Feds belatedly send $67 million in disaster funds to Utah, Colorado, 12 other states

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  • utah1966 broomfield, CO
    June 12, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    "We haven't already paid for it with our taxes." We HAVE paid for it, and feds have been wasting our taxes to the tune of BILLIONS! The GAO recently said there are hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on "duplicate agencies" in federal government, alone. The foreign aid spent on countries all over the world who hate us would total 1 Trillion - or more.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 11, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    Utah is actually just one more red state money vacuum. I wonder what would happen if our GOP legislators got their way and the Feds simply said, "Sorry, Utah. You don't want Federal spending, so we won't."

    Wanna bet we'd suddenly have an entirely Democratic legislature?

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    June 11, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Even "red" states just can't wait to get their federal money.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    P.S. I would say that restoring infrastructure and helping people in the face of disaster falls neatly in the confines of the Constitution, even to those that interpret it very rigidly. Private charity and service always helps but it would never be enough fast enough in these circumstances. Government has a role to play and the money in this case I believe is well spent.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 11, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    I'm sure after some big fires, which is likely to happen with the dry and drought conditions, we'll be glad to have this money. Isn't it what it was earmarked for?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 11, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    Send it back. We don't need those evil government social programs here in free market capitalist Utah! We just need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and take care of ourselves.

  • Beaver Native Garland, UT
    June 10, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    We haven't already paid for it with our taxes. It's an addition to our national debt.

  • utah1966 broomfield, CO
    June 10, 2013 5:41 p.m.

    "Who is going to pay for all this generosity?" WE already paid for this, with OUR taxes. And if WE,Utah and other states had not had to send it to D.C., WE all would have had more state money, to act on OUR needs, much earlier.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 10, 2013 4:22 p.m.

    Great, more "FREE MONEY!"

    Who is going to pay for all this generosity? (After we borrow the actual money from the Chinese, of course.)

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    June 10, 2013 4:16 p.m.

    Republican obstructionism in the Federal Government delayed aid Utah needed for almost a year. I hope that was worth it, GOP.