States, cities seek stimulus funds

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  • Fed Up too!
    Dec. 24, 2008 9:23 a.m.

    "stimulus" money is not free money from heaven. It is TAX dollars extracted forcibly from the U.S. citizens and corporations that could have been used for other projects.

    Worse, in most cases it is actually BORROWED money that will will be paying interest on for decades until our grandchildren are hit with outrageous tax rates to pay it off.

    Utah should know better and refuse to dine at the trough with the other hogs.

  • hey look
    Dec. 23, 2008 4:57 p.m.

    Let's not be hypocrits about this: we scream, we yell, we shout that we hate the fed. govt...

    and then we stick out hand out for the hand out.


    Be honest with yourself, Utahns, vote democrat and own up to what you are doing.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 23, 2008 3:53 p.m.

    I don't think Utah deserves a cent from the Federal Government if we are a society that would wish away the federal government if we could. Until we consider voting for a Democrat we should get no more Federal money and see how we like it.

  • Wrex
    Dec. 23, 2008 3:15 p.m.

    Fed Up,

    I do agree with you.

  • Fed Up
    Dec. 23, 2008 2:30 p.m.

    When you use tax money for fancy rec centers and soccer stadiums, that's pork. When you spend $200 million for an airport for a small city like St. George, that is pork. Utah builds lots of lavish vanity projects instead of the roads and things you talk about and then goes begging to the feds. That's pork guzzling behavior. Utah needs to stop the wasteful vanity projects and focus on the essentials.

  • Wrex
    Dec. 23, 2008 1:26 p.m.

    Hey "Fed Up 11:48",

    Do you think that roads, bridges and traffic signals are "pork?"

    Do you think that wastewater treatment systems are "pork?"

    Do you drive a car, or flush your toilet?

  • Fed Up
    Dec. 23, 2008 11:48 a.m.

    To: :-)
    You got that right- for all their whining Utahns LOVE to wallow in pork so long as someone else is paying.

  • $14.4B
    Dec. 23, 2008 11:39 a.m.

    Why don't we eliminate the middle-man (US Government) & go get the money directly from the sources ... Saudia Arabia, China, Dubai, Etc. ... then we can get more without the US Government taking their cut?

    The barrower is (ALWAYS) slave to the lender!

  • :-)
    Dec. 23, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    The citizens of Utah, being true to the legionary values, have spoken out against Obama's socialism but they will line up for their share of the booty.

    Utah gets $1.28 back for each dollar Utahans pay in federal taxes. Utah's 3.2 billion dollars is the gold standard for America Olympics.