Faith leaders call budget crisis 'morally irresponsible'

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  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    Oct. 2, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    I am concerned about why the Congress are not forgoing their salaries because they are failing at their job? Why are we paying them exorbitant salaries for life when they are not doing the job they were elected to do.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2013 12:44 a.m.

    Re: Tators "which entails removing just 1 of the many new taxes it adds and also to delay implementation to the general public for just one year,..." For people with preexisting conditions who can't get insurance delay is denial. How dare you deny care to people who lack it and desperately need it.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    What part of borrowing money to pay back borrowed money do you not get. How long before the credit card limit runs out?

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    @mg scott
    what part of defaulting on those loans are not getting?

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    What part 17 trillion dollar debt do you people not understand?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    If Democrats demanded an extra 100 billion in stimulus money for infrastructure while Republicans get nothing, then Democrats say "okay, 50 billion, see we're compromising" you wouldn't consider that a compromise since Democrats aren't giving up anything relative to the baseline.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    Who's voice are they listening to?

    The Prophets?
    The Profits?

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    how is trying to piggy back legislation they cannot pass a clean bill on a compromise? if their proposals are as good and as popular as they think then they should be able to stand on their own instead of attaching it to must pass legislation.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 30, 2013 2:41 p.m.

    The Republicans have backed off from their original demand to defund Obamacare, and instead are offering a reasonable compromise to Democrats which entails removing just 1 of the many new taxes it adds and also to delay implementation to the general public for just one year, while the parts of it that are currently costing thousands of jobs get modified to something better. After all, Obama has already given similar exemptions to the unions and other special interest groups who supported him. The American people deserve that same kind of consideration.

    Since it's now the Democrats who are refusing to compromise whatsoever, even in the face of the majority of Americans currently opposed to Obamacare, it obviously should be the Democrats who will (or at least should be) stuck with the blame for shutting down the government ... if it actually comes to that.

    BTW: The Congressional Budget Office just released figures showing that the cost of Obamacare to taxpayers is actually going to be twice as much as the numbers Obama used in trying to sell it to Congress and the American public. The train-wreck is being exposed for what it is.