All these complaints about our corrupt legislature, and who are you going to
vote for next time? Yeah, that"s what I thought. The only people that voted
against this are Democrats.
This will be the biggest taxpayer ripoff in the history of Utah. It will cost
$600 million to move the prison. The state will get maybe $200 million for the
property. The developers will make a vast killing, and we will collectively get
hit up for the difference--$400 million. But since the Republicans are doing it,
nobody will ever ask any questions.
The Draper prison is not aging, the majority of the buildings have been built
since the mid to late 80s. They have decades of usable life left in them.The legislature set $36 million to expand the Gunnison prison to do
nothing more than house a couple hundred more inmates. Yet they expect the Utah
taxpayer to believe that an entire new prison, starting with the land, gyms,
visiting rooms, medical facilities, admin offices, fences, towers, parking,
classrooms,not to mention the full infrastructure of water and power along with
the housing for thousands of inmates will only cost $600 million? The taxpayers
are going to be stuck with a HUGE tax bill from this so that a few connected
legislatures can make a lot of money.
toosmartforyou, you go to work at Fremont Island, then you will understand what
a stupid comment that was. I hear our former Lieutenant Governor
“retired” so he would not create a conflict of interest when he
“sells” to the state the property he owns for the new location of
the prison. Follow the money and see who gets rich from this. This issue
should be put up for a public vote.
I would like to thank the eight members of the house who voted against this
nightmare, they are true heros of this years session.
I want to be on the prison relocation committee so I can have first dibs on the
properties surrounding the new prison. Don't worry, I won't buy it
myself, I'll have my second-cousin-twice-removed put it in HER name.WHY should legislators (or THEIR second-cousin-twice-removed)reap all
Math is not hard.Figure the costs and the benefits, and reveal those
numbers to the public, along with the methods used to arrive at those
numbers.Then, follow the money to see who will really benefit from
moving the prison. If the answer is anyone but the law abiding taxpayers of
Utah, then there the prison should not be moved. If any developer is to profit
from the move, we should impose a 100% tax on all profits from exploitation of
the prison location (old or new!).Look at all the costs and benefits
carefully. Remember that old line about figures don't lie, but.....
Spending more and more taxpayer dollars on the latest billion dollar boondoggle.
I think it ought to be on Fremont Island.