Lee is wrong on this issue. If no one ever takes a stand and says
"no!", the bailout mentality will never end. Each state and landowner
should reserve and insure against their own natural disasters and not seek funds
from Washington. Washington bailing everyone out creates a moral hazard that
keeps us overbuilding in risky areas, and the nation is in serious debt.Utah should lead out on this issue, set an example and say NO. Mike Lee
us quickly becoming like every politician we send to Washington. They preach
one thing, then do another. Shame on you Mike.
@My2Cents: What are the other justifications? Just so we know your stance when
it comes to federal help.This is a case of talking the talk, but not
walking the walk. Funny how that works!
Just more GOP hypocrisy. The GOP must have a boot camp where they train their
political candidates how to say one thing to get the vote from fanatics, then
turn around and ignore their "principles" when money or re-election is
on the line.It reminds me of a quote attributed to Groucho Marx:"I am a man of Principles! And if you don't like my principles...
well, then I have others!"
Sorry, I should have made my comment more clear so everybody could understand
it.Indeed Mike Lee has two sides to his mouth ... a side to get him
elected and a side that sees the real world.But, then again, that's
no different than most politicians, I guess.
Wait a minute here. Wasn't Mike Lee's campaign all about balancing the budget,
and rejecting the intrusion of "big government"? This is the perfect
opportunity for Mr. Lee to show his tea party colors, and reject these tainted
federal dollars. Anything less will be politics as usual.
I'm not from Utah, but I sure have no regard for Rep. Mike Lee and his ideas on
disasters and child labor laws. Child labor laws should be uniform throughout
the USA. As for disasters, where would states get all the money? Of course,
due to two wars the USA is also broke. I don't have any regard for Republican
What a surprise! Mike Lee indeed has two sides to his mouth!
Lee is so out to lunch on this. Utah, even with federal money, still under
funds education. Utah can't even keep its state parks open. I could go on and
on how Utah needs the federal government. Lee is naive. But what I find
offensive is how Lee, Rep, Bishop and the other nullification advocates
essentially spit in the face of Lincoln, the sacrifice of the Civil War and the
Constitution as duly amended to advance a fiction that is rooted in ignorance
and the past before this was one nation.
MOney trumps ideology. Thank goodness.
Natural disasters happening in the state are one of the very few justified
reason for federal aid to states for help. How ever that can get out
of control when cities and state religiously violate their own zoning laws to
put people and lives at risk. These cities in southern Utah are a prime example
of greed and violation of trust they should have to deal with on their own. Just
as live, homes, and families have been placed in harms way on the west side of
the Wasatch Front for the same reason, violating restrictions and zoning laws of
the state and federal government. These violations are the cities responsibly to
manage with no federal aid. It's called being accountable and responsible beyond
monetary kickbacks and greed.The real disaster was lack of respect
and obeying the laws before the disasters happen. Federal government should not
fund southern Utah greed.