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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 11:56 p.m. MST

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22ozn44ozglass
Southern Utah, UT

It would be very interesting indeed if there was a way to accurately count up all the votes cast by Obama and Romney supporters who are on entitlements in each individual state. I would like to know what Obama apologists estimate as the percentage of the total population who are on entitlements who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Any takers?

Nuschler1
Atlanta, GA

@Red Headed Stranger..listening to Rush and unfair and unbalanced news I see..

The country went into deep recession in 2008 UNDER Cheney and Dubya's rule.

NEW YORK (The Economist.com) -- "The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades.

A sobering U.S. Labor Department jobs report Friday showed the economy lost 524,000 jobs in December and 1.9 million in the year's final four months, after the credit crisis began in September.

The total number of unemployed Americans rose by 632,000 to 11.1 million."

November,2008 in which 584,000 jobs were lost, and December, 2008 marked the first time in the 70-year history of the report in which the economy lost more than 500,000 jobs in consecutive months.

And exactly which war did Obama start a war with a middle-east dictator...What in the world are you talking about? Obama got us OUT of Iraq and soon out of Afghanistan! Romney told Israel he would have a pre-emptive strike against Iran!

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "fuziz" what is wrong with the liberals and their ilk.

You said "The far right is like Darth Vader, "come to the dark side, let your anger control you." Which in fact is more like the things that Obama has said.

Last Saturday, Obama told voters to vote for hime to enact REVENGE on the GOP, while Romney encouraged people to vote out of love for country.

There was the incident where Obama told hispanic voters to take revenge on Republicans.

There is also the whole "fair share" isue where Obama is inciting anger against the wealthy by telling people that the rich have stolen money from them.

You may think that conservatives are like Darth Vader, but the liberals are on the record acting like the Emperor.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "Nuschler1" lets see, Obama started a war against Mubarak and Gadaffi, and is supplying arms to Syrian rebels.

So, that is a total of 3 dictators that Obama has started wars with.

Also, the exit from Iraq was part of a Bush era treaty. Obama just happened to be President at the time, he did absolutely nothing to get the troops out of Iraq.

RFLASH
Salt Lake City, UT

I think that Romney's loss is our gain! people complain about Obama, but I think it did rather well considering the shape we were put in by the Bush Administration. He carried out his plan and he did not fail, despite all the hate filled efforts made by republicans. Romeney would have made a terrible President. About the only things he promised were to cut all programs that give aid and, of course, he woukld then take that income and give it to the rich in the form of more tax deductions. Being Mormon doesn't automatically make someone good and it doesn't mean that they should automatically become President. Romeney would have given us more of what Bush dished out, and we wouldn't survive that for long. For some strange reason, people in this state feel that to be a good Mormon, you need to be a republican. Mitt did himself in when his true feelings about Americans surfaced on those videos! How could anyone think he would have been good for us! How? Personaly, I don't think he has been a good example of being Mormon either.

Voice of Reason
Layton, UT

Can we stop with the "Bush caused all Obama's problems" lie already!? I had my issues with Bush for sure, like the debt train he put us on. But Obama just continued that and put us on the debt space shuttle to the stars. Substantively, Obama really didn't change much of anything from Bush...he just made it much, much bigger. Bigger spending. Bigger debt. Bigger "stimulus", i.e. debt spending.

And RFLASH, Romney never would have "given" money to the rich...that is classic, classic leftist fallacy. He wouldn't even give them a tax cut! He'd just keep economy and jobs-killing tax hikes from happening. It is so typical for leftists to think of all money in the economy as "theirs" to give & take, as in it's "giving" money to the rich to allow them to keep more of their OWN money instead of taking it with taxes. And how many times through history must it be shown in the real world that economies grow when $$$ are in the hands of private industry FAR more than when those $$$ are in the hands of government?

Wally West
SLC, UT

re: patriot 12:16 a.m. Nov. 7, 2012

"Imaging if you can 20% interest rates again (Jimmy Carter era). Image your car loan or home loan. It scares me and it should scare you too. Too late now."

If Bernanke remains calling the shots then Interest rates should remain low. I don't know about you but my mortgage is @ a fixed rate and only a fool would get an ARM .

What we do have to worry about is Wall St acting as petulant as some of the psoters here. Thereby, tanking our 401(k)'s because one of their ilk isn't POTUS.

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