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JOBS: Romney’s plan too important to keep secret

Letter by Terry R. Slaton, Federal Way on July 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm with 51 Comments »
July 12, 2012 12:34 pm

If Mitt Romney has a plan for creating jobs when he’s president, why doesn’t he reveal it now to get a jump on the solution? A six-month head start could make quite an impact on recovery by January. He could pre-empt whatever Barack Obama plans.

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  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    That’s an old, old, line….write you’re own material, why don’t you?

  2. philichi says:

    Romney’s job will be easy. All he needs to do is dismantle all of the policies that Obama started. Businesses will love to hire again!

  3. BlaineCGarver says:

    Not unlike Pelosi’s “Let’s pass it to find out what’s in it” Bwaaahahaha

  4. alindasue says:

    philichi said, “Businesses will love to hire again!”

    No, they wouldn’t. That costs them money. They’d rather bring in temp workers or just pay their current employees a couple hours overtime if they can get away with it.

    Those that actually “would like to hire” do so already, even with President Obama’s policies (many of which are left-overs from President Bush) still fully intact.

  5. philichi – dismantling Obama’s programs would leave Bush programs – which would give us the lowest job creation numbers since Hoover.

  6. philichi says:

    alindasue, Beerboy, let me explain how business works. When a businessman takes a risk and hires someone, he wants to know the long term rules and costs associated with it. He wants to know what the tax rate will be. Not for one year, but for a lot of years. He doesn’t need a communities organizer trying to demonize him every day. It would be easier for the man to simply not invest at all.

    That is why we have an 8.2% unemployment rate.

    any questions?

  7. Incorrect BB. With the exception of Obamacare, all BHO did was triple down on Bush’s economic policies. Deficit spending, stimulus, expanding govt, bailouts.

    So if we end BHOs failed policies, you also end Bush’s weak economic policy (minus individual tax rates).

  8. If Romney disclosed his plans now the Obama bunch would simply copy them and say that it is their plan and Romney stole it. I hope he keeps it quiet until closer to election day. I don’t trust demokrats. They lie, cheat, steal and and will stoop to any level to win.

  9. http://m.mittromney.com/sites/default/files/shared/BelieveInAmerica-PlanForJobsAndEconomicGrowth-Full.pdf

    Not exactly a secret. He also endorsed the Ryan budget.

    And why is TNT posting tweets as LTEs?

  10. Fibonacci says:

    Just what I was going to say about the Republicans–they will lie, cheat, and steal to win. Funny how it is just your point of view that dictates who you think is a liar isn’t it?

    Gee, thanks for the business lesson, are you an instructor in a MBA program somewhere or it just your personal philosophy you are spouting off about? now,MY personal philosophy is that business will hire when they have a chance to make money. That means, there need to be people out there WITHU money to spend, like say, the middle class. But under the Republicans, the top 1% just keeps getting richer and the middle keeps shrinking, so gee, no money spent, no money to be made, thus no hiring. By all means lets jump on the Republican bandwagon. After all, it was working so well before Obama got elected wasn’t it?

  11. philichi says:

    Fibonacci: investing (hiring) is simply common sense. It is taught in every business school hand book. The amount that one invests is determined by using an equation including the expected return and the risk associated. I am sure that you use this common sense with things that you do every day.

    No business man would want to risk his capitol with the expectation of artificial stimulus that you hear from the current Pres. It is all temporary and lasts only until the money is spent. He than needs to beg for another waste of money. Would you like your children and grandchildren to be stuck with more of his great ideas?

    I realize that President Obama is not counting on MBAs to vote for him. However, there comes a time when he should get some adults to help him with things that are simply over his head.

  12. Fibonacci, you got it! The trickle down nonsense haas not worked since we started it, except for a few at the top. ZStarting with Reaganomics, look at the charts of the erosion of the middle class.

