Romney is no profile in courage. He is appealing to the radical right instead
of the actual process of governing. These issues are not black and white, and
the meat-ax approach of the Republicans would do more harm. Romney should know
better. But I guess principles get run over by pandering.
Re: Mark B | 10:57 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011 The good folks in Eureka, CA
could use some good advise from the man who saved the 2002 Winter Olympics from
certain disaster. California and our federal government are both up to their
eyeballs in red ink and neither of them think the taxpayers are pulling their
fair share of the load.
Mitt can now go to his sheet of daily goals and put a check mark under the
category "pander to tea party nuts".
Let's focus on the problem, not the theater. Some cite the number of times the
debt ceiling was raised by different presidents; OK, but the debt wasn't this
big when they did it. Others, complain about Reagan tripling the debt, but look
at the circumstances: a very weak national defense and a third-rate
military(thanks to Carter) facing a Soviet steamroller. We had to build up, and
had to borrow to do it. Still, the debt wasn't a fraction of what it is now.
At some point we have to stop the insanity, and this is the first round. You
decry the Tea Party and the division and all the rancor, but they accomplished
what others could not: action on the debt. Where are the Jobs? others ask.
When the debt is addressed, business can depend on something to start building,
then the jobs come from expansion. This plan won't satisfy everyone, Romney is
just one of many. So?
George Washington in his farewell speech warned the dangers of political
parties. He warned how political parties would divide the country and be its
downfall. It would tear the counrty apart. Go read it. You will see everything
in his speech what has happened to this country,
Of course Romney rejected the debt plan; it was very much a GOP plan. Obama
folded and gave the GOP what they wanted, while the GOP was all but holding
America hostage. Romney is not right of the middle and hasn't been since taking
MA office. Too many people are blinded by the fact that he was a stake president
(NINETEEN years ago) to see this.I wish Romney would just cut the
charade and ask Obama to replace Biden with him.
And without knowing a darned thing about the debt plan, all the little followers
who don't think for themselves will now be against the debt plan, because their
friend Mitt is against it.
@ Pagan, You cite all these presidents that raised the debt
ceiling, it must have pumped your ego to say that Pres. Reagan did it. Sometimes
any organization may incur debt, which isn't always a bad thing. However it's
gotten out of hand. BOTH Republicans & Democrats are to blame. However when
well informed citizens become active in the Tea Party movement because then want
elected officials to take responsibility in handling the money of the people and
restore fiscal sanity, they are labeled extremists because they want the Federal
Government to live within its means. When is enough enough? Or do we allow the
whole system to crash. Come on we have a better country than that. Could it be
the liberals are so interested in class envy and warfare they only want it their
way? What we just saw in this so called deal is a band approach to a
deep wound. It's time for some real medicine.
'...we are in this mess BECAUSE of Barack Obama's reckless and out of control
spending over the past 3 years and the debt that we now face.' - patriot | 2:57
p.m. Aug. 1, 2011 Because, golly gee... things were so
much 'better' before. *'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To
National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08 'It'll be the
7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In
fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the
Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt
ceiling to $10.615 trillion.' You can't say Republicans are 'better'
at spending with George W. Bush almost DOUBLED the national debt... and
Ronald Regan almost TRIPLED the national debt. Has Obama done
Vague - I would say Mitt is pretty clear - NO debt bill without a balanced
budget amendment. What is vague about that? Seems like Moody's and the other
rating agencies agree because they are certain to issue a downgrade of our AAA
rating without long term assurances of responsible spending procedures (balanced
budget amendment). Make no mistake, we are in this mess BECAUSE of Barack
Obama's reckless and out of control spending over the past 3 years and the debt
that we now face.
That's easy for Romney to say.
Mitt already showed his true colors talking about more reckless behavior by his
buddies in the BIG BANKS. A vote for Mitt is a vote for another bank bailout.
Haven't we had enough WELFARE for big banks and huge corporations at
the expense of the middle class as they ship jobs to China and India?Romney=Elitist Harvard Big Bank Welfare Politics.
Great 'leadership' there Romney. Take a stance AFTER the plan is passed. And Tom in CA | 12:48 p.m., so then, you should remember what happened
after '81, right? Republican President, Ronald Regan got to work
TRIPLING our national debt from $1 trillion to $3 trillion dollars.
Even W. only doubled it. *'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion
debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times
'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in
the White House.' Republican plan: spend money. *'Audit:
US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP -
Published by DSNews - 07/27/10 'The funds are separate from the $53
billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq.'
