Opposes the Presidents plan but provides not details of his own plan, but elect
him and he will create 12 million jobs. He then promotes one of my favorite
republican lies about the small business person paying the same tax rate as the
wealthiest Americans. Sorry but I don't know any small business persons in
an individual tax bracket over $250,000. I guess it depends on what you define
as a small business.I am not a big fan of Mr. Obama and I
didn't vote for him last time, but the more Mr. Romney campaigns the more
likely I am to vote for Mr. Obama.
Mitt says he wants something "dramatic. That's sad since Mitt's
policies will have a type of "dramatic" effect on the economy -- a
dramatic increase in the deficit and debt, a dramatic increase in benefits for
the top 1%, and a dramatic increase in detriment and economic worsening to and
for everyone else. Romney wants a "dramatic" return to the policies
that got us in the mess we're dealing with in the first place. Mitt is NOT what this country needs. Even my border collie would be better
-- that's why I'll be writing Jillyan B. (for "Border") Collie
in as my candidate for president.
"Mitt Romney is calling for 'something dramatic' to help the
economy recover, but he's not saying exactly what."Isn't that the theme of Mitt's campaign? He says he can do better
for the economy, but he can't say what.He says "Government
cannot create jobs", but he insists his business experience makes him best
qualified for President.What?He says Obama's record
is a bad one, but he can't point to anything specific.Sounds
like Romney is full of hot air... at best!
Mitt needs to go back and watch the 2004 election if he wants any chance of
winning.When will he figure out that he's RUNNING for
PRESIDENT, he's not writing an op-ed in a local newspaper? Mitt, if you
win, you'll be in control. You don't have to leave things like
"something dramatic" in broad terms because you would never be in
position to implement those changes. Kerry never understood this. He figured
Bush would do his work for him, which Bush certainly did enough to get voted
out. It's now August, the election is in November. I'd
love to hear from Mitt what these dramatic changes are. Because to date, his
only suggestions are to do what Bush did. I guess that can be considered
dramatic considering those policies pushed us into a near Depression.Time for Mitt to become a leader, not just a talking head. I've never
seen anyone more content to play four-corners defense when they are losing by
the margin currently is.
Mr. Romney does not need to specify new programs or the failures of the Obama
administration because any observer is very aware of the gridlock in policy
making the President has led, illegal gun running that has killed government
employees and US citizens, failed investments in private sector entities paid to
political cronies, and on, and on, and on. Mr. Romney's prediction of 12
million new jobs is not program specific. It is simply a calculation of what
the economy will do without the heavy hand of government reducing rather, than
helping the recovery. All that is needed is to provide a known tax system with
lower rates for all that reduces loopholes as recommended by President
Obama's own bi-partisan commission on deficit reduction, which Mr. Romney
has basically endorsed. With just that simple measure and the budget balanced,
the economy will soar, provide employment to millions of educated citizens and
massive new revenues to government. This as oppose to the current
administration not adding one new job during its entire term. Under its
policies, we are not to the level of jobs in the economy that there were when it
Obama's plan is "give money to those who produce the least and take it
from those who produce the most". His policies will fail and have produced
nothing good after 3.5 years. Obama has shown what he can do. Romney may or
may not be he answer, we know Obama isn't. I would rather take a chance on
something new than continue with someone who is a proven failure.
"...but he's not saying exactly what."And therein lies
the problem with Romney and his candidacy. The economy is in a shambles but he
has said nothing specific about he'll fix it. He'll never win with his
current "I'm not Obama" strategy. He has to be FOR something. He
has to have a plan. C'mon, Mitt. Give this Independent a reason
to support you.
‘Mitt Romney wants 'something dramatic' to aid economy'* first,--win the election.* After giving details, some people
lack the cognitive skills to understand. Romney needs to simplify and explain
LOL, like what? Magic? Vote for me I will "magically" fix the
economy..." ok sure. I guess "giving more tax breaks to the wealthy...
and believe me that right there will work my friends" just wouldn't cut
it with the rest of the campaign staff.
to worf 10:44 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012Mitt's explanation would be very
simple -- give to the rich, take from the lower-class and the middle-class.
Mr. Romney, tell us what you are going to do.
