"It's essentially a "brag rag" written by the Department of the
Interior that seeks to justify the existence of the Department of the
Interior."Robin, the Department of the Interior, does not need
to justify its own existence, anybody that is rational and thoughtful recognizes
the need for this federal agency. And good heavens no the states should not take
over the management of these lands, what a ridiculous notion.
Put BLM property in the hands of the State is illegal and unconstitutional.
First, it gives the state the authority to repeal loyalty to the federal
government and declare itself and independent nation since the state owns all
its own lands with no obligations or duty to the other 49 states. Its every
politicians dream, to be an emperor of a country, even if it is the size of the
state of Utah. Prosperity equals earning you own wealth, have
independence and freedom from government control as indentured servants, and
have individual rights. Unless you plan to work 4 jobs, earned wealth and
prosperity will never happen. And if everyone has to work 4 jobs, then the
100,000 jobs will employ 25,000 people, plus compete with 300,000 foreign
nationals undocumented and unregistered with the IRS, SSA, Medicare, Medicaid,
and Utah tax commission or DMV.In essence, it doesn't matter
about job #'s or how much land Utah controls, poverty and socialism, is the
goal of government and business in Utah. Prosperity was the earned prize of Baby
Boomers and we are amazed at how many think they will ever acquire it as
socialist dependents (welfare).
This piece of fishwrap isn't a report - it's propaganda in its lowest
form. It's essentially a "brag rag" written by the Department of
the Interior that seeks to justify the existence of the Department of the
Interior.The report says there are 83,292 jobs in existence because
of federal control of Utah's lands. They put that in there because it
sounds like a big number. But if the state had control of its own lands and was
using them smartly, that number would be more like 200,000.I wonder
how much taxpayer money Ken Salazar spent on this "report"?
But despite the economic benefits to Utah because we have these public lands,
Rob Bishop, Jason Chafetz, Mike Lee, Mike Noel, and Orrin Hatch continue to lead
the charge to destroy them. No wonder our legislators are frequently -- and
deservedly -- labled as the loonislators.