Utah leaders will fight to preserve water project funding

Hatch: 'It would be idiocy to not finish this project'

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  • Greenmountain Payson, UT
    Oct. 12, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    When the American Constitution was ratified in 1788, the Constitution delegates knew almost nothing about the Great Basin and the Utah area. I doubt there is anything in that great document that allows the government of the United States to build water projects anywhere in this great Republic. To Unconstitutionally take tax money from the citizens of Ohio, North Carolina and Maine to build water projects in the wastelands of the west is criminal. This journey to a Socialist People's Republic on the installment plan is just awful. I am confident that the candidates who know the most about the Constitution will put an end to this lunacy when they get to Washington DC.

    It was difficult to type this post with all fingers crossed. Federal tax paid projects are criminal unless they are being built in your area. Then they make total sense.

  • Wally Ballou Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2010 10:36 a.m.

    Shouldn't we be outraged that this project was already well underway in the CARTER administration, which ended THIRTY years ago, and after spending half a billion dollars on it it still would become a "white elephant" if we don't keep throwing money at it? Sounds like we need to examine how much of this project is water management and how much is self-perpetuating bureaucratic sleight of hand.

  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2010 8:05 a.m.

    Expect Mike Lee to work to dismantle the CUP. After all, what is the Constitutional basis for a water project that is wholly within the state? His position, if he is at all true to his principles, must be that this is a state responsibility, and should not be federally funded or executed.