Letter: Don't give up on the country just yet

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  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 5:01 p.m.

    To "JoeBlow " I don't think you have a good understanding of what caused the housing bubble.

    First, during the Clinton administration you had the Federal Government using the CRA to push sub-prime loans to people that really couldn't pay them back. See "Bill Clinton - 25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis" in Time where they explain what Clinton did.

    You also have the Senate that asked specifically the oversight committee if there were problems with Freddie and Fannie. Chris Dodd said that there was not any problem. If there wasn't a problem, then what is there to fix? However, in reality that was just a few months before things went downhill.

    Please do some research before you respond.

    You do realize that the Trump Deficits are only 2/3 as large as Obama's largest deficit.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 17, 2019 3:02 p.m.

    Red, The GOP controlled the House and the Senate and the Presidency under GW Bush for 6 years.

    Why didn't the GOP replace those "Clinton era policies" that, according to you were so destructive.

    When Obama took office, the economy was in free fall. Let me guess.... Clinton?

    Tell me Redshirt. The GOP controlled the house and the senate and the presidency and in 2018 we had the highest deficits in 6 years. I would be interested to see who you blame for that.

    Hint - Trump Tax cuts.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 5:40 a.m.

    To "JoeBlow" actually Bush didn't get us into the recession. You can thank the coverup by the Democrats of Chris Dodd lying to the POTUS about the solvency of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. You can also thank the Federal Reserve and Clinton era policies that were pushing sub-prime loans to people that really couldn't afford it.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 16, 2019 1:20 p.m.

    "Remember Obama had us feeling the effects of a recession for 5 years longer than is normal"

    Ok, then. Lets play that game.

    George W Bush got us in to the worst recession since the great depression. And you want to blame Obama because we felt the effects too long?

    That's Rich.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 12:51 p.m.

    To "Impartial7" what about the damage that the Democrats are doing? Remember Obama had us feeling the effects of a recession for 5 years longer than is normal. Plus he had the slowest GDP growth out of any POTUS.

    We know you hate the Republicans, but do you really want to suffer the things that the Democrats want to impose?

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    As Joe Hill said as he was being taken to his execution, "Don't mourn, organize."

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 7:43 a.m.

    I didn't give up on the country through Nixon, Ford, Bush I & II, nor under the worst President in history.

    We call it "voting."

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 16, 2019 6:19 a.m.

    The biggest threat to our country is partisanship.

    People have grown to hate the other party and those that support it.
    They give their side a complete pass while blasting the other side for virtually the same thing.

    A house divided cannot stand.

    Those who are sewing the seeds of division are dividing our house.

    "Those People" on the other side are your friends, your family, your neighbors and your co-workers.

    Let me suggest this.

    Before posting something on social media, verify its validity. And determine if it is even relevant if true.

    Stop looking for reasons to hate the other political party. They have much more in common with you than they do differences.

    You want to help your country? You want to be patriotic?

    Put COUNTRY ahead of your party. Think about it. Country over party.

    Try it.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 8:00 p.m.

    I don't think we are giving up on our country. I think we are becoming aware of the damage that the GOP is doing to our country.