For Obama, a transcendent win still not assured

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  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 1, 2012 5:03 p.m.

    I am very worried about the future of our country! Massive debt, intrusive government, increasing unemployment and now free healthcare for millions that we cannot hope to pay for!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 1, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    So... Obama and his supporters have promised that this was NOT a tax. They said it multiple times. This mandate is NOT a tax. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that a mandate is unconstitutional, but a tax is not. Now it is a tax.

    Obama has two options: admit that it is a tax, or do away with the mandate because it is unconstitutional. Which is it, Obama? Did you lie to us? Are you going to break your promise? Or will you take a step in the right direction by doing away with this law and start working on a new law, this time WITH Republicans, WITH transparency, and WITHOUT bribery and back-door deals?

    If you do neither (which seems to be almost guaranteed to happen), you show us what your integrity is worth. You deserve to be a one-term president anyway since you failed to fix the economy in three years. Or is that another broken promise?

    I am very patriotic and I love this country. It is for that reason that I strongly oppose Obama and his socialist ideas.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    July 1, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    All lies from Obama. Romney 2012!

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    July 1, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    "All the rest of what Obama accomplishes will fall under the dimmer view of history assigned to one-term presidents". What Obama has accomplished will linger for a long time.It will take years for our children and grandchildren to pay off the debt that he has saddled us with. As far as the Supreme Court they re wrote the bill so that he couldnt loose. Remember the leftys crying that the court gave Bush the election . That was bunk but this was a undeserved gift.My mother always used to say the constitution will hang by a thread. Well its here and now.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 1, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Too much ambiguity with Romney....
    Obama 2012!

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    The court said it was not constitutional .......but as a tax it is within congress to tax. Quit saying it is is not!

  • peter Alpine, UT
    July 1, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    Worf--thanks for the reminders and continued evidence that nothing can be trusted that comes out of the WH, including the ACA. Fortunately, many governors are opting out of this unsustainable entitlement program, realizing that the feds will initially fund the majority of this program, until more and more people join medicaid because of continued high unemployment and many who are unwilling, yet able to work, to the point that not even the feds can afford their portion, hospitals become inundated with freeloaders, and the whole thing goes belly up. Like every other entitlement program, the ACA is destined to fail miserably.
    Already, in Illinois and other States, medicaid payments to hospitals are delinquent 6 months. What company can operate this way? And these Stats claim to be broke. Would you want to provide services to a company that can pay their bills?

  • Paul Scholes Provo, UT
    July 1, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    While I am not sure how I feel about the particular piece of legislation known as Obamacare, I am grateful to the President for opening the discussion. There are countries out there who get a bigger bang for their buck in health care. We can do better.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 30, 2012 10:57 p.m.

    Truth or lie:

    * insurance will be affordable to all Americans--Obama, Nov 30, 2007, in Washington DC
    * I will fight for jobs for the jobless, and hope for the hopeless--Obama, Nov 30, 2007, Washington DC.
    * I will eliminate taxes for seniors making less than $50,000 a year--Obama Sept 12, 2008, in Dover NH.
    * under my plan I give a firm pledge, no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase-not any of your taxes. Obama, Sept 12, 2008-Dover NH
    * we will increase domestic drilling to 68 million acres of land, and 40 million off shore. Obama, July 31, 2008--Cedar Rapids Iowa
    * we will wok with Canada for an oil pipeline --Obama, August 4, 2008--Lansing Michigan