Romney says he'd give Americans 'a fair shot'

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 18, 2012 10:38 p.m.


    What are Obama's views? Honestly and openly, not in some campaign-speech! Has he cut the deficit in half. Has he cut taxes for ninety five percent of working people as promised in a campaign speech from 2008?

    Yes he knew how bad the economy was--"this is the worse economy since the great depression".

  • williary Kearns, UT
    June 17, 2012 12:57 p.m.

    Romney will give Americans the same "fair shot" that George W. Bush and the Republicans gave them after inheriting Clinton's surplus.

    More unfunded tax cuts, especially for the wealthiest Americans and Corporations. And like W., he'll play it that if rich people and corporations are making more money, they'll toss some bones down the ladder, instead of keeping it for themselves. They've been pitching this for decades, it's due to work eventually, right!

    Undo regulations put in place to prevent Wall Street from destroying the American economy, again. Leaving Americans again at the mersy of hedge fund managers.

    Undo the first baby step towards health care reform, and replacing with...nothing. Ironically, undoing his own landmark legislation, Romneycare.

    The gap from rich to poor will escalate even quicker than it did under W as the Tea Party cuts programs for the poor, and the elderly.

    And when he pulls a W and starts a near depression, we know from his own words what he will do. The largest banks will go bankrupt. Detroit will go bankrupt and shutdown. Americans will be on their own to recover from Wall Street's mess.

    Fair Shot?

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 17, 2012 12:07 p.m.

    "Although pressed by reporters, Romney refused to take a firm position or say whether he would, if elected president, reverse the executive order."

    Romney doesn't have a firm position on anything. There are economic sound bites ('give Americans a fair shot') or reversing his position on nearly everything he said to get elected in MA. Where are the real policies?

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    June 17, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    You know act as though the world just hummed along swimingly until Obama suddenly drove us off a cliff with trillion dollar deficits dedicated to food stamps. What really happened? Bush had 500billion dollar years until Republican policies caught up with us and crashed our economy and the worlds economy. Suddenly Bush proposes a trillion 2 spending. Did he just suddenly lose his mind? I doubt it..that had happened long ago..what happened was he reacted to the melt down. Then it was Obamas turn, he spent a trillion 3 for the same reason..crisis mitigation. Obamas spending continues to go down as the crisis mitigates. Tell the whole story next time, and by the way we can in fact afford the borrowing at this point.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Keep in mind Romney stated when the housing crisis struck he would NOT do anything to help Americans keep their homes. And, when our largest automakers were facing bankruptcy he said he would NOT help them and would let them go under. Can you imagine how much deeper our recession would have been with Romney in the White House?

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2012 2:51 a.m.

    I love these misleading stats about how much in taxes people pay. They're talking about federal income tax.

    What they leave out is that poor people pay a higher percentage of their total income in taxes (such as state income tax, sales tax, Social Security/Medicare taxes, property tax, and other excise taxes) than Mitt Romney or any other 1%'er does. Federal income tax is just a small portion of what people have to pay.

    Meanwhile, I'd honestly love to hear how Mitt Romney plans on giving Americans a fair shot. Does he plan on heavily subsidizing higher education? Does he plan on giving our piecemeal primary education system a make over? Because giving a 25% tax cut to rich people, on top of the already absurdly low tax burden they already have, is not giving the average American a fair shot.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2012 11:31 p.m.

    "Any patriotic loving American knows that we cannot sustain ourselves for another four years"
    Except for that pesky bit in the United States Constitution where CONGRESS is the one that spends the money. Lemme guess... you also think it would be a good idea to elect Romeny's buddy, Hatch.


  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 16, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    You'd think the administration is demanding the power to lop off the hands of the rich just out of spite. What's actually proposed is only about an extra 4% in the top marginal tax bracket, lower than either Reagan or Bush I.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    June 16, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    @The Truth: See, what you and I do not have in common is that I don't mind paying taxes to help those who are truly poor. And to answer your question: Yes, I have no problem with someone who is dirt poor, as long as they are working or trying to work, not paying taxes, having free health care, free food, etc.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    June 16, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    RE: xscribe

    Yet you support Obama and his campaign speak?

    Meanwhile the top 1% are paying 38% or more of the taxes.

    Do you think all citizens are obligated to pay even a little something in support of their country?
    OR are some entitled to a free ride, free health care, free retirement, free food, etc, on the backs of other citizens?

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    June 16, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    I just love when people and politicians use inflammatory words such as "patriotic American," and "reckless spending" to try to make their point. Does no one really see through that fluff? I read this entire article, and nowhere did Romney say how he would give Americans a fair shot, and even refused to tell us his stance on immigration now. And while I support Obama, I could possibly support Romney if he would just tell us his views, honestly and openly, not in some campaign-speak!

  • guitarboy South Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    I agree with BYUalum. Well said.

    To those who expect the top 10% (who already pay 70.5% of all income taxes while 46% of all tax filers pay $0--look it up, that's how it went in 2011 and before) to create most of the jobs after Obama taxes them EVEN MORE because according to him they are not paying their "fair share," I ask you: what do you think is their "fair share" they should have to pay?

    Mitt Romney: I believe in personal responsibility.
    Barack Obama: I believe the people who are paying 70.5% of all income taxes are not paying their "fair share."

    Hmmm, I wonder whose vote Obama is targeting. Could it be...the 46% who paid $0 taxes in 2011? Could it be the 44% who paid 29.5% of all income taxes and would like to pay even less?

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Any patriotic loving American knows that we cannot sustain ourselves for another four years with reckless spending, continuing debt for future generations, high unemployment, escalating food stamps recipiants, and broken promises of Obama.

    Mitt Romney has a "sterling" record in business and as a governor and his turning around the 2002 Olympics in Utah. He has the kind of resume` you would expect one to have to run for the highest office in the land. He will bring us back to the greatest country in the world and AAA rating.

    Please support Mitt Romney for the next president of the United States! And please make sure you are registered to vote!