Mitt Romney wants 'something dramatic' to aid economy

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  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Aug. 8, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    Cultural differences account for the economic disparity? What planet do you live on. The Palestinians are poor because they are imprisoned in what amounts to a concentration camp. I wonder if he thinks the economic disparity in America is due to cultural differences?

    I've been willing to give Romney he benefit of the doubt. While I still think Romney is a better Presidential than Barry is, the more he talks, the less I like him and the more it appears that the allegations of being out of touch with the reality of the average Americans life are true.

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 8:50 p.m.

    worf (12:20 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012)...

    Willard would like to rehash to W43's economic brillance.

    What does it say about our education system to people who fall for that ruse AGAIN!?

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    per ParkCityAggie 11:01 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012

    Do you mean Voodoo, trickledown, supply side economics?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    oh come on Mitt - won't more borrowing , taxing and spending fix everything???

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 7, 2012 9:32 a.m.


    "Mr. Romney does not need to specify new programs on the failures of the Obama administration...."

    That's exactly what Romney needs to do the way he constantly charges the President with failing us with his policies. He lambasts Obama for relying on government to fix the economy, then teases us that he has something dramatic in mind to turn things around, and then turns on his poker face just when he's imminent danger of being specific.

    Romney's ambiguous vagaries have come to characterize his campaign, the quintessential politician who generalizes the most and says the least. And we're supposed to trust him to fix what he insists Obama has messed up?

    Not by my vote.

  • mark Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 5:03 p.m.

    "open their minds and take in what you (grammy3) have said."

    Yeah, don17, I heard what she said. She said she lost her business due to the Republican and President George W. Bush caused recession, yet she chooses to blame President Obama for not getting things (in her opinion) fixed. She would rather support Mitt Romney who would take us right back to the policies that got us in this mess in the first place. Yes, don, I heard exactly what she said.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    To Grammy3:

    Your comment is probably the most correct down to earth statement made on the DN site for any article in the longest time. If only those who make up supposed strawman comments(Mark B) and just spout with no reason behind their comments would open their minds and take in what you have said.

    Again, How Bad Does Obama Have to make it before you vote him out? Is it to hard to see what's going on or is it you do not understand what is happening in the United States?

    Grammy3s comments have been echoed by 253,000 other small businesses these past 3 1/2 years. If 253,000 busineeses are gone how many jobs went with them?

    Just assume each small business employed from 1-500 people. Take just 9 people per business and multiple that by 253,000. Then add the job loss multiplier! Job Multiplier: Other businesses and support services that would be supporting these businesses and people plus their families. Hmmm: 253,000x9 employees x an average family of 2 more = 6,831,000 jobs! Imagine people working and not begging on street corners! Working is American Pride! Obama Failed.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    To worf 7:02 p.m. Aug. 5, 2012


    You're in the fog.


    Actually, I just haven't let Mitt and his cohorts blind me to the truth, unlike a lot of people who have let him pull the wool over their eyes.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 11:30 p.m.

    I am here to say the reason why I am voting for Mitt is because Obama has failed me over these last three and a half years he has been in office. There was no Hope and Change from him. Oh wait what has changed for me and my husband I will tell you what we are broke now and have lost just about everything that we have worked for over the years. Yes even our house that we loved. My husband owned his own business and lost that as well we were at one time making a little over 250,000 a year and guess what that is not rich people when you have a small business and need to pay those who work for you. When hardly any money is coming in guess what you are the ones who are going without so that your employees are being paid. So when I heard stupid remarks like these is makes me sick. Mitt is a new change and so he has my vote.

  • RedneckLefty St. George, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 9:58 p.m.

    So now I'm confused: after Romney does "something dramatic," will I have to say "Romney built that" instead of "I built that"?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 5, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    Maybe "something dramatic" is code speak for "start a war". Doing that ALWAYS means more jobs, right? And what could be more dramatic than "Shock and Awe II"?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    "...The former Illinois Senator so far has been slow to release specifics for his economic plans...". No economic budget.

    Slow to release specifics.

    "...Obama would preserve the tax hikes for everyone, although he has not detailed how he would pay off the debt...".

    Has not detailed how he would cut the deficit in half.

    Not good, not good at all.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2012 7:02 p.m.


    You're in the fog.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    "...The former (one term) Massachusetts governor (who left office with a 30% approval rating) so far has been slow to release specifics for his economic plans...".

    Slow to release specifics.

    "...Romney would preserve the tax cuts for everyone, although he has not detailed how he would pay for the plan...".

    Has not detailed how he would pay for the plan.

    Not good, not good at all.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Aug. 5, 2012 5:28 p.m.'s in Hollywood, Mitt, not too far from your place in La Jolla.
    Check it out.

