GOP primaries have been about one thing, money

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 9:44 p.m.

    Who supported the Bush tax cuts?

    *'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax cut expiration' - By Becky Bruce, Deseret News - 12/01/10

    'WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are drawing a line in the virtual sand, vowing to keep all legislation off the Senate floor unless Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts...'

    Who signed the Wall Street bail outs?

    *'Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill' - AP - Published by Denver Post - By Tom Raum - 10/03/08

    Who signed the auto bail outs?

    *'Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill' - AP - Published by Denver Post - By Tom Raum - 10/03/08

    Who profited?

    *'Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 10/26/11

    ' It finds that after-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007.'

    The GOP has only EVER been about money.

    And as such, put profit over the well being of American citizens.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Jan. 23, 2012 2:06 p.m.


    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan believes we need a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics.
    Fascinating interview with Stockman conducted by Bill Moyers, "Crony Capitalism" can be found on the internet at Moyer's site.

    Neither party escapes blame. The main difference I see is that one party talks but doesn't "walk," while the other party just wants to "double-down."

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    lds lib
    Your original post was interesting. Where was the quote from? You're correct, my nerves are often hit when someone from either the right or left is deceptive.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Jan. 23, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Hemlock | 9:37 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Must've hit a nerve.

    Did I say anything about Party?

    But your rationization and hyper-defense is a good indicator of guilt.

    This is exactly what "Mike in Cedar City | 7:05 a.m."
    said about "Citizens United"

    The Gadiatons [who have the Gold] make the rules.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Jan. 23, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    For years we have had the "best congress that money could buy". Now we will also have the best President that wealthy ideologues and corporations can buy regardless of party. The Supreme Court's "Citizens United" decision has opened the flood gates to political donations equated to speech. If we are to preserve any semblance of our democracy, this political aberration must changed by constitutional amendment. There are notable efforts afoot to do this, including "Move to Amend". Several major cities have recently passed resolutions in support of this effort including Los Angeles.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    lds lib,
    Is that why President Obama is well on his way to raising $1 billion, mainly from unions, plaintiffs bar, Hollywood and financial fat cats like George Kaiser? Senator Obama said he would not accept private money, just public financing, when he began his campaign but when he realized he could outspend his opponents there was a convenient flip-flop. Or aren't we supposed to remember that?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    Have you any money?

    You can buy anything is this world, with money.

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    I propose a 50% tax on campaign spending. That money should go into the social security fund. The politicians stole it so they should give some back. Oh.... and stop raiding the fund in the future.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Jan. 22, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    Until we get the huge amounts of money out of politics, nothing will change.

    The rich people, the rich corps and the rich unions pay for the campaigns.

    In return, they get favors. These favors are detrimental to our nation.

    Rail against all this money. Not just what is given to the 'other side'.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    This article should be required reading.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 1:03 a.m.

    The GOP primary has been about money because the GOP is about one thing, money.