My uncle was telling me about all the constructions jobs paid for in federal
dollars doing highway work in Utah. This is the same Utah that had people
complaining when NASA cut spending and Utah lost 200 jobs.Without
stimulus spending our unemployment would have been much worst. What kind of
future will your kiddies have if our economy doesn't recover?I'm
single and I've been taxed high so, folks in Utah pay less taxes and go to these
events to whine about socialism and wealth redistribution.
All the Republican ilk want is to call your representatives who won't listen;
vote the bums in and out of office (lot of good that did the past twenty years),
and sit back and wait for the "free market" to fix everything. They are a bunch
of two-faced simpletons who can't even take themselves Seriously. You suggest
any changes for the better and they drag the Constitutionality of it into the
mix. They are not and never will be the answers to the considerable problems
which we face. They will only be the loudest and most dishonest deniers.
Do you know you just recieved a tax cut and when the Bush cuts expire the
richest 5 percent will go back to what they were paying under Clinton when
everyone did well. The Republican plan would put the ultra-wealthy at 25% tax
rate. The lowest since 1931. Think Hoover/depression rates.
Everyone needs to accept responsibiltiy for their actions, including the crooks
in the White House. Maybe if the rich Demo's paid their taxes and followed the
laws of our constitution we would all be better off. Congress should not have
given themselves a raise and then ask us to suck it up and pay more taxes to
feed their PORK projects. Give businesses a tax break so more people will have
jobs, increasing taxes on people without jobs, doesn't make sense to me! O-- oneB-- bigA-- A_ _M-- istakeA-- America!!!NO
more big government and big paying jobs for a select few of Obama's crooks with
no experience in running a Kool aid stand let alone the government.
Ranting about socialism/communism. What about Social Security, Medicare, farm
payments for planting nothing, personal and corporate handouts/welfare? That's
been there for as long as I've lived. It's all tax funded, and government
administered. How can such a large wonderful nation be without cost? Big
nation: big budget. You like Interstate highways, personal security and a first
world lifestyle? It comes at a price. It's way past time for accountability.
We have much government, but not enough performance. To all the critics: it's
like twist the pig's ear and watch it squeal. Didn't hear all this grousing
for the last 16 years. This mess didn't just happen,and none of us are that bad
off, since we are here in the USA. If you work, and don't quit, you will
survive. Everyone benefits from living in this country. Look in a mirror
before pointing a finger and whining about the other guy getting the most from
the latest handout.
Everyone likes to play the blame game! It was our own U.S.Government who
loosened the mortgage regulations, and demanded that we give loans to those that
could not afford them. Mmmmm! Who was President when that legislation was
signed? Check your facts! You might be sadly surprised....around the year
1999Do you want Government controlling every aspect of your life?
If you don't mind, then you are getting exactly what you deserve. People came
in droves to our country from Europe to escape government oppression. They
might even be your Grandparents! Ever seen the names on the bricks at Ellis
Island?The Tea Parties are not about being Republican or Liberal.
Its about retaining our freedoms and liberties. Its about upholding our United
States Constitution. Read the Constitution...it talks about preventing
government from taking a stronghold. Its about "We the people"Let
your voices be heard - as far as I know that right has not been taken away YET!
The economy was in great shape 2 years ago, it got screwed up when the democrats
took control of Congress, they control the spending not Bush. Obama was part of
Congress so he didn't inherit it he was part of the cause, just another lie to
his many lies. He misrepresents the facts, blames others for his failures. WE
are changing to something worse than socialism we are changing to incompetant
socialism. We have been lied to about AIG, and why is AIG the only insurance
company to get bailed out, favortism (PAY BACK), lack of accountability with
taypayers funds. funds used without standards and controls, there were no plans
or objectives other than spend to make millionares into billionares. All of
this wihout constitutional authority which will make a phony crisis into a real
crisis. Congress and the President have not supported the Constitution which
keeps Govenment out of our pockets.
I have checked his poll numbers and they are dropping as fast as the stock
You Chicken Littles should take a look at the very HIGH approval ratings for
Obama in national polls. Rushbo may fool a few Utahns, but REAL Americans know
that he's doing the right thing.
now i see pelosi and reid changed the stimulus plan so that 300,000 illegals can
get the jobs meant for tax payers.every day its something else.
