Romney on economy: Obama 'made the problem worse'

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 29, 2012 12:07 p.m.

    Re: merich39 Salt Lake City, UT

    Our national debt has gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office. What do we have to show for it?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    As I watched the news shows on Sunday morning, it was very interesting, even though not unexpected to see the people representing Democrat issues and the President's actions. They avoided talking about the straight issues and used their tactics to talk around the question. Depending on the Channel and moderator, some held them to the task but others gave them a pass.

    Integrity and honesty showed up in some of the presenters and they were talking about our nation, citizens and their responsibility.

    When people work around talking about the facts, spinning takes place and their demeanor even shows a stressful situation for them.

    One more Sunday to go and it will be interesting to see what the news shows can do in a week when the Hurricane will take some toll on those without contingencies. On a Sunday, people sometimes have to drop back and punt, even in politics for an incumbent.

    Without a contingency and a plan for doing something, you may have a problem, even if you publish a 20 page booklet on what you are doing if elected for another 4 years.

    Commander-in-Chief responsibilities for embassies wasn't discussed in 3M few copies.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    This President made a joke about bayonets and horses in the debate. He doesn't take military equipment and personnel seriously. He treats them as if they are playing street ball and are expendable.

    What a disgrace as a Commander-in-Chief playing games about people who use and train with those weapons and support animals. Where is the Secretary of Defense who was the Chief of the CIA when our fighting and working people in a foreign land needs them. He gives excuses why they couldn't go and make the difference or make the show of a defense. Instead, he waits 2 weeks for the President who never makes the call.

    We can't have a person like this think he is a Commander-in-Chief. That is the most serious job he has and he makes light of it during a debate worldwide. Our foes must think he is weak and will do more against us for chiding his opponent. In those countries, people don't live when they make a statement against their leader. That is what our President looked like, however, in the third debate. He never looked kindly to his civil opponent in USA.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 10:17 p.m.

    bush led us into recession? No, it was not bush's policies that caused the recession but it was barney frank forcing fannie and freddie to buy bad loans, which decimated lending standards across the board, causing a housing bubble that took our economy with it when it burst.

    BO's uncertainty and mismangement has slowed the recovery.

    Romney's bad at math? What about BO who said in 2008 he'd cut the deficit in half. What math takes a deficit of $500-$600 billion to $1.7 trillion and calls it cutting it in half? dem math.

    bush ain't on the ticket, no maytter how much you guys try to spin it so it appears he is on the ticket. I have yet to hear romney say he was going back to bush's policies.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 5:12 p.m.


    Your comments would be accurate if Bush is really the one responsible for the economic mess. However, it was caused by bad bank management and the housing bubble policies, which were not Bush.

    As far as taking the economy over the cliff, I invite you to compare today's debt, deficit, and credit rating numbers to when Bush was president. We don't want the economy going over the cliff. That's why we need to get Obama out of office NOW.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    Gaining private sector jobs 30+ straight months after inheriting an economy in freefall that was losing over half a million jobs a month = worse. No wonder Romney doesn't explain his deficit reduction plan or tax plan in detail... he's bad at math.

  • dillboy?? Lehi , UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    I agree with Patriot, Obama I respect as our president, but he hasn't made our situation with the economy any better!

  • merich39 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    George Bush led the country into the recession. Republicans in congress were the ones who made the problem worse. The last thing this country needs is Mitt Rmoney in the White House taking the economy over the cliff. We don't need more Bushonomics. It's what got us in this mess in the first place. No going back to failed GOP policies!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    There is a show on ESPN / NFL called "Numbers Don't Lie". In that show the analysts can determine why a team or player is failing or succeeding by looking at statistics - the actual work done by the team or player. The same exact thing can be done with politics. Just look at the numbers. The Obama numbers for the past 4 years are .... well.... nightmarish to say the least. Obama took a bad economy (9.2 trillion in national debt and 7.5% unemployment) and made those numbers worse. Much worse. The work force actually shrank during the Obama term and real unemployment is around 11%. The national debt grew by an unprecedented 6 trillion - all Obama debt. Along with all of these ugly numbers every other measurable also declined such as number of people on welfare and food stamps and the number of people in poverty. There are less people working today than 4 years ago and those that are working many are way under employed. College kids can't find jobs and the list goes on and on..... Obama is a liar and a coward. Always blaming and never taking responsibility. We need a leader!!!