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Published: Sunday, July 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Another consistent strategy from the right.

Bash ideas put forth while offering NO alternative plans.

So, Charles. What is your plan for immigration?

More importantly, what is the GOP plan for immigration?

This is Romney's conundrum also.

He speaks incessantly about "Obamas failed policies" while offering NOTHING of substance on the important issues.

It is much easier to talk about cutting spending than to actually detail out WHAT would be cut. Right Mr Ryan?

It is much easier to talk about how bad the health care plan is than to detail out what he would do. Right Mr Romney?

Same with immigration.

The GOP has been content to do nothing about the 3 biggies above when they were in control.

It is much easier to pick holes in someone else's plan than to put forth one own to be subjected to scrutiny.

thunderbolt7
DUTCH JOHN, UT

Joe, are you talking about offering a plan, like the Democrat controlled Senate not proposing an annual budget for > 1160 days? I think I get it: proposing something means you must think through a problem, find a solution, and be then open to criticism.
Truly, however, you've missed Charles' point: Obama governs by Imperial edict.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Charles hits the mark again. Obama has gone beyond the law and uses his own political radicalism and not the Constitution as his guide. A plan? His prime motivation is to borrow and spend (buy) is way to re-election by subsidizing his political base, not grow the economy with durable job creation. George Bush was an amateur compared to this imperial president.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

well Thunderbolt, there is a bit more to the issue than the typical GOP talking point which you choose.

And they all revolve around politics and exercises in futility.

But generally it boils down to this.

The GOP proposes budgets with no compromises that they know will never pass.
The Dems dont bother to put up for a vote, budgets that will never pass and force their members to vote on it (which will later be used against them)

So, no Budget? Yes, blame the senate, but there is blame on both senate sides.
But, the primary blame goes to those who would reject 10 to 1 spending cuts to tax increases.

And now you know the rest of the story.

Funny how you seem to defend your side by suggesting that the other side is worse.

Personally, I think both the R and the D are killing this country.
I am guessing you would only agree with half of that.

And to 4601.

I would favor getting corporate and union money out of politics so that a politician cannot "buy" an election. Citizens united ruling was a game changer in buying elections.

What say you?

UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

Obama has successfully outmaneuvered Republican opposition on many fronts. Republicans have purposefully set out to paralyze our government and our economy just to score political points. Yet, Obama outfoxes obstructionist Republicans and and moves forward on things our country needs. Thank you, Mr. President. You've risen to the challenge and persevered for what you believe. You keep advancing your agenda in spite of people who want to see you fail.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

So what's the repub situation?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

So what's the repub solution?

Tort reform?

Free market?

Deregulation?

Gag me. We've all seen what free market and deregulation has done.

For me, I'm through with this whole free market nonsense and capitalist based health care system. Give me a health care system that is based on keeping people healthy rather than making some hospital president, insurance CEO, or doctor super rich.

Alfred
Salt Lake City, UT

@JoeBlow:

"So, Charles. What is your plan for immigration?"

I would think his plan is that of most Americans... enforce immigration laws, including e-verify.

"More importantly, what is the GOP plan for immigration?"

More importantly, what is the Democrats' plan? Don't answer. We know already. Which is, don't do anything about illegal immigration at least until after November's election. And maybe not even then.

"He speaks incessantly about "Obamas failed policies" while offering NOTHING of substance on the important issues."

Almost anything is better than the Obama failed policies.

wrz
Salt Lake City, UT

@UTAH Bill:

"You (Mr. President) keep advancing your agenda in spite of people who want to see you fail."

Therein lies the problem... your illustrious Mr. President has moved this country ever closer to a socialist government where the government controls every aspect of our lives.

@The Real Maverick:

"Give me a health care system that is based on keeping people healthy rather than making some hospital president, insurance CEO, or doctor super rich."

Seeing the recent advances in Obamacare, doctors are fleeing their profession and/or getting out of government provided health care such as Medicare and Medicaid. Soon doctors will only treat the wealthy who have the money to pay for services rendered. Others will wait and wait and wait to see a doctor. And another reality was recently expressed by Sarah Palin -Death Panels- will now become a reality. If you are aged and need a knee replacement, sorry, go home and take an aspirin.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"More importantly, what is the Democrats' plan? ... Which is, don't do anything about illegal immigration at least until after November's election.

Hmm, lets see. The GOP controlled the Whitehouse, the house and the senate for 6 years.

Tell me. What did they do about immigration?
What did they do about healthcare other than pass a huge entitlement addition.

Hope you were screaming as loudly then.

Maybe Romneys plan is better than Obamas.

But, it just might be nice to know what it is.
I guess he is waiting for someone to tell him what will get him the most votes.

red state pride
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"The Republican presidential campaign centers on the ineffectiveness of this administration: failure at home, passivity abroad. A fine electoral strategy. But as citizens we should be grateful. Given the administration's extravagant ambitions, incompetence is its saving grace"....ouch - that body shot connected... but not exactly true e.g. Cap and Trade failed in Congress but no worries- the EPA can regulate carbon! Yay! We don't need legislative bodies to represent the people when we have permanent bureaucracies to make decisions for us. The new worry-free life in America is wonderful- until it all ends of course.

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