"We haven't already paid for it with our taxes." We HAVE paid for
it, and feds have been wasting our taxes to the tune of BILLIONS! The GAO
recently said there are hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on "duplicate
agencies" in federal government, alone. The foreign aid spent on countries
all over the world who hate us would total 1 Trillion - or more.
Utah is actually just one more red state money vacuum. I wonder what would
happen if our GOP legislators got their way and the Feds simply said,
"Sorry, Utah. You don't want Federal spending, so we
won't."Wanna bet we'd suddenly have an entirely
Even "red" states just can't wait to get their federal money.
P.S. I would say that restoring infrastructure and helping people in the face of
disaster falls neatly in the confines of the Constitution, even to those that
interpret it very rigidly. Private charity and service always helps but it
would never be enough fast enough in these circumstances. Government has a role
to play and the money in this case I believe is well spent.
I'm sure after some big fires, which is likely to happen with the dry and
drought conditions, we'll be glad to have this money. Isn't it what
it was earmarked for?
Send it back. We don't need those evil government social programs here in
free market capitalist Utah! We just need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps
and take care of ourselves.
We haven't already paid for it with our taxes. It's an addition to
our national debt.
"Who is going to pay for all this generosity?" WE already paid for this,
with OUR taxes. And if WE,Utah and other states had not had to send it to D.C.,
WE all would have had more state money, to act on OUR needs, much earlier.
Great, more "FREE MONEY!"Who is going to pay for all this
generosity? (After we borrow the actual money from the Chinese, of course.)
Republican obstructionism in the Federal Government delayed aid Utah needed for
almost a year. I hope that was worth it, GOP.