Published: Sunday, Sept. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
The "47 percent" fiasco is also a disappointment. Mr. Romney needs to
return to the classroom.
Sounds like this person on one hand bashes government intrusion while demands it
to protect American jobs. You can't have your cake and eat it
too. Another example of how the right wing has no idea what
it's talking about. You folks really don't have any solutions. You cry
for free market and then complain when the free market hurts you.
So Republicans ask, what has Obama done, and when they get any examples, they
nit pick and denigrate, forgetting all the while that the GOP played the leading
role in shipping jobs and manufacturing overseas. And then they nominate a guy
who built his fortune on this and dismantling American companies. On top of it,
the Republican candidate refuses to tell any of us how he will fix the very mess
that he and his party created. This allegations of this letter are simply
Obama is such a hypocrite. He pretends to be “insulted” by the
Romney comment about the 47% (who do not pay federal income taxes) seeing
themselves as victims while he has this group solidly in his pocket! Of course
the 47% see themselves as victims, if they didn’t they would have no need
for income redistribution, no need for Obamacare, no need for food stamps, no
need for Obama to give them free stuff! The entire Democrat message is one of
selling victimhood! Victims of whom? Usually the “rich”, not
counting rich Democrats, they are fine (more hypocrisy). Or its “evil
corporations” or “big oil” or somehow its Wall Street’s
fault you’re a victim! Until Americans stop seeing themselves as victims,
we will continue to decline as a nation in every way that a nation can decline!
Democrats need all the “victims” they can get because few people who
actually pay federal income taxes will not vote for them!
You are entitled to your own opinion. You are entitled to waste your vote. Me,
I'm voting for the amazing commander in chief currently in office.
Partisan Utahns think Bush III (Romney) would solve all our problems....wrong!
Just try to be respectful during this amazing President Obama's next term.
I've heard way too much poor-sportsmanlike, un-patriotic ranting the last 4
years. It's about the will of the American people... and not about YOU!
Eric, you missed that one completely. That is not what the ad says, your
retreval is not what happened. China likes to "bend" the rules from
various trade agreements to their benefit. Obama called them on it. That is the
fact my friend. Discuss, agree or disagree but 'just the facts sir, just
A very sad commentary indeed when the president's only re-election strategy
is unrelenting character assassination of his opponent. Would it not be
refreshing for the president to try, just try leadership for once. Try being a
leader for once, for all Americans, rather than beat down the character of his
opponent. No record of progress to run on. No record of building unity across
the aisle to run on. No record of hope, prosperity, and optimism to run on. Just
the record of forcing his agenda upon his own party and upon the entire nation.
Just the record of massive debt and divisiveness.
The president isn't going to change your mind, and romney won't change
@ RikitikitaviSo what are Romney's solutions?I'm sorry, but one lined zingers of, "free market" and "lower
taxes" aren't solutions. Nor do I like his ideas of vouchers for
Medicare or taking away low interest rates for student loans.And
don't even get me started with his demands for even lower taxes on the
rich, more defense spending, and military intervention in Iran. Lastly, how do we even know if Romney plans on doing any of these things? He
has shown no backbone. So again, lets remember back to what his party did to our
country just a few years ago. No thanks.Bush III is not at all what
@Mountainman. Mitt Romney does not pay Fica taxes. He doesn't pay income
taxes (capital gains only) either so i guess he is part of the so called 47
percent. It is sad that people like Romney and people that support
him think that 47 percent of Americans are victims and moochers. Almost
everybody who earns an income at least pays FICA taxes. Also many people defend
Romney about his tax rate situation and say nothing is wrong with it and that he
is only paying what is legally required of him. Well those people who pay no
federal income tax are only paying what is legally required of them.I think the real hypocrisy is republicans decry these victims but then they
paint themselves as victims of an Obama economy.
Mr. Obama has exported green jobs, failed to create domestic jobs, wasted money
on ill conceived projects like Solyndra and others which benefit only his
supporters, recklessly used the "Chinese credit card" which he ridiculed
Bush for as unpatriotic and irresponsible, bragged about getting bin Laden with
information gained from enhanced interrogation that he has condemned, confused
our energy priorities, done nothing to make post-partisan politics the norm
("We won, get to the back of the bus.") and has embraced the radial left
in his appointments. He has demonstrated his incompetence as commander in chief.
