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Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Simple Man
Riverton, UT

I'm convinced that this shell-game being played out by politians will result in little more than finger pointing and blaming.

They talk about spending reductions, but the truth is, these reductions are nothing but kicking the can down the road...to be done over the next ten years...right!

Reducing the rate of increased spending is not a reduction!

Without a budget that honestly admits and acknowledges the amount of deficit being projected each year, these jokers will continue to spend like drunken sailors and quickly blame anyone but themselves when record deficits are reported. (My appologies to drunken sailors for equating them to politians)

Any businessman that ran a company like the politicians run this government would not be in business for long.

worf
Mcallen, TX

I remember a pop singer making millions of dollars, then a few years later, filed for bankruptcy.

This is similar to our country. At one time, we were the wealthiest country in history, and now half our people are on entitlements, and our nation is almost seventeen trillion in debt. That's over a half million dollars for every second in a year.

Democrats, and Republicans blame each other. That doesn't fix anything. Actually the American people were unwise with electing leaders. We were scammed by flattering speeches, from people who spent our money with little limitations.

I don't know how to fix the problem, because too many people have become dependent on the crumbs they give out, and lack the skills of self reliance.

Someday we'll fall of the cliff, and land on a level playing field with the rest of the world. Cuba?

worf
Mcallen, TX

I remember a pop singer making millions of dollars, then a few years later, filed for bankruptcy.

This is similar to our country. At one time, we were the wealthiest country in history, and now half our people are on entitlements, and our nation is almost seventeen trillion in debt. That's over a half million dollars for every second in a year.

Democrats, and Republicans blame each other. That doesn't fix anything. Actually the American people were unwise with electing leaders. We were scammed by flattering speeches, from people who spent our money with little limitations.

I don't know how to fix the problem, because too many people have become dependent on the crumbs they give out, and lack the skills of self reliance.

Someday we'll fall of the cliff, and land on a level playing field with the rest of the world. Cuba?

EJM
Herriman, UT

Simple man is on the money. The sad part is that we as Americans keep voting in the same people with the same speech and they refuse to make the difficult decisions. No politician wants to tell a constituent no. Therein lies the problem. Until they learn true leadership, and that is understanding that they can't keep everyone happy, they end up making no one happy.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Simple man, that is simply true. On both sides of the fence. It's a stampede of elephants and donkeys toward oblivion.

Is it time for a new party with some sense?

Montana Mormon
Miles City, MT

We, the Taxpayers, pay a lot of money for incompetent leaders who are too busy playing the blame game instead of being collaborative problem solvers. Sad story.

windsor
City, Ut

Oh Mitt Romney, hard as losing the election was on your heart and ego, aren't you just thankful every morning that none of this has anything to do with you? Aren't you grateful beyond measure that you won't inherit this impossible mess??

George
Bronx, NY

Once again worf less then 8 percent of the population are on "entitlements" less then 3 percent rely on it as their sole source of income.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

We're kicking the can down the road. We need to do better.

worf
Mcallen, TX

George:

You need to do some research:

* fifty million are on food stamps
* two thirds of our school children qualify for free/reduced lunch
* ask a grocery store cashier how many use government help to pay their bill. I've asked over thirty, and the lowest answer I got was eighty percent, and the highest being ninety five percent.

I wish it was less then eight percent.

J-TX
Allen, TX

Simple Man, EJM, one old man;

You speak the truth. I voted for ZERO incumbents, save a couple of local judges who do a good job.

Until we completely clean house, they will not get the message. We need to vote for everyone who runs on a platform of austerity, spending cuts, eliminating waste and deleting unnecessary Federal programs.

But I don't see the US as a whole doing this. Every state wants their Federal Pork, and will continue to vote for their incompetent incumbent.

wrz
Ogden, UT

I think I see the situation fairly clearly now as to why it is that both sides are so intransigent on this fiscal cliff thing...

Many Republicans in the House have pledged to their constituency that they will not raise taxes. So, if taxes go up they run the risk of being unelected next term... Obama is keenly aware of this situation. He would love to have Republican House members unelected so he can get a Democrat majority in the House as well as the Senate... And with that majority he can then plow forward with his plan to turn our country into total socialism.

He's remembering Obamacare when he had a majority in the House and Senate and how easy it was to get his health care bill passed. And he remembers what happened to President Herbert Walker Bush who said... 'Read my lips, no new taxes' and the voters denied him a second term. This is a golden opportunity for Obama. It's not a matter of raising taxes on the wealthy. Has nothing to do with wealth.

This guy was born and raised a socialist. That's all he knows.

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