J. Albrecht: Where are Romney's solutions?

President Barack Obama wants to examine Mitt Romney's qualifications but has been stonewalled, just as Romney's Republican primary opponents were in the spring.

Bain Capital is a private corporation with very limited reporting requirements. We know that Romney was the creator, sole owner, CEO, president, and sole decider until February 1999. After that, the story is very confused.

Depending on the circumstances, Romney was all the above or retroactively retired, not responsible, went to board meetings, or had no involvement at all. Romney won't release his own tax returns beyond two years.

His stealth campaign is wedded now to his smear campaign against President Obama.

Romney said recently that Obama was "foreign." John Sununu, Romney’s surrogate, said that Obama must "learn to be an American.”

The charge that Obama is using a fraudulent Social Security number appeared in the Sun Journal's reader comments section recently. Almost 100 smears are circulating that Obama is somehow not an American. All have been debunked. They share one idea: that no African-American can legitimately be president of the United States.

Why has the Romney campaign become so desperate that it will descend into xenophobic smears of the president?

Where are Romney’s solutions for the destruction of our standard of living?

What does Romney have to hide?

Jonathan Albrecht, Dixfield

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CRYSTAL WARD's picture

what is really important?

President Obama is an American, pulled himself up by his boot straps and worked hard to live the American dream. He went to Harvard, was President of the Harvard Law review , became a lawyer and worked for the people in Chicago, Married has two wonderful daughters and a cute dog. His is a story of a single parent, great grandparents and an absent father. At any other time in History this would be just what america looks for in a President. But not now he long list of questions and untrue "facts" being put out every day makes your head spin. The economy collapsed in 2007-8 he has kept us moving ahead slowly and stabilized the mess he was handed. -- I am not worried about his college transcripts, his birth cert. his father, his religion, his social security number or his tax returns-- fact checking clears all that up.

I know and can find far more about Obama than I can on Romney -- no matter how hard I search there are gaps and info missing on Romney-- What was he to Bain ? Did HE lie on the government reporting forms? Does he have off shore accounts and Swiss bank accounts? How much in these (he did not release the required IRS form for these for 2010) Did he pay a smaller % in income tax than I did ? His father released 20 years of tax returns what could he have that needs to be hidden? His economic plan called for more feed the top and they will feed the bottom (trickle down economic ) that help get us in the 2008 mess How is his different? How can you collect less in taxes and not cut programs as his advisers say is his plan??
Is Romney really the father of Obamacare from his days a Gov. of Mass. ?
Is Romney going to stop Bain from closing the factory in the midwest and shipping the jobs overseas? I have directly sent many questions to the Romney people but get no answers just go read his web site (I have several times ).

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Jonathan, Doesn’t playing the

Jonathan,

Doesn’t playing the race card get tiring?

All readers should dismiss that comment because you, like in most cases when the race card is played, provide no supporting evidence to the claim.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Jonathan, Where was your

Jonathan,

Where was your righteous indignation when people wanted to see Obama’s college transcripts?

Oh, I get it. Your partisan view of the world dictated you defend Obama’s right to privacy.

I’m not a big Romney fan, but all that I need to know about him is that he is not Obama.

I already know what Obama is doing to this country. Never has a sitting president pitted one class of Americans against the other like this president has.

Not Obama is good enough for me.

Remember the un-cola, vote un-Obama.

Mark Wrenn's picture

Plan?

Rmoney's plan is to double down on the policies of the Bush administration, the last administration to claim private business experience as a supreme qualification to run the country. That really turned out well, didn't it? Or maybe his plan is to invest in some other countries, run their debt up to unsustainable levels so he can pay himself huge dividends and fees, and leave them empty worthless shells of what they were, firing all the people and stashing his bounty in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

Wrenn, is your plan ...

... to use "Rmoney" as often as you used "Faux Snooze"? They both share a level of boredom that is evident to everyone except you.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Mark, You’re speaking with

Mark,

You’re speaking with emotion.

There are few differences between Obama policies when it comes to big ticket items like deficit spending and carrying this nation forward in two wars than to Bush policies.

Where does your righteous indignations come from if not emotion (i.e. partisan politics)?

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Failures???

Considering nearly every economic program proposed by the president in the last two years has been fillibustered by the Republicans in the House of Congress , I find these claims that his policies have failed to be quite a stretch. Had he enacted his policies and had they failed there might be a point to these claims but we will never know if they would have failed. It's also really funny to hear the claims that returning the tax code to the one used in the Clinton years would cause businesses to close and huge unemployment when those were the years of thriving businesses and full employment . They were also the years of balanced budgets. What we don't need is a return to Bush policies that never produced jobs, created huge budget deficits and bankrupted our economy. As for Romney the only thing he has going for him is the R after his name. Otherwise, he is a total unknown. There is no stand he hasn't taken and his finances are a mystery. He is taking a ton of money from unknown supporters and we don't know what they will want in return. His economics appear to be a return to Bush policies and his foreign advisers are the same neocons of "Weapons of mass destruction" fame. The rest of the time he is spouting a lot of Tea Party nonsense. In other words, a pig in a poke,

ERNEST LABBE's picture

Really Ms. Gamache ?