I won't be voting for him gain.
More worthless propaganda from the right.
re: The Real MaverickI agree. Can't wait to see Mitty swing
& miss with the same old and tired cliches on Wed. The GOP is the party of
wedge issues and sound bites.re: ShaunAgree. If as Bill
Clinton said the "too big to fails" are sitting on mountains of cash
then why aren't using it. BC said they could write off alot the bad
mortgages and that alone would kick start the economy. Perhaps, Mitt favorite
people (corporations) are as whiney, petulant, & vindictive as republicans
in the Senate & House.P.S. Didn't Osama & Ghaddafi
cease to be on Barry's watch?
Although not a Romney-ite by any means I think that economically, vis-a-vis
China, he is more likely to do something to stay or slay, our main economic
rival, the Chinese "dragon". He did, the course of the Republican
presidential debates, raise the issue of unfair competition in the economic
arena citing China specifically, and on more than one occasion. Saint George
did slay a dragon once, so they say, would 'Saint Mitt' do the same?
Republicans caused many problems for the American people and many of those
problems were created just to bring failure to President Obama.The
state of the economy is the work of businessmen, mainly republicans, who have
great hatred for President Obama himself. Businessmen have withheld investments
and any action that would create jobs for people. Their excuses for not helping
is that they were afraid of not making a profit and other flimsy arguments. But
the fact is that republicans caused the bad economy and not the President of the
United States. In both the House and the Senate the party of no
prevented any effort by Obama to solve the problems. President Obama seems to
have caved to the false philosophy of conservatives that giving money to
business and rich people would create jobs. All the so called plans to help
only gave more money to businessmen who still refused to help. The truth is that businessmen do what businessmen do. Businessmen create jobs
only when needed to create products needed by consumers who have money from
jobs. That’s why they are called businessmen, not “good
So, what do you say about the 43% who want the turnip? Criticizing one
individual for having 47% "in the bag" says a lot about the other
individual having 43% blindly following him.As with all political
statistics, these numbers can be spun in a variety of ways depending on the
needs of those doing the spinning. It's like saying 95% of white males put
on their sock sock before putting on their left sock and is proof that they
prefer conservative ideas to progressive ideas.Hard work, taking
responsibility, and patriotic loyalty are not "Republican-only" values.
The so-called 47% are not "victims" just because Republicans say they
see themselves that way. It sounds more like Republicans see themselves as
victims because they may lose the presidential race again and they are looking
for someone to blame for their loss. They like to criticize anyone getting
"something" from the government unless they are getting it from the
government.Remember, Republicans love Big Government when they are
in charge of the government. They just don't want to pay for it. They
prefer to use a government credit card.
Mountanman Hayden, IDThe term "income redistribution" is
just the re-packaged anti-tax jargon that has been around for years.
"Income theft" doesn't work with those outside the anti-tax world
because most people recognize the social compact necessary to develop and
maintain a community.However, the anti-tax folk always like the
benefits they receive. They just don't want to pay for them. And then
they complain about a certain group getting more than their share without
acknowledging that the "certain group" is usually themselves in the
nature of corporations and other large business entities. Although it's
convenient to blame the poor and powerless, we usually see "income
redistrubution" flowing upwards.It's like Donald Rumsfeld
say " . . . you go to war with the Army you have . . . " without
admitting that the Bush administration wanted to invade Iraq on the cheap and
not raise taxes to pay for it. How many lives were lost because our soldiers
were not given the equipment they deserved? Well, we did, at least, avoid
"income redistribution" wanted to the save lives of
non-federal-tax-paying victims.Republicans only like to
"redistribute wealth" to military suppliers because they "create
Forced income redistribution is fine as long as you are on the receiving end! Oh
to be a “victim” and get free stuff paid for by others who had to
actually work for it! As Margaret Thatcher accurately stated,” The problem
with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money to
spend”. Is a $16 trillion national debt proof enough that socialists ran
out of other people’s money a long time ago and are now spending our
grandchildren’s future, not yet born? If not, what is the number, $25
trillion that Obama’s second term will produce? Cradle to grave nanny
state is alive and well, but the trick under Democrat leadership is to live long
enough to make it to the cradle!
The writer must have really been disappointed when your hero Bush gave his two
"the economic sky is falling" speeches before he jumped on the golf
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