    When you tie that to consumer confidence and spending, you see that the biggest part of our current economic crisis is that we do not have a middle class to repair houses, buy and upgrade appliances and cars, etc. The middle class is living paycheck to paycheck and those who are making money are saving it because there is nobody out here to buy new products and services.

    Government job cuts have shaved off a big segment of those who did have income, and the unemployment rate would be a full point less if deep cuts had not been made at all levels, so any conservative who talks about the unemployment rate and who wants big cuts in government at the same time is just a hypocrite.

  13. bobcat1a says:

    Thinking about voting for Romney? Remember what Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Romney’s advisors are just recycled Bush alums. It was Bush who TRIED to say, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

  14. philichi says:

    bobcat1a: which “Bush Policy” do you find is the most harmful to the economy? Please be specific.

  15. philichi – condescension isn’t the same as putting forward a cogent argument.

    Your lecture on how business works is useless partisan blather and ignores the realities of the economic crisis created by the FED, neo-liberal trade policies, tax codes that promote the off-shoring of jobs, speculator capitalism, and all the other supply-side voodoo that both the Repubs and the Dems have bought into.

    Yes ct7, Obama is bush redux. There is absolutely no reason to believe Mitt wouldn’t be the same.

  16. Listen to him speak, search his website, look at his business record. Now look at BHOs plan.

    If you think the economy is the number one issue, and you look at these two candidates rationally and openly, there is no way you would vote for BHO.

  17. fibonacci, Well, I guess I just beat you to it. Stole your thunder. It’s not just my point of view. Remember ACORN? A whole gaggle of criminals closely associated with Obama. Not to mention his close association with the gangters who are running Chicago. Wake up man!

  18. philichi says:

    Beerboy, sorry about the condescension. However, over the years I have been forced to listen to liberals tell me that raising the minimum wage will help poor people, that spending huge amounts of government money will stimulate growth in the economy, and that a community organizer that sounds like a socialist isn’t really a socialist.

    I am losing patients with liberals. I don’t really mind if they want to ruin their lives. however, I am sad that they are ruining my county.

  19. averageJose says:

    Yes, Terry, “what ever” are Obama’s plans?
    Don’t be sorry phil… if he’s going to dish it he should be ablr to take it.
    So who, praytell, is Mr. bB voting for? Who would his pick be?


  20. “Yes Terry, “what ever” are Obama’s plans?”

    And as for Romney’s plans:

    First he was pro-choice and then became pro-life, approved gay marriage before being against it, approved of stem cell research before being against it, approved raising the minimum wage and now disapproves, argued that PAC’s should be abolished but now supports them, strongly supported gun control but is now against gun control, approved the TARP program and now ridicules it, approved of amnesty for illegal immigrants, but is now against it, flipped 180 degrees on prviatizing SSI.

    Romney sums his own positions on the issues best:

    “I’m a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering.
    “I changed my position.”

    But hey, a Waffler’s gotta say what he’s gotta say. It’s all about beating Obama.

  21. Frosty says, “If Romney disclosed his plans now the Obama bunch would simply copy them and say that it is their plan …”

    True enough! A great example would be how Obama stole Obomney care from Romney. A plan that Romney once called “A model for the nation.”

  22. I am losing patients with liberals.

    I didn’t know you were a doctor….

    Sorry….I couldn’t resist. Please have patience with me.

  23. aJ – if your are in oxygen deprivation perhaps you should get up from your keyboard and go for a walk.

    Then, maybe, you would stop yawning and stop asking questions that have already been answered countless times.

  24. if you are…

  25. MyBandito says:

    He’s waiting for his etch-a-sketch to tell him what to do. And if that doesn’t work, he’ll shake it up and start over.

  26. LeePHill says:

    “philichi says:
    July 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm Romney’s job will be easy. All he needs to do is dismantle all of the policies that Obama started. Businesses will love to hire again!”

    Oh yeah….Companies will hire, regardless of if the market has money to purchase their goods and services.

    Someone didn’t get a business degree…..

