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Published: Friday, Sept. 9 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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"It all paid for", just not by us, right now. I am insulted, and the whole of America should be equally insulted. Contrary to popular belief, future politicians are just as unreliable and self-absorbed as current politicians. What makes you think "they" will be extra fiscally responsible to make up for our current fiscal mess?

Salt Lake City, UT

Boy, this is a real shocker. Obama with a plan that isn't paid for.

Hayden, ID

Was Obama trying to scam us, again? Promised serveral times "simulus" #2 is paid for! Paid for by suggesting cuts in spending maybe, perhaps,might happen in 10 years or so, but we will spend the cuts now! If you believe there will be ANY spending cuts, you are being scammed!

Cedar Hills, UT

"It will only be paid for if a committee he can't control does his bidding, if Congress puts that into law and if leaders in the future the ones who will feel the fiscal pinch of his proposals don't roll it back."

Translation: THE BILL IS NOT PAID FOR!!! Underscore the word NOT!! So the "anointed one" stands up there and repeats the silly phrase "PASS THIS BILL" I think 15 times!! Holy smokes what gives?? So in other words, pass this bill - never mind the fact that the bill isn't even written down yet nor has anyone even read the bill. Oh and the bill really isn't paid for - just joking folks. The super-duper committee from congress of which such intellectual giants as John Kerry are members were supposed to find 1 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years ... oh and now just add another half trillion to that amount. This president has crossed the line into absurdity or insanity or perhaps the more plausible is that he used this speech to kick of HIS re-election campaign and he already started the blame game in his speech. What a travesty this man is.

Farmington, UT

This seems more like a plan to prolong a recession...

Salt Lake City, Utah

This isn't the first time Obama has promised us things he can't deliver based on economics that don't add up. If he did it 1,000 times some of his faithful few would still buy it hook, line and sinker.

A fact check on his speech indicates his promises wouldn't be achievable even if everybody, including Democrats, pulled together.

Salt Lake City, UT

I guess his numbers will continue to TANK...given he has now resorted to LYING and MISLEADING the American People!

His Poll numbers resemble our National Debt as well does his credibility!

Centerville, UT

This is clearly a campaign speech, not a real plan to improve the economy. He extends promises that are impossible to keep, or unrealistic. This is the classic definition of a campaign speech.

How do politicians look us in the eye and lie like this? Con artists like this are often read about on the front page of the newspapers...as they are being arrested for scamming others out of their money.

Casa Grande, AZ

Oh NOW tax cuts have to be paid for. What happened to tax cuts create revenue? Tax cuts aren't spending?

Would you Obama haters stick to something.

Salt Lake City, UT

The plan would be passed using paygo (something democrats like, and republicans like until obama says he's for it) which requires that it be paid for one way or another. Though they might just add it to the tab that that super-committee with the debt ceiling deal will have to find cuts or tax increases for.

Cedar City, UT

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
__ A. Einstein

Throwing money at the problem won't change anything.
The reason he keeps doing this is because the banks keep pulling his strings to borrow more money.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Mr. Obama wants American businessmen to hire people and the first thing he does is to demand that they turn over all their money to HIM! What a plan. Would someone please tell Mr. Obama that raising taxes will kill all new jobs - but that seems exactly what he wants to do.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

He does lie.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Mr. Obama wants American businessmen to hire people and the first thing he does is to demand that they turn over all their money to HIM!"

Richards, can you please provide the quote, or the plan, where President Obama demands that businessmen turn over all their money to him.

"Would someone please tell Mr. Obama that raising taxes will kill all new jobs "

Can you provide any objective study that backs up this claim? Can you provide anything other then your opinion?

The tax rates prior to President Bush's tax cuts did not hamper job growth one bit. In fact job growth was excellent under the rates President Obama is proposing.

Boise, ID

Sounds like pandering to the uneducated to buy votes with a credit card that is already over the limit to me.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

re: Mark,

Let's look at the facts. The Republicans aren't going to give Mr. Obama what he wants. The Democrats, who hope to retain office, will never ask Americans for another $487 BILLION. The last time Mr. Obama told us that we had to give HIM authority to spend $800 BILLION, America LOST 3,000,000 jobs.

Do you really think that Mr. Obama is going to get away with it again?

Do you have $1,500 to give him? That's your share of this "stimulus" package. Do you have $1,500 for everyone in your family to give him? 300,000,000 Americans are going to have to cough up $1,500 each to pay for his wild idea.

The last time he tried to fool us, some people actually believed in him. What evidence do you have that he's not going to just squander another half-TRILLION $$?

American Fork, UT

The President should have used W's Iraq war strategy. Don't even mention the cost, let alone how it will be paid for.

Ogden, UT

Don't worry Hutterite, Obama supporters don't have the ability to comprehend the cost of something. That's why he's comfortable mentioning it freely.

Salt Lake City, UT

Well Mike you changed the subject.

So I take it you can't back up either of the claims you made in your first post. You have zero evidence that President Obama want's businessmen to "turn over all their money to HIM!", or that "raising taxes will kill all new jobs". Well I didn't think you would be able to give proof.

As far as your "facts" in your second post those are opinions, unless you really think you have a crystal ball and can see into the future. But yeah, I would agree with you, it's unlikely the Republicans will do anything but obstruct. It really appears that they do not want to do anything to improve the economy. After all, if the economy improves President Obama is a sure thing for a second term.

As far as your "fact" that the first stimulus cost three million jobs, as you imply, that's very arguable, and you know I can provide many sources that say you are wrong.

Do I have $1500.00 for everyone in my family? Yeah. So what?

I don't agree that the first stimulus was squandered money.

Logan, UT

It's a stupid plan. Businesses plan for what's going to happen, not a temporary tax credit. If plans like this worked, the trillion dollar 'stimulus' would have worked. Businesses know that taxes are going up in 2013 and Obamacare is coming in 2014. You can make all the 'shovel ready' projects you want, it isn't going to fix the overall problem. This is what happens when you let a community organizing lawyer and his friends mess with the economy. Unemployment started going up in 2007 when it was clear that a Democrat was coming to the White House. It won't get better until he leaves.

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