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  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    keep pounding him. obama is a horrible president

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    "Team Obama can't say the country is better off after four years,"

    Actually, they can. We are in an economic recovery. The problem is that it is not happening as rapidly as everyone wants. Team Romney can't honestly say that Republican policies would have made the country better off, but they will anyway. They have an election they want to win, and they won't risk using honesty if it decreases their chances of winning it.

    "If we want a new direction, we need a new president."

    No, we need a new Congress. You know, the legislative body that currently has an approval rating of about 10%? The legislative body that cannot accomplish anything substantial because they all hate each other and have vowed to destroy each other?

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 3, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    No, the question is will I be better off if republicans have thier way with policy again.

    If Romney wins, I will assume it will be harder to put my daughter through college in a few years when he privatizes loans again and makes them more expensive, cuts grants and college funding.

    I can assume we will be headed towards a war with Iran and I may lose some young relatives again. That will also cost a lot of money again.

    I can assume if Romney wins I will have even less rights to assemble as a worker and low wage countries will be given more advantages in one sided trade agreements.

    Romney wants to cut taxes for the wealthy and tack on $2000 a year to my taxes.

    I won't be better off if Romney is president.

    Bush cost me 10's of thousands of dollars with the policies he and republicans passed. No thanks.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    Mitt can beak off all he wants, but it really isn't going to change anybody's mind on either side.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 3, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    If Romney were to become president he would implement corporations (corporate people) as instruments to turn the USA into a nation of haves and have not's the same as in Mexico and other plutocratic nations where the privileged rich own and control everything and the rest of the less privileged working class are serving the interest of the rich in a servant society with little opportunity to compete with the rich or to become rich, and with few rights or voice in their employment or lives.

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    Only libs so far huh? "Screwdriver": Bush didn't cost you 10's of thousands all by himself. He had a Democrat congress. Remember Chris Dodd and Barney Frank? After four more years of what the Dems are doing now, the good old U S of A will be Greece West.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:01 p.m.

    I have to agree with Emajor.

    You can find lots of people who are significantly better off than they were 4 years ago.

    We were losing 700,000 jobs per month 4 years ago. Now we are gaining jobs.
    In Nov 2008 the S&P 500 was below 900 today it is over 1400.

    So, 4 years ago, the economy, the stock market and the housing market were all in a steady decline. Today? All are in MUCH better shape.

    How about this for a new GOP tagline

    "Is your 401K better off now than it was 4 years ago?

    I suggest that the GOP find another measure. That one does not make their case.

  • Bob Pomeroy Bisbee, AZ
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    I thought the R's opposed street demonstrations.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    As many have said over the years, the "truth is in the pudding" can come to light with some comments or questions surfacing at an important time for the Democratic Party's convention. The media won't publicize what needs to be asked so it is wise to be where the party's leaders are meeting together to get the straight answers and not just fact-checkers forms of dishonesty to show the other person is dishonest. Questions need to be surfaced as there are a lot of questions about what has happened over the past 3 1/2 years with a President that said he would be forthright and transparent. He appears to have been less transparent than any other President in recent times. His Secretary of the Treasury was of questionable nature when going through the appointing process and hasn't been able to do his job with those types of questions still out there. If the economy was so important to this President why did he choose an elitist and person without integrity? Obamacare, 16 percent of our economy was not necessary to improve our economy. If it isn't really broken, don't fix it.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    @codger

    Please tell us whether your 401K plan (or IRA, or other responsible investments) has gone up or down, and by what percentage, since President Obama was inaugurated on 1/20/09. Mine has almost doubled.

    The claim that we are anything like Greece sounds good, as a talking point, perhaps to uninformed or uneducated people who don't understand that we are nothing like Greece (for example, we can print money and they can't).

  • juni4ling Somewhere in Colorado, CO
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    Wow... Obama got some love from the first several posters...

    I hear that Obama is going to get some former BAIN Capital employees to speak against Romney at Obama's convention.

    The Republican Party went looking for former employees of Obama... But could not find a *single* one...

    All joking aside... Well, there was some serious truth to that...

    Are we better off now compared to when Obama got elected. Obama promised the world. Obama promised that he would be a 1-term President if everything wasn't completely turned-around. He promised just about everything and the kitchen sink. Oprah *cried* at his innauguration. Broken dreams, broken promises.

    We have a President who has used class-warfare in an attempt to divide the country. We have a President who has levied the largest taxes against average citizens in history (and he lied and said his healthcare tax wasn't a tax.)

    Liberals will say that Obama's decision to divide the country through class-warfare is a *good* thing... The problem... Obama "promised" to "unite" the country...

    Are you better off than you were four years ago? I am not. My healthcare costs have gone up significantly...

