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Published: Thursday, Nov. 4 2010 2:58 p.m. MDT

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CougarKeith
Roy, UT

This is true, the election was a Reformation AGAINST OBAMA and his AGENDA! His health care needs to be repealed, and the COUPLE of good things in it need to be kept, such as pre-existing conditions. A new "Free-Market" promoting Health Care Bill needs to be prepared and made which allows buying across state lines, Tort Reform, and other "COST CUTTING" measures that will help enhance medical care in the U.S. Anything that puts health care on the path to nationalized health care like Obamacare is NOT Doable! It will result in rationing, it will result in lack of health care and "Death Panels" out of necessity and it will result in Government paid abortion. These things are NOT acceptable! The Fed buying it's own bonds is not acceptable either! That is like your employer creating it's own money by using the company copier and paying you in that! Eventually your family runs out of "Real Money" and you can't buy anything, result... Your family will starve! You will quit working because your money is worthless and anarchy will break out! Look at Greece this summer! They had to be bailed out!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

I feel sorry for Mitch as he is all for his party and not too much for the country or the people. I wonder how he would do id he had a real job where he had to listen to his boss.

His memory is bad as our party handed over to the dems in all reality a train wreck. They have been driving for 2 years and he is kidding himself if he thinks we could have done any better.

I for one would tell him to actually see what he could do as far as helping this country rather than posturing for himself 2 years down the road.

I would really like to see either party commit to cut government spending by 10% and if they can't do it then move over and let the Tea Party try. Otherwise it will be politics as usual with very little of merit being accomplished...thanks to politicans like Mitch in leadership roles

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

We don't want a huge federal debt and we don't want to send all of our disposable income to the government as taxes. That's not too difficult to understand. It should be a bi-partisan concern.

Ex-Pat of Zion
Lititz, PA

Noooooo!!! Somebody's made a mistake here!!!

Sarcasm aside (it's good therapy though), it's disturbing to note that the inflexibility bomb lobbed at the White House is being thrown by a this joker.

Let the American people suffer through two more years of gridlock. It's painful, but it's for your own good. Be a good soldier, Joe Plumber, and take one for the good of the country.

Here and now ... I will say I believe the two-party system will weaken and eventually destroy the USA.

"This land will be a land of liberty to those who dwell here, and I will not suffer them that they shall be subject unto another so long as they keep my commandments. If they keep not my commandments, I will utterly remove them off the face of the land" (paraphrasing here, but I think I've preserved context)

Republicans keep half (rejecting charity) and democrats keep half (rejecting God). Taking the lesser of two evils is not a choice. I support the democrats(not absolutely, but chiefly)because they are an advocate for those with what in today's world amounts to "half a voice"

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Repeal Obamacare!

It is absolutely, positively un-Constitutional.

The Commerce Clause was never, EVER meant to give the federal government the authority to tax someone for doing nothing, as in, I do nothing, just sit on my couch and choose to not participate in Obamacare and I get taxed? Defend that one, liberals.

Tax me for not participating in Obamacare today and tax me/fine me for not buying a brand new car every 3 years. Honestly, what is the difference? Does anyone really believe that if the Feds are allowed to do the first that eventually they won't try to do it again with another product????

Since when has the Fed gov't ever NOT tried to increase it's scope and power?

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Oops.

That should say: "Tax me for not participating in Obamacare today and tax me/fine me tomorrow for not buying a brand new car every 3 years."

Again, I ask, what's going to stop the Feds from trying?

stanfunky
Salt Lake City, UT

CougarKeith | 10:52 a.m. Nov. 4, 2010
"This is true, the election was a Reformation AGAINST OBAMA and his AGENDA!"

Says who? Pundits misinterpret the meaning of results all the time, this is no exception. Hark back to the 1994 Republican revolution, and guess who turned against the Republicans within 2 years? THE PEOPLE, because the GOP grandstanded and played politics instead of getting things done, as they promised. Be careful what you wish for!

"His health care needs to be repealed, and the COUPLE of good things in it need to be kept, such as pre-existing conditions. A new "Free-Market" promoting Health Care Bill needs to be prepared and made which allows buying across state lines, Tort Reform, and other "COST CUTTING" measures that will help enhance medical care in the U.S."

Just like all the changes in the last 20 years have done to 'enhance' care. Free market solutions haven't done anything, except increase costs, deny care to millions who need it most, and line the pockets of HMO's and insurers across the country. That's why Obama proposed something drastically different. But if you want to keep paying, be my guest.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

WORD--up "G", congressional Republicans asserted their newfound political strength on Thursday, vowing to seek a quick $100 billion in federal spending cuts?.

Financial crisis? - What crisis? - Obama spending $2 billion to visit Mumbai ?........

If Mumbai sounds familiar to you it's because less than 2 years ago, radical Islamic terrorists carried out massive attacks that killed 173 people and wounded 308. It's so dangerous there that the President is traveling with 3,000 people, bringing 34 warships, and spending $200 million a day to make the trip. What in the world is so important to take such a risk, and to endure the financial burden in the middle of a crisis? Something isn't right.


Ya think?.

Independent
Henderson, NV

"Free market solutions haven't done anything, except increase costs, deny care to millions who need it most, and line the pockets of HMO's and insurers across the country."

Name one. You're talking as if up until Obama, health care and health insurance were just left to the free market. HMOs and PPOs operate within a framework of regulation - regulation that favors whoever has friends in government, like large insurance companies and large drug companies. This is another example of how government creates the problem and them blames it on the free market. Don't be fooled. How can you blame the free market for the problem when the healthcare and health insurance industries operate under a large governmental reulatory framework? If they could offer us what we want, the cost would be a lot less. Instead they have to sell us what the government tells them to, and it's a lot more expensive. It is no coincidence that only large drug companies and large health insurers can afford to exist.

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lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Pelosi hasn't the integrity and has too much lust for power to resign.

BO blames his loss not on the electorate utterly rejecting his horrendous policies, but on his loss of connection with the voters. In other words, we're too stupid to know that BO knows best and his failure was not his policies, but that he failed to educate us. What HUBRIS!!!

repeal Obamacare (and Dudd-frank while you're at it)

casual observer
Salt Lake City, UT

The Dems say now the Repubs must come to the middle and cooperate. It is the Dems who lost the election and it is they who must compromise. To quote our president, "We won, get over it."

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

To casual observer | 8:21 p.m. Nov. 4, 2010

The problem with your comment is that the Democrats have always been in the middle and ready to compromise. The Republicans have always been on the far right and NOT ready to compromise. The Republicans are the ones who need to move to the middle and actually do something for the sake of the country, instead of just saying "no" to everything.

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