The Romney Plan: Good, But…

Mitt Romney lays out the broad outlines of his 59-point economic plan over at USA Today and I have to say that I am unimpressed.

To be sure, Romney’s plan does have a lot of really good things in it – but it always falls short of the revolution we need.  For instance, Romney calls for a tougher stance with China…but doesn’t lay out what that tougher stance would be (in my view, it should be a phased-in trade embargo).  Romney says he wants to review Obama’s regulatory record and then remove those which “unduly burden” job creation…why not just sign an executive order on January 20th, 2013 voiding all Obama-era regulations?  Does anyone seriously think that any regulation enacted since January 20th, 2009 has been vital to preserve the freedom and safety of the United States?

Given how lousy Obama is becoming, this 59 point plan of Romney’s may prove sufficient to get him in to the White House, but it simply does not go far enough…we need a revolution if we are to save our nation.  The left conducted its “long march” through our institutions and has created a Big Government/Big Corporation monster which is crushing the American spirit…morally, intellectually and economically we are being destroyed, and turning this around won’t be accomplished by tinkering with the tax code to stimulate job creation.

Before Romney can get my primary support, he’s going to have to show me that he’s not just running to be President because it would be a cool thing…I need to see a man who knows what we face and is willing to do whatever is necessary, including ensure a lost re-election bid in 2016, to get it done.

11 thoughts on “The Romney Plan: Good, But…

  1. bozo September 6, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    How does Mittens run such an effective campaign from the unfinished basement of his son’s Massachusetts home? He’s amazing! A man of the corporations (hey, they’re people, too)!

    • neocon1 September 6, 2011 / 5:06 pm


      He’s amazing! A man of the corporations (hey, they’re people, too)!

      like Ochimpy and UNIONS??
      Hey they are “corporations, and people too.
      GE ring a ding a bell? ole barry is pretty darn close to that Eeeeeeevil corp. and money??
      Pffffftttt NO problemo Bro!

  2. js September 6, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    “Everyone should pay their fair share of taxes.” Politicians love to repeat this trite little phrase. This nice sounding arrangement of words leads to a very important question. Who should determine what is a fair share? In the recent past, we have trusted politicians with the authority to make that very important decision. Would people in their right mind trust politicians with such power? These are the same politicians who did not tell us the truth about Pearl Harbor, Korea and Viet Nam. They lied about the energy shortage, Social Security and Watergate. They promised to balance the budget when they campaigned for public office and they broke that promise with bigger deficits. They gave us tax reform (better known as tax increases). We even trusted politicians with the education of our children. Why, oh why, do we continue to think politicians and government can be trusted?

    Our election day vote has been stolen if we elect politicians who do not keep campaign promises. If we analyze the situation, we find that our votes on election day are an exercise in frustration. Sixty-five percent of the people are not registered to vote. Politicians and media say, “Those who are unregistered are apathetic.” That is typical politician-media mind control propaganda. People are frustrated and angry with the process of electing politicians who violate their campaign promises.

    • neocon1 September 6, 2011 / 5:03 pm

      f you pay no taxes you should have NO vote
      If you are on welfare or accept any assistance you should have NO vote.
      (unemployment excluded)
      national sales tax ALL pay, ALL pay same rate.
      spend a little pay a little, spend moderately, pay moderately, spend a lot pay a lot.

      • bozo September 7, 2011 / 3:23 am

        Exxon paid no taxes, so they should have no say in government? OK!

        National sales tax, including on the sale of stocks and bonds and skyscraper office buildings? No exemptions, no exceptions? OK! ALL pay the same!

        Who knew we had so much in common?

      • bozo September 7, 2011 / 3:30 am

        “NYSE average daily trading value was approximately US$153 billion in 2008” means with a 10% national sales tax on the sale of stocks, we could generate $15.3 billion dollars a DAY in taxes from the New York Stock Exchange alone.

        I LOVE this national sales tax idea!

      • tiredoflibbs September 7, 2011 / 6:10 am

        “Exxon paid no taxes”

        The creepy assclown has stooped to blatant lying – not surprised there.

        I think you are confusing Exxon with GE who actually paid no taxes, moved their operations overseas and has obAMATEUR in their back pocket.

        Try again, drone.

  3. Cluster September 6, 2011 / 6:12 pm


    Corporations are people, and more importantly, they are unions. Who do you think pays those union wages and pensions? Democrats need to think that one through.

    Re: Mittens plan, I am ok with most with it. It’s a good start and if I had to vote today, I would probably go with Romney.

    • bozo September 7, 2011 / 3:19 am

      If corporations are people, with all the rights and privileges and responsibilities of people, then tax them the same as people like Reagan did.

      But, uh, no – corporations are not unions. Who actually MAKES the products and performs the services that generate corporate profits, out of which union wages and pensions are funded? Workers can makes tables or bread or teach children or heal sick people without management. Management cannot make ANYTHING, including money, without workers. “Who do you think pays those union wages…” – where do you think THAT money comes from? What a maroon. Republicans need to think that one through.

      Hey, RomneyCare is more progressive than ObamaCare. I’m ok with that. And Mittens raised Mass. taxes to get a better credit rating from S&P so maybe he’ll do that for the country, too.

      • Cluster September 7, 2011 / 8:09 am


        You have this very comical outlook on life that has you believe that without people like you to champion the cause of the poor and downtrodden, that those people will cease to exist. I think it stems from some weird desire to be important. Have you ever thought of the fact that many members of management rose through the ranks of the “worker class”, and they do know how to make the widgets? In fact I would wager to say that many members of management would probably have a higher level of productivity than the average worker. Have you ever thought of the fact that every salary and wage paid through those corporate profits is taxed, including the overall corporate profit.

        Please spare me your disturbing and comical worldview. I’ve seen more maturity and common sense from 5th graders.

  4. Green Mountain Boy September 7, 2011 / 3:45 am

    “Workers can makes tables or bread or teach children or heal sick people without management.” Care to explain how that works bozo? Who is going to pay them to make those tables? Who is going to pay them for tending to the sick? The government? If so you have just destroyed the management argument.

    If you turn them all into indepent contractors welcome to the world of capitalism.

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