Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Please...A list of names of those on the "committee". Legislators, Real
Estate agents, both...?
Another Utah lie from Republican leaders. "Let the free market reign &
get government out of the way" Except when Utah Republican businessmen
(& lawmakers) can get taxpayers to foot the bill as they line their pockets.
This is what happens when 1 party rules. No transparency, no accountability to
the public, and a government more concerned with themselves than anything else.
Yes, let's name all the members of that committee and all those who are
pushing for this -- along with information about their business interests.I'll bet that nearly all are in a position to benefit financially
from this.But it's just in keeping with the Republican economic
motto: Socialize costs, privatize profits.Nothing new here.
This afternoon the Tribune carried an article about which special interest
groups "donated" the most money to Utah legislators' campaign
funds.The Utah Realtors Association led the way.
What a shame when the people don't seem to want it moved.
What is said about the loss of volunteers working at the prison, in many
different areas, is correct --- my wife and I volunteered there for many years
along with hundreds of others in SL Valley, and one of the reasons we could do
it was it didn't take all that long to drive out there. While I suppose
new volunteers could be obtained from areas around a new prison location, the
population to choose from would be less by several orders of magnitude.If the final move/don't move decision is up to Gov. Herbert, get the
moving boxes out since he has shown time and again he's a follower, not a
leader (and the only reason he's in the Statehouse is because Gov. Huntsman
The only people that are to blame is the people of Utah that only vote one way
and one way only. Stop and think your the ones that voted them in to office and
now you want to complain about them. And are they not he same bunch that told
you ethics would be controled by them and them only? Because you the people
realy needed no say in the matter. All so look at your AG do's that say
If developers want the land they should pay all costs for the new Prison as well
as all costs for prisoner transport and employee travel that is more than what
it is currently: forever.They want it moved, PAY FOR IT. No land is
worth that much.
Ahhhh the Utah Legislature, limited government until it means they can find a
way to line their pockets with profits through a background deal. But hey, we keep electing them right? So this must be the definition of
insanity because we keep electing the same old white guys who 9 out of every 10
dollars they rase for election is from special interests. When will
people learn that being involved in politics is more than listening to Glenn
Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, and being angry at the other party for not
doing what you want them to do - you have to engage. Or Maybe the
People of Utah enjoy the "Limited Government" Utah Republican approach
to "Hey it's your life, but we will tell you how to live it"
This will not end well...except for a select few.
DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.— About comments