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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Aug. 1, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    Mitt Romney may reject Obama's debt plan - but the Country rejects Mitt Romney. So why cares, other then DN?. Here's something DN forget to tell ya'll about, they are in a feeding frenzy about their "poster boy" Mitt Romney, when the Country is about to crash. That's putting the care before the horse, ya think?.

    August 1, 2011

    Dear Chuck,

    I want you to know that just a bit ago I sent out a Tweet saying I'll support the compromise plan to end the stalemate over the national debt.

    It's not a perfect plan, but it's something I feel we need to have right now. It's going to cut almost $3 trillion from the deficit.

    The plan is similar to one I put forth last week, which included some of the concepts you all sent me.

    I'm hopeful now that Congress will come together. Also look at the informative chart from the Washington Post that pretty well sums up the compromise plan.

    Again, thanks for your thoughts,

    Senator,
    Bill Nelson

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Aug. 1, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    typo repost

    Mitt Romney may reject Obama's debt plan - but the Country rejects Mitt Romney. So who really cares, other then DN?. Here's something DN forget to tell ya'll about, they are in a feeding frenzy about their "poster boy" Mitt Romney, when the Country is about to crash. That's putting the cart before the horse, ya think?.

    August 1, 2011

    Dear Chuck,

    I want you to know that just a bit ago I sent out a Tweet saying I'll support the compromise plan to end the stalemate over the national debt.

    It's not a perfect plan, but it's something I feel we need to have right now. It's going to cut almost $3 trillion from the deficit.

    The plan is similar to one I put forth last week, which included some of the concepts you all sent me.

    I'm hopeful now that Congress will come together. Also look at the informative chart from the Washington Post that pretty well sums up the compromise plan.

    Again, thanks for your thoughts,

    Senator,
    Bill Nelson

    At least I care.

    That's more then I can say for them.

    My views.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 11:47 a.m.

    chucky
    florida has plenty of it's own problems. you might want to worry about that.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    It's just posturing. If Mitt wants to have a chance of nomination he's got to go against everything Obama says and does.

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 1, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    Oh I'm shaking in my boots. Romney objects to the debt plan.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    barack's debt plan: spend more money

  • Perspective01 Highland, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    Practically speaking, is a balanced budget amendment enough? We have a unique opportunity to get things right. Keep the pressure on. Don't cave in.

    Good economics is simple. Spend less than you earn, and save some for a rainy day. This applies during good and bad times. Also, invest only in those things that will give us the best ROI (includes social return). Make the ROI metrics visible, and trash programs that don't work. Reward programs with higher ROIs with more investment dollars. This will motivate us to become great at a few things, as opposed to mediocre at many things.

    We need a "save xx% budget amendment." The xx% figure needs to be calculated in part based on a plan to pay off our debt.

  • Cougar Blue N. Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    If you really want a balanced budget amendment, then bring that topic up at the right time and place. This crisis is NOT about future spending but about paying the debts that congress has already contracted for. Pass the ceiling and then take on the other issues if you desire. Lumping them all together has helped create a crisis of our own making and is so silly. Hysteria reigns supreme here.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    It's not even a debt PLAN. It's a "pass the buck as fast as you can" plan.

    It doesn't even take effect (cuts part) until AFTER the next presidential election.

    Political posturing, as usual.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    The Dems won't be happy until businesses are paying 21% for their operating loans like they were about '79-'81 under Carter. Remember?? I do - I was there.

    Folks - that is where we are headed. You might want to tighten your shorts - real tight. George Soros is pulling the puppet strings. Obama is the puppet.

    Think I'm crazy??

    You'll be praying we had Romney, or someone like him.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Aug. 1, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    It's time for the Tea Party to start to grapple with debt crises and try to plug loop holes in their budgets about GOP deregulations and tax safe havens where they pay NO TAXES. And dump the taxes on the backs of the middle-class and elderly. The Koch Brother's and the GOP, so It's time today for a six-gun shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders, and there might even be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as they both take aim at these extraterrestrial uninvited guests. The American people. The tea party and its politicians have no concept that government is a system of give and take, so like spoiled children they pout and fuss and scream to get their way when mommy won't buy them a candy bar in the grocery store, until mommy (in this case the Republican leadership) finally out of embarrasment or fear meekly gives in. The tea party overplayed their hand this time on a piece of meaningless legislation (the money's already been spent) and have so disgusted the average voter that they will soon fade away into the obscure shadows where they belong. Wheres the jobs?.

  • Kearns_Dad Kearns, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    Mr. Romney didn't say anything about his economic knowledge because he knows the debt ceiling must be raised, alienating him from the tea party extremists.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    Great 'leadership' there Romney. Take a stance AFTER the plan is passed.

