Home Depot Founder Has a Message for Fellow Jews


Bernie Marcus is one of the founders of The Home Depot and he’s Jewish.  He has a message for the Jewish community, in which he minces no words…

  • Lianne

    wow, he did not mince words. I wish we still had a Home Depot in ND.

    • Magic Underwear

      We do not have a home depot because they cannot compete with Lowes. Look at their management record, and see how brilliant they are. You might note they built a Home Depot in Bismarck and it went out of business so quickly it stunned everyone. This guy is not that bright that is why he supports Mitt and the Magic Underwear gang.

      • DonnyB

        You are a fool. He started from scratch a business that is now worth $92.3 billion dollars. They’ve opened many stores and closed many stores, that’s what chain stores do. So he’s not bright because it didn’t work out in Bismark? My lord you are dumb.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          Finally, we get the snapshot into DonnyB’s shallow intellect and limited economic understanding.

          Do you think you are smart voting for a guy who is upset that Obama didn’t reverse Bush’s economic disaster in 4 years, while simultaneously stating it will take him 8-10 years to fix the economy?

          • sbark

            correction………..Obama didnt reverse the Housing Arsonist Clinton’s Fannie Mae disaster in 4 yrs, didnt reverse LBJ’s 15 trillion War on Poverty’s disaster in 4 yrs, didnt revers FDR’s SS/Medicare disaster in 4 yrs……

          • Cathy Amberson

            I’m so grateful we have the internet, which Ogabe and his socialist minions are trying to get their hands on (or give control to the UN). It’s just too easy to research who said what and did what now and I think more people, Hannitized being the resistant exception, are seeing the truth for themselves instead of letting the lying-ass media spoonfeed what they want us to know.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            If your side truly had ideas or a plan to reverse bush’s bungling, we would have heard it from Mitt Wrongley, but instead all we have is his painful to watch Romnesia, where he battles his own ideas from only a few weeks ago in front of the public, what Fox News tries to cover his tracks and fail to report honestly on his flip-flops.

          • Onslaught1066

            Sez the sufferer of Obamarrhea,

            Say there lil feller, are you lost?

            I think your mommy is calling you.

            Run along home now and go back to bobbing for Tootsie Rolls™ in your sandbox.

          • ‘Tom Crawford
          • guest

            With your short little legs, it must be really hard to keep up. Bush is gone, it’s obama’s mess that needs to be cleaned up.Try to catch

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            Did somebody say…flip flops??

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Gurgle your right wing talking points elsewhere.

          • Military_Golfer

            Speaking of gurgle…do you still swallow, or do you spit it out?

          • Cathy Amberson

            You sir are an absolute moron, bereft of any understanding of how businesses operate, just like that ginormous douche in the WH who also has never run a business or produced anything. Keep repeating the easily disproved proggie lines tho cuz it makes covetous mental midgets such as yourself easy to spot and ridicule. Bottom line: everything Ogabe’s done has made the economy progressively worse–especially for the middle class. His ‘fundamental’ transformation is specifically designed to create a permanent underclass with no chance of success to serve elitists such as himself. Go read your Entertainment Weekly, forget to vote, and let those who have a clue get on with turning this country around. We’ve seen what 4 years (six if you include the dimrat controlled Con-gress from 2007 to 2010/Senate to the present) can do to the economy and America and it DOESN’T WORK.

          • AV

            Yet, the economic indicators contradict your position.

            Perhaps you need to do better research?

          • robert108

            What economic indicators have you selected to view? obama’s economy is the worst ever.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Bush’s was worse.

