Skip to comments.16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be A Really, Really Bad President
Posted on 01/08/2012 8:19:39 PM PST by STARWISE
The fact that Barack Obama looked sharp and could give inspiring speeches helped him go a long way back in 2008. Well, it is the same thing with Romney. The guy looks very presidential and he sounds very presidential. When backed into a corner, he is extremely slick. He rarely makes mistakes and he is very polished.
Mitt Romney is a "politician" in the worst sense of the word. As his past has demonstrated, he will do and say just about anything in order to get elected. The positions he has taken during this campaign season have been carefully calculated to help him win both the Republican nomination and the general election.
That is why so many call Mitt Romney a "flip-flopper". Romney will take just about any political position if he thinks that it will help him. Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, once made the following statement about her husband....
He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think hes really believing his argument, but hes not.
So keep that in mind while reading the following information. Mitt Romney is trying to claim that he is a "conservative" and that he is looking out for the American people, but those claims simply are not true.
The following are 16 reasons why Mitt Romney would be a really, really bad president....
#1 Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed by the U.S. Congress. Mitt Romney says that he would repeal Obamacare, but the reality is that Romneycare was what Obamacare was based on. In fact, a recent MSNBC article brought to light some new information about the relationship between Romneycare and Obamacare....
Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romneys landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting some of Romneys own health care advisers and experts to help craft the act now derided by Republicans as Obamacare.
The records, gleaned from White House visitor logs reviewed by NBC News, show that senior White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three health-care advisers and experts who helped shape the health care reform law signed by Romney in 2006, when the Republican presidential candidate was governor of Massachusetts.
Mitt Romney continues to defend Romneycare, but the reality is that it really is a total nightmare for Massachusetts. The following is how one blogger summarized some of the key points of Romneycare....
Punitive To Individuals. Everyone must buy health insurance or face tax penalties equal to 50% of cost of standard policy.
Hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on free hospital care were converted into subsidies to help the needy buy insurance.
A health insurance exchange was established to help connect the uninsured with private health plans at more affordable rates.
Health plans can offer consumers higher deductibles and more restrictive physician and hospital networks in order to lower costs.
Punitive to Businesses with 11 or more workers that do not offer insurance must pay a $295 per employee fee.
Established payment policy advisory board; one Board member must be from Planned Parenthood. No pro-life organization represented.
Provides Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for copay of $50.
So what have been the results of Romneycare in Massachusetts? According to the Daily Caller, health care costs and health insurance premiums have gone up dramatically in Massachusetts....
Since the bill became law, the states total direct health-care spending has increased by a remarkable 52 percent. Medicaid spending has gone from less than $6 billion a year to more the $9 billion. Many consumers have seen double-digit percentage increases in their premiums.
All of that certainly sounds a whole lot like Obamacare.
Unfortunately, the other Republican candidates have not taken advantage of this weakness. According to one brand new poll, 6 times as many Republicans view Romneycare unfavorably as view it favorably. This is something that the other candidates should be jumping on big time.
#2 During his time as governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney significantly raised taxes. The following is an excerpt from a CBS News article....
Mitt Romney's Harvard MBA and gold-plated resume convinced many business leaders he would follow in the tradition of corporate-friendly Republicans when he was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
Within three years, some had a vastly different opinion, after Romney's efforts raised the tax bill on businesses by $300 million
The same article also notes that Romney jacked up "fees and fines" on Massachusetts taxpayers substantially....
Romney and lawmakers also approved hundreds of millions in higher fees and fines during his four years in office.
Many in the Massachusetts business community were quite disgusted with Romney by the end of his tenure. Peter Nicholas, the chairman of Boston Science Corporation, says that "tax rates on many corporations almost doubled because of legislation supported by Romney."
#3 Government spending in Massachusetts increased significantly under Mitt Romney. An advocate of smaller government he most definitely is not.
#16 Mitt Romney is a big time Wall Street insider. It is estimated that Romney has a personal fortune of approximately a quarter of a billion dollars, and Wall Street money is being absolutely showered on his campaign.
In a recent article entitled "The Big Wall Street Banks Are Already Trying To Buy The 2012 Election", I detailed how numbers compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show that Mitt Romney is getting far more money from the "too big to fail" Wall Street banks than all of the other Republican candidates combined.
The following is an excerpt from that article that shows how much money employees of those banks (and their wives) have been giving to Romney so far this year....
Mitt Romney: $352,200 Barack Obama: $49,124 Tim Pawlenty: $25,000 Jon Huntsman: $6,750 Rick Perry: $5,500 Ron Paul: $2,500
Mitt Romney: $184,800 Tim Pawlenty: $41,715 Barack Obama: $28,225 Rick Perry: $20,750 Jon Huntsman: $9,750 Newt Gingrich: $1,000 Ron Paul: $1,000 Herman Cain: $500
Bank of America
Mitt Romney: $112,500 Barack Obama: $46,699 Tim Pawlenty: $12,750 Jon Huntsman: $4,250 Ron Paul: $3,451 Rick Perry: $2,600 Thad McCotter: $2,000 Herman Cain: $750 Michele Bachmann: $500 Newt Gingrich: $250
Mitt Romney: $107,250 Barack Obama: $38,039 Rick Perry: $27,050 Tim Pawlenty: $16,750 Jon Huntsman: $7,500 Ron Paul: $5,451
Mitt Romney: $56,550 Barack Obama: $36,887 Tim Pawlenty: $5,300 Rick Perry: $3,000 Herman Cain: $1,465 Michele Bachmann: $1,000 Ron Paul: $702
As you can see, no other Republican candidate even comes close to Romney at any of these big Wall Street banks.
