Gloomy jobs report shadows presidential race with 60 days left

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 9, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Too many ATM machines have taken away jobs--Barack Obama

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 9, 2012 12:20 a.m.


    How long do think the stock market can stay afloat? How long? Our debt just hit 16 trillion. Do you have any idea - any clue at all what that means to our economy? When our creditors change the lending rules and sky rocket interest rates due to the SIZE of our debt (most economists agree that will happen long before we hit 20 trillion which is the projection for 2016 under Obama) then what would you say would happen to the US economy when interest rates spike into the teens? What happened to Greece when their debt hit the tipping point? Do you know? So - what will happen to home loans, car loans, business loans, student loans etc... What will be the fallout with the stock market? You are attempting to use the stock market as the sole barometer and equating it (falsely) to job growth and GDP growth. The stock market is influenced by a whole host of things and if you recall had all sorts of wild swings up and down during the Clinton and Reagan years when the economy was actually very healthy - unlike today.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 10:04 p.m.

    Hilary benefits by having Obama being President for 4 more years. If Romney wins that would be potentially 8 more years before she could run unopposed by an incumbent. Bill owes her more than money and kindness. Hilary paid big time for his straying away from family values.

    Bill did his best for the President even though he does not like Obama one bit. He will do anything for money at $200,000 a speech or any other type of event where he gets praise and money for his acting as if he is still in power.

    The other night he almost looked as if he was running for President and not President Obama's campaign.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:52 p.m.

    I would like patriot or any other conservative who's crying gloom and doom about how bad things are to please explain why the stock market is currently going through the roof. You would think all conservatives (who actually believe what they're saying) would have sold all their investments. But clearly they do not believe their own words, because when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are they are making big economic bets on the current and future prospects of U.S. companies.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Bill Clinton says we're better off. Makes you wonder how much he and Hilary got for that fabrication.... BO will do anything - pay anything - buy out anything or anyone to keep his power.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Fair enough Instereo. You believe in a big, central government. I actually wasn't going down a religious path. I'm sure that you, as well as myself, try your hardest to live the LDS faith. We just believe in going about it in different ways. As America stands today (high unemployment, high debt and deficits, downgraded credit, more people on food stamps, lower household income, higher food/gas prices just to name a few) plus the examples in Europe, the big central government is unsustainable and doesn't work for me.

    I do believe in self-reliance and individual responsibility. I also believe in the Constitution, which is why I cringed when I read that President Obama said last week, in an article for Time magazine, "Where Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work around Congress."

    After President Obama has all this power, what happens when he starts doing the things that HE thinks are good for the American people? Do you know what those things are? What happens if they aren't good for America?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    The President mentioned his great work with the auto industry. They were Unionized and they always give votes to Democrats. That is why it is amazing that there are any Democrats in Utah due to a right-to-work state. The money is still there due to certain industries and causes for Democrats. I don't believe the President got that many Democrat votes for killing Bin Laden as that doesn't agree with the Democratic platform and the reality of the world unless there is something to gain. This President doesn't have leadership and his writers help him do that through the pen not through example.

  • SS MiddleofNowhere, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    Obama gives the illusion of caring for people, but all his policies have done have made America weak because people rely solely on the government for their well-being. More welfare, medicaid, food stamps etc. only cripples us as a society because people lose very important characteristics such as hard work, responsibility, or even budgeting their income and being accountable for their finances. I'm LDS too and if I'm not mistaken it is a very important and intricate part of the religion and culture to be productive, work hard, provide for ones self, use agency and abstain from laziness and idleness. Romney's policies may not be the easiest path, but they are the for the American people as a whole. Do you make your kids work for what they get or do you give them everything they want and don't teach them anything? Same principle.

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    I appreciate "LoveLife" for so graciously pointing out my mental state. I have never doubted the Mitt Romney was a good and decent person. I do not believe that Pres. Obama is the devil though and feel he is also a good and decent person. But when I look at the platforms they both support, I see a clear difference. It doesn't matter if it's education, healthcare, taxes, welfare reform, medicare, social security, or jobs, Mitt Romney's positions hurt children, women, seniors, and the middle class by either taking services away or making them pay more while more well to do citizens get tax breaks. While I appreciate Mitt's faith (I am LDS as well), I feel his interpretation of the faith in his politics does not meet a religious standard of helping women and children. I'm sure you don't understand my committment to the LDS faith or my views on religion and how they relate to politics but for me Pres. Obama is more representative of what I see a good Christian doing for his neighbor and I would rather see him as President because I trust his policies for all citizens.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    You must be delusional.

    A few of Romney's stories:
    -Befriending a 14 year-old terminally ill boy and helping him write a will.
    -Organizing a search party (including flying 200 employees into NYC) to help find the missing daughter of a Bain partner.
    -Giving financial support to a family whose two teen-age sons were left quadriplegics after a car accident.
    -Helping ward members deal with the very premature birth of their daughter.
    -Giving his inheritance to charity.
    -Donated to the causes of cancer, MS, cystic fibrosis, the blind, innner-city and disabled youth, libraries, and AIDS victims and more...
    -created Bain Capital Children's Charity Ltd., which donates more than $1 million annually.

    He didn't accept any salary as the Massachusetts governor or from the Olympics.

    Companies and jobs saved by Bain have helped people. Creating a welfare and entitlement state with more people using food stamps than ever before does not help people.

    I have never seen anyone come forward and share an experience of Obama helping someone, just out of the goodness of his heart and not benefiting politically.

    If you think Obama has helped people, please share how he has done this.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    obama cares about obama. one and done. worst president in US history. Truly an amateur.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    "We know it's not good enough," Obama said, dealing with the downbeat news mere hours after his confetti-flying Democratic National Convention. "We need to create more jobs, faster."

    That's right Mr. President, tens of thousands would be working now had you approved Keystone Pipeline, what a joke! Classic liberal mentality, action is always opposite of sound good speeches. That's why Mitt is the guy

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    Horrible news for the great Americans who want to Really work.
    4 years of prays hoping come true.
    No more Obama. We plead.

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    I just wonder if Romney thought of "the real people" when he was at Bain Capitol or were they just numbers.

    Looking at the men running for office it might be hard to decide who to vote for but when looking at their platforms it's easy for me to see that Pres. Obama cares about the "real people."

  • RyanWhiting OREM, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 5:52 a.m.

    As someone who is looking for work, I just want to see the US economy get back on its feet. In my opinion Romney has those skills. Working for Bain he worked with companies on how to turn them around, and how to make them successful. From all those years of experience he knows what helps businesses succeed and that is what we could use right now, some success in the private sector. Let's all help Mitt get out the vote!