Every year the D-News does a cheerleader piece on the Utah Legislature at the
beginning of the session. Legislators serve because serving provides
opportunites of power and financial gain. Providing a public service is a
To "Furry1993" if the 45 days that the Utah Legislature is in session
are the most dangerous, and Utah is one of the best run states, what does that
say about the US congress or when states like California or Michigan are in
session?Let me simplify that. If the very best run state result in
45 days of danger, what does that mean when you have anything less?
They won't really "stand up and serve" until there is no retirement
pay for Elected officials. Get rid of that high cost and get back to citizen
The Utah State Legislature is in session. The most dangerous 45 days in
Utah's year have begun. I hope I am surprised, and find that the
legislators will work for the good of the people. Somehow, though, I don't
see that happening. It will be business as usual, and the people of Utah will
suffer as a result.
It's not that these people don't get paid or don't get access to
power and don't use this power to help their friends or themselves.
It's not that that the vast majority don't have some ego or some
thirst for power and influence. So if you don't all mind, I'll pass
on "thanking" the legislature. I will thank the rest of us for putting
up with all of this and trying to live our lives and do something useful while
our legislation (and Congress) is in session.
Thank you for the polluted air.Thank you for depleted Uranium
shipped here from Italy.Thank you for higher suicide rates.
To "Ultra Bob" would you rather it be like the US congress that is full
of Lawyers with no business sense? Look at the Utah budget, it nearly always
balances. It has been over 50 years since Congress balanced the budget.
Compared to what is possible they fall short.Compared to other
states they do a great job. Our state is one of the best managed.
The problem for the people of Utah is that they have no representation in the
virtually solid block of businessmen of state government. Not only
will they spend the taxpayer money on favoritism for business, they will spend a
great deal of money in the competition for power with our national government.
In either case, state government is a redundant, unnecessary and improperly
organized entity and should be abolished.