Just as long as it is not taped or filmed.
@Disco Vega 9:51 a.m. March 26, 2013America lost a great opportunity
when they did not elect Mitt...I think this shows real state of our Union. The
decline has begun.----------------------In truth,
America dodged a huge disaster when they showed some common sense and rejected
Romney. That indeed showed that the majority of the voters in our country have
a modicum of common sense, and can recognize a bad apple when they see one.
Without Romney, we have a chance to recover. I am greatful to my Heavenly
Father for that fact. Thank you, voters of the United States, for rejecting
Re: ". . . I would hope in the name of academic integrity they would invite
a balancing voice . . . ."Mitt IS the balancing voice.We get nothing but liberal blather 24/7/365 from nearly ALL media outlets,
labor organizations, government propaganda machines, and particularly, from
Academe.It's WAY past time for a little conservative balance.
TO folks who claim Mitt 'ran a business' -- he only 'ran' a
business like a CEO 'runs' a business -- very far from 'where the
rubber hits the road' -- NOT like a small business owner, who deals with
the everyday matters of 'running' and 'managing the affairs
of' a business -- where the people are, the consumers are, the employees
and their families are -- he dealt with money decisions, administrative
decisions -- he even said that when he became Bishop, the every0day situations
of the average member were 'new' and 'challenging' to him --
the same could be said if he actually took the reigns of an 'average small
business', and had to deal with where the common every-day people are --
face it, he has no clue -- he can deal in hundreds of $millions and hundreds of
$billions, but he doesn't have an idea of what the small businessman does
when he needs $5000 or $25000 or $200,000 to stay in business and keep his
employees and maintain production of goods and/or provision of services -- what
did he ever produce in the way of goods and services for you and me, the
consumers of society?
Come on folks. The election is over. Let Romney give his commencement speech.
America lost a great opportunity when they did not elect Mitt...I think this
shows real state of our Union. The decline has begun.
@ Interloper: "As for Mitt Romney's taxes, no one really knows what
rates he paid over the years except his inner circle. - 2:16 a.m. March 24,
2013"NO ONE except Romney's inner circle knows what he paid
in taxes?Seriously?- Romney released his last 2 years of
filed tax records (2010 AND 2011) proving he's not a tax cheat.- He
paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes in 2011 giving him an effective tax
rate of 14.1%.- The private firm which prepared Romney's taxes from
1990 through 2009 issued a letter stating that Romney paid 100% of the federal
and state income taxes owed during those 20 years. - The firm ALSO said
Romney's average annual effective federal tax rate was 20.2% for those 20
years. Go to CCN(dot)com archives, Sept 21st, 2012, and search for
the story on Romney's tax returns and see for yourself. Satisfied?Personally, I doubt you are.America is in
massive decline, Interloper, and low information voters like you caused it.
@washcomomWhat I see is Uncle Rico having said in all-caps that the gains
are taxed "again" which implies double taxation, which is what I was
criticizing. @m.g.scott"Mitt was just too nice a
guy."Except that the main reason he lost was because people
thought he considered half the nation to be slackers and moochers and
didn't relate to or care about the problems facing the poor and middle
class. @Flashback"the government ought to be run like a
business."George W. Bush was a businessman as was Hoover... I
don't want more of that. They tend to leave giant messes behind (yes, I
know, low sample size).
They should have asked Obama to speak. He is one of the most honorable leaders
this country has had. Frankly, a Community Planner is much more qualified to run
a country than a CEO.
To Mr. Hotchkiss and 79Ute, I will put up. In response to Uncle Rico,
Romney's Bain income was very likely taxed as carried interest, at the
most. That tax rate is much lower than the rest of us. Further, offsets for
various other tax losses, credits and deductions would drive that number even
lower. We know the one year he released he was taxes at below 15%, and that
could have been his highest year. As for the assertion Uncle Rico makes that
the income was taxed again, that is incorrect. Any new income (including
investment income, interest earned, etc.) is taxed, not the money on which he
alread earned and was taxed. It is no different than you taking a portion of
your savings, depositing them in the bank, and earning interest. You will
declare that income and pay taxes on it. Again, I am not taking shots at
Romney, just pointing out that Uncle Rico didn't make a knowlegeable
statement on Romney's taxes. I'll say this, you guys seem thin
skinned about Romney.
