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Published: Friday, Sept. 28 2012 4:29 p.m. MDT

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NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Bob KJAr There are LDS general authorities that are democrats. Your post is out of line. SOphie 62 You posts are excellent. There are many unemployed people desperate for work. They may be receiving food stamps. That does mean they feel entilted or lack responsibility. Romney and many posters on here don't understand that. The real issue it the economy. Romney blames people for their circumstances. People are not the problem, theeconomy is. 47% may not pay taxes. Blame the tax code not people. I don't for one second believe that 47% of Americans believe that government owes them a living. Americans as a whole are a responsible people. I don't know anybody who would rather collect gov't benefits than be gainfully employed. I admit that are some who are dependent and feel entitled, but not 47%. It is obvious that Romney considers half the country free-loaders. That is the issue. Romney says believe in America. I say believe in people and stop insulting them like so many on here do. We need to stop being so judgemental of others.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

I read just over half of these comments. I gotta say, I feel like I need a shower. Especially after reading the ones by the people attacking Reid and other Mormon Democrats saying they can't be good Mormons, or that they are lesser Mormons. Really disturbing stuff, that.

Reminds me of why I stay as far away from that religion as possible.

kosimov
Riverdale, UT

Whichever way our opinions swing, I find it incredible that so many people could have such intense convictions about anyone they do not know, based only on the ads, the commentary printed in papers and magazines, the opinions expressed by professional "opinionators" who are highly motivated to say and write whatever keeps circulation high, and whose comments are based on innuendo and gossip as much as solid factual reporting and investigation. Lies and groundless untruths are the hallmarks of the people who originate these kinds of "facts", and such information as is required to make a candidate appear to be dark and frightening; better vote for the other guy "to be safe".

It is so easy to get caught up in all the banter and noise during a presidential election year. I long for the day when the words spoken about a candidate are fundamentally truthful, when reporters and others have a sense of morality and ethics which is known by the audience, and they abhor attempts to distort or lie about the facts to make their favorite candidate look good. People like Senator Reid would be chased out of town; men like Obama would be laughed at.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I'm wondering...

Does anyone know if any of the LDS "Brethern" has read this article,
and more importanly - read the comments?

Built2Last
Provo, UT

NeilT,

If you don't know anyone who would rather live off the government than be gainfully employed, you are living in a bubble, my friend. I can agree that it is a vicious trap, but there are many who walk in to it more than willingly. And you won't get any argument from this Republican that there is a need for a safety net for those who truly need a hand up. But that is not what we have today. Our welfare system today is a cradle-to-grave entitlement program that sucks the life out of the people who get caught up in it. It is also used as a political tool to ensure votes for the candidates who are willing to promise more handouts. It is a corrupt system that is not sustainable. But the Dems don't care as long as they can use it to get elected. But the gravy train is soon to run out, leaving millions in a much more desperate situation than they were in when they first said yes.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To mdonalds1 10:54 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012

Folks, please don't buy into the main stream media's bias toward Mitt Romney. They paint him as a greedy, heartless, business man who has lied and cheated his way to wealth. The way they talk about him would lead any uninformed person to think he is a horrible individual.

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Unfortunately, mdonaldsl, according to his record that's exactly what Willard Mitt Romney is.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

I was hoping Romney as a candidate would increase the civility and accuracy in the presidential campaign. But alas, not. He has proven to be every bit another slick, dishonest polititian. He can't even be consistent with his positions on issues.

Most of the safety net goes to help the disabled, the elderly and children. There is a small percetage of people who abuse the "system.". The numbers receiving foodstamps have gone up as a result of the devastating economic crisis. The GOP portray the majority as "low-lifes" and "cheaters.". If Republicans want to propose changes to stop fraud and abuse that would be worth considering.

RFLASH
Salt Lake City, UT

What is the face of Mormonism? I think it is much more than just one man. The Church is well known for many things including its welfare system and the way in which it gives aid to those in need. Many people know the Church by getting to know the thousands of missinaries that are found throughout the World. There have also been plenty of Mormon politicians that have come and gone along the way. He did, howerever give the World a bad example and it certainly didn't help the image of a Mormon. I would be more curious as to how members look at Mitt. Is he really the Mormon they want representing them as President of The United States? I will vote for Obama, but it has little to do with the religion. We should be careful not to judge an entire group of people based on one person's actions. I disagree with many things here in Utah and I am sure I wouild get many Mormons mad at my point of view, but. in general, they are good people who have a lot of love to give.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

With "every member a missionary", there can be no question that EVERY Latter-day Saint is "the face of Mormonism."

The problem with Romney is - WHICH of his many faces is it?

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

The answer is no he is not the face of the church. Mormonism is also the incorrect term since we claim to be the Church of Jesus Christ or Latter- Day Saints. The church is not named Mormon, therefore it is not Mormonism. I cringe when I hear or see that term as a member of the church.

Furthermore an entire church or group cannot be judged off of one person. If that were the case, Catholic, Baptist, Latter Day Saint, etc. would all be in trouble. There are nutcases and regular people all over the place.

One last thing, Mitt Romney is not a bad guy, when you are in politics you have people that love you and people that hate you. You cannot please everyone.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

nope Harry Reid is!

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