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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake, UT


Stop spending.

When barack took office the national debt was 10 trillion.

It's now 17 trillion.

Barack has added almost as much debt as every other president in the history of the country combined.

Cedar Hills, UT

I love what the House GOP is doing. They are passing bill after to bill to fund all parts of government with no loop holes. They are passing them over to dirty Harry in the Senate and forcing this corrupt sleazy little man to bring a vote on each bill...which he won't do of course because the last thing dirty Harry wants is for the government shut down to end. The House GOP is asking for a one year delay of this Obamacare train wreck - and it is a train wreck already as it has rolled out belching blue smoke and running on one cylinder this morning...as predicted.

Cache county, USA

I love seeing Obama sweat.

Mcallen, TX

Why would the people of America, want the IRS to enforce a health plan, which the president or Congress don't want for themselves?

If Obama really cared for people who are laid off, because of the shutdown. Why does he take hundreds of millions of our money in benefits for vacations, and campaign fund raising trips?

Does that show care for the people, or arrogance?

City, Ut

article: "Moments after the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., laid full blame on House Republicans "


Didn't know the House Republicans were so powerful. All this time, it seemed nothing could ever be accomplished in Washington. And then suddenly whoosh--all this is their fault.


LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Get used to it folks --

Republicans have always wanted a smaller, cheaper Government -- with only the "essential" Government services operating...

You GOT it!

Republicans next campaign slogan --

"But Wait!, there's more..."

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

I hope the President and the Democrats in the Senate hold their ground. The shut down is the Republican's fault. It's been three years and this is their last ditch effort to kill healthcare reform for America. I hope they fail. Once in place, I hope the people of Utah will acknowledge the success of the program. I hope the people of Utah will give credit where it is due.

Los Angeles, CA

The President has acquitted himself well. This shutdown is not his doing. The GOP (tea party) is the most selfish and destructive political faction that has come along in years. Let's hope this shutdown will delegitimize the tea party once and for all.

Saratoga Springs, UT

The Senate early Tuesday rejected the House's call to form a negotiating committee to resolve the deadlock over health care and financing the government.

Moments after the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., laid full blame on House Republicans, declaring, "The government is closed because of the irrationality of what's going on on the other side of the Capitol."

How is it the House's fault Harry when you won't even help form a negotiating committee? Could it be because you are willing to take your ball and go home.

I am a disabled veteran. If this goes longer than October, I am going to lose my Veteran Disability which I need. And I am all for the House holding close and doing what is right, to protect the people and risk not getting my disability. Harry Reid is not the sharpest tool in the shed and this report and quote proves it.

clearfield, UT


How can anything be more destructive to our country than the mounting debt, currently at 17 trillion and growing? Please explain.

But wait, I have an idea which I believe all Democrats will agree with. Instead of fighting this fight every year, why not just pass a bill that allows for a 100 trillion dollar debt. Let the Democrats sign off on it, Obama sign it, and then when the meltdown happens, the Republicans can finally blame it all on the Democrats, instead of the other way around which is what always happens in these fights.

Saratoga Springs, UT

@Bored to the point of THIS!

I will give you the credit should a miracle happen and it works. Will you give the respect and your vote to Republicans when it fails? It is day one and it is already failing.

@LDS Liberal

Your comment doesn't make sense. So you want larger and more expensive government? Please explain to me how this helps are national debt?

Republicans slogan....."But Wait! There's more..." Yep your right, there is more. There is more uncovered garbage in the healthcare plan that we will have to fix and try to figure out how to pay for it. But don't worry, we will take care of it since the democrats can't.

How do you left wingers see your lefty politicians. Their rhetoric often sounds great, but do you not ever ask the question of how is it going to get paid for. Your party is responsible for increasing the national debt by double. Does this not mean anything to you? Can you not see it?

ute alumni
paradise, UT

barry is always on the campaign trail because he doesn't know how to lead. obama groupies must be proud.

