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Published: Saturday, Oct. 30 2010 2:36 p.m. MDT

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Captain Kirk
Lehi, UT

I wouldn't call anything they have done "progress".

I would call it destructive.



brw1
Salt Lake City, Utah


In Soviet America...Progress Reverses YOU!

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

Progress? Seriously?

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

As a Republican I agree with Obama. Obama said it's time to put aside partisanship this is not the time for compromise. I'm going to "defy the conventional wisdom" that foresees huge GOP wins. We The People are tired of RINO GOP's that are interested in money, greed, corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people unless they need your votes while re-campaigning again), career politician's who will take money from any special interest and say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's secret government by the insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG BUSINESS "ONLY" and their deep pocket's. Newly elected representatives may come to Washington with high ideals and lofty principles. Then they're confronted with a big pool of money that's there for the taking. If they don't claim it, someone else will. In this world, thrift isn't a virtue. The meek don't inherit anything. After elected, they put blinder's on us, to cover up their corruption, while we rot and suffer. That's not real politics folks. And I for one am sik of it. Are you?.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

The president meant to say "progressive." And, yes, we do want it all rolled back and then paid for! Get us out of debt once and for all!

peter
Alpine, UT

Sorry Barack, but your agenda will never succeed in America. If you want to be successful, you'll need to move overseas. Fortunately, a majority of Americans still believe in constitutional law and principles, and not in people who are trying to move us away from such sound principles.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

The GOP lobbyist's connection was to stop sid Obama also.

A ride on the revolving door gets a lot less lucrative as soon as your old boss is out of power.

Researchers at the London School of Economics published a first-of-its-kind study using LegiStorm's congressional salary data which finds lobbyists' earning power is linked to their connections on Capitol Hill.

The researchers analyzed the employment histories and salaries of 1,100 ex-congressional staffers turned federal lobbyists and found a significant drop in earnings once the member they worked for left Congress.

For former Senate staffers or senior House staff, lobbying earnings dropped 24 percent once their boss left office, according to LSE's study. The findings are explained by co-author Mirko Draca in a YouTube video.

When a politician leaves, a lobbyist's connection to that politician becomes obsolete, Draca said. The politician is no longer a potential target for lobbying.

Although firms may argue that the large six or seven figure salaries paid to top lobbyists are based on policy expertise and lobbying skill, the findings seem to show who a lobbyist knows is key to driving business their way.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Democrats have pinned their hopes on Obama and he has led them into quicksand and it does not appear as if anyone wants to throw them a rope.

conservative scientist
Lindon, UT

I hope desperately that Obama's "progress" can be reversed. I am worried that for some things it is too late.

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

Reversal of the ballooning national debt, reversal of Mr. Obama's czars, reversal of the wasteful government spending and the Afghanistan war, reversal of his imperial presidency? Now wouldn't reversal of those be a tragedy?

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