It's the Republicans fault! No, it's the Democrats fault! The two party system
is only false left and right paradigm. The majority of the people sit here and
argue who's fault it is instead of looking at what has caused the problem. This
has been leading up to what is happening now for the last 50+ years. People put
the blame on Bush-he was but the straw that broke the camels back. The war has a
lot to do with it, but we as a nation are constintly in a war. Even if Obama
takes the troops out-50'000 will remain in 56 bases and he is sending troops to
Afghanistan. Obama is not the savior that many liberals think he is. He has said
that he wants to lower the deficit to 500 billion, but how can he do that by
doubling it!? Let's spend ourself into prosperity, that should work right? Debt
does not equal prosperity, savings does. I don't want Obama to fail if his
intent is to promote peace and help the poor, but if it is to promote
socialism-I want any Auhoritarian to fail!
Why wasn't the "Utah tea party" out in force when BUSH ran the BIGGEST deficits
our country has ever seen? So, spending to get large banks and the likes of AIG
is o.k.? Military spending o.k.? No bid contracts o.k.? But, to have a
president in office who is spending money on job creation, education, health
care, states and roads is not o.k.?Everytime we have Republicans in office
For those that didn't notice (see the first comment) this IS a protest against
D.C. and the "Stimulate federal government growth by diluting money and
enslaving future generations" package, not against Utah.
BTW, the communist party of America (yes, there is such a thing... google them)
calls Obama the 'people's president'... look it up. What does that tell you when
communists, who are against everything America stands for, are supporting this
Nationalized banks, government handouts, I honestly belive the change Obama is
shooting for is called socialism!!!
The Democrats have already cost my family several thousndas of dollars in higher
taxes because they DIDN'T RENEW THE PRo-FAMILY BUSH TAX CUTS. Instantly,
several thousands of dollars more in taxes. And we're slightly above average
wage in Utah, but certainly not "the rich". So to argue that its just "pennies"
on the rich, you're drinking some kind of funky kool-aid. And besides, it's
socalism to rquire that everyone be exactly alike in wages, benefits, etc., in
spite of education, skills, desire, drive, risk-taking... If you want to live
Socialist, please try Venezuela or Cuba.
A good thing people are finally realizing what the government is doing with
taxes and doing something about it. Go people! It is good to see the people
taking more control of their government.
What does it say about an individual, let alone an entire political philosophy,
that can convince the poor to feel sorry for the rich because in two years
they're going to have to pay an extra nickel for everyone one of the hundreds of
thousands of dollars they make every year?Let's do a little math.A single person earning $200,000 a year is going to pay $78,000 in
federal taxes starting in 2011. That leaves him with $122,000 NET.The median income in Utah is around $50,000 BEFORE taxes. Which is pretty
close to the national average income (these are 2007 numbers).When
your net income is more than twice the average GROSS over everybody else's, what
exactly are you complaining about? You're going to pay an extra 5 cents for
every dollar TWO YEARS HENCE and you feel robbed? You pay more in taxes than the
average citizen makes in a year and you have the audacity to say you're being
punished for being successful while regular Americans are busting their butts at
low-paying jobs with no benefits with families to raise?Boo-friggin'-Hoo!
Where were you last administration, protesters? Home sticking things on your suv
in support of the trillion dollar war, and demanding tax cuts?
Good old anonymous...Republican Congress?! are you for real? Nancy Pelosi and
Harry Reid have been in charge for quite awhile but you need to blame Rep's!The veiled attack 'Gideon's parents are probly well heeled' was totally
uncalled for and stupid. Dad was at work and someone keeping money they earned
is a negative in your mind? Feel sorry for that kind of thinking. WE WANT
OBAMA'S SOCIALISM TO FAIL!!! you should as well since it can't work.
I saw an interesting stat. If those that make $500,000/year were taxed at 100%,
it still wouldn't be enough to pay for what President Obama has currently
proposed. As those folks pay about 40% of all the Federal income taxes, I think
it is obvious we are in dire straits! President Obama inherited a gross
deficit from President Bush, but rather than cutting it, he has doubled it in
one month, and then proposed more legislation to make it far worse. The
government is going to be bankrupted by the increased spending, and then we will
truly feel some economic pain. How many of us can afford our mortgages if our
food and gas bills double? How much will the banks suffer if the people that
could afford their mortgages start to default? This is a never ending downward
spiral that we are being put into!
First of all, let's look at the cause of this debacle. Look at who got the most
money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rep. Barney Franks, Senator Dodd, and
then Senator Obama. Yet the Rebpublicans are to blame for the housing issues?
The Democrats are firmly in control of California, and that is one of the
biggest housing problem states! Clinton started it by passing legislation to
encourage loans to those that couldn't afford them, hence the beginning of the
"interest only", and "pay go" loans. These loans allowed people to buy housing
because they weren't paying for them. The thought was that they would sell as
profit before they'd have to start paying for the housing. This along with the
Fed tampering with interest rates, caused a housing bubble that would eventually
pop. When Bush and McCain tried to rail this in in 2003, they were unable to do
so thanks to Barney Franks, Senator Dodd and Senator (at the time) Obama along
with their allies.
