Memorials are something you spend money on when the economy is good and the
government is running a surplus. Not when the economy is in the tank and the
government is drowning in red ink.Much like a household, when times
are tough, you only buy the necessities. A memorial is not a necessity.
28 million dollars in saleries from 1999 and nothing accomplished. Someone
please tell me how to get a job on the Obama memorial and get paid for doing
nothing for over 10 years. Come to think of it, that in itself would BE a good
memorial to Obama.
CHS 85 - THank you for your service as a Veteran. Now that you're
apparently retired after 20 years of service, I suppose that its ok to you for
those who remain in the military to have substandard training or equipment after
four years of Barack Obama and his slashing the military. Where have you been?
The military HAS been cut nearly one-trillion dollars over 10 years projected
from the time Obama took office, and that was BEFORE the so-called sequester
cuts which will hammer defense kick-in. Remember, under sequester, defense will
take a 40% cut (on top of the cuts already taken), whereas the rest of the
federal government will only take a measly 10% cut.So Defense has
given at the office. There reaches a point when we will become hollow, and like
Great Britain. The once-greate military power who can't even build a
submarine anymore. THe problem is Entitlement SPending. And Obama
and the Democrats have removed any discussion of even the most modest changes
which would make a huge financial difference, from the table.
@GR8DaneSo the Department of Defense is a job placement program now?
Yes, I know that the Department of DEFENSE keeps me free. I spent
20 years in the uniform of this great country to defend your freedom. I am well
aware of what military service is. I'm glad that the federal
government employs so many good Utahns. One can be pro-defense and also be
budget conscious. Mr. Bishop may be from your county (and the county where an
ancestors settled), but his disdain for everything federal except defense is
tiresome. There is more to the federal government than bullets, planes, ships,
and tanks, and that's all he seems to care about.
in response to CHS 85, please note that Rob Bishop was elected to represent a
Congressional district where the largest three employers are all
defense-related. Hill AFB is not only the largest employer in his district, but
also the state. He'd be an utter fool not to be pro-defense. Sometimes
folks who live south of the refineries in SLC sometimes forget that. A lot of
us who support Rob Bishop up this way are really glad that he is pro-defense.
Not only because of jobs, but to keep you and me free. (No, that's not a
corny thing!). I thought the slight against Bishop was unfair and undeserved.
I'm glad he's pro-defense, and pro for cutting stupid waste out. Some of the comments against elected officials are getting to be so
personally nasty these days. Is this what we are becoming? Then you wonder why
good people don't want to run? Have a reasoned debate, not ad hominem
attacks just because a person is opposite politically than you are.
Of course he wants to block a monument to President Eisenhower. Anyone who
would have the audacity to warn about the military-industrial complex is sure to
raise the ire of Representative Bishop. Coincidence? "In the
councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted
influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The
potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will
persist." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
It's not much of a savings, but it is a start. Good work, Rep. Bishop,
keep it up!This thing has turned into a huge cost over run on an
edifice the family dislikes and is not needed. Reasonable Person has it right-
put the memorial at the Eisenhower Library instead.
This is painful to admit, but I'm with Bishop on this one.We
also need to think about what we are doing. Are we going to have 44 memorials
(and counting) on the Mall, one for each President?Eisenhower has a
Presidential Library; expand THAT and bring people to his home town. Put it in
There is nothing in Utah that bishop can/will also freeze?