Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What the fiscal cliff tells us about America, its problems

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 6, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    More and more, I think we can trust used car salesmen much more than we can trust any politician.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 6, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Government is now a group of people entrenched in self interest, corporate interest, party interest and lobbyist interests. We need limits of one term, and to cap contributions by individuals, which apparently include corporations, to something like fifty bucks. We need to make it responsible only to people again. I'd also like to see a system of government developed that eschews party affiliation totally, but I know that's not going to happen. The best we will get is more of the same.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 6, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    The problem is we have groups out there that have grown up so coddled that they really believe all of life needs to be done only on their terms, and that compromise, asking them to give a little as the other side gives a little, is too much to ask.

    How often here have we seen comments that asking for personal sacrifice is unconstitutional. And yet this country and its greatness has largely been built on those doing things to provide greater opportunity for the next generation. From taking often dangerous journeys to now lands - we have become a nation of takers. From the so called 47%ers who feel society owes them opportunity, to the ultra conservatives that feels they deserve unlimited freedom and rights with out personal sacrifice and responsibility, we have generations who think it is all about them.

    We had men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who were land grant wealthy, had everything they needed, no upside needed, but who choose to risk it all so that we might secure freedom for all. That attitude, that level of sacrifice and compromise is all but lost in todays political world.

    Just my 2 cents worth.