Americans would stop worrying if their beloved government would stop
redistributing their hard earned money. Socialism and class warfare doesn't
make for positive bold action by businesses.
Republican politicians chose party over country. They didn't lift a finger to
employ anyone in order that one man lose his job. How bitter
they'll be when he remains in office, the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% are
adjusted back down to Clinton levels, where they belong, and housing prices
begin to rebound. Happy New Year, everyone.
If the top marginal rate, 35%, were to be back where it was before the Bush tax
cuts (39%), austerity measures would not be necessary. Why cannot the Deseret
News be for this? Because they are property of an ideologically coservative
This editorial is just an oblique attack on the Obama Administration. Ryan's
plan was rejected because among other things it would essentially lead to the
destruction of Medicare as we know it today. Ryan's plan would have privatized
Medicare and created savings by shifting health care costs to seniors while at
the same time increasing profits to health insurers. The only demagoguery Mr.
Editor, is the right wing bias of the Deseret News.
The most optimism lies in the coming presidential election, and the possible
rise of a third party, and voters who will perhaps oust the squabbling gangs of
reds and blues. Also that the nation will take a better course in its way of
life and merit the blessings of heaven.
For the 12th year in a row, Americans approach the final day with economic
worries on their minds yet.About 40,000 state laws taking effect at
the start of the new year will change rules. Alabama, with the country's
toughest immigration law, will require all employers who do business with any
government entity to use a federal system known as E-Verify to check that all
new employees are in the country legally. Eight states will raise the minimum
wage. They include Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Ohio, Vermont
and Florida. San Francisco will become the first city to raise its minimum wage
above $10 per hour. The new $10.24 minimum is nearly $3 above the federal
minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, set in 2009. Several federal rules change with
the new year, too, including a Social Security increase amounting to $450 a year
for the average recipients and stiff fines up to $2,700 per offense for truckers
and bus drivers caught using hand-held cellphones while driving. Many laws
reflect the nation's concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the
best way to protect and benefit young people.HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012.
Utah will play a role in helping Washington get its affairs in order. Will
Utahns keep asking for more federal spending while being unwilling to pay for
it? And will Utahns keep sending politicians to Washington who keep refusing to
compromise and insist on the high stakes political games that are putting this
nation in jeopardy? You can't point to others while you are part of the