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Published: Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Yes, I see it now. It's deja vu. Didn't we see this picture twelve years ago? The plot is the same for this narrative. Only the names have changed.

freedomingood
provo, Utah

Employment is up, stock market is on a 5 year high. We can't afford more of that....

Wouldn't it be great if Romney could just slide into a recovering economy and take credit for it? It must be confusing to be republican.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

"Romney has given us his vision for the future in enough detail."

Enough detail for any thinking person to recognize that his "plan" will not work. Second-grade arithmetic is "enough" to prove that. And those "studies" he keeps citing to support his bad math? Opinion pieces written by conservative consultants and commentators. Those are not studies.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

OK, let me get this straight. The President is not a dictator, therefore he cannot effect change in the national economy by himself without Congress. But Barack Obama is a failure for not single handedly turning the economy around? Congress certainly wasn't willing to work with him; their only goal was to get their man in the White House, regardless of how much they had to hurt the country to do it. And Mitt Romney has made plenty of statements about how he himself will put America back to work and on the road to prosperity.

Romney and the Republican Congress will never get the deficit to zero. They want to increase military spending by at least a trillion and believe that cutting nondiscretionary spending can somehow close the gap when it is the cost of Medicare, Social Security, and Defense that are the primary source of the debt. You can lay off every federal employee, gut all minor federal programs, cease all funding to NPR & PBS, cancel all the government not involved in Medicare, SS, and defense, and you won't get the deficit to zero. But sure, elect him and see what happens.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Which Romney? The one who panders to the far right? The one who tries to pretend to be a moderate? The one who doesn't give a fig about women and women's rights, or the one who tries to pretend that he does? The one who disparages close to half the people in the country or the one who, when he's caught doing so, says he really ddn't mean what he clearly said in an unguarded moment? There is a different Mitt Romney pretty much every time he turns around; a guy who tries to etch-a-sketch away what he said and did before. Flip. Flop. Flip. Flop. That is NOT what we need for President. NO THANKS!

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The real truth is that the President is the only part of the government that best represents people, all people.

State governments and their “elected” representatives are owned and operated by private interest groups and not the people who live there. It has been that way since the very beginning of this nation. It will not change unless the people find a way to overcome the roadblocks placed in the way of democracy.

So, when the candidate says "I will consult with the Congress and draw on their cooperation to decide the specifics", he is really saying he will choose the private interests over the will of the people.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Funniest line in this letter: "he has given us enough detail. . . ."
And I love the 'vision for the future' stuff too. Hilarious.

J Thompson
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Romney has proven that he knows how to hire people. This country needs tax paying workers. Obama has put millions on welfare and then opened the public treasury to pay their welfare checks. Since he had no money to back those checks, he borrowed it from China. Now China is holding him hostage. They demand that more businesses more to China. They demand that no restrictions be placed on them. Romney has addressed China. Obama has looked the other way. Romney has addressed taxes and the necessity of creating more jobs and getting people off welfare. Obama has looked the other way. Romney pointed out that Obama has stopped oil companies from drilling and that all "new" production is on private lands. Obama refused to answer the question.

It's clear that those who want higher taxes are on the public payroll. It's clear that they have never owned a business and never hired another American to work for them. It's clear that they do not have to deal with the uncertainty of Obamacare and of the regulations Obama's administration have put on us.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

J Thompson
What a marvelous fantasy world.
More people are on welfare because of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Romney has 'addressed taxes'? Yes, with a five trillion dollar tax cut, apparently paid for by some kind of spell he learned at Hogwarts, since he's described no plausible alternative.
As for 'those who want higher taxes are on the public payroll,' or 'have never hired another American to work for them,' I would point out that two enthusiastic supporters of and advisors to Obama include Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Oh, and the Obama administration has reduced federal regulations over those imposed by Bush.
See, isn't it refreshing to deal with facts?

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Obama agrees, it is a one-term proposition.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Each position statement is later clarified...by romney and/or the campaign and/or the rnc.

Vision of the future?

freedomingood
provo, Utah

If children could vote, Romney would be against broccoli and for free puppies.

His adult campain isn't any more complicated than that.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Mad Hatter" actually what you are seeing is a repeat of the 1980 elections. The Democrats are again running Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan. Lets not forget how that turned out not only for the Democrats, but for the nation.

To "freedomingood" actually, unemployment is still growing. They are now able to mask it better. The U6 unemployment number (those that gave up looking, but would like to work plus the current unemployment rate) is at 15%. We have the lowest labor participation rate since 1980.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@redshirt

And romney will have the unemployment rate down to 3.7% by 4/15/13 as reported by romney on hannity.

Demo Dave
Holladay, UT

I think Dal meant 'clamor', not 'clamber'. Look 'em up.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

To J Thompson: The annual federal budget for TANF, which is the program that people refer to as "welfare" is 16.6 billion dollars. That budget has not increased since Obama became president. It represents less than 1/2 of 1% of federal spending. I'm sure you won't believe me, so look it up.

louie
Cottonwood Heights, UT

If you look at GDP trends the US took a sizable dip in 2009. But since then it is following a similar rate as in years past, in fact, this year the projected growth is at $800 billion for 2012. You can also add the fact the markets have doubled in a three year period. Both these economic indicators are at near record paces. The recovery is not immediate but what can you expect following the biggest recession in 80 years. The economy is becoming less and less a political leverage for Romney and team.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I had a good comment that didn't make it into this one.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

He has? Oh, cool, so I assume someone tell me what his plan is (with arithmetic) for
A: paying for his 5 trillion tax cut (if he only slashed rates 20% across the board), specifically which loopholes would he like to close
B: balancing the budget, or at least cutting the deficit in half.

Ford DeTreese
Provo, UT

I vote J Thompson for the Joseph Goebbels memorial chair of propaganda in the new administration.

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