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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19 2014 5:56 p.m. MST

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John Jackson
Sandy, UT

What is more logical, saying, "We, the federal government, cannot afford out of pocket to pay for this, but we have an open-ended tab that we know we really aren't going to have to pay off, so let's run it up," or, "No, Uncle Sam, bills do come due. If we are part of the household, we'll pony up for as much as we can and cover our part of the family on our own."
It is not logical to suppose you can run up a bill forever and without end. It is logical to worry about how you are going to pay your bills. Not expanding Medicaid might seem like passing up free money, but it is also passing up unfree debt, for debt is not free. Passing up medicaid expansion is not saying, "No, we won't help you." It is saying, "We will help as many of you as we can, but we are going to pay for what we give you, instead of running deeper into debt.

Sego Lilly
Salt Lake City, UT

Sundriver you're dreaming about putting people back to work. If you're over 35 in this state no one will hire you because you might hurt yourself doing the job you're qualified to do. Instead employers prefer to hire someone new to train every two or three months because the last one quit because they didn't make enough money, didn't climb the corprate ladder fast enough or just didn't understand what was expected of them.

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