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Published: Thursday, Dec. 19 2013 4:00 a.m. MST

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Bad idea.

It will get abused. We need to slowly and steadily start backing off of these kinds of programs.

md
Cache, UT

Another Democrat that wants to me pay for another entitlement...what a shock.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

@ Joe: "It will get abused. We need to slowly and steadily start backing off of these kinds of programs." No Joe, run away fast from this disastrous program

Hey boss, my kid is sick I'll be out for the next 4 weeks ----yap insurance will cover it

....4 weeks later

Hey boss, my other kid has phneymonia, I'll be out for the next 5 weeks ----hello insurance here I come again

....5 weeks later
Hey boss, my step kid is in a coma,....where does this end?

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

Family values! Unless, of course, it requires real action and sacrifice.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

MD, you mean like Medicare part D?

Largest entitlement expansion in decades.

GOP idea, Drafted and sponsored by the GOP, GOP house, GOP Senate and GOP president. Kind of hard to pin that one on the dems, eh?

Take the blinders off. The GOP has championed quite a few of their own "entitlements"

G-Day-M8
WVC, UT

There was a day before government intervention that families, churches and communities were the fall back. It was hard and not always fair but people survived and became stronger in spite of their trials.

Since government intervention the United States has seen Trillions of dollars utterly wasted and millions upon millions of cases of fraud and abuse in Medicaid, Medicare, unemployment insurance, Workers Comp, etc. Welfare fraud and abuse is rampant, food stamps the same. Insurance fraud and tort cases off the charts. Social Security fraud and abuse and the very system on the verge of total collapse. The affordable Care Act is a virtual (pun intended) and financial disaster. Government workers make up 1/2 of all employment in America. Unfunded pension liabilities in the 20's of trillions of dollars. US debt is approaching 20 trillion dollars. The housing crisis and TARP have crippled the economy not to mention enriched the bankers and insiders. Kid's cant work because of child labor laws. College funding is completely threatened. The cost of war has left hundreds of thousands of US military personnel scarred and or maimed for life with no money in the VA.

Fred44
Salt Lake City, Utah

I agree we should go back to 16 hour work days, no overtime, no vacation and dock workers pay for lack of productivity. Anyone not in a management position should be payed the new minimum wage of $5.00 and hour. We should end all taxes on business and we should all pay a 10% income tax on money earned up to $50,000.00 then no taxes after that.

md
Cache, UT

@Kalindra
"Family values"?
What?
I sacrifice more than 50% of my earnings to the government in one way or another. How much do you sacrifice.

Margaret Thatcher said, "I think they've made the biggest financial mess that any government's ever made in this country for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they're now trying to control everything by other means. They're progressively reducing the choice available to ordinary people."

Sound familiar?

G-Day-M8
WVC, UT

Continued:

But in this case why not pile it on, after all, it's only a pittance compared to everything else.

Here is my recommendation for legislation--Not one more entitlement until every ounce of corruption and fraud have been eliminated from the train wreck we now have. Enact the severest penalties for those who corrupt or defraud the systems already in place and then systematically repeal the entitlements.

Abolish the dole and re-enthrone work.

DEW
Sandy, UT

The heading tells the whole story. WHY?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"Government workers make up 1/2 of all employment in America"

What? Care to back up that claim?

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics it if far far lower. Under 8% (excluding education)

The largest employer in the world is the US department of defense.

Either way, your claim is far from the truth. (and easily fact checked, if you so desired)

G-Day-M8
WVC, UT

Continued:

MD: Right on target!

I invite all to read the declaration of independence and then add to my list of government abuses until it fills this story with 200 posts.

I for one am sick a tired of pick pockets, muggers, black mailers, extortionists and usurpers of my right and your right to self government. My Oh My, how far we have strayed from freedoms path.

No excuses for more entitlements!

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Re" Good Day Mate

Reading your first post was really depressing...........

Because all of it is true.

Isn't it just like a Liberal Democrat to be proposing another new big government entitlement program while we are in the midst of the biggest deficits and debt, along with a lousy economy. Nice work New York. Thanks for electing this socialist woman to the Senate. Don't do us any more favors please.

dalefarr
South Jordan, Utah

Our distribution of income is way out of wack. Workers can't support a family. To avoid a revolt, one of two things has to happen. Either the minimum wage and additional costs have to be placed on the private sector (which I favor) or taxes have to be increased to fund additional welfare programs for the poor. There ain't no other way to maintain a civil society.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

There was some guy in the 1930s in Germany that made the same type of proposal, all of course for families and economic prosperity.

G-Day-M8
WVC, UT

Dalefarr,

What's wrong with a revolt when tyranny prevails?

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Well heck yea. It's easy. It's other peoples money. What else would a liberal think?

VST
Bountiful, UT

Ah yes, another half-baked proposal by a liberal politician who wants to take money out of your pay check to help pay for it. Can anyone say “another entitlement program” that will result in runaway costs because it cannot be totally covered by your paycheck “donation?”

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Another unsustainable liberal vote-buying scheme.

Basically the same sort of Ponzi scheme they set up with Social Security where "your money" would always be there, but Congress stole all that and spent it on other stuff, leaving a bunch of nearly worthless IOUs.

NO MORE give away programs of any type, no mater how noble and kind they may sound. We are broke and cannot afford the welfare we pass out already!

Jim B
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Taking money from anyone else to give to others not matter what justification you may use can only be rightly described by one word "Theft". If you wish to give you money to others then feel free to do so, but don't steal from others to make yourself feel good.

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