Help me out with the math on this one - "Legislative leaders
announced this week they were holding a veto override session on May 6 on SB229,
a bill...that would set aside 30 percent of future sales tax revenues for road
construction.The state already spends about 17 percent of sales-tax
revenues on transportation projects. The intent of the bill is to boost that
total over time so that one-fourth of the sales taxes collected go to roads."Earmarking one out of every four dollars potentially jeopardizes
risking other priorities.""Why would they earmark 30% if
the goal is to boost it over time to 25%? And how is 30% = one out of every four
dollars? Maybe we need to send them all back to school to work on their math
I'm with the Gov on this one.
Did the Senate President really say: "He can't do it [spend money in a
certain way] if we tell him not to, but we didn't tell him not to"?Silly me. I always thought the government's legislative branch
appropriated funds and the executive branch spent the money. But
this legislature wants to control all branches of government. Not have the
people control them, but to control them itself. Couple that with its
veto-proof majority, its desire to have just a few people make all the
decisions, and, worst of all, its efforts to keep everything a big secret, and
it is easy to see some balance is needed. Badly needed.But, the silent majority of more moderate people on both sides of the aisle
have really got their work cut for them if they hope for balance because the far
right is an admirably organized, well-oiled machine.
Only in Utah is Gary Herbert considered a "true liberal!"
stevep38now | 10:59 a.m. April 29, 2011 Provo, UT No way on the face
of this planet that Herbert is getting this Republicans vote! He's a true
liberal! ================= Another fine example of how
Utah is so peculiar....people don't have a sound understasnding of the
English lanuage, nor political ideologies.Next thing the
far-right-wing extremeist Republicans will start calling him a Nazi as well.Just more rants and parroting of the college drop out AM radio clowns.
No way on the face of this planet that Herbert is getting this Republicans vote!
He's a true liberal!
Governor Herbert's vetoing a 5 day work week for state employees when the rest
of us work 6 days a week was wrong.The state must set a tone of a
good work ethic with at least a 5 day work week.The Legislature
should override the Governor's veto on restoring the 5 day work week for state
Thank you Gov. Herbert for standing up for good policy, politics aside. The
right way to fund roads is for the people who use them to pay for them. I
shouldn't pay for roads when I buy a stereo or a pair of jeans, which is what
happens when we use sales taxes for roads. If tax burden is what we are worried
about, let's lower the sales tax and raise the gas tax by an equivalent
amount.Bottom line...do the right thing. Gov. Herbert stands up for
good policy. The Legislature in this case is just looking for a fight. Shame on
In the last election Gov. Herbert beat his Democratic opponent 2 to 1. Salt
Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon didn't even carry Salt Lake County.As long as Obama remains in office Gov. Herbert is unbeatable.
Bad government. By this tax amount Herbert and Waddoups would have enough $$$
to allow UDOT to pay off four more losing birders. Why hasn't Njord been fired
after paying out $13Mil?What a zoo we have on the hill. HB477 games and
disaster, no ethics bills of consequence, and now we have Waddoups playing games
with redistricting and the liquor store closures are another mess caused by the
incompetence of Herbert and Waddoups. Please democrats, help this state out of
If Herbert keeps listening to the Hinckley Institute founded by Libs......he can
plan on finding himself out of a Gov job come 2012!This guv is a