          • Ken

            People on food stamps: Bush….32 million
            obama 47 million
            household income: Down over $4k under obama
            Health Ins. UP $2500.00 under obama
            Under obama: An average of 375,000 people lose their jobs every week.
            Under obama: 1/3 of the nation on some kind of welfare.
            Under obama: Almost 9 million less people in the work force.
            The list goes on, and on , and on.
            Anyone can read your spoon fed garbage on any radical right wing blog. Your candidates lack of a plan and refusal to come to the table with a
            real solution to the problems. Unless your idea of a plan is more of the same FAILURES.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Ah, no. More people raced to food stamps under bush than Obama. Your numbers are a mirage based on you being unable to understand what they mean.

          • Ken

            The only “mirage” is the one of you trying to portray yourself as being a decent human being. It’s only a mirage. 15 million people added to food stamp under obama in less than 4 years. How many under Bush in 8 years.

          • willieB

            “Yet, the economic indicators contradict your position.”

            Tell that to the 369,000 people who lost their jobs last week.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Blah, blah, blah. Anyone can read your spoon fed garbage on any radical right wing blog. You have no ideas, that’s evident by your candidates lack of a plan and refusal to come to the table with a real solution to the problems he isn’t even brave enough to discuss.

          • Onslaught1066

            You have no brain, that’s evident by the concave formation of your head.

        • fredlave

          I’ll second that.

      • Gern Blanston

        I thought I just shopped at the Fargo store…

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          I did too. As far as my purchases are concerned, they compete very well with Lowe’s.

        • NDSuperman

          they are open…think I’ll stop by

        • Lianne

          That is great to hear. When they took out the Bismarck store, we were told they were removing all of them from ND

          • Gern Blanston

            ‘They’ probably weren’t aware Fargo was in ND.

    • http://randerings.blogspot.com Dawn

      Isn’t there a Home Depot in Fargo?

  • Jerimia Jewishperson

    Of course this Rat does not mention 700 billion in tax cuts for the rich. This dinger acts as if that does not count when you add up the deficit. This guy does not mention the fact the rich have the lowest tax breaks in 80 years. Jewish people have principles they know what the right wing has done to promote racism. Jews have been the victims of the Republican oppression for years. For a Jew to vote for the party of hate is unimaginable. Every Jewish person that can breathe knows about how rich white guys kept Jews from joining country clubs. The Jews will take this man for what he is a greedy rich bastard after tax breaks.

    • DonnyB

      “party of hate”? Please grow up.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Speaking of Jews and growing up, maybe you can learn something from Ben Stein? Or are you particular in your brand of Jew whose opinion you value?


        • Doug

          “Speaking of Jews and growing up,”

          Says the anti semetic troll with the mentality of a four year old.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Do you have an informed response to Ben Steins endorsement of Obama’s plan to restore the economy? Or are you just going to parrot brain dead, right-wing stupidity?

          • Onslaught1066

            You can, of course, reproduce for us here the text and link where obama said he wanted to raise taxes only on those making more that two million dollars per year?

            What am I saying, of course you can’t/won’t.

            Ah, hanniturd, your child like childish innocence is so amusing.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Demanding an accurate quote?
            Coming from you, Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy, that’s rich, very rich indeed.

          • Onslaught1066

            I see you and your fellow dhimmi-craps are no better than you ought to be.


            “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
            Barrack Mahdi Obama – “Audacity of Hope”

            Ah, Boob, Your irrelevance is so amusing.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            You can, of course, reproduce for us here the text and link where obama wrote that, can’t you, Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy?

          • Onslaught1066

            Demanding an accurate quote?
            Coming from you, Basement Dwelling Troglodyte Guy, that’s rich, very rich indeed.

