Election-year politics shape congressional agenda

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  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 10:09 p.m.

    the picture of reid and schumer is worth a thousand words. just a couple of america's best and brightest. throw in barry & nancy and you have a world class group.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 6, 2014 3:39 p.m.

    TB is free to disagree and argue the facts as he sees them, provided his arithmetic is correct. On the other hand, sarcasm aside, if what I post is factual, then it doesn't matter WHERE the post comes from: Somalia, Haiti, Bangladesh - facts is facts, right?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 6, 2014 2:38 p.m.

    bungalow. Your figures are dishonest and deceptive in that you try to compare percentages. Try computing actual dollar amounts. With the National debt of large concern recently and the debt ceiling debates continuing, you want to see the figures as to what Barack Obama has done toward the US National Debt. Last year Obama added more to National Debt in his first 19 months than all U.S. presidents through Ronald Reagan combined with an increase of $2.5260 trillion. That is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S presidents from George Washington through Reagan. From CNSnews. Please stop trying to deceive people!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 6, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    "California's outstanding state government debt rose by about $5 billion to $617 billion, nearly a 125% increase during the last year, according to a new report from State Budget Solutions, a nonpartisan, DC-based research and advocacy group. The state's debt burden comes out to roughly $16,400 per California resident."
    Yes Mark B. You go right ahead and lecture the rest of the country how well you liberals run your own house!

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 6, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    Ah, yes. If only we could reverse everything in order to return to the days of perfect government under GWB, Dick Cheney, etc. We never complained then, and we never gave a thought to the end of everything, and we always had a surplus, never had any war and we had no taxes at all.....If only..Sigh.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 6, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    Eliyahu. If only congress and our wonderful Obama would just do less for us! We wouldn't have a $17.2 trillion (soon to be $20 trillion) debt to face, we wouldn't have this Obamacare mess, we wouldn't have millions of Americans wasting their lives being dependent on the government handouts and we wouldn't have a massive, bureaucratic, corrupt, wasteful and inept government stealing from us and our grandchildren! If only!

  • Abbygirl East Carbon, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    Its up to us now! But until this nation repents and turns back to God, nothing will change for us! American's are waking up.. but we are the change.. vote our those who brought us where we are, rid ourselves of the Democrats who did not read the Obamacare bill, rid ourselves from progressive Republican's who pretend to be Conservative. We know who they are!Our Constitution is already hanging by a thread, but this people will save it!

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    @Thid Barker

    "Anytime [sic] Democrat politicians get together YOUR rights, your liberties, your freedom and your property is [sic] in grave danger!"

    To be more accurate, any time Congress is in session, your rights, your liberties, your freedom and your property are in grave danger.

    In this case, however, it appears that the do-nothing congress we now have will try to do even less. A big part of the problem is the proliferation of all-or-nothing ideologues who don't understand that compromise is essential in any democratically elected body to prevent gridlock and a complete failure of the system. Unanimity on matters such as budgets and finances only happens in totalitarian states where the legislature is a rubber-stamp body controlled by the dictator.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 6, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    Anytime Democrat politicians get together YOUR rights, your liberties, your freedom and your property is in grave danger!