I love how the Obama supporters keep saying that Republicans weren't against the
Bush bailouts. YOU ARE WRONG! Most of us were upset with those bailouts as well,
and as you can see they have done nothing to stimulate the economy. So when
Obama comes in and says that the problem is we haven't spent enough, then the
true conservatives of this country finally say they've had enough. In the late
70's inflation was out of control, there was an energy crisis, housing prices
were too high to afford, and many people were losing jobs. Sound familiar?
Reagan was elected and opted to stay out of the market and instead scale back
government, which ticked off a lot of liberals who felt that he should have
saved us. The result was that eventually the market corrected itself. Home
prices dropped, fuel became affordable and inflation came under control because
suddenly things were affordable again which resulted in decades of prosperity.
Yes, it hurt for a while, but the long term affects were positive. We
conservatives want this course of action regardless of party so quit saying that
it's a partisan issue with us.
It is my greatest hope that my grandkids along with Gideon wont be future
residents of the new Hoovervilles created if the Republicans have their way.
However, I suspect that Gideons parents are so well heeled that no matter how
deep the depression gets, they wont be harmed. It is very unlikely that the
people in the protest are working people dependent on a viable economy.It is my desperate plea that people use their God-given brain to think through
the deluge of political garbage that the Republicans are using to subjugate the
American people. The Republican plan for the economy is for the
government to stop spending and let the lack of jobs and purchasing power reduce
the value of any wealth in the public to the point where it can be bought up for
pennies. Its a great plan for those who have lots of money and are mainly
concerned with taxes, but not so great for those whos main concern is just
staying alive.Please dont let the Republicans take this country back
to the time of the Hoovervilles.
Sorry, Gideon (2 year old holding sign) you now owe the United States government
$17,000.00.No wonder you have a frown on your face.
There are more financial disasters headed our way and the Federal Government
thinks we can spend our way to prosperity. It goes against all logic.We, the citizens of the United States, are in Deep Kim-Shee.
If anyone of Utah's resident would be justified refusing to pay their taxes,
it'd be your gays and lesbians. They get NOTHING from Utah, and should return
It is terribly difficult to predict the long-term negative affects of this so
called "stimulus" package. Pouring trillions of dollars into the economy could
easily produce hyper inflation and with millions of baby boomers retiring and on
fixed incomes how will the government fix that?This "stimulus" is terribly
irresponsible. Our federal government is currently acting like some crazy
lottery winners who spend themselves into bankruptcy. I have no confidence at
all in Washington--Democrat or Republican, it makes no difference. Our leaders
seem determined to make us all miserable.
In 6 weeks.......You are simply a liar. Most of our debt came under Reagan,
Bush 1 and Bush 2....the Obama budget does add more debt...but to say that it is
more than the 3 aforementioned is nothing but a lie....because you can't deal in
the truth, I guess you are forced to lie. BTW....if the stimulus money is
bad---Utah shouldn't take a dime of it....which of course it will...more
hypocrisy. Problem is most people in Utah just can't stand a POTUS who is half
African....that is the heart of the issue.
I'm not drinking your Kool Aid. You have been attacking Obama since before he
was in office. You've made it clear you want Obama to fail. I believe racism
plays a role in your hatred. David Dude has gained support too.If
Bush and a republican congress hadn't caused the worst economy since the Great
Depression, Obama wouldn't have to try to simulate our economy. At least Obama
is trying to do something. You just tear things apart in your hatred. You think burying your head in the sand is a solution? The economy will
magically rebound. Cutting taxes made all of us wealthy too. The same Messiah
that told you to vote for Bush has directed you to try to see Obama fails even
if your kids have no future. You don't care about kids anymore than you care
about the poor or unemployed. You're just exploiting babies.Why
would a business invest or hire. They will for the good of the nation? More jobs
are history. Many of you are a few weeks from being acked. When, you're without
a paycheck, call Limbaugh.
Obama has increased the deficit more than Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43 did in 16
years. If you're not frightened, you're not paying attention...
Liberal, BIG GOVERNMENT policies are rapidly turning us in to a third world
country. If we don't take back our country soon, we will become slaves to it.
Take back the country from rich fatcats that continue to treat it as their own
private piggy bank.
