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Published: Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 2:25 p.m. MDT

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salt lake city, UT

Mike-outside of a few right wing radicals nobody is listening to you anymore. You're rhetoric and partisan ways have cost our country and state billions of dollars.

Light and Liberty
St. George/Washington, UT

Here they come. Instead of acknowledging the fact, the progressives will divert to some other topic. By acknowledging the ineptitude and bureaucratic nightmare many Americans are living through, one has to acknowledge the ineptitude of government. Progressives love bureaucracy and ineptitude. Government thrives on ignorance, control, and power, something the progressives can't do without!

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

What could possibly be better than a country ruled by Republicans?

No regulations on Banks or any part of Corporate America as well as the military-industrial complex until those entities let the Republican Party know the exact level of regulations they need to do business.

A teenagers dream come true?



The best way to get rid of helicopter parents is to do away with all those pesky regulations.

Exact Level?

Zero regulations.


Salt Lake City, UT

It's refreshing to see Lee acknowledge the role of Congress in regulatory law. Most politicos, when complaining about regs, conveniently fail to mention Congress has the authority to vote out rules it does not like and can also force modification of rules once they are implemented. However, the Republican-led Congress, like their predecessors, rarely bothers to address regulatory issues - other than to complain about their impact.

The Reader
Layton, UT

There you go again - You are obviously one of Mike Lee's lackeys? Think about what you said and what the consequences would be for the Average American citizen,know what it would mean for the rightwing-nuts. NO regulations = lying, cheating and money grubbing for those who want no regulations. Simply a mess where the haves (rightwing nuts) get everything without anyone stopping them at the expense of the rest of the nation.

Light and Liberty
St. George/Washington, UT

I never said no regulations. If a reader can't understand the difference between a government that serves the people and one that rules the people, I can't help him/her. Anyone that defends our governments regulatory policies as a model of efficiency is not living in the real world. For all the babble about "corporations" and the "military industrial complex", something with which I agree, you would think that those same people wouldn't hide their heads in the sand claiming that some evil Republican is the author of it, as if Democrats, and the President, are idle bystanders. When are people going to get a clue and realize that both parties love "corporations", the "industrial-military complex", welfare, and every other program that is a part of the charade of government "service." Both Democrats, Republicans, and every other office holder love it. They love war; they love poverty; they love immoral behavior. It gives them a chance to "fix" it and burden the workers with more taxes and regulation. One can be remain stupid, but once enlightened, you can't be made ignorant! It's time for Americans quit viewing the government as grampa Santa Claus.

Mcallen, TX


Give some examples of how Sen Mike Lee's rhetoric, and partisan ways have cost our country and state billions of dollars.

I'm anxious to learn.

Lake Sammamish, WA

Mike Lee is like Charlie Brown's teacher. "wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh wuh."

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

@The Reader

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comment.

With all due respect, I can see, from your comment, that you are unfamiliar with the concept of sarcasm.

I would encourage you to read any of my comments, over the last 2 years, for example, regarding my position, on the benefits, of a Mike Lee run universe.

There You Go Again as a Mike Lee lackey?

Surely you jest.

Salt Lake City, UT

Please don't feed the trolls, people.

"Light and Liberty" is a serious misnomer.
> Progressives love bureaucracy and ineptitude. Government thrives on ignorance, control, and power, something the progressives can't do without!

Do you even read the stuff you write?

Provo, UT

But isn't it the government's job to replace God and Church with laws and regulations and bribes and kickbacks and government ruling you peasants--never ruling a liberal, of course (hint, we are the Privileged classes--only the proletariat has to live by the laws we write! Just ask Obama if he or his friends are subject to Obamacare!)? How can anyone live if government isn't there to tell them when to eat, sleep, or even how to use a toilet?

/ so says the leftists

Lake Sammamish, WA

@There you go again.

"..and quit calling me Shirley."

Salt Lake City, UT

I am a small business owner, where are these regulations that are strangling me? Most of the rules and regulations I must live under are common sense.If I had my way, we would have single payer health care. I could offer my employees the same insurance as IBM. And my competitors would be paying the same as me. Vanceone---Obama and his buddies are subject to Romneycare, if they don't already have health insurance they are required to get some.


@FT really? We don't need to guess at the flavor of kool-aid you are drinking.

@UTAH Bill, When did "Congress" cease the inclusion of the Senate? Oh, yeah, partisanship gives definition to your words... Or did you just forget who the Senate Majority Leader is?

Madsen Hall Magic
Centerville, UT

There you go again...

"Roger, Roger".

Redding, CA

Just do term limits. Good results will follow, responsibility, representation, accountability. 2 terms no mas for senators. 4 terms no mas for representatives. starts with the passage of the amendment or law I think an amendment is needed, no grandfathering in existing congressmen, no add-ons keep it simple and clear. Get us back to citizen legislators. Make congressmen go back to their old jobs and live with the legislation they've passed. Other issues will be more easily solved once the lifers are out.

Murray, UT

We deregulated the airlines, then had to bail them out. We deregulated the Savings and loans, then had to bail them out and we deregulated the banks, a again we had to bail them out. De-regulation doesn't work.

the greater truth
Bountiful, UT


Deregulation works.

It's the bailing out that doesn't work, because they are not held accountable and responsible for what they do.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

Regulation isn't bad.

Regulation is law.
Law is order.
God's House is one of order. God has laws. We keep them in order to grow.

The problem is which law is being written. Our laws make it harder to live free, operate a business, and make choices about how we live... while allowing those with wealth and power to retain it. Regulation isn't the issue. It's that the people who make decisions aren't being regulated. Even worse is that they often regulate everyone else to prevent any other scenario. It's a recipe for failure. It will fail. It's really about who you put your trust in. God won't fail. Man will.

God's laws don't fail. Ours almost always do, because we're prone to wander. When as a people we live by true principles, we are fine. When we don't, we fail.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Tough to spin a tea party stance into actual governance. Shut down the government and all regulation is usual answer.

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