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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 3 2010 10:40 a.m. MDT

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Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Most Americans are concerned with jobs and the economy, so of course Mr Boehner chooses to ignore that and begin a campaign to repeal health care.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Republicans promise an era of limited government'



'Bush signs the Patriot Act Oct. 26, 2001' - By ANDREW GLASS - 10/26/07 - Politico

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'On this day in 2001, President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law drawn up in response to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Opponents have cited its authorization of indefinite detentions of immigrants; "sneak and peek" searches through which law enforcement officers search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s permission or knowledge; the expanded use of "National Security Letters," which allow the FBI to search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without court orders; and the expanded access of law enforcement agencies to government records, including library and personal financial records. '


'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/27/10

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'The funds are separate from the $53 billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq.'


Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty straight forward. Return the government and earned income to the people. Let us spend it, not the politicians. Tax us when we spend it, not when we earn it.

Captain Morgan
Salt Lake City, UT

The party of "No" promising an era of limited government. The health insurance and oil companies are indeed celebrating right now.

Lux et Veritas
Draper, UT

Hip hip hooray for less government! Republican's believe America needs:


Less regulation of Wall Street,

More laws that infringe upon civil liberties, such as the Patriot Act,

Tax cuts that further expand the deficit,

No legislation dealing with immigration,

More defense spending,

More wars,

etc...

Funny thing is, government has historically grown under Republicans. Good luck, GOP. The next two years will surely strengthen Obama's chances of being reelected.





CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

As a Republican the message is that we are not happy with what either party has done and demand changes. We can do it again in two years. The newly elected need to act responsibly and care about the nation, not about party. That said however the President cannot on Monday ask the Hispanic voter to punish their enemies (Republicans) and then the day after elections say they need to have a civil discussion. The President is a hypocrite when he makes such statements.

In George Washington's final farewell address he made it very clear that when party wins the people loose. This is happening now and the politicians on both side had better wake up.

Independent
Henderson, NV

Fortunately with divided government, we can have limited government, because of gridlock. As far as Republicans making limited government their actual policy, I'll believe it when I see it. I applaud them for being the party of no. Now let's see if they will practice what they preach.

Question
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@Moderate | 11:07 a.m.

I agree that making REPEALING the so called Healthcare Reform bill would be a BIG mistake. I don't like what we got... but going BACK now would be the WORST option available. Too many people have already become dependent on this new bill. Trying to take away the PERCEVED benefit it has been hyped to bring... would get the GOP booted PDQ and would put MANY citizens in serious jeopardy.

They need to move forward from here... not back.




@Pagan | 11:07 a.m.

You keep bringing up the Patriot Act... as if it reflects only on Bush.

Remember... it was opposed by true_conservatives and especially the TeaParty. It was passed with support from progressive Republicans AND Democrats.

Do you realise that 145 DEMOCRATS voted FOR it??? Indluding Harry Reid, Barak Obama, and Nancy Pelosi!!! And only 62 Democrats opposed it?

Google "Senate vote roll call on Patriot Act"... to educate yourself... if you doubt my facts.

AND... the Patriot_Act was EXTENDED by your hero Obama... so how bad can it actually be???


You may have to drop the Patriot_Act as your flag_ship vilification of Bush. Obama voted for it as_a_Sentaor... and extended_it_as_President.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

regarding Obama's clueless press conference today...

Obama will NEVER get it. The GOP sweeps the election and Obama interprets that to mean the American people are frustrated with the pace of the Obama agenda and want it to go faster. HA !! What land does this man live in??? Wonderland?? Holy cow - come on Barack. Why would the America people get rid of all the democrats and replace them with republicans if they wanted Baracks's agenda to go faster??? I hoped that this man actually might have a clue but this proves he is clue-LESS!!! The only answer is to just get rid of the man in 2012. Obama is lost in his own narcissistic world and there is obviously no escape for the man. Common sense is beyond him

metamoracoug
metamora, IL

Pagan:

Time to stop beating a dead horse. You begged the mindless masses to give President Obama and his Democratic Congress a chance. We did. Two years of their leadership brought (my turn to beat a dead horse): a spending frenzy; alienated allies; incompetent handling of gulf oil spill; inaction regarding illegal aliens (except to sue Arizona for actually trying to enforce its law); a tsunami of "Big Brother" legislation; and coddling of our nation's enemies (terrorists and the nations in which they operate).

