A Moral President?

Romney's take on the deficit.

Irish born political theorist, philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said society is "a patnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born." Mitt Romney, responding to moderator Jim Lehrer's question in the first presidential debate about the federal debt and deficit replied, "I think it's not just an economic issue, I think it's a moral issue. I think it's frankly not moral for my generation to to keep spending massively more than we take in, knowing those burdens are going to be passed on to the next generation, and they're going to be paying the interest and principal all their lives. And the amount of debt that we're adding, at a trillion a year, is simply not moral". A moral president or presidential candidate - how novel. President Obama and his administration have lied about the murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, about the Fast and Furious operation to discredit law abiding gun dealers, and about the cost of Obamacare. His economic policy has been to spend far more than the federal government takes in in tax revenues. He has mortgaged our children's and grandchildren's futures. A family of four has $160,000 of federal debt and only one in two families pay income tax so double the impact on taxpaying families to $320,000. How refreshing it is to have a candidate recognize the outrageous deficit spending for what ii is-immoral. See ya 'round the campus. Pete Laird Sr. Member of the Dover Republican Town Committee Views expressed are my own

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Marlene October 16, 2012 at 11:31 AM
And what do you think Romney would do about it? His tax plan has no credibility; he, otherwise, hasn't given us much information; he's done a lot of lying and complaining but doesn't seem to be much of a problem-solver. If he ran the country like he ran MA. as governor then we'd really be in trouble. Taking from the poor, the elderly and the disabled as he did, is not moral either.
Fran B October 16, 2012 at 01:39 PM
What about the federal debt GW put on us with 2 wars on credit and tax breaks for the wealthy? Pres Obama told us 4 yrs ago that righting this ship would take time and patience. It is slow moving forward, especially with an "anti'" everything republican delegation. Mitt Romney was lacking as govenor, and would be frightning as president.
Mark S. October 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I notice the comments so far just bash Romney, Bush, and Republicans. No defense of Obama's morality because there isn't one. Very telling, as is the fact that Romney was thoughtful enough to frame this as a moral issue. Not only is the President's approach immoral due to its generational effects, it is immoral in its intended effect of increasing dependency on the federal government for the political benefit of the Democrat party. As Jefferson said, "most bad government results from too much government." There is no doubt Romney will be the better President on that front.


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