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Published: Wednesday, July 18 2012 11:15 a.m. MDT

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one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

He is going to provide he tax returns? Will he stop using foreign tax havens and outsourcing?

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Barak's comments on small business has to be the most un-American thoughts to have ever come out of a president's mouth. Obama wants to punish sucessful people to create a socialist state that will take care of everyone's needs.

It is easy to rally those that collect income tax welfare (earned income credits, children credits, etc.) to vote for inceasing taxes on those un-deserving (felon) wealthy individuals (ie Romney). Down with all those job-creating money grabing snobs. We certainly don't want a smart hardworking successful individual running the government.

Barak is inciting class warfare to take attention away from the miserable job he has done with the economy.

DSB
Cedar Hills, UT

Tell us "one vote," who is more capable of having a positive impact on our country - a man with $100 million, or one with $50 million? Funny how having money in other countries is not unpatriotic for rich Democrats. Would you rather have a wise financial manager, or an unwise financial manager to lead us out of our current economic mess? In a downward spiraling American company of 500 employees, is it better to save 300 American jobs and outsource 100 jobs, or lose the entire company and all 500 jobs?

If Romney's record is so objectionable to you, why isn't Obama's admiration for GE of any concern to you, when they pay no taxes and outsource jobs on a level unseen by any of Bain's clients? I'll tell you why - because it has nothing to do with tax returns, foreign bank accounts or outsourcing. It's all about finding ANYTHING to destroy Romney to keep your man in power. The hypocrisy and faux outrage is so astoundingly evident that Obama's accusations seem more like SNL skits.

Never before has the strategy of "I know you are but what am I?" been more appropriate.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Romney sons defend dad, say goofiness is part of his charm, and that's what middle-class America needs, a "goofy GOP president" all while their GOP Congress fiddle as our economy stumbles deeper into their hole they created in 2008. Political strategist James Carville suggested that Republicans are angrier at Mitt Romney than they are at President Barack Obama because the presumptive GOP nominee's refusal to release complete financial records has complicated what should have been an easily winnable 2012 election. I think the Republicans are mad. And you know why they're mad?, Carville asked Fox News Sean Hannity. Because a Harvard-educated community organizer is beating them in a street fight. And they are mad about it because they are used to winning these fights. How can a guy be running for president, know he was going to run for president, and not be getting rid of a Swiss bank account?. Mitt Romney campaign hasn't invited Sarah Palin to speak at or even attend next month's Republican National Convention, in Tampa. Palin has never shied away away from an invitation to knock the Republican establishment. Neither will I.

MY VIEWS.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

I wanted to comment, but DSB has already said it best. So I will end with Ditto to DSB.

Glen in the Bronx
Bronx, NY

Seriously, I have no idea why anyone thinks a corporate raider is the experience this country needs in the White House. I would have a shred of respect for the man if he would at least stand by his signal achievement (health insurance reform) in his one term as governor or Massachusetts. Further. his dance around the tax return issue is painful to watch; and his unchallenged comment on FOX that since Teresa Heinz Kerry never released her tax returns in 2004 he does not see why he should either demonstrates a troubling detachment from reality. The growing perception is that something is in the returns that he *really* wants to keep secret and that whatever is in the returns is so bad that the fallout from keeping them secret is less damaging than making them public.

Leo Femedlers
El Paso, TX

Where were "one vote" and "Glen in da Bronx" when Obama wouldn't release his birth certificate in '08?

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

@Bro. Chuck - surely you can reference people from Bain, their clients, the Olympics, and Massachusetts who can tell us all how Romney presided with goofiness. No? Yeah, I didn't think so. I've seen Obama dance with Ellen, joke with The View, and sing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." So what - give me a break about goofiness. Total red herring pile of irrelevant garbage.

Secondly, thanks for regurgitating the undoubtedly unbiased punditry of James Carville. As a stage performer, he's always good for a laugh, but I doubt Republicans or voters will consider his consistent insane rantings of any value. He's honestly worse than any right-wing commentator.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

If a corporate raider isn't your choice, then tell me, what are you looking for?
Make sure your realistic to.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

Glen in the Bronx,

You forgot to mention the turnaround in job production Massachusettes had while Romney was governor. That might be considered an achievement.

