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  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    It is probably a good guess to assume that those petitioners wanting to secede from the United States will petition to re-join the United States once the Obama administration completes its term in 2017. It is also important to note that these petitioners make up less than 1% of those voting for Mitt Romney, certainly not a number to get worked up about.

    Finally, demographics is working against the secessionists in much of the former Confederacy. Texas and Georgia will probably join North Carolina as swing states within the next decade. Virginia may become solidly Blue with its northern neighbors. And Utah's neighbor to the south, Arizona, will certainly be purple in the next election cycle.

    Fortunately, for the people of Utah, it should remain very Red for many years to come as long as emigration from Blue states remains low and the education system continues to keep critical thinking skills out of the curriculum.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    The only people surprised by the proposed tax increase are those who have not been paying attention.

    There are only so many things that can be cut before you need to start looking at increasing revenue.

    @VST: In spite of your snark, you are very close to getting the point. The author of this letter wants to blame the incoming Mayor for a proposal by the outgoing Mayor.

    Obama is not responsible for what Bush did - and McAdams is not responsible for what Corroon has proposed.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    It's okay, he's only doing what Mia Love did three times...

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    I'm so sick and tired of the Utah - Republican Good, Democrat bad - mind-set.


  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    I wonder why Larry neglected to mention that the current chairman of the county council (a Republican) said that "after four years of cuts, the increase is justified". Clearly the Republican majority will debate the issue rather than rubber stamp the increase, so that leaves only a partisan motive for this letter.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    "Friday, Democrats and Republicans in Salt Lake County realize they have been taken to the cleaners."

    If only it was true for only Salt Lake County.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Well, hey, Republicans have been trying for four years to hold Obama responsible for the foolishness of President Cheney and his little buddy.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 7:09 a.m.

    So now candidates are responsible for the actions of their predecessors?

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    What do the actions of the outgoing mayor have to do with the policies of the incoming mayor?