Penguin, these are both fine real Americans. However, there is a line in the
sand for those in the 4th District and that is do they want one more vote for
the Democrats, which will not help Utah. We are a red state and our
representatives will hopefully be for Utahns. Pelosi and Reid are not for Utah
values. They showed their real inner selves during the Obamacare debacle. You
can't say you represent our values when they subverted the Constitutional
and legislative process by passing the vote and then reading the legislation.Matheson didn't show his leadership, which he could have, in that
whole process. You can't serve two masters or three masters or 4 masters.
He went over that line and I don't believe Utahns should forget that. He
could have been like his statesman father but he gave in to the Washington crowd
and the President's pushing for His Law, Obamacare, no matter what it
costs.The costs in this case is a reputation and also the budget
line which was exceeded in all costs. Integrity is important and politicians,
unfortunately have seen that integrity gets sacrificed, which costs, maybe
Ms. Love has not figured out that there are consequences for ones statements.
She has adopted all the tea party talking points without giving any thought to
what implementing them would actually mean. It really isn't very
complicated, if you do away with the Department of Education to save money, then
you do away with special ed funding. Rather than being able to respond
intelligently what does she do. she attacks Matheson. She is in over her head
in this job, she doesn't understand the issues. This has been a pattern
any time policy discussions come up, she can't answer, so she attacks. We
need people who understand the issues in Washington and Ms Love is not ready for
These are two fine Americans. It's a shame we can't elect them both!
They could tag-team the problems in our community and get delicious earmarks
The poof of Matheson's sentiment of Utah is in his support of President
Obama, Vice President Biden, Majority Leader Harry Reid and of course his leader
in the House, Nancy Pelosi. He sold us out a long time ago. You
knew what he was when Utahans elected him. He has had a good ride but it is now
time for him to depart for his Washington friends who can't vote for him in
Utah.Maybe he can get an appointment from Obama prior to the end of
January and be an ambassador to some special place, maybe Marin county
We need to take care of the poor. However, we don't need the federal
government to run our lives. Matheson is not as conservative as he would like
us to believe. Where is he on state's rights vs. federal rights. He is
very much on the federal side. He likes the feds solving everything. As
another example, the national right to life committee rates Matheson at 28% of
their positions while Chaffetz, Bishop, Hatch and Lee all receive a 100% ranking
based on their voting record in 2011.
Representative Matheson has not had this type of opponent and appears to be
running scared. His PAC uses this type of advertising for a purpose, to put
fear and trepidation in his constituents. She knows cuts have to be
made and getting rid of the Department of Education would not be the end of the
world. The United States of America got good education prior to this department
being established. States, even though not all in agreement, had people
graduate from high school and go to other forms of education prior to this
department being established. The same types of problems still exist with this
overseeing of big brother. The agency has plenty of high paid people giving
high paid grants to people that don't necessarily have an accountability
factor. Changes of administration come and the agency still hasn't gotten
done what they proposed. This administration hasn't done any
better with the Secretary of Education, President Obama's basketball
playing friend, in charge. No Child Left Behind is still there and states are
always being threatened if they don't succeed. It goes to the definition
of is and that isn't defined, yet. Matheson is scared.
Matheson knows this is the lowest level of politics to scare mothers about their
children. . Mr. Matheson has now demonstrated he is just another pandering
politician with no idea how to lead, be fiscally responsible and no campaign
other than to throw mud at his opponent. Time to vote for Mia Love as the first
representative of Utah's 4th Congressional District.
Does Mia Love not understand the full ramifications of her proposals? We
don't need another blind representative. Vote Matheson!
In order to win GOP delegate support to receive the 4th District nomination, Mia
Love said some things using Tea Party rhetoric to show she was even more
conservative than her opponents. Now that talk is coming back in a negative way
and Matheson is smart to show the difference. She seems to be backtracking from
earlier statements. So who do we believe, Mia Love before the GOP convention or
What's sad is that Mia is acting like mitt, and just claiming that's
not what I meant when I said exactly that on camera?Pathetic victim
thing you republicans got going, Oh we're picked on because you caught us
lying.Much like the Mia ads claiming matheson got outside funding
when nearly all her funding is coming from outside pacs?
Love put out a fairly specific proposal to cut federal spending that included
eliminating all federal education subsidies. A more detailed proposal by The
Cato Institute, on which Love’s plan was based, specifically called for
eliminating special education funds.So I do not see where Matheson
was wrong in his statement? Mia makes a proposal, yet is angry when it is used
against her? What a hypocrite!
This allegation makes Rep. Matheson look desperate. Using small children as
props to distort his opponent's words.
This issue highlights the Federal versus State debate. The States, for the most
part, must be fiscally responsible; i.e. no deficit spending. The
Federal government has no such restrictions and everyone has this insatiable
appetite for the Fed's "free" money.The Federal
leaders, trying to buy votes, threaten the sick, the children and the elderly
with poverty and lack of care against anyone trying to be fiscally
responsible.Instead, our leaders need to grow up and learn to
prioritize, rather than buying votes with my, my kids', and my
grandkids' money that the Federal government will someday come looking to
collect (either through increased taxes, or collapsed economy)It's such a cop-out to say vote for me or we won't fund (read
deficit spend) needed priority programs.