Now it's your turn. Republicans have hopefully learned from the Democrat's mistakes as well as their own stupidity. I'm willing to give them 2 years to make good on the promise to reduce government size and spending. It will probably be too little too late, but it is worth a try.

KM
Cedar Hills, UT

Now, maybe, the President can become the president of no.
Hopefully the GOP rolls back the ugly spending bills that have been passed. The ones that were never read before passage. If they don't roll them back then they will be out of office in a couple of years.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'You keep bringing up the Patriot Act... as if it reflects only on Bush.' - Question | 1:10 p.m.


Question,

You keep trying to distance Republicans with Bush W. Did he suddenly go Democrat and nobody told me?

How about the Afgahnistan war? WMDS?

Keep trying. Bush was President, Bush signed the Pariot Act in 2001, AND we never found any weapons of Mass Destruction for not just one, but two wars Obama is cleaning up.

After reviewing the actions from before, why should I think things will change with that party now?


You mention 145 Dems voted FOR the Patriot Act.

Good. Well done.

211 Republicans also voted for the Act, to search you records without warrent. (Patriot Act)


Good luck in trying to distance Republican actions from Republicans.



W. Bush will release his new book: 'Decision Points' in the UK in 11/09/10.

'Random House to release George Bush memoir in UK' - By Alison Flood - UK guardian - Article dated: 08/12/10

JNA
Layton, UT

And heres our old buddy Pagan once again with his one sided liberal drivel. psst...hey Pagan, GWB isnt the President anymore...you need to deal with the fact that Obama is now the worst President that has ever sat in the Oval Office.

jorge
Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear 'Moderate'--

You got it!

Dart Thrower
Ogden, UT

Great. Here is my wishlist. Repeal the Bush Tax Cuts. They will add one trillion to the deficit over the next ten years. Republicans are great at cutting taxes, but not spending. End subsidies to farmers and let the market (which the Republicans love, right?) manage the market. Get us all the way out of Iraq. One trillion later and, I'm sorry, why did we go there? To secure the Nukes that Bush and Rumsfeld assured us were there. Stop paying mercenaries $300K per soldier per year to work in Afganistan. Let's start the draft up. Come on, guys, Man Up. Do the right thing for the country not just for Monsanto, Wall Street and General Dynamics

Bebyebe
UUU, UT

When have republicans ever made government smaller?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Oh, hahaha -- laugh, laugh, laugh
LOL
ROTFL

Republicans?....promising limited Government?

Bah-hahaha!!!

That's rich!!!

Let's see....

Spying on Citizens,
Starting 2 Wars in the Middle East,
Siding with Wall Street, Bankers and mega-huge Corporations against "We the people",
always putting Profits before people,
and MY all-time button pusher...
Allowing Corporations to pay for political interests and campaigning.

So please tell me, Tea Partiers [aka, Republicans]
when has a Republican EVER fought against their pet policies???

Abortion?
Government Growth?
Government Spending?

Name me ONE example.....
I'll be waiting.

grip
Meridian, ID

Republicans should remember 2008. If they "forget" again what they stand for, they will suffer in 2 years. They left those who voted for them. Remember, Jobs, NO PORK, smaller government, sanctity of life, unless your memory has has improved, you will be defeated in 2012. You were not elected because you were smart, it was because of what conservative principles you "said" you believe. I still believe the issues listed above are my issues and apparently, the issues of many conservatives. Nuff said.

peter
Alpine, UT

The House needs to hold Obama accountable for his illegal, unconstitutional actions the past two years. Obama is not going to budge on anything he has done so far, which means he'll veto anything congress tries to repeal.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

"Smaller government" has this pleasant ring to it (it must or it wouldn't have been claimed by the GOP for lo these long decades), but just WHAT does the GOP and their TP brothers want to make smaller?
IRS employees who collect far more than they cost?
Mine inspections?
The number of books, microscopes and computers in schools?
The pursuit of Wall Street corruption?
Armor for soldiers in danger of getting their trucks blown up?
Treatment for the soldiers who didn't HAVE enough armor?
Medical care for children that saves much greater costs later in life?
Border security? Airport security? Seaport security?
I'm waiting, and expect to continue waiting.

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