Wow! Why are you people so bitter? I thought poverty brought humility? Look,
if your life hasn't turned out the way you wanted I'm sorry but
don't take it out on the Romneys.A scripture comes to mind,
"And again, I say unto the poor, ye who have not and yet have sufficient,
that ye remain from day to day; I mean all you who deny the beggar, because ye
have not; I would that ye say in your hearts that: I give not because I have
not, but if I had I would give. 25 And now, if ye say this in your
hearts ye remain guiltless, otherwise ye are condemned; and your condemnation is
just for ye covet that which ye have not received.Mosiah 4:24-25
Mitt Romney's handling of the 2012 loss shows the he has the humility to
set the example of being a good loser.We need more of that: people
who can have success but who can also be gracious losers.
Is more than 10% required for donation if the person is wealthy? Don't tell
me charitable giving is progressive too. It's what the authors
know. A well known family shares family stuff at a gathering and through the
cookbook. Aren't they also a family? Life will always provide a challenge
to people. Even wealthy ones. Some problems you just can't fix by throwing
money at them.
Good grief! A man makes use of his talents, earns a lot of money, runs for the
white house, loses, makes a few dumb statements which are exacerbated by the
media, and his wife writes a bestseller--and this makes them the pariah of the
LDS Church and the United States? Too, too, judgmental, people!I
come from relatively poor and middle class people myself--but I see no
justification in heavy-handed judgment of the wealthy. I find myself wondering
how much of the negativity comes from envy. Best to follow the old native axiom
to never judge a man (or woman) until you've walked a mile in his (or her)
This comment does NOT violate any of your guidelines:"The only
families Romney is doing things for are his own, providing silver spoons in
their mouths from birth, and handing wealth to them on a platter just the way he
received it from his father.That the Eyres wrote this article only
demonstrates that the rich and famous stick together and have neither
understanding nor time for the salt of the earth."Please post.
It is similar in tone to several other comments you did post. What gives?
More families are "broken" due to the lack of money than for all other
reasons combined.Of course Mitt and Ann are "happily
married", who wouldn't be with over $300 Million sitting in Swiss
bank accounts?Try keeping a "happy marriage" with a family
of 7 and an annual income of less than $30,000 a year?Creditors are the
one one's calling your house, No money for dates or baby sitters, cars breaking down, no gas, no groceries, an NO HOPE!?Mitt and Ann Romney are about the worst example of how to the rest of us 99%
can keep a marriage happily ever after as one could ever possibly find.Now -- My poor grandparents...THERE'S a good Christ-like
example of an REAL Eternal marriage...
Hardly a month can go by without an article on Romney. I guess it's an
improvement on the daily and weekly artcles.I'm sure the
Romneys are nice people, who've profitted handsomely from the special
carried interest tax "loophole."But really, why the fawning
over an insanely wealthy family's "generosity?" Romney owns 5
homes: $8+ million dollar home in Park City, razing and rebuilding
multi-million-dollar homes in Holliday and La Jolla, CA, a $10 million home in
New Hampshire and a condo in Belmont MA.Combine that picture with
the 47% comment and it all becomes less laudable.
RanchYou are entitled to your opinion and yes, it is me.I am gratified that you have paid attention to some of my posts,but you
have perhaps missed my opinions on the typical wealthy, which have been
based on scriptural observations and my own concurrencewith them.I am certainly neither Democrat or Republican. I like constitutional government and have never worshiped wealth or those who hold and controlit. I don't hate them though, but it is truly observed in our Bible
andother standard works that the rich typically despise the poor.The scornful stated views of Romney and Hatch et al greatly shock me. The
formerscorns 47% of his fellow Americans apparently (he did not deny it)
includingthe retired, the unwillingly unemployed, under-employed, and
lower-paid worker.He fits the scriptural mold; only a few of the
wealthy have retained humilityand compassion for their less fortunate
fellow men, as scripture abundantly demonstrates. Romney is better than
some as he has refused to accept salaryfrom Mass; he also didn't need
it. He also seems to think that all other nations are inferior and doesn't
seem to believe in apologies.
I actually enjoyed reading the article, so I was surprised reading some of the
comments. I was surprised at the widow's mite comparison. I had a
scripture come to mind for those of you that felt critical of the Romney's.
John 8:7, it reads...'He that is without sin among you, let him first cast
a stone.' I think we all need to be careful about judging others.
Gildas; Have you been taken over by a pod? Is that really you?
I agree with ThornBirds--I'm sure the Romneys are lovely people, but there
are many, many families within and without the LDS Church who are doing good in
their communities all over the world. Haven't we heard enough about the
Romneys? Let's hear about someone else doing good things for families.
The Eyres come across as starstruck, flaunting their friendship with a political
candidate. And the DN prints it. Come on, guys--can't we do better than
Kudos to truthseeker; I was thinking the very same thing.To begin
with I hope that both the Romneys and other wealthy people, when they givecharitably, do not "let their left hand know what their left hand"
does.I have heard the same eulogies in behalf of Mr Huntsman.He, of his plenty, gives some while many, in their penury, give far more.I really think that our society has become, to a very noticeable extent,
like that of the early Nephites who, when they were wealthy, thought that they
were better than their poorer brethren. From their great and
spacious buildings they point the finger of scorn at the humbler followers of
Christ, the despised "47%" of the Romneys, those that Orrin Hatch and
his ilk claim, because some do not even earn enough to be income tax payers, are
"not taxed enough".It is my understanding that the wealthy
have a harder time paying an honest tithe than their poorer bretheren, and a
harder time obtaining salvation. As Luke reported Jesus as saying: Woe unto you
who are rich now.Sorry Eyres I admire some of your work but this
article is far from your
Luke 21 1 And he looked up, and saw the arich men casting their
gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow
casting in thither two amites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto
you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: 4 For all
these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her
penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
There must be numerous families who have contributed greatly to so many areas of
life in this country.Perhaps there are others you could mention beside
Romney family? We hear so much about them, but not much about other folks.
Hopefully the comments on this article will not be politically.
We love Mitt and Ann Romney. They are a class act. Many such contributions
toward humanitarian service, I am sure, go unnoticed by an ever liberal media.
Not all of us think entitlements and redistribution are the way to go for our
country. There are many good people out there with monetary means who do a whole
lot of good like the Romneys and Eyeres. Thanks for just being good, good