    Goodbye Obama.

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    The Taxman: As an informed, educated person, you should figure out that because "we can print money", your responsible investments aren't worth as much as the bottom line on your statement suggests. It's called "inflation".

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    @The Taxman
    If you don't care for the reference to Greece, then we're also trying to avoid becoming California!
    There's a fine example of a drought of conservatism in government.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Sept. 3, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    David Axelrod, told "Fox News Sunday": "I think the average American recognizes that it took years to create the crisis that erupted in 2008 and peaked in January of 2009. And it's going to take some time to work through it."

    If Romney wins or President Obama is re-elected, chances are we will see an improvement in the economy. Four years ago we were in a free fall, obviously ! tax cuts and two wars bankrupted the country. Now finally we are seeing the signs of recovery.

    I think the most amazing achievement is that despite the blind and intrasigent opposition of the "NO" congress, we have seen a recovery in the country.

    For the first time in the United States of America we are on the way to provide affordable health insurance to most Americans.

    DADT was abolished and now all citizens can join the armed forces and enjoy the freedom they provide the rest of us.

    The first POTUS willing to stand openly against bigotry and discrimination and willing to defend SSM, despite the opposition of some of the most powerful religious organizations.

    Passed the DREAM ACT.

    Yes, the country is better off now and freer.

  • The Taxman Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 3, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    @codger

    What is the current inflation rate? What has the overall rate been since Obama took office? Inflation has not been an issue, so why (except to deflect or change the subject) are you bringing it up?

    I note you dodged my question regarding your investment performance since Obama took office.

  • Article-Reader Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    Congress may have an approval rating of 17%, but how do you feel about your local congressman? That's the real question. You can't replace anybody else's. That's why their approval rating is so low. If you approve of the job that your congressman is doing, then what are you complaining about. The fact of the matter is that most Americans approve of their congressman.

    Only 28% of Americans are better off. . . what a disappointment. How many Americans were better off after Reagan's first 4 years? I know that I'm not better off. Although, I did just get a job. . . after being laid off for almost 2 years. The job I took pays 9 dollars an hour at 32 hours a week. The last job I had paid $30,000 a year. Quite a difference. I will not be voting for Mr. Obama, again, but I confess. . . I did vote for him in '08. I didn't trust McCain, but I can't trust Obama anymore. . . he hasn't done anything that I "Hoped" for. . . so my vote has "Changed".

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Are we better off than we were four years ago? Does anyone remember September 2008? Lehman Bros and Bear Stearns were going bankrupt. The stock market was in the process of shedding over half its value, and we were nearly a year into a recession that nobody wanted to believe existed. People were afraid that we were going to be in bread lines. Are we better off? By a great distance.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    Of course we are maybe a little closer to being better off because we were so far down that the Dem's decided to spend our way into prosperity with "shovel-ready jobs." Surely anyone can see that it didn't work and the debt we've incurred on our children and grandchildren will be tremendous if Obama gets 4 more years. I'm just mystified that Nevada Repubs couldn't get a better candidate to defaet Harry Reid. So here's the question for tha campaign: "Since the recovery has been so slow using the Dem's tactics, who feels they can last 4 more years to see if it gets back to where it ought to be?" Is 8+% unemployment really a thing of which to be proud? The employment situation, lack of a federal budget, messing with health insurance by FORCING everyone to join and then enforcing rules against people's conscience, lack of defense of the Marriage Act, the standstill on illegal immigration, continued war, slowly lowering our defense capabilities and screaming about the rich not paying taxes (they pay the most) makes good oratory, but LOUSY NATIONAL POLICY.

    Obama---one-and-done.

  • bluecollar Kearns, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 7:18 p.m.

    I feel safer. Osama bin Laden is dead.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 8:07 p.m.

    The military has been after Obama since President Clinton was in office. His administration had Bin Laden on low key as that was war like, as the Cole, etc. President Bush was only in office for 8 months when 9/11 happened and that changed the whole aspect of what happened for the next 8 years. We had officially been attacked on our soil by international terrorists. The various agencies for several years knew there were events happening and it grew to a crescendo and that was after an administration wanted to cut back on the military and use them only for his advantage.

    This administration just happened to have a break as Bin Laden finally got complacent and was comfortable in the Pakistani military officer living quarter area. Time was on our side but it was not due to our State Department and Military working together with a cohesive administration. The military does what they are trained to do, if they have the proper resources and support.

    We will see what happens before the election to see how the President really supports the military as he really doesn't want that legacy as that is war
    mongering.

