Comments about ‘Mitt Romney loss prompts dramatic drop in Utah consumer sentiment’

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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012 5:05 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

"So, what's up with all these Utahns baggin on Utah? Take off if you hate so much!"

There we go, there's the Utah attitude we all know and love: don't speak up, don't speak your mind, just keep your mouth shut, dont question, or leave. Yep. There it is.

Actually AzRods, who's telling you to spend money? I think people should get out of debt, and have savings, we would be much better off.

I will bet the unemployment rate will be lower a year from now. The true cost of AHC? Well to start with less bankruptcies due to health care costs (which account to the majority of bankruptcies), people not refused insurance because of preexisting conditions, people not denied coverage after reaching some arbitrary payment cap, people able to get preventative care, people not having to seek medical care in emergency rooms for conditions that are not emergencies, hopefully a healthier population, overall less added to the national debt then if we didn't have it. . .

Yep, those are the true "costs" of heath care reform.

Ogden, UT

"Don't you know, Can't spend money 'without Congressional say-so...'"

If you're gonna blame Bush for two (unnecessary, you say) wars, you need to agree to blame Obama for the $5 trillion increase in the national debt. Largest ever. And he did it in less than the four years of his first term.

Sacramento, CA

"Patriot", until you've been in the shoes of the people you denigrate, watch how you speak of them. You have no idea why people who aren't working don't work. You have no idea whether they can even move, much less walk. You have no idea if they can afford even the tiniest, cheapest place to live, if they even have a place to live. Until you know what and whom you speak of, quit generalizing and speak only of your own circumstances. I do not appreciate your comments, and I'm telling you so here and now. I am fortunate enough to have a home, but I was not so sure I would, I have been homeless before, and I never forget or do not have a backup plan if I ever need to be homeless again. I thought if the election turned out differently, and my little bit of income became smaller or were gone, I might need that plan--only I'm a couple of decades older this time. That, I'm sure, you don't care about. Just think before you say something hurtful to someone you do care about.

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

I'll take your bet on the unemployment rate. I'm pretty certain it will be higher a year from now. But what we should really be worried about is what it will be in four more years. I can assure you it won't be pretty. There are a lot of companies getting ready to lay people off or reduce hours under full time in order to absorb increased health insurance costs when Obamacare kicks in. I work for a small business, they may have to drop health insurance all together.

Obamacare sounds all warm and fuzzy and everything but someone has to pay the bill. Who is that someone?

Orem, UT


Thank you for proving my point that liberals live in fantasy land.

Bush is a distant memory. The current state of our economy is due in large part to Obama's directive and leadership. Bush is long gone. Why do liberals refuse to hold him accountable?

I don't care about 2008, 2009, and the rest of the world. I care about the USA's current situation. The economy is worse than last year. That's all I care about. We have more unemployment than was the case when Obama took office, there are more people on welfare, and more people in poverty. You call this better? Entitlement spending is at an all-time high. The debt is in part due to the stimulus enacted shortly after Obama took office, but most of it is due to entitlement spending. Obama want's to increase it thus putting us further in the hole.

His fixation on punishing the rich is mind boggling. By punishing the rich, he will inflict lasting damage on our economy. Most of the 'rich' are small business owners.

Any clear thinking person can see the USA is in serious decline. Open your eyes!

Salt Lake City, UT

Don't worry, be happy. Our government has a Chinese credit card.


It might be good to note that federal government revenues are up 26% over the last year. Meaning that despite all of the doom and gloom, somebody somewhere, or more likely, a lot of somebodies all over the country are making a substantial amounts of money and are paying taxes on that money given there has not been any change to the tax code in the last 12 months.

Economies go in cycles. It's inevitable that an economy that has been down for so long will eventually start to rise as people figure out what went wrong and start fixing it. It doesn't matter who is President. The economy will rise and fall and rise again.

The Republicans slit their own throats by preaching doom and gloom while ipads flew off the shelf at a record pace. People may not have consciously made the connection, but their message just did not reflect reality and people voted that way.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

at one old man

"Utah is one of few places in the world where paranoia is contagious."

Widespread misperception of reality = paranoia?

Salt Lake City, UT

re: jasonlivy

"Thank you for proving my point that liberals live in fantasy land."

Is it anywhere close to the pocket of unreality that most Utah conservatives live in?

"I don't care about 2008, 2009, and the rest of the world. I care about the USA's current situation. "

Because, knowing how and why have no bearing whatsoever on solving problems; do they?

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