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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 30 2011 10:18 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'How Mitt Romney is 'a notorious cheapskate' - Title

Well...

*Mitt Romneys wealth raises new questions By Jamshid Ghazi Askar DSNews 08/15/11

'Romney owns between $250,000 and $500,000 in horses.'

Unless it comes to his horses.

I would be more endeared towards Romney's thriftiness (is that a word?)...

if it didn't come with a price tag.

*Romney campaign battles Dems, Press over issue of transparency By Barrett Haake NBC News 11/17/11

There it was this morning, on the front page of the Boston Globe, a headline no campaign ever wants to read: Before leaving office, Romney staff wiped records.

*Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11

*Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP - Published by DSNews 08/11/11

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I admire Romney's frugality.

IF he is the nominee and IF he puts the U.S. government on that same frugality habit we'll be able to turn our country around!

IDC
Boise, ID

You had me at cheapskate. We need a few hundred more cheapskates in the government.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

And....Willard loves his mom and apple pie :)

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

I can't think of many character traits I would rather see in our next president. We are extremely overdue for a cheapskate in the oval office.

md
Cache, UT

Please be a cheapskate Romney. The current President seems to have no issue with spending money that is not his.

raybies
Layton, UT

I agree frugality is definitely a good thing in a candidate, and Mitt's my fave still, but pulling the cheese off of pizza is an abomination.

ShaunMcC
La Verkin, UT

Interesting they are doing all this research on Republican candidates. Wonder if they will EVER do this type of research on the Democratic candidates. Oops, my bad - politically incorrect to do ANY research on them.

Kami
Bountiful, Utah

I am LDS and have several LDS friends whose husbands are notorious cheapskates with their wives and their children, yet purchase expensive clothing and cars for themselves, play golf at least once a week, have a gym membership, go out to lunch daily, etc.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

"The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002

* '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.'



*Cost of US wars since 9/11? At least $3.7 trillion, study finds Reuters 06/29/11

Think it will be different?

*'GOP contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/12/11

"If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon," vowed the former Massachusetts governor.'

I would disagree.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

If Governor Romney performed in Massachusetts with fiscal responsibility and brings that characteristic with him to the Federal government, he will be a good asset for the country. The term "cheapskate" doesn't really explain the "Scrooge" type that term suggests. It is just an article to show some negative buzz words for people to make an instant opinion of Governor Romney. He has donated more time and money than most people make in a lifetime and he does it for a good cause, I am sure. Having been a federal and state employee, money doesn't continue to grow in a service industry except by taxes and fees on people and industries. Government has grown which requires more funds and now with healthcare and other entitlements that will happen, cheapskate is not a bad term. Social programs versus common defense verus other programs, that is why we have Congress to oversee agencies the Congress funds at what the President requests and scrutinized by Congress. Our government has gotten by for 200 plus years by Congress and the President working together. With the increasing number of agencies and unfunded mandates, oversight is harder but possible, if Congress would worry about their requirements.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

@Pagan: No doubt, BHO has NO "issues" in this regard. But IF HE DID, I'm sure you would let us all know about it.

"I am LDS and have several LDS friends whose husbands are notorious cheapskates with their wives ...."

@Kami: Sounds like you have your own deep seeded issues. BTW - why do you highlight "LDS" in your comment??

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Kami | 11:25 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011
"I am LDS and have several LDS friends whose husbands are notorious cheapskates"

We need a man in the White House who is a cheapskate when it comes to spending our money. Based on Romney's success with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games he may be just the man for the job.

plyxply
SLC, UT

leave it to the DNews to try and put down Romney with this headline....and every day they run a Huntsman pr story, interesting journalism. I'd be willing to bet Jonny spends a lot more money on ads with the DNews than Romney does.

Kami
Bountiful, Utah

Tom in CA | 11:55 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011

@Kami: Sounds like you have your own deep seeded issues. BTW - why do you highlight "LDS" in your comment??

Because I have learned on these boards about how several LDS posters jump to conclusions. Had I not put that I was LDS I'm certain at least one poster would have accused me of being a mormon hater. I'm not a mormon hater, but I am VERY familiar with some mormon men who are cheapskates other than when it comes to themselves. It is very much part of the culture. So I don't see this as necessarily a positive attribute here.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Romney pulls the cheese off his pizza?
He just lost my vote...

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

The proper term is not "cheapskate" but "miser".

IDC
Boise, ID

Kami, are you a man hater or do you just hate LDS men? The article mentions that he puts duct tape on his own ski gloves. I bet that wouldn't go over on his wife's ski gloves.

Just because someone has money doesn't make them bad. People that have money but are willing to save money exhibit a positive character trait.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"I am VERY familiar with some mormon men who are cheapskates other than when it comes to themselves. It is very much part of the culture. So I don't see this as necessarily a positive attribute here"

@Kami:

Well - I guess if you have lived around a lot of different cultures, you can compare and claim what you just did.

At any rate, from what I have seen based on TV appearances it doesn't look to me like Mitt Romney's wife nor his boys have suffered much when it comes to the nicer things in life. So maybe his "cheapskate" ways will be a good indicator of how he will make decisions on how to fix a broken economy.

Kami
Bountiful, Utah

IDC | 1:10 p.m. Nov. 30, 2011
Boise, ID
Kami, are you a man hater or do you just hate LDS men?

Neither, I am happily married to a good LDS man, one who doesn't buy into the LDS culture that supports giving the wife such a limited budget that she can barely feed and cloth her family while they are off spending a great deal of time and money on themselves. You know very well this is pretty typical within the culture. I have several friends who are subject to this treatment by their husbands -- they live in big homes, their husbands drive expensive cars, go out to lunch every day, etc. -- it is all for show to their neighbors. The wives are at home making their children's PJS out of last years blankets because the budget given to them won't even support purchasing enough clothing for their children. And don't tell me you have never heard of this kind of treatment!

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