  • Hawkyo SYRACUSE, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 8:57 p.m.

    hmm, am I better off now than 4 years ago. Well, yes and no. I feel less free and less sure of the continuation of some freedoms. But because of my own planning and fearing the worst case scenario, I have lower my debts by cutting the fat so to speak, and doing without a few things. I took a low paying night job to help myself financially. (Boy am I tired) I am more aware of our government's elitist attitude than I was four years ago. I fear for my family as energy policies move or are "nudged" unto place by progressives that will cripple our economy long term. Things will get ugly when trucks can't afford to haul food from the fields to the stores due to Obama and other liberal nutcases manufacturing crisis after crisis in order to look like heroes. Sounds way too much like USSR's or N. Korea's faking strength to maintain control. Evil people run in high circles within our gov. We will rue the day we let them in and didn't kick them out. Mark it down!

  • SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    Things are better now than 2009.

    romney said, in January 2012, that things were getting better.

    When interviewed by one of the Fox News experts, about that statement, romney told the Fox News expert the statement was true.

    But think how much better, how much faster, the economy, foreign policy, the defense contractors bottom line, immigration and healthcare will improve as a result of hiring an expert like romney, in Nov. 2012.

    In the first 100 days of his reign

    The expert has promised 12,000,000 new jobs.

    The expert has promised unemployment will be at 3.7%.

    The expert will force China to fear us and forgive all of our debt.

    The expert will have us in a war with Iran.

    The expert will enable Defense contractors to make a financial killing.

    The expert will make sure all illegal immigrants self deport.

    The expert has promised the ACA will be repealed and replaced the first day of the experts reign.

    Why will all of this take place within the first day up to the first 100 days of the experts reign?

    We are hiring an expert.

    Ryancare/romney 2012.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 10:35 p.m.

    remember the barry's backers and groupies want him because has promised them things that the government will give them and they don't have to work. Almost four years of a disaster. We can't take another four

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 3, 2012 11:51 p.m.

    Americas economic problems are the result of:

    A. Obama
    B. Congress
    C. George Bush
    D. All of the above

  • Article-Reader Spanish Fork, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    worf:

    you hit the nail on the head. Our countries problems are a result of an over imposing government. What we need is a government that let's us live our lives and gets off our collective back.

  • phillyfanatic LONG BEACH, CA
    Sept. 4, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    For anyone who believes in the Judeo-Christian worldview, today the DNC Platform decided to do these 3 things: remove the word God from their agenda. Then they will not support Israel. And finally they want taxpayers to pay for all abortions. Yikes. Now please tell me why anyone with a vestige of belief in our American heritage, history and values including our Judeo-Christian foundations would ever vote for a Dem liberal pol. I cannot believe Americans have gone that insane.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Sept. 4, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    @ phillyfanatic

    Where do you get your information?

    Jesus sat with the poor, the rich, the educated, the ignorant, the prostitutes, the common people.

    He was a liberal by any standard.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    0902
    Jesus was a liberal? really?
    abortion on demand
    tax payer paid contraceptives
    dependency on others
    Not sure what Jesus you are talking about. Certainly not the one in the New Testament

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Sept. 6, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    JWB - The phrase has never been, "truth is in the pudding". It's "the proof is in the pudding".

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Sept. 6, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    Just one question. If we are better off today than when Obama was elected, why are Americans less enthusiastic about the President? His convention in Colorado had something like 80K+ people attend. If we truly are better off than 4 years ago and people were that crazy about him, that means people are more enthusiastic, right?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    this is a great strategy and I am pleased to see the GOP really turning up the heat. This is an honest question - no lies and no hype. The question - ARE YOU BETTER OFF - is something every unemployed and underemployed worker can answer in a heart beat and no amount of DNC spin is going to change that. All the Greek columns and Holywood hype in the world isn't going to answer the simple question - what is 2013 going to be like for me and my family. At the end of the day "it's the economy stupid" as one former democratic strategist once proclaimed. Barack has no answers - at least no believable ones.

  • Republicantthinkstraigh Anywhere but, Utah, Utah
    Sept. 6, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    Are you asking the right question? Are you, personally better off, or is the country better off? Well lets see... Not in Iraq anymore, stocks have doubled, job gaining instead of job losing, housing market strengthening, no more Osama, and finally we are drilling for more oil than ever before in this country. Jobs are behind yes, but you can't put all that on the president Period. Congress shares blame too and last I checked the House is majority republicans. Major companies are experiencing all time highs in revenue but are sitting on the money. That is why we are not getting jobs. Take walmart for example, ever been to Walmart in Murray 4500 S 900 E. Let's just say go there about Nine pm and see how much fun you have dealing with 200 customers and 3 people at cash register. While 3 managers walk around. Waited 1 hour to check out. Proved to me they don't care about jobs or service, only about MONEY. This whole question of whether we are better off is not even close.... Yes we are better off and yes I support our President, we all should, stop the hate.