Mike Richards - I’ll say one thing, you are consultant. No matter what
the subject you manage to get unrelated fact disrespecting President in your
comments. So since you mentioned the national debt let’s talk some
facts.In the year 2000, after the country experienced a surplus
budget, the Congressional Budget Office stated that following the same economic
and budget pattern for the next ten years would eliminate the national debt
completely. But when President Bush took office in January of 2001
his first priority was to pass a tax cot, mostly to the wealthy, that would
reverse that trend and create $5 Trillion in new debt over ten years and he left
President Obama with a $1.4T deficit when he left office.Now the
fact that conservatives hate to acknowledge is that just two presidents over the
last 35 years have reduced the annual deficit each year they’ve been in
office- Clinton and Obama. All the other presidents who have increased the
deficit each year they were in office were Republicans.Just
Thanks for asking. I feel very comfortable as a member of the Utah Democratic
Party. Come join us. We’re working hard on environmental issues and other
issues that are so important to families in this state.
Mike, your partisan blaming is about as reliable as the sun rising and old
faithfull in Yellowstone. This idea that the current situation is the
responsibility of one party, or even one person discredits. And
no... the commandment was not to use “all the resources”... but use
only those we need to... and it surely wasn’t a commandment to use in
excess. Whole heatadly agree we need use good judgement in the use
of resources... and take only to meet our needs.
I ask, is a foreign corporation spilling 250,000 gallons of oil earmarked for
China on our land, leaving us the responsibility of cleanup what you consider
“wise use” of our resources? That’s just what has made the
news. I don’t believe the is the stewardship that was intended. Maybe I
missed the story that explained that this is what 45 meant by boasting it would
create jobs, cleanup jobs.
When the left complains about "looting" the treasury, when Obama, one of
them, doubled the debt to almost $20,000,000,000,000 during his terms in office,
they are living lives full of guile.To some, preserving the planet
means to live in a tent and leave the land as it is. To others of us,
preserving the planet means that as God told Adam to be a steward over the
earth, we also, are Stewards. As stewards, we have a responsibility to use all
resources for the betterment of mankind so that all can be elevated to become
all that they desire to become. God created this earth with all that we need.
We have trees to make paper to enable us to learn. We have coal and gas and
running water to make electricity so that our homes are comfortable and to
enable us to use computers to learn and to achieve. We have uranium that will
bless us when we tame it for beneficial uses.The wise use of
resources should be the goal. The operative words are "wise" and
Just remember some day each of us will have to stand and account for our
personal stewardship - and I just don't think that how much personal wealth
we have amassed is going to help our final grade all that much. We have been
given a gift. If you believe in creationism, we live in a world crafted for
us. How we treat that creation surely has to be answered for. This isn't about left or right, liberal or conservative, Republican or
Democrat. This is about what have we done with what we were given, and have we
left it a better place than we found it. This has nothing to do with can we
leverage the assets that are here for us, but that in doing so, have we left
this place a better place. These are not mutually exclusive of each other.
You can be incredible successful, and still a good steward.
Page-whom did you vote for? While the GOP distracts you with the "evil
dems" taking your guns, forcing gay marriage and abortions on you, they are
busy looting the treasury, polluting our lands and giving our country to the
lobbyists and their masters.