Officials: Obama drops budget cost-of-living trims

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  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 10:05 a.m.

    @ Montanman
    It's revenues, not reserves and just google it. Also, google federal workers, excluding military and you'll see that they have gone down as well. To know the truth you need to know the facts.
    @ george of the jungle
    The Senate is part of congress and the Dem's are contributing to the lowest ratings as well as the Republicans.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 21, 2014 6:26 a.m.

    I hear about the President and Congress but I have never heard any thing about the Sennett. Whats up with them.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 20, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    @ FT. Your "facts" are baloney.
    Federal reserves? The national debt is now higher than our GDP under Obama. Higher tax reserves are not a good thing. It only means the government is confiscating too much of our productivity and harming the economy.
    The number of federal government employees are lower ONLY if you do not include the military, other wise its gone up under Obama.
    Our current President has a lower approval number than did GWB during the Iraq war.
    The GOP has not stopped Obama on anything. Everything Obama wanted, he got, period! Higher taxes, Obamacare, "stimulus" bailouts, DOMA destroyed, Iraq exit, doubled the number of food stamp recipients, raised the debt ceiling again. And now Obama is seeing the consequences of his policies and Democrats are running for cover!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 20, 2014 3:08 p.m.

    Fact: Federal revenues (taxes) as a percent of GDP have gone since BO took office and are at there lowest since the 1950's.
    Fact: The number of Federal goverment employees has gone down since BO took office.
    Fact: The current congress of the United States has the lowest approval ratings of any in our country's history.
    It matters not what BO offered up or will offer up. The GOP as a party cannot stop it's infighting long enough to negotiate or compormise on anything significant (budgets, immigration, etc.)with the Democrats. They're just trying to run out the clock, playing for a tie in hopes the next election cycles fall in their favor.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Feb. 20, 2014 1:21 p.m.

    Obama & Democrats already raised taxes in 2012 by over $600 Billion. But that's not enough for them.

    So they included tax increases in Obamacare that will be felt in 2013 and 2014.

    But that's not enough either.

    They want more of your money. They want taxes to go up again.

    We don't have a cash flow problem in the Treasury. Rather, we have a huge spending problem that has been propagated by both parties. At this point in time, there is only one party talking about reducing spending, and one party insisting on raising taxes to spend more.

    It should be an easy decision November 2014.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2014 11:57 a.m.

    The rich do not use more govt resources just because they made a lot of money.

    Barack is going to spend the same whether Mitt Romney makes $100k this year or $10 million.

    Only a lazy person would suggest simply because one person earned more money that they should pay for what I use. Mitt Romney and I use essentially the same govt resources. I would be lazy if I insisted Mitt pay for my share.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    The party of compromise?