'It would authorize spending $50 million a year for five years for grants to
governments around the country to help preserve records, whether in paper,
electronic or other form.' - Article This, from Hatch and the
party that wants to reduce national debt? Spending $50 million per year is
reducing national debt?
Orrin, is this really what you think you should be working on right now? Start worrying about genealogy when federal spending has been slashed by
That which is trash to one man is another mans treasure. That which is pork
barrel reckless spending to one man is another mans dream come true. $50
million is about $1 per person that actually pays Federal Income Tax.
Pagan has clearly let his hate limit his reading ability. The main co-sponsor
of this bill is Carl Levin, a Democrat senator from Michigan. In fact, I am
over-represented by Levins, since Carl's brother Sander is my Rep in the house.
This is a good and needed thing. Preserving history and records is
very important. This also is no pork-barrell project, but a plan to do so all
across the nation. I am all for it, but I guess I also hope to get a job from
it, so I am a little biased.
My hat is off to Orrin Hatch and Carl Levin. Good Job
I guess its only pork if you dont like it.Hey Folks PORK IS PORK. R
or D its still porkIf state libraries want to protect their records,
then states can pay for it.
Why can't the LDS church fund this?
@Fredd | 7:44 p.m. April 19, 2010 Yes, maybe the Catholics could do
it too, they have lots of records.Maybe the Irish should do it and
you could go on and on.
What's the Constitutional rationale for this? If it seems like a good idea, do
it? And, how will the grant money be raised? The country is flat broke.
Lawful and fiscal accountability... By definition, this idea doesn't fit either
scenario. But when does that stop a politician?
Duplication of existing laws. We already have a library of congress who's only
job is to preserve history and historical documents. Cities and states are
already required to preserve personal and historical information. Geneology is a
personal record of individuals and families already being preserved so why is
there any need for this new federal historical society? The private sector is
already in control of preservation and restoration of records and doing a very
good job.This plan seems a little excessive and too costly with only
one direction of higher and permanent costs to burden tax payers with. If this
task comes under the control of government they will decide what records and
historical data can be obtained and maintained in order to get the funds.I don't think Obama is yet ready to disclose his illegal and
unconstitutional presidency to the record keepers. His past is under lock and
key so he can't be disputed or questioned.
If Hatch is so concerned about preserving historical records, he may want to
start with the Constitution. He has Potomac Fever and needs to come home and
rest. I am a conservative and am appalled at how far left he has veered in
recent years. Are you aware that he has cut an unconstitutional deal to treat
Washington DC as a state, let them have a member of congress in return for votes
to give Utah another congressman? This is in spite of the fact the Constitution
clearly spells out DC is not a state and therefore not eligible for a seat in
Congress. But, hey, these days it's not what's constitutional, but rather what
does it take to buy votes.
I think this is a great idea and, I believe, it is a legitimate function of
government to keep and preserve important records. However, we are a little
broke right now. It may not be the best timing for the project.
Sen. Hatch outs himself as a closet socialist.
Not to worry Pagan. Nothing you have to say will be preserved.
I have said for a long time, Republicans and conservatives love federal spending
when it is on one of their projects, and hate it if it is not one of theirs.
That's why Hatch and the rest of the Utah delegation have no credibility.
This seems like one the better bills that the senator has sponsored. Maybe the
senator can write a song to promote it.
Sounds like more big government from those who profess to espouse small
Dear Rock: RIGHT ON!!!!
'Pagan has clearly let his hate limit his reading ability.' - 4:22 p.m.'Not to worry Pagan. Nothing you have to say will be preserved.' - 7:54
a.m. Wow. People must really be upset when their hypocrisy is made
apparent. When cries of 'lower the national debt' ring false with a $50
million dollar project per year. By the way, if people are SO upset with
what I say, why do the reply? You realize you are just giving me reason to
continue, right? I do realize one democrate signed on this. Could
that also be the reason our national taxes have been the lowest in years?
Majority of people who signed on this are republicans. How sad they want
your federal money to support project after project, while at the same time
claiming states should do without. Try this, next time you want the
federal goverment out of your lives give back the money you ask them for.
I wish every state would have good access to digitalize records. As an amatuer,
some states are better at it than others. Nebraska is horrible and in order to
get a death certificate I almost have to sign my life away to get one. The only
ones they allow you are yours, spouses, and parents. When I called washington to
get a copy of my husbands grandmothers death certificate, they didnt care what I
wanted the ifo for. (It was for fh of course). Nebraska has really hardened down
on getting cetificates for family history puposes.
RE: Pagan, Money for Geneology also serves a purpose for the LDS Church. I
suprised that a Liberal Mormon doesn't get that, afterall the name Pagan means
many gods(polytheism)like the Greeks who had gods,or Mormons.
Great project if we had loads of spare cash around looking for a good use. How subsidizing genealogical records is authorized in the Constitution
is still a bit of a mystery that would need to be cleared up.But,
when we are 12 Trillion in debt, blowing $50 million a year for 5 years is
absolutely irresponsible. "A million here, a million there, and
pretty soon you are talking real money."Yeah, the money our kids
will have to pay back to the Chinese from whom we are borrowing it.
This is important to preserve these records of our ancestors and not a waste of
money. We need to ensure that the records are not destroyed after being
digitized. Paper has endured for thousands of years. Who knows how long the
film, CD, DVD, etc will endure?? A nation that does not revere its people's
history and preserve it will not endure.An example is the Soviet
Union who destroyed many of the vital records of that county and the communist
government in China who did the same with thousands of years of family lineages.
This was the backbone of the nations.