A quiet surrender for the GOP

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    'WASHINGTON A united House Republican leadership surrendered crisply and cleanly on legislation to extend expiring payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans..' - article

    See, if Obama had proposed this, and Democrats had conceded to the Republican party...?

    It would not be 'enough.'

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  • David Centerville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 10:41 p.m.

    Regardlesss of an improving economy...when 30% of federal spending goes towards interest on debt, our economy isn't a strong one. When entitlement liabilities exceed $70 Trillion over the next 30 years, our economy isn't strong. I am so frustrated with Republicans, but I am even more frustrated with Democrats. Vote out incumbents who have been there longer than 2 years (sorry Hatch) & put in real people (I'll vote for either party if the candidate will work to reduce the debt).

    Feb. 16, 2012 10:33 p.m.


    it could be the GOP's chicken little act has lost its punch with the improving economy.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    This is why I don't trust Congress: Republicans or Democrats. Everyone recognizes that a huge problem is the national debt and the annual federal deficits. Republicans beat their chests and pronounce that they are the ones that will balance the budget and reduce the debt.

    But in the end, they can't get it done. Instead, they add another $100+ Billion to the deficit because they fear losing their jobs and their power.

    And the American voter isn't educated enough to support deficit reduction long enough for it to actually happen. Republicans caved because their polling, and their sense, told them that voters would rather have the tax break than a continued effort towards balancing a budget.