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Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?
July 3 2012 | Clay Taurus

Posted on 07/03/2012 12:49:25 PM PDT by Clay Taurus

My first thread on Free Republic I asked if Mitt Romney would balance the budget, and the consensus was that he would not. That we should expect more of the same. So for this next one, I will ask more stuff which is important to me a fiscal free market conservative:

Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?

I’m asking these questions about the deficit, and size of government because I don’t understand what the difference is so far between Obama and Romney, and not sure what the point is in replacing Obama with Romney if it is going to be more of the same. I have been listening to Mike Church and Andrew Wilkow when I travel for work, and they have really opened my eyes around the idea of what an alternative is.

Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?

I'm new around these parts, and just starting to understand how this site works. Please forgive me for 2 serious spelling mistakes in my previous first discussion thread which I started:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2901092/posts

Thanks; CT


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: budget; dailykostrolls; government; obama; obamacare; obamadepression; obamarecession; obamatax; romney; romney4obamacare; romney4romneycare; romney4tarp; vanity

1 posted on 07/03/2012 12:49:35 PM PDT by Clay Taurus
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To: Clay Taurus

The country is broke
Can’t increase the cost if there is no money


2 posted on 07/03/2012 12:52:30 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Clay Taurus

YES! Next question.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (GHWB gave us Souter. W gave us Roberts. Can we risk Jeb in the White House?)
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To: Clay Taurus

The vapid dork is Obama lite.

YES, he will...only less.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 12:53:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Clay Taurus

Does a bear poop in the woods?


5 posted on 07/03/2012 12:56:26 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Breto

Not if he’s in the White House.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT by revo evom
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To: Clay Taurus

Who was the last president who decreased the role, size, and cost of government?

I loathe meh romney, I loathe emperor bammy, but after serious consideration and much disgust, it’s better to take the possible unknown over the all too well known who is actively working towards our destruction.

Both will likely lead us to the end of America as we know it, but the kenyan caliph is hell bent on doing it NOW. With Meh, we maybe stand a chance of seeing a short reprieve.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Clay Taurus

I have to wonder how long you’ll last with that screen name.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clay Taurus

So Roosevelt’s wars were silly and unnecessary?

Because, after all, another German/Japanese dictator would have done the same, right?


9 posted on 07/03/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Clay Taurus

Clay - welcome to free republic. Looks like you’ve only been here less than a week. Usually people post articles and everyone comments. That’s the usual drill. What you have posted is essentially a “vanity”. We all occasionally post vanities but it is generally an exception. In your case you have posted two of them back to back harping on our weak RINO candidate. Like throwing red meat to a bunch of angry tigers. anyway - welcome aboard.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Clay Taurus
Yes, yes, and yes.
11 posted on 07/03/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Clay Taurus

Reagan made the fed bigger.

As did Washington and Jefferson.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 1:15:35 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Clay Taurus
Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?



13 posted on 07/03/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Clay Taurus

Can any one name an alternative to Obama to vote for?

Anyone???

if not - there’s your sign!


14 posted on 07/03/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Clay Taurus

Welcome to FR.

Be sure tell your Kos friends to at least donate as they overrun the site.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Clay Taurus

Of course! It’s what liberals do!


16 posted on 07/03/2012 1:37:03 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Can any one name an alternative to Obama to vote for?

Anyone???

if not - there’s your sign!


17 posted on 07/03/2012 1:40:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Clay Taurus

Probably, however now the masses are more educated, vote senate and house for fiscal responsibility and then hope for the best.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 1:42:06 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Clay Taurus

The cost of government can only be increased as long as foreign investors and domestic inflation allow. As far as “role” goes, who cares about play acting? The debt/revenue munchers can dramatize all they like. For now, other nations are nice enough to give us products and the debt to buy them with. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Clay Taurus

I read that Romney’s position on most issues is virtually the same as Obama’s. So the answer is most likely he will.


20 posted on 07/03/2012 1:43:49 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The least we can do is fly all flags as we go over the cliff.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clay Taurus

Clay - welcome to free republic. Looks like you’ve only been here less than a week. Usually people post articles and everyone comments. That’s the usual drill. What you have posted is essentially a “vanity”. We all occasionally post vanities but it is generally an exception. In your case you have posted two of them back to back harping on our weak RINO candidate. Like throwing red meat to a bunch of angry tigers. anyway - welcome aboard.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 1:47:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Clay Taurus
Will Mitt Romney expand the role, size, and cost of government?

For the past 24 years, every Republican candidate has been more and more liberal than the last, culminating with Romney. The last two Republican Presidents expanded the role, size, and cost of government, and Romney is much more liberal than either of them, so I don't see why he wouldn't continue that trend.
23 posted on 07/03/2012 6:35:34 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: NoLibZone
Can any one name an alternative to Obama to vote for? Anyone???

I can.

An alternative is to vote for a plurality to increase the chances that whichever bastard wins, Obama or Romney, faces the kind of motivated opposition that happens when the majority of Americans voted to reject him. The lower the plurality, the more vulnerable the President and the more powerful his opposition in Congress.

Clinton won on a 43% plurality in 1992. Fully 57% of Americans voted to reject him. It made him so vulnerable that the Republican Revolution followed. And that was a Clinton who was fairly popular. Imagine what would happen if Obama was re-elected on a 43% plurality OR LESS -- Obama is loathed as Clinton was not.

I'll vote FOR making it that rough and rocky for whichever menace wins by voting for an official third party candidate.

Folks who vote "against" Obama by voting for Romney are kidding themselves -- their vote "against" Obama is their vote FOR turning the Republican party hard left and making liberalism stronger in both parties.

That is what YOU will be voting for, NLZ. That is YOUR sign.

24 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:05 PM PDT by Finny (A deal with the devil is ALWAYS a losing proposition. Voting for Romney to avoid Obama is just that.)
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