Congress had one job, take care of the money. They gave that job to the
Rothschild Federal Reserve bank. Since then we have been in a recession. The
value of the dollar goes down every year as inflation an taxes an insurance goes
up an churches say we need your money. There is only so much ya can do. Weight
till the financial war with China really gets going. There won't be money.
Too expensive to print.
If people want to make sure High Density development happens in the more Urban
cores, they need to make sure that the open land in the suburban areas is not
left empty. They need to work with their cities to purchase the land and
develop it as parks or as mid-density developments.They can work
with the Counties to purchase empty lands to keep as open space and to work with
farmers to keep the farms as working farms for future generations.This will ensure that any and all empty space is not available or is used and
will force higher density in urban areas. Otherwise, developers will see the
open and empty land and will buy it cheaply. The cheaper the land, the more
profit the developer can make on their higher density development.The last effort that citizens can do is to force cities to raise the impact
fees for high density development. Cities won't though because they need
the tax revenue. Without the revenue, they would need to raise the taxes on the
rest of the citizens because their other taxes are too low already to support
what is already built (roads, utilities, cops, fire and parks).
My goodness, yet another editorial arguing for high density?We
don't want high density in the suburbs. It doesnt solve housing costs,
transportation, or pollution. It enriches developers by robbing value from
existing home owners as neighborhood streets become overcrowded, power, water,
and sewer systems have to be upgraded, and crime rises.High density
belongs in urban cores where residents can enjoy true walkable communities. High
density I, suburbs just generates more automobile traffic, damaging lifestyle
There are warning signs about. Oil is getting expensive. For some of us,
that's good. For some, not so much. There's talk of interest rate
hikes. Plus the trump trade wars. Economies are cyclical. At some point,
we will head down that long slope.
High density isn’t the answer. There are townhouses within a mile of me
going from 330k to 400k. How is that affordable?
"I think a recession would be a great benefit to Utah-- fewer cars on the
road, less pollution, more people cooking at home, more family time
together."More people on welfare, more people on food stamps. I
can see why some people would see that as beneficial. This is why Trump won in
2016 and will win again in 2020.
Down turns will come. There has never been an economy that has not experienced
fluctuating business cycles. The best Utah can hope for is that there will be a
Sorry if I tend to disagree some with the thoughts in this editorial. If
nothing else, the growth didn't start until 2010 or so, meaning we have had
about 8 years of growth. As one of those hit by the recession, I will never
'recover'. We lost everything when our company failed in southern UT.
Greedy bankers, politicians and others, made out with huge windfalls, while so
many lost everything they owned. Many of those were honorable people who did
all they could to pay their debts. Others became politicians so they could
better feed at the public trough. I know many did what I did, paid their
employees everything owed. Paid all vendors every penny. Didn't take any
money for work they could not do. Yes we need to be vigilant, but
none if it will be sufficient. Our political leaders, all those that have
served for so long while lining their pockets, will do it to us again. I look
forward to the day these people stand before God to be judged, as we all must
I think a recession would be a great benefit to Utah-- fewer cars on the road,
less pollution, more people cooking at home, more family time together.