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Published: Saturday, July 2 2011 12:14 a.m. MDT

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A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

I can't help but wonder if such 'shut-downs' are the result of a complete lack of representation and compromise by legislators.

My2Cents
Kearns, UT

What should it matter to the news media and welfare by a state government shutting down? Sure, millions will suffer, that's why we are a financially destroyed economy. Too much government doing too many things they should not be doing on a budget that is subjective to the condition of the economy. And the economy and funding what they are, this is the only course of action a state can take. The disaster is not people not getting money or getting paid, its the debts that can't be paid by state government or a balanced budget.

If the news media is upset at some welfare progams being lost, then its a precursor of what will happen to the federal government if Obama does not get his act together and stop spending. Obama thoulght that agreeing to budget restraints would not mean a cap on the check book, he got a big surprise.

The american government has met its limit in debts, now its time to pay the piper and the only ones to blame are those overspending and over borrowing. The mentality is the death of the country, not our laws or legal system.

lifesublime
Houston, TX

Really? Folks can't last 24 hours without government services before feeling 'pinched'? What a sad commentary on dependence upon government and lack of neighborhood/community outreach.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: My2Cents | 4:56 a.m. July 2, 2011
"that's why we are a financially destroyed economy."

No, we are a financially destroyed economy because we don't have the self-discipline to manage our money. Wise people don't spend more than they make. Foolish people, and that would include Obama, spend ever penny they get their hands on and then got to the payday loan store to borrow more.

Sooner or later the foolish people, and those who tolerate their behavior, have to pay the price.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

"Too much government doing too many things they should not be doing on a budget that is subjective to the condition of the economy."

"The american government has met its limit in debts, now its time to pay the piper and the only ones to blame are those overspending and over borrowing."

I agree completely.

MarieDevine Divine-Way
Kansas City, MO

God never intended us to rely on government or go back into bondage and sell ourselves to others in what is now called employment. A garden paradise lifestyle would supply an abundance of necessary things without the added cost of big government payroll.

God blesses those who help the poor voluntarily; but our government forces people to pay taxes so the huge government can control and administer those helps. Republicans are not against helping people; it is the huge government control and expense they oppose. Democrats keep saying that Republicans do not care about helping the poor and some say Jesus would continue their programs; but that is political talk to win votes they would not have if voters focused on the cost of unnecessary government.

Minnesota's government shutdown will show us we can live through it and come out with better understanding. Our nation is trying to go further into debt; we just need to cut out the government part of our life to solve our problems.

Tom Smith
Sandy, UT

The Government may be at fault, and everyone to blame, but notice that the pressure is on the voiceless, least organized and most dependent segments of society. There will be no immediate ground swell. Citizens that are employed and and of comfortable means will shake their head and do nothing. What was it that Christ said of the poor and fatherless? And what was it that if done unto the least of these thy brothern that will be as if done unto HIM?

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