Mr. Romney didn't say anything about his economic knowledge because he knows the
debt ceiling must be raised, alienating him from the tea party extremists.
It's time for the Tea Party to start to grapple with debt crises and try to plug
loop holes in their budgets about GOP deregulations and tax safe havens where
they pay NO TAXES. And dump the taxes on the backs of the middle-class and
elderly. The Koch Brother's and the GOP, so It's time today for a six-gun
shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders, and there might even
be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as they both take aim at
these extraterrestrial uninvited guests. The American people. The tea party
and its politicians have no concept that government is a system of give and
take, so like spoiled children they pout and fuss and scream to get their way
when mommy won't buy them a candy bar in the grocery store, until mommy (in this
case the Republican leadership) finally out of embarrasment or fear meekly gives
in. The tea party overplayed their hand this time on a piece of meaningless
legislation (the money's already been spent) and have so disgusted the average
voter that they will soon fade away into the obscure shadows where they belong.
Wheres the jobs?.
The Dems won't be happy until businesses are paying 21% for their operating
loans like they were about '79-'81 under Carter. Remember?? I do - I was
there.Folks - that is where we are headed. You might want to tighten
your shorts - real tight. George Soros is pulling the puppet strings. Obama is
the puppet.Think I'm crazy?? You'll be praying we had
Romney, or someone like him.
It's not even a debt PLAN. It's a "pass the buck as fast as you can"
plan.It doesn't even take effect (cuts part) until AFTER the next
presidential election.Political posturing, as usual.
If you really want a balanced budget amendment, then bring that topic up at the
right time and place. This crisis is NOT about future spending but about paying
the debts that congress has already contracted for. Pass the ceiling and then
take on the other issues if you desire. Lumping them all together has helped
create a crisis of our own making and is so silly. Hysteria reigns supreme
Practically speaking, is a balanced budget amendment enough? We have a unique
opportunity to get things right. Keep the pressure on. Don't cave in. Good economics is simple. Spend less than you earn, and save some for
a rainy day. This applies during good and bad times. Also, invest only in
those things that will give us the best ROI (includes social return). Make the
ROI metrics visible, and trash programs that don't work. Reward programs with
higher ROIs with more investment dollars. This will motivate us to become
great at a few things, as opposed to mediocre at many things. We
need a "save xx% budget amendment." The xx% figure needs to be
calculated in part based on a plan to pay off our debt.
barack's debt plan: spend more money
Oh I'm shaking in my boots. Romney objects to the debt plan.
It's just posturing. If Mitt wants to have a chance of nomination he's got to go
against everything Obama says and does.
chuckyflorida has plenty of it's own problems. you might want to worry
typo repostMitt Romney may reject Obama's debt plan - but the
Country rejects Mitt Romney. So who really cares, other then DN?. Here's
something DN forget to tell ya'll about, they are in a feeding frenzy about
their "poster boy" Mitt Romney, when the Country is about to crash.
That's putting the cart before the horse, ya think?.August 1,
2011Dear Chuck,I want you to know that just a bit ago I
sent out a Tweet saying I'll support the compromise plan to end the stalemate
over the national debt.It's not a perfect plan, but it's something I
feel we need to have right now. It's going to cut almost $3 trillion from the
deficit.The plan is similar to one I put forth last week, which
included some of the concepts you all sent me.I'm hopeful now that
Congress will come together. Also look at the informative chart from the
Washington Post that pretty well sums up the compromise plan. Again,
thanks for your thoughts, Senator,Bill Nelson At
least I care.That's more then I can say for them.My
Mitt Romney may reject Obama's debt plan - but the Country rejects Mitt Romney.
So why cares, other then DN?. Here's something DN forget to tell ya'll about,
they are in a feeding frenzy about their "poster boy" Mitt Romney,
when the Country is about to crash. That's putting the care before the horse,
ya think?.August 1, 2011Dear Chuck, I want
you to know that just a bit ago I sent out a Tweet saying I'll support the
compromise plan to end the stalemate over the national debt.It's not
a perfect plan, but it's something I feel we need to have right now. It's going
to cut almost $3 trillion from the deficit.The plan is similar to
one I put forth last week, which included some of the concepts you all sent
me.I'm hopeful now that Congress will come together. Also look at
the informative chart from the Washington Post that pretty well sums up the
compromise plan. Again, thanks for your thoughts, Senator,Bill Nelson