Love, McAdams refute allegations in dueling FEC complaints

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  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2018 7:13 a.m.

    So now the radical right is calling Mia a Democrat? Wow that is mind boggling. The radical and divisive behavior of the GOP at work.

    Best thing would to be to vote a Democrat in, and make my gerrymandered district really represented by a real progressive.

    I feel sorry for Mia as she is in a no win situation with the Trump regime. If she stands up for immigrants like her own family she will be attacked by the GOP, the radical right and Trump. If she doesn't, she looks like a hypocrite

    So let's make her life easier, and also get rid of the money from Koch Brothers and extraction industries that funded her campaign and elect Ben Adams. The GOP has done enough damage to this country. My district now has a chance to have real representation.

  • SLC Grandma Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 10:44 p.m.

    I'm tired of the 'us and them' game of politics. With two dominant parties, it seems everything is either/or and if you compromise and negotiate, you're called weak, even though it may be better for the people. I wonder if there were more competing political parties in the mix, we might have broader ideas and representation because minor parties could join forces and gather enough votes to force out the two dominant parties or at least show them where the country's true values and hopes lie so they realize they're taking the wrong, self-serving. power-driven road.

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 10:02 p.m.

    District Judge Laura Scott ruled that Mountain Accord broke both Utah's Open Meetings Laws (OPMA), and Open Records Laws (GRAMA).

    Ben McAdams ran the Mountain Accord which spent $8 million mostly of tax payer monies to lobby for Public Land Trade for 4 rich ski resorts when they can handily lobby for themselves.

    Ben McAdams is a lawyer and long time gov't employee. He knew or should have known he was breaking the law.

    These are facts drawn by an impartial court as to the conduct of Mountain Accord run by Ben McAdams.

    Career politicians do not make good politicians.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 2:07 p.m.

    For all intents and purposes Mia Love is a democrat.

    I'm curious WHY the demos. want to elect McAdams?

    Just because she ran for election as Republican, virtually every vote she's ever taken has been as "democrat", or as "moderate" as she dared.

  • Makid Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 1:55 p.m.

    @imsmarterthanyou, there was a time that I would have agreed with you that "A do nothing Republican is better than ANY Democrat" but not anymore.

    Why you may ask? The reason is simple:

    Democrats may raise taxes, but they will also cut spending to reduce debt. They are more keen to raise taxes on those making more than $250K yearly and lowering it for the working poor.

    Republicans may lower taxes, but they also increase spending. They increase military spending when military leaders say it isn't needed. They won't cut spending for fear of losing votes. Where they do cut it, they only do it because they know it won't pass the Senate (S.N.A.P.) because they would then be branded as being against working mothers and hating children. As has been shown, they are the true party of raising deficits.

    The only way to bring down deficits is to put Democrats in power to raise some taxes, cut spending (especially on unneeded military items), lower the annual debt and institute some reforms to medicare such as regarding prescription drugs that Republicans have been blocking for more than 20 years that would lower costs and save Billions $$.

  • imsmarterthanyou Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2018 12:46 p.m.

    I'm not the biggest fan of Mia Love. She has the appearance of doing nothing except trying give amnesty to all the illegal criminals from all points south. I would fight against her on that. However, I voted for her and probably will again unless a better republican runs against her in a primary. A do nothing republican is better than ANY democrat.