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Published: Saturday, Sept. 15 2012 8:38 a.m. MDT

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DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Thank you for printing this story. It is filled with facts that will be hidden from most voters as the Democrats and their stenographers in the media keep up their attacks on "the evil rich" and "Romney doesn't care about people."

Now, in the interest of fairness, let's go see if anyone can find similar true stories where Obama or Biden have done similar good deeds with their own considerable wealth, not tax dollars.

BrentBot
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's look at some other charitable activities of Mitt Romney:

Volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

Unpaid intern in Governor's office 8 years.

Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.

Unpaid bishop and stake president 10 years.

Took no salary as president of the Salt Lake Olympics 3 years.

No salary as Massachusetts governor 4 years.

Gave his ENTIRE INHERITANCE to charity.

That's a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that's the kind of man Mitt Romney is.

And he'll show you his:

1) Un-doctored Birth Certificate!

2) College transcripts!

3) Law degree!

4) Un-doctored Draft notice!

5) And un-doctored Social Security card, and what state it's registered in!

When was the last time we elected a politician of this character, intellect, experience and integrity?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

When I think of beck, I think of hyperbolic, Herculean leaps of chalkboard logic into the realm of the near insane, combined with nazi props. I'm not surprised he's staging a mitt love in, and some of the stuff he says might be true. But nobody's mind is going to be changed, as far as voting.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

We're not electing a nice-guy-in-chief, we're electing a President. At least for me the argument has always been about how his policies aren't helpful to the lower and middle classes. Personal giving is nice and all but that only helps so many people... as President the bills you sign and decisions you make affect everyone so that's going to matter more.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

If Glen beck overlooked president Obamas shortcomings and touted his strengths to the same extent that he does George Washington's, Glen Beck would be president Obama's biggest cheer leader.

In other words, he isn't about the truth, but he has an agenda, and he uses facts selectively to support that addenda. That addenda? To make a long story short, he supports changing tax policy in such a way that would transfer even more wealth from the middle class and the poor to the very well to do.

I have to hand it to Glen, he has been rather successful in getting the middle class and many poor to support policies and candidates that would further this addenda. This is an rather a amazing accomplishment, given that he has gotten so many people to act against their own best interests. Once their social security that they paid into all their life has been gutted, or once food stamps are no longer available to protect those who have lost their jobs or are under employed, they may regret that they fell for his sales job.

the truth
Holladay, UT

It's not surprising the extreme left would come on crying lies or trying to tell us it doesn't matter.

The left will only believe what their leftest leaders and pundits tell them to believe.

Th truth does not have an agenda nor an ideology.

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@atl134

How are obama's policies helping the poor and middle class?

Rising energy costs (energy will necessarily sky rocket under his polices), increasing the cost of food and heat and electricity and all other goods and services making life MORE difficult for the poor and middle class,

continued High unemployment and increased dependency on government,

rising deficits that are economically destroying the country,

horrible foreign policies that dis our allies and befriend radical extremists like the muslim brotherhood and stirring up a firestorm in the middle east,

policies that increasing regulation and taking away freedom, controlling schools, restaurants, grocery stores, even bake sales, using unmanned predator drones to spy on our citixens, renewing the patriot act, passing executive order to arrest and detain and kill citizens without due process,

policies that are increasing the cost of health care and the number of irs agents by 16000,

taxing charity,

which policies are helping?

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

How nice.
Glenn Beck, an LDS member who has a weak record in relation to accurately and truthfully reporting on his program is touting Mitt Romney, another LDS member, with a questionable history of accuracy and truth in his quest to become president.

Meanwhile, Mitt's stances continue to shape-shift.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Romney says nobody has asked him for his birth certificate. Big difference.

He got a draft notice but went on a mission to France instead. Since the greatest thing you can do is lay down your life for your friends and since Mitt actually held a sign at a demonstration FOR the draft - that was not the most selfless choice was it?

Beck is praising Mitt for not seeking aknowlegment for his service but it comes strangly at a time that his political campain is trying to seek aknowlengement for Romney being a human.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Re the truth

How do Obamas energy policies help the middle class? For starters he has pushed through even stricter auto fuel economy standards which will be taking place over the nect several years, helping our country to rely less on imported sources. This makes it less of a necessity that we have to continually go to war in the middle east.

