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Published: Thursday, Dec. 26 2013 11:09 p.m. MST

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Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Q: 2013 -- Good Year OR Good Riddance?

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A: Good Riddance!

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

As interesting as it was to see what issues mattered most to people it was equally interesting to see what mattered very little or not at all including the supposed Benghazi IRS and fast and furious "scandals"and defeat of both Prop 8 and DOMA. All the things the far right spent most of the year screaming the loudest about in 2013.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Phranc

You kind of forgot about Obamacare. That is the issue that has and will affect all Americans, and mostly in a negative way. However the other scandles that you did mention are more good reasons to vote out Democrats in 2014 and 2016.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@happy2bhere
It is true that Obamacare was rated as the biggest news story of 2013, but what does it say that knowing Obamcare is now the law that most Americans feel more optimistic about 2014?

ute alumni
SLC, UT

as long as barry, his groupies, the senate and the media are in his pocket 2014 will be bleak. period.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

What will the great dicktator barack huessein obama bring us in 2014?

Higher taxes, les full time jobs, more bike lanes, taxes for the "wealthy" with loop holes to get his donors out, golf, golf, golf, the slaughter of more US Ambassadors, gay marriage, another1.2-1.5 Trillion in obama debt, more welfare, more dependency, more pollution....

The only thing to be optimistic about is the 2014 elections and that democrats are having a hard time getting support this go around. But, no doubt the alphabet left wing networks are hard at work to find a lie or a way to manipulate and put fear into voters to vote their people in again.

If you have been able to enroll, has anyone seen a great benefit from obamacare? How are you enjoying your hikes? You think that's nice, wait until the 2014 part of the law kicks in with the taxes (I mean) fees....suddenly the tax credits don't seem to that much help when they take from you and then return a small portion. The same program is used in SS.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"Higher taxes, les full time jobs, more bike lanes, taxes for the "wealthy" with loop holes to get his donors out, golf, golf, golf, the slaughter of more US Ambassadors, gay marriage, another1.2-1.5 Trillion in obama debt, more welfare, more dependency, more pollution"

But, no doubt the alphabet left wing networks are hard at work to find a lie or a way to manipulate and put fear into voters to vote their people in again."00

Please tell me youthat you see the obvious irony of these comments?

TruthBTold
SLC, UT

Take a closer look at the Poll and comments.

There’s no doubt that overall 2013 was a very poor year for MOST Americans & the World in general.

For Democrats, look at the numbers: Congress' approval rating dipped to single digits and the President's numbers are in the pathetic 30's. So, of course there’s optimism--because the numbers can't get much lower; or can they?

For Republicans, there is also optimism--because Jim Matheson isn’t running for Congress again, and that they can finally push out other liberals in order to entertain their own agenda. Problem is they have this disruptive faction called the "Tea Party".

But, the facts speak for themselves--the World is changing around us--and not so much for the better unless you previously didn’t have any health care, or you were LGBT and not allowed to marry in certain states, or you are a Utah State Football fan, or you disliked Duck Dynasty.

Amazingly, most of the outside World doesn’t view things in America as "better". They see Americans as arrogant, faithless, wasteful and selfish--not the beacon of hope and light that it once was (or could be).

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@TruthBTold
"President's numbers are in the pathetic 30's"

Obama's Real Clear Politics average of a bunch of recent polls (14 polls) has him at 42.4% approval and 53.7% disapproval. Only one of the 14 polls (Quinnipiac 12/3-12/9) has him in the 30s. I guess you could say things are looking up already.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

If you are one of the last 20% die hard barack supporters. Your lame duck president presidency is over.

Can't you see the irony in that? Hope and change alright. He promised he wouldn't rest until everyone that wanted a job had one. I guess his work is done, no one wants a job, they love his welfare state much more. He promised to bring unemployment down to 5% range if we just give him free access to the bank of China. We're still waiting. He promised to bridge the so called "racial divide" he has been more divisive, with his only solution to hold a beer summit to lecture a white officer about responding to a call. Then fan the flames of hate when a court found a latino man innocent in the death of a black teenager.

We now have over $17,000,000,000,000.00 of debt. He promised to reverse that trend. Minorities have higher unemployment under Obama. He has ordered the murder of women and children by drone. Refused to close gitmo. And his only answer is that it's everyone else's fault. while lecturing us that we shouldn't blame others.

Worst president ever!

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ spring street Isn't it ironic that all of these horrible things have happened under the great liberal obama?

The only thing you had to do is chant "yes we can, yes we can, yes we can" and gold would fall out of rich old white mens pockets and social justice would sprout up like wild flowers and finally utopia would be here.

But, that's not what happened. We have more poverty among minorities, the rich got richer, the liberal laws kicked families out of the middle class. That's the America obummer created.

But, at least all of us now have obamacare right? If you canactually get on the website you might have your information somewhere, but, even then the data isn't going to insurance companies. Oh, and yourdoctor was justkicked off the health exchange. Soif you like your doctor you can't keep him/her after all.

Don'tworry ourchain smoking,potlovin, drugged up president is there to lecture us on health. When he's not getting a selfie with someone else's wife. But, that never bothered democrats since Clinton cheated on his wife,Weiner cheated on his and yes Republicans have done that to.

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