  • Vaughn J Kearns, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    The issue with Romney's tax returns is a smoke screen by the OBAMA camp. For everyone that wants to see his tax returns let us see you publish yours first. I consider my finances to be personal and not to be shared with everyone. So Romney should have the same expectations. There is no law that I am not familiar with that requires the tax returns to be given to become the President. So why is this the biggest thing in the OBAMA campaign against Mr. Romney? OBAMA cannot talk about economic issues and plans., or his royal decrees, like the recent racist executive order directed to the black community. The president should be looking out for all American Citizens, not some minority group that he wants to coerce to vote for him because he is created in their image.

    Come on Mr. President, Start finding answers to the problems that we face rather than making excuses or applying band aides to shore up your popularity.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 5, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    To:Midwest Mom,

    Again the Romney plan is readily available! Again, I ask where is Obama's plan? Four years of failure! Is that the plan he wishes for us the next four years? Again, saying Romney has no plan is either: 1, Because you don't know he has a plan and commented without realizing, 2. Said he had no plan because your a Democrat and don't care he has a plan. 3. Just want to say he has no plan. Which is misleading and deceptive especially if you read my prior comments and knew he has a plan.

    By the way your town is a beautiful area of Wisconsin. Used to canoe down the Kickapoo river when I lived about 2 hours from there!

    1. Romney's plan would allow the Energy Industry to expand and invest in American development. We can be energy independent within 8 years! Oil/Gas/Nuclear/Coal industry development as analyzed by independent evaluators show that in excess of 1.2 million jobs can be develped from this sector alone. Which increases tax revenue!

    2. Small business is holding off hiring possibly millions of people. I know this is true!

    And More!

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Aug. 5, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Thank you for the last few comments. It's nice to see some people who have reason. What exactly has our current President done to help our country. Nothing. The stimulus packages did nothing to help our economy. They only helped the specific people who the President wanted to help. We need to elect a new President.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    Romney has given details, as Don17 has explained. I guess those who say he has not do not know how to read?

    But even if Romney had given NO plans, it could not be any worse than what BO has given us. anything anti-BO would be pro-recovery.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Aug. 5, 2012 1:27 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is a big fan of "something," but, on policy specifics, he gives us nothing.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 5, 2012 12:57 p.m.


    You ask for Romney's plan. It is out there. It is on his web site it is printed in the Wall Street Journal and other publications and has been for a very long time.

    Now I ask you for Obama's plan? There is not and never has been a plan to help small business.

    Are you aware that the House has passed 36 Finance, Small Business, Regulation Limiting, Loan Reform bills many passed by bi-partisan majorities, but Predident Obama and Harry Reid(D) Senate leader refuse to bring them up for a vote?

    Why? Because of politics and politics only! Harry Reid has been a politician his whole life practically and he has become a multi millioniare at the public expense! How?

    We were able to start 4 businesses when Bush was President. Since Obama nothing has moved except for this. Having to let go of employees because of rising government costs through taxes, regulation and just plain stupid rules strangling America.

    Don't think it is just small business owners looking to dump Obama. It is those employees of small businesses who are aware of the costs Obama is saddling on small companies!

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 5, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Romney has laid out plans. Its your responsibility to read and understand the plans. Its not possible for Romney to get you to read the plan. Just saying Romney does not have a plan just shows a lack of understanding by those who think this.

    Let me help you a little here: For example, Fred44 says he does not know any Small Businesses over 250,000. Any business under 10 million is concidered small business by some. By other Economists and Government Officials small business is under 100 million.

    Now my point. We have been waiting to start up a new business. We have financing aligned, a plan, locations, distribution lines and sources of goods. What are we waiting on still? Repeal of Obama care. In this instance knowledge of who will be President in order to determine costs going forward. At the moment we don't even know what our tax rate will be in less than 5 months! HOW DO YOU START A BUSINESS WHEN THE PRESIDENT STONEWALLS? When he attacks small business daily!

    253,000 Small businesses are gone since Obama came to office!

    We're also facing 40 layoffs again waiting on the President's inaction!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    Wow! Mitt has given much details to fixing the economy, and some uninformed people complain, because they didn't get it.

    Doesn't speak well for our education. Pathetic!

  • Jared Average, SE
    Aug. 5, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Re: DonO (and others)

    "The economy is in a shambles but he has said nothing specific about he'll fix it."

