I think it shows how confused and desperate the right wing is.When
campaigning against Obama, free market, money making, and capitalism is good.
When campaigning against Romney, the right acts like Democrats and rant against
the free market, money making, and capitalism.So which is it? What
does the right believe? Other than their unbelievable desire to get
back into power, what motivates them? What do they stand for these days? Does
anyone even know?
Sunday - the Sun rises in the east - Krauthammer twists reality and blasts Obama
- and tomorrow comes after today.Clockwork. Got it. Nothing new
here.Look, Utah Republicans, Romney's embarrassing drubbing last
night in South Carolina should be wake-up call to you who persist in believing
that the GOP will come to its senses and rally behind "your" man.
They won't.What I want to know is why Utah's middle class
Republicans are so loyal to a party that is so hostile to them?
@ The real maverick.. It shows the hypocrisy of the left. We can ignore the
wealth of Democrat politicians like, Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, Nancy
Pelosi, Ted Kennedy et al but demonize the wealth of Mitt Romney! Only liberals
are allowed to succeed in America. All others must be punished!
Funny, I have not seen anyone "attack" Romney's Money. What I have seen is an attack on HOW Romney got his money and HOW LITTLE taxes
he pays.To date, those attacks have come more from the right than
the left. Of course, that will change if Newt get the GOP nod.Romney has done nothing outside the law. I have yet to see anyone suggest
differently. By the Way, GE has probably done nothing outside the law and they
are (rightly) vilified by the right.What this does show is that the
views of all of those "socialists" on the left, are really not that
different from some of those views on the right.Yes, these attacks
are a "gift to Obama". Why? Because they reflect true
feelings of unfairness. Unfairness is universal. It is not left or right.And that view is that -the playing field favors those with
LOTS of money -the tax structure favors those with LOTS of money-those with LOTS of money will take any advantage to get more moneyYes Charles, if I were a staunch conservative, I would try to re frame the
The Republicans need to give the voters something to believe in. So far they
are offering nothing, and they are not even specific of what they don't like or
how they would change the present policies of Obama. All they do is bellow how
they can beat Obama and how they can fix the nation. Ya sure, talk is cheap. So
tell us what you will fix and how. The only real change Republicans represent is
their jelousy to have the mantel of the presidentcy for themselves. They are
putting their self interest before the good of the nation and the people.
Republicans have no plan other than to serve their self interests. They need to
come up with a patriotic plan for the nation and the people.
Re:MountanmanWhy aren't Democrats demonizing Bill Gates, Warren Buffet,
Steve Jobs?Because it isn't about being successful.Talk all
you want about the rich Democrats.Then talk about how they want to raise
their own tax rates.Rich Republicans, including Romney, want to maintain
the low tax rates for themselves, and even decrease it further.
Too much time is spent on little things like money, religious affiliation,
marital problems and such. Where the individual has a record to refer to, look
at it carefully for consistancy with what they say. One should choose a
Candidate based on integrity not advertising (paid or unpaid) I am a republican
because I believe in our "Republic" as established by the
Constitution. I abhor RINO'S whom I classify as wolves in sheeps clothing and
basically frustrated Democrats.
If attacks on romney's religion or money or whatever are a gift to obama...bring
it on. This is the way we want to play the game, so let the money or religion be
a liability instead of an asset.
There is more to it than "Romney's money". JFK was Catholic and
had more money than Romney. Kennedy had similar "Newt Like"
weaknesses.Ok, now that is out of the way.Why is it that voters
chose Newt, rather than Mitt?
Back in the 70's there was group of scammers at BYU that would juggle tens of
thousands of dollars on their bank cards, while depositing the money into 10%
certificates of deposit. As long as they paid off the credit cards in time they
could "float" the cash from the cards at zero interest. Some of them
made a lot of money, but did they contribute anything useful to society? Of
course not, they just found flaws in the existing system and exploited it for
their own benefit.The same argument could be made about Mitt. Sure
he made a ton of cash, but did he actually create any really new jobs?Probably not, the 100,000 job figure he uses is almost surely bogus.
Companies like Staples only consolidated jobs with one company, driving many
smaller office supply companies out of business while their employees lost their
jobs. Plus, he even takes credit for jobs that were created after he left Bain.
If Romney is going to make suspect claims about his business record he should
be willing to take the hits that come from closer scrutiny.
The World Economic Forum tried to answer the question "do private equity
firms create jobs?"Findings:The data show some striking
job changes -- at the establishment level -- in companies that undergo private
equity "makeovers."In companies that experience private
equity takeovers, the World Economic Forum researchers found, the total number
of jobs at inherited establishments drops substantially. These workplaces
experience 7 percent more job loss than comparable workplaces at companies not
involved in private equity transactions.The jobs private equity
firms do create, the researchers found, all seem to come from the new
establishments they start up in the companies they take over. The private equity
chieftains, the World Economic Forum study notes, create 6 percent more jobs at
new establishments than other companies.The World Economic Forum
researchers, acknowledge that their analysis "has significant
limitations." A "full evaluation" of the impact of private equity
firms on our contemporary economic life, they note, would have to consider
"a broader range of outcomes and issues" -- including the compensation
for the jobs private equity groups create and destroy.