You stated "What we don't need is a return to Bush policies that never produced jobs, created huge budget deficits and bankrupted our economy". I do believe you Obama not Bush. Check your facts.

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

The failures of the first two years ...

... were so destructive that the electorate chose to hand the House to Republicans and to keep the Senate within filibuster range. It's that pesky will-of-the-people thing that is so important to liberals when the vote goes their way, so "obstructionist" when it doesn't. Obama has only himself to blame, but that won't keep him from blaming everyone but himself.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

You are either uninformed, or trying to mislead the readers, whi

“It's also really funny to hear the claims that returning the tax code to the one used in the Clinton years would cause businesses to close and huge unemployment when those were the years of thriving businesses and full employment .”

Claire,
You are trying to paint a faulty cause/effect relationship for the readers. What other significant economic event coincided with the Clinton years?

Let’s be clear – THE DOT-COM BUBBLE... The economy was riding the dot-com bubble, so you cannot simply attribute the Clinton economy to the Clinton tax rates.

There is no new economic bubble to boost revenues in this economy.

You are either uninformed, or trying to mislead the readers, which one is it?

This is not the first time you attempted to paint this faulty cause/effect relationship for the readers.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Dot com

There were a lot of things going on in the Clinton years economy besides the dot.com bubble. One of them was peace. Another one was a balanced budget and deficit reduction. In any case I don't see how anybody can logically claim that the Clinton tax rates will destroy jobs and crash the economy.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Dear Ostriches, Disagreeing

Dear Ostriches,

Disagreeing does not change the facts.

Jim Cyr's picture

Where are Obama's

solutions ?? He has none, and as an American, I am more concerned with what Obama has done with my money then what Romney has done with HIS. Obama's academic records are not even available to the public so as we can see how he really registered for his supposed achievements. And why would he and the Mrs. give up their law licenses ? Why and who would do such a thing ? The real question is " What does Obama have to hide" ?

Brian Allen Small's picture

Welcome To The World Of Politics!

This is a so called "Normal" thing for this crowd to do as of late. The Dems have tried smear tactics as well have The Repubs.

For the Obama people to try to open a can of worms after their miserable failure is in itself a joke.

Name me one company Obama founded? He was a kid in Chicago raising nickles when Romney was out in the real world creating a company.

I will take Romney over this Hope and Change I was promised

MARK GRAVEL's picture

What does “hope and change”

What does “hope and change” mean to me?

I hope that I have some change left in my pocket after Obama gets through with his tax and spend policies.

RONALD RIML's picture

We've heard about that company Mitt founded.

And now he's trying to distance himself from it as fast as possible.

Retroactive Retirement??? Bwa-haa-haaa-haaaa!!!!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

How much economic wealth has

How much economic wealth has Obama created?

We should all off-shore our money to break the back this tax and spend government.

RONALD RIML's picture

Let's see.

Dow Jones when Obama was inaugurated: 7,949

Dow Jones last closing, July 20, '12: 12822.57

Damn, it only went up 61.3% Who'da thunk it!!!!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Market Value Does not reflect economic heath.

Ronald,

You do realize that market value has little to nothing to do with the health of the economy. Have you noticed that market value jump with talk of QE3? Don't forget about QE1 and QE2.

Why? The answer is because big government will throw more printed money onto the economy. If that is Obama’s economic policy, god help us all.

Another example is to look at market values during both the dot-com and housing bubbles. Market values were sky rocking when many of us knew the bubble, like all bubbles, will burst.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

..of this...

..of this...

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

Smearing?

Notice the letter does not mention even one of Obama's "solutions", because they haven't worked, have made things worse, and do keep revealing that he continues to misunderestimate the mess he inherited. That leaves nothing to campaign on, proof of which is any TV or radio spot in recent weeks. The only mention of Obama is: I approved this message.

What are Obama's qualifications for national office? Four years of one term in the US Senate, all of which he spent campaigning for president. End of qualifications.

And, dear readers, please notice who, in these letters and comments, keeps alive the tinfoil-hat theories of racism and fraud. With enemies like these, Romney doesn't need more friends.

RONALD RIML's picture

He hid in France during Vietnam

You think he's going to come out clean now???

Gimme a freakiin' break!!!!

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Vote un-Obama in 2012

Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012
Vote un-Obama in 2012

RONALD RIML's picture

Now we know where Mark really works........

MARK GRAVEL's picture

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Un-Obama - a better way of living.

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Un-Obama - a better way of living.

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