As Queen Mum pointed out... there have been minority Republican candidates for
President in the past. A question for you... How many Women and
other Minorities were represented in the most recent Democrat President's
cabinet? If you reasearch it you'll find President Bush's administration
includes more than double the minorities in cabinet positions. So if number of
minorities in political positions is the basis for your "Democrats are for
minorities" statement, the cabinet appointments of Democrat Presidents doesn't
support that position.
Anon:...speaking "unauthorized" for Rush Limbaugh...And "I thought today would
be the day that you would not blame me for everything...silly me"!
Democrats will always be on the side of minorities, the down-trodden and social
justice.The imploding GOP better take its bogus compassionate conservative
business more seriously if it ever wants to regain political power.We the
people means We the People and won't settle for anything less. It's the American
This letter to the editor does not really say anything. The writer's dad made
up a cute rhyme, but that doesn't mean it's reality. But I do happen to know
from personal experience that Mitt Romney does serve others. He's the genuine
article. He's a good guy. He does a lot of anonymous service as any good
Christian would. I also know that we need both the Democrat and Republican
parties in this great nation. I know the Republican party isn't perfect, but
neither is the Democrat party. I lean towards the Republican party because for
the time being, they represent similar values to mine (Pro-life, family values
groups, Veterans, etc).
Enter commentAlan Keyes, Elizabeth Dole. But I doubt Anonymous will
recall these names, as it won't fit his/her adgenda.
We've had Black GOP's running for president. We've also had women. I guess
your recent history won't include those little tidbits, as it won't support your
argument that no GOP blacks or womean happen to be running THIS election. Oh,
and did you know that Sen. Obama's Mom is White? Incovinent truth.
Stil waiting for an explanation as to why there are no women or black people
running for president in the GOP?
More Demo rhetoric... "Republicans have always been about power trips",
"Democrats have always been for the down-trodden (now there's an oldy but a
goody)".You've never seen a Democrat on a "Power-Trip" (think about
today's Congress or the Clinton clan)? I think that's what politics is all
about for most Democrats. I think if you could hear their thoughts (especially
in election season) you would hear a constant babling stream of... "We have to
get the power from Repubilcans, We're going to loose our jobs, We have to get
the power from Republicans".I think there is enough power-tripping
politicians to go around (both parties). To think only one has this problem
shows you are blind to your own bias, because both parties have the same
The "wealth producers" aren't the problem--those are the people who work for a
living. The ones who are the problem are the superrich fatcats who sit on their
rears and rake in the wealth being produced by working people. They've used the government to protect their privileged way of life for so
long now they think they deserve their unearned riches--when the workers try to
level the playing field slightly, those who sympathize for the superrich cry
that they're being robbed.
Democrats have always had compassion for the down-trodden. Minorities
included.Republicans have always been about power-trips.Why do you
think there are no Republican women or black people running for the highest
office in the country, "2-bits?"
Sounds like your psychiatrist father was trying to brain-wash you. Neither
party has a high-horse to ride on in this one. They both are, "The party of
misinformation and guile from across the aisle". Democrats are no better than
Repuclicans. You need to look beyond party affiliation on this one.Your title question was... What's Mitt done for poor? My first thought
was...- What the poor need, is "JOBS", not more government hand-outs. How
many JOBS do you think Romney and the companies he has headed in his career have
created? How many jobs here in SLC during the olympics and even after (many
turist related jobs are still hear years after the Olympics).- How
many people do you think are employed at Bain? and how many companies (which is
another word for JOBS) have benefited from their corporate guidance and
re-structuring?- He did a lot for the poor when he was Governor of
Massachusetts? I think you will get differing opinions but most will say that
he did a lot for the poor.I don't plan to vote for him, but not
because he is an opressor of the poor. That's bunk Demo Rhetoric.
Mark's last name says it all Faux - fake. The poor. The average 'poor' in our
blessed United States owns 2 TV's, a car, a modest home. They have a microwave,
fridge, 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. They have either cable or sat TV, and video
games system. That's the AVERAGE. Go to a 3rd world country, and see real
poor. My husband is from a samll village south of the Americas. He had a dirt
floor, no glass in windows and often did not have enough food. A carpet to help
keep the home warm was a luxary. Our poor is not 'poor' by the worlds standards,
but poor by our own excessive standards. I pay tithing and fast offerings. and
know that some of that goes to the poor. This is neighter a democrate nor
republican problem, but a problem that we as a whole, need to address. Mr. Fake
- er Faux, needs to be proactive, instead of inactive.
