Not a good idea to compare the Obama recovery to Reagans.What do Roger
Clemens and the Reagan Recovery have in common? Both used performance-enhancing
drugs. Roger Clemens is on trial for allegedly injecting banned substances into
his body. The Reagan Recovery used the Economic Recovery Act of 1981. The ERA of
81 was a huge government stimulus in the form of tax breaks to the wealthy for
supplying expensive real estate properties for which there was no demand. We
know them as tax shelters. When the substance was withdrawn in 1986 the
performance nose dived leaving the tax payers with a huge inventory of vacant
properties. The Resolution Trust Corporation was given the task of holding a
huge garage sale of these properties and sold them for pennies on the dollar of
construction cost. How can Romney govern effectively under all contingencies
when he has signed so many pledges?
Just a matter of time until Huntsman is backing Romney.
I understand where DN feeds the interest of Utah readers, for obvious reasons,
and I'm solidly in Mitt's camp. But, with that being said, the reality is Utah
afford little significance in the Nat'l Electoral Votes picture. The State of
Utah has 6 electoral votes to give, just 2 more than the State of Rhode Island
(which is the approx. side of San Diego County). So, even though the majority of
State Officals may back Mitt. In the ultimate nat'l picture, how significant of
a story is this really?
Romney NEEDS a win in Utah.Republicans will carry Utah.Losing Utah in the primaries would put a major hit on his campain, and give
Huntsman some traction. Hence, we see Romney needing to spend time
at Hires in SLC.
yea we want him more low paying jobs and tax breaks for the rich.
Frankly, I'm very disappointed but please try to recover. Romney doesn't need my
vote in Idaho and since he either groveled to Norquist or is a kindred elitist
trickle down spirit, he won't get it. I had hopes of seeing a Mormon president
in my lifetime and now two are running and I can vote for neither. Everybody
else in my family, and all around me, will. I just don't see how the extreme
concentration of wealth squares with Mormonism. Sure its sour grapes but they
are still grapes.
I know I am way behind the times on this issue of endorsements, but here it
is.I don't think elected officials should endorse candidates in
their parties primaries period.Frankly, such endorsements don't sway
my vote one iota, and I find them offensive and self serving. Why should an
elected official's opinion of who to vote for have any more weight than anyone
elses? It smacks of the good old boy network and who the establisment favorites
are.Elected officials do you jobs and stop telling us who we should
vote for, unless it's your own election. I get it that you will support the
eventual nominee from your own party, but don't pick winners in your own party.
I think it would be more newsworthy if the presented list included the religious
affiliation of all the supporters, with another list of the remaining State
officials who are not on the list and their religious affiliation.
@SoCalReader. Here's why this announcement might matter to people outside of
Utah. Since Jon Huntsman was a recent successful and popular governor of Utah
from the majority party, you would expect state politicians of the same party to
strongly support him. The fact that they are supporting Romney is a signal that
Huntsman's campaign is not viable. This announcement is more about Huntsman
than it is about Romney, and will solidify the fundraising base of Utah behind
"Bishop cited Romney's "record of job creation that the president
lacks."What is Bishop talking about? As a corporate
restructurer Romney has axed many more jobs that he has created.
@ working class - I agree with you. I'd particularly like to know how many jobs
Romney has created during these tough economic times and why people would just
ASSUME he would create jobs once President if he has done little to create them
during all of the time he has had to do so over the last few years. He actions
speak a lot more than his words in my opinion. Does he really love this country
or does he really love the idea of being elected as President? Why wait 'til he
is President to start trying to turn things around??? Makes no sense to me ....
Even if Romney only created one job in the last ten years....it is far more than
Obama! Obama has lost 3 million jobs and created a 1 billion in stimulus debt
that created zero jobs~
I'm sorry but that picture of Mitt reminds me of Austin Powers dancing at the
beginning of his movies. It could be a great strategy, I like him a little
Do people not understand when something is failing that sometimes you have to
trim the fat to make it more efficient and keep it from running into the ground?
The Democrats in Washington have a real hard time comprehending this concept.
Don't tell me some DesNews readers have this problem too? Yes, when Mitt Romney
took over these companies he did have to let some people go, but that in turn
led those companies back to making a profit. That profit enables companies to
expand and create jobs.
