Letter: Neglecting our shared stewarship

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  • ECR Burke, VA
    Nov. 20, 2017 6:48 a.m.

    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 sayin’

  • Prettyplease Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2017 5:05 p.m.

    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.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 19, 2017 1:32 p.m.

    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.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Nov. 19, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2017 8:49 a.m.

    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 "use".

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 19, 2017 8:09 a.m.

    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.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m.

    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.