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Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Midway, UT

Wow - what a bunch of right-wing talking points. In fact, it reminds me of watching Fox News. Nothing in this letter is based on fact. Where do I start - Boehner walked away, the stimulus saved us from a greater disaster (and should have been even larger), Republicans like Boehner and McConell are obstructionists bent on making our lives worse so they can blame it on Obama. They are the problem, not the solution.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

The stimulus has not had a negative impact on job creation, it in fact created numerous jobs.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Right wing talking points attacking left wing talking points. Can anyone say irony?

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

So, Gordon, is it possible that you know more about the negotiations in Washington than someone who is in the middle of it. Yes, he's partisan, but probably no more than you are. And to accuse President Obama of not caring about the deficit is inaccurate. He wants to raise taxes to help solve the problem. He also realizes that slashing spending, particularly on Medicare, Social Security, and aid to the poor, would have serious economic consequences. This is not an easy problem to solve, and Republicans are not helping at all with their silly devotion to Grover Norquist (in spite of the fact that most of their constituents want to see taxes on the wealthy increase). So, who's out of touch?

American Fork, UT

This 'he said, she said' stuff really isn't getting the job done, is it?

Mapleton, UT

I sometimes wonder if among Republicans there aren’t other, deeper impulses underlying what appears superficially as blatant delusion for the uncompromising obstructionist thinking that so limits the efficacy of our public discourse and our government

Hayden, ID

Excellent points Mr. Jones. But don't expect any answers from Democrats, all they will do is attack YOU for asking the questions as per the comments above.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Using right wing talking points to counter the supposed left-wing talking points.

In related news --
I see the FoxNews has recently canned [un-Friended] Sarah Palin and Dick Morris from their Fox and Friends.
Could it be that FoxNews is suffering with serious credibilty issues?

BTW - God bless you Senator/Brother Reid.
[still the highest ranking American Mormon.]

one old man
Ogden, UT

What radio stations does this writer listen to?

I'll bet I know . . . .

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

My goodness. So based on your presumed diet of Fox News, you know more about the budget negotiations than the Senate Majority Leader.
Also, the stimulus did create jobs. Those are the facts, and they are not in dispute.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Funny, I heard the exact same rant yesterday on Hannity.

So either Mr. Jones is Hannity or he is merely regurgitating the nonsense he heard yesterday. Nice job.

All I know, is that if Mr. Jones is as smart as he pretends to be, then I say elect him as President. Place him in the White House. I'm sure he'll fix our economy, cause world peace, make us all millionaires, and cure cancer in just his first term!

Salt Lake City, UT

Regan tripled the national debt.

W. Bush doubled the national debt.

Obama? Has done neither.

Yes if Obama added ONE dollar to the national debt it would technically be the 'highest' debt in US history. By a dollar.

Now, lets remember George W. Bush did not end his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before he left office after x8 years. He didn't even budget them. So, that left not one, but two wars to be added to the national debt after George W. Bush left office.

Who was next?

Regan raised the debt ceiling x18 times.

George W. Bush, x7 times.

Obama? x4 times.

There is plenty of evidence that people are attacking Obama about the rhetoric they were fed...

instead of the facts of the matter.

If I was concerned about debt, why would I vote Republican...

when the Republican party has raised the debt more than any other party?

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

I still think Senaotr Reid saying Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for 10 years - and watching Mitt's reaction, was like getting catching someone with their hand in the cookie jar, or flipping the light on when you've got pants down.

The burden of proof was on Mitt -
he never denied it, never produced evidence to the contrary, and chose to quickly silence the matter and hope people would forget it.

Bountiful, UT

Here are the real numbers (in dollars) on the history of the national deficit:

- The total National Debt at the end of Bill Clinton's second term – $5.66 trillion.

- The amount of National Debt added during the eight GW Bush years – $5.03 trillion.

- The amount of National Debt added during the four Obama years – $5.73 trillion.

Side Note: Expenditures that add to the national deficit are authorized by the Congress – not the President.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Interesting that the Des News took down the George Will editorial. It was up this morning for comment. Where did it go?


All of the yearly changes under Obama are well below the 7 percent average annual increase under Bush prior to fiscal 2009. And in that year, 2009, for we assign most of the increase to Bush — the rise amounted to a staggering 17.9 percent.

We'll end by reminding readers that...tax revenues are also low by historical standards. For fiscal 2009 and 2010, receipts were just 15.1 percent of GDP, and last year they inched up to 15.4 percent. They haven’t been that low since 1950. And prior to 2009, the average since the end of World War II was 17.8 percent.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

100 percent fact free letter. Since Obama took office, the economy has steadily improved, the annual deficits have steadily dropped, the government has shrunk, and my investments have doubled in value. Beats the heck out of Bushworld.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Silly Pagan, everyone knows the debt only became a problem January 20, 2009.

Bountiful, UT

@Irony Guy,

Concerning your 100% fact free letter and your claim that the economy has been steadily improving, would you care to explain what has happened regarding the following TRUE measure of economic growth?

GDP Growth in 3rd Quarter 2012: 3.1%

GDP Growth in 4th Quarter 2012: -0.1%

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

What evidence does this letter writer have to support his ridiculous claims? And the right has the nerve to accuse is of being ill-informed? Yikes!

No wonder why the GOP is becoming irrelevant in politics

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