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

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Responding to a Dec 1 editorial, Harry?

You may consider getting a computer with internet.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

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.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

"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!

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Thank you, Senator Reid, for telling the truth.

Tulip
West Jordan, UT

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.

All American
Herriman, UT

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!

Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

Harry Reid, you are required by law to pass a budget. Your dereliction of duty is contributing to Obama's failure as a president.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

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 liquidity.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

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.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

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

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@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).

louie
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

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 Democrats for...

bobbys
Salt Lake City, UT

ONE VOTE .... You are challenged on the facts of your statement.THE STATEMENT IS false!!!

Viva la Migra
American Fork, UT

... 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.

bobbys
Salt Lake City, UT

ugottabekiddin... another lie. THE Obama agenda is to destroy the this nation of laws and its constitution. Witness the NLRB issue.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

Gotta call you on this one Senator! Just because your "my way or the highway" stance gives you zero credibility.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

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!

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

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.

Nate
Pleasant Grove, UT

@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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