            BTW did you catch this one?:

            “It’s all about the video baby”
            Barrack “The Lying Presmadent” Obama 9-12-2012, 9-13-2012, 9-14-2012, 9-15-2012, 9-16-2012, 9-17-2012,
            9-18-2012, 9-19-2012, 9-20-2012, 9-21-2012, 9-22-2012, 9-23-2012,
            9-24-2012, 9-25-2012, 9-26-2012, 9-27-2012, 9-28-2012, 9-29-2012,
            9-30-2012, 10-1-2012, 10-2-2012, 10-3-2012, 10-4-2012, 10-5-2012,10-6-2012,10-7-2012,10-8-2012,10-9-2012,10-10-2012,11-10-2012,10-12-2012,10-13-2012,10-14-2012, 10-15-2012,10-16-2012,10-17-2012,10-18-2012,10-19-2012,10-20-2012, 10-21-2012, 10-22-2012, 10-23-2012

            Barrack “The Lying Presmadent” Obama 10-24-2012

            BBTW: What did the presmadent know and when did he know it.

            Jay Carney, you know, the presmadents spokes puppy had no clue, just like you.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy, if you can’t find a quote from President Obama where he said or wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, just say so. We all will understand.

          • Onslaught1066

            Basement Dwelling Troglodyte Guy, since you have taken on the responsibility of answering for hanniturd while he is otherwise engaged, sucking on you hind end, if you can’t find a quote from presmadent obama where he said or wrote: “I will only raise taxes on those earning over two million dollars a year, just say so. We all will

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            I can’t find that quote, Winged Dick Head Avatar Guy.

          • Onslaught1066

            Then why did you feel compelled to rush to defend your wife, hanniturd, when she quit erroneously stated that Ben Stein endorsed “obama’s plan”, Basement Dwelling Troglodyte Guy?

            Did you even follow hannitwats link?

            I thought you claimed that liberals had some sort of standard.

            You may want to rethink your blogs credo.

            Oh, and BTW:

            “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
            Barack Hussein Obama 7-13-2012.

          • Lee

            Whether he said it or not, his actions prove he is.

          • willieB

            You being the child of an as*hole sucker, you don’t have much credibilty.

          • guest

            Plan? What plan? Adding more to the debt, adding more people onto food stamps, adding more people onto welfare, giving away more tax payer $$$ to his solar pals so they can go belly up and keep the money, give away another high tech drone, fund and install the Muslim Brotherhood into another country, start another Fast?Furious program that will kill more Americans, keep his failed foreign policy so more Americans die, keep his failed economic plan so there’s more hundreds of thousands people losing their jobs every week….that plan tiny, little, mentally defective narcissist?

            Ben Steins endorsement…feh!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Oh yeah, the kookmyer, Obama’s a secret Muslim right wing conspiracy meme.

            Americans arent’ buying it and Ohio shows Obama in a 5pt lead over Romney. Romney is going to have to win Nevada (fat chance) and Minnesota to win.

            Good luck. Ben Stein and Obama are right, the Home Depot founder is just an idiot talking right wing talking points.

          • Onslaught1066

            Ain’t no “secret”, hannitwat.

            Let’s add the word “secret” to the vast storehouse of knowledge to which you are not privy.

          • BarryO

            “Obama’s a secret Muslim”
            It’s not a secret, little turd, he was born a Muslim.

            “the Home Depot founder is just an idiot”

            Tell that to the 100’s of thousands he employs, and his banker.
            You anti semetic, godless communist.

            obama has lost the independent vote, a huge portion of the female and Jewish vote..HE’S FINISHED!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Colin Powell endorsed Obama, again, and slammed Romney for the phony he is, at the same time news papers are endorsing Obama and correctly calling out Romney for the phony salesmanship he has been trying to sell the dumber Americans who are willing to believe the lies Romney is selling over the last 3 weeks. Ben Stein endorses Obama’s economic policies and challenged the Fox News tards to use sound economic policy.

            Romney’s losing Ohio. Good luck.

            Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?

          • BarryO

            “Colin Powell endorsed Obama”

            So did Castro, Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad and the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems all the scum bags like you are in favor of another scum bag, obama.
            obama has lost the independent vote, a huge portion of the female and Jewish vote. HE’S FINISHED!

          • guest

            Nevada is running close to 12% unemployment rate. Are you saying that the people of Nevada will vote to remain unemployed and just continue to be the stupid little people that obama needs?

