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Published: Saturday, Sept. 28 2013 10:01 a.m. MDT

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Crusader
Layton, UT

Apparently Senator Lee is applying a lesson learned from his personal life, after all everything turned out OK when he did not pay the bills that he owed on his house.

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

"'This is it. Time is gone,' Reid said."

The date has been on the calendar for months. It was Reid's decision to procrastinate. If I had an employee like this, I'd fire him.

JNA
Layton, UT

As a lifelong Republican I can tell all you liberals out there to not worry,the Republican leadership will cave just as they always do to your demands, you will be able to continue your destruction of the United States.

dave4197
Redding, CA

The Tea Party will not cave, negotiate, or listen to any reason. The Tea Party is stuck on stupid. Watch. The Tea Party may carry the vote on the CR / Delay ACA today, Saturday. If so the Senate will again strip this bill down to a clean CR, pass it again, and send it back to the House, but that'll be Monday or Tuesday and the gov't will partially shut down.
The Tea Party is getting their wish, to shut down our gov't. Watch it happen. Only after the Tea Party finishes attaching all their anti amendments to a CR, and after they all fail to pass the Senate, only then they may cave to reason.

The Tea Party followers are a true embarrassment to a democratic society. Any reasonable person recognizes that the debate to repeal ACA will fail, to defund ACA will fail, but to change ACA can happen - but only in a debate with reasonable participants. Tea Party is proving they're not capable of reasonable debate.

Crusader
Layton, UT

JNA, I am not a liberal but I still have demands of the my representatives be they Rep or Dem: Pay the bills.

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

@Crusader "Pay the bills."

If you don't like unpaid debt now, wait'll you see it under Obamacare.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Today (9/28/13) Senator Lee flew to St. Louis for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to give a speech and sign books, taking advantage of his waxing popularity among the conservative grassroots.

What makes Lee’s decision to leave DC even more eye-raising is the fact that many of his Republican colleagues in both the House and Senate cancelled their prior engagements because of ongoing budget negotiations.

Every member of Congress scheduled to appear at the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) event, including Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), cancelled — save Lee. Laura Regis, the ACU’s National Communications Director, confirmed they cancelled to work on the government shutdown crisis.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Crusader? Tell me did Obama pay his bills on his tony Rezko (convict) house.....or did Rezko go to jail for both of them .

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The tea party is irresponsible.

MiddleRight
Orem, UT

This is another Democrat "Our way or the Highway" thing. If they want to pay the bills, then start talking about how best to do it. Obamacare is broken and isn't ready EVEN if it is keep alive.

There ARE other people in this country who deserve to be represented besides the far left.

This is about "Don't kill off the middle Class this year"

The party of "No?" that would be the "Party of Never" ie Democrat.

The Republican Party is the Party of Roll over and do whatever the Left tells them, but make a fuss along the way, just like Matheson and Hatch who will vote Moderate or conservative like most in Utah feel, as long as the vote is going to go the other way already.

Ralph West Jordan
Taylorsville, UT

2016 lookin real good! Another 8 yrs. for the Dems. thanks to the three ring masters of the republican circus!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@T. Party
Reid procrastinated? He passed a budget several months ago that the house refused to bring to conference. He couldn't work on the continuing resolution until Republicans passed it a few days ago and Reid brought it out only to run into Cruz's obstruction.

T. Party
Pleasant Grove, UT

@atl134 "Reid procrastinated?"

Yes. He's known for months that the bill his Senate passed is a non-starter. Where is his compromise bill? He could have produced one months ago.

I'll say it again: if the government shuts down, it's because Obama and Reid would rather shut it down than compromise on Obamacare.

Obama's position is "I will not negotiate."

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Obama will negotiate with Islamic radicals, but will not negotiate with congressional Republicans.

Harry Reid's senate has a bill to fund every bit of the federal government, except Obamacare, and they refuse to pass that. THEY are shutting down the government just as much as the Republicans.

The law requires Congress to pass the budget for 2014 and about 16 separate appropriations bills for FY 2014 by September 30, but for nearly a decade they have diddled around and failed to do so, and defaulted to omnibus "continuing resolutions" instead of making any tough choices on spending. Thus we end up with nearly 17 Trillion in debt, hundreds of worthless, wasteful and inefficient programs which are never killed, and exist only to buy votes.

Shut 'er down.

If we cannot cut spending and bad laws now, will anyone have the guts to do it when the debt ceiling comes up? When whatever continuing resolution is passed now expires? If not now, when? If not here, where?

Shaun
Sandy, UT

@DN subscriber 2. Providing a bill to fund every bit of government except obamacare is not compromise it is extortion.

Maybe if the republicans could come up with something better they could get the American public behind them.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Worf's cure for the economy:

* do not create new bills
* give a two year notice for preparation,--eighty percent of benefits to be cut.
* ease up on regulations to create, and grow businesses.
* three year term for a president, and two for all else. Government service should not be a career.
* only citizens with a HS degree or higher may vote for government leaders.
* those on welfare may not vote, due to a conflict of interest.
* background check on all new leaders, and make sure they have a birth certificate.

This will not happen, would make for a stronger country.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

DN Subscriber 2 said: "Obama will negotiate with Islamic radicals, but will not negotiate with congressional Republicans."

One is more reasonable, and don't you mean "republican radicals."

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