Automatic budget cuts will hit in less than a month

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:51 a.m.


    Nice try. I am fine with that. Have the government right me a check right now for what I have put in and I will not bother them for a dime when I retire.

    Of course you missed the point. Republicans are all for "responsibility" and "paying for your own" as they define what that means. My point is we all pay taxes for the "common good" and that has never been in proportion to our usage.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 7:17 a.m.


    I think we can come to an agreement here. You don't pay to educate my children, and they don't pay for your retirement. Deal?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 10:27 p.m.

    'Drop the victim mentality and get to work paying your own bills.' - Chris B

    I am still paying for your wars.

    **'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews – 07/27/10

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 9:16 p.m.

    **'Republicans BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11

    ‘Automatic budget cuts will hit in less than a month’ - Title

    Thanks alot GOP.

    The next upcoming Recession is your fault due to partisan-before-country rhetoric.


  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 13, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    Chris B,

    Could we apply your logic here in Utah and have those who are having children faster than rabbits be responsible and pay to educate those children? A family with 4 children in the school system making $80,000 a year will pay less than $1,000 in state income taxes which all go to public education. A couple making $80,000 a year with no children will be paying over $3,000 a year.

    Using your logic, why penalize those who are not using public education by making them pay more for public education than those families straining the system to its breaking point?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 3:09 p.m.


    There comes a point in everyones life(or at least there SHOULD come a point in everyone's life) when we say that "my problems are my problems. My bills are my bills and I need to pay for them"

    Unfortunately too many people have the liberal victim mentality that because Mitt Romney is rich, he should have to pay for my bills.

    Mitt Romeny paid millions in taxes last year. And the year before. And the year before.

    When Mitt Romney drives on the road and you drive on the road, does Mitt's car do 100 times the damage simply because he is 100 times richer than you?


    Then why should he pay for your car damanging the road. You should each pay for your cars damage to the road.

    Drop the victim mentality and get to work paying your own bills.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 13, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    What if any of us ran our fiscal houses like our "leaders" run the government? Go on wild spending sprees, max out your credit cards and write NSF checks all over. When we are arrested for grand larceny, we can tell the judge, "We don't have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem!

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Before the Bush tax cuts, we were running a surplus, ever since we have been running a deficit. What to do? What to do?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    Good. As painful as it is to stop spending, when we're spending too much, the answer is to stop spending.

    Not spend more.