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Published: Monday, Dec. 31 2012 7:22 p.m. MST

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

They brought in busloads of "folks" in the Obama camp and staged a meeting (pep rally) at the WH on the tax measures. I watched and listened to it in great disgust. The people were all "plants" for the president, cheering on cue (probably from a teleprompter). I thought it very distasteful for a president to stage such an event when men were working so hard to solve this problem. And, then for him to mock them, laugh at them, and belittle the very lawmakers who were trying to negotiate a deal was so disrespectful. America, you got what you wanted on November 6th! The man doesn't know the first thing of how to lead and bring people together. It is all about him!

red state pride
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I echo BYUalum- you can say what you will about George W Bush but at least that man had some class. Many Obama supporters mistake long-windedness for intelligence but the "inarticulate" George Bush could say in two sentences what it takes the anointed one two paragraphs to say.
Memo to Barack Obama: when you insult Congress you insult every sinle voter who chose that Represenative to represent them in Congress. Mr President, you pledged in your first campaign for President to cut the deficit in half. Four years and trillions of dollars in debt later you can only cast blame and you still refuse to lead. Nice job.

btalk89
Provo, Utah, UT

It's a shame that Utahns sent this guy back to Congress. Of course, he's here to analyze the problem from the back bench-never offering solutions of his own and always failing to be at the forefront "fighting for Utah values." Where was his proposal? He's just like all the rest of them doing what he can to preserve his job and hold on to power. Here's yet another example of his constituents not knowing where he stands on a controversial issue until the last minute when he can guarantee the vote that is most politically expedient for him. Wake up, Utah! He's inept and can't be trusted. He destroyed Mia Love by scaring people into thinking she would cut education, federal reserve, and funding for autistic kids and NOW has the guts to admit that these things don't happen over night. What a hypocrite. I hope we take this as a warning sign that it's time to take the government back into the hands of the people.

Joey D
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

At least the "Cliff" would have provided a balanced approach! We just keep accelerating our ultimate demise, look out Greece you're about to have a new partner.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

The Republican House of Representative failed in its responsible to directly address these tax and revenue issues that the Constitution holds that it is primarily responsible for and just relegated the whole issue to the more deliberative and gentlemanly poised U.S. Senate which did its job. For those in the House that are disgruntled, they have only themselves to blame. Partly the problem is the Party System which puts politics above governing. If a vote had been allowed earlier in the House, it was likely that a bi-partisan vote of a majority of house members could have been forged and passed onto the Senate. Instead hard-liners rigidly sticking to their Party philosophy but this Country once again near collapse.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Memo to red state dogma...

When you and those of your ilk, insult The President of The United States of America on an hourly basis, expect the favor to be returned to you.

Your faux outrage is laughable.

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