Robert Bennett: Ryan-Murray deal signals hope for a broken Congress

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  • Reason?? Farr West, UT
    Dec. 24, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    That Bennett thinks the "Plan" is a good thing is of course not surprising. He has his own part in the bloated, broke and irresponsible federal government we now enjoy. Hatch and Utah's Reps in the House are all complicit in the insanity, and the day will come when it all comes undone. The backlash will be ugly, but unavoidable if we don't stop the moral decay.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    400 filibusters in the Senate by the GOP. More than triple under any other President. More than double from under George W. Bush.

    86 judicial blocks from the Republican party. Almost as much as all other previous President's, combined.

    47 failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Costing America $50 million dollars.

    Government shutdown. Costing America $24 billion dollars.

    113th congress. After Republicans 'take America back' in 2010, fast forward to 2013 and they are factually the least productive congress in 60 years.

    Congress has an approval rate of just 9%.

    There is a simple way to fix a broken congress.

    Vote Democrat.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    Thanks for the big fail Senator Lee, you illustrated the absurdity of government by Hannity-Limbaugh.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    Until the federal congress treats the people's money as sacred it will not matter what deal is made.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    "Getting along" and "compromise" are the sort of fluffy good feeling talk that happens when one side is bent on not giving anything and the other is only too willing to compromise their core principles to be seen as cooperative.

    When you have good versus evil, compromise should never be a goal, only defeating evil. In my opinion, the goals of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and their evil.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    and this was the reason Bob Bennett is sitting at home instead of Washington DC.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Dec. 23, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    @T. Party – “There are 17 trillion reasons why I think he is too easily satisfied.”

    You’re right… and don’t you wish we had a party that actually cared about those reasons?

    Instead we’re stuck with the “preserve our entitlements” party trying to govern alongside the “drown government in the bathtub” party, both of which pay little more than lip service to actually balancing the budget. And so you get what we have here today…

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    The only problem is this deal wasn't vetted by the regular process for committee hearings, etc. Plus the screw job it did on our retired veterens. The retired Vets should get everything that they ask for. Take away the money that goes to illegal aliens to pay for everything.

  • T. Party Pleasant Grove, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 7:32 a.m.

    The national debt continues to grow at an astonishing rate, and Ryan-Murray does little to slow it down. However, for Bailout Bob it is the compromise that counts. There are 17 trillion reasons why I think he is too easily satisfied.