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Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 11:17 a.m. MST

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JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

Unfortunately these days the only "limitless" things appear to be the amount of debt our federal government can rack up, the number of new taxes and regulations put on everyone who tries to be productive, and the amount of rhetoric coming out of the mouth of our president.

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT

@ironyguy... your commments are strange to me. I am a Mormon and I do not hate Obama and I back national health Care. Most of my neighbors are Mormons and while most did not vote for Obama I do not know of any of them that hate and resent him. We can all have different opinions without hatred. I feel more hatred and contempt towards Mormons from your comments than I have ever felt from any of my non-Mormon neighbors that I have known as friends for over 25 years.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@miss piggy
CHS is right your comments are at best a boorish example of a school yard bully and nothing more. I am sorry you have such a chip on your shoulder about our current president and so little faith in our country.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

JoeCapitalist, I'm a rather productive person and I haven't been affected by any new regulations. What specific regulation is it that is affecting you?

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Ronald Regan tripled the national debt.

W. Bush doubled the national debt.

President Obama has factually done neither.

Why are some people only upset about the debt, now?

What makes Obama different...?

teleste
Austin, TX

@Pagan

Your game of semantics can't hide the *facts* as you say.

1. President Reagan added $1.412 trillion to the debt during his two terms.

2. President Bush added $3.294 trillion over two terms.

3. President Obama has contributed the most to the debt, with cumulative deficits totaling $5.073 trillion **in just four years.

**This is why people might just be upset.

I actually agree with your criticisms of Bush and Reagan...I don't know where you get the gall to act like Obama is doing a good job though. In half the time...he has added more to the debt than W and Reagan COMBINED.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

If Obama added ONE dollar to the debt, technically he would have added 'more' debt than any President.

Obama, has not doubled the debt.

Obama, has not tripled the debt.

You are thinking of Republican Presidents W. Bush and Regan.

Part of the same Republican party that claims they are now, financially 'conservative' after, they doubled and tripled the national debt.

This constant 'bait and switch' by Republican rhetoric vs. action...

is why Obama got his 2nd term.

Thank you.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Mr. Bean
Ogden, UT
Here's what you get with Obama in the White House:

- Gallon of gas: 20 Jan 09 -- $1.84; 21 Jan 13 -- $3.26.

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I can't remember exactly what I was paying for gas 4 years ago,
but I know you are just plain lying because I just paid $2.61,
and CostCo set that price -- not Pres. Obama.

In reply to the rest of your silly factless rant --
Here's what you get with Obama in the White House:

Troops out of Iraq,
and withdraw date set for Afghanistan,
The End of the Great Recession,
Job Market rebound,
Stock Market tripled,
huge investments in renewable & green energy,
increased oil pumping in domestic reserves,
Tax rates on the 1% back to Bush term 1 era levels,
Middle Class tax rate reductions made permanent,
Healthcare made available to ALL Americans,
and ya -- and Osama Bin Laden really is dead this time.

I'm looking forward to his next term...

teleste
Austin, TX

@ Pagan

Bait and switch?

Look in the mirror!

Attacking previous presidents is not a way to defend, validate, or vindicate O's dismal record. It is just a way to bait...

Then, using terms such as "Doubling" and "Tripling" is sly rhetoric...but it is merely just a path you take to avoid using *real numbers*...your switch.

Because...

Fact: During the combined 16 years W and Reagan spent in office, they spent less money than O did in just 4 years.

You clearly have failed to comprehend this or you are deliberately avoiding facts.

Just wanted to help you with your rhetoric.

You're welcome.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course Regan and Bush spent less money than Obama.

Regan took office in 1981.

I was 3 years old.

And yet Bush added to the debt.

In fact, Bush doubled the debt.

Now, you want to claim the Republican party will LOWER the debt?

History has proven otherwise.

For 32 years and counting.

Just wanted to help your rhetoric with a thing called facts.

You want to take credit that Obama got into office a 2nd time because Republicans have failed to deliver on..

the Promise to America
Contract with America
Path to Prosperity
Reganomics
and Bush tax cuts?

Fine.

Thanks again! But Obama cannot get a third term.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Teleste, yes the debt is far too high. And, frankly, I see W Bush as far more responsible for the current debt then Obama. After all Bush came into office with a surplus and the debt on a trajectory to be paid off by now, and the republicans also had control of congress, and they are supposed to be the fiscally responsible party.

Obama, on the other hand, came into office looking at a trillion dollar deficit on day one, left from the previous administration, as well as devestating tax cuts left to him. And a world wide financial crisis that, obviously, affected the debt.

But never mind who is more to blame, it's a problem.

My question to you is, were you as outraged when Reagan, and both Bushs were running up massive debt, or are you a Johnny come lately, that only now has noticed the debt? Either way welcome aboard. It's unfortunate though, if you did not care when Reagan was tripling the debt and setting us on this unsustainable path. Better late then never. I guess.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Pagan, Will Obama participate in his new health care reform?

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

How are America's possibilities limitless when the big chief himself shackles us with 16 trillion in debt - headed for 20 trillion after another Obama term? The man is a liar but most who follow him are such low information citizens that they can't see the forest for the trees. America is headed for the dumpster - FAST - unless that GOD we "used to trust" intervenes. Remember folks - 20 trillion in no joke!!!Wake up!!!

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