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Published: Friday, March 11 2011 6:59 p.m. MST

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open minded
Lehi, UT

If legislators can grade themselves, why won't they let schools grade themselves?

jp3
Salt Lake City, UT

Talk about narcissistic, self-serving hogwash. The repeal of GRAMA has angered and frustrated most Utahns, and you give yourself a B+? I'd give them a D-...and that's being nice.

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

How many jobs did they help create? Why didn't the legislature cut their benefit package to save the state some tax money?

OJF64
Sandy, UT

Big Fat D is what the deserve (opinion of a tax payer)

owlmaster2
Kaysville, UT

I'm not sure I can even comment with the gall these legislators display.

A grade of a B or B+???

HB 477 alone was a solid F.
Then you throw in HB 83, SB 59,SB 73,SB 97,SB 206,SB 256 and the list goes on.

My grade?? D- with a citizenship grade -- Needs Improvement, should show more concern for others, doesn't interact well with constituents, uses cell phones openly in class getting secret messages.

I'm disgusted.

praxis
Salt Lake City, UT

B+?

It's definitely a strong F-

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

Seriously?

The sad part is they honestly believe this.

This has to go down as one of the worst sessions in state history.

Stripped away from the teachers what little they had left, took away the public's rights to know what their own representatives are doing, allowed guns at schools.

A solid D-.

Pathetic.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

The most important thing is that we can shoot a feral cat with our state gun. :)

Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

In regards to that last quote where Waddoups said, "Our whole lives don't need to be public"; that may be true sir, but the PUBLIC servant part of your life should be public. Get a personal cell phone, email account, pager number, facebook page and what not if you don't want the world to know. But if you're making calls on a taxpayer provided phone to a corporation about a taxpayer funded contract or something else that effects us, we have a right to know. Please look outside the Capitol to see that not many Utahns are giving you a B. The arrogance is truly astounding.

AmPatriot
Kearns, UT

How arrogant can they get, I'd give them a large double bold F minus. They failed at every issue and accomplished nothing about our economy and over spending. In fact they mad everything worse.

Michale Waddupps, you have had your last election you turncoat traitor as you have turned your back on your constituents, the citizens of this state and Taylorsville for the last time.

The legislators this session seemed to have given Utah citizens the impression that Mexico voted them in to office and they now work for the Mexican government and illegal Mexicans hiding from the federal government in Utah sheltered communities.

This legislative session has stripped the citizens of Utah of more civil and constitutional rights by destroying our right to petition our government. However, they also have not enforced the constitutional law that prohibits illegal aliens from organizing and petitioning and terrorizing citizen and government leaders in a government they have no vote in. This is evidence of failure to listen and failure to obey the will of the citizens. The will of business and illegal aliens is none of the state legislators concern, it is the citizens 'will' they should fear.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

What do they think they are on Saturday Night Live. I didn't read the story the headline said it all. You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.
This may very well be the biggest fraud ever loosed on Utah!!!

tom_e
Kaysville, UT

It is too bad the Deseret Media Corp., the Salt Lake Chamber, and the legislators work behind the scenes on issues like immigration and then the media complains about the openness of the legislators.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

When it comes to this Legislature "We Have Been Jimmered"!!

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

This just shows how little the legislature knows about being a teacher.

B+?

These guys should be no where near an education system. Pat yourselves on the backs all you want but this was a poor legislative session. One that made me sad to call myself a Republican. There was too much micromanaging put into place and too much taking away of local control. Especially when it comes to education in our state. The legislature just needs to get out of the education business completely except for the funding. Even that part they don't do well. In fact if I were a teacher grading funding on a curve, Utah would be at the very bottom.

DBeck
Eagle Mountain, UT

Sadly, the only place any of this will matter is here. We are all ticked off, but not enough come election time to do a thing about this session. Next session, January - March 2012, they will make sure they do not pull the stunts pulled this round because the entire House and a number of Senators will be up for elections. They may sneak some stuff in because they assume we will all be obsessing about whomever the GOP runs against President Obama, but they will generally watch their step. These people actually believe they represent the people of Utah, but, as was evidenced in the 2011 session, it felt a great deal like they played rulers and we were expected to be loyal subjects. Vote 'em out in 2012 if you really are tired of the same old thing and worse year after year. Don't let R and D blindness determine your vote.

danaslc
Kearns, UT

Honestly, what came out of this session, that had the welfare of Utah's citizens in it? 477, let them hide the backdoor sessions and not talk about it? Or maybe still allow illegal immigrants to drive? No e-verify to protect jobs? Come one come all Guest Worker Program for illegal immigrants? No programs for citizen jobs? Still waiting on enforcement measure for illegal immigrants? We still pay tuition for Illegal Immigrants? Nothing for citizens was involved in this session. Nothing!
I think the deserve an At in backroom deals and successfully cheating the citizens out of protection and jobs.

EJM
Herriman, UT

Nice to see that the people disagree. Now if we will only transfer this to the ballot box.

scambuster
American Fork, UT

What arrogance! Why do they get to grade themselves? They are so disconnected from the people they are supposed to serve that they have the audacity to preemptively grade themselves. I give them an F on ethics; an A on their smoke and mirrors games; an F on their support of teachers; and an F- on transparency. Overall, they deserve an F.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course they do. They are the most pompous and arrogant bunch we have ever had on the hill. Shame on us for electing these arrogant buffoons.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

Back in high school when my teacher let ME correct my own papers I ALWAYS seemed to be a straight A student.

Since then, others have demonstrated to me that I'm not as smart as I thought!

Lawmakers: LISTEN to your constituents!

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