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Countdown: GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near


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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Oct. 1, 2013 9:35 a.m.

    Yesterday's posts included several which contradict worf's first rhetorical question.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    Why are the Obamas, and Congress exempt from this wonderful health care bill.

    Isn't it wonderful having the IRS monitoring our health care?

    May our Obama supporters get what they voted for.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 7:14 a.m.

    I believe most American's will enjoy the benifits of 'Obamacare'. Our fear of the unknown and the efforts by the Republican party have made it as such. In 2012 President Obama was re-elected. Although by a slim margin, it does none-the-less give him and his healthcare law a mandate to move forward. We, the minority, should let him.

    Biggest fear: Cost going up: If they do go up, it's because the health care industry chooses to charge more. The media and opposition has prepped everyone for this to happen... thus it will.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:03 a.m.

    repub voters got exactly what repub candidates promised.

    repub candidates promised to shut down the government when they were elected in 2010 and 2012.

    repub candidates have delivered.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:43 p.m.

    Here's some insight. A minority of GOP congressmen bears the responsibility for this week's little debacle. When it ends, and ACA is still the law of the land, having been approved by all three constitutional branches of government, those minority GOP congressmen will think of something new to howl about and hope we all forget this week.

  • Melanna Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 30, 2013 10:42 p.m.


    nice attempt at trying to side step the question spring street presents and place them on the defense care to try again.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 30, 2013 9:21 p.m.

    @spring street:

    Educate us. Tell us how Obama Care will be beneficial to our people. Can we all keep our doctors, and will it be free?

    Will this require the ones already paying insurance to pay more for those who are poor.

    Give some insight.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    If it is such a good and as popular an idea as you believe Dave then why do they feel the need to piggy back it on a must pass bill? Send it through as a clean bill.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    Disarray. It is a good, natural place for the republican party to be.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Republicans could send a bill to the Senate that increased taxes on the wealthy and dropped their efforts to delay Obamacare and Reid/Obama would still reject the bill. Obama and Reid are determined to shut the government down because they feel that Republicans will be blamed. This is nothing but politics.

    Republicans want to delay Obamacare because it has been delayed for other groups already. The system, the government, and the country isn't ready yet for Obamacare to start. Why not implement the law fairly for all?