 2007, the unemployment rate could have been as high as 11.5 percent." DN 6-2-2011.

When stating bush signed TARP, you fail to mention BO voted and campaigned FOR TARP. You also fail to mention that the bank bailout portion of TARP (Paulsen) will EARN money, while the auto bailout (BO) will LOSE money.

And of course, BO has racked up MORE debt in 2.3 years than bush did in 8.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Romney "points" at anything that's bad that the GOP caused. Then blames the liberals. If you believe God will protect us from oil well blowouts, coal mine explosions and terrorists crashing jets into buildings (as President Bush did) you'll allow deregulation to make those disasters more likely happen. Where are these "after the bailouts" jobs being created for Americans, bu BIG BUSINESS and their shares of them?. Mitt Romney actively moved money offshore with his Bain Capital business and enabled investors to evade hundreds of millions of dollars in US income taxes. That is the trillion dollar game being played out with more money sitting in offshore bank accounts than the total GDP of the USA in 2010. When the rich do not pay their share of taxes, and more than two thirds of large US corporations paid no taxes last year, there is going to be a deficit and then you have the Republicans happy to wage war on the workers of this country as well as the sick and elderly. Romney is the poster child for DN and the LDS Church only. I guess the jobs went "POOF" like the monies did hey?. MY VIEWS.

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