Insecurity index shows Utah hit hard by recession

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  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 24, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    Well Rifleman, this was a 15 year trend, not a 3 year.... so using your litmus, you got vote for someone other than Republicans as well.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 23, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    Re: Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    "Not to worry as Utah will continue to vote Republican ..."

    Bill Clinton's campaign slogan was "It's the economy stupid". It's not only Utahn's that are going to vote Republican in the upcoming presidential election. That's what has Obama's campaign committee so panicked.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 23, 2012 9:01 a.m.

    1 in 5 ? That seems more like the percentage of those that didn't lose money.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 23, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    Actually, if you read the whole article, this is a national trend that started back in 1996 where it shows the middle class under siege and loosing ground now for 15 years. That spans nationally both Republican and Democratic administrations. Utah just happens to fit right into the curve.

    What it really shows is that neither party is focused on the middle. Liberals are concerned with the plight of the poor at the expense of the middle. The republicans are pro-business to the extent the middle class is loosing ground. Until either stops pandering to the extremes of each party, the middle class will continue to pay the price for both.

  • jim l West Jordan, UT
    June 23, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    This has been a one-two punch for those of us working in construction. First the illegals, then the recession. Sure hope we can fix both problems. Cant wait much longer.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 23, 2012 4:23 a.m.

    This is how indentured servitude works, getting paid an income is an illusion. Utah has been in a depression since 1980's and has gradually taken its course. The recession has been deceptively portrayed because Utah citizens have been forced in to financial credit debt to offset rising inflation. Along with declining wages and incomes by small and large business owners using foreign national occupation and intimidation to deprive the american worker of their right to fair wages.

    What we have is not a normal recession, what we have is an upside down government that has grown too big and its like a wildfire that has to consume everything in its path and destroy it. As people become more despondent and out of jobs government thinks it has to provide for these losses but declining GDP cannot sustain welfare.

    Independence, self sufficient, and border blockades on imports and exports will recover our economy. Our economy is consumer based but outsourcing this country killed jobs and the consumer with a slow and spiraling decline. Without consumers we are forced in to socialism with no one to sustain it. Unsustainable socialism was the death bell of the USSR as well.

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    June 22, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    Not to worry as Utah will continue to vote Republican and prevent the state from becoming two-party which would give them a greater choice.