Gov. Herbert: Executing fundamentals for a better bottom line

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  • Demo Dave Holladay, UT
    April 20, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    Why does everything this governor do boil down to the concept of a "bottom line." Is money the only motivation for success? Businesses cannot be exempted from oversight just because they're profitable. Many enterprises thrive because there is no accountability for their actions, allowing them to cut corners and circumvent public safety. Giving the green light to energy companies without mandating strict government protocols for their actions will result in an environmental disaster. Corporate responsibility should always come before profitability.

  • jrgl CEDAR CITY, UT
    April 18, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    Funny that the governor touts education when we are dead last in the nation for funding. He is not putting money into education only funding growth of new students. His businesses first rhetoric is one sided.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 18, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    To be fair governor, we should compare tax revenue per household rather than per capita, since we have larger families and more people rely on one bread winner here than elsewhere. not saying my taxes are too high, though I do condemn huntsman for the manner in which he raised them.

    Good luck in Oregon, but look for an adjustment in overall cost of living and lifestyle when you have to pay someone else to pump your gas and your property taxes are higher. when I moved from the pacific northwest my take-home pay dropped $100 a week, but I was able to double the size of my house and improve my standard of living

    Will you also document the deaths resulting from Obamacare?

  • brotherJonathan SLC, UT
    April 18, 2014 1:28 p.m.

    We are ignoring a far more important principle than economic principles. Our voter equality is broken because of Bribery use in our government. The grounds to end this criminal behavior is on hand. Corporations, under corporate mission laws to protect share holders money from theft, fraud or embezzlement has one clear meaning. Corporations must spend money to make profit. Freedom of Speech excuse does not stand up to debate.
    This simple 1 question survey on the legality of Corporate funding political office proves what you already know, but are unable to oppose. Because of our instinct mechanism is protecting status quo operations. If you readers would like some proofs? Go to face book and look up Face the Nation, Meet the Press, Dr.Kaku, DiscoveryNews, ABCdateline, SLTribune, Diane Sawyer Scientific, American, Dr.Drew, ColbertReport and many more where my top comments show our true reality. Also Mormon org will help you understand what is going on in our minds. It is about survival vs. faith in moral behaviors. We must take the lawful or moral ground so we can repair are unconstitutional government/society.

  • mcdugall Murray, UT
    April 18, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    I am very concerned that Gov. Herbert failed to mention how he or the legislature plans to address the increased stress placed on the local ecosystem placed by these high growth rates. This is not to suggest that we cannot continue to grow, but there needs to be a state wide effort to optimize conservation efforts so the growth we currently enjoy does not turn into a burden that inevitably forces economic and environmental destruction.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    I would like to point out the really troublesome issue of health care in this state. Utah's GOP-sponsored dalliance in accepting ACA medicaid funding has created a bottleneck for people needing health coverage. For many poor and students to get the ACA coverage they desperately need they first have to be turned down for regular medicaid. This has put these persons at risk. What if some develop life threatening conditions because of this bottleneck?

    We socialists will document any deaths resulting from this situation. So from the standpoint of health care, things in Utah aren't as rosy as the governor paints. Even up close, things aren't so good.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    April 17, 2014 10:32 p.m.

    Utah's economy is not that great. Other wise I wouldn't be leaving for Oregon to work. The pay is 35 percent higher than what I can get in Utah. The benefits and working conditions are way better as well.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2014 8:24 p.m.

    "Utah collects the 44th lowest amount of revenue per capita in the nation. Of the 45 states with corporate taxes, Utah is tied for the third lowest at 5 percent. We haven’t raised corporate tax rates since 1985, and I have no plans to do so."

    At first reading Governor Herbert's write up is breathtaking. His enthusiasm for the state's performance is infectious. But there is another side. Utah is favored by the corporate world because of its low corporate rate and overall regressive tax structure. This attracts business activity from other states of course. But looking at the big picture remember the concentration of wealth and income at the top has ballooned the last 25 years. This threatens the stability of the system.

    Utah is a well-performing cog in this wealth concentration process because of its tax structure. No wonder ALEC thinks we're swell.

    Things look great up close, not so good from a more encompassing standpoint.