White House promises veto of GOP spending plan that would ease some sequester cuts, chop elsewhere

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  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2013 7:16 a.m.

    We need a law that outlines acceptable vacation spots for the President. When the President is in need of rest and relaxation the taxpayer will pay for his/her stay at Camp David. Any other vacation spot, the president must pay for out of pocket.

    The government is squabbling over financial concerns and the president's vacations is costing the taxpayer tens of millions of dollars. I'm not singling out Obama, President Bush's vacations and trips back to Texas cost the taxpayer a lot of money. We have become a nation of people thinking we are entitled to everything and that the government (tax payer) should pay. Presidential vacations should not be an entitlement. Do we elect people that think they are more important than everybody else, or is it something with the nature of the office/service that causes people to think so. The president is not royalty.

    As a nation, we need to get our fiscal house in order. Most people do spend money on vacations when they do not have it. The president needs to lead by example. Go to Camp David, get some rest, get your thinking right and then get to work.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    June 5, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    And JoeBlow, it was Obama who agreed to sequester cuts and didn't veto that legislation like he threatens to this legislation, so Obama has the ultimate say so on sequester cuts, not Ryan. There!

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    June 4, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    "Who created sequester cuts? Mitt Romney, George Bush, Richard Nixon, or Barack Obama?"

    Strike 4.

    It was congress. Paul Ryan even took credit for it. But, regardless, it was congress

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 4, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    Some questions:

    1. After spending cuts, will government find other areas to spend,--negating any real effort to reduce deficits?
    2. A few days after Moore Oklahoma was hit by a tornado, Obama forgot the name of this town, and referred to it as Monroe Oklahoma. Are promises for federal help going to happen?
    3. Are sequester cuts on spending, or on future increases?
    4 Who created sequester cuts? Mitt Romney, George Bush, Richard Nixon, or Barack Obama?

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    June 4, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Hey, I look at it this way. Since the Dems lost majority in the House spending has continued to decrease and the economy has somewhat stabalized(more like bottomed out i guess). So as long as BO is focusing on vetoes and wasting his time on partisan politics, he is not wasting all our money. Not the most ideal situation, but i will take it. :)

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 4, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    As a country, we need to be relooking at where our leaders are taking us, all the time. None of the Presidents, even Reagan took us down the path that our country should have gone down. However, the Congress provided that balance during that time as he did not have a Republican Congress. That is a balance of power. The problem with balance of Congress is they have become so politicized and polarized, in their own world of 535 members in the House and Senate that don't necessarily want what the country needs. Ear marks, lobbyists, unions, parties, private groups, bureaucrats, and organizations are getting their buy-in, so to speak.

    Our Congressmen from Utah and Senators have to have the same type of watch or surveillance on them. People have gone to our Congressman's office in DC and he is as pompous there as he was at the last Republican convention last month making a little dance up to a sponsor to converse his dislike for the Common Core. He is an educator or at least he is supposed to be. After seeing his display in government, I wonder what he taught kids about government.

    Role Model? Not!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 4, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    1st amendment.
    Yep, it's there.
    Of course we know BO and his cabal are doing everything they can to eradicate that right.

    Repubs already compromised when they allowed higher taxes. BO has not.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    June 4, 2013 6:34 a.m.

    "The GOP plan opposed by Obama restores cuts to the military while making cuts to domestic programs favored by Democrats even deeper. "

    How about a plan that cuts military deeper AND domestic programs.

    That is compromise.


    Can you tell me in the constitution, where it states that we get a tax deduction for church donations?

    Not everything is spelled out in the constitution. Even things you like.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 3, 2013 11:01 p.m.

    Harry's obstructionist dem senate is saving BO from having to use his veto. Either way, BO's veto or an obstructionist senate, the dems are ensuring no progress is being made in dc.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    June 3, 2013 8:06 p.m.


    Based on the degree of anti-Obama rhetoric, he must be making progress with conservatives, as you guys no longer compare him with Stalin and Hitler. That's significant progress. Was it the birth certificate non-issue or Romney's defeat that cooled you guys down?

    As for Nixon, it's instructive to note that Utah was the only state where he had an above 50% approval rating when he resigned, so I'm not sure this is your best line of attack, either.

    As for the assertion that Obama is heavy handed with the Veto, check Reagan's record.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 3, 2013 7:10 p.m.

    We spend more money on education then all other countries combined through all history.

    Would someone please explain how funding head start, and standardized testing, have decreased poverty, and improved our society?

    Taking money from working Americans, and wasting it on nonproductive programs is pathetic.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 3, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    Before Obama gets out his "veto pen", maybe he'd better re-read the Constitution and tell us where the Federal Government was given the authority to fund "head start" or any other social program. We are a nation governed by law. The law tells us what the few duties of the federal government and it also tells us that all other duties are to be left to the States or to the people.

    We would have no budget crisis if Obama learned that one lesson. His authority is very limited by the very people that he insults when he steps up to the teleprompter and tells us that our children and our parents are going to die unless we allow him to tax us to pay for their personal welfare.

    All this time, I thought that his grandparents housed him, clothed him and fed him. I must have been dreaming. According to what he is telling us, only the government can take care of our families.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 3, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    This President doesn't even want to try to work with the House. He is as polarizing a President as has been in the last 50 years. He wants his way in everything, even with his own party. Since he never really had a job, especially of this depth and breadth as the federal bureaucracy with Agencies and Departments, he is beyond Murphy's law and Peter's Principle. It appears he doesn't have a Cabinet that stands up to him and his non-governance and uses public opinion as his basis for anything.

    Vetoes and threats are his way of life. He must have had a different type of life than most Americans as most Americans at least try to get along with each other. Most don't think they are above the law and most try to live by the law. Most have to live within budgets and work with people which means having to come to agreements. Agreements is one thing he doesn't seem to understand. His way is, "Either my way or the road for you." That is not how companies, organizations, States and local governments work. It's a Nixon type government 1972-74.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    June 3, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    This is typical. If it comes from the GOP the President will veto it and then blame them for being partisan. We have 3.5 more years of this coming our way. Sure hope the GOP retains the house and Senate so we are only stuck with $21 Trillion in debt rather than $25 Trillion at the end of this Presidential term.