Timothy R. Clark: Adding to our debt is like freeclimbing El Capitan

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  • Reasonable Person123 St. George, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 11:57 a.m.

    We are drowning and this article is describing the flavor of the water. What is this deleveraging stuff and how is it done. Which programs are essential and which ones can be cut?

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Oct. 4, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    There is plenty of blame to go around for our country's debt condition. Yes, Bush and Reagan contributed to it as did Clinton (even though his last few years reversed the trend).

    Congress and the American public are also to blame.

    The main problem I see right now is that the current President (who wants to get another four years) refuses to accept any of the blame even though he is the largest contributor by far.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Oct. 1, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    I surely appreciate posters who can take a problem that's been with us for decades and explain it all in a single, condescending sentence. I guess there just was no deficit at all when the president's name was Bush or Reagan or - pretty much anyone else. No, it's all due to "barry".

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    "what me worry?" barry obama. the guy does not get it.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:59 a.m.

    Yes Christoph, too much education is the problem.

    This is the one-millionth article I have read over the last several years describing our spending problem. Rather than continually describing the problem, I would like to see somebody suggest how we can can elect a bunch of congressmen who don't believe in compromise and then expect them to work together to solve problems? Everybody can describe the problem, and even visualizing solutions is not difficult. But working together seems to be impossible... at least until we elect some people who believe in it.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    Lest Tim fear to say who is responsible without offending those constituencies,it is the democratic socialists and war mongering Republicans, as well as the lazy, entitled citizens, befriended by the Harry Reid's of the world, who are winning the day. Isn't standing up for the truth, no matter the situation, the definition of integrity? It sounds like something our politician's lack! They make excuses just like all the people that vote them into office. Where does that leave them and us? Without a country for sure!

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    Many in our society worship the Masters and PH.D program; are these necessary? Most universities should be shut down, merely there to teach expensive garbage.