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Bill to keep government open sails through House, heads to President Obama


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  • George New York, NY
    March 21, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    m.g scott
    A war that should have ended and a war that should have never been. Neither of which started on this presidents watch.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 21, 2013 11:27 a.m.


    So its the democrats who are playing politics when the House (controlled by republicans tries to pass their constitutionally mandated control of the budget off to the President, so they can try to blame him for the effects of the sequester? I guess when you drink the GOP Kool-Aid black becomes white and white becomes black if they GOP says so.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    March 21, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    Re: "Holy Cats! The GOP finally decided to stop blocking common sense . . . . "

    Oh, there's precious little common sense to block in this farsical non-budget.

    It will be interesting though to see how the Obama regime handles the bill's grant of authority to lessen the pain of sequester "cuts."

    Since lessening pain would be antithetical to acknowledged regime strategy, it'll be interesting to see how it simultaneously hangs rank-and-file DoD employees out to dry, protects the pay of presidentially-appointed cronies, and blames the effects of its perfidy on Republicans.

    You can always count on the regime for a great show. Zero substance, but a great show!

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 21, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    From what the article says, it looks to me like the Republicans are getting some of the stuff they want. It is too bad we are having to spend 87 billion on wars that should have concluded years ago.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    March 21, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    @ one old man

    I thought that this bill does what the Republicans wanted? Spending cuts.. Did I miss something? It seems more like President Obama and the Democrats folded. Ask all those federal workers getting furloughed after years of spending freezes while interest has risen sharply on food costs, energy costs, etc how they feel.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    Let me guess, all of Utah's representatives are part of the 109 who voted against it?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Holy Cats! The GOP finally decided to stop blocking common sense and begin working with the President? Wow!

    But I guess it's only because they failed to make him a one-term President.