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Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT


"What was the cost to our income and deficit when we decided to start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?"

Those wars were to ensure you can get some gas for your car so you (and I) can get to work each day.

"I just don't get it."

You might need to try harder.

Ogden, UT


"The IRS has stated that they will not enforce any penalty tax on someone who doesn't buy insurance."

Oh yeah? Who does the IRA work for? The president, that's who. If he tells IRS to do it, they will. Of course if Romney gets elected, all bets are off.

@Mad Hatter:

"Romney is notorious for telling his audience what they want to hear."

That's how politicians win elections. Can you imagine what would happen to either Romney or Obama if they told their audiences the opposite of what they wanna to hear.

Besides, if you are looking for someone who changes his mind, look to Obama. He has a master flip-flopper. Same sex marriage, for example.


"Romney repeatedly claimed that a new government board was 'going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have.' Not true."

Is true. It's called the 'Healthcare Rationing Board.' Palin (correctly) labeled them as 'death panels.' I guarantee that a 80 year old will not get a heart transplant. Obama hinted at this when he said these folks will be encouraged to go home and take a pain pill.

Mr. Bean
Ogden, UT

@Salsa Libre:

"From your ideological and conservative interpretation of the Constitution, can I assume that you are opposed to both Social Security and Medicare?"

Please show us where Federal Obamacare, SS, and Medicare are authorized by the US Constitution. Inquiring minds wanna know.

"Just to be accurate, you oppose any program not specifically mandated in the Constitution as you interpret it..."

Generalizations in the Article 1.8 Commerce Clause opens the door for power hungry politicians to amass all power at the federal level. My reading of the Constitution indicates that the Founding Fathers wanted federal power to be limited. Could you show us what those limitations might be?

"Does this mean that if Utah develops excellent programs for its residents, people from other states should move there..."

That would be their choice. And if other states want to keep their citizens they will do something similar.

States see things differently. For example, some allow gambling, others don't.

"One could almost see Utah replacing Florida as an ideal retirement destination."

Not so. Utah's too cold in the winter for retirees.

Hank Pym

@ Mike Richards 2:12 p.m. Oct. 5, 2012

It may be semantics but COTUS can be "redefined"; Have you *never* heard of the Bill of Rights and the other amendments??

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