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Mitt Romney as governor of the bluest of blue states managed to balance the budget WITHOUT raising taxes, and also made a fortune turning around failing companies. Think Romney would do a better job than Obama as president?

tncdel 2012/03/22 14:04:42
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No other governor in recent history has managed to do what Romney accomplished, not even Reagan. See:
http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2012/03/21/send_liz...
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  • RH 2013/03/12 00:33:31
    YES [explain why you think so].
    RH
    Thought that in November... but we won't know cause he didn't get in.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2012/10/29 18:21:30
    YES [explain why you think so].
    SIMPATTYCO
    +1
    ROMNEY ISN'T BUSH and BUSH had probs with liberal congress ..I really have faith he'll cut spending and turn us around. I DON'T THINK THE OBAMAS EVER MEANT TO SOLVE UNEMPLOYMENT
  • ehrhornp 2012/10/27 03:45:31
    NO [tell us why not].
    ehrhornp
    Not just no but hell no. We already tried Voodoo economics under GW and it failed. It resulted in crashing the economy big time. When will phony conservatives realize it is not conservative to give huge tax cuts to the rich while increasing government spending. Anyone who thinks this will balance the budget is smoking some pretty awful stuff.
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/15 23:47:49
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    Think Romney would do a better job than Obama as president?

    Yes, but a bag of socks could do a better job than Obama.

    The question is, which former Governor would make a better President? One term Governor Romney or two term Governor of New Mexico, the Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson?

    Read Romney's record as governor is pretty good, but he knew he could not get reelected in his Democrat leaning state and so he served just one term.

    Read Johnson's record as governor. He too has a pretty good record and his Democrat leaning state reelected him in a landslide.

    Romney is a great Wall Street Businessman.

    Johnson is a great MAIN Street Businessman having started a one man construction / maintenance company and grew it into a multi-state 1100 employee construction firm.

    Yes, Romney would do a FAR better job that the unskilled community organizer that is in over his head with his Temp Job as POTUS.

    But so would someone that advocates upholding our Constitution and the Freedom and Liberty that it represents.

  • Magus BN-0 2012/10/15 18:19:59
    NO [tell us why not].
    Magus BN-0
    What he made a fortune doing was looting companies of their assets and firing all their workers. Outsourcing jobs to China. Certainly not "turning around failing companies." And as governor? He was 47th in the nation in job creation, and he avoided "raising taxes" by labelling all of the new taxes he implemented as "fees" instead of taxes.
  • Grammar Freak 2012/09/30 20:35:29
    NO [tell us why not].
    Grammar Freak
    His big mouth is going to sink our nation on the international forum.
    His lack of backbone on issues will ensure that he flips on every issue other than the one to attack Iran... which is about the worst thing that could happen.
    And then there are these reasons:

    Make permanent, across-the-board 20 percent cut in marginal rates
    Maintain current tax rates on interest, dividends, and capital gains
    Eliminate taxes for taxpayers with AGI below $200,000 on interest, dividends, and capital gains
    Eliminate the Death Tax
    Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

    Cut the corporate rate to 25 percent
    Strengthen and make permanent the R&D; tax credit
    Switch to a territorial tax system
    Repeal the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)


    At a time when our nation is in debt over its eyeballs, we need to be thinking about paying that debt off so that our future generations are not liable for our living beyond our means. Once the debt is paid down, then we can talk about reducing taxes.
    But it takes cuts in spending & leaving the taxes where they are or creating a straight across the board flat-tax to get rid of some of that heavy debt we allowed our government to create. Romney is very clearly pandering to his constituency the same way Bush did... the ...