Wow, people ... before you jump on the "Mitt" bandwagon, you'd
probably better do a little research into his past and present. Remember,
appearances are everything!! DIG DEEP!! You won't like what you find!
I would strongly support either Romney or Hunstman. Huntsman's campaign although
a long shot may actually help Romney as the presumtive nominee. A little strong
competition always makes you run faster and harder and get better. That's what
we need to defeat the largely failed ideas and policies of the Obama
administration. Huntsman strategy may be longer term. After all, how
does almost every nominee get in a position to win? It's the second time around.
What does he have to lose by fighting the good fight?
Isn't this article about politicians endorsing Romney? Why do people blame Obama
on the problems caused by the untimely invasion of Iraq?
Obama dosen't have to take blame....he just lacks leadership and economic skill.
He is basically a Socialist with international leanings. He also comes out of
Chicago which is notoriously corrupt in the political regions. He will never get
a grasp of things so do not get your hopes up. Again, we need change.Change that takes us back to the base upon which our country was founded.
which is it hatch? all of a sudden your concerned about the middle class? dont
you get tired of the sheep in utah believing everything you tell them?/
Again the total GDP annually for Utah is 100 billion and Bush tax cuts cost this
country 1,600 billion. That means 1600 states that have a total of 100 billion
to equal what thos tax cuts cost, and last time i checked there were not that
many states.Mitt endorses those tax cuts.Mitt needs his
name in the paper because when Palin throws her hat in the ring he will lose any
advantage he might have. I have noticed he never misses a chance to
have his photo taken.
Obama Recovery? What an oxymoron! The Obama economy is just as much a disaster
as the New Deal was because is it based on similar INCORRECT principles. FDR
had no understanding of economics or business. Every business he was ever
involved in was a complete flop. He wasn't even a good lawyer as verified by
the head of the law firm he worked for. Henry Morganthau, FDR's
Treasury Secretary, May 9 1939, before the House Ways and Means Committee,
"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever
spent before and it does not work....We have never made good on our promises...I
say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment
as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot.Morganthau
summerized a decade of disaster which was the New Deal. Obama has and is making
the same mistakes. That's why his so-called "recovery" is just as
much of a disaster.We need Mitt, who actually understands business
and economics and has the record to back it up.Please, let's FINALLY
learn the lessons of history.
Dear FDR Fan: I can see that you are a smart person as well as a good person.
I'm so sorry that you have fallen for the Democrat propoganda that Republicanism
is all about "concentration of wealth." It is NOT. It is about
freedom, liberty, opportunity, responsibility, small government and upholding
our Constitution. It is about rewarding hard work and NOT punishing success.
These principles are COMPLETELY compatible with LDS principles. Much more so
than the far-left philosphy that the Democrats have, unfortunately, fallen into.
In fact, most LDS members have pretty much been chased out of the Democrat Party
which many of them once belonged to. It's sad. I hope you'll
take another look at this. You are obviously a great person.
@ lket you must think jobs come as mana from heaven. Jobs come from those greedy
rich guys that you love to hate. When those greedy rich guys make money they
want more so they hire people like you. Obama is you kindred spirit
both of you love to hate the successful. but it is the successful that create
jobs. like the one you have or not.like mitt has said. The present
economy can not be laid solely on Obama, but Obama has a record of making the
economy weaker and has stifled job creation by his attack on the greedy job
creators has resulted in those same rich greedy guys sitting on their money an
not offering you a better job. Huntsman can't shake the fact
that he supported Obama in 08' and begged to be part if Obama's administration.
Too many people saw this as a Benedict Arnold move.That is why Mitt
has so many endorsements in Utah. and Huntsman will be an also ran.
A convenient list of soon to be *former* elected officials!
Cats, I agree with all you say about FDR and it's refreshing to see someone else
knows even a little about what the depression really was and was not.But... we are talking about the same Mitt Romney, right? The one that
supported tarp, that defended it adamantly against angry voters, that still
defended it in his book "No Apology", and probably still defends it
today, right? Is that the Mitt Romney we're talking about? Oh, sure, he did
oppose the auto bailouts, but as a matter of implementation, not principle, as
we can readily discern from the TARP debacle.
Backing Romney over Huntsman is a good choice.Being permanently wed
to Reomney at this point is not a good choice.RickPerry or Michelle
Bachman may emerge as better candidates and I would hope that Utah officials are
reserving the right to shift their alliegiance in time.