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Published: Monday, July 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

this guy has no shame. obama doesn't want tax cuts he wants tax increases. January can't come soon enough. o has got to go.

Clue Bay

It brings out the true need at election time (Republican Policy). As Reagan asked after Jimmy Carters first term, "Are we better off today than we were 4 years ago?" We owe it to our kids to vote in Mitt Romney and turn this nation around.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

BO wants to extend trhe middle calss tax cuts. REALLY?

They are not enough to offset the massive tax increase he pushed through with Obamacare. So, does this mean he wants the repeal of Obamcare? If not, he is lying - again.

Layton, UT

Clue Bay "Are we better off today than we were 4 years ago?" Is a very good question to ask. Having lived in MA under Gov. Romney. Romney is not the panacea for what ails America. Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the only people who can turn this country around are Americans not politicians.

Salt Lake City, UT

Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Well, let's see:

What was the Dow Industrial Average when Obama took office? What is it now?

Has the unemployment rate gone up or down in the last three years?

What are corporate profits now? What were they in 2009?

What is the magnitude of the recession we're just now exiting compared to any recession in the last 70 years?

Honestly answer those questions before you again assert that we'll all be better off with Mitt.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

i'd be blue to if i were an obama groupie. $6T more of debt
8.2 plus percent unemployment even though obama is rigging the numbers
construction is dead
no one lending money
less than 25 growth.... gimme a break. your boy is a disaster

Dave D
Pocatello, ID

We live under an economic and political system which greatly favors the wealthy. President Obama wants to maintain tax cuts for 98% of Americans while raising taxes for the top 2% of Americans to rates that are by no means unprecedented. Let's not make him out to be so horrible.

Mr X
Salt Lake City, UT

Are we better off than 4 years ago? What was happening 4 years ago? 750k jobs lost per month. A banking and auto industry in collapse. The DOW around 7,000. Millions without healthcare. Two wars costing trillions...Better off today? You bet.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Mr. X,

When BO took over the unemployment rate was 7.7% (BLS figures for Jan. 2009). it is 8.2% now.

When BO took over the national debt was $10.6 trillion, (treasurydirect's webpage 1/20/2009) it is now $15.9 trillion

GM and Chrysler DID go bankrupt, and the unions were given ownership over the secured creditors as is usually the case; and the US treasury will LOSE money on the deal.

Being in banking, I can tell you definitively BO has done NOTHING for the health of the banks - NOTHING!

47% MORE of us are on food stamps, I guess you consider them being better off!

Mcallen, TX

Whoa! Middle class people not able to afford health insurance will be taxed, but Obama wants tax cuts. I need an aspirin.

BYUtah Fan
Herriman, UT

If you want to know why there is gridlock in Congress, this is a perfect example. This legislation will never pass. Obama knew it when he proposed it. Obama is simply playing politics with America workers. Getting reelected is his only priority.

Hayden, ID

If the “rich” pay the increased taxes that Obama wants, it might bring about $8.5 billion more to the treasury, at least at first. Today, the federal government spends nearly $8.5 billion every day! Clearly, the problem is NOT that the rich need to pay more taxes, the problem is that the government is SPENDING too much money and taxing the “rich” will not solve the problem! Romney knows that, Obama doesn’t or doesn’t want us to know it! Romney’s job is to tell America the truth! If he does, he wins!

the boonies, mexico

One question for all of you republicans I would like answered is, do any of you know how many of the rich and filthy have been charged as of today for the robbery of the working middle classes 401K's ect? How many of these "overnight" wealthy crumbs have been charged? How many have been to court? The crimes committed by big banks, wall street, oil, pharms, Ins, and many other mongrel big businesses has been swept under the carpet in the same old payola game that our elected lawmakers from every state is playing in and have done for many, many years! What a sad, sad state the voters have let happen to our great country all because of believing liars. Where's the people first mentality gone?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT


you are always screaming about the 1% Aren't THEY the ones benefitting from the higher stock market? SO the 99% are really worse off under BO. But everyone knows that - everyone NOT wearing BO colored glasses, that is.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Obama to push extension of middle-class tax cuts"

Oh yeah? Well, his Obamacare caused a huge middle-class tax increase. Largest ever.

We need to get this guy out of the White House before he ruins this country. It may just be too late.

Bountiful, UT


Just a slight revision is needed for your numbers. Obama's proposed tax on the rich will actually generate $85 billion (not $8.5 billion) in "new" taxes over one year. But your point is still well taken – the federal government spends that much in just under nine days. Well, so much for Democrat's smokescreen that we need to "soak" the rich (in the name of fairness) in order to reduce the deficit.

All I know is that my 401k investments (which I need right now to survive upon until I die) are "taking a bath." I am not sure I can afford this guy in the White House for another four years. If this is the "hope and change" he promised in 2008, I can do without it.

Mr. Bean
Salt Lake City, UT

@Dave D:

"We live under an economic and political system which greatly favors the wealthy."

Not so. We live in an economic system which greatly favors those who work hard and smart.

"President Obama wants to maintain tax cuts for 98% of Americans..."

Maybe that's what he says he wants. But look at the facts of what is actually happening. His Obamacare is causing a huge tax increase for possibly 98% of Americans.

"Let's not make him out to be so horrible."

Look at the facts. Clearly he is not horrible. He's appalling, atrocious, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome, to name a few.


"One question for all of you republicans I would like answered is, do any of you know how many of the rich and filthy have been charged as of today for the robbery of the working middle classes 401K's ect (sic)?"

And just what laws did they break? It is not against the law to be rich and filthy... Nor is it against the law to petition the government or contribute to a politician's reelection campaign. If anyone should be charged with something illegal, you might wish to consider politicians.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

you mentioned your 401(k) - let's not forget the plan floated by the dems not so long ago (but not reported by the dem-friendly/promoting media that would put have raided private retirement plans like IRAs and 401(k)s to pay for shortages in public pension funds. Still more of rob from the hard worker to pay for their unsupportable promises that have come to expect from the dems

Dave D
Pocatello, ID

@Mr. Bean
So the average CEO works 343 times harder and smarter than a typical employee. I don't know about you, but I have seen people work much harder and smarter for much less.

I also cannot find any evidence to support your claim regarding your assertion that the health care bill means a significant tax increase on middle class individuals. Everything I have read makes it seem awfully beneficial for my family and I.

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