Comments about ‘Economic inequality a major theme of Sen. Mike Lee's tea party State of the Union response’

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Published: Monday, Jan. 27 2014 5:55 p.m. MST

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Kings Court
Alpine, UT

Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids!

Why do we need a Tea Party response, when the Tea Party faction runs as Republicans and we already have a Republican response. What's next? A Green Party response? A Libertarian response? A Constitution Party response, and on, and on, and on.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

simply reading George Orwell's Animal Farm will explain both income inequality and the Obama administration at the same time

Orem, UT

The main stream Republican Party no longer speaks for Constitutional Conservatives. Someone saying they belong to the Republican Party means very little. John McCain and Chris Christy say they are Republicans, but their behavior shows us they are progressives.

I look forward to hearing Mike Lee's perspective. Listen without prejudice, perhaps you will understand.

Murray, UT

@ellis984 John McCain and Chris Christy are not even remotely progressive. Mike Lee and the tea party group are no better than the other established parties, however, at least the two other parties didn't nearly bring the world economy to financial ruin last October.

San Antonio, TX

Senator Lee: Do the country a favor, keep your mouth closed!!!!!!!

Saint George, UT

To say that Mike Lee almost brought the world to financial ruin makes me laugh! Are there any teachers in our public education system that have taught Econ. 101. such bizarre comments make me wonder! Mike Lee is the Jefferson Smith of our day! He may not be Patrick Henry, but the likes of him, and many more, are going to be needed if our country wants a chance! We have President that will go down as the worst President in United States history. My only advice to Mike Lee is to leave after two terms or he will succumb to the same shame and corruption of all the rest!

Salt Lake City, UT

@Kings Court
Actually... Rand Paul is also going to give a response, so that's three responses tomorrow.

St.George, Utah

Perhaps an individual with no ties to any political party will be able to give their response?
What a concept!

Taylorsville, UT

We are not dead, the tea party is the new republican. Out with the old socialist and put in some realistic government goals.

I think the term economic inequality must change to "restore prosperity, high wages, and independent self sufficient citizens". We are not a government of compromise, or government oversight. Americans don't need government welfare.

Eliminate welfare should be the first act and make people work and look for jobs. Tell everyone to get on the job listing in all states regardless of unemployment benefits or not, its the means by which the democrats can claim unemployment is below the real 33% it is. Close borders, eliminate visas, immigration and refugee who don't want to become americans.

Cut funding to states so they can't be blackmailed by terms and conditions of funds to comply with federal mandates.

The tea party is about less governemnt to eliminate welfare and public assistance as non essential government we push the unbelievers into jobs, illegal aliens out of the country and schools.

Economic growth can only come from higher wages, organized labor, and job security by shutting down FTA (foreign trade agreements) which enslaves foreign nations to submission.

San Antonio, TX

Freshman Senators are much like little children, They should be seen and not heard!!!!!

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

I wish Obama would explain how income equality can be achieved when ever more people waste their lives away getting high, playing video games and being irresponsible all day and thus achieve no prosperity and ever fewer Americans work hard, improve their capabilities, develop their capabilities and thus achieve prosperity. Obama would change all that around? At least Mike Lee knows income redistribution punishes prosperity and rewards failure and as long as the government does that, we will have much less prosperity and achievement in every level of society. The difference is Obama has implemented destructive policies to individuals and our nation that are destroying our nation in everyway a nation can be destroyed and the TEA Party would implement policies that will produce prosperity, growth and achievement. If Americans don't believe that, they are either asleep or blinded to what is happening to what was once the greatest achieving, the most prosperous nation the world has ever seen! But Obama is changing all that with socialism and income redistribution! Wake up America!

Far East USA, SC

Let me go far out on a limb and make a prediction.

These responses will be long on criticism and short on solutions.

They will bash the ACA and offer nothing better.

The solutions, as always, will be to lower taxes, remove any and all government regulation and allow business to do anything they want to maximize profit.

Call me a visionary, but this is my prediction.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

blah, blah, blah --- something about fiscal responsility and loosing my house in a short sale...

blah, blah, blah -- something about obeying the Constitution, and shutting down the Government and holding the country hostage unless you get your un-Constitutional way...

This shoudl be very entertaining....

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I hope some one shuts off what the President will read so he'll have to actually say what he thinks.

Springville, UT

Mike Lee talking about income inequality? What could he possibly say of merit? Frankly, the GOP is an absolute mess. And reading the article, Lee seems to be representing the uninformed malcontents of society. So sad.

Hayden, ID

@ Esquire. You think the GOP is a mess? Perhaps you haven't seen Obama's latest approval numbers from likely voters! About 68% of voters disapprove of Obama's policies. Did you not see the Washington Post's warning that the Demos will likely lose their Senate majority this November? Seems the "uninformed malcontents of society" are not who you think they are!

Saint George, UT

Nobody needs to go out on a limb. The answers are simple, not the hopelessness that occurs with those who want to believe in every fiber of their being that somebody, i.e. the government, will make their empty lives better! People talk as if they have no control over the businessman that charges too much. The answer is simple; Don't buy from the businessman! What is wrong wrong with people who feel so hopeless that they feel taken advantage of when they can't have a smart phone, a big screen tv, or an income that provides three vacations a year in Hawaii? Or, in Joe Blow's case, not knowing what to do with a businessman that charges too much! Don't support the business, including Wal-mart, Mcdonald's, or a coffee maker that buys his beans from a sharecropper in Bermuda! Enough already of feeling like you can't control your urges or your own life. Quit feeling manipulated by businessman that provide a product that someone in Africa would throw in a fire pit to keep warm! Support Freedom!

Provo, UT

That's Right! The Tea Party should be shut up by force--it's the Democratic Party way! They shouldn't be allowed to speak. No one should, unless it is pre approved by the noble guardians of the left at the NYT and the Washington Post! Only they (along with the DNC) can decide what is appropriate political discourse!

If the policies advanced say that government is too big, then by golly, the government should shut them down! We can't let people hear those divisive ideas!

Because, after all, Democratic party ideas just can't stand up to scrutiny, so we have to shut down opposition!

Right, liberals?

Springville, UT

@ Mountanman, I see polls every single day, and they are all over the map. But the polls don't tell the story of the GOP being a mess. Let's see how things sort out in 2016. In the meantime, Rince Priebus, as one commenter said, will be eating a lot of Malox in the the coming months. Talk about being the captain of the Titantic.

Castle Valley, Utah

Mike Lee wants to hear our ideas for fixing economic inequality? Ok, here's one I've heard: Get government out of it, and tell Americans to buck up and get to work. Isn't this our magic bullet?

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