Let's move it to Lighthouse, Nevada.
There's nothing like socializing the costs while privatizing the
profits.We pay for the costs. While a select few reap the
rewards.It's the conservative way.
Why hasn't the Utah Taxpayers Association headed by Senator Stephenson come
out against this proposal? This would be a no brainer veto on their part but
they are strangely silent.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! stevo123 hits the nail on the head! There is no
other viable reason for the move.
Just how many times will it take before the taxpayers say NO to the developers
who are robbing the taxpayers?
Moving the prison is all about making Mr. Mansell and a handful of select people
very rich. The rest of the population will pay for it.
But how will our legislators continue to receive their rewards from their
developer friends if they don't move the prison?And think of
all the jobs that will never be created by those job creators.What's more important? Protecting ordinary taxpayers or protecting those
wealthy and wonderful Job Creators?I guess it depends on whether one
is a member of the 1% or the 99.
Bottom line: the people wanting to relocate the prison are looking to get rich
at public expense. They couldn't care less about what's best for the
state or taxpayers.Doubt me? Watch what happens when you
counter-propose that if the prison moved that the vacated state land in Draper
would be sold to developers at fair market prices as determined by an
independent assessment made by professionals with no connection to either
developers or elected officials. Furthermore, stipulate that the
state will collect a special tax on new developments on that land, the proceeds
of which go to recover 100% of the state's costs of moving the prison, both
short term and long term.If developers will agree to that, then go
ahead and move the prison. Otherwise, no deal.
For taxpayers, it makes more financial sense to leave the prison where it is.
But, powerful developers have been giving "donations" to powerful
legislators - which means we may move the prison. If the prison is moved, we
should demand an investigation into the political contributions given to
legislators who vote for the move.