    And Tom in CA | 12:48 p.m., so then, you should remember what happened after '81, right?

    Republican President, Ronald Regan got to work TRIPLING our national debt from $1 trillion to $3 trillion dollars.

    Even W. only doubled it.

    *'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times

    'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

    Republican plan: spend money.

    *'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/27/10

    'The funds are separate from the $53 billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq.'

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Aug. 1, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Mitt already showed his true colors talking about more reckless behavior by his buddies in the BIG BANKS. A vote for Mitt is a vote for another bank bailout.

    Haven't we had enough WELFARE for big banks and huge corporations at the expense of the middle class as they ship jobs to China and India?

    Romney=Elitist Harvard Big Bank Welfare Politics.

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    That's easy for Romney to say.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Vague - I would say Mitt is pretty clear - NO debt bill without a balanced budget amendment. What is vague about that? Seems like Moody's and the other rating agencies agree because they are certain to issue a downgrade of our AAA rating without long term assurances of responsible spending procedures (balanced budget amendment). Make no mistake, we are in this mess BECAUSE of Barack Obama's reckless and out of control spending over the past 3 years and the debt that we now face.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    '...we are in this mess BECAUSE of Barack Obama's reckless and out of control spending over the past 3 years and the debt that we now face.' - patriot | 2:57 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011

    Because, golly gee...

    things were so much 'better' before.

    *'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - by Mark Knoller - CBS News - 09/29/08

    'It'll be the 7th time the debt limit (ceiling) has been raised during this administration. In fact it was just two months ago, on July 30, that President Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which contained a provision raising the debt ceiling to $10.615 trillion.'

    You can't say Republicans are 'better' at spending with George W. Bush almost DOUBLED the national debt...
    and Ronald Regan almost TRIPLED the national debt.

    Has Obama done either?

    No.

  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    Aug. 1, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    @ Pagan,

    You cite all these presidents that raised the debt ceiling, it must have pumped your ego to say that Pres. Reagan did it. Sometimes any organization may incur debt, which isn't always a bad thing. However it's gotten out of hand. BOTH Republicans & Democrats are to blame. However when well informed citizens become active in the Tea Party movement because then want elected officials to take responsibility in handling the money of the people and restore fiscal sanity, they are labeled extremists because they want the Federal Government to live within its means. When is enough enough? Or do we allow the whole system to crash. Come on we have a better country than that. Could it be the liberals are so interested in class envy and warfare they only want it their way?
    What we just saw in this so called deal is a band approach to a deep wound. It's time for some real medicine.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    Aug. 1, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    And without knowing a darned thing about the debt plan, all the little followers who don't think for themselves will now be against the debt plan, because their friend Mitt is against it.

  • CheeseFries SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    Of course Romney rejected the debt plan; it was very much a GOP plan. Obama folded and gave the GOP what they wanted, while the GOP was all but holding America hostage. Romney is not right of the middle and hasn't been since taking MA office. Too many people are blinded by the fact that he was a stake president (NINETEEN years ago) to see this.

    I wish Romney would just cut the charade and ask Obama to replace Biden with him.

  • Led Zeppelin II Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 1, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    George Washington in his farewell speech warned the dangers of political parties. He warned how political parties would divide the country and be its downfall. It would tear the counrty apart. Go read it. You will see everything in his speech what has happened to this country,

  • Jack Aurora, CO
    Aug. 1, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    Let's focus on the problem, not the theater. Some cite the number of times the debt ceiling was raised by different presidents; OK, but the debt wasn't this big when they did it. Others, complain about Reagan tripling the debt, but look at the circumstances: a very weak national defense and a third-rate military(thanks to Carter) facing a Soviet steamroller. We had to build up, and had to borrow to do it. Still, the debt wasn't a fraction of what it is now. At some point we have to stop the insanity, and this is the first round. You decry the Tea Party and the division and all the rancor, but they accomplished what others could not: action on the debt. Where are the Jobs? others ask. When the debt is addressed, business can depend on something to start building, then the jobs come from expansion. This plan won't satisfy everyone, Romney is just one of many. So?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 1, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    Mitt can now go to his sheet of daily goals and put a check mark under the category "pander to tea party nuts".

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 2, 2011 6:13 a.m.

    Re: Mark B | 10:57 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011

    The good folks in Eureka, CA could use some good advise from the man who saved the 2002 Winter Olympics from certain disaster. California and our federal government are both up to their eyeballs in red ink and neither of them think the taxpayers are pulling their fair share of the load.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 6:32 a.m.

    Romney is no profile in courage. He is appealing to the radical right instead of the actual process of governing. These issues are not black and white, and the meat-ax approach of the Republicans would do more harm. Romney should know better. But I guess principles get run over by pandering.