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House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight


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  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Correction to gmlewis

    Neither Boehner nor Pelosi has ever been a member of the US Senate. The designation should be Speaker Boehner and former Speaker Pelosi.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    It was easy for Senator Pelosi to look good while buying the public support with massive deficit spending measures and no budget. Senator Boehner is facing a steep, uphill struggle to contain the spending and live within a budget. I don't think that makes him incompetent.

  • Texas Gal Alpine, TX
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    My husband is a federal employee so we are supposed to get paid this weekend - but obviously are not. While that hurts the pocket book a little & is a big inconvenience, I fully support the Republicans fight. This is nothing compared to what lies ahead if they cave.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    Obama stated in 2011 that his opposition was purely political gaming to stick Republicans with a vote to increase the debt ceiling. He and Reid (and other Dems) would've voted to increase the debt ceiling if their votes were necessary but they weren't so they messed around and made Republicans have to cast those votes. Likewise, McCain, Collins, and other Republicans today in the Senate are likely to vote against raising the debt ceiling because the Democrats control the majority of the Senate and will cast enough votes on their own for something necessary that looks bad.

    The House on the other hand... the majority party there has issues. Boehner is one of the most inept speakers in history, right after one of the best (Pelosi never lost a single vote on the House floor).

  • Christopher.B Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    Barack has added more to the national debt(7 trillion) than almost every other president(10 trillion) in the history of our country combined.

    Guy doesn't have a clue.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    President Obama didn't propose shutting down the government.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Oct. 11, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    When President Bush wanted to increase the debt ceiling, Obama voted against it saying that Bush's request was unpatriotic. Now he condemns Republicans for wanting to keep debt under control. Does he want them to do something "unpatriotic?" We need real leadership in the White House; a "commander in chief" not a "blamer in chief."