Get rid of the caucus system..
Although I did not vote for them, my Rep.Jackie Biscupski and Senator Ross
Romero, both Democrats, honored their Oath of Office to defend my Civil
Liberties by voting against HB477.They have gained my respect and my vote.
I agree this has been one of most frustrating session I have seen in my 60 years
of following the results of our legislators. It is time to remove some or most
of the senior legislators. When they make statements that they disregard what
the voters want because they know best what Utah needs. I thought they were
elected to do what the majority of there constituents want. Our elected
officails caved in to the various religious churches, big business and
farmers/ranchers. With the new immigration bills that invite a guest worker
program and allowed they can bring in there families including cousins nephew's
grandparents and with that opening the families will grow to hundreds for one
guest worker. Who pays for all the beneifits they will recieve, one guest worker
who will be paying taxes on $8.00 a hour wages. We need a change on the hill. We
need legislators that put the Utah legal population ahead of illegal immigrants.
What cost will it be to monitor the program if they do, what enforcement is
required if any. Please someone explain to this old man.
Food for thought: take a look at some of the "conversations" that
happen via text messages. For example, how many former Utah school teachers are
now in prison for abusing their former students and some of the most crucial
evidence that put them there were their text messages, or just yesterday SMU was
punished by the NCAA for violations that were found in text messages, and the
list goes on and on. Point is, along with the good there is also a lot of
shifty business that takes place through text messages. HB477 is Disneyland for
lobbyists - especially shady ones. WAKE UP UTAH!
What the heck did Waddoups mean when he said "Government is intended to be
hard"? Is that in his beloved Constitution? I don't think so.
'SALT LAKE CITY Illegal immigration and open records may have dominated the
2011 Legislature that ended at midnight Thursday but lawmakers spent plenty of
time talking about feral cats, too.' - Article Worst. Legislature.
Lack of diligence cannot be a criticism of the Utah Legislators. They worked
hard. I do not enjoy being critical of others. I do not live in Utah but my
grandchildren do and hence my interest. We are faced with class warfare as bad
as it ever was. To deny this is being ostrich like. However, I do not believe
the problem lies mostly with the ignorant masses clamoring for entitlements but
more with the arrogant and disdaining attitudes of the Koch brothers and their
ilk. The increasing shift of wealth to the top 5%, or less, accompanied with
shifts to regressive taxation is simply not sustainable.
Government secrecy has existed for decades. When there is secrecy, there is
corruption. I used to be big into states rights, but it seems to me that the
states are selling out to the fed.
Good the legislature ends - enough damage 400 new bills. Our Utah
Legislature will; make money for the select few, hurt the children of Utah,
provide more government secrecy, and pray to the alter of the all mighty gun.
Too bad we'll once again be reaping the rewards years from now: especially when
no one is becoming a teacher in Utah after all the anti-public education bills
This was the worst legislative session I have seen in a long time! So now we
have no rights when it comes to know what our elective representatives are doing
via e-mail, texting, voice-mail and etc. They are going to allow illegals to get
work permits which means taking more jobs from Utahns! Who do they work for?
Well, it looks like not us! I believe it is time to start reminding them who
they work for...us! We are their bosses! Its time to make sure that what they
did here will be remembered at the ballot box when they are up for