Judge Jim Matheson's campaign by his intentions

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  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    I am glad I no longer have to agonize about voting for Matheson. Thanks to the keen new redistricting map, I get to vote with the fine folks of Orem/Provo instead of deciding if a Democrat who votes against the healthcare bill (after it was obvious it had the votes to pass) and for torturing anyone who we choose to is really a Democrat. Just like 100% of all current Senators and Reps, job #1 is getting reelected and the rest is just the inconvenience you have to put up with till the next election.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    To Mike Richards 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2012

    . . .
    Jim Matheson has not represented the will of the people of Utah. He has represented the will of a very select group of people whose will is diametrically opposed to the will of the people of Utah.


    Not every Utahn thinks the way you do; specifically, not every Utahn can be found, with you, at the far right fringe of the political spectrum. There are Utahns who are true conservatives, Utahns who are moderates and (yes) even Utahns who are liberals. As it stands, four of Utah's five representatives -- Hatch, Lee, Bishop and Chaffetz -- speak for and represent the interests of those on the far right and, basically, ignore everyone else. Matheson is the ONLY one of Utah's representatives who speaks for and represents the true conservatives, moderates and liberals. You want to take away that voice and render them de facto unrepresentated.

    The true conservatives, moderates and liberals have every right to have their voices heard and to be represented. I'd be curious to know why you think their voices should be muted and they should not have a representative to speak for them.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 7:58 p.m.

    Re: "I'd say this letter lacks in credibility."

    Speaking of lack of credibility -- it's amazing that liberals can keep a straight face while telling us how well off we are under Obama.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    @Mike Richards

    Republican George Bush played golf during his presidency.

    No problem.

    Republican House Leader Boehner plays golf regularly.

    No problem.

    The Democratic President of the United States of America plays golf.

    Big problem?

    Your golf strawman fails miserably as usual.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    @Mike Richards. First of all the last two years there has been a republican majority in the house. They have to sign off on bills and if the deficit has increased they have allowed it to increase.

    Second, are monetary system is debt based. We as a country will never be out of debt because our monetary system is designed to keep us in debt. The bankers and corporate interest will always have this power as long we let them.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 11:43 a.m.

    So Matheson intends to keep supporting the policies that have given us chronic unemployment and crushing debt? I didn't know he was a supporter of President Cheney and his little buddy.

    As for those stifling regulations, higher taxes and scarcer energy, those are just imaginary fragments of fiction from conservative hallucinations.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    The economy is devastated. It's not just worse than it was with Reagan or either Bush, it is devastated. Using "classical" methods of "stimulus" haven't worked for Obama. He increased the deficit by 1/3rd during his presidency. He added $16,600 to the bill that each of us owes to pay for HIS deficit spending. How many people would it take to pay YOUR portion of the deficit at the rate that YOU can afford to pay? Are you willing to have YOUR taxes doubled or tripled to pay for Obama's folly? He has no qualms about telling you that your neighbor, through his hard work and sacrifice OWES you and every other American.

    Obama's intentions may have been good. Maybe he was taught how important it is that we share our goods with each other. The WAY that he chose to implement those intentions is by using force to take from us that which WE need to pay the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. He has decided for us that some, like George Obama, his own brother, will live in slums while others, like himself, play golf.

    Good intentions? No way.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    A lot of opinion but very little fact in this letter.

    Not very good if you're looking for credibility... Unfortunately, a very good strategy if you're merely looking to smear someone and use scare tactics. So nice job negative campaigning! High five

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 2, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    Whether it is "good intentions" or "good guy image" that he wants us to think about, what he has not thought enough about is that we didn't elect a "good guy" and we didn't elect someone to have good intentions. We elected someone to represent the will of the people of Utah in Congress. Jim Matheson has not represented the will of the people of Utah. He has represented the will of a very select group of people whose will is diametrically opposed to the will of the people of Utah. He has represented the will of Ms. Pelosi. He has represented the will of Mr. Obama. He has represented the will of those who want to lock Utahns out of Utah so that those from outside Utah can come and play in our backyard without ever seeing a Utah native.

    It should be our intention to fire him so that he can spend more time with those friends he's made in Congress. Let's see how many of them stick with him when he has no power and no influence.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    1. Right now federal taxes are lower than they were under Reagan, Bush I, or Bush II. In fact they are lower than they have been in over half a century.

    2. We are producing more energy than we did at any point in Bush's presidency. For the first time since the early seventies, we are producing ore oil than we are importing.

    3.At this same point in his presidency, Bush had added more new regulations than Obama has.

    I'd say this letter lacks in credibility.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    I certainly won't judge him by the obnoxious banner ad that fills half my screen every time of click on the Deseret news online.