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Americans in Nevada are smarter than you, they aren’t dumb enough to believe Obama is a secret Muslim/Marxist. They know he loves America and is working hard for them, while Romney is merely working for a title, just to stroke his own ego.

          • guest

            It’s not a secret little shithead, he is a Muslim and a Marxist because he was born a Muslim and trained to be a Marxist. The only thing obama works hard at is bringing down the country and throwing away tax payer dollars, at that he’s succeeding. Thanks for telling us that the people in Nevada prefer to remain moochers, like most of the other dem/lib/communists.

    • willieB

      He also didn’t mention Fast/Furious, the 100’s of billions of $$$ obama threw away on his solar buddies, obama out sourcing and opening 11 GM plants in China, the deficit being doubled, obama giving Iran our high tech drone, obama funding and installing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Homeland Security, obama’s world famous apology tour…and the list goes on, and on, and on.
      But everyone here did notice your rampant antisemitism. Brahahahahaha!!!

      • Uninformed bigot

        This guy is a snake. He pushed for the govt mortgage programs to get bailed out! http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/09/08/us-fannie-freddie-homedepot-idUSN0848572620080908

        So federal govt spending is great when it works to inflate your business’s profitability, but are a sin otherwise?

        Home depot also encouraged people to spend their stimulus checks on energy efficient goods at their stores.

        A corrupt system to the core. Many very wealthy New York jews at the top in collusion with wall street and the federal reserve.

        • $8194357

          Check out the sweetheart deal GM got from the taxpayers..
          Can you say “thank you Barry” comrade union worker?

          • Uninformed bigot

            What’s your point? That is was not a handout to exclusively benefit jewish run/owned corporations and firms? Everyone knows the unions were the ones which were bailed out. But guys like Loyd Blankfein, Stephen Roach, Martin Feldstein and Alan Fishman and their firms seemed to do exceptionally well in the big shmozzle, which was put together by politicians like Barney Frank, Gary Ackerman and Benjamin Shalom Bernanke. What do these men have in common?

          • $8194357

            So are you an equal opertunity hater then
            or do you pick and choose only Jews?

          • Andy H

            You didn’t answer my question, but I will answer yours.

            All Americans should oppose cronyism and outside influence on our political system. I agreed with you above, unions benefited tremendously. All other groups should be examined with the same metrics and not given a special status as if they can do no wrong. When one merely points out the Jew’s unequivocal financial gain from the bailout and is attacked as a hater.

          • $8194357

            I will give ya this much..
            Two of the biggest benifactors from the GM bail out and
            subsequent move to China…..
            Are big time Romney supporters…
            the rest Democrats…
            They are all crony and corrupt at the top IMO
            As far as being branded a hater?..
            uniformed bigot may have had something to do with that…

          • willieB

            Please give us the names of all the exec’s of obama’s solar companies that were given tax payer money, and then went belly up while keeping the money. BTW, they weren’t Jews.

        • willieB

          “Home depot also encouraged people to spend their stimulus checks on energy efficient goods at their stores.”

          You moron, After obama ripped off the tax payers, that’s what part of the stimulus money was for. Or did you expect them to find energy saving equipment and goods at Burger King?

          You as*wipe.

    • Doi

      WOW…. You really are an angry anus, but you can cure that anal rash by pulling your head out of your ass.

    • Gern Blanston

      (thanks Doi)

    • $8194357

      Wake up you son of satan…
      The democrats have sold the farm out from under us…

    • $8194357

      Read and learn bigot….
      Or at least watch the video comrade Joel…

    • jl

      Hi, Emily. Nice to hear from you again, but sorry, you’re still senile. “The rich have the lowest tax breaks in 80 years.” First, if you’re talking about marginal tax rates, you’re wrong, as usual. The top rate was 28% during Reagan’s term, which was lower than today and less than 80 years ago. And second, the rich pay a higher percentage of the total tax bill than ever before. So in other words, lower tax breaks= more taxes for the rich. Glad you helped make our point.