Echo DSB's amazing comments above!!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@ouisc
Romney's team noted that his job performance his first year was poor because he inherited a mess and it took some time to turn things around. Why doesn't Obama get the same leeway? He inherited a trainwreck and within a year we were back to gaining jobs, albeit the gains have not come as quickly as we'd like but it's hardly like Romney's job record his latter years were steller.

raybies
Layton, UT

This is exactly why politics are so fun... Go Mitt!! You've weathered the Republicans, it's time to take out the Dems... Show'em all some vision!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

[Speaking in Pennsylvania on Monday, Romney delivered a free-wheeling attack on Obama's speech last Sunday. Obama raised eyebrows when he said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Romney retorted that the "idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor," ... To say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America, and it’s wrong."]

Context is key.

Obama: If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.

So he's not saying Steve Jobs didn't build Apple. He's saying Steve Jobs didn't build the roads used to ship Apple products out. Romney's misrepresenting Obama though what else can be expected...

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

President Obama wants to change the discussion from the economy to just about anything else and Romney keeps falling for it. The argument over the role of government in fostering industry is a waste of time. Of course it does. Where do you think the Internet came from? So what? Get back on message.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To Leo Femedlers 12:28 p.m. July 18, 2012

Where were "one vote" and "Glen in da Bronx" when Obama wouldn't release his birth certificate in '08?

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President Obama DID release his birth certificate in 2008 (the same type of birth certificate that we all get when we request one). and Hawaii officials confirmed time after time after time that it was authentic and valid. It was uploaded on his campaign's web page for all to see. Why didn't you look?

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@DSB
"who is more capable of having a positive impact on our country - a man with $100 million, or one with $50 million?"

Unanswerable, we don't know if the 50 million dollar guy has less money because he paid his workers better wages/benefits nor do we know what those two end up doing with their money.

"Would you rather have a wise financial manager, or an unwise financial manager to lead us out of our current economic mess? "

Businesses operate in the interest of the business itself, it doesn't care about anyone else. A president has to look out for all Americans. The skills are not actually transferable which is why Romney dodged the question about what specific skills he had that would be useful that came from his time at Bain.

As for GE... you do realize that Democrats are the ones trying to close loopholes corporations exploit right? Is it their fault Republicans block them through the filibuster?

ImaCaMan
Oceanside, CA

Re: Big Blue

Listen to what the President said, not what some right-wing nut job "tells" you what he said. The President said that everyone receives some type of help to make them succeed, i.e. a teacher who influenced you, and for example small businesses use "roads and bridges". They didn't build them but they use them to make their businesses succeed. HE never said they didn't build their business. Bridges and roads; I must have missed how many bridges and roads Steve Jobs built.

IDC
Boise, ID

If you want someone to decide if you succeed or not regardless of effort or ability, vote for Obama.

If you want to be rewarded for effort, ingenuity, and hard work, vote for Romney.

Look at any endeavor where success is not rewarded or worse, is punished and see what you find. If work is not rewarded, work will not be done.

I'll take a rich successful businessman any day over a liftime politician who has never produced or even been a part of anything that has produced anything. If Romney is guilty of something, try him in court.

Article-Reader
Spanish Fork, UT

Atl134: i'm sure Henry Ford was elated that someone invested in roads, so that he could sell cars. Oh, wait. . . nope, Cars came before roads, why else would we need roads? Also, business is the art of fulfilling needs. Entrepreneurs have no one to thank for their success except the American People that purchase the products and services that are being sold. The American Government gets it's power from the people, but B. O. would have you believe that the people get their power from the Government. This is anti-American, and is contrary to every single article and amendment in the US Constitution. We the people, not We the Government.

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

If keeping your money in off-shore tax havens is job creation, then Romney has something to brag about!

When we actually get down to the nuts and bolts, debating policy, Romney is going to have a hard sell justifying more tax cuts which greatly benefit the wealthy.

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