In fact, of the candidates that are left in the Republican race, Mitt Romney has raised 13 times as much Wall Street money as anyone else has.
The following are the overall donation numbers from employees of the big Wall Street banks and their wives....
Mitt Romney: $813,300 Barack Obama: $198,874 Tim Pawlenty: $101,515 Rick Perry: $58,900 Jon Huntsman: $28,250 Ron Paul: $13,104 Herman Cain: $2,715 Michelle Bachmann: $1,500 Newt Gingrich: $1,250
These numbers paint a very disturbing picture. Even though Romney's poll numbers are in the mid to low 20s most of the time, employees of the big Wall Street banks gave him $813,300 during the first 9 months of this year and they only gave $105,719 to the rest of the Republican candidates combined.
It is quite obvious that the "establishment" is in love with Mitt Romney.
But if the American people elect Mitt Romney, they will get someone who believes in big spending, big government, bank bailouts, health care mandates, climate change legislation, liberal judges, gun control laws, amnesty for illegal aliens and making things as comfortable for the fatcats on Wall Street as possible.
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Welcome .. ;)
I'm not trying to make you do, think or feel anything, so please get off your high horse.
Romney is not a Republican, weak or otherwise. He calls himself a Republican but he's more demonic-rat than anything else.
STARWISE graciously linked you to Jim's post, wherein you could readily read that Romney would be an enemy within.
I and a whole lot of others here, are TEA Party conservatives. Our values and priciples won't be compromised should the GOP-E manage to get Romney nominated.
The Republican Party will have left us and gone the way of the Whigs.
Guilty I guess. One post from months ago where I opaquely mention supporting him followed by decrying his lack of conservative credentials.
"Romney, I was backing you"
The reason why hell be an improvement: Hes not Obama.Everyone on this planet is not Obama except Obama. I'm not going to vote for the author of RomneyCare just because he isn't Obama.
I also started and finished by saying he wasn’t a conservative. I’m willing to bet I can scroll your posts and find something you said in farce and use it against you...very hard to do. All the anti Romney of the post followed by my actually supporting Santorum that day, or around the same time obviously means nothing. the passing comment is my true thoughts, not my consistent views..you I can tell are very logical.
It wasn’t farce, the largest subject of your posting seems to be attacking Palin, yet Romney gets your persistent defense and support.
As you said, you were backing him. On this thread you are fighting to persuade us to vote for him.
I won’t be voting for Mitt Romney, not now, and not if he wins the primary.
McCain was very bad. He was a cheerleader for his opposition, and he elected the current President and packed the Senate with Democrats.
Bush II was a horrible disappointment. He and his administration were a failure.
But the consequences of not electing Republicans will be far, far worse than any of this.
I will vote straight GOP for House and Senate, but NO MITT!
The consequences of not doing so will be much worse. Think carefully.
Remain calm. Keep a level head. Think carefully. Note tagline.
I will see if your claim for me and JR and the anti-Romney conservatives here as Obama supporters takes hold, somehow I doubt that.
One thing that cannot be doubted is that here you are pushing Romney on us.
After almost 6 years of close examination of the failed Governor, examination of the 2010 election when we made history and the Romney/Rockefeller branch fought us tooth and nail, even supporting the democrat over the republican nominee in some cases so that they could keep Palin and the tea party from winning, and conservatism gaining a voice, and after we have watched the long knives of the Gop Romney/Rockefeller establishment devote itself to destroying every Republican threat to the inevitability of their Romney appointment, many of us have taken a stand, we will never vote for Mitt Romney.
Yes the republican party is full of many different people, and this time the aggression from the anti-Reagan, pro-Rockefeller branch is so desperate, so burn the house down, so incredible and destructive that they have truly gone a bridge too far, we won’t be voting with you, for Romney.
Thank you, this is a great way to state the Romney problem.
Not being Obama, yet supporting all of Obama's platform is the problem. Unlike Obama, Romney will get some Republican votes when he pushes to implement Obamacare, or increase spending and taxes, or ban guns.
There was no attack of Palin, as you obviously went back and read a few of my posts, you should be smart enough to deduce that. I am not telling anyone to vote for him, my argument, as i have said in this very thread is the tearing down of a candidate to polarize your own.
Not voting for the nominee, is a vote for Obama. So if it ends up being Romney, not voting for him, is voting for Obama, and as you characterize Obama and Romney the same, you voted for Romney anyway.
I fundamentally reject the idea that Republicans should build themselves up by tearing eachother down.
Anyway, like I said i do not back Romney. Santorum/Gingrich is the ticket I want. Spin away, I am done with this.
What I saw was attacking Palin and defending Romney like you have been on this thread, I’m glad that you no longer back Romney.
To: Free ThinkerNY
Social security, medicare/medicaid, welfare and public schooling are all programs that should not financed through the government. A conservative having a conservative view now is a sign of failure? Romney, I was backing you, but this outlandish decree is nonsense.
7 posted on Wed Sep 07 2011 20:28:37 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) by BloodAngel
You simply do not need all those reasons, one will do: Romney and BHO are the same.
The Turd sandwich lost by only 3% in 2008. My guess is more than 3% voters will flip in 2012. Between gas prices, unemployment (actual 17-20% not the 8.5% govt says), home foreclosures, and rise in cost of health insurance, I have to believe at least 3% are pissed off enough to flip. Then add all the young voters who are disillusioned with the “hope & change” and my guess is any republican wins unless a Ron Paul type runs 3rd party.