Published: Sunday, Feb. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
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.
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