Responding to a Dec 1 editorial, Harry?You may consider getting a
computer with internet.
Thanks for writing in, Harry. But seriously, you should try the internet instead
of waiting for the paper in the mail. And, if you're actually in
Searchlight, is there some way to deal with the local constabulary? They seem
bent on using speed traps on 95 as a cash cow.
"President Obama and congressional Democrats remain eager to work with
Republicans to strengthen the economy and reduce the deficit."Complete
baloney! Your Senate has not passed a single budget since Obama was elected and
you have not agreed on ONE entitlement spending cut! All you have done is raise
taxes, whine for more money and demand to spend more money we don't have!
If this is not true, then way are you demanding the debt ceiling be raised
again? Incidentally you are also completely wrong about the national debt not
being a serious problem. If it isn't to you and the Democrats, it most
certainly will to our grandchildren!
Thank you, Senator Reid, for telling the truth.
Truth be told Mr. Reid if the DN editorial so offended you, perhaps you grow a
thicker skin or...lead the way to a real and lasting "solution". A
novel concept, I know.
This seems to be your usual "MO" of not reading proposed legislation
before passing it. You need to take some serious classes on economics and how it
works in this country (since Obama won't). You are the primary obstruction
of passing economically feasible solutions in the Senate. You are also blind to
the fact that Obama's (and your) way of compromising is "my way or the
highway". That's not a compromise!
Harry Reid, you are required by law to pass a budget. Your dereliction of duty
is contributing to Obama's failure as a president.
The recent slowdown caused just by the fiscal cliffs talks, indicates that the
President is right and tea party totally wrong. This is the reason Fox dumped
the tea party darling Palin. All that is left of the tea party is bitter
bloggers. The smart money knows we need recover form the multi trillion hole
caused by private enterprise blowup in 2007 by moderation and compromise and
No pass here for Harry, but to say only Dems are derelict is disengenous. When
any Senator can filibuster in secret with no consequence, good or bad, we have
seen the most disfunctional Congress in the nation's history. You need only
to point to our Utah Senators to see how the quorum has elected to sit on their
hands and not particpate in governing. Most of the previous comments are from
ignorance rather than fact based orgins and since it was the stated goal from
the right in Congress to destroy any agenda other than their own which was
mininmal at best.
Repubs want to skirt the issue and ignore the letter writer's message and
merely take their arguments to the lowest denominator rather than actually
address the message. Keep is up repubs! Keep ignoring get real issues and only
mudsling! It worked out so well in 08 and 12! Maybe it'll work in 16?! I
doubt it!Great letter. While this paper has an obvious anti-Obama
agenda, it doesn't change the truth that the GOP has done nothing to solve
our nation's problems
@Mountanman"and you have not agreed on ONE entitlement spending
cut!"Could've sworn Romney/Ryan attacked him for a few
weeks on the idea that he cut Medicare by 700 billion dollars... funding that
Romney allegedly wanted to restore (Ryan's budget made those cuts too).
Lets see Obama has about a 50 plus percent approval rating. Congress has about
a 15 plus percent approval rating. I am not sure if Congress could agree on
what day of the week it is. What Harry Reid has said i true.
Ah. Obama has not passed a budget? Which party has used the
filibuster over 400 times? Which party has used the filibuster
almost DOUBLE from when George W. Bush was in office? Which party
has passed only 3% of any legislation, the LEAST amount than any in American
history? Only 3%. Here's a hint: It is not the Democratic
one. If I wanted a US budget, I historically have zero reason to
vote Republican. When they do this... 'Republicans BAIL on
budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews -
06/23/11 WASHINGTON — Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction
talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming
ONE VOTE .... You are challenged on the facts of your statement.THE STATEMENT IS
... Says the man who has failed to fulfill his constitutional duty to pass an
annual budget for the past 4 years, locking in unusually high spending levels.
ugottabekiddin... another lie. THE Obama agenda is to destroy the this nation of
laws and its constitution. Witness the NLRB issue.
Gotta call you on this one Senator! Just because your "my way or the
highway" stance gives you zero credibility.
Why do you read the DN? We the people of Utah do not like your brand of
politics, Mr. Reid. Compromise? Neither you nor the current president knows the
meaning of the word. You want one party, one dictator in chief, and your way.
Budget? You don't even know how to submit one, let alone pass one. How
about stopping sending money to foreign countries who hate us and are bent on
destroying us?Every time one of our guys gets something good going
to turn things around, you won't let it out of committee. Obamacare is
going to literally bankrupt us and eventually kill us all with its regulations.
Shame on you! Where are your values and principles to tell the truth? Please do
not comment in our newspaper any more. It only riles people up on the inept job
you are doing and have done in Congress!
Re:BYUalum"Why do you read the DN?When The LDS church
divests itself of Deseret News i will gladly stop reading it. But until then,
this LDS member wants to be informed as to the content of the newspaper it owns.
@Pagan "...filibuster..."The Senate can pass a budget with
51 votes. The filibuster doesn't come into play. If the Democrat majority
in the Senate had wanted to pass a budget, they could have.
