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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

What our friends who want a truce in Washington don't understand is that the Obama administration has run rough shot over the Constitution at every turn in the road. He is not a King. The exceptions that they have given to their supporters, Donor Corporations, Unions (and Jimmy Hoffa now wants out) and others are unconstitutional unless all Americans are given the same extra year to determine what is the best Health Care alternative for them. At some point you have to say enough on an issue that affects all American equally (Congress and the Executive Branch obviously is an exception by Presidential Order). Our debt of $17 trillion is greater than our GDP - can you spend more in your checking account than your balance will allow? No, so why should the government? We have three equal branches of government to provide checks and balances, before, during and after laws are passed to assure ongoing equality. Get with it people, Mike Lee is doing his job and we should be proud. Where is Hatch and his clout? He does nothing for the US or Utah. Time for a mid-term change!

tenx
Santa Clara, UT

But the point should be, what CAN stop the train from wreaking? Or does anyone care.

Mkithpen
Sandy, UT

Laws can be changed and or canceled after enacted. We frequently ament or change laws to better support the constitution and/or adapt for economic, environmental and world conditions that can negatively affect the intended outcome of the law. The problem with ACA is that no one including our elected officials were given an opportunity to review the bill as it was being presented so that these details that are being fought over now could have been worked out in advance or in reality the bill would have likely not passed due to the infringement of many of our Constitution protections to privacy and commerce that have been totally ignored. Keep going Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul. Don't forget what Speaker Nancy said, 'you have to pass it to see what's in it". Do you buy a car with our reading the contract? No and this is a much bigger life changing contract for every single American going forward. It's worth the scrutiny. Better late than never.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

tenx,
There's a reason they use a "train" in this analogy. It's because a train can't turn (like this legislation it's going to go where it's going to go regardless). Trains and legislation have to go where the tracks lead whether we like it or not, you can't just see a problem ahead and turn to miss it.

And like a train... it can't be stopped (at least not wherever or whenever you want it to stop). In other words... what's going to happen is going to happen (whether it's terrible or not). if you are stuck in it's way... there's probably nothing you or the driver (the government) can do to stop the terrible result that's coming.

That's why the illustration uses a "Train Wreck", not a car wreck (which can be navigated to avoided the collision ahead if either party sees what's coming in time).

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The Heritage Foundation is having a big golf outing in Oregon. Senator Lee can Caddy for Dement.

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