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Published: Thursday, Nov. 14 2013 10:38 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Reagan tripled the debt, was President for 8 years.

W. Bush doubled the debt, was President for 8 years.

Republican party 'takes back America' in 2010, fast forward to 2013 they are the least productive congress, only working 8 days this month. Shut down the government that costs' $24 billion dollars and have a 9% approval rating.

$4 trillion spent in Iraq.
$2 trillion spent on tax breaks for the wealthy.

This is the result of 'trickle-down' economics.

A dying middle class, Americans unable to get raises or full time work.

And the financial decline of America.

Doctor C
Orem, UT

And Pagan a "tax break" as you call it not something that is spent. We didn't "spend" two trillion on tax breaks for the wealthy. You didn't write a check to rich people. What that means is that people actually kept more of their own hard earned money and used it to increase the size of their business, hired more people, spent it on products that helped businesses make more money or invested it which provides money for other loans and business growth. Do you really think it makes more economic sense to take money from people by force and let the inefficient government idiots spend/steal it? I never got a job from a poor man! Every "wealthy" person I have ever known works very hard. Why is it that liberals are constantly envying the hard work and wealth of others?

SCfan
clearfield, UT

Pagan

As usual you forget that Obama has added 6 trillion of his own useless dollars to the debt. I say useless because even after 5 years and 6 trillion of unpaid for spending he has not improved the economy to even George Bush levels at their worst. Most of Bush was a pretty good economy, in spite of 911. As for the percentage argument, Obama has added about 33 percent to the debt, or one third. In only 5 years. He became President with about 10 trillion in national debt, and now there is 17 trillion in debt. No getting around those facts, but is sure is fun watching you Obama supporters trying to spin your way out of them.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

but the rich profited from the wars while the rest of us went down hill. record profits.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

This is all GW Bush's fault.

Instead of Hoovervilles,
He transformed 21st century America into a backwards regressive 3rd world beating around the Bush.

But -- not to be 99% negative,
The 1% have Quadrupled their earnings over this same time....

redshirt007
tranquility base, 00

This is what free trade with a communist regimes that exploits it's workers gets us. Why was that unexpected? We're not manufacturing anything here except war supplies and inconsequential odd ball items.

I for one, voted for Ross Perot in 1992. He said there would be a "giant sucking sound as jobs left the country" if we signed all these so called free trade agreements and he was 100% correct.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'We didn't "spend" two trillion on tax breaks for the wealthy.'

Yes.

We did.

And we all know I support my claims:

'The $2.5 Trillion tragedy: What America has given up for 10 years of Bush tax cuts' -
By Zaid Jilani – Think Progress – 07/07/11

'While doing so, Bush promised prosperity and growth, but the nation got neither.

'The cost of these budget-busting 2001 and 2003 tax cuts was, as estimated by Citizens for Tax Justice, roughly $2.5 trillion through 2010.'

You should try it sometime.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I'm glad someone brought up H. Ross Perot. He was a real "third party" option getting nearly 20% of the vote. But people laughed at the way he talked and his flip charts etc.

But in the end he was right about social security and medicaid (that if we continued down this path we were heading for disaster). And he was right about the jobs going overseas. In fact, if you study what he said, he was right about most everything...

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