I am amazed that Senator Reid has the gall to attack those who oppose King
Hussein as "unfair". Really? Seems a bit juvenile considering the level
of disfunction in our present government. Senator Reid leads the party of
rampant spending, hyper-regulation and thuggery. His entire comment amounts to
no more than whining because he can't get what he wants. What a sham!
Get a life, do your job, pass a budget and lead, assuming you even have that
ability. One more thing; America couldn't care less about the amount of
bills passed if they lead to the bad government we have now. Your job
performance is shameful.
'Republicans BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo -
AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11 The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP
Filibuster Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif -
Talking Points Memo – 01/27/10 '‘When Democrats
reclaimed the Senate majority in the 2006 midterm elections, cloture filings
shot up from 68 in 2005-2006 (From Dems) to a record 139 in 2007-2008.'
(From Republicans)' Majority Does Not Rule in Filibuster-Filled
111th Congress" By Josh SmithNational Journal - Thursday, December 16,
2010 House GOP REJECTS 2-month payroll tax cut’ – By
Andrew Taylor – AP – Published by DSNews – 12/20/11 'Let's just say it, the Republicans are the problem' –
By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein – Washington Post –
04/27/12 'Gridlock in Congress? Blame the GOP' – CNN
– 05/21/12 Nate, your claim is disproven.
Poor harry, he must enjoy looking foolish. bush accumulated $4.9 trillion in
debt in 96 months; it took BO only 38 months to accumulate that much –
he’s up to $5.8 trillion now, and harry says we shouldn’t doubt
BO’s commitment to fiscal discipline. TOO FUNNY!!!!!!Furry,
reid telling the truth? See my first paragraph.atl134,This is not about Romney, nice obfuscation – typical liberal tacticLouie,Approval ratings – Hitler was extremely popular in the
30s, even with the British aristocracy, while Churchill was not. Popularity
does not mean correctnessPagan, Thanks for posting headlines
reminding us what the repubs have done to protect us from further BO damage.
Quoting a CNN editorial does NOTHING your for credibility. But I'll take
gridlock over more damaging dem legislation like the porkulus, Obamacare,
@ atl.. Please be honest! Every honest person in American knows the $750 billion
Obama took from Medicare was no cut, it was transferred to Obamacare! We should
all resent him taking money all of us have paid into Medicare all our lives and
without legal authority confiscated OUR Medicare money. The classic bait and
switch; dishonest and illegal!
It's true that you cannot filibuster a budget resolution in the Senate,
because the Budget Act provides special rules for consideration of a budget
resolution, including a time limit on debate. So the Senate can pass a
resolution with only a majority vote. However, the resolution does not take
effect when the Senate passes it. It takes effect in one of two ways: if the
House and Senate pass an identical resolution, usually in the form of a
conference report; or if the Senate passes a separate Senate Resolution (as
opposed to a concurrent resolution, which is what a budget resolution is) that
says the House is “deemed” to have agreed to the budget resolution
passed by the Senate. But there are no special procedures for the simple Senate
Resolution required by this second, “deeming” process, so it is
subject to the unlimited debate allowed on almost everything in the Senate. If
you do not have the support of 60 Senators to invoke cloture and end a
filibuster, or prevent a filibuster from even starting (because everyone knows
60 Senators support cloture), you cannot pass such a deeming resolution in the
Cloture is a call for a vote without further debate. It does not mean there is a
filibuster happening. It can also be called for if one side simply doesn't
want to bother hearing the other side's point of view. I
'smell a democratic rat' in the filibuster case against the
Re: "House Republicans clearly were not ready for the hard choices needed to
achieve a broad deficit reduction agreement."Clearly.Particularly since the proposed "broad deficit reduction agreement"
would NOT decrease the deficit by a single nickel. It would, instead, be allowed
to INCREASE, just at a rate microscopically slower than the deranged Democrat
proposal.C'mon, Harry. Tell the truth for once in your
I'm thankful that U.S. Senator Leader Harry Reid made the time and effort
to write the Deseret News and present his case, albeit a little late.That's more to be said than the 2 lame Senators from Utah itself have
done for their own constituants.
Quoting a CNN editorial does NOTHING your for credibility. - lost in DC Forget the ones I posted from the Deseret news? Here it is again.
'Republicans BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo -
AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11 National Journal? Washington
Post? Let be honest about my 'credibility' with some
people. You will never accept any information, that factually shows
fault with what you believe in. So please, don't lie about my
credibility, if you are going to disregard any evidence to begin with.
Thank you Senator Reid for your accurate and truthful remarks. But you sent it
to the wrong News! If you had sent it to the Denver Post, you would have had a
chance of reaching open and thoughtful minds! Nevertheless, many of us here in
Utah respect your leadership in Washinton and your down-to-earth personality.
Very refreshing for a politician. You are a fine LDS role model. Our prayers
are for you!
Harry is just plain full of the stuff that I throw away and he needs to be a
little more truthful when he starts accusing people/editorial writers of
something that he flat out knows is correct. It seems that Sen Reid has sold
his soul for a mess of pottage. Maybe it's because he likes the power and
is afraid of losing it, eh?
Geez Pagan, at least act like you know what you are talking about, because you
don't. Your page one post is absolutely innaccurate and just plain wrong.
The House has passed budget after budget. They never get past the DEMOCRATIC
Senate. Obama hasn't passed one either.