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Published: Friday, Sept. 21 2012 6:20 a.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Yes, Willard wants to change things. Change things back to the policies and practiccs that caused the mess we're in now. Change things to make the uber-wealthy even more favored and protected. Change things to make the remainder of the people even more burdened. That is NOT the change we need. No thanks.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Social Security is going to be looked at for a reduction of benefits. The shape of the Social Security fix will depend on who is elected in the coming elections.

Currently Social Security tax applies only to the first $107,000 of income. Any money that a person makes at their work over $107,000 is not taxed by Social Security. One possible way to fix Social Security would be for the tax to apply to all earned income above $107,000. Another possible fix would be to reduce the Social Security benefits.

The fact is, Republicans are most likely to reduce Social Security benefits, and continue to not tax earned income above $107,000. Democrats are most likely to begin to tax income above $107,000 and not reduce Social Security benefits.

When you go to the polls you should keep this in mind. Can you afford to get less in Social Security than you are planning to get now? If not keep this in mind and vote accordingly.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Romney said Thursday. "...... Republicans and Democrats will come together." "

Good luck with that. Much easier said than done.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

The problem with Romney and frankly with the whole Conservative movement, is that they just react and jump on whatever Obama is saying, instead of charting their own course for the country. Reagan talked more about Conservative ideas and how he would change Washington and the country. He was far less negative and reactive than this campaign. The Conservatives are run today by Limbaugh and the looney Religious Right, who still haven't decided on Romney. I say forget them, since they have no choice who to vote for and go after the moderates in the middle who will decide this election.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"The Conservatives are run today by...."

Eastcoastcoug. You forgot Grover Norquist who has backed the majority of the Republicans in Congress into a corner. Including Mitt and Paul Ryan

238 Representatives and 41 Senators have signed the pledge.

Funny how the pledge allows for spending increases but not tax increases.

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

since obama hasn't ever carried the mantel who will be handing it to Mitt? Biden, Hillary, Nancy or Harry? Stunning lineup.

IMAN
Marlborough, MA

I love it when Mitt speaks. Mr. Obama's approval rating increases everytime he does.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

Mitt Romney continues his comedy of errors...

So where is the actual "news"?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Hey Mitt...47%!

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

eastcoastcoug: and of course you dems never do that! Right?
When you think of this man refusing to meet with Netanyahu because he doesn't have time. Yet, the leader of the free world has time to schmooze with Jc etc, and appear on letterman where he doesn't even know the amount of the national debt when he took office or now.
The middle east is on fire & our paper tiger missed security briefings both before & after the murder of our ambassador. In fact missed a huge amount of briefings. Don't try to tell me he read them on his ipod, that pix was staged after the fact.
When exactly does he have time to work with his cabinet (not this whole year) or to sit down with his jobs council (again not at all). Thank goodness for Univision at least they had some real reporters to question our (cough, cough) dear leader.?
WE need a real leader who will spend time doing the country's business, not out playing golf all the time.

non believer
PARK CITY, UT

So this is a statement from Romney in 2007
“I believe that at this time, to change Washington, it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more private sector skill, experience outside Washington. I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside," Romney said in late 2007
Talk about being a Hypocrite!

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Wait for it....and flop.

Back in 2007, Romney agreed that change does not start in Washington.

ROMNEY SAID, “I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside,” he said on December 30, 2007.

Now that = the white flag of surrender? !

I will never vote for a dishonest mormon for president. Never. That's the last thing I want representing my faith.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Recording devices continue to be Romney's greatest threat. I bet you won't hear Romney's quote in 2007 on FOX.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Star Bright said: When you think of this man refusing to meet with Netanyahu because he doesn't have time.
or ..or.. maybe he's tired of Netanyahu (Nutty Yahoo) calling everyday telling him what America can do for Israel.

The rest of your post is just radio parroting which has already been addressed multiple times.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

to the libs that can't think straight, romney is an outsider, barry is not. he is the president. duh.

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

The last persons that tried to change Washington got killed for it. Unfortunately, the same fate likely awaits anyone that tries to do the same. Democrat or Republican, two side of the same coin, we're not going to see much change regardless of who is elected. Obama, who was elected on the promise of change, just gave us more of the same and made the problems worse.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Furry,
I have yet to hear Romney call for a return to the non-traditional mortgages barney frank forced on fanny and Freddie. THAT is what got us into our current mess. There you are untruthful when you say he wants a return to the practices that got us into this mess. I suspect you also use MSNBC as your main source of disinformation and therefore did not hear Romney when he said the wealthy would continue to bear as large a portion of the tax burden as they do now.

Cjb,
The problem with raising the level of income taxed for SS is that the concomitant benefits are also increased, so SS’s obligations increase. I do not know if there is a net gain by raising the income level. Reagan and Tip O’Neal extended the life of SS by gradually raising the eligibility age.

Eastcoastcoug,
I guess you missed the plans Ryan and other conservatives put out, only to have them twisted and lied about by the dems and their lap-dog media. To say they have presented no plans is untruthful.

CottageCheese
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

What we saw yesterday in the Univision interview is what happens when B.Obama does not have a teleprompter or script and gets asked REAL questions.

He lied, flailed, avoided, dodged, and distracted.

His answer regarding security at the Libya embassy? L.O.L.

His answer regarding Eric Holder and Fast/Furious. F.O.L (Flat out lie)

CottageCheese
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Deregulation and bad mortgage incentives began back in the Clinton era folks.

All you people saying that the same things that got us into this mess that are "Republican" or "Conservative" ideals are W.R.O.N.G.

Do some real research and quit spouting off mainstream media talking points.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

Here's a novel idea: Obama/Romney! They both think alike - Romneycare/Obamacare, can't change Washington from the inside, but from the outside, etc. That way, since Mitt can't seem to remember what he says and flip-flops about, he could come out of the closet and let us know who he really is, and we could get rid of Biden in the process.

Obama/Romney 2012!

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