  • Game

    First off, I have no clue what being Jewish has to do with this.

    Second, he sponges the false statement that Obama does not have people with business experience in his cabinet. This is a Glenn Beck inspired urban legend that has nothing to do with reality.
    I suspect that Bernie Marcus is a lot like Mitt Romney and thinks that because of his wealth, the normal rules of “fact checking” does not apply to him. We should just listen to him because he sees the world through a “businessman’s glasses”.
    The good news is, in America, him and I have the same number of votes.

  • $8194357

    Barry has spent our treasure and blood to surround Egypt with radicle muslim brotherhood haters on all sides…He will bankrupt America to bring Israel down…

  • Uninformed Bigot

    Jews are pulling hard for Romney since he visited Jerusalem last month and got on his knees. Our young men in America do not need to die in another war for ISRAEL.

    • Sam

      ” Our young men in America do not need to die in another war for ISRAEL”

      They just have to work for the State Department under obama.

      • $8194357

        Infiltrated to the very top levels in DC huh.

  • borborygmi

    Fargo has one

  • Jeremiah Jew

    Jews endorsing Republicans? This is like Jews endorsing Nazis. Republicans specialize in racism. Traditionally the Jews have sided with the minorities because they know how oppressive rich old white Republicans can be. Any Jewish person who would side with the Magic Underwear cult must be off the game. Money and greed corrupt a lot of good people, and you know when a Jewish person endorses the Magic Underwear gang the ship is taking on water.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stanley-Beck/56014937 Stanley Beck

      Have you looked at the Occupy statements about Jews? Krystal Nacht all over again.

    • $8194357

      Kool aid drinker alert…
      Hater claiming moral superiority…

  • Chris

    Bless you for doing this video, I was one of your employees for 5 years, you made me proud then you make
    Me even prouder now!

  • Paul Ransom

    well I am not a Jewish but I have no doubt that oboma is doing everything he can do to see Israel fall and I hope and pray they help us get rid of the vermon!! I served my Country, am a disabled vet and he is trying to take everything from us!!! If he is elected he will take everything from you to!!!!!! SEMPER FI

    • WOOF

      GOP blocks Cola benefits for disabled veterans and survivors
      They call’em Jarheads

      • Cathy Amberson

        COLA is tied to the government measure of inflation, which rose less than 2%–a non-significant elevation means there shouldn’t be an increase. COLA isn’t just for the military BTW. Naturally the dimrats want to portray any attempt to curb spending as ‘eeeevil Republicans hatin’ on the poor/elderly/military/etc’ and especially in an election year when dimrats try to erase the fact that they HATE the military the rest of the time but NOW they just LURVE them. As usual…there’s more to this story than the DU, Examiner, and others will report because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
        But while we’re talking raises and all…here’s something that will hit the elderly…their 3.6% raise they got this year after not getting anything the previous two years (in a dimrat controlled Congress that cares soooooo much for the needs of the elderly) will be wiped out by increases in their Medicare premious which will be deducted from SS payments next year (a result of Ogabecare mandates kicking in). Pretty sweet huh?

      • robert108

        The Democrat greed dogs tried to attach a tax hike rider to that bill, which allows them to come out with the typical lying smear on real Americans.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Say it like it is. Ob☭manism doesn’t work. Business all over this country is worried about Ob☭ma. HE chose to go to war against American business. Ob☭ma is at war with America. All of these Ob☭ma supporters are Ob☭ma’s brown shirt army. Defeat Ob☭ma, save freedom, save the republic. Elect Romney/Ryan two terms and two terms Ryan and we can be that shining light on the hill once again. Elect Ob☭ma and we will be Cuba North in four short years. Game over.