Who cares? I wonder how much he got paid to do this? No matter how much it was
@G L W8 3:12 p.m. March 24, 2013The DesNews strikes again -- it
refused to post a coment that showed other than absolute admiration for Romney.
I'm trying again.My comments about Romney are not based on
hatred. They're based on the facts concerning him. His record shows
that Romney has nothing of value to offer the United States or its people. His "business experience" destroyed businesses and sent jobs offsore
or into oblivion, and made lives much more difficult. He derided people
who struggled, and who weren't privileged and affluent. He did (and
does) his best to portray himself as something he is not -- a good and caring
person to everyone. Unless he turns himself around quickly (and I
see no sign that he even recognizes he needs to turn himself around), he has no
contribution of value to make. Consequently he should live quietly and enjoy
his family, take himself out of the public view and, as far as the people of the
United States are concerned, just go away.
These young graduates are in for the time of their lives!
Ranch, the government ought to be run like a business. Maybe then Congress
would do something (and I'm talking about the Democrats, not the
Republicans).Good for Mitt. I look forward to what he has to say.
InterloperPortland, OR"Seems the Mormon Church made an
excellent decision in buying that college at virtually a fire sale price in the
1990s."The Mormon Church wasn't involved in buying Southern
Virginia University. Although the people who did buy the college are active
members of the Mormon Church (having lived in Maryland at the time, I know some
of them personally), the church wasn't involved at all. The investors were
hoping to persuade the church to buy the university and make it a sort of
BYU-East, but the Mormon Church graciously turned down the offer.
Furry1993 Why all the hatred? Mitt Romney still has a life and contribution to
make. It's the 'just go away' attitude that ought to disappear.
Mr. Romney is the embodiement of everything that is wrong with the GOP and a
dwindling number of so called Americans.
Seems the Mormon Church made an excellent decision in buying that college at
virtually a fire sale price in the 1990s.As for Mitt Romney's
taxes, no one really knows what rates he paid over the years except his inner
circle. The effect of Romney refusing to release more than one year's tax
return and an estimate for another year was to keep the American public in the
dark about the matter. Anyone who claims to know Romney paid 'the same
rates as everyone else' is dissembling. Romney's father set the
standard of candidates for high office releasing a decade's worth of tax
It is good that a good person is still out there being subjected to the same
type of rhetoric that the Democratic party and believers have done since the
1930s to continue their party's processes since the Great Depression. They
provided projects in the 1930s for some benefit for our country but not in
durable goods. It took the war that came due to some of our policies that the
League of Nations was going to make the world safe without going to war.
However, trying to put off involvement until the 7 December 1941, we thought
diplomacy and not might would win the debates with those who went to war against
us. The trade policies and tariffs were strong positions but the cold war then
became an issue with our military partner, Russia from WWII and the expanding
Chinese influence. Those markets and partners are still causing us problems and
have expanded their influence to include the other countries around the world
that don't like our country's influence, either humanitarian, defense
or free trade. It is like the Good Neighbor policy in the 1960s, they were the
good and the US was the neighbor giving everything.
Boy, it's amazing how much attention a story about Romney can still draw.
Mitt had the right ideas, but he just wasn't a cut throat politician when
it came to winning the election. Hopefully the next Republican presidential
candidate will learn that. When it comes to hard ball national politics, nice
guys do finish last. Mitt was just too nice a guy. And still is. Re: RanchSorry, but just had to respond. Government is in fact
the biggest business in the country. And as of now, this current lawyer
isn't running it very well.
RANCH I see were you are coming from business like to make money. government
likes to spend money. The opposite of each one
How is it that the same people who complain about today's kids being
moochers and living at home, etc. are also so comfortable about stating how they
restrict their kids choices regarding college? Maybe if you let your kids make
their own decisions, they wouldn't be so dependent. Ironic, that these
were also the core supporters for the Romney campaign.
@washcomom, I think it will take an act of God to get the media to turn to the
positive. @Irony Guy, why should SVU invite a balancing voice to
speak at their commencement? This is a a graduation not a political debate.
Mitt was very successful in many aspects of his life, living the conservative
values that SVU promotes. If we didn't live on the west coast, and
weren't afraid that our daughter would meet a young man from the east
coast to marry, then want to live there, we probably would have sent her there.
