And somehow the Republicans will find a way to blame Obama for these lost jobs.
The last time I looked, Umatilla was in Oregon, not Washington State.The
article referred to "the last two-ton bulk container." Proper
reporting would have stated "the last two one-ton bulk containers."
There is no such thing as a two-ton bulk container at the facility.As far as the comment from "one old man" in Ogden goes, I don't see
anyone lining up to blame Obama for these lost jobs. He's doing enough on his
own without taking credit for the loss of these. Incidentally, the management of
the plant has been MOST cooperative in working with the employees in this long
anticipated reduction in force. Educational assistance, transfer opportunities,
natural attrition, etc. have made it rewarding for valued employees to remain
until the final shut-down.
A good finish to a good program, executed exceptionallly well and with great
care by the Army and their contract partners, and Tooele County.THe
expenditures at the time were prudent and appropirate, as is the termination of
such funding now that the program is complete.Now, if we can just
end funding for millions of wasteful programs that were never appropriate in the
first place, we would be much closer to paying for what we are buying every
year. (Hint- most of the waste is NOT in the Department of Defense!)
If people were able to plan ahead, and didn't fly off the handle about Nuclear,
it could all be useable for a safety net for the Nuclear Plant planned for Utah.
Though I'm not sure about water supply, not sure if salt water from the lake
would be acceptable as a coolant or by the envio's, still should have been
Re: one old man | 4:46 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012 The liberals fought this
incinerator tooth and nail, afraid that of potential environmental disasters it
posed. It delayed the completion of the work and added millions of dollars to
Good. This is the way it should be. The federal dollars should end when the
program is finished. Little by little federal spending is being reduced.
Hey, what ever happened to the military member that went missing at the same
time the chemical vial went missing?Conspiracy anyone?(No I'm not into
wackadoodle conspiracy theories)Just wondering why no one went off on that
Glad to see that the chemicals are gone... sad to see that the jobs are gone
too. @Dark Reaver: Can't use salt water from the lake as coolant for
a nuke plant... it is far too corrosive.
@ClarkKent: Except federal spending funds a huge percentage of our economy. When
the funding goes the jobs go. When the jobs go there is less money to fund other
jobs. It's a vicious cycle. If the govt. cut spending to the level some people
want it to be at our unemployment rate would be 25% or higher.
So much for jobs... or the claim of 'keeping the federal goverment
out of our lives.' Right Rifleman? Utah complains about
federal dollars... **'Utah to receive $60M in USDA disaster aid to
states' - By Bill Draper - AP - Published by DSNews - 01/18/12 and
then Utah is FIRST in line, to GET those federal dollars. Double.
Re: Pagan | 2:18 p.m. Jan. 23, 2012 "Utah is FIRST in line, to GET
those federal dollars."Government can give nothing to the
people government doesn't FIRST take from the people. Liberals think government
somehow magically creates money. Conservatives realizes where that money comes
So Utahns should be happy, right? Doubt it. They love the federal dollars,
despite the rhetoric.
the people are the goverment arent they. are they not citizens? most of the
waiste was on usless wars that make the very rich even more rich. but dont worry
dougway is cooking up some more scary stuff that we will have to get rid of some
day. and when you say get rid of big goverment you are talking layoffs. i would
be more than glad to pqay more taxes if i could keep peopele working and got
something for my taxes. Romey 14% i was 22% and did not make even 50,000. tax
codes are for thr rich. get rid of them. a lot of us ex military folks are
getting sick of useless elected people like our own local guys that talked of
takeing the vote away from someone that does not vote. this is too far to the
right mr. nazi, my father myself and my fathers father did not serve so punks
can take things away from the people. much like jordan school break up when they
took the west sides vote away.