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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 28 2012 12:25 a.m. MDT

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Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Presidents can't do much to aid the middle class?

Is that the new GOP theme-of-the-day? Really?

"Gosh, America, you know, it's not that we Republicans don't care, it's just that we can't do anything about poor people, or old people, or sick people, or children. And, if you're middle class, we can't do anything for you, either. So you see, there's really no one left that we can offer any service to except rich folks, defense contractors and oil companies. And remember, corporations are people, my friends."

So long as medical bills are the #1 cause of personal bankruptcies in this nation, and so long as young people increasingly have to choose between a low-wage job or massive student debt to qualify for a higher-waage job, and so long as middle-class workers pay taxes at a rate twice as high as the tax rate of millionaires, there's plenty a president can do to help the middle class.

He can act as a leader to focus the nation's attention towards and propose solutions to these pressing middle class problems.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

We are on the threshhold of hiring a person who is an expert on the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, and immigration...for starters.

Why dumb-down expectations for romney?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

We are on the threshhold of hiring a person who is an expert on the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, and immigration...for starters.

Expert on foreign policy and immigration may be a bit of over the top, but I will agree that he does have lots of very good experience.

The problem is that the GOP has a set agenda. No deviation is allowed, regardless how smart he is.

Mitt has shown that he is willing to adhere to the party line rather than to utilize his vast experience.

Even Grover Norquist says that all the GOP wants is someone to sign the legislation put in front of them. No thinking is required.

Nonconlib
Happy Valley, UT

Mitt an expert on the economy? Hardly. Mitt is an expert on his own personal economy. Period. His economic proposals illustrate quite nicely that he understand only how the wealthy can become even more wealthy. He does not know the least thing about how to structure an economy that does not widen the growing divide between the haves and have-nots. How is a leveraged-buyout specialist going to apply those particular financial principles to the larger economy? We already have enough debt to go around.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Are you kidding? Why just here in these pages I've learned that Romney will do it all for the middle class. He's going to get us all easy, high paying jobs, send the illegals all back, get everyone back to church, fix marriage, eliminate taxes, unions and selfare, reduce gasoline costs by half, make us energy independent, sweep abortions, gays, and environmentalists under the rug, put a chicken in every pot and at least three guns in every home, get ads for cialis off the air, 'crack down' on everything, get tough with the chinese, eliminate all debt, and maybe for giggles let israel drag us into a war in Iran. In short, return us to the panacea GWB left us. In four years. Yes, the president can apparently do a great deal for the middle class.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To There You Go Again 10:14 a.m. Aug. 28, 2012

We are on the threshhold of hiring a person who is an expert on the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, and immigration...for starters.

Why dumb-down expectations for romney?

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Because Mitt isn't even close to being an expert on the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, and immigration...for starters. He's a neophyte at best and totally ignorant at worst. He is a very capable vulture capitalist, and that's about all. We deserve better.

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