Political change may not occur until Americans at the grass roots speak up

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  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Jan. 7, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    Republicans and Democrats are in the way of my utopia. They all need to go away. Government can exist in my ideal world as the servants and as the road builders. Not as the criminal element they are now.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    "Structural drivers of our debt." --That is medical costs. If we get our medical expenses down to the level of Germany, or Australia, or Japan, or anyone but us, our long term deficit projections looks entirely manageable.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    Americans have just learned that the Sandy relief bill was loaded with pork of all kinds. MUCH of it will go directly to four or five RED states. According to an article in Forbes, it had wide bi-partisan support because it was a way to ensure that certain Republican fiscal hawks would not try a filibuster. In other words, the pork was a way of buying their votes.

    Then there were all but one of Utah's Congressional delegation who voted against the bill, but only because they knew it would pass and their NO vote would be regarded by gullible Utah Tea Party types as some sort of victory.

    What needs to happen is for news media nationwide to ferret out and expose the full list of which Congressional districts received this pork, which legislators sponsored the pork, and exactly who will benefit from it.

    Only when our news media or someone else makes that kind of information available will Congress finally be held accountable. As it stands now, they know that they can continue to hide their sleazy shenanigans and hypocrisy.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 7:15 a.m.

    Perhaps the Occupy Wall Street Movement needs to be resurrected in a more effective form.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Jan. 7, 2013 6:18 a.m.

    The problem is DMN (Dallas Morning News) that money talks much much louder than words. Public pressure as an effective political tool for change is wilting under the weight of unconstrained special interest money that the U.S. supreme court in it foolishness has determinded to be protected "speech".