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Published: Friday, Aug. 31 2012 9:26 a.m. MDT

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Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Romney said in his speech to the nation Thursday night. "Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page."

Americans may have supported his efforts but the republicans have only been obstructionists and childish in their demand from day one to make Obama a one term president.

Strikingly absent from Romney's campaign, including the three-day convention in Tampa, were detailed explanations of how he would tame deficit spending while also cutting taxes and expanding the armed forces.

Here's their plan...
They'll just keep spending off the books.
Tell us deficits don't matter, again.
We'll start a war with Iran, but then attack Turkmenistan.
Familiar? Only if your paying attention.

timpClimber
Provo, UT

I was working in SLC before, during and after the 2002 Olympics and every working day rode to work with five of the Oylmpic's staff members. I can vividly remember their down heartedness at the poor organization, lack of leadership and lack of trust in the original organizers. How that changed under Romney's leadership. They found him to be well organized, honest, smart, non judgemental and that he put in 20 hour days to turn the Olympics around. Even Romney's liberal female chief of staff when he was Governor of MA constantly says the same thing. He is the one real chance we have of turning back from the cliff of fiscal ruin the Obama has done nothing to avoid.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Repeal and Replace
I believe in a free market system where price is the main driver of what goods and services get produced. Insurance, other than healthcare, is a private market affair where competition will get the best coverage at the most economical price. Health care costs are another matter. Even the most primitive societies try to provide health care to their sick and/or injured members. Primary health care is a basic right of all human beings. But employers should not be burdened with providing health care for employees and their families. It is a drag on market efficiency.
Society, as in education, should provide this. Let it be through taxation and let each pay something. The money that goes to healthcare providers should go from the taxpayers to the providers. These costs would be about 20% of the costs if private insurance companies are involved. Health care insurance companies add nothing but costs to society. Whether it’s done at the state or federal level is another matter, but we need universal healthcare coverage for all. Repealing and not replacing is not an option.

DSB
Cedar Hills, UT

Can anyone name a single president - ever - who provided details of his plans to improve America by fixing taxes, giving us healthcare, expanding civil rights, getting people to work, stabilizing the economy, restoring values, fundamentally changing America, or any other high-minded generalized platitude?

I don't believe anyone can, because the devil is always in the details, and no one wants the downside of details getting in the way in an election. NO ONE.

I don't believe Romney is any less specific than anyone else, yet he is for some reason held to a higher standard of specificity than any other candidate in history. That's because the cry for specifics is always made by hypocritical partisans. I don't believe any candidate in history was elected from a shallower set of qualifications and specifics than President Obama, and all his followers didn't seem to care 4 years ago.

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

DSB,
They are just jealous. All they have to look forward to next week at the DNC convention is Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, Harry Reid, and Jimmy Carter.

They also know they'll never find one person on the planet who will come forth and share a good deed that President Obama performed, just out of the kindness of his heart and without any glory. Even when trying to honor Neil Armstrong's death, he inserted a picture of himself looking at the moon on his tumblr page. Sad.

I mean, they have to attack something, right?

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

@LoveLife

Yes

And please don't forget Bill Clinton: He is such a great spokesman to lecture about a "war on women" (sarcasm)

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

Counter~
It'll be so much fun that Hillary has opted to stay on the other side of the world.

Look out Sandra!

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Here are my thoughts on what the republicans are proposing. The economy, under their care, took a shot to the head from 2007 through 2009. The housing market collapsed. The banks needed to be rescued from their own negligence ( they effectively gave the banks a loaded gun and told them to go play russian roulette with it ), the job market was contracting at the rate of 800,000 jobs a month, and we have a deeply underfunded government - running in deep debt .

The American people changed doctors, where the current one stabilized the situation, but the patient is not healing as fast as many would like. We all get that.

But here is where it more odd. The republicans (the ones who provided the loaded gun ) solution is to become the doctor again, but this time, they want to go further, and deregulate even further. They would like to this time try it with two guns. Lets gutt the EPA, Lets deregulate the financial markets more. Lets declare a trade war with the only economy that is increasing the consumption of American made goods, And lets do all this while reducing the funding even more.

Its the definition of crazy.

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