Comments about ‘2002 Olympic commemorations stir fond memories for many Utahns’

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Published: Saturday, Feb. 18 2012 9:53 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Olympic festival stirs fond memories of 2002 Winter Games.... Part of title

You know what I remember most?

The dollar amount.

** Cost to Host Olympic Games Skyrockets By By Julia Campbell ABC News Sept 25.

The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than double the amount of federal funds â$609 millionâ that supported the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta. (sic)

âI think it is a disgrace,â said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who, along with U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., asked the government agency to investigate the escalating expenditures for hosting the Olympic games in American cities.âBut this is a logical extension of what you get when you start pork-barrel spending." Article

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Those of us who were there were thrilled by the skill and talents of the skaters. We marveled at their abilities. Luckily for us those who wanted to pout over the cost of the Olympic Games stayed home .... and missed an incredible performance.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Those of us who were there were thrilled by the skill and talents of the skaters. We marveled at their abilities. Luckily for us those who wanted to pout over the cost of the Olympic Games stayed home .... and missed an incredible performance.' - Rifleman | 5:13 p.m. Feb. 19, 2012

And we STILL paid $1.3 billion in tax dollars Rifleman.

Seems kind of a double standard now...

when Republicans are against ear marks.

Dosen't it?

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