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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 3:46 p.m. MST

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

We can all thank President Obama for helping us dig out the greatest economic catastrophe since the Great Depression.

Why would I?
Farmington, UT

Why would I thank Obama? He didn't get me a job. In fact, I had to lay off half my employees during his first term; I hope I survive his second.

As one lady reported a friend told her: "Yes, I'm better off than I was 4 years ago---because of what I did (changing jobs and traveling away from her family half of every month) not what the President did!

If Dem's push us over the fiscal cliff, we're headed for a depression. And their cavalier attitudes of the past four years just might find us over the edge.

philaD
Clifton Heights, PA

Henry Drummund,

You are kidding, right? I think the state of Utah, known as one of the more fiscally responsible states in the nation can thank its own policies for keeping them out of the ditch. And the end is not even in sight. We have been strapped with countless mountains of debt that will forever hang over this country and people. We essentially have been sold down the river. This country that once took pride in self-reliance has turned into the opposite. Worse, our morals have deteriorated. We have become a people that resorts to our base instincts as motivation, and our current president has used this to his full advantage.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

The depression has never ended, inflation, increasing non payable debt, and intentionally miscalculating events and funding has given the governments a false sense of reality. Before they can claim a windfall boost in the economy they still have to repay the debts they took on during the boom eras of government expansion.

Some where along the path of distributing the wealth inflation creates for government this $421 million was misplaced property of the education system so government will have to raise taxes anyway. They can't let the poor think they have any hope.

What this $421 million surplus and unexpected boost comes from is inflation. Inflation by its very nature is an automatic tax increase for government inflation to expand and this is how they stay porky fat. When they calculate inflation it eliminates many of the basic economic survival needs of the population. The formula hidea the real rate of inflation and economic recession indicators. Inflation is really double digit but on paper manipulations it says its only 1% and this windfall was from economic growth and development. Removing/falsifying inflation in the recession indicators has created a falsified economic outlook and fake reality to justify more government.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

I'm fairly certain that the current administration and state legislature will have zero problem spending the money and then wanting even more.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

They will spend the mponey alright. Just not where it's needed. Education won't get a dime. Neither will state employees. I'm sure the legislature will get a raise though. And more roads will be built, with the mandatory payoff to contractors. More money will go to useless "message bills" so the legislature can keep up its holier than thou and more conservative than thou righteous stance.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Instead of additional revenue,--how about "additional cuts"?

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