Mitt Romney hedges on support for GOP budget outline

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  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    May 29, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    Mitt will get America back to work. Once America is back to work more money will come in to nreduce the budget. Vote for Mitt in 2012.

  • grip Meridian, ID
    May 28, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    Name one other candidate, than Mitt Romney, who not only has an "idea", but also the knowledge, understanding and the record to prove it and make the idea real. Mitt has all the above. Convince me otherwise if you can. If the financial situation is solved, time will be available to solve most other issues. Issues should be prioritized and methodically solved. Get rid of the top priority of fiscal responsibility which needs to be solved andis taking the most time. I believe Mitt Romney is the person to guide in accomplishing this task. All of the candidates have an "idea", but do they have the ability and experience to accomplish it?

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    May 28, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Preemptive Flip Flopping, well done Mitt. Go RINO GO!

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    May 28, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    One thing you will find. Romney knows he is a Mormon!

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 28, 2011 7:21 a.m.

    Mitt is in favor the general principles and direction of the Ryan budget. That doesn't mean he necessarily supports each individual aspect of it. As he said, he will have his own budget to propose. That's how things get accomplished. Everything gets put on the table and then they can work to come to an agreement on the specifics. As he has made very clear, he is in favor a cutting the budget and getting back to fiscal responsibility.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 28, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    Romney knows his party is controlled by crazies and their policies are horrible and bad for America, and he is trying to not get them too upset because he wants to be rational. In a way, I really feel sorry for him, having to deal with them.....

  • Mike in Texas Allen, TX
    May 28, 2011 5:50 a.m.

    The Ryan Budget has many more problems than the Medicare issue. The principal problem is that the Republicans are unwilling to share the pain necessary to get the deficit under control. They are happy to throw senior citizens under the bus, (Medicare) but are unwilling to increase revenues because of the Norquist no tax increase pledge. Taking that nefarious pledge might have been politically advantageous at the time, but fiscally it fundamentaly iresponsible. And now Mr. Norquist is a stumbling block that keeps Republicans from negotiating in good faith to do what most economists say is necessay. Tax policy should never be an absolutist method to control scope and size of Government, and that is what the Ryan plan really is all about.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 27, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    Hedging is usually when you're not taking a definitive stance because you're scared of angering primary voters (if you're against the Ryan budget) or the general voters (if you're for the Ryan budget). Mitt has to be careful here to tread a line where he's praising Ryan, but not voicing support for his budget while coming up with his own Ryan-like plan that is sufficiently not Ryan-like. It's a very difficult maneuver.

  • gizmo33 St. George, Utah
    May 27, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    of course he declined to answer because regardless of what people want he will do what ever he wants but it wont be because he got my vote

  • jmort SLO, CA
    May 27, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    If he doesn't 'flip' then he won't have to 'flop' in the future!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 27, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    "...Mitt Romney hedges...".

    Is that pre flip-flop?

    Or is he just waiting for Grover, Karl, Rush, and Sean to sign off?

  • Everest American Fork, UT
    May 27, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    Everybody who has made speeches emphasizing the need for cutting back on our spending and costs and all our budgetary items in the non-essential category of the federal code need to realize that the codes they have adhered to for a generation or more are truly less relevant today that when they first published such things as a tool for discovering that we really don't have the resources needed to do the things we have been conditioned to do.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 27, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    @Marie-Devine Devine-way: I have a really important question for you.......HUH?

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    May 27, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Sure, let's cut medicare. But did a single dime get cut from defense? Oh no.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 27, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    'DES MOINES, Iowa Likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney hedged Friday on his support for a House Republican budget outline that seeks to reduce spending by cutting federal programs such as Medicare.' - Title

    *'GOP concedes Medicare vouchers unlikely to advance' - By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar - AP - Published by DSNews - 05/05/11

    *'GOP Freshmen Admit To Playing Politics, Ask Obama To Stop Doing Same' - NPR - 05/19/11

    'The plea for civility comes after Obama and other Democrats have pounded House Republicans for supporting a GOP 2012 budget proposal that would privatize the Medicare program for future seniors, forcing anyone under 55 to buy health coverage from private insurers when they become eligible for the benefit.'

    It's pretty bad when a potential Republican canidate stays away from a Republican budget.

  • MarieDevine Divine-Way Kansas City, MO
    May 27, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    Before we can establish or accept a budget, we must decide what direction we will go. Our way is expensive with many projects and needs. Jobs and businesses are not the solution; they are the obstacle. There is no solution by continuing our employment based lifestyle. It is all anti-God and fear based. God warned against debt, interest, insurance, seeking riches and honors, education without the word of God, pride, vanity, art-images, and covetousness (always wanting more), etc.

    Our high wages and need for resources bring immigration and war and divisions among the peple. Both parents working makes a need for child care and senior programs. God's goal in all holy books is a garden paradise lifestyle where He can provide our rain in due season, healthy crops for healthy people and animals. IF we choose God's goal for us now, we can be rescued from our present and future problems and our budget would give our creditors hope we will not default on our debts. God gave Joseph Smith Jr. a consecration plan that will make a very strong economy in the right way.