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Old 03-07-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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After outcry from right, Mitt Romney reverses stance on minimum wage | The Ticket - Yahoo! News


Will this man remain steadfast on anything?? I try to like him, but I swear, he is panderer in chief!
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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His plan wasn't to raise the minimum wage, it was to index it to inflation. You can't really say those are one and the same. A "higher" nominal wage under his plan would be the same in real income.

Did he say that he is now against indexing it to inflation? If he had, then it would be true that he had reversed his stance. But that's not what he said.

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Romney has no moral compass whatsoever. He will say anything to get elected. A billion dollars of Obama ads are going to have him choking on all his lies.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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he has more waffling than IHOP and Waffle House combined
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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His plan before wasn't to raise the minimum wage, it was to index it to inflation. You can't really say those are one and the same. In real income, the "higher" minimum wage would be the same even if it wouldn't be in nominal income.
I just copied the title of the article....I really dont care whether he supports it or not, my point is, he never defends anything, other than his romneycare in MA. I just wish for once, he would stand up to the extreme loonies on the right. As soon as he gets a wee bit of blowback he caves.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Romney has no moral compass whatsoever. He will say anything to get elected. A billion dollars of Obama ads are going to have him choking on all his lies.
Romney has not reversed his stance on the minimum wage, as I explained in my previous post.

Do you think Obama is not a flip flopper?

The U-turn president: Barack Obama

Also, the "billion dollar" figure is a myth.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...-thats-bullsh/
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I just copied the title of the article....I really dont care whether he supports it or not, my point is, he never defends anything, other than his romneycare in MA. I just wish for once, he would stand up to the extreme loonies on the right. As soon as he gets a wee bit of blowback he caves.
He can't stand up to the extreme loonies on the right while he's still trying to win the nomination. I wish he could, but he can't.

That said, I see no evidence of him having reversed his stance on this issue, as I said in my previous post (I edited it...go back and read it again).

What he does seem to be doing is carefully choosing his words to appeal to different audiences.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I just wish for once, he would stand up to the extreme loonies on the right. As soon as he gets a wee bit of blowback he caves.
That would require the courage to lead, a trait Romney distinctly lacks, as evidenced by how fast he changes his positions with the political winds.

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What he does seem to be doing is carefully choosing his words to appeal to different audiences.
LOL. Another way of saying he will tell every audience exactly what they want to hear.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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He can't stand up to the extreme loonies on the right while he's still trying to win the nomination. I wish he could, but he can't.

That said, I see no evidence of him having reversed his stance on this issue, as I said in my previous post (I edited it...go back and read it again).

What he does seem to be doing is carefully choosing his words to appeal to different audiences.
He can stand up the extreme loonies.. for instance he said last week, " Im not going to set my hair on fire"..I thought that was great. He comes off as quite cowardly. If you cant stand up to Rush, why should I trust you to stand up to our enemies? As Ive said before, he seems like a good guy, and may be great for the economy, but he comes off as spineless. He has tacked so far right, he is going to have a hard time moving back to the middle
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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That would require the courage to lead, a trait Romney distinctly lacks, as evidenced by how fast he changes his positions with the political winds.
He has the courage to lead. He hasn't really changed positions on issues other than abortion.

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LOL. Another way of saying he will tell every audience exactly what they want to hear.
Do you think Obama doesn't do the same thing?
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