  27. LeePHill says:

    I remember ACORN:

    “Following the publication of the videos and withdrawal of funding, four different independent investigations by various state and city Attorneys General and the GAO released in 2009 and 2010 cleared ACORN, finding its employees had not engaged in criminal activities and that the organization had managed its federal funding appropriately, and calling the videos deceptively and selectively edited to present the workers in the worst possible light. Despite this, by March 2010, 15 of ACORN’s 30 state chapters had already closed[11] and the group announced it was closing its remaining state chapters and disbanding.”

  28. lawrencejprice says:

    Can anyone here explain how the president can create enough jobs to actually lower the unemployment rate without some kind of action by congress?

  29. averageJose says:

    I don’t recall Mr.b saying who he’s voting for.

  30. Price- he can control the EPA, sign nothing that adds new regulation, flatten or just leave the tax rates alone (giving business and individuals visibility).

    He can ask Harry to work and approve a budget. He can unify and not divide. He can tell Americans, get off the teat! Stop expecting govt to solve every person problem.

    He will do none of the above. He does not care

  31. averageJose says:

    He and his party rely on people being dependent on government.

  32. MyBandito says:

    Consumers create demand. That demand creates jobs. Neither Obama nor Romney can create jobs. Prosperity creates jobs.

  33. Neither.
    This is the same way I voted in 2008.

    I won’t vote for Obama and I sure as hell won’t vote for Romney.

  34. averageJose says:

    Yes, prosperity creates jobs. Question is then, why is Obama so resentful of it?

  35. Fibonacci says:

    Obama is not against prosperity,he just wants it for more than the top1%.

  36. GENERAL prosperity – translating into more people with disposable income who purchase more things creating more demand equals jobs – but prosperity that stays at the top 1% and goes to the Cayman Islands or Switzerland doesn’t.

  37. MyBandito says:


  38. averageJose says:

    Increasing the number of people recieving government aid, such as food stamps and unlimited unemployment, does not equal prosperity. Well, at least not in my world.

  39. but austerity programs do?

  40. SwordofPerseus says:

    Better yet, how about someone try and explain how cutting taxes will create jobs. It has never ever worked before, why would it magically work now ?

  41. “but austerity programs do? “

    No. Just look at 1937 for a great example. Or look at the rising unemployment and deteriorating in Greece, despite their austerity budget.

  42. MyBandito says:

    The Right is interested in austerity.

    The Left is interested in prosperity.

    I know which side I’m rooting for.

  43. averageJose says:

    Gotta love the democrat plan of incentivizing unemployment and government dependence.

  44. normajean says:

    “If Romney disclosed his plans now the Obama bunch would simply copy them and say that it is their plan and Romney stole it. I hope he keeps it quiet until closer to election day. I don’t trust demokrats. They lie, cheat, steal and and will stoop to any level to win.”

    Ignorance abounds.

  45. normajean posts with a very similar style as frosty…..

  46. MyBandito says:

    So, what do you think about being named #1 troll, bB ??????

  47. skimmed through the rationale for FB only and the comments that followed. Didn’t see that I was identified……not important.

    I don’t have a Facebook account and being able to comment on TNT blogs is not enough of a motivation to open one. For all of their rhetoric, I suspect that the decision is strictly a commercial one – the data mining operation of FB is probably giving them some sort of incentive.

  48. MyBandito says:

    Actually it was an honorable mention of sorts but very little separation from troll status.

    “While commenters could register using their real names, almost none of them did. That anonymity resulted in commenters with handles like Beer Boy and dirtydan54 maligning other commenters or the sources of stories. “Trolls” chased away more reasonable minds with their personal attacks and overwrought rhetoric.”

    I agree with their needing to do something about those who clog the threads like it is a chat room, but facebook isn’t the answer. I’ve avoided facebook like the plague that it is.

  49. averageJose says:

    Looks like they definately singled you out bB.

    commenters with handles like Beer Boy and dirtydan54 maligning other commenters

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