Rekindle the Olympic spirit? * 'Cost to Host Olympic Games
SKYROCKETS' - ABC News
- By Julia Campbell
'The $1.3 billion in federal spending is more than DOUBLE the amount
of federal funds '$609 million' that supported the 1996 summer
Olympics in Atlanta. (sic)
I 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. But this is a logical extension of what you
get when you start pork-barrel spending.- Article You mean
asking people to 'volunteer'… because even after you
double the cost of the Olympics, you have no money to pay Utahns for work?
one could start with writing permits for industry that don't allow business
to exceed the clean air act guidelines! Eliminating open burning of hazardous
waste is another step in the right direction. And then stop granting permits
for industry expansion that will add to the already horrendous air quality.
The only way to do that would be to cut a huge gap in the mountain and install a
If the State wants to pursue the Olympics - cleaning up the air pollution so
that it doesn't dominate the coverage like last time would really help!