Published: Friday, June 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Not just Utahns -- average people in all states should matter to Romney. BUT
they don't. He doesn't give a fig for them. He cares only about the
megal-wealthy -- the upper 1% -- and has affinity for nobody else. As it
stands, the US Constitution is hanging by a thread, and Romney and his ilk
(especially those on the far right) are trying to cut that thread. Romney is
NOT the person who should be elected President.BTW -- I don't
like Obama either. I keep hoping that a truly qualified candidate will come
Romney does not care aout "Average Utahns" or any other average U.S.
citizens. He is the candidate of Wall Street, the very wealthy, and the
Corporations. Look where his money is coming from (if you can).
Webster's Dictionary defines the term Freudian slip as "a slip of the
tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the
mind." I'm thinking that the comment highlighted in this
letter is just that. Regardless of the outward statements of the Romney
Campaign, sometimes their spokesmen just can't help themselves. Something
to think about come November.
Average Utahns do not matter to any presidential candidate. We are so Red that
it is an assured victory for the republicans and an assured loss for the
democrats. Neither will waste any real time and resources campaigning here.
Sure, they'll take our money, it spends the same as everyone
else's.For a real eye-opener, visit a large swing state during a
presidential campaign season. You will see that compared to them, there is no
presidential campaign here.If we did away with the electoral college,
every vote would count and entire states, like Utah, would not be written of and
ignored as either unwinnable or unloseable.
I have no intention of voting for Governor Romney, but I do reject the idea that
he doesn't care about poor people, that he's some odd amalgam of
Richie Rich and Scrooge McDuck, rolling in a bank vault full of gold. He's
a decent man, and a compassionate one. I also think he genuinely believes that
money trickles down, that what's best for the investor class will
ultimately benefit America. He's just wrong on that point. I
don't oppose him because I dislike him, or because the slips of the tongue
he's prone to suggest some inner malevolence. I oppose him because he
supports policies that have a proven track record of failure.
The unfortunate fact is that Romney will be representing only the business
interests of Utah and the other states if he is elected president of the United
He's right. No average Utahns were there as guests. The average folks were
getting up really early, cleaning the toilets of the Rich Republican elite,
cooking and serving their food, parking their cars, worrying about their kids,
hoping they don't get sick, etc., while the Rich Republican Elite meets
behind closed doors to mock the average folks and figure out how to deprive them
of more and more benefits so they (the RRE) can hoard more $$$ for themselves.
Went to a pancake breakfast with some wealthy people. They were having
problems making enough pancakes, and where putting them out as soon as they were
cooked.Standing in a line with five other men. They bring out six
pancakes; guy in the front takes five pancakes, leaving one for the other four
of us.Made me think: yeah, they pretty much shows you what rich people are
like hoard things when there are limited resources.Later I watched as the
man threw three of the pancakes in the garbage.Trickle-down economics
would say give the man all the pancakes and he will pass out what he is not
going to eat.Trickle-down economics does not work if it is the rich people
that have the money.Or pancakes.
Average Utahns should matter to Romney?. NOPE.Let's break it
down.#1 Republican distortion: "The President promised he
wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class by a penny with this health care
law. Well, that's been proven false now."The facts:
President Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the average middle-class family over
the last three and a half years, and the Republicans fought him nearly every
step of the way. From cutting taxes for every working American through the
Making Work Pay and payroll tax cuts, to the American Opportunity Tax Credit
which gives up to a $10,000 tax credit to help families pay for four years of
college, the President has put more money in the pockets of middle-class
Americans. Here's another fact: Obamacare includes the largest
middle-class tax cut for health care in history. According to the independent
Congressional Budget Office, 19 million people will receive tax credits worth an
average of about $4,800 each to help afford health care. These tax credits will
finally put health insurance within reach for millions of American families. In
short, Obamacare cuts taxes for middle-class families. Period.
Also, the average folks were getting up really early, cleaning the toilets of
the Rich Democrat and liberal elite, cooking and serving their food, parking
their cars, worrying about their kids, hoping they don't get sick, etc.,
while the Rich Democrat and Liberal Elite meets behind closed doors to mock the
average folks and figure out how to deprive them of more and more benefits so
they (the RDE) can hoard more $$$ for themselves. Something like they the
common folk "cling to their guns and bibles" as they speak to the rich
and famous liberal elites. How many fund raisers for Obama have the common man
attended other than as the help?
Agreed, who does Romney think he is, Obama?
Governor Romney's statements and platforms has convinced me that he cares
only for the wealthy. He will put millions of people out of work, decrease
taxes on the wealthy, decrease services for the sick and the poor, and put our
country in economic peril when he attempts to balance the budget without having
wealthy corportations and taxpayers pay their fair share. He will increase the
tax burden on the middle class and the poor. He is not the answer to the
nation's problem. As a life-long Republican, I will be voting for Obama.
Eric S. Its a bit Pollyannaish for you to think that Mitt Romney or any other
Republican really believes in so called "Trickle Down" or Supply Side
economics. Not even its first Republican Budget director, David Stockton, still
believes in it. And Bush41, years ago called it "voodoo economics". No sir, "Trickle Down" is just a convenient Republican talking
point used to justify the greed of the very wealthy -- people like Mitt Romney.
It's just a con job phrase promoted to justify an enormous and continuous
transfer of wealth from the poor and middle class to the the so called "one
percent". Just cut taxes for the very wealthy, and bye and bye this wealth
will trickle down in the form of more and better jobs for the masses. Look at
the Bush tax cuts and see what has happened to job creation since they were
Every person who has ever walked past a person in need is doing exactly what
they accuse Romney of doing. If you've got a dime and someone
is destitute, YOU are the rich guy that has the means to help.Until
you help those within your reach, don't condemn Romney for not doing what
you are unwilling to do.
I'm amazed by all the "whiney-whiner" comments to this article.
What do you expect from Romney or any other candidate? Compassion? A pat on the
back? A kindly smile? Or, do you expect them to reach out and hand you a big,
fat check out of their personal bank accounts? Why don't you all quit
complaining and "get to work." No one is stopping you from being
successful. Improve yourselves; learn a new, better-paying skill or trade;
improve your creativity; make yourselves valuable to your employers. Romney and
Obama can't and won't do it for you. Comments like these show how
truly reactive (as opposed to proactive) many Americans are. Their failure is
always someone else's fault. They fail to note their own failure to take
advantage of America's opportunities to learn, grow and innovate, in
contrast to what both Romney and Obama accomplished.
per VIDAR @ 11:07 a.m. June 29, 2012It's my understanding Mitt
To Wally West 7:07 p.m. July 1, 2012 per VIDAR @ 11:07 a.m. June 29,
2012It's my understanding Mitt likes waffles.--------------------------That wouldn't surprise me. Mitt
shure "waffles" enough -- all the time, in fact. Or, to put it another
way -- See Mitt flip. See Mitt flop. Flip . . . flop . . . flip . . . flop.
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