Re: DonO (and others)"The economy is in a shambles but he has
said nothing specific about he'll fix it."Why does he need
to? He's in no position right now to do anything about it so why should he
give specifics? Do you know what happens if he gives specifics? You end up with
Democrats saying, "It will never work. He just wants to help rich people. He
hates poor people. Mitt Romney is going to destroy this country..." and all
sorts of similar nonsense. If he gives specifics, he has commentators and
analysts and even some economists start dissecting his plan (without having all
of the specifics of it). The media will do what it does best - misinform
everyone by presenting the plan wrong and then his plan will be DOA. Or, at best
if he announces his plan now people forget about it by November. Yes, it would
be great if he could give specifics (and yes, he has them), there are just few
upsides but many downsides to releasing his plan right now.
Wow! Mitt has given much details to fixing the economy, and some uninformed
people complain, because they didn't get it.Doesn't speak
well for our education. Pathetic!
Romney has laid out plans. Its your responsibility to read and understand the
plans. Its not possible for Romney to get you to read the plan. Just saying
Romney does not have a plan just shows a lack of understanding by those who
think this.Let me help you a little here: For example, Fred44 says
he does not know any Small Businesses over 250,000. Any business under 10
million is concidered small business by some. By other Economists and
Government Officials small business is under 100 million. Now my
point. We have been waiting to start up a new business. We have financing
aligned, a plan, locations, distribution lines and sources of goods. What are we
waiting on still? Repeal of Obama care. In this instance knowledge of who will
be President in order to determine costs going forward. At the moment we
don't even know what our tax rate will be in less than 5 months! HOW DO YOU
START A BUSINESS WHEN THE PRESIDENT STONEWALLS? When he attacks small business
daily!253,000 Small businesses are gone since Obama came to
office!We're also facing 40 layoffs again waiting on the
To:Don0: You ask for Romney's plan. It is out there. It is on
his web site it is printed in the Wall Street Journal and other publications and
has been for a very long time.Now I ask you for Obama's plan?
There is not and never has been a plan to help small business.Are
you aware that the House has passed 36 Finance, Small Business, Regulation
Limiting, Loan Reform bills many passed by bi-partisan majorities, but Predident
Obama and Harry Reid(D) Senate leader refuse to bring them up for a vote?Why? Because of politics and politics only! Harry Reid has been a
politician his whole life practically and he has become a multi millioniare at
the public expense! How?We were able to start 4 businesses when Bush
was President. Since Obama nothing has moved except for this. Having to let go
of employees because of rising government costs through taxes, regulation and
just plain stupid rules strangling America.Don't think it is
just small business owners looking to dump Obama. It is those employees of small
businesses who are aware of the costs Obama is saddling on small companies!
Mitt Romney is a big fan of "something," but, on policy specifics, he
gives us nothing.
Romney has given details, as Don17 has explained. I guess those who say he has
not do not know how to read?But even if Romney had given NO plans,
it could not be any worse than what BO has given us. anything anti-BO would be
Thank you for the last few comments. It's nice to see some people who have
reason. What exactly has our current President done to help our country.
Nothing. The stimulus packages did nothing to help our economy. They only
helped the specific people who the President wanted to help. We need to elect a
To:Midwest Mom, Again the Romney plan is readily available! Again, I
ask where is Obama's plan? Four years of failure! Is that the plan he
wishes for us the next four years? Again, saying Romney has no plan is either:
1, Because you don't know he has a plan and commented without realizing, 2.
Said he had no plan because your a Democrat and don't care he has a plan.
3. Just want to say he has no plan. Which is misleading and deceptive especially
if you read my prior comments and knew he has a plan. By the way
your town is a beautiful area of Wisconsin. Used to canoe down the Kickapoo
river when I lived about 2 hours from there! 1. Romney's plan
would allow the Energy Industry to expand and invest in American development. We
can be energy independent within 8 years! Oil/Gas/Nuclear/Coal industry
development as analyzed by independent evaluators show that in excess of 1.2
million jobs can be develped from this sector alone. Which increases tax
revenue!2. Small business is holding off hiring possibly millions of
people. I know this is true!And More!
The issue with Romney's tax returns is a smoke screen by the OBAMA camp.
For everyone that wants to see his tax returns let us see you publish yours
first. I consider my finances to be personal and not to be shared with
everyone. So Romney should have the same expectations. There is no law that I
am not familiar with that requires the tax returns to be given to become the
President. So why is this the biggest thing in the OBAMA campaign against Mr.
Romney? OBAMA cannot talk about economic issues and plans., or his royal
decrees, like the recent racist executive order directed to the black community.
The president should be looking out for all American Citizens, not some
minority group that he wants to coerce to vote for him because he is created in
their image.Come on Mr. President, Start finding answers to the
problems that we face rather than making excuses or applying band aides to shore
up your popularity.
