Furloughed guardsman fears losing Herriman dream home

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  • JLSR Palm Coast, FL
    Oct. 5, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    One thing is easy to see--either Republicans have no empathy or people in Utah have no empathy. My first thought was to look for a link to help these people. What is wrong with all of you? And BTW, the idea of government is to get things done that work for the American people. Congress was charged with passing the budget--somehow Republicans took this to a whole other dimension and got so off track it's no longer even halfway amusing. (I thought Republicans had respect for servicemen and women?)

  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:46 p.m.

    I feel bad but I find it hard to believe that a lender would foreclose on a home even with one month's missing payment? That's not going to happen. It costs lenders too much in court costs, delays. And also knowing that so many people are in the same boat with furloughs.... Makes for sympathetic story, but perhaps a little bit hyped?

  • Sandy Citizen50 SANDY, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    Don't blame Sen Hatch, he was actually trying to stop the government shutdown. If we look around, look at Sen Lee for some of the blame. Lee is the one that doesn't see how his actions hurt people. Sen Hatch is a conservative member of the Senate that will try to compromise where appropriate, but he is not an ultra-conservative ideologue like Sen Lee that won't work with others. Lee needs to go on the next election.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    I wonder just who it is in the Government that makes the decision as to just what jobs are considered "non essential". If I had my way, I'd furlough 95% of the White House staff, including the chef. Let Obama order out. I think whoever makes these decisions is purposely trying to upset the most people for political reasons only. I say the Guard is more important to the country than a lot of people still working in D.C.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:42 a.m.

    The Skogs may not realize it but their story has been repeated over and over again since 2007.
    Good people losing their jobs isn't new.
    I was out of work for three years, finally getting a job that pays me 1/3 of what I was making ten years ago.
    Basically, I work for health insurance benefits now. It's a lousy plan at that.
    I thought I had done all the right things, too. I got a degree, paid off my home, bought used cars, never took expensive vacations...
    It's funny; no one came around from the newspaper to take my picture when I lost my job.
    Welcome to the NFL, folks.

  • mightyhunterhaha Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 6:23 a.m.

    Orrin Hatch needs to remember her name? What about Mike Lee (I have to have my paycheck oops wait people are mad I better donate it to charity) or Harry Reid (UUhhhhh wait the republicans want something I better say no) or Obama (how do you spell compromise/ I spell it my way or the highway).

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Oct. 2, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Yikes, a "dream home" that you can't even be off work for 2 days and afford? I know he has worked hard all his life but this house looks very excessive.