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Published: Wednesday, July 27 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Mitt Romney on Job creation:
From 2003-2007 job growth....0.9%.
In rankings with the rest of the country...MA was 47th in Job creation when Mitt Romney was there.
- Think Progress Travis Waldron 06/02/11

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Romney blames Obama because it is Wednesday.

Sandy, UT

Yawn... why even post that as news? The republicans blame everything on Obama and the democrats and democrats blame everything on the republicans. Truth is both parties are at fault.

Salt Lake City, Utah

When it comes to finances Mitt Romney understands budgets. He saved the 2002 Winter Olympics and left money in the bank when it was all over. Too bad the U.S. doesn't have our social security money in the bank drawing interest. The federal government did the second best thing and raided the fund leaving IOUs.

Bountiful, Utah

Of course he failed to comment on the debt limit negotiations. He knows the public is on to him about flip-flopping. Better to wait awhile to state an opinion so he only his to flip on this matter once!

West Valley, UT

That's right, play the blame game some more.

It's not just Obama, both parties are equally to blame for this crisis. It started back in the Bush era and has continued forward, helped along its way by both sides.

This isn't a failure of the Democrats or the Republicans, it is a failure of the American system of government.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Mitt Romney on Job creation:
From 2003-2007 job growth....0.9%."

Pagan: Considering unemployment for that time period in MA was under 5%, 0.9% job growth is outstanding. You never give the full story, do you.

But more to the point of this article - fact is, the economic uncertainty is a direct product of a leader (Obama) who is uncertain. He has proven he is in way over his head.

Sugar City, ID

Unfortunately there is no uncertainty with Mitt Romney. He will side with Norquest, Limbaug and the top 5%.

Salt Lake City, UT

'Pagan: Considering unemployment for that time period in MA was under 5%, 0.9% job growth is outstanding. You never give the full story, do you.' - Tom in CA | 2:40 p.m. July 27, 2011

More than what you've given.

You know. A independant, third party source you can verify. :)

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Tom in CA | 2:40 p.m. July 27, 2011
Vallejo, CA

but Tom, I hear that our President does a great job organizing a community.

Salt Lake City, UT


It's all Republican have to give.

'Mitt Romney Blames Obama for economic uncertianty' - Title

And yet:

*'Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11

Once again:


'Debt talks crisis: House Speaker John Boehner, Obama trading blame' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/22/11

And yet...

*'Tea party vexing GOP's debt plan' - By Charles Babington - AP - Published by DSnews - 07/26/11
'WASHINGTON Stung by revelations that his plan would cut spending less than advertised, House Speaker John Boehner pushed...'

And yet...

* 'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08

'It'll be the 7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion.'

*'AP: Lawmaker seeks hearing on NJ gov's chopper use' - By Angela Delli Santi - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/02/11

'...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's use of a state police helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game.'

Same party!

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

("TITLE") Mitt Romney blames Obama for economic uncertainty, lets see if that's really true now. The GOP have been talking about this for 40 years, talking about how they are going to solve the problem of the deficit. Remember the Grace Commission? Remember the Gramm-Rudman act? The Gramm-Rudman act said we couldn't have deficit spending 25 years ago. They forgot about that. Even if the country lifts the borrowing limit, the damage may be done anyway, which could still result in a downgrade. Since the 2008 crisis began, the U.S. government has erred heavily on the side of caution to the detriment of its own growth. U.S. banks are holding on to $1.6 trillion in reserves as buffer capital courtesy of the Federal Reserve. The U.S. decision to bail out Bear Stearns rather than letting it crash. Since banks now can sit on their Federal Reserve money and earn interest at no risk they have less incentive to lend it and the U.S. economy is stagnating. If the GOP investment bank had been allow to collapse banks such as AIG and Lehman might have put more money aside to protect themselves.

Cedar Hills, UT

Thank you Mitt, for telling it like it is from someone with REAL world experience. Let everybody know what this president and his fellows are up to. It is to fundamentally destroy (transform) our country.

Salt Lake City, UT

Wow Mitt.....how insightful! I mean 90% of the coutry already agreed with you on that last week.....tell me something we all don't know...Like how Obamacare will erode jobs and how small businesses will close because the Democrats shoved Obamacare bill down our throats before they even read it....Not even Jim Matheson read it and he reads everything unless its signed by Obama, in that case he supports it...150%!


It will be a huge mistake to allow any person in government today or any candidate running for office to open up the Constitution for an amendment. Not many of our elected, or potential candidates for office, has proven that they even sustain or understand the constitution.

Why has the constitution become an item, now that they are talking about the budget? Why don't think of making amendments to the constitution that will have an impact on the rights of the citizens, the very people in which the constitution is established?

Not one person running for office or that are in office gives a "hoot" about this country, or the people. It is all about their personal agenda and gain. It does not matter if the person is a Latter Day Saint, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Atheist or any one of the numberless concourses of religions.

In my opinion, any person who does not fully live the principles of the gospel, after exposure to it, cannot be trusted with the unalienable right of the American people. As Joseph Smith said, "once a person accepts the gospel, there is no neutral ground, he or she becomes the servant of Satan."

Salt Lake City, UT

Leaders lead. Obama has not put forth a plan. Neither party has proposed a budget that actually reduces the deficit. Perhaps Romney has the courage to be a leader.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Jealously that Mitt has really done things with his life and is a tremendous success, both personally and professionally. I would love to know what you have done with your life, as you have so much time to criticize everyone and you think that the more blather you post the more readers identify with your drivel. Mitt has forgotten more about economics than o has ever known. o has no chance and this empty suit is wearing thin with Americans. No leadership, no ideas, no courage and no second term.

Prospect, KY

Uh Mitt, you're right to criticize Obama. Don't limit it to him though... Include the Democratic party and the Republican party. You see, you're all on the SAME TEAM. It doesn't matter whether the Republican arm or the Democratic arm is in power... Both sides of the party (call it the War Party, the Establishment Party, the Republicrat Party, whatever) are taking us to the same place. Until we realize this, our fate is sealed.

Durham, NC

Of course he does.... what would you expect. He is in campaign mode. There is zero chance he will hold his own party even a little accountable for even the smallest part.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

...and yet Obama will be elected again because I think most Americans outside of Utah have seen through mit and his party of obstruction and NO.

Good luck with mit, who will be lucky to get his parties nomination anyway.

He sounds petty when he uses Teahuadist language to impress people like KM and TRUTH who seldom uses his name sake.

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