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    His big mouth is going to sink our nation on the international forum.
    His lack of backbone on issues will ensure that he flips on every issue other than the one to attack Iran... which is about the worst thing that could happen.
    And then there are these reasons:

    Make permanent, across-the-board 20 percent cut in marginal rates
    Maintain current tax rates on interest, dividends, and capital gains
    Eliminate taxes for taxpayers with AGI below $200,000 on interest, dividends, and capital gains
    Eliminate the Death Tax
    Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

    Cut the corporate rate to 25 percent
    Strengthen and make permanent the R&D; tax credit
    Switch to a territorial tax system
    Repeal the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)


    At a time when our nation is in debt over its eyeballs, we need to be thinking about paying that debt off so that our future generations are not liable for our living beyond our means. Once the debt is paid down, then we can talk about reducing taxes.
    But it takes cuts in spending & leaving the taxes where they are or creating a straight across the board flat-tax to get rid of some of that heavy debt we allowed our government to create. Romney is very clearly pandering to his constituency the same way Bush did... the top 3-8%. Screw everyone else, right? They're the so-called "job creators." With the lowest corporate taxes in decades, why aren't they creating jobs in America instead of supporting Communism by creating jobs in China?

    ...& isn't it clear why Romney would want a Territorial Tax System??

    If he gets in, our nation is screwed.
    Of course, if Obama is re-elected, our nation is also screwed.

    Let's face it. Our nation is screwed.
    (more)
  • Adakin ... Grammar... 2012/10/15 23:59:23
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    Grammer, there is a candidate that proposes a tax collection system and spending cuts similar to what you stated....


  • Grammar... Adakin ... 2012/10/16 20:51:36
    Grammar Freak
    +1
    Hrrrmmm...
    It would make sense then that I would support Gary Johnson since Ron Paul is out of the race.
    I've always liked Johnson. He's a good, decent person & he is absolutely honest about his politics... which mirror Dr. Paul's in just about every sector.

    It's nice to see someone who already knows about him.
    Good on ya!
  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/09/12 18:03:24
    NO [tell us why not].
    t.eliot, topbard
    +1
    Repeating a lie does not make it true. Romney's record of so-called economic growth does not square with this narrative. 47th in job creation ( oh, he DID create Romneycare, the prototype for the Obamacare he now disdains). He also made his fortune( the part that wasn't inherited) by laying off workers, outsourcing jobs, loading debt onto previously healthy companies etc. His prescription of tax cuts for millionaires was the policy W used to drive the economy into the ditch. Obama is no prize, but you are seriously deluded if you think the discredited policies of Romney would be an improvement.
  • Htcbm1 2012/09/01 18:55:56
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Htcbm1
    Buisiness leadership and experiance the most important thing Obama does'nt have or care to have!...
  • Striker 2012/09/01 15:53:57
    NO [tell us why not].
    Striker
    Romney continuing more of Bush and Obama. You've not noticed that America needs way better? The greatest thing wrong with America is having lost it's Liberty. More of the same can do nothing toward recovering anything. Yeah, let's switch to RomneyCare and keep on growing the impossible debt. Lets have NDAA.