    • Cathy Amberson

      love the logo…

    • FlameCCT

      Love the “☭” replacement. Hopefully we replace it for real come Nov. 6th!!

  • Snarkie

    Is he Jewish?

  • $8194357

    Truth is color blind…
    Ideological blindness and hate from the left as well…


  • furnace

    My Home Depot stock is doing fantastic!!

  • Snarkie

    Lemme get this straight. This guy doesn’t believe in Jesus?

    • robert108

      Jesus was a Jew, little sparkie. Get an education.

      • $8194357

        Its the vodka

  • WOOF

    Has Bernie checked with the Rebbes?

  • Ed dredge

    All that Jew cares about is Romney bombing Iran for his buddie in Israel….wake up morrons

    • willieB

      All that dem/lib/commies care about is ….well, nothing.

  • Thresherman

    Jeremiah Jew said: “Jews endorsing Republicans? This is like Jews endorsing Nazis. Republicans specialize in racism.”
    Yet it is the Republicans who support Israel while it is the Democrats who support the terrorist Palistinians. You know, the ones who celebrated the smashing of a Jewish baby’s head against a stone wall after its siblings and parents had been slaughtered by other Palistinians. When news of this atrocity broke, we were treated to scenes of Palistinians dancing in the streets and passing out cookies in celebration of these heinous murders. This is an example of the type of minority liberals support.

    • Jeremiah Jew

      Why is it you totally ignore the rich white Republicans that to this day will not allow women and Jews in their country clubs. The same bunch that was not too happy about black people on their golf courses. Sure you guys love Israel, it is part of the military industrial complex you sucker the dingers into

    • $8194357


  • $8194357
  • Marty From North Dakota

    Gary Johnson names the trims he’d make to pare the cost of federal government by $1 Trillion his first year. When Gary Johnson was elected governor of New Mexico, the state was deeply in debt. Eight years later when Johnson left office with a 67% favorable rating and vetoes on 750 spending bills, the state of New Mexico was $1 Billion to the positive. Give us a break, Waromney and oBOMBa are the same Goldman Sach’s favorite. Get real, get Johnson/Gray. By the way, Johnson was born in Minot!

  • Marty From North Dakota

    Consider this about Romney: WASHINGTON — A small nonpartisan research center operated by professed “geeks” has found itself at the center of a rancorous $5 trillion debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

    No white paper or policy manifesto put out during the presidential campaign has proved more controversial than an August study by the Washington-based Tax Policy Center, a respected nonprofit that issues studiously detailed tax analyses.

    That study found, in short, that Mr. Romney could not keep all of the promises he had made on individual tax reform: including cutting marginal tax rates by 20 percent, keeping protections for investment income, not widening the deficit and not increasing the tax burden on the poor or middle class. It concluded that Mr. Romney’s plan, on its face, would cut taxes for rich families and raise them for everyone else.

    The detailed paper proved kindling for a political firestorm. Mr. Romney criticized the center as performing a “garbage-in, garbage-out” analysis and his campaign accused it of partisan bias. The Obama campaign used the center’s numbers to argue that Mr. Romney had proposed a $5 trillion tax cut. Economists jumped on the bandwagon too, flinging analyses back and forth and picking apart the projections and assumptions in the report.

    At the Tax Policy Center itself, responses ranged from irritation at the partisan nature of some attacks to incredulity over the political hysteria. “There was this résumé-hunting, White-House-visitor-log” searching feel to the response, said the center’s director, Donald Marron, a former Bush administration economist. “That was unanticipated,” he added dryly.

    In many ways the report did just what the center was created to do: inject some solid numbers into a shifty, accusatory, raucous political debate. The decade-old center — a joint project of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, two nonpartisan grandes dames of the Washington world — was founded precisely to “fill that niche,” Mr. Marron said.

    “A lot of tax policy discussions are — how to describe them? — people yelling at each other,” he said. “We believe that good information leads to better policy discussions and ultimately better policy outcomes.”

