Utahns have donated $4.8M to campaign, likely $1M more Tuesday
The problem is that Romney conflates the folks who receive government assistance
with the group that supports Obama. They are not the same. The vast majority of
folks on assistance are actually found in southern Red states (and Idaho) that
vote Republican, and are not located in the more liberal coastal states that
voted for Obama. Romney did not tell the truth to his wealthy supporters in the
video clip, but they bankrolled him anyway because they heard what they wanted
to hear, regardless of the truth.
To "LDS Liberal" wow, you really suck into 100% false conspiracy
thories. We should call you a "Taxer", if you believe that theory.See the NY Times story "Tax Credits Shed Light on Romney". In
there they state "American taxpayers who claim the foreign tax credit are
required to report their total foreign taxes paid and tax credits used for the
previous 10 years. So that return contains foreign tax data going back to
2000.The good news for Mr. Romney is the forms suggest that he paid
at least some federal income tax every year, as he has said he did."The NY Times believes that Romney at least filed income taxes. If he
didn't pay income taxes, did he do anything illegal? If he did nothing
illegal, then he hasn't done anything wrong. If nothing wrong was done,
jsfCenterville, UTReally liberal how is Romney going to be any
more a problem for the church than Harry Reid...1:40 p.m. Sept. 18,
2012======== If indeed Harry Reid was right - and Romney
paid no income taxes for the last 10 years, Bro. Reid was telling the truth, and
Bro. Romney lied to the World.He's made his being a Mormon, a
Bishop and a Stake Preident central issue to his getting elected, If
he's now caught red-handed lying like that in the National Lime-light, and using his Tithing and the Church as the reason for his disception -- My oh
MY, that will not look good.
Liberals why do you not mention all the private fundraisers Obama continues to
go back to in Hollywood? Again the liberals are willing to let their Obama
slide as he goes after the money of the elitists on the west coast and the east
coast, and somehow it is bad for Romney to seek donations. Really liberal how
is Romney going to be any more a problem for the church than Harry Reid and his
millions received by fleecing the taxpayers by using inside information?
Wow, the liberals are showing that they don't remember the news for more
than about 2 days, unless it is something bad about a conservative.If you look at the actual data, and not what Obama claims, you will find what
the WSJ found in their article "The Data Behind Romney’s 47%
Comments." There they show that 49% of all households receive direct
government benefits. You can verify that in the article "47% in U.S. escape
federal income tax" from the Herald Sun.According to various
articles, and USDA press releases, as of June 2012 we have a record number of
people in the US receiving food stamps. See "USDA: Americans receiving food
stamps hits record 46.7 mln people in June" in the DesMoines Register. Even
the Fact Checkers at ABC agree.Tell us, did Romney say anything that
wasn't the truth? Do people who pay $0 in federal income tax care about
additional tax cuts? Do people who are dependent on the government want to hear
that they are being cut off, and that they have to work?
Mitt is absoljutely correct in what he says. People who get their living and
other entitlements from the government do not want to see a change.
Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the Days of '47 now, doesn't
it!On a more serious note;The saddest irony will be finding
out Senator Reid was telling the truth after all.I can't think
of a bigger PR nightmare for the LDS Church if the unthinkable is true.
The truth hurts...!!! 47%???
Romney's right. People have learned how to get an advantage from the
government. What interest do they have in change? I saw one post above that
called Romney 'un-American' for his comments. Putting your trust and
depending on a central government for your support in life is just about as far
away from being an American as you can get. I don't recall the patriots
and Concord and Lexington fighting the British Army because the government
wasn't providing enough services.
Does he brag about his low tax rate and secret returns with the billionaires?
There are two newspapers in Salt Lake City, Utah. The people have had their
chance to read either paper. Over the years, and by design, one paper has been
for people who comment about Democrat issues and other, Republican issues. This type of forum has translated to one, politically, has no real
Republican values. There are very few who comment positively about a Republican
candidate in the past 18 months that Mitt Romney has been attempting to gain the
nomination and hopefully the President of the United States of America.Salt Lake City's Deseret News has had standards prior to online comments,
that they use for their hard copy comments to the editor.Is there
anything virtuous, of good report or praiseworthy in this forum?The
audience can go the Salt Lake Tribune and post these kinds of comments but our
President needs an accountability.Open press will do that for both
candidates but even the titles of some of these AP articles sublimate to Deseret
News becoming a yellow press.Mitt needs cash as the programs of the
past 50 years have made people become like seagulls who get all their food from
the handouts. Money buys everything
Hide your wallets, Mitts in town looking for your money again.Do you
folks realize 47% of you are moochers???
re: zeroczarsSome of those tax avoiders vote GOP. Well, if they were
smart wouldn't any longer.What the taxes or lack there of from
Mitt's favorite people... you know corporations?Taxing income
is silly. Taxing consumption may be better?
Mitt speaks the truth! Records show that welfare; SS disability; unemployment
and overseas spending of our tax dollars have gone up with Obama more and faster
than any other President. And he did in in 3.5 years.Because of these
events, more people are depending on the government for support That is what
Mitt is talking about. This should be taken care of by Faith Based help and
personal donations. Mitt has donated more to the needy than all of this admin.
Another set of secret meetings with the country club set to make jokes about
everyone not a millionaire? We need a President that represents more than the
1/2 of one percent and fellow church members.
Here's a lovely statement by Mitt who would be the wonderful bi-partisan
leader of our Nation:"There are 47 percent of the people who
will vote for the President no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who
are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are
victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who
believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to
you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it
to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...These are people
who pay no income tax ..."Lies and blatant mischaracterizations
are sins...And highly unAmerican! But, hey Mitt, good luck in that
What's up w/ all the visits? Is Mitt only at **47%** of where
he needs to be?
All the money in the world, and all the king's men, could put Mitt Romney
back together again. Willard Mitt Romney has to be the worst candidate to ever
run for President.
We love Mitt Romney! Romney-Ryan 2012
I wonder if it will be taped?
Utah's donate a lot of money to Romney? Stop the presses!Interesting no mention of how much money Utahn's have donated to Obama.
Or any one else, for that matter. While Utah contributions to the
Obama campaign logically won't be nearly as much as Romney, as little
contrast of fact might have been nice. That way we could gauge how much MORE
popular in Utah Romney is than Obama. Or by what margin. Or if contributions to
the Republican or Democratic party are within historical norms. Or any other
factoid that may have been useful to gain perspective on an election with more
than a single candidate or issue.But this is the Deseret News, where
the only angle worth reporting on is Romney.
Willard milks the cash cow. Again. Ho-hum.