Partisanship is killing America! Stop being Republicrat stooges and do the right
thing! Protest the government bailouts!
to "no problem" - I was there and there were several signs talking about Bush
starting us down this path. this has been a bi-partisan issue and the
Republicans did lose their way the last few years. That is also one reason why
I voted for Jason Chaffetz - he was not afraid to say that the Republicans blew
it. He is also a fiscal conservative.Obama has not made it better and I
agree with "partisanship" that the stock market clearly does not trust the
economic direction this country is going under his leadership. We need to
stop spending money we DO NOT HAVE. Budget 101. No deficit spending, no
doubling or tripling of the debt. Enough is enough.
Our federal government has become riddled with too many scoundrels and fools (in
BOTH parties) who seem intent upon running our once-great nation into the
ground, ravaging our economy with hyperinflationary borrow-and-spend policies
while they slowly erect a surveillance/police state upon the tatters of our
inspired Constitution. We need to repent, including by re-embracing the wisdom
of our nation's founders. If we don't, then, like the Romans over two millennia
ago, we'll lose what remains of our once-free republic. Where are our
modern-day Sons of Liberty? We have work to do.
Where were all of these protesters while George Bush was spenbding your
childrens money to fight a war of his own making that he lied to start????? At
least the stimulus is being spent at home to try to get this country out of debt
that accumulated after the Bush administration allowed the fimancial sector to
run wild. Deregulation does not work, greed always takes over. Sorry, but your
childrens money was spent long ago.
We need the Goverment to stop spending money they don't have. This is going to
These spending bills despoil us one feather at a time. Legislators deceive us by
saying the only way out of this economic nightmare--of their own creation--is to
impose a tsunami of stupefying government programs--each one with print so fine,
those who sign it don't even bother to read it.Politicians of both
parties, like the Roman Senate of old, promise bread and circuses as they line
their war chests with our children's money. Bush's bailout boondoggle and
Obama's attempt to decorate the earth with dollar bills forebodes another
haunting specter. Inflation lurks in this madness. We were in Poland when they
chopped 4 zeros off of their currency to dispel the demons of inflation. One day
the National credit card statement must arrive in each of our wallets. Sadly,
that day has already fallen on far too many small businesses across our
So, are we supposed to link hands with "dear leader" and sing kumbaya, when he's
going to raise my taxes, limit my charitable contribution deduction --just so he
can send billiosn to his ACORN nut cases and welfare dependents? He's about to
totally ruin this country and kill the goose through his tax and spending
policies. So, are conservatives supposed to just sit back and be happy about
it? If that's partisan to opose socialism/communism, and massive trillions more
in debt -- and cronyism from the Chicago crooked plitical machine -- then I'M
HUGELY PARTISAN. And, psst, there's nothing wrong with partisnaship. It's
healthy to have 2 party system. It's the Democrat's time to govern,
unfortunately, and they control Congress and th Presidency. They can't blame
Republicans for thier failures. See the stock market tank AFTER obama's plan
came out? That's a vote of NO CONFIDENCE. He's a RADICAL, and this is just the
beginning. Not the kind of CHANGE I think a lot of Americans were thinking
You have NO PROBLEM with BUSH SPENDING.You have BOSTON TEA PARTY
PROBLEMS with OBAMA?YOUR PARTISANSHIP POLITICS are TRANSPARENT.NICE JOB, HYPOCRITES!
An EXCELLENT thing to fight for.I thought the sign that said, "Put
an end to borrow and spend", got it just about right. That, and the additional
fact that the money being borrowed is coming, once again, at the expense of our
FUTURE even more than the present, pretty much sums it up.We really
don't HAVE to become and Obamanation if we don't want to. Having experienced
socialism first hand, I KNOW I DON'T WANT TO.
Amen. "Change you can believe in." Obama's change is change that is abohorent.
Job losses of 4,000,000 since December. Six months from now if the BO tax and
spend cruise ship doesn't change course we will be in a depression. Obama's
killed my business.
Utah's spending is chump change compared to Obama budget...Massive
redistribution of wealth and socialism. Unprecedented Keynsian spending spree.
Democrats in D.C. are spending like drunken Sailors. But at least drunken
sailors have some discretion. The debt that is piled on everyone in the Obama
budget is $17,000 for every man, woman, and child. But the taxes go up on every
tithing-paying Mormon because he wants to limit charitable contributions. $4
billion for ACORN to commit voter fraud. $50 million for Nancy Pelosi and
endangered "rat" around San Fran bay. $8 billion for monorail for Harry Reid.
It's disgusting, and there's little outrage because "main-stream" media doesn't
focus on it -- half of Washington Press corps has quit to go to work for Obama.
We have a radical president, folks. Truly radical. Protest Washington, not