    The center’s claim to provide reliable, nonpartisan information comes in part from its staff makeup. It has about four dozen affiliated staff members and scholars — most are economists, several are considered top experts in their fields, and a number have experience in either Republican or Democratic administrations.

    It also is derived by virtue of its ownership of a highly sophisticated tax modeling system, one that took about two years to build and has a small coterie of specialists to tend it. The model resembles those used by government offices to forecast the effect of changes to the tax code, and it relies on about 150,000 anonymous tax returns and a wealth of data on pensions, education, consumer expenditures and economic growth.

    “They’re one of the few groups that have this very big, very accurate model,” said Martin A. Sullivan, the chief economist and a contributing editor at Tax Analysts, a specialty publisher. “What they’re doing is just making the best computations available” for others to interpret, he said.

    That includes so-called distributional analyses that show how changes to the tax code would change the relative burden on high-income and low-income families — a dry tax topic yet one of the most politically potent ones of the campaign, given the broader debate about tax fairness and inequality.

    The analysis of the Romney proposal has proved highly controversial not just among politicians, but also among some economists.

    Researchers including Martin Feldstein of Harvard and Harvey S. Rosen of Princeton have argued that Mr. Romney’s tax math might work if he raised taxes on families making more than $100,000 a year — not $200,000 to $250,000 a year, as he currently promises — or if his plan gave a strong jolt to economic growth.

    “Reasonable economists disagree on” the growth effects of plans like Mr. Romney’s, said Alan J. Auerbach, a tax expert at the University of California, Berkeley, who added that he did not see the math working out as currently described. “It matters a lot what kind of reductions you’re making or how you’re paying for tax cuts.”

    Others have argued that the Tax Policy Center filled in too many of the holes in Mr. Romney’s light-on-detail proposal — making a full analysis impossible and skewing the center’s paper’s results.

    “It is not an analysis of Governor Romney’s plan,” said Scott A. Hodge, the president of the Tax Foundation. a nonprofit research group also based in Washington.

    “It has been, I think, mislabeled as such and misinterpreted as such. We don’t think there are enough details to analyze,” he said, adding that he believed that it was possible to devise a distributionally neutral, revenue neutral tax reform that cut rates in the way Mr. Romney described.

    The Tax Policy Center said that it had sought as many details as possible from the Romney campaign. (Its economists said it has a cordial back-and-forth with the economic policy teams in both campaigns, as it did in 2008.) Given the numbers available, it had tried to perform the analysis in the most generous way possible, and still did not see how Mr. Romney’s rate cuts could square with his other goals.

    “We wrote a technical, accurate paper given the available information,” said William G. Gale of the Brookings Institution, one of the paper’s main authors, in a recent interview. “The criticism that you can’t analyze the Romney tax plan because there isn’t one? That hasn’t stopped other economists from analyzing its growth effects. I like to have substantive discussions about tax policy. The uproar about the paper has not been substantive.”

    Many economists across the political spectrum have said they found the report’s conclusions convincing, like Alan D. Viard, a tax expert at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute.

    Mr. Sullivan of Tax Analysts said: “I like tax reform. I want to broaden the base. It’s something I’ve devoted my life to. And I welcome Governor Romney and the Republicans’ strong push, but the plan doesn’t work out. It’s not mathematically possible.”

  • Paige Weeks

    We can do better with our managers. My managers would not take me seriously about what was going on at work and so I audio and video taped what was going on, showed it to them (Larry), and was handed a letter of separation. How nice of them…especially to a person with a disability and about to graduate from college with her second degree. I have over 40 Red Beacons (won an award) and I had not worked there 60 days when I did it. The managers there have no morals or ethics left and there is more to this story than I am allowed to write. Store #105 (The Longest Standing Store). You can contact me via Facebook “Paige Weeks.” I am wearing a black vest, white shirt, and a black tie. Peace to you and yours.