Analysis: Minimal impact of jobs reports highlights some electoral realities

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  • peter Alpine, UT
    July 8, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    Liberals are stuck in a mindset that will only destroy the middle class, creating an ever-widening gap between the elite and an ever-growing lower class, with government growth the goal and cause. I do not believe in people in positions of power, because they abuse this power and their words are empty rhetoric. I believe in principles, principles that free the minds of the people to be anxiously involved in creativity, productivity, and the general welfare of the nation and its people.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 7, 2012 11:48 p.m.

    Obama is currently asking Congress for money to assist other countries and their economies. We have given billions to Finland, Mexico, Pakistan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Brazil, etc.

    This money would be a boost to our private sector, and small businesses, to create jobs.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 7, 2012 8:02 p.m.

    80,000 jobs against the flood of June grads is pathetic.
    Obama will pay for ignoring the economy for two years while he pushed Obamacare down our throats.
    He considers economic wealth to be a giant ATM for his social agenda. America isn't like that.
    Just the other day there were headlines about a national vacation policy.
    I don't believe 51 million voters want to live in France.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 7, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    To: Baron,

    Corporations paying 37% taxes have been driven to other countries to bring their tax burdens down. Romney will lower that tax to bring them, and their jobs back to America. Nothing difficult about this one of many examples.

    These two men are not similar, and like many Americans, you need to do some homework. Don't let the media, and distorted claims form your opinions, do some research.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    July 7, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    To: Baron

    Mitt Romney has laid out a Economic and Energy plan very different from Obama's. It is easy to tell the difference!

    The GOP including the House Republicans have 36 bills passed to help the economy! Many include Bi-Partisan support. The Senate and President Obama have failed to act on them! The Senate controlled by the Democrats has not passed a budget in 3 plus years. Who is holding up the Economy? Obama's budget was defeated in the House 414-0 and in the Senate 99-0. Not a democrat voted for it! Who has failed us?

    Your paragraph two statement holds no water either! Romneys energy plan includes development of Keystone as well as offshore drilling, public land leases being issued, reduced restrictions on other source development including Nuclear. Oil and Natural gas exploration and growth development will result in over 1 million jobs. That grows the economy and Federal Tax income through royalities, corporate taxes and individual income tax receipt increases. It will also spur non energy economic growth as well!

    YoYo oil prices are affected by a weakend dollar devalued by deficit spending(5.4 Trillion in 3 years) which Obama has overseen.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    July 7, 2012 6:55 a.m.

    As I see it, Romney has not offered the middle class any better alternative to Obama. No question that Obama is a disappointment -- not totally his fault, thanks to a GOP out from the start anxious to see him fail at the expense of America's recovery.

    What we hear from Romney is more tax cuts, austerity in government programs, pro-oil/Keystone rhetoric... this all translates into continued debt, government layoffs and reduced help to those out of work, and America's middle class suffering from more yo-yo pricing of foreign oil with no plan to move America onto the next age of domestic price-stable energy (solar, wind, geothermal).

    While Romney was the best of a bad set of GOP extremist candidates, he still falls short on being an effective uniter and problem solver to appeal to moderates, even though the "old" Romney was a good moderate in Massachusetts. Playing to the GOP's right-wing means he'll lose the moderates he needs to defeat Obama.

    Obama and a divided Congress will simply mean four more years of what we've already had -- been there, done that!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 6, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    With half the population getting some kind of government entitlement and the other half paying for it, why should ANYONE work?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 6, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    Too many on the dole, and under educated, is why figures stack up this way.