Stubborn Congress is about to let a fiscal crisis go to waste


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  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    June 22, 2013 6:31 p.m.

    The CBO is right about the deficit, just as they were right about the ACA. There is not, and never was, a 'fiscal crisis'. There is an employment crisis, and Congress still refuses to act.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    June 21, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Does anyone really believe the CBO projections? Especially after their estimates on ACA?

    The Taliban is not dead or kiyiing away with it's tail between it's legs.
    Transparent is not the same as secret.
    And CBO numbers are influenced by the agenda of the party with the most power.

    No counting chickens before they hatch. I will believe the annual debt when it has been tallied in January of 2014, not before, and especially not a projection from the CBO.

    Kind of pulls the rug out of the rest of the article.

    The main reason congress and the president aren't talking about fiscal issues is that the president won't. He made that clear right after the last fiscal deadline, with all his 'speech travel' to change the subject to gun control and immigration. Fiscal issues are losers for the president, so he just ain't goin' there.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 21, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    Stubborn BO is about to let a fiscal crisis go to waste.

    Why should the repubs even try to talk to him when he backs out on his promises and cannot get his own party - harry reid and chuckie schumer - to support him?

    if there have been any conservative proposal from BO, which I doubt, harry would undermine him. Why even bother with BO?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    Republican opposition to any plan might be part of the problem but the President himself seems to have handicapped himself greatly with at least a half-dozen scandals that have angered large pockets of the populace and will require lots of oversight committees in the future. It appears that the President's second term will get little done because of these combined factors and more rough times seem to lie ahead and the future problems that need to be solved will be perpetually put on hold.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Congress doesn't understand the nature of our crisis. Neither side. If they did, compromise would be easy. Of course, one old man is right, the Republicans have shown themselves willing to fight against conservative proposals when those proposals come from Obama. Childish is too kind of a term for the GOP.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 21, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    What else can we expect when the stated objective of one party is to defeat the re-election of a president, and then throwing a childish tantrum upon failing to do that?