Published: Sunday, Sept. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
I certainly won't judge him by the obnoxious banner ad that fills half my
screen every time of click on the Deseret news online.
1. Right now federal taxes are lower than they were under Reagan, Bush I, or
Bush II. In fact they are lower than they have been in over half a century.2. We are producing more energy than we did at any point in Bush's
presidency. For the first time since the early seventies, we are producing ore
oil than we are importing.3.At this same point in his presidency,
Bush had added more new regulations than Obama has.I'd say this
letter lacks in credibility.
Whether it is "good intentions" or "good guy image" that he
wants us to think about, what he has not thought enough about is that we
didn't elect a "good guy" and we didn't elect someone to have
good intentions. We elected someone to represent the will of the people of Utah
in Congress. Jim Matheson has not represented the will of the people of Utah.
He has represented the will of a very select group of people whose will is
diametrically opposed to the will of the people of Utah. He has represented the
will of Ms. Pelosi. He has represented the will of Mr. Obama. He has
represented the will of those who want to lock Utahns out of Utah so that those
from outside Utah can come and play in our backyard without ever seeing a Utah
native.It should be our intention to fire him so that he can spend
more time with those friends he's made in Congress. Let's see how
many of them stick with him when he has no power and no influence.
A lot of opinion but very little fact in this letter. Not very good
if you're looking for credibility... Unfortunately, a very good strategy if
you're merely looking to smear someone and use scare tactics. So nice job
negative campaigning! High five
The economy is devastated. It's not just worse than it was with Reagan or
either Bush, it is devastated. Using "classical" methods of
"stimulus" haven't worked for Obama. He increased the deficit by
1/3rd during his presidency. He added $16,600 to the bill that each of us owes
to pay for HIS deficit spending. How many people would it take to pay YOUR
portion of the deficit at the rate that YOU can afford to pay? Are you willing
to have YOUR taxes doubled or tripled to pay for Obama's folly? He has no
qualms about telling you that your neighbor, through his hard work and sacrifice
OWES you and every other American.Obama's intentions may have
been good. Maybe he was taught how important it is that we share our goods with
each other. The WAY that he chose to implement those intentions is by using
force to take from us that which WE need to pay the butcher, the baker and the
candlestick maker. He has decided for us that some, like George Obama, his own
brother, will live in slums while others, like himself, play golf.Good intentions? No way.
So Matheson intends to keep supporting the policies that have given us chronic
unemployment and crushing debt? I didn't know he was a supporter of
President Cheney and his little buddy. As for those stifling
regulations, higher taxes and scarcer energy, those are just imaginary fragments
of fiction from conservative hallucinations.
@Mike Richards. First of all the last two years there has been a republican
majority in the house. They have to sign off on bills and if the deficit has
increased they have allowed it to increase.Second, are monetary
system is debt based. We as a country will never be out of debt because our
monetary system is designed to keep us in debt. The bankers and corporate
interest will always have this power as long we let them.
@Mike RichardsRepublican George Bush played golf during his
presidency.No problem.Republican House Leader Boehner
plays golf regularly.No problem.The Democratic President
of the United States of America plays golf.Big problem?Your golf strawman fails miserably as usual.
Re: "I'd say this letter lacks in credibility."Speaking
of lack of credibility -- it's amazing that liberals can keep a straight
face while telling us how well off we are under Obama.
To Mike Richards 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2012. . .Jim Matheson has
not represented the will of the people of Utah. He has represented the will of a
very select group of people whose will is diametrically opposed to the will of
the people of Utah.----------------------Not every Utahn
thinks the way you do; specifically, not every Utahn can be found, with you, at
the far right fringe of the political spectrum. There are Utahns who are true
conservatives, Utahns who are moderates and (yes) even Utahns who are liberals.
As it stands, four of Utah's five representatives -- Hatch, Lee, Bishop and
Chaffetz -- speak for and represent the interests of those on the far right and,
basically, ignore everyone else. Matheson is the ONLY one of Utah's
representatives who speaks for and represents the true conservatives, moderates
and liberals. You want to take away that voice and render them de facto
unrepresentated.The true conservatives, moderates and liberals have
every right to have their voices heard and to be represented. I'd be
curious to know why you think their voices should be muted and they should not
have a representative to speak for them.
I am glad I no longer have to agonize about voting for Matheson. Thanks to the
keen new redistricting map, I get to vote with the fine folks of Orem/Provo
instead of deciding if a Democrat who votes against the healthcare bill (after
it was obvious it had the votes to pass) and for torturing anyone who we choose
to is really a Democrat. Just like 100% of all current Senators and Reps, job #1
is getting reelected and the rest is just the inconvenience you have to put up
with till the next election.
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