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Published: Monday, Oct. 25 2010 8:24 p.m. MDT

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Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

President "Point the Finger and Blame Others" Obama. The most devisive president we have seen. It's all about his party and his agenda.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Vote for anyone who says they want to return personal freedoms, free captive american businesses, empower individual americans to make their own choices, run their own businesses, decide their own health care, choose how they will educate their families, decide how they will serve their neighbors and friends, and decide how they will give to others in a charitable way. There are two commandments of the ten ascribed to Moses that go hand in hand. Thou shalt not covet. That means you don't want what others have. You may want to copy what they did to make a living. That's cool. But you don't look over the fence and wish you had what they have because it leads to that other commandment. Thou shalt not steal. What's the next step after wanting what the other guy has? You take it. The ten commandments weren't just nice little ideas for being nice to people. They were the building blocks of a god-engineered society. And now look at our government which has become essentially a covetor in chief that is embarking on the second phase: TAKE IT.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

First of all, as the President he is supposed to be on the job working to help this country. Why is he running around either on vacation or campaigning when we did not elect him for this purpose. I want to see a President on the job working on the hard issues and coming up with solutions. He is not paid to campaign and I am tired of his talk of "change" when I don't see anything other than more problems. I hope the Demo's can understand why people are dissatisfied with this presidency. What we voted for and what we are getting are two different things. Lead, follow or get out of the way!

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

The "rebubs have run us into a ditch?" I seem to recall that the "do nothing" dems haven't even given us a budget this year. And they are telling us they are fixing the financial problem. What company, person or country can fix a problem when they haven't even detailed what the problem is and what they are doing to remedy it.

Mayfair
Claremore, OK

Politics aside,

is there a big need for highspeed rail service between Chicago and Iowa??

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

"[Republicans] can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

This is the president who promised us he would change the way things are done in Washington. He would bring the parties together. We would usher in a new era of openness in government. Deliberations about his policies would be televised on C-SPAN.

That's what he promised, but it's not what we got.

Obamacare was written by one party and its lobbyists. Deliberations took place behind closed doors, with the other party locked out. The bill was 2,000 pages long, and the vote was taken the day after its contents were finalized. No one had time to read it; Pelosi told us we would have to pass it to find out what was in it. It was rammed through on party-line vote after a series of backroom deals and legislative bribes.

Obama's single-minded pursuit of a socialist utopia puts him far outside the mainstream. He stopped even pretending to be a president for all Americans.

The reason he's so panicked right now, is that the Americans he previously ignored are making themselves heard at the ballot box.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

KM:
"What company, person or country can fix a problem when they haven't even detailed what the problem is and what they are doing to remedy it."

That's an excellent question to ask both the Democrats and the Tea Party movement. What solutions do the Tea Partiers/Republicans have? Tax cuts? They have to be paid for somehow, and I don't hear any serious proposals to cut military, social security, and medicare, which make up the bulk of federal spending. The Republican's recent "Pledge to America" was very vague and offered rhetoric but no solutions.

What are your solutions KM? You post some very harsh criticism of liberals but offer very little substance in return. I wouldn't expect anything to change if Republicans win control of Congress, but you will be applauding the victory anyhow.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

Emajor
I agree with you. Both parties need to come up with budget cuts accross the board. Both parties are afraid they will loose power if they cut back on the vote-getting social welfare programs that have been instituted.
My solution is to cut, cut, cut spending! Enough of this open checkbook solution to everything! We have way too many people on the dole. These people vote for the party or the person that promises them the ability to stay on the great government gift program. We need to make people a little more uncomfortable in their poverty. Give them self respect, not a free ride.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

KM,
That's fine. Cutting spending is one way of reducing the deficit. But I am not hearing any specifics from you or the Tea Party/Republicans on where these cuts should occur. We are about to sweep a party back into power that has no specifics. And I think the Republicans deserve a fair share of criticism for not having a real plan. They want their power back, but have no idea what to do with it.

I just listened to a debate between Jim Matheson and Morgan Philpot. Philpot is clueless about the economy. He has no specifics either. As an excuse for having no plan, he actually took the Obama line of blaming prior politicians for the mess we are in today.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

The President is doing all he can to preserve the ruling majority that the Democrats have held in the House and Senate for the last 4 years. He deserves every Democrats thanks for the effort and success to raise funds where ever they can be found and to show how much has been done to Change America. The difficulty is the changes have resulted in the same high unemployment and stagnant growth that has plagued Europe during their decades old experiments with similar policies. Solution for inequality need to be more sophisticated than just new Government programs. They must promote lower government spending (the cost of government services-federal, state, and local is beyond any entities ability to pay and remain prosperous), efficient and effective education, lower disease treatment costs, and security for seniors that is not dependent on a shrinking number of employees. Find candidates with new ideas on how to accomplish these things no matter the party and the country will flourish again.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

we should have rented out the Oval Office over the last four years.....Obama is too busy to govern, he has a full slate of vacations, golf, and campaign speeches to give......If Carter was a failure, Obama is an Epic failure! Let shope he resigns!

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