I'm okay with Romney being rich... my issue is that he pays the same tax rates
as me so when his tax plan increases taxes on those at the bottom like me
(because, though we aren't paying our fair share supposedly) and decreases it
for those at the top like him (allegedly because it is burdening job creators),
then I reject his tax policy argument.
@ Truthseeker. The answer to your question is that most conservatives know that
just paying more taxes will not solve our economic problems. Cutting government
spending is going have to happen like it or not.Secondly, if rich
Democrats want to pay more taxes, why don't they just go ahead and do it?
Answer: because they want EVERYONE else to pay more, not themselves!
I've said it before, I'll say it again -- Mitt Romney will undo Mitt
Romney.Enjoy the show....
re:MountanmanWe need both. Tax increases and reduced spending. Democrats are willing to make spending cuts. Republicans are refusing to even
consider tax increases. All the Republican candidates want to further reduce
taxes, with the disproportionate reduction going to upper income. Essentially,
they want to "double-down" on the Bush economic policies. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) rejected a Democratic offer to SLASH $3
trillion from future debts because it contained significant tax increases.GOP negotiators offered a slimmer package of savings with virtually NO tax
hikes, Boehner said the Democratic request for $1.3 trillion in new tax revenue
was a non-starter. (Oct 2011)
@The Real Maverick:"I think it shows how confused and desperate
the right wing is."I think it shows the confusion of
Krauthammer."When campaigning against Romney, the right acts
like Democrats and rant against the free market, money making, and
capitalism."They rant against Romney because of his religion.
Remember, SC is in the south full of evangelicals."So which is
it? What does the right believe?"Simple... smaller government,
jobs through corporate and individual tax breaks, balanced budget, and reduced
debt."What do they stand for these days? Does anyone even
@Truthseeker:"Why aren't Democrats demonizing Bill Gates,
Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs?"Simple. Because they're not running
for president."Rich Republicans, including Romney, want to
maintain the low tax rates for themselves, and even decrease it
further."Republicans (especially Romney) want to reduce
corporate taxes to encourage manufacturing businesses to return to the US.@no fit in SG:"Why is it that voters chose Newt, rather
than Mitt?"Religion. Have you not heard that SC is mostly
evangelical who hate Romney for his religion?@liberal larry:"Sure he made a ton of cash, but did he actually create any really
new jobs?"Then, think if like Obama, 'created or saved' jobs.
Does that help?"Probably not, the 100,000 job figure he uses is
almost surely bogus."Companies like Staples was saved from
going out of business. Once healthy, they expanded nationwide creating jobs.
Same with the other businesses he saved from bankruptcy and/or extinction."Plus, he even takes credit for jobs that were created after he
left Bain."That's were the 'saved' comes in.
Re:MissPiggieRomney is proposing permanent Bush tax cuts, repealing the
estate tax, and reducing the corporate tax rate to 25%.Individuals
in the top 0.1 percent, or those making over $2.8 million, would get an income
tax cut of nearly half a million dollars.Individuals in the top one
percent, or those making over $629,000, would get a cut of over $80,000.The Tax Policy Center estimated Romney's plan would reduce federal
revenues by 16% ($600 billion) in 2015.
Truthseeker | 11:06 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012 SLO, CA No wonder the
99% can't get behind Mitt.Like you so well explained - he is campaigning
to the 1%.
'Attacks on Romney's money are a gift to Obama' - Title Yes. Yes
they are. But the Republican party has also attacked Mitt Romney's
faith: **'Fox News host: Romney not Christian' - By Hal Boyd,
Deseret News - 07/17/11 Romney's job creation claim:
**GOP rivals turn Romneys jobs record against him By Kasie Hunt AP Published
by DSnews 01/09/2012 Romney's indecivieness: **'Mitt
Romney steers clear of Ohio health, union issues' - By Dan Sewell - AP -
Published by DSNews - 10/25/11 **'Mitt Romney reverses himself,
supports anti-union law' - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews -
10/26/11 AND, Romney's money. **'Firm dissolves after
giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews -
08/04/11 **Romney tries to sidestep tax furor he ignited By Tom
Raum AP Published by DSNews 01/18/2012 I think it went: South Carolina: Gingrich Nebraska: Romney Iowa:
Santroum. This is the worst Presidental Primary for the Republican
party... in history. Showing that they are so fractured,
so wrought with internal conflicts and corporate greed... that the
Republican party can no longer be trusted to lead this country.
The moderate Romney is highlighting the ned for tax reform. This will help
explode the myth the super wealthy use to contol the conservative right.