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Published: Monday, Aug. 1 2011 11:15 a.m. MDT

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Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Holding our economy like Romney and Glenn Beck?. Is Palin swaying tea party conservatives to vote against House Speaker John Boehner's debt plan?. The former Republican vice presidential nominee put an enigmatic comment on her Facebook page Thursday afternoon that seemed to warn freshman Republicans in the House that they just might face primary opposition if they cave in to demands by their party to raise the debt ceiling. "All my best to you, GOP Freshmen, from up here in the Last Frontier. Sincerely, Sarah Palin," she wrote. "P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries." Just two hours later, House Republican leaders were forced to postpone the vote on their proposal to increase the debt ceiling at the last minute, apparently facing a revolt among some of those very members. In her 4:03 p.m. Facebook posting, Palin, "I respectfully ask these GOP-Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us "little people" who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes. Tea Party public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this?. HOGWASH.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

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Holding our economy "HOSTAGE" like Romney and Beck?. Is Palin swaying tea party conservatives to vote against House Speaker John Boehner's debt plan?. The former Republican vice presidential nominee put an enigmatic comment on her Facebook page Thursday afternoon that seemed to warn freshman Republicans in the House that they just might face primary opposition if they cave in to demands by their party to raise the debt ceiling. "All my best to you, GOP-Freshmen, from up here in the Last Frontier. Sincerely, Sarah Palin," she wrote. "P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries." Just two hours later, House Republican leaders were forced to postpone the vote on their proposal to increase the debt ceiling at the last minute, apparently facing a revolt among some of those very members. In her 4:03 p.m. Facebook posting, Palin, "I respectfully ask these GOP-Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us "little-people" who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes. Tea Party Koch servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this?.

Pagan
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

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

MITTs FAULT. The U.S. Senate debate on the debt-ceiling bill is due to start at 12:30 p.m., with a vote not until 2 p.m. Eastern at the earliest. The House, where the vote is expected to be much tighter, is likely to vote on the measure tonight. European stock markets turned lower Monday afternoon in volatile trading, reversing earlier gains, as investors who already were jittery about the U.S. debt-deal staged a sell-off after another dose of disappointing about the country's fragile economic recovery. Wall Street shed opening gains to turn negative as the Institute for Supply Managements manufacturing gauge in July dropped 4.4 points to 50.9%, well below economists' expectations of 54.3% based on a MarketWatch poll. Markets in European peripheral countries like Italy and Spain already were in negative territory all day and were on track for even sharper losses in the session. That negativity fed through to Europe, which was already headed south on jitters that the U.S. debt deal may not pass later. In a note to investors, Merrill Lynch analysts predicted the Tea-Party-House will initially vote down the bill.

gogogoff
Orem, UT

This deal Hurts the USA!! Our AAA rating has been given "Dead man walking" status.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Romney is correct in his position on this "debt package". It has all the components of what many dislike most about Washington. Basically, a deal that fixes nothing, over time makes things worse, but allows political cover for present time. This is something akin to Mr. Chamberlain's "Peace in Our Time" declaration right before Germany invaded and immediately defeat Poland leading to the largest most deadly war of the 20th Century.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

Of course he does. He's pandering to the far right, to try to get their votes.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Right decision, but Romney waited far too long to take a stand.

That is what a politican does, not what a leader does.

I have only been lukewarm about Mitt, but this convinces me that we need someone with principles they will stand up and fight for, when it counts. Rick Perry or Michelle Bachman are looking like the best options right now.

Sorry, Mitt.

williary
Kearns, UT

Perhaps the presumptive leader of the Republican party should have shown some leadership and commented on this issue at any time over the past 2 months when it might have made a difference.

Instead of waiting until a deal was already done.

Yeah, I want this guy "leading" America.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To williary | 10:32 a.m. Aug. 1, 2011

Perhaps the presumptive leader of the Republican party should have shown some leadership and commented on this issue at any time over the past 2 months when it might have made a difference.

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I thought Rush Limbaugh had already commented on it . . .

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Higher taxes and defense cuts. Sounds like a halfway decent plan to me. The defense department's budget has DOUBLED since Bush started this mess in Iraq and Afghanistan. Time to bring that to a quick end.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

All this deal does is force the US to borrow $7 trillion over the next 10 years instead of $10 trillion. It does nothing to solve long term debt problems. So, Mitt is correct in opposing it but it is the best deal possible with the current president and democratic Senate. I say take the deal and then fight to get a new president and Senate in 2012 and then make the changes that are necessay to put our fiscal house in order.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Mitt Romney on job creation in MA, is he really to lead our Country?. Let's see what gives "HIM" room to talk. Utah's poster child. When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in job creation. Then he flip flops - Mitt Romney bills himself as a business-savvy job creator?. Even his own kind says this. Huntsman told voters at a packed barbecue restaurant here that Utah ranked No. 1 in creating jobs during his tenure, and he contrasted his record with Romney's. Jobs are a top voter issue in a sputtering economy. Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Romney spent 25 years in business and understands how to create jobs?. Yea right. Huntsman said it's time to start comparing the candidates' records. Again Romney "flip-flopping" because he said in 2007 that in "many respects" he had longed to represent his country in Vietnam, but in 1994 stated that it had not been his desire to serve in Vietnam. In the context of the 2007 statement, Romney was a single young man on a draft deferment for missionary service in France. He's worried now about defense cuts now?. Who is he fooling?.

My views.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Easy to say when you're only a candidate and not there working on a deal. Wonder what his position would be if he were in charge.

panamadesnews
Lindon, UT

Maybe Mitt waited until now, when the votes for or against in the House and Senate are imminent. That might have more effect than if he had commented on it before. We'll see whether or not it has any effect. My hope is that it passes. I realize that it is only a band-aid fix, but hopefully, people will wake up and our legislature will change in 2012 so that we can have a proper spending cut, a tax cut for the middle and lower classes, closing the loopholes for the rich individuals and corporations, less federal government and more states rights, and more importantly, a balanced budget. That is what our country needs to be great once again.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 9:44 a.m. Aug. 1, 2011

Why don't you tell the whole truth? Yes, from 2003-2007 job growth in MA was only 0.9% ..... but they had FULL employment. In those years Nantucket County only had 2.3% unemployed.

Translation: .9% is off the charts when you have full employment which is 3% or less. How's the unemployment rate doing under Obama?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'How's the unemployment rate doing under Obama?' - Rifleman | 12:58 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011

Well, I know national unemployment went from 4% under Clinton to 8% under your guy, George W. Bush.

But then, the 9.2% national unemployment 'under' Obama is a terrible thing, right? A 1.2% increase so far, compared to 4% under Republican rule.

Oh, and MA was 47th out of 50 in job creation with the rest of the COUNTRY. Where DID you get your numbers from, anyway?

Why don't you tell the whole truth?

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 1:39 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011

You are quick to note that Romney lowered MA's unemployment rate by only .9% down to an average of around 4 or 4% yet don't bat an eye when unemployment under Obama is going up?

Bush isn't running the show, Obama is. Problem for Obama is that there's talk of another recession. Must be Reagan's fault.

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