Thursday, June 21, 2012


ACTUALLY...... Romney has refused to answer questions regarding his views on important issues so voters have to guess at where he stands on them.  You see if he doesn't tell what he's thinking, he can call himself the "generic Republican" choice to President Obama. Romney has stated that there were so many things he would do as President, on the first day in office that I really have lost count.  Here are 6 more issues that he simply evades and won't talk about.

1.  Gov. Romney will not say whether he would revoke the President's decision to end deportation of eligible immigrants.  He has had numerous opportunities in the last few day to say how he feels about that issue but only says "we'll look at that....we'll look at that setting as we reach that".   Wow! That's really a great statement coming from a man to hopes to be President.

2.  Romney won't say if he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act.  This is a bill to crack down on wage discrimination between men and women.  The Washington Times has asked him 5 times about his thoughts on the bill.  I'm seriously thinking that he's waiting for the puppet master,Geppetto,to pull the right string.

3.  Romney refuses to say which federal agencies that he'd eliminate.  He said he would eliminate or combine "a lot of departments in Washington", but that he was "probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go".  Why?  It could hurt his political chances - it did in his 1994 Senate race.

4.  Romney won't say specifically which tax loopholes he'd close.  When asked, he answered "we'll go through that process with Congress".  It was a don't bother me with that now answer.

5.  He won't say if he'd support the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  He said that he "hopes (the bill) can be re-authorized without turning it into a political football".  Would that be considered a fumble in NFL talk?

6.  You're going to like this one  -  He won't say whether he'd eliminate the "carried interest" tax break for private equity partners.  His campaign won't say anything about it and when asked directly he said we should probably "take a close look at that to see if we're treating capital gains as capital gains or are we treating, in some cases, carried interest as capital gains when it's more like ordinary income".  That could possibly be a direct answer, but.....

Oh well, if he doesn't know how he feels about these important issues, I'm quite sure someone will tell him.

Colleen McIntyre1:28 PM