Romney was only stating the truth

2012-10-04T05:00:00Z Romney was only stating the truth Arizona Daily Sun
October 04, 2012 5:00 am

To the editor:

I am writing this in response to your front-page article in the Sept. 19 edition. How can "Bad gets Worse" for Romney when he was only stating the truth. Forty-seven percent of the American people do receive some sort of government subsidy, though many of these cannot be considered victims.

But if you want worse, I'll give it to you. Worse are the unemployment figures that don't go down. Worse are the 43 million people now on food stamps. Worse is the second recent downgrade by Moody's of our financial status as a nation. Worse is that we are $16 trillion in debt and the Fed just keeps printing money. Worse is the young men and women who graduate from college and are unable to find work except in a convenience store or as burger flippers.

Worse is ... I could keep up the litany but why? All one has to do is research on the web or just look around to see what is really happening to this country. Keep in mind that Chris Dodd (D) and Barney Frank (D) were in charge of the committees in Congress that oversaw financial regulation in the two years prior to the "financial meltdown." They did nothing to turn the tide even when there were plenty of warning signs.

Justice Souter, now retired, declared that "pervasive civic ignorance" was the worst danger to this country. Dig for the facts and make your decisions based on those facts and not on the hyperbole from either side of the argument.



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(9) Comments

  1. KENR
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    KENR - October 13, 2012 8:07 am

    Romney is a "truth" shape shifter. He adapts truth to the crowd in front of him. There are so many conflicting truths in his bag that you can pick your own and discard the rest. The bag also contains fake issues and claims. "Snake Oil" salesmen still exist.
  2. behopi
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    behopi - October 07, 2012 12:14 pm
    Romney seems to have trouble with the truth, he was for it before he was against it, and against it before he was for it, his debate performance was that of a bully, how that equates to a win is beyond me, I wouldn't trust his as far as I could throw him, and I can't even pick him up. Accurate? That is debatable, pun intended.
  3. FlagRealist
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    FlagRealist - October 05, 2012 11:09 am
    America as a whole has over spent and still wants too much for free.

    If you want smaller government then there has to be cuts to ALL programs and cut lots of jobs.

    If you want the debt to go down then you have to suck it up and expect less military, social security, and Medicare.

    For the debt to go down there has to be less spending and more revenue. BOTH!! Mathematical fact.

    The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
    $3.90 billion per day.
  4. longtimer
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    longtimer - October 05, 2012 10:27 am
    Gail et al- Hot news. This morning Mr. Romney disavowed his 47% statement as wrong- he now loves and cares about all Americans as exemplafied by his own Massachuessetts healthcare plan and his concern for the poor.

    Feel used and lied to yet?
  5. smivicus
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    smivicus - October 04, 2012 5:45 pm
    Romney's campaign has been error-prone.
    But the biggest issue is the corruption of our political system, the abject servility of our political leaders to the monopolistic corporatists. Why hire people if you have to pay them? When you can just government subsidies paid for by the middle class?
    As long as this system survives, we have nothing but hope...
  6. Thew
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    Thew - October 04, 2012 1:32 pm
    Unforturately President Obama's "Trickle Down" government has been an abject failure. His bogus 18 different so called tax cuts for small business did absolutley nothing to promote any job growth or real permanent relief to small businesses. Most of them were temporary anyway. He has a 16 trillion dollar debt to hand over and his brilliant fiscal plan of QE Infininty is idiotic and will have us in the same shape as our freinds across the pond. I believe Time for real hope and real change!
  7. longtimer
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    longtimer - October 04, 2012 8:32 am
    Romney defenders forget that most of those in the 47% are seniors, soldiers, college students and others who qualify based on their income-not because they are bums. The question really ought to be what is wrong with the system when even in an economic downturn we can create the greatest number of millionaires and billionaires EVER, and yet have such poverty. The answer is the economic redistribution created by GOP "trickle down" economics- and they want to make the poor-poorer- not a fix.
  8. eb
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    eb - October 04, 2012 8:09 am
    Heck, even Romney requested $1.5 billion in federal assistance when he went over budget organizing the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. And he got it, but funny he doesn't mention it.
  9. Fromthemiddle
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    Fromthemiddle - October 04, 2012 8:03 am
    Regardless of political preference, it's nice to see an accurate and well written letter to the editor.
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