We’re all schmucks for allowing it to happen. Vote D next time...oh
wait....can’t do that. Can’t be a Democrat and a good
‘Saint’ at the same time! /s
So keep voting for republicans... because they are against abortion.
We are a gullible people.
It would be a great investigative piece to follow the money and the connections
that Hughes has had with many issues and developments during his time as a
"public servant". He seems to enrich himself, UTA, Prison
decision, land usage, and now this deal. What is it with
Republicans? This makes no sense and reeks of something fishy. Hughes seems to come out financially better each and every time. Seems to be a
pattern.Nice retirement Hughes.
Will he pardon himself?
I made a comment that there must be a path to making some money. Obviously, I
was referencing Hughes' motivation for appointing himself. Alas, my
comment was denied for some vague reason. Thus, I'll repeat and endorse
the comments of others there were not denied. "master of conflict of
interest" - now what does that mean? "scoundrels who held office for
the purpose of shenanigans that would enrich themselves" - you mean money
might be involved? "Can you say Cash Cow?" - money again? For whom?
"Prison move and UTA Deja vu" - there is that self interest thing again.
"a retiring politician helps create a new government job and then appoints
himself to it" - doesn't a job mean money? "Utah makes old Chicago
politics look like kindergarten." - there's that corruption thing
again. I guess I should have been more specific. But there is consensus among
all the comments. I can't figure out why a vague suggestion was more
objectionable that specific allegations and claims.
How does the common man get any justice here? Is there any recourse to have him
removed? This is guy has remained unchecked with undue influence for years, and
this is how it unfolds - this is as blatant as it gets.
That doesn't seem right to appoint himself.
2 Questions:1. How many other perfectly well qualified candidates were
there?2. What is the salary / compensation for this position? ...I’m
assuming it’s rather desirable.There is a high degree of
complacency amount Utahans as a whole, but it seems to be particularly prevelant
with members of Utah’s predominant political party.
If Hughes is in, you know Niedermeyer can't be far behind.
Lemme guess- he also wants to sign the checks too. Utah makes old Chicago
politics look like kindergarten.
Well, we all know that most Republican lawmakers in Utah are good, church-going
folk, and therefore we can always count on them to do good things.
Shame on you, Speaker Hughes!If a high ranking politician appoints
an unqualified (or even a qualified) relative to a government job, it used to be
called nepotism and was considered to be reprehensible, if not outright
illegal.But, what is it called when a retiring politician helps
create a new government job and then appoints himself to it?This
should not be allowed!Greg Hughes needs to find a real job, not
another sweetheart government job with opportunities to pull strings on huge
projects involving millions of dollars.
Prison move and UTA Deja vu.
"Speaker Hughes appoints himself to Utah Inland Port Authority board"-- Can you say Cash Cow
Ha ha ha... who didn’t see that comingIt is good to be king
Prison relocation, UTA, port authority. These kinds of projects are magnets for
the opportunistic. Greg Hughes was already chairman of the UTA and on the
prison relocation commission. I don't believe that kind of leadership
experience should be brought to the port authority.
Wow, there's a shock.
What about city’s rights ? Most of this port is in Salt Lake City Limits.
The city has had to take care of this property, it is the city’s fire
department who takes cares of fires out there, it is the city that takes care of
the roads. So why should the state be able usurp this land and take it away from
the city and give it to some new port authority appointed mostly by the state?
Where were the state and the port authority when no one wanted this land ? Who
will pay for road development or put out the fires ?Why shouldn’t
the city have more say in the matter of land use and why should they not get the
tax benefits from this when they have been Shepard of this land for decades ?
Does he have any conscience left?
There used to be a time when Americans didn't tolerate scoundrels who held
office for the purpose of shenanigans that would enrich themselves. Now, we just
look the other way and do nothing..... especially if the scoundrel belongs to
our own party. Welcome to the new world my fellow pseudo Americans, we have much
to be ashamed of.
I thought Hughes was retiring.Some retirement.
Gee. What a surprise. Next up, Wayne Neidermeyer. We need a federal
Is the master of conflict of interesting going to get away with this. He has
amassed a good deal of money through undue influence i. UTA, charter schools and
general property development playing a very shady game? How can this commision
happen this way and how can he be appointed. We deserve better the. This self