GOP seeks to smooth roughest cuts, avert shutdown

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 6, 2013 7:38 p.m.


    And why is the GOP passing this bill? Maybe to blame the President for cuts? For the group that is so concerned about the constitution it strikes me as interesting that they would try to pon off their constitutional responsibility. I do agree with you though Tators, I hope the voters see through this in 2014 and vote out a few more republicans in the house.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 6, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    It's interesting that the GOP proposed a bill that would give the Executive branch (Obama) the power and authority to decide where in the budget the overall cuts would be made. Seems like a great idea to be able to cut away where the obvious bloated fat is in the federal budget.
    Sadly, Obama said he will veto such a bill. First time he's ever turned down an increase in power. He truly doesn't want the responsibility or association of making any spending cuts, even when it will obviously help our country. Once again, he's letting this be all about politics! Letting these mandatory cuts create the most suffering and uproar is part of the democrats overall plan to try to blame the GOP and hopefully use that as a springboard to win back the majority in the House of Representatives in 2014. Hopefully, most voters will be able to see thru that misguided plan.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 6, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Notice it is the GOP who are trying to ease the burden of the so called cuts, which are really only a reduction of increase. Will they get the credit, or will Obama still be able to blame them and pretend he has not been President for over 4 years and has had nothing to do with our fiscal mess?

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    It's about time we trimmed government spending. This is just a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed. Defense needs to share in the sacrifice.
    The GOP ought to be calling out the Executive Branch for making the cuts harsher than necessary just to score some narrative points.
    How can we continue with the cuts unless we establish a rational way to reduce government spending? We are far from the reductions we need to make.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    March 5, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Barack crys the sky is falling. The stock market has a record day.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 5, 2013 6:22 p.m.

    The GOP yowls about Obama "campaigning" with the American people to gain support for his ideas.

    And then what do they do?

    Sorta looks like a campaign by the GOP to fool us into supporting their wacky waffles.