Well Rifleman, this was a 15 year trend, not a 3 year.... so using your litmus,
you got vote for someone other than Republicans as well.
Re: Dixie Dan Saint George, UT"Not to worry as Utah will continue to
vote Republican ..."Bill Clinton's campaign slogan was
"It's the economy stupid". It's not only Utahn's that
are going to vote Republican in the upcoming presidential election. That's
what has Obama's campaign committee so panicked.
1 in 5 ? That seems more like the percentage of those that didn't lose
Actually, if you read the whole article, this is a national trend that started
back in 1996 where it shows the middle class under siege and loosing ground now
for 15 years. That spans nationally both Republican and Democratic
administrations. Utah just happens to fit right into the curve.What
it really shows is that neither party is focused on the middle. Liberals are
concerned with the plight of the poor at the expense of the middle. The
republicans are pro-business to the extent the middle class is loosing ground.
Until either stops pandering to the extremes of each party, the middle class
will continue to pay the price for both.
This has been a one-two punch for those of us working in construction. First
the illegals, then the recession. Sure hope we can fix both problems. Cant
wait much longer.
This is how indentured servitude works, getting paid an income is an illusion.
Utah has been in a depression since 1980's and has gradually taken its
course. The recession has been deceptively portrayed because Utah citizens have
been forced in to financial credit debt to offset rising inflation. Along with
declining wages and incomes by small and large business owners using foreign
national occupation and intimidation to deprive the american worker of their
right to fair wages.What we have is not a normal recession, what we
have is an upside down government that has grown too big and its like a wildfire
that has to consume everything in its path and destroy it. As people become more
despondent and out of jobs government thinks it has to provide for these losses
but declining GDP cannot sustain welfare.Independence, self
sufficient, and border blockades on imports and exports will recover our
economy. Our economy is consumer based but outsourcing this country killed jobs
and the consumer with a slow and spiraling decline. Without consumers we are
forced in to socialism with no one to sustain it. Unsustainable socialism was
the death bell of the USSR as well.
Not to worry as Utah will continue to vote Republican and prevent the state from
becoming two-party which would give them a greater choice.