Government shutdown pushes Utah consumer confidence down

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 6:45 p.m.

    Fear of the tea party.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Oct. 29, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    You don't suppose it's because Utah GETS more from the Federal Government ($) than is GIVES?

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    This story may be missing the point, and claiming causation when there is only correlation.

    Yes, there was a shutdown, and consumer confidence fell.

    However, was the decline in confidence caused by millions of bureaucrats being given time off (and back pay afterwards), or by the failure of the members of Congress to address the perpetual problem of excessive spending, and the refusal to mitigate the disastrous train wreck that is Obamcare?

    Indeed, given those very serious problems which are being repeatedly kicked down the road by politicians unwilling to make the hard choices, it is surprising that informed people who pay attention to what is going on are not clinically depressed, not just exhibiting diminished consumer confidence.

    Conversely, the government "shutdown" charades should cause unhappiness only in the most gullible among us, or the most dependent.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    Any one that depends on the Gov. is counting their money. They can see that there is 3 checks till they might not get any money. me I'm looking at $200. for food and gas to save money for February's bills. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'm giving the gifts I can keep. My smile, my heart and my word. I hope every one appreciates my presents.