Central Utah Project funding slashed in Obama's proposed budget

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 22, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    the CUP has been around since the 1970s, if not earlier, and congressman Wayne Owens (D) fought against it. thanks dems for consistently fighting against Utah's greater good.

  • Moabmom Moab, UT
    June 22, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    You'd think that sooner or later the governor and his "forward" bunch would wake up and figure out that when you slow dance with the Feds, all you get is your toes stepped on.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 22, 2013 7:58 a.m.

    If we, the citizens of Utah, need this water so badly, maybe we ought to fund it ourselves and forgo a new events center in SLC, or more trax lines, or moving the prison to make money for developer friends of the legislature. We can afford anything we want to afford.

    I agree that we look at federal money as "free" money and maybe it's time we decided what our needs are and fund those needs, and forgo our wants for a while.

  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    June 22, 2013 4:30 a.m.

    This must be why so many cities are starting to declare water shortages and restrictions of use in the Wasatch front cities. The CUP was killed by Utah legislators 50 years ago and some how convinced the feds to abet the bond homeowners have been paying 50 years as the project sat dead all this time. With an open ended active bond who's funds have been misdirected for 50 years, where is the hundreds of millions of dollars taxes collected from homeowners for this project over the last 50 years the CUP has been sidelined?

    The CUP has been a fraud and Utah has never had any intention of completing this project so where have all the federal funds been misappropriated by lies gone to?

    I doubt the EPA studies of 50 years ago are still valid and the Colorado is a declining resource that would be challenged by Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, and California if it was really still a work in progress project. The CUP was never in progress, so where did the money go?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 21, 2013 8:50 p.m.

    Cut spending. Isn't that exactly what Utah's GOP and Tea Party have been calling for?

    Cut spending.

    But not in anything that might affect ME.

    The Utah Conservative Entitlement Mentality is hard at work.

    If it wasn't so pathetic, it would be funny.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 21, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    You're probably right Dixie Dan, that Obama could care less about Utah. So what do you want, a couple of Democrat Senators to lick his boots for money?

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    June 21, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    Obama has to fund his european trip somehow.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    June 21, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    I guess the state will have to quit mooching off the federal government and pay for this. Cry me a river tea party Utah Republicans. Government money is always ok if it's spent on you, right?

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    June 21, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    Senator Mike Lee has voted against every item President Obama has suggested. Do you think the cutting of the funding of this vital water project has anything to do with the actions of Senator Lee? Remember, "what goes round, comes round."

  • Zaruski SLC, UT
    June 21, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    Too bad. When budgets, deficits and debt stop being a bludgeon to beat poor people over the head with and start being a thorn in your shoe instead, that's when the rubber meets the road.

    Oh, my heavens, they are going to cut funding for military contractors in my district? No no, can't have that. Oh my heavens, they are going to cut FAA funding so my local airstrip is shut down, and major airports will have delays? Oh no, no no no, can't have that.

    Yeah. When it's other people benefiting from government spending, they are lazy and immoral. But when it's the "shiz" that we like that is getting cut, oh heaven forbid.