Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 8, 2013 8:38 a.m.

    The Republicans need to beware of the "wolf in sheep's clothing" that came from Chicago and maybe the United States of America.

    He has yelled the sky is fallings before the Obamacare act got passed to force Senators and House members to vote against their constituents will and their own good conscience. You don't vote for something and then read it. Every member of that Congress who voted for the bill should have read it. They didn't want to read it as it may be something they didn't want. However, they listened to their House Leader who fearlessly said to pass it and then read it.

    We have a President who uses this type of process all the time. He needs to have learned from others that "The only thing to fear, is fear, itself!" Maybe he has learned that the sky is not falling completely and to get Senators and Representatives to act immediately.

    I'm glad that the Senators took part in a filibuster to exercise that part of their rules to keep that process alive. Senators are elected for the longest term for a reason. They have forgotten what that purpose actually is!

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Mr. Obama said the sequestration would result in a $30 mil loss to childhood immunization programs. His budget cut $50 mil from childhood immunizations, almost twice the sequestration, yet the president failed to mention that. The president has long ago stopped expecting us to believe him.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 2:33 p.m.

    Shut er down.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    March 7, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    The story is what we have here is the do nothing Repub's are doing something, now will the do nothing demcrats step up or remain the do nothing demcrats?

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 7, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    Wonderlove your final sentence because if anyone is "par for the course" its Obama who has played more Golf in four years than IKE did in eight. Nero allegeded fiddled while Rome burned Obama golfed while the US spent itslf into bankruptcy

  • L Central, Utah
    March 7, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    I thought Utah was going to have a bigger part to play with Senator Hatch as the ranking R member of the finance committee. From the gust list printed in the articlelooks like we were left off the list!

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    March 7, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Boehner is now saying these dinners are nice and all, but there's no way Republicans are ever going to agree to a compromise, so he's hopeful Obama will agree to everything the Republicans want. Par for the course.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    This means that Obama's "big government is just what we need" narrative is just being scoffed on the streets of America. We are upset that he is cutting programs for maximum effect, ignoring the waste in government.
    His message that we don't have a spending problem has been rejected.
    So now he has to make nice to spread the blame. I hope the GOP continues with its campaign that we DO have a spending problem and the sequester cuts are just the beginning.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    March 7, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    Hopefully this means this means that the President has found that listening to just Nancy, Harry and Joe is counter productive.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 7, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    As I read about the "rare" dinner and meeting President Obama had with the Republicans, it almost reminded me of the days when the U.S. and Soviets would sit down to talk. That is how out of touch this President has been with the other government leaders.

    Bottom line for fixing the problem. Each side is going to have to take a BIG hit with their political base. Republicans will probably have to (once again) increase taxes, and this time Obama will have to really make his liberal base mad at the spending cuts for social programs. He will have to be willing to sacrafice his popularity and accept it going down into the 40% area for this to work. The Republicans are already unpopular so they've nothing to lose. Question is will Obama be willing to have the same?