Ok. Let's look at what happened to the 'spirit' of
the Olympic games under Mitt Romney… * 'Cost to Host
Olympic Games SKYROCKETS' - ABC News
- By Julia Campbell
'The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than DOUBLE the
amount of federal funds '$609 million' that supported the 1996 summer
Olympics in Atlanta. (sic)
I think it is a disgrace,â said Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz., who, along with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., asked the
government agency to investigate the escalating expenditures for hosting the
Olympic games in American cities. But this is a logical extension of what you
get when you start pork-barrel spending.- Article
Tacky to cast doubt on a country before it hosts the games, especially since
very few Americans will be able to attend, in person. This article, and the
interview, are just plain gossip.
@Midwest Mom 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 2014Tacky to cast doubt on a country
before it hosts the games, especially since very few Americans will be able to
attend, in person. This article, and the interview, are just plain gossip.----------------------"Tacky" is business-as-usual
Mitt Romney still living the dream that he saved the Salt Lake Olympics. Wants
the world to think he can handle any issue and save every country. He has a
great understanding of all countries and each or their leaders, you know.Never seems to mention anyone else who assists in any of his
"projects", does he?Hey Mitt, get out the old paperwork and read
up on who else was there, AND the much needed government funds.
all the previous posters are all so successful and certainly have the track
record of Mitt. maybe these geniuses ought to get involved in the Olympics next
time. jealousy abounds when one has no accomplishments.
I'm not a Romney fan as a result of the job-exporting / Asian factory
slavery trend he strongly helped, but I can agree with the statements on
Putin's Russia and the sad events we've seen unfold there for 20
years. I can also admire the courage it takes to publicly oppose Putin even
from U.S soil. I hope our missionaries don't get any backlash from this,
however. Romney, for his many strengths and noted faults, is a famous face for
the LDS church for awhile.
'all the previous posters are all so successful and certainly have the
track record of Mitt.' One time Governor of Massachusetts? There is a disconnect between the campaign trail of Mitt Romney, and
what he factually, did. Mitt Romney attempted a great many things.
And I hope more reasonable people, like John Huntsman succeed where Mitt Romney
failed in 2008 and again in 2012. Now, as for what Mitt Romney did?
Well, for starters, I have given examples that the Olympics under
Mitt Romney factually doubled the cost from the Atlanta games.
Also… *'Bain captial under investigation for Tax
Avoidance – Romney denies benifit – Forbes magazine –
09/01/12 'The New York Times is reporting that Bain Capital,
the private equity firm founded by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is
among a number of firms being investigated by New York Attorney General, Eric
Schneiderman, for failing to pay taxes.' Facts. Use
Mitt Romney did an amazing job with the SLC Olympics as far as I am concerned!
They were successful (with many of the facilities still being used), fun
atmosphere, and excellently organized! I'd say he is a pretty good source
to give an opinion on the Russian Olympics. The comment about the cost: during a
time of suspected fraud, he helped with turning the Olympics into a profitable
effort, and helped immensely with Utah's economy. Also, I am pretty sure
that a huge amount of extra cost went to the beefed up security. Of course he
didn't do it all by himself, but he lead the efforts.I'm
sure that for some of you, Mr. Romney can't do right -- I detect a bit of
paganette:successful family manhappily married husbandhappy
father and grandfatherrespected church leadersuccessful
businessmansuccessful olympic headGOP presidential nomineeHarvard MBHarvard JDand just exactly what are your and the other
posters' successes?.....chirp, chirp, chirpcheap shots from the
facts?allegations are not facts. paganette:how about handsome smart and rich?how many of those attributes do you have? any?
If anybody who criticizes Romney is jealous of him, then half of the people who
post here at DN must be really envious of President Obama.
How pathetic are some of the anti-Romney comments. . . No one in his right mind
could imagine him leading the country as ineptly as has Obama. For an even
greater dose of anti-American leadership, head to New York City and bask in the
insane, anti-capitalistic goas of De Blasio.
@PaganI agree with Ute Alumni, see lots of criticism and zero
solutions. The Mitt saga proves one thing, a guy with impeccable credentials,
education (since apparently we live in a theocracy) business experience, human
compassion from years of volunteer church service, and a successful family and
marriage will still be ridiculed by people who themselves have accomplished
nothing. The perfect candidate will still draw criticism.
enough already willard !
I am astounded by the smallness of some of these posters. How petty can you
get? I would like to chime in with Ute Alumni and others. I feel sorry for
people who have nothing better to do than attack those of high character and
outstanding accomplishments.Mitt Romney is a great man and a
patriot. Apparently that is something that some people just can't stand.
"lots of criticism and zero solutions" = GOP platform in a nutshell
Cats,I agree with you that Mr Romney is a person of character and
achievement. I see no reason to attack him personally. And I never have. And I ascribe the same exact thing to Mr Obama. I am guessing that we
disagree on the latter.
It is strange.how having so much money makes worthless chatter news. It is time
Romney did some real good and service for a nation that has given him so much
and made him so rich Talk is cheap it is time for Romney to produce work
results and give something back to America. He might start by paying a fair tax.
Sergio,I have little doubt that Romney paid what he legally owed.
So, I believe it is unfair to bash him on this.Now, I did disagree
with Romney's plan to lower tax rates for people such as himself while
cutting benefits to those with far less. While he did pay a large amount of
tax, he paid a far smaller percentage than many.
@ JoeBlow:Lowering taxes for businessmen (entities) such as Romney
is a proven way of stimulating economic growth. It's happened time and
time again in the economic history of our country. Harvard economist Thomas
Sowell has done excellent research detailing how, when and why that economic
policy has proven to be so viable and predictable in American history. It's for this reason that Romney proposed lowering business taxes for
businesses (and consequently businessmen such as himself). One thing is for
certain... it undoubtedly would be working better than the tax-the-businesses
(businessmen)-to-death policy that Obama has put into place. America passed up
Japan last year as the country having the highest business taxes in the free
world. @ DVD:It's for the reason explained above
that so many businesses have taken their production operations overseas. Lower
the huge taxes we've burdened them with and you will be surprised how many
of them will return back to the USA with so many badly needed jobs. It's
not complicated, but apparently beyond the economic understanding of most
liberal democrats with their socialistic agenda. Consequently, our
economy will continue to remain stagnant until we change economic policies.
Why does the story refer to Mitt Romney as a "failed" nominee rather
than simply a "former nominee"? Liberal media bias, anyone?
" It's happened time and time again in the economic history of our
country."Maybe so. If you are lowering the top tax rate from 90%
to 70%.Maybe even from 70% to 50%.But, people making
$20+ million per year can afford to pay a bit more than 12-13%.And
as far as corporate taxes, Americas "EFFECTIVE" tax rate is far from the
"highest business tax in the free world". And the Effective tax rate is
what is paid.You telling me that GE is overtaxed?
@ sergio - Phoenix, AZ "It is strange.how having so much money makes
worthless chatter news. It is time Romney did some real good and service for a
nation that has given him so much and made him so rich....Talk is cheap it is
time for Romney to produce work results and give something back to America. He
might start by paying a fair tax."You're kidding, right?Romney has served his fellow man both in spiritual leadership positions
and temporal leadership positions for years. Shoot, even decades. And
yet....you still refuse to see it. It's right in front of you and yet you
still insists on trying to see things with your eyes closed.As far
as a "fair" tax....he paid what the federal government said he owed.
And he proved that many times over. If you don't like the federally
approved tax rate, complain to your congressman and senators, not to those of us
who have no power to change the tax rate. BTW, Romney has paid MILLIONS in
taxes. How much have you paid?