    http://www.garyjohnson2012.co...
  • marcuss....PHART 2012/08/31 16:19:14
    YES [explain why you think so].
    marcuss....PHART
    +1
    His lifetime economic success of restructuring companies to be profitable PROVES without a shadow of a doubt he will fix the 0WEbama failing economy.
  • Striker marcuss... 2012/09/01 16:35:38
    Striker
    And he runs governments with his own version of ZeroCare, so NO!
  • marcuss... Striker 2012/09/01 17:25:22
    marcuss....PHART
    LOL more LWNJ lies. Where 0WEbama went on a apology world tour Romney will go on a U.S. JOBS (Bidens 3 letter word) tour.
  • Red 2012/08/22 08:02:27
  • tncdel Red 2012/08/24 13:08:45
    tncdel
    +1
    ????? It's a matter of public record.
  • Red tncdel 2012/08/24 18:05:24
  • marcuss... Red 2012/08/31 16:19:52
    marcuss....PHART
    Just because you say so?
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2012/08/12 18:36:51
    YES [explain why you think so].
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +2
    Romney cares about getting America back to it's former greatness. I'm not trying to make it sound like this is going to be easy on any of us, we have a long, hard road to travel, but Romney will make that trip as easy as he can.
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2012/08/08 06:47:51
    YES [explain why you think so].
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    I think a lump of coal could do a better job of running the country than Obama.
  • lark 2012/08/05 02:40:24
    YES [explain why you think so].
    lark
    +3
    for the reasons above that you stated tncdel
  • princess 2012/07/07 08:09:08
    YES [explain why you think so].
    princess
    +4
    Hell yes.
  • Marek 2012/07/05 05:48:47
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Marek
    +4
    Based on the record of both Romney and obama, Romney is far better qualified to be president particularly in the time of economic problems.
  • Charge 2012/06/10 16:43:05
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Charge
  • Jensenmk 2012/05/31 16:33:01
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Jensenmk
    +3
    We are kind of at the bottom of the barrel folks...just saying.
  • caius madison 2012/05/31 05:20:38
    YES [explain why you think so].
    caius madison
    +2
    At the principal fixing the economy, however, his religious views are very uncool.
  • tncdel caius m... 2012/06/11 00:58:55
    tncdel
    +4
    I'm a lot less a fan of Islam than of Mormon.
  • caius m... tncdel 2012/06/11 06:25:03
    caius madison
    +1
    Agreed, I think I'd rather see a LDS Chapel where that Mosque is going at ground zero.... total tragedy. I also don't want those rape and murder laws being taught to weak minds and spirits. It is a very dangerous religion.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/05/30 19:31:04
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Ron in Oregon
    +4
    Hope and change has not changed my mind, I still do not want Obama.
  • AM 2012/05/30 13:55:05
  • Freeranger 2012/05/30 12:39:58
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Freeranger
    +4
    It's the difference, as I've read, between a "community organizer" and one who's operated in the business world.
  • All American 2012/05/30 11:15:17
    YES [explain why you think so].
    All American
    +6
    I think he's more practical and as a "conservative" will take this country back to the right side of the political spectrum and away from socialism.
  • stevmackey 2012/05/30 10:58:38
    YES [explain why you think so].
    stevmackey
    +5
    He knows the value of a dollar.
  • paul 2012/05/30 07:55:05
    YES [explain why you think so].
    paul
    +6
    It's a big difference from getting Occupy Wall Street maggots to take to the streets by way of Community organizing
  • LisaSmith 2012/05/30 04:20:33
    YES [explain why you think so].
    LisaSmith
    +3
    Even without me knowing how business savvy he is I still think he would make a better president then obama. I just like how Romney likes America and wants to get us back on track. Now that I know more information about some of his past accomplishments I am even more eager for November to get here.
  • sbtbill 2012/05/30 00:04:02
    NO [tell us why not].
    sbtbill
    +1
    I don't trust the turning companies around data.

    Balancing the budget isn't as important as creating jobs.
  • tncdel sbtbill 2012/06/11 01:04:53
    tncdel
    +2
    So what are you trying to imply? Romney created more jobs in the private sector than did Obama as president of our entire nation.

    Obama created millions of jobs... But, unfortunately for America, the jobs Obama created were for FOREIGNERS, not Americans.

    Obama outsourced millions of jobs to China and other countries. Plus outsourced over 3 million more jobs RIGHT UNDER OUR VERY NOSES, by issuing over 3 million work visas to foreigners. Plus Obama unconstitutionally by-passed Congress to issue 300,000 work permits to ILLEGAL ALIENS by executive order!

    See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • lark tncdel 2012/08/05 02:44:10
    lark
    +1
    He is even outsourcing the job of counting votes to Spain Now who is outsourcing?
  • Magus BN-0 tncdel 2012/10/15 18:21:59
    Magus BN-0
    No, it was Romney who created jobs in China, and killed jobs in America. The president doesn't have the ability to outsource jobs even if he wanted to.
  • Tink123 2012/05/13 01:30:02
    NO [tell us why not].
    Tink123
    He also managed to birth the trial run for the h.c. system Obama just shoved up our rears. Would he do a better job? I don't doubt it seriously...

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