Democrats have always been for the little guy. (With the disappearance of the
middle-class, who isn't one of the little guys today?) Their platforms always
include a social conscience prompting today's far-right wacko's to decry them as
"do-gooder liberals," (a term of their hero, Rush Limbaugh). I love being a
do-gooder liberal and always will.
Instead of helping the poor, the conservatives would rather decry government
methods of doing it.Greed, nothing but greed, hiding behind
philosophical principles and fuzzy numbers.
Anonomous, The average GOP donation is $25, Democrats wont release theirs,
But they seen to get alot of LARGE, and illegal, donations, I would say the
democrats are teh party of the rich, not republicans.
RBJ, the "the rich get all the breaks and the poor pay all the taxes" argument
is a straw man. Of course the majority of total tax dollars collected comes
from the majority of the tax payers. How could we expect the top 2% of earners
to pay more than 2% of the total tax dollars collected in the country. That is
absurd. But that is exactly what happens.What you are claiming is
that the tax burden is dis-proportionately heavy on the middle class. Again,
that is patently false. The top 1% of all earners in america actually pay 24%
of the total fed income tax collected. That has changed virtually not at all
since Bush was elected. In fact, the percentage paid by the richest has
actually increased 3% while middle class taxes remained roughly the same. The
top 20% of households in America pay over 70% of the total fed income tax
collected each year. The bottom 40% pay 2% of the taxes. The middle class pays
the rest, about 28% from 40% of the population.Dont just spout
rhetoric, check out the facts. Google is just a click away.
The job of taking care of the poor is the family, Churches, private charities,
and not the job of Govt., which by the way is why we have a multi trillion
dollar deficit on a federal level. It is not military spending, but social
spending which has broken the budget.
When I was a child my father taught me that in general, Republicans worshipped
the "entitled" rich and Democrats favored the common man.Nothing has
changed.The numbers of the common man are exploding.Bye-bye GOP.
TO the author: Self righteous letter. You make yourself sound like you have
done SOOOO much for the poor. So why don't you tell us what you have done
instead of rip down someone else (or are you saving that part for your
campaign?) And, why are you so concerned about what Mitt has done, why aren't
you worried about what Hillary or Obama or Giuliani, or Huckabee has done? Your
Bigotry and hatred are obvious.
By building up successful businesses that employ regular people, Romney has done
REAL good for the "poor" in America. That's bottom-line, real results, not
talk, and not slave-making handouts.
Working poor has become the new victim class in our dialog. The last I looked
education was still available, jobs still need to be filled, and our country
still provides opportunity for the ambititious. Things are not perfect but I
believe that those who decry inequality and injustice in our system simply fail
to recognise the amazing country, time, and system we live in.
Chad: Bush's tax plan puts the burden of paying taxes SQUARELY on the middle
class while giving the wealthy all the breaks....not sure where you get your
info, but if you're getting the breaks, then you have more money than the middle
class.Dave: You're sarcasm is just sad.
What has the working poor done for me or anyone else for that matter.
There is no charity in forced distribution. I'm sure they helped many poor
people but it has to be done willingly. Thou shalt not steal or covet are
Solidly middle class here, thank you very much. VERY MUCH appreciated the tax
cuts, child tax credits, and job creation of the Bush presidency. Agreed with
everything he did? Of course not. Feel better off personally due to this
administration? YES.By the way, Clinton and his administration
started the slide we are on now. He did nothing to stave off the economic slide
that was inevitable after the colapse of the internet bubble. Rather he
blissfully faded into the sunset, leaving the legacy of a colapsing economy and
an empowered Al Qaida for the next poor sap to deal with.And then
the dems turn around and blame all of our woes on the current administration.
The economy and our society does not change that fast. Clinton reaped the
benefits of "Reagonomics", then sowed his own seeds of decline, and then blamed
them on Bush.I think this letter is right on, just talking about the
Mark, Perhaps the more important question would be, "What have YOU done
for the poor?" You have complete control of your time and your money. Have you
personally spent your life lifting other's burdens by giving of your own assets,
or, do you spend your time demanding that others do what you only talk about?
I take it you guys would prefer someone who used the government to act as your
agent to take money from those you envy. It would be against the law for you to
use force, or the threat of it, but its perfectly legal if you can have the
government do it for you. A French philosopher used the phrase "theft by
government" to describe what many, if not most, of the anti-wealth producers
The GOP has become the party of wealth-seekers with richie-rich wanabes