Obama cites progress in talks; warns of default

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  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Another fine example of the slimy press losing their credibility. Spinning the story as always and blaming Republicans for everything wrong.

    Did you forget Obama's comments from just a week ago when he said that HE himself refused to negotiate with Republicans?

    Is Obama so holy and sacred that no criticism can be conveyed to him? Per America's press, the answer is yes.

  • Bob K porland, OR
    Oct. 15, 2013 2:53 a.m.

    Oh, I am not sure if I can stand more of the hatred and condemnation and avoidance of responsibility.

    In the firet place, the wrecked economy and the deficit come mostly from the Iraq war and the neglected Afghan war, which were products of (in my view) the puppet, GWB, perpetreating in order to make the oil friends and rich contractors like Haliburton richer.

    In the second place, House members seem to have spent 90% of their time trying to discredit the President, his policies, and the previously passed ACA -- I suppose this is in hopes of making the Government not work, so that more folks will vote for a Republican President next time.

    As for the DN commenters who blame the President and ignore a Congress that takes their oaths and their salaries in an way that seems un-American, please think again.

    I keep posting that this website is owned by the church that has Jesus Christ in its name, but so many comments, and some of the articles, seem to forget Him.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 12:36 a.m.

    We need to fire each and every one of those back there in Washington. They only care about them and not We the People. They love power and what they selfishly want for them or their friends. So can we just start at the top and give each of them their pink slips. Let them see what it feels like to not get there pay checks.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 10:47 p.m.


    In a family in which one spouse recklessly swipes the credit card for whatever desired purchase while the other spouse tries to negotiate a budget, who is the responsible party? Sure, Bush ran up the debt, but that was nothing compared to what Obama is doing to our nation's credit worthiness. However bad the Republicans have been or are being, you cannot deny that the Democrats are no better.

  • migraine Indianapolis, IN
    Oct. 14, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    Somehow the current gang of Republicans have decided that they get to demand concessions from Obama in exchange for not ruining the government. Hardly seems dictatorial for BO to "demand" that Congress agree to pay its already-acquired bills (by raising the debt limit and not driving us all into debtor's default) and agree to open & run the basic daily government. The Republicans are the only party that for months has been openly promoting government shutdown as a bargaining strategy, and are the only party that has members promoting debt default as a goal. Neither of these irresponsible choices should ever have even been an option for any self-respecting public steward. Nobody - whether Obama, Reid, Democrat, Republican, or anyone else - should have to give concessions to people demanding favors just for not ruining our country's credit worthiness. With the Republicans promoting reckless fiscal brinkmanship as a strategy (fancy way of saying "extortion"), it hardly seems dictatorial to expect more reasonable and honorable behavior first, before negotiating on genuine differences of opinion.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    @lost in dc

    So not sure which one exactly you think I should defend the president against the irrational comparison of a duly elected official to a brutal dictator or the name calling "obamafiles" and yelling "NOTHING," "NOT?" please feel free to keep helping illustrate the point though.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 14, 2013 5:44 p.m.

    The issue is will we allow Obama to have a blank check, a no limit credit card or will we say enough debt is enough and for the first time in his life, make him accountable?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    There will be no default even if BO and harry continue to stonewall if Lew prioritizes payments to service debt first - as required by the constitution.

    However, since Lew is a dem, and we know they care not for the constitution, never let a good crisis go to waste, and want to inflict as much damage as possible for political gain - Lew will allow a default.

    Spring street,
    I cannot speak for mainly me, but I would think their reference to BO as "dear leader" is a fitting comparison to the totalitarian regimes of North Korea - that seems to be BO's preferred method of governance. How does it undermine thier arguments? NOTHING we ever hear from the obamafiles defends BO - they just attack those who see through his lies and deceit. Neither you nor One vote defended BO - you just attacked.

    I think another reason would be to remind all the obamaphiles that your dear leader is NOT well respected by a majority of the population.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    This means the tea party will be isolated. Moderation returns.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    Mr. Obama,
    Please submit a budget and let the congress resolve the differences in conference, then vote on it. Don't count on continuing resolutions to fund the government and play brinksmanship with a shut down. Presidents must display leadership and saving us, hopefully, from a preventable disaster is not leadership. Forcing the opposition to cave in on legitimate issues just to save us from the terrible consequences of a shut down is not good government. Those of us who voted for you deserve better as does the entire country.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:33 p.m.

    @mainly me

    So what exactly do you hope to accomplish by referring to the President as "dear leader?" Ir does nothing but undermine your arguments.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    barry, please give it a rest. 47% that are takers will always believe the community organizing telephone pole poster hanging zealot. the rest of us know better.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    For the Dear Leader, progress means, "They're gonna do it my way."