Mitt Romney's support up in Florida's presidential race, poll says

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  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 24, 2012 10:25 a.m.


    "tax cuts did not cause home values to decline. Oh, and look at the article published 3 hours ago about the CBO report that says our economy will collapse if the tax cuts expire."

    You're buying into the GOP propaganda,you should re-read that article. It states that if the Bush cuts are not extended, COMBINED WITH THE $100 BILLION IN AUTOMATIC SPENDING CUTS, the economy will slow down. Not surprising you only chose the cuts to focus on. And I've never heard the President say he's not for extending cuts to everyone but the super wealthy.

    You know what killed housing, American greed. Programs like interest only loans, no-down and 80/20 splits that were meant to get first time buyers into a home began to be used by every mortgage company out there. But not for low dollar purchasers, to get those who were affording their $150,000 mortgage into a nice new $300,000 home, at interest only payments, for 5 years. What saturated the housing market were brand new $300-$400,000 homes being abandoned, not $150,000 homes. Those were all that would sale.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    May 23, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    I remember when I first arrive in this country in 2005. It was doing good and did well until I think 2007. What happened? I don't think it was all Bush's fault because he has been the president since 2001. The collapse was caused by the housing fiasco. Who's fault?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 23, 2012 5:28 p.m.


    you're buying into the dem propaganda. Bush isn't running - that's the only way BO thinks he can get reelected is to make people think bush is running again. Sorry, Romney was NOT in DC when Barney lit the match and fanned the flames.

    tax cuts did not cause home values to decline. Oh, and look at the article published 3 hours ago about the CBO report that says our economy will collapse if the tax cuts expire.

    housing prices collapsed because barney frank and the dems forced fannie and freddie to lower standards for the loans they bought AND for the loans they guaranteed, causing a bubble in the market. A senate REPUB introduced legislation in 2005 to regulate fannie and freddie, but EVERY dem voted against it. TWO WEEKS before fannie and freddie collpased, requiring massive gov't bailouts, barney frank said they were rock-solid.

    derivative contracts also allowed banks in the secondary market to monkey around with mortgage debt. When a high ranking member of the SEC said we should regulate derivatives, she was shouted down by her bosses. Who were her bosses? Arthur Levine and Larry Summers, of the CLINTON administration.

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    May 23, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    Both parties are to blame for this mess. Care to explain what a house and senate, held by democrats the last two years of G. W's presidency, did for America to help deter the recession?

    Housing crisis?
    "These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing" -Barney Frank, 2003 after G.W called for an investigation into mortgage fraud.

    G.W. called for reform multiple times since 2003 and 17 times in 2008 alone.

    Bush signed it, but it was introduced by Robert Kennedy, a Democrat, and the majority of repubs in the House opposed it. So the blame does not go to one side. Also, Obama Spent $Billions from TARP on the auto bailout and the home loan program he started.

    I will give you that one. He finished what his dad started and got rid of Saddam.

    The only thing Obama has done about the "fire" is turn everyone's attention to the part of the landscape that isn't burning.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 23, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    If they're so tired of being unemployed, and their homes being devalued, why on Earth would they elect a man who promises to do nothing but reinact everything George W. Bush tried, that cost them their jobs and home values?

    Again, I love seeing Republicans yelling at the firefighter for not putting out the fire THEY started quick enough! The ultimate irony.

    Support the man, and the party, who turned the meadow into a tire fire, and detest the man who has put out the tire fire they lit but not returned the green fast enough. Comedy at its best.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    May 23, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    now why would the good folks of Florida prefer Romney over the 'chosen one'? Maybe because they are tired of being unemployed and seeing their home values diminish? Maybe because they don't see any hope n change coming in the next 4 years that is going to benefit them? Maybe because they see Obama - as the economic fraud that he is - and they understand that fairness REALLY means getting a pay check instead of a welfare check.