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Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 5:10 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Utah lawmakers Friday he doesn’t know how the state and its largest employer, Hill Air Force Base, will fare as Congress struggles to get the nation’s spending under control. - Article

*'Republicans BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11

Especially since the threat was created...by Chaffetzs' own party.

Salt Lake City, UT

*'Chaffetz blasts federal pay raises, except his own' - By Becky Bruce - DSNews - 11/10/10

'Each member of the House and Senate earned $174,000 this year. (sic)
When asked whether $174,000 is too much, Chaffetz pointed instead to the overall congressional budget and said it needs to be revamped.

"It doesn't mean that everybody's going to get an individual pay cut," Chaffetz said."

Way to 'rally' against big government spending there.

Eagle Mountain, UT

This isn't an R vs D thing, but....

When the State reliably only elects one party, neither has an interest in trying to win votes.

If you want to spare HAFB, vote for both parties.


Got a great idea then Jason! How about you do your job and NOT let the sequester go through because of partisan mindlessness. Now THERE's an idea.

one old man
Ogden, UT

So the tactic is -- make noises now so if anything does happen, he will be a position to either claim he told us so, or pretend to the be savior.

Yeah, but . . . .

This is one of the loudest voices against government spending.

This is also one of the loudest voices for government spending -- at least as far as his home territory is concerned.

So which is he? A careful spender? A profligate spender?

Or just one more sneaky politician?

Mcallen, TX


Some would blame Chaffetz for a pay raise, but not Obama for the hundreds of millions spent on vacations.

It would be better for people working at Hill AFB, and paying taxes,--rather then staying home collecting food stamps.

At least Barry can take credit for doubling the value of gold.

Taylorsville, UT

No body gets it yet. The president is the least qualified to write or implement any budget so why is the House and Senate "letting" him do it?

Most critical move to get our nations debt and budget under control is kick Obama out of the House and Senate. Its not his authority to negotiate or make demands for his spendthrift opulent lifestyle. If we want to bash the congressmen, lets bash them for being spineless compromising and without convictions of this country soverignty.

The president is out to crush america and its culture by any means, and that includes get rid of our military, our civil laws and rights, and the Constitution. Obama is out to put his mercenaries, attack drones, and senators in power against all Constitution laws making this illegal. Obama is about removing obstacles of armed civilians, civil law and order, civilian military that are obstacle to a dictator, it has nothing to do with budget cuts or reducing spending.

Obama plans to use the UN military with a joint treaty with Obama to divide a separated nations. That's why Obama is keeping our border with Mexico unprotected, a path for UN army.

Ogden, UT

To My2Cents 3:17 a.m. Feb. 9, 2013

I read your diatribe and found nothing true in any of what you said. It makes you sound like you only listen to hate radio, and don't research across the political spectrum to find the real truth (the truth sure wasn't present in the things you said). Sad.

Hyrum, Ut

Furry -

So just what is the "truth."

one old man
Ogden, UT

Isn't honesty supposed to be a "conservative" value?

Why, then, is it so obvious that some of our supposedly conservative posters here had mommies who never taught them that fibbing isn't nice?

Or has any sense of honesty and fair play they may have had at one time been drowned out by too much hate radio?

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

A lot of R's are for government spending and cutbacks until it comes to their stuff.

Still, I think it is essential to have a strong defense. If Hill and other military installations in Utah are crucial to this end, then by all means let's keep things. If not, then Utah must sacrifice just like the R's in this state seem to want everyone else to sacrifice.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Balance the Budget, close HAFB. That is my tea party rant of the day.

Mcallen, TX


What a shame, that we've become so dependent on a federal government, and what it does.

This was never the original intention.


I lived in a city in California that lost two Air Force bases and an Army Reserve installation. If you close Hill AFB, it will destroy the northern part of Utah economically. Before you agree to close it, you better do your research. My city when from a great place to live to one of the most dangerous cities in america. And they are losing their NBA team!

Ogden, UT

To IJ 8:43 a.m. Feb. 9, 2013

Furry -

So just what is the "truth."


Take a look at what "My2Cents" posted in the referenced post. It's the opposite of what s/he said.

Salt Lake City, Utah

If Mr Chaffetz were truly concerned about getting the debt under control and stopping ALL wasteful spending, he would be leading the charge to reduce the size of Hill Air Force Base. He would also be pushing for the consolidate military training facilities so that we don't have government waste by duplication of services that Mr. Chaffetz so often criticizes. The training range does not require a large base in Utah to continue its operation.

Plano, TX

Sequester is a great way to approach it all because everyone's special interests get cut fairly evenly. Step back after it and look at individual things. Politicians love federally funded things because defending those in their own districts buys them votes - doesn't matter if it's defense, research or welfare - those just define their electorate.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

I like to read My2Cents comments.

Her comments prove to me that the DN truly welcomes thoughtful comments.

Of all those DN readers who take time to comment, My2 Cents comments always encourage a civil dialogue.

Poplar Grove, UT

The "UN Army" is the US army. We are by far the biggest contributor of troops and $$$. If the "UN Army" was attacking us we wouldn't need to leave the Mexican border open. The troops would already be in our country.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If you are going talk about deep cuts in government spending, get ready for deep cuts in government spending.

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