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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10 2013 2:28 p.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

The fear of loss of entitlements is a big reason people get elected. Political parties that espouse handouts are more likely to have their people elected in some states and even nationally due to the federal programs. Those bureaucrats don't want to lose their jobs if their party is not elected to office to further espouse their needs to people that have wants.

It is a never ending cycle for our nation once entitlements took over.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

...and hoarding at the top will increase the need for those horrible entitlements. What happened to give the 1% more tax breaks and they will pay better, hire more and trickle down some of that blessed wealth to the common folk? It was a calculated lie and is still being peddled by those snake oil salesmen in the conservative party.

entitlements will continue to increase until we give up the notion that the wealthy are job creators instead of the money hoarders they really are.

Seems the money changers have become someone to look up to by conservatives christians instead of the sleaze at the end of a whip held by their master.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

sad that people think these ultrarich do anything for this country other than to profit by it. the top 1% made money from the wars record profits. they have shiped jobs over sea and have been given tax credits fo it. many dont keep their money in our banks so it is not making more jobs. they make money on fossil fuels when it is poisoning our planet, and they could go into green power which is cheap but they will not do it because at first the profit goes down. tide power is cheap. water power is cheap. but profit at any cause is what they do. this country is turnig into a third world nation because of the top 1%. soond only the rich will go to colledge. because it costs too much forthe rest of us.

RedWings
CLEARFIELD, UT

It used to be that the top 1% did actually increase value. Each manufacturing job that is created creates up to 10 other jobs. Service jobs only create about 4 additional jobs. The downside in the past was that the companies took advantage of workers, which led to the rise of labor unions.

Now, those at the top do not create jobs and wealth for others. They make their wealth in buying and selling others. For example, how many manufacturing jobs were lost by Mitt Romney when he was at Bain Capital?

There is a reason that India and China are emerging economies - they were handed our manufacturing jobs by the wealthy....

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Chris, B.
Come on now, tell the truth.
Are you employed by the Romney's?
Hope they are paying you well!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama declared war on the rich?

In words only.

What about Nancy, Al Gore, and himself?

How many people can afford an eighty million vacation? How many vacations has Michelle Obama taken? Did they pay taxes on that? Aren't they exenpt from Obama Care?

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