Having a plan that lays out future changes in taxes and spending would help dispel uncertainty

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Oct. 28, 2012 5:39 a.m.

    What happened? Those on the right are certainly silent about this article.

    I was expecting them to shoot the messenger.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    If you tell me, "To fix our deficit problem we need to carefully reduce spending in certain areas, include military spending in those cuts, carefully raise certain taxes, and have an evidence-based discussion about the proper role of government," then you'd have my complete attention and cooperation.

    If, however, you tell me, "To fix our deficit problem we're going to give everyone a big tax cut, increase defense spending, cut federal payments to the states for Medicare and Medicaid and then let the states decide how to take care of their elderly and their poor with a lot less money," then I'm going to work hard to keep you out of office because you're not making the tiniest bit of sense.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    It is a worrisome thing that CEOs are openly exercising political control over their workers. Not that it wasn’t happening before, but that it has become an acceptable crime in the eyes of the public.

    The notion that reducing and limiting government is good for business is a two edged sword. Doing so will certainly make it easier for business to operate as they please but it will also make it less a controlled competition and result in fewer more powerful businesses. Causing the notion of a free market to be pushed further into oblivion.

    Business control and corruption is what takes away our freedoms, takes us to war and rations our attempts at the good life. Increasing the power of business in government, is the wrong way to go.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    But if Mitt told us his plans, he'd lose for sure.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    "Yet instead of encouraging growth, the federal government may slam the brakes on the economy in January, when a series of huge tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts are scheduled to take effect."

    So here we have an editorial that claims that we need to raise taxes and cut spending, yet it argues that the tax hikes and spending cuts coming in January will wreck the economy.

    These 85 CEOs would also have a little more credibility if they specified which taxes their own corporations would be willing to pay more of, and which government subsidies and preferences they would be willing to eliminate. You know when it comes to the actual legislation they will fight tooth and nail to protect any advantage they currently have.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Oct. 27, 2012 5:51 a.m.

    Hmm, So the article states that CEO's of 85 Major Us Corporation believe that we need to fix healthcare and entitlements, cut spending and raise taxes.

    These things are obvious to anyone who takes a non-political look at the situation. And to anyone who has not signed a pledge "based less on economics than on the politics of winning a GOP primary.

    Cmon people. We have a real problem. And the solutions are obvious.

    I have little doubt that the Dems will compromise (yes, kicking and screaming all the way) on these issues.

    The big question is the GOP and those that signed the Grover pledge (including Romney)

    Do you really want to FIX the issues, or blindly adhere to your parties ideology, which places party interest over country interest.

    Looks to me like the CEO's recommendations align much more closely with the Democrats.