Next he is actively supporting renewable sources of energy.

In addition he is fighting for tax fairness. Due to past mis-management, the federal government will have to cut back. Obama is ensuring that this burden will not fall exclusively on the poor and middle class.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@the truth
"or trying to tell us it doesn't matter."

Well it doesn't, at least not to any real extent. I'm pretty sure there's nothing Obama could've done from a charitable perspective that would change your vote.

"How are obama's policies helping the poor and middle class?"

Healthcare cost increases are at their slowest rate in over a decade. For the first time in over a decade fewer people were uninsured this past year compared to the previous year. 4.5 million private sector jobs have been gained the past 2.5 years. Jobs bills (thrown in the trash by the Republicans) would've yielded plenty more in areas like education and construction.

The foreign policy criticism is silly when you're got Governor shoots-before-aiming over there.

Regulation protects people. After what the banks were doing that caused the recession, why would we want them to mess around in the derivatives market like that? Why would we want them to get to a point where their failure would decimate the economy much worse than what we just went through?

I agree on detention on patriot act but... republicans support those things.

Rutland vs. Medfield
Seattle, Wa

Re: the truth

"Th(sic) truth does not have an agenda nor an ideology."

This is the only true statement in your comment.

Pendergast
SLC, UT

@ Hutterite 10:02 a.m.

Agreed.

Re: cjb 10:58 a.m.

"If Glen beck overlooked president Obamas shortcomings and touted his strengths to the same extent that he does George Washington's, Glen Beck would be president Obama's biggest cheer leader."

Usually, a picture is worth 1000 words. However, the cover of the aforementioned book can be summed up in 1 word.... ego.

very concerned
Sandy, UT

Could it actually be that Mitt IS a decent man? For purposes of making a point, I will not comment here on President Obama's character, but as far as Mitt is concerned, please at least be open to the fact that he may be a wise and honest person. Don't just have a knee-jerk reaction based on his party affiliation.

I believe Mitt IS a good man, along the likes of Reagan and Jimmy Carter. I liked John McCain too, if you really want to know. There have been good men and women of both parties who have served their countries well, maybe differently, but well.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

Who in their right mind is going to believe Glenn Beck; Romney needs to release his tax returns and let the voters decide for themselves.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Look,
I admit...I have been hard kn Mitt Romney.
And I will probably NOT vote for him and here's why --

I like the OLD Mitt Romney,
the Gov. Romney before the Tea-Party extremeists morphed him into a monster after their own kind.

I liked the Romneycare Healthcare politician.
I liked the Pro-choice [per LDS policy] Romney - not the GOP platform of No aboration, ever, not for ANY reason tea-party extremeist.
I liked the Anti-War Romney.
I liked the Pro-Union Romney.
I liked the Enviromentally friendly North Eastern Rockerfeller Republican from Massachucetts.

I don't like this Flip-Flopping, say-anything, Tea-Party stooge the GOP has changed and created.

The Taxman
Los Angeles, CA

DN - Since when is what one entertainment talk show host is talking about news?

Are you going to tell us what Jay and Dave and Ellen talked about on their last programs too?

The only reason you would print this "article" is if you are shilling for Romney and/or Beck, which you should not be doing.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Mitt Romney is not a politician.

Politicians are the one's who enhance their income and assets at the expense of the taxpayers.

Obama is a politician.

Wonder
Provo, UT

I think Mitt Romney is a fine individual and has done lots to help people. I don't dispute that one iota. But I'm not going to vote for him because I don't think his policies are good for the USA. I think we are more likely to go to war with a President Romney, I think the poor and middle class will become poorer with a President Romney and I am afraid that the "know-nothing" elements of the Republican party will hold more sway with a President Romney (he doesn't seem to have the spine to tell them to back off of silly anti-science rhetoric, etc.) So, while I think he's probably a wonderful human being, I don't want him to be President.

OnlyInUtah
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Mitt Romney will be the most honorable President of the past century. Liberals refuse to look at the purity of his heart and concern for others while nit picking at little details hoping to confuse the issues.

Obama isn't half the man of character that Mitt Romney is.

The Taxman
Los Angeles, CA

This story (regarding an entertainment program) is not news and DN has no business trying to pass it off as such. I thought the Church was supposed to be nonpartisan?

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