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Robert Bennett: Future economic projections are wrong

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  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Feb. 19, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    More from a man who sat on the Senate Banking Commitee and apparantley had no clue as to the impending financial collapse

  • Eric Samuelsen Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    Excellent point, Senator. Which is why entitlement reform right now is laughable.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Feb. 18, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    climbing out of? really

  • The Hammer lehi, utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    MR. Irony Guy.....the cost of two wars doesn't even equal a drop in the deficit budget and the tax cut only amounts to 10% of our deficit problems. The real reason why we have the deficit is because of medicare and medicaid costs which have soared. Most of this is due to health care inflation (15-17% year over year at a toon to 40% of total government outlays) but it also has to do with an aging generation and more people going on to welfare (babyboomers and the unemployed). Additionally we had two recessions in the same decade.

    Blaming the deficit on Republicans is a laughable attempt at a joke. Medicare and Medicaid were both liberal programs started by democrats. and Democratic refusal to change the programs to be more consumer driven (vouchers) or cap-based (medicaid program developed by Mr. Liljenquist) is what further endangers the programs of surviving into the next decade and furthers our deficit troubles and that is not opinion based, its fact. Every audit which talks about the programs talk about them being a going concern which in laymens terms means bankrupt.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 18, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    Mr. Bennett, the projections of 10 years ago were far more optimistic than the reality turned out to be. When your party took control of the gov't we were looking at eliminating the nat'l debt by 2013 (today!) But after charging two major wars to the national credit card and deep-sixing the economy, your party turned a promising future into a disaster we are just beginning to climb out of. When will you and your party take responsibility for what you have done?