Mitt Romney move to Marriott board no surprise

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 8, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    If I was Romney. I'd be laughing all the way to the bank.

    He tried helping people by using his business talents as a president, but instead, people voted in a tax collector, and big time spender.

    This wasn't greed, but ignorance of the people.

  • 1Observer Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    re: no fit in SG - As someone who has been a member of a large corp board and has interacted with a fair number of boards from Fortune 500 companies I can tell you that in my expereince you are wrong. I come from a blue collar family of modest means. I am not wealthy in the way you describe board members. Most of the people I worked with on those boards are self-made successes and well off but not multi-millionaires. Some came from more meager circumstances than myself. Most of them are very smart and very good at what they do. True, there are some there just because of their family name, but those were in the minority. There still exists in this country a great opportunity to create success for yourself. Too many people have bought into the class envy concept and fail to ever dare to acheive even of small measure of success, safe in their belief that it can't be done because they don't have the right name, the right heritage, the right friends. Safe in blaming fate or the gods for their plight with no personal responsiblity for their own future.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 8, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    Must beg to disagree about members of the board of directors of corporations throughout the world.
    These boards are filled with individuals from massively wealthy families. The majority of these individuals inherit their fortunes. They may have instituted a Non-Profit Foundation.
    Though they may pretend to be a great contributor to societies, the truth is, their SURNAME provides their perks in life. Their vocations consist of being on boards of large corporations, and, occasionally, puttering in philanthropic interests.

  • 1Observer Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    Why should Mitt feel obligated to help a country that didn't vote for him? He should return to his old life. That's how the system is designed. The reason you don't hear about other former pesidential nominess returning to the private sector is because they were career politicians who simpy returned to feed at the public trough. As for the 47% getting the gifts comment, board leadership is hardly a gift. It is a lot of responsibility and it is something typically earned by strong performance in a needed skill set. I suppose that even if the poorest family were making over $100,000 a year there would still be an outcry of injustice and inequality because of those making over $1,000,000. Wealth distribution was tried in the old Soviet Union and it was a fantastic failure. Unfortunately, most of the Occupy types whining about wanting to get their hands on other people's money weren't alive or were too young to remember what that looked like. One final note - Americans will have buyers remorse by this time next year once the economic effects of Obamacare are fully felt. A train wreck in the making.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 6, 2012 9:04 p.m.

    Wow! The liberals are jealous of Mitts success.


    * Nancy Pelosi
    * Harry Reid
    * Barack Obama
    * Ed Asner
    * Lady GaGa

    All wealthy people too?

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    While the Left covetously complains about Romney,

    and bitterly complains about Bush's working vacations to camp david or working vacation to his ranch,

    We have Obama and the the democrats making deals in congress that benefiting family members and friend to millions and even billions of dollars,

    We have Obama taking lavish vacation around the world to ritzy places like Marth'a Vinyard and like the current 4 MILLION dollar vacation to hawaii,

    In the last year the Obama royal family has had approximately 1.5 billion dollars spent on them, compare that to British royal family which has had only about 57 million spent on them.

    The obama's and the democrats are living high on the hog on the people's money, while poor continue to suffer. While Obama speaks empty words to the middle class. While the left silly complaints about the rich on the right.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Dec. 6, 2012 6:16 p.m.

    Until those on the right decide to focus on real issues as opposed to such manufactured issues as Obama's vacation costs, the GOP will continue to be the party of the low information voter.

    I am confident that you have not attempted to compare presidential vacation expenditures.

    Get a grip. It is embarrassing.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    how much is barry's three week hawaiian vacation costing the taxpayers? libs continue to remain clueless and bitter. i hope mitt continues to enjoy life while libs continue to be bitter about success.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    I knew it - that darn Romney is still involved in capitalism. Yes sir people were right - Mitt is a capitalist after all!!! I suppose Marriott is just trying to increase their revenues and grow as a company by hiring Mitt. How dare they try to be more successful especially in Obama's America!!! Next thing you know Marriott will be hiring more people! Geez - isn't it time for a government take over of the hotel business!!! Rise up liberals - someone is trying to be successful!!!! Time to at least raise their taxes!!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 6, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    Why can:

    * Nancy Pelosi
    * Harry Reid
    * Barack Obama
    * Ted Kennedy

    all be wealthy, but Mitt Romney is greedy?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 6, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    About fifteen cents from every American. What a small price for honoring our president with an all expense, paid, and tax free vacation to Hawaii. This is about three times more then greedy Mitt Romney's yearly earnings.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 6, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    no fit is SG -

    Unlike yourself, Mitt Romney is moving on with his life.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    So many golden opportunities for Mr. Romney!
    Named after J. Willard Marriott, who was Mitt's father's good friend. A lovely job whenever Mitt wishes.
    If only some of the "47%" were offered such gifts.

  • Timothy Benton City, WA
    Dec. 6, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Mitt is back among the people he is most comfortable with..May he just stay there!

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    His campaign was using the Marriott, and not Days Inn or even Motel 6? Mitt!!!!!!!