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Mitt Romney blames Obama for economic uncertainty


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  • Ishmot2 IVINS, UT
    July 29, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    As Joseph Smith said, "once a person accepts the gospel, there is no neutral ground, he or she becomes the servant of Satan."

    I believe there's something missing from this Quote above.
    like once they leave of fall away they become servant of satan.

    Someone said if they left the church they would go off and be by themselves and leave the church alone, and he replied You do not know what you would do...?
    Maybe someone knows the correct quote. Thanks in advance!

  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    July 28, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    The best thing for America would be a President who can lead the republican ruled house, but at the same time is open minded enough to help the everyday American. Who isn't outrageously one sided. Call me ignorant, but based on what I know about Mitt, he fits the profile

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    July 28, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    These attacks by Romney were not personal, not offensive. They hit on a specific issue that is very important. Uncertainty about economic policy kills investment that is essential to our economic recovery. Mitt Romney is the man for the job.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 27, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    It's hilarious the left doesn't appreciate the blame game. I've never seen politics so nasty as when the DNC newsletter started printing anti-Bush articles on page 1 of their newsletter, in preparation of running against W in 2004. Democrats didn't even have a viable presidential candidate to run against W, yet.

    At least the Republicans have a name and a face to specific accusations. Mitt is absolutely correct on this one. And given how nasty Obama was in his presidential campaign, I believe the Republicans have a right to criticize Obama's leadership, where criticism is warranted.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    July 27, 2011 10:19 p.m.

    Wow...these boards are wreaking with disent and mistrust...truth is, the nation is in deep trouble and we are foundering in debt without a leader. Mr. Obama came into his own as a community (Acorn) organizer, trained by corrupt labor union leaders who have no love for our country...only their international unions. His spiritual advisors also hated the real America and said so many times. So don't complain about what you got America, you voted the whole program in and adopeted their socialist policies. Our credit cards are over limit and we are at a loss as to how to fix the problem.

    Truth is, we need a guy like Dave Ramsay to handle the dirty mess the same way he fixes our individual financial problems. How difficult it for us to handle the simeple truth. Like the drunks who can not handle their alcoholism till the hit bottom, many of us will be eating out of the dumpsters before this is over. Obama wants a different kind of country than our forefathers created...and by the way, when is he going to get rid of his two corporate jumbo jets? Go Mitt. so your stuff.

    July 27, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    The greatest ray of hope for our nation I see in these comments is that they are some of the most non-partisan I have EVER read. I read castigation of both sides. Can my eyes believe this? in these days of Uber-partisanship? "BOTH parties"? Hope springs eternal. Perhaps we will survive this partisan era after all. Funny: the world consists of billions of people, each of whom are individuals; yet our parties still insist on a "one size fits all (who matter)" ideal. The elderly are wont to look upon decades past with rose-colored glasses, but I am certain things WERE more cordial, more realistic, both parties realizing that the COUNTRY does NOT belong to one party alone--in decades past.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    July 27, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Utahns have a crush on Mitt Romney. Really?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 27, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    Re: Tom in CA | 2:40 p.m. July 27, 2011
    "Pagan ...... You never give the full story, do you"

    You hit the nail on the head. If you suggest that the sun will rise in the east some people will ask you for an 'independent, third party source you can verify".

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    July 27, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Mr. Romney is smart not to ever give us his opinion on the debt ceiling------because every hour there is some new twist.

  • DefCon1 LAYTON, UT
    July 27, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    Hey Pagan 'Think Progress' is not an independent 3rd party source, nice try. FYI Romney is right on for blaming Obama for this economic uncertainty.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    July 27, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    I wonder, if when Obama is reelected, people will let go of the cutesy passive-aggressiveness of making a point to not capitalize the man's name.

    Probably not.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Try the Tea Party for taking the Rush Limbaugh burn it down to get Obama course.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 27, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Mitt didn't quite get out of his comfort zone, did he?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 27, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    When Mitt speaks economics you at least have some confidence that the man is speaking from proven experience both as a CEO and a governor. When Obama speaks economics you get the real sense that the man is way over his head with zero experience running anything before and only miserable failed policy over the past 3 years. Obama doesn't understand the poison of uncertainty and what it does to business investment and hiring. Obamacare created a Mt Everest load of uncertainty about taxes and expensive regulations and mandatory expenses for business for the coming years and that is why business is stagnant. The man just doesn't get it and never will. I have the foreboding sense that our economic health in this country will continue to worsen until this man is out of office. To those standing in unemployment lines that is a bitter pill to shallow. I wish there were some way to help those unemployed to find work - at some level- until we get a real leader in the White House.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    MITT already leads Obama and we haven't even past the 4 month mark before the election....OBAMA is in trouble...even amongst his own party he has lost his base!

  • Dustyredcliffs Saint George, UT
    July 27, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Why of course he does,when in doubt kick the man the GOP has stopped with every breath they take.Oh yeah kick him hard Rumney.....
    Better not give up your day job cause you don't have a chance......

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 27, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    ...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.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    July 27, 2011 4:43 p.m.

    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.

  • AT Prospect, KY
    July 27, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    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.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    July 27, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    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.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    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.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    July 27, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    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."

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    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%!

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    July 27, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    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.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    July 27, 2011 3:15 p.m.

    ("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.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 3:05 p.m.


    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!

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    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.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    '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. :)

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    July 27, 2011 2:51 p.m.

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

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

    "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.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    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.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    July 27, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    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!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 27, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    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.

  • coco_sweet Sandy, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    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.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 27, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    Romney blames Obama because it is Wednesday.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    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