Drama...it's in Hollywood, Mitt, not too far from your place in La
Jolla.Check it out.
"...The former (one term) Massachusetts governor (who left office with a 30%
approval rating) so far has been slow to release specifics for his economic
plans...".Slow to release specifics."...Romney
would preserve the tax cuts for everyone, although he has not detailed how he
would pay for the plan...".Has not detailed how he would pay for
the plan.Not good, not good at all.
Furry1993,You're in the fog.
"...The former Illinois Senator so far has been slow to release specifics
for his economic plans...". No economic budget.Slow to release
specifics."...Obama would preserve the tax hikes for everyone,
although he has not detailed how he would pay off the debt...".Has not detailed how he would cut the deficit in half.Not good,
not good at all.
Maybe "something dramatic" is code speak for "start a war".
Doing that ALWAYS means more jobs, right? And what could be more dramatic than
"Shock and Awe II"?
So now I'm confused: after Romney does "something dramatic," will I
have to say "Romney built that" instead of "I built that"?
I am here to say the reason why I am voting for Mitt is because Obama has failed
me over these last three and a half years he has been in office. There was no
Hope and Change from him. Oh wait what has changed for me and my husband I will
tell you what we are broke now and have lost just about everything that we have
worked for over the years. Yes even our house that we loved. My husband owned
his own business and lost that as well we were at one time making a little over
250,000 a year and guess what that is not rich people when you have a small
business and need to pay those who work for you. When hardly any money is coming
in guess what you are the ones who are going without so that your employees are
being paid. So when I heard stupid remarks like these is makes me sick. Mitt is
a new change and so he has my vote.
To worf 7:02 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012Furry1993,You're in
the fog.-------------------Actually, I just haven't
let Mitt and his cohorts blind me to the truth, unlike a lot of people who have
let him pull the wool over their eyes.
To Grammy3: Your comment is probably the most correct down to earth
statement made on the DN site for any article in the longest time. If only those
who make up supposed strawman comments(Mark B) and just spout with no reason
behind their comments would open their minds and take in what you have said. Again, How Bad Does Obama Have to make it before you vote him out? Is
it to hard to see what's going on or is it you do not understand what is
happening in the United States? Grammy3s comments have been echoed
by 253,000 other small businesses these past 3 1/2 years. If 253,000 busineeses
are gone how many jobs went with them?Just assume each small
business employed from 1-500 people. Take just 9 people per business and
multiple that by 253,000. Then add the job loss multiplier! Job Multiplier:
Other businesses and support services that would be supporting these businesses
and people plus their families. Hmmm: 253,000x9 employees x an average family of
2 more = 6,831,000 jobs! Imagine people working and not begging on street
corners! Working is American Pride! Obama Failed.
"open their minds and take in what you (grammy3) have said."Yeah, don17, I heard what she said. She said she lost her business due to the
Republican and President George W. Bush caused recession, yet she chooses to
blame President Obama for not getting things (in her opinion) fixed. She would
rather support Mitt Romney who would take us right back to the policies that got
us in this mess in the first place. Yes, don, I heard exactly what she said.
Helooo,"Mr. Romney does not need to specify new programs on the
failures of the Obama administration...."That's exactly
what Romney needs to do the way he constantly charges the President with failing
us with his policies. He lambasts Obama for relying on government to fix the
economy, then teases us that he has something dramatic in mind to turn things
around, and then turns on his poker face just when he's imminent danger of
being specific.Romney's ambiguous vagaries have come to
characterize his campaign, the quintessential politician who generalizes the
most and says the least. And we're supposed to trust him to fix what he
insists Obama has messed up?Not by my vote.
oh come on Mitt - won't more borrowing , taxing and spending fix
per ParkCityAggie 11:01 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012Do you mean Voodoo,
trickledown, supply side economics?
worf (12:20 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012)...Willard would like to rehash to
W43's economic brillance. What does it say about our education
system to people who fall for that ruse AGAIN!?
Cultural differences account for the economic disparity? What planet do you live
on. The Palestinians are poor because they are imprisoned in what amounts to a
concentration camp. I wonder if he thinks the economic disparity in America is
due to cultural differences?I've been willing to give Romney he
benefit of the doubt. While I still think Romney is a better Presidential than
Barry is, the more he talks, the less I like him and the more it appears that
the allegations of being out of touch with the reality of the average Americans
life are true.