Let me get this straight: Lee, Hatch, Cruz, et. al. singlehandedly shut down the
government, and Obama and his cronies hands are clean? Fact is, we have too many
immovable objects in this administration and there will be no hope and no change
until we vote 'em all out!
The headline said Jewell supports paying back…I don't think so. She
responded to Rep. Stewart that she wouldn't resist. That's not
supporting.How do Hatch, Lee, Stewart, Herbert, and most of our
other elected politicians have the gall to want pay back when nearly all were
supportive of and instrumental in the government shutdown? That's the
height of hypocrisy and double-dealing. They all knew the shutdown meant
National Park closure. They all knew the economic impact to the state - and yet
they nearly all endorsed and supported the budgetary and political chaos.No - no payback for Utah. That would just encourage them all to continue
their destructive, extortion-based politics and ideologies. They all need to be
unelected. They need to be replaced by candidates who are there to serve the
people and the Nation - and not consumed by paranoia and 19th century
I have no problem with Lee, Stewart, Bishop and others standing up for what they
believe is right even if it is shutting down the government, but they should
take the medicine that involves and not go back mumbling and grumbling about
being reimbursed for what they initiated along with Ted Cruz. They shut down the
government because they believe that the federal government is too big and
spends too much of our tax money and now wants them to spend more. This is just
pandering to their Utah constituents, many of whom were unhappy with this when
it actually impacted their own state. Pretty disgusting actually. Secretary
Jewell has her hands full with this bunch and is wise to allow the process to
take its course and let others determine the fate of funding or not rather than
getting into that dog fight with these folks. Very wise indeed, Secretary
Madam Secretary, there is an old saying which needs to be repeated.Put your (really OUR) money, where your mouth is. Like with most
of the Obama cronies, we are likely to see her say one thing, and then do
exactly the opposite.If she says there is no legal authority to make
such payments, remind her that Obama has a pen and a phone, and has repeatedly
made changes in Obamacare without legal authority, so there is a firm precedent
that he can do this as well.
Our representatives who shut down the government causing untold harm and
economic damage in the billions want the government to pay it back. (Which it
should do) Let remember who did this horrible thing to our economy and country!
Let's not forget it when we vote.
Come now, it takes two to tango. Blaming people who don't agree with you
for obstructing sweeping one-sided decisions in government is exactly how such
messes occur in the first place. Those are in fact three of the finest senators
we've got right now.
Incredible! Mike Lee and Cruz buddy shut parks and government down. The state
rescue with money and now it takes months for our dithering senators to file a
simple bill to pay the IOU. Get them out of there and elect sane responsive
senators. And they wonder why approval percentage is 9%. Maybe their Koch
buddies should pay?
You have got to be kidding me. Just when you thought you've heard
everything, Senators Lee, Hatch, and Flake want the federal government to pay
for the havoc they brought to the states? I wish i had half the gall. But
I'm glad to be blessed with twice the moral compass.