We need a do-over of the entire 2011 Session. The lawmakers didn't listen to us
before, many probably still will not. Remember the ones who tried to hide their
records from us and vote for someone else, including our Governor.
How do they get a C when they went against almost everything the polls should
the people of Utah wanted?creating jobs- didn't even address this issue at
allImmigration- actually followed the polls on this onePublic
education- Failed to follow the polls (don't let the increase of spending fool
you it was a shell game of moving money to make it seem like an increase).HB477- Failed miserably to follow itAlcohol/state liquor stores- failed
and hurt our economy by what they did do.Peoples right to challenge
government- passed a law to override a ruling by the Utah supreme court allowing
e-signatures on petitions. Ending Caucuses- didn't even allow the bill to
go to a hearing in committee.Defining USA government- saying we are a
constitutional compound republic is absurd- we're not one of those libertarian
catch phrases.Utah's legislature gets an D- at best (they did fix
wording in several laws that will help people).
They passed a balanced budget - that was good. They also passed an
unconstitutional bill (HB116) and another reducing tansparency (HB477). In my
opinion, an C is overly generous.
As one of the 432 Utahns who were interviewed for this survey, I have to say
that I'm taking the results with a grain of salt. The survey questions were
formulated in ways that were blatantly designed to encourage certain responses.
In fact, I found the questions to be so leading that I actually stopped the
survey at one point and asked the interviewer whether they'd been written by Dan
Jones & Associates or by some third party. She said that the survey itself
was actually written by KSL and Deseret News, and that Dan Jones was simply
administering the survey on their behalf. Although I personally agree with the
survey's findings, I'm disappointed that KSL and Deseret News felt it necessary
to stack the deck by formulating their questions the way they did.
C grade? No. I disagree. And 'F' grade seems more appropriate. Our local goverment is not listening to us.
Between F minus and concealed by House Bill 477.
I given them an F without hesitation. I believe the Republican Party will have
a rude awakening in Utah pretty soon. Their position on immigration was an
It amazes me how disconnected people such as Jowers are from reality. Here he
is, a professor at the U and still he lives in a bubble so small he can't see or
at least acknowledge how this whole situation is trending. When election time
comes I'm sure he will, with the rest of them, be "shocked" at how
much they misread the anger of the "general public". A concept
I know he and his ilk will have trouble swallowing is that the delegates ARE
representing the general public.
Between a F+ and D-...Vote them out! They have performed miserably and with
disregard for the people of Utah.
Where do we go to find out how our rep and senators voted on specific bills? I
am a state delagate and i dont believe the others will stand for what herbert
and our other rep. and senators have done. They did not listen to the people.
What segment of our economy needs guest workers? The american people are
hurting and we will show it at the ballot box.
I would give them an "F" grade based solely on the immigration issue.
I don't need to wait 3-5 years to see how bad of shape Utah will be in because
of illegals. I am giving the "F" now, and an "F-" later.
A "C" grade is too high. The legislature and the governor deserved
nothing more or less than a resounding "F".
With public support? I guess we will see come election day
The whole process of this Speaker of the House made any other legislative
positive action for naught. There are too many questions why she fast-tracked
and slammed dunk this HB477. Is it her husband's influence? Is it the Tea
Party's influence, is it the Eagle Forum influence? One has to have Integrity
and Honesty to maintain an open and honest discussion with the public. To
withhold information and the process from her fellow legislators is a disgrace
to the process if she wants to maintain a civility with her party. It is more
than a party aspect. Utah is know for honesty and openess in our process. She
has made it so legislators are now backtracking to maintain their own descency
and honor, now that the quick process is unfolding. If you do 99 good things
and the next one is egregious to the public and openess and Integrity of the
system, the B+ you gave yourselves, to the C Dr. Jowers gave to F- is a failure
for any other part of the legislature. Trying to save any part of this HB477,
if there is a sponsor will be a failure.
How can you say that immigration passed with public support? Where did that come
from? Unless you are counting the politicians, news media, Sutherlands and big
business as the public. As usual no-one is listening to the real public. The
news and politicians are just injecting what THEY want to hear, and you to
A "c" is very generous in my opinion. They totally sold out on
immigration to special interests while ignoring the will of the people. Those
who did will have short careers, starting with Herbert and moving on down the
line. The Governor apparently chose to ignore the lessons of Bennett/Cannon and
he will not survive the next convention. He backed special interests and went
against the delegates in his own party, he is done.Those who voted for the guest
worker program voted against the legal workers in the state and for the rule of
law, they are going to go as well.
I don't consider myself an extremist. I feel very strongly that the media and
others have propagandized the issues. Wanting to stand for the rule of law is
not extreme, nor shows lack of compassion. Both could have been accomplished by
our legislature by repealing the drivers privilege card. This alone was the best
solution, but it was ignored and swept under the rug. Going into the
session Illegal Immigration was the big item. The biased polling of Dan Jones is
part of the propaganda and the polls show it. The questions show it, and the way
the media evaluate the "info" also shows it.Immigration ~
FailBudget ~ PassGAMMA ~ Wasn't an issue! Big Fail
Twice, the methods and content that made it's way through the legislature.Over all the politicians get an D-(fail). The media also
deserves a "Fail" for the biases that are passed off as News!
Perhaps a repeal of our legislative leadership is necessary...not only for
People need to stop voting for these people.