American Fork, UT

Go get 'em, Mr. President.

Los Angeles, CA

To happy2bhere: in answer to your question, while there are of course events that are more destructive than the debt,your question itself is a red herring. The shutdown will not alleviate the debt, which the GOP is just as responsible for via out-of-control defense spending and the actions of the last occupant in the White House. The shutdown is a reckless ruse conducted by a party faction that lost during the last elections and wants nothing more than to hurt the man they hate more than anything else on planet earth: President Obama. As Aggie Love in his or her post said: "I love seeing Obama sweat." I have news for you haters: Obama won and this time he will stand his ground and not let the marginalized and morally bankrupt tea party sabotage the election. As John McCain puts it, elections have consequences. Deal with it.

Oream, UT

We need to shut down Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's healthcare, the state's pilot program for autism, and all other government programs. Just hold firm GOP. We are just starting to roll back socialism.

clearfield, UT


You do realize that in political reality, Obama is about out of gas, and if his tank is not refilled next election by getting the House back, he will become as lame a duck of a President as Bush was in his last two years. And from what I've heard, the House is very likely to stay Republican. The real threat is if the Republicans pick up some seats in the Senate, which is more probable than the House going Democrat. If that happens, Obama might as well schedule two years of golf. And by the way, your side hated Bush just as much. In fact, recalling some of the things said about him, probably more.

Cedar Hills, UT

re:Bored to the point of THIS!

So you would like the people of Utah to shout for joy over Obamacare huh? Perhaps it would do you good to speak to the thousands of Utah residents (the working ones who pay taxes) who have LOST their health insurance + watched their work hours cut to 27 per week + watched their insurance premium's double in cost and ALL due to Obamacare. Yes I am certain there is much joy blooming all over the state. I have some advise for you... change the channel away from MSNBC or CNN and actually take a look at the REAL polling data on Obamacare. It ain't pretty guy...but you won't hear that from your leftist propaganda networks. Your choice - keep your head completely buried in the sand or get outside and look around at the real world for a nice change. Unbelievable. Oh and Utah is one of the better states. Many states in the US have seen their health care premiums go up 300% because of Obamacare!!! Google it.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Another irony, other than the attempt to defund the already funded ACA, is now the tea party is whining that no one will compromise with them. Please see comments going back for months about how the tea party is all about no-compromise. I guess forcing yourself into a corner changes your tune.


The Affordable Health Care passed and is law. Deal with it. Not by crying and whining and threatening to take your ball and go home. Propose alternatives and changes to the current law. Work together to make the Affordable Health Care Act, just that an affordable alternative for those who can't get or afford health insurance. The greatest country on earth with the greatest economic engine cannot come up with the solution to provide basic health care for each of its citizens. This is not a democrat or republican issue. This is a United States of America Issue. Our politicians in Washington (all of them) currently have only one agenda - to get reelected. They care not about you or I or any of their constituents. They are only about retaining their job and increasing their own larder. By the way Ms-rs Cruz, Lee, Reed etal, my 75 year old mother asked if she should get a loan until the government gets back on their feet in case her pension checks don't come, which of you should I have her call.

Saint George, UT

LDS Liberal: Are you kidding? This is barely scratching the service of what needs to be done! I won't blink until every unconstitutional program that government contols is in the dust bin of history. You won't hear a squeak out of me until then! I love liberty way too much. Prosperity beyond our wildest dreams, including health care for all, would be the result if liberty were allowed to flourish.

Thefullnancy: President Obama is the one that won't abide by his own signature legislation. How can you or anyone be expected to live by a law that Obama has chosen to implement only for those he chooses? This is the greatest irony of all. It is so hypocritical that those who support him or the ACA won't even admit the hypocrisy, except to say, 'he knows best!', as in he knows best how to disobey the laws while blaming Republicans for not obeying the ACA. How does that work? Amazing.

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