    Why does he need to? He's in no position right now to do anything about it so why should he give specifics? Do you know what happens if he gives specifics? You end up with Democrats saying, "It will never work. He just wants to help rich people. He hates poor people. Mitt Romney is going to destroy this country..." and all sorts of similar nonsense. If he gives specifics, he has commentators and analysts and even some economists start dissecting his plan (without having all of the specifics of it). The media will do what it does best - misinform everyone by presenting the plan wrong and then his plan will be DOA. Or, at best if he announces his plan now people forget about it by November. Yes, it would be great if he could give specifics (and yes, he has them), there are just few upsides but many downsides to releasing his plan right now.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Mr. Romney, tell us what you are going to do.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    to worf 10:44 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012

    Mitt's explanation would be very simple -- give to the rich, take from the lower-class and the middle-class.

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Aug. 5, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    LOL, like what? Magic? Vote for me I will "magically" fix the economy..." ok sure. I guess "giving more tax breaks to the wealthy... and believe me that right there will work my friends" just wouldn't cut it with the rest of the campaign staff.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 5, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    ‘Mitt Romney wants 'something dramatic' to aid economy'

    * first,--win the election.
    * After giving details, some people lack the cognitive skills to understand. Romney needs to simplify and explain for those.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    "...but he's not saying exactly what."

    And therein lies the problem with Romney and his candidacy. The economy is in a shambles but he has said nothing specific about he'll fix it. He'll never win with his current "I'm not Obama" strategy. He has to be FOR something. He has to have a plan.

    C'mon, Mitt. Give this Independent a reason to support you.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Aug. 5, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    Obama's plan is "give money to those who produce the least and take it from those who produce the most". His policies will fail and have produced nothing good after 3.5 years. Obama has shown what he can do. Romney may or may not be he answer, we know Obama isn't. I would rather take a chance on something new than continue with someone who is a proven failure.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    Mr. Romney does not need to specify new programs or the failures of the Obama administration because any observer is very aware of the gridlock in policy making the President has led, illegal gun running that has killed government employees and US citizens, failed investments in private sector entities paid to political cronies, and on, and on, and on. Mr. Romney's prediction of 12 million new jobs is not program specific. It is simply a calculation of what the economy will do without the heavy hand of government reducing rather, than helping the recovery. All that is needed is to provide a known tax system with lower rates for all that reduces loopholes as recommended by President Obama's own bi-partisan commission on deficit reduction, which Mr. Romney has basically endorsed. With just that simple measure and the budget balanced, the economy will soar, provide employment to millions of educated citizens and massive new revenues to government. This as oppose to the current administration not adding one new job during its entire term. Under its policies, we are not to the level of jobs in the economy that there were when it took office.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    Mitt needs to go back and watch the 2004 election if he wants any chance of winning.

    When will he figure out that he's RUNNING for PRESIDENT, he's not writing an op-ed in a local newspaper? Mitt, if you win, you'll be in control. You don't have to leave things like "something dramatic" in broad terms because you would never be in position to implement those changes. Kerry never understood this. He figured Bush would do his work for him, which Bush certainly did enough to get voted out.

    It's now August, the election is in November. I'd love to hear from Mitt what these dramatic changes are. Because to date, his only suggestions are to do what Bush did. I guess that can be considered dramatic considering those policies pushed us into a near Depression.

    Time for Mitt to become a leader, not just a talking head. I've never seen anyone more content to play four-corners defense when they are losing by the margin currently is.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 9:17 a.m.

    "Mitt Romney is calling for 'something dramatic' to help the economy recover, but he's not saying exactly what."

    Isn't that the theme of Mitt's campaign? He says he can do better for the economy, but he can't say what.

    He says "Government cannot create jobs", but he insists his business experience makes him best qualified for President.


    He says Obama's record is a bad one, but he can't point to anything specific.

    Sounds like Romney is full of hot air... at best!

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 5, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    Mitt says he wants something "dramatic. That's sad since Mitt's policies will have a type of "dramatic" effect on the economy -- a dramatic increase in the deficit and debt, a dramatic increase in benefits for the top 1%, and a dramatic increase in detriment and economic worsening to and for everyone else. Romney wants a "dramatic" return to the policies that got us in the mess we're dealing with in the first place.

    Mitt is NOT what this country needs. Even my border collie would be better -- that's why I'll be writing Jillyan B. (for "Border") Collie in as my candidate for president.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 5, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Opposes the Presidents plan but provides not details of his own plan, but elect him and he will create 12 million jobs. He then promotes one of my favorite republican lies about the small business person paying the same tax rate as the wealthiest Americans. Sorry but I don't know any small business persons in an individual tax bracket over $250,000. I guess it depends on what you define as a small business.

    I am not a big fan of Mr. Obama and I didn't vote for him last time, but the more Mr. Romney campaigns the more likely I am to vote for Mr. Obama.