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Published: Friday, Nov. 9 2012 11:19 a.m. MST

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Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

This whole thing is a travesty. The economy has been held hostage by this problem for over six months and the politicians ran off to campaign, refusing to take responsibility for what may be a tax increase in an election year.
Shame on them.
Truth be told, they have misspent our tax revenue, given out entitlements and failed to even create a budget, let alone live within it.
That's not leadership.
And I'm talking about BOTH parties.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

The republican party may very well be finished if they don't figure out how to cooperate.
They have a far lower approval rating than the president, and the majority of Americans
see's thru their "Party First" approach. I guess faux can only fool so many.
By the way why is the party of personal responsibility blaming everyone and everything except
their presidential pick?

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

I hope Obama stands firm this time. The only way forward is compromise. Republicans have to compromise on taxes for upper levels of income and Democrats will compromise on spending. This "holding the economy" hostage by Congressional Republicans has to stop.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

For Republicans to compromise they have to ignore fiscal irresponsibility by the Dems. That is not compromise that is capitulation. Greece and other southern European countries have "compromised" and the result is ruinous. Compromise does not mean letting the left wing tax and spend with the Chinese credit card. Obama's arrogance ("We won, get to the back of the bus.") must change.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

The Republican lead House is acting like a thug and terrorist,
after loosing soundly in the general elcetion,
they think taking America hostage and holding a gun to our fiscal head to somehow get there way.

It WILL back-fire.

I can only hope that the America people use their sniper rifles in 2 years,
and take out those loosers who threaten our Country by using such cowardly scare tactics for politcal gain for themselves!

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@hemlock
Not sure if you noticed but your failed argument did not convince the people during the election and is not likely to make a ripple now. the only approach is going to have to include cuts to the budget and increasing tax revenue, the sooner republicans grow-up and face that reality the sooner we get back on track.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

The increase proposed isn't that big - about 10% more, and it's only for the people who benefited the most from the Bush cuts - people over 250k/yr. I think they'll do just fine. C'mon, GOP. You showed everyone you were tough. Now do the right thing.

wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

I am no where near the 250,000 income level. But my family sure enjoyed the bush tax cuts. The millionares can have their share of breaks if I can get my share as well. You earn it you should keep it. I for one want my representative who I voted for to stand up and represent me and my hard earned money. Stop using my money to pay for moral decay of this country and maybe I would be more open to paying a little extra. But until then stand your ground. If I remember correct old harry reid said he wasn't willing to compromise either.

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