I think it's a great alternative to the elitism environment that is at BYU.
I would love to have another such university here on the west coast. Any
takers on that venture? Go SVU and Mitt!
Frankly, I don't want a CEO to run this country, we are NOT a business and
government does not function in the same manner as a business.
SVU is a private institution and has the right to invite whomever it wishes to
speak. Still, I would hope in the name of academic integrity they would invite a
balancing voice to speak as well. But I doubt that will happen.
@atl134 - Uncle Rico said that the "gains are taxed at a lower rate". It
has been already clarified. This is one of those times where I wish
I could just go and hear the man speak for the love of country, education, and
family. Seems like we lack the positive in our media right now. Would love for
media to step up and turn that around.
@Uncle RicoOnly his investment profit is taxed at a lower rate. He's
not being taxed on the same income twice. @starbrightWe have
had very few non-farming businessowners as President before, but all of them
were terrible presidents.
@ThornBirds 11:37 a.m. March 23, 2013We all wondered what Mitt was
doing to keep busy these days.---------------------Actually, we "all" didn't. A lot of us hoped that he would, for
once in his life, act for the good of the United States and its people. We
hoped he would just go away, keep out of public view, and keep his mouth shut.
It's long past the time that he should be inflicting himelf on this country
and its people. Enough is enough.Don't go away mad, Mitt.
Just go away. And STAY away.
Will signs expressing any view other than "tax cuts for the rich" be
allowed at this event, or will they be confiscated? BTW - I'm sure the DN
has at least a hundred pictures of Mitt Romney, all of them flattering.
We all wondered what Mitt was doing to keep busy these days.
Great school (we have a daughter there) great man, great opportunity to hear him
Esquire:You are dead wrong on the tax issue.
Esquire . Beings you are so sure Uncle Rico is dead wrong. Prove it here and
now. Or youe words are void
We went to an open house last fall and I was so impressed with the students and
faculty. I will send every one of my kids there if I can. President Sybrowski
mentioned that even he was surprised when he arrived that they had such a large
proportion of students who had declined admissions offers at BYU. SVU is a great
place. I wish it had been around when I was in college.
"I also grieve that we don't have a man who has actually run a business
run our country.""Oh what could have been...someone who actually
has run a business be president."So then, neither of you would
be voting for Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio for president, correct?And
would not have voted for Reagan.
It makes me happy to read this. I can't think of a better speaker for ANY
university! Mitt may not be our president, but his good examples and wisdom can
still make a difference for our troubled country!
I also grieve that we don't have a man who has actually run a business run
our country. When I think of what is coming with new taxes and obamacare, it
scares me. I wish BYU (my alma) would have him speak at a graduation. BTW-DN -
you have a better picture of Mitt in your archives and I surely wish you'd
post it. He is a handsome, intelligent man.
Uncle Rico, love Romney all you like, but you are dead wrong on the tax issue.
@KJB1Yet another excuse to criticize running a Mitt story.
Oh what could have been...someone who actually has run a business be president.
Oh, I know the tax thing will come up in a thread below so let me make it simple
to understand. Mitt made a ton of money, taxed on it the same rate everyone
is... Because he re-invested his profits (didn't purchase a hip sports-car,
didn't buy himself new threads etc, his gains from the investments he made
(again, with his money) are being taxed AGAIN at a lower rate. Yes the things we
all wish we could do, he does, so we throw stones at him and call him a cheat.
Anyways good luck Mitt, knock it out of the park!
I am excited. My family and I tried to go to a campaign rally 30 miles away last
fall, and we even had tickets, but the last 3 miles took about 2 hours to
travel, as the demand was so great and the freeway was stopped, bumper to
bumper, and we didn't get in. My 8 year old cried. So Mitt if you read
this, to make up for that, while in Buena Vista you should come to our house!
And see your bumper stickers still on our cars! (Plus, I had a relative of yours
in an SVU class I teach.) We are conservatives and know you were the right
choice to get the USA moving again, but unfortunately, "low information
voters" didn't agree.
If one of our children wants to receive an education at one of the LDS Church
schools and is not accepted because of the number of applications received at
all of those institutions, SVU would be a great alternative. I would have loved
to have had one of my 12 children attend university at that school.
Another excuse to run a story about Mitt Romney. Whew! I bet you
guys were going through withdrawals.