This country is badly in need of a President of the U.S. and a Secretary of
Agriculture as was Eisenhower and Ezra Taft Benson.
Senator Lee is exactly right unfortunately too many people want every thing free
let the tax payer do it.
I think we should applaud Congress for its honesty. Once it is bought by a
special interest then it delivers for that special interest.
I have no issue with Lee fighting and pushing back at lobbyest driven agendas...
that is good and honorable in my book. But at some point, what is
he proposing. He brings up Garfield county. What is he proposing would be
different for the 5,000 or so people in the county? What industry is he
proposing dropping into the middle of this land that would radically change the
economic model for this county? It is all good and grand to be
able to point out problems. I can, most people can do that. The implementation
of solutions or change is far more challenging. He has told us what he voted
against... now is the time to start showing us exactly what he is talking about
voting for. That is what seems to be constantly missing.
Thank you Senator Lee for continuing to expose the malfeasance of Washington.
Utah does not need anymore strip malls. We do not need the continued
construction of the concrete jungle. Utah does not need to go down the path of
Californication. Leave the wild lands wild and available to the public. There
is not one square inch of public property that would serve the public better
Any large bill that passes congress is a compromise. Anyone can point out the
flaws. The true test is whether the country is better off with the bill than
without. This would require an analysis of the negative versus the positive.
This letter does not do that. If you always vote against the these pieces of
legislation based upon principle, you lose your opportunity to shape the
legislation and to make small, incremental changes that can make things better.
That takes hard work by a skilled legislator. The easy way is to just stay out
of the process and criticize.
Once again Mike Lee is whining because he didn't get his own way. Business
as usual for Mike.
Why no shutdown to stop it ?
"collusion between both parties against the American people, to benefit the
special interests at the expense of the national interest."This,
in a nutshell, describes virtually all legislation. And yet 60% (30% R and 30%
D) seem to be very happy with their party.It is easy to see what is
happening and why. The WHY is all the money thrown at congress.Sadly, a large portion of our country supports it and works to protect the
Folks, remember...This is the same Mike Lee who is responsible for
getting nuclear waste imported and deposited in our State.
If the federal government just paid property taxes at the same rate as the rest
of us property owners, or let us develop resources to bring in an equal amount
of income, justice would finally come to Utah.
If he is so upset, and doesn't have the votes, Why doesn't
he just shutdown the Government again?
Thank you Mike Lee! Finally a politician looking out for us and doesn't
care about being reelected but in doing the right thing for Utah.
@FT You make a great point, after telling us how important PILT is, Lee votes it
down. With the Government shutdown and now this we can see how Lee really feels
about rural Utah. Alas, they would still vote for him.
Mike Lee is the Jefferson Smith of our day. He represents the individual and the
rights inherent in the constitution for those rights against the twisted power,
corruption, and cess pool of corporate/government special interests. Is there
any wonder that 40% of the electorate is independent, the Tea party exists, and
that Mike Lee has the ire of all the lazy, the socialists, and the rich. He is
a threat to the stability of a system that is rife with King men and mobsters.
They will do anything to bring him down. Not here, not now, not ever. Whether
Mike Lee succumbs to the same corruption remains to be seen, but right now they
haven't persuaded him yet to come to the dark side. Government is
destructive of life, hope, and God-given rights! Wake up America!
@FTI don't think it's entirely fair to cast blame entirely
on Senator Lee. The reality exists that Congress and the Senate, as a whole,
cannot agree on anything because they, as a whole, are focused more on
politicking than working on functional solutions for the American people. I
like Senetor Lee's points and believe that more should be done to free up
lands for the states, for the people. But Congress is divided. The Senate is
divided. Unfortunately the power to make things happen is held by those who are
not thinking about how influential for good or bad their decisions will be, let
alone the consequences affixed to those decisions, but are instead focused on
their political careers under the mask of "for the people".
@FTI couldn't disagree more. Does "effective" mean
that Lee should just go along with the status quo and see how much pork he can
bring home so that misinformed voters will keep re-electing him? Effective
means to clean house on the corruption and stupidity that has dominated our
federal government for a generation (at least). The first step to solving a
problem is to identify it. That is precisely what the good senator is doing
here. I understand it. I support it. If people in Washington are not doing
the same, it is simply because they are drunk on power.
So the DN publish's an article from our Senator Lee and once again, Senator
Lee tells us how ineffective he is in Washington. He's unable to get anyone
to understand or supoort his positions. We need to realize we sent an
ineffective partisan back to represent us and we're ill served by his
service. For the benefit of our State and our country, 2016 can't come
soon enough to call this man home.