'Fiscal cliff' will test Republicans, Democrats

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  • jimbo31545 U.S., GA
    Nov. 8, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    The people did not vote on raising taxes in Tuesday's election. They voted to elect a president. Nothing more. If taxes are to be raised, that must be done by Congress, a completely separate branch of government. The people elected a Democrat-led Senate and a Republican-led House. They seem to like divided government. Now, let's see what happens. I believe that any deal is going to have to include dramatic cuts in spending, which is completely out of control.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    First, this is typical AP spin for the Obama administration, ignoring the 800 pound gorilla that signifies that we are hopelessly in debt, addicted to borrowing, and the current members of Congress have repeatedly shown they lack the intelligence or will to take the ONLY action that will make any improvement at all: cut spending especially entitlements.

    Now is not the time for Republicans to cave in and simply raise taxes on the producers, but it is the time for the socialist left to compromise by cutting spending.

    The very first step to force taking necessary action would be to refuse to raise the debt ceiling.

    The campaign ad with the Chinese guy telling about the decline of America for foolishly trying to "spend their way out of debt" really tells us everything we need to know.

    Stop the spending!

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Nov. 8, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    The President of the United States has a great deal of power....granted.
    No one has yet proven that our President can control the weather, bringing in destructive hurricanes and storms.
    As he is not a superhero, either, probably won't see him flying through the areas affected, and personally, cleaning all the rubble that remains throughout the states affected by the storms.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    Guess what Mr Obama and Demacrat people. Look what is happening along the east coast. More storm will slam harder for a long time and very little recovery. More power outages and people there going to REGRET for voting him. It is going to be a long recovery to our nation. I believe Mitt Romney and his wife will leave the country for a while doing the church work (mission).