This is a true windfall blessing in taking away power from state and federal
government controls of land and open wilderness use in Utah. We in Utah have
been given a rare opportunity to take action by not supporting government
expansion on borrowed money. Government and its spending has devalued the
dollar, caused sever inflation, and economic distress. In 1969 the dollar was
worth 360 yen, now the dollar is worth 98 yen, nearly a 3,000% devaluation.Military/civilian job cuts is not as bad as it sounds, the majority will
take retirement and still making money under a new job title that is good for
the economy and air quality by taking thousands of vehicles off the road.Support downsizing and eliminating government intervention and control
of our education, jobs, welfare, and economic stability and growth by the free
enterprise system rather then government paid socialism and welfare.Do not listen to the grandstanding and accusations of losses and think of the
positive side and the gains of a free market economy that grows with better
paying jobs. It won't hurt the economy one bit for welfare reductions that
are wasting 50%+ of the states budget.
We have probably been putting too many eggs in our baskets over the years in the
partnership with the federal government since 1972. We have expanded those
programs to comply with a federal mandate to provide more in order to get more
dollars. It is sort of like being held captive on a chain. They provide
dollars that we sent them. Utah has never been on the high end of receiving
those dollars. We always have federal agencies that want to squeeze blood out
of a turnip. Politically, Utah has not had the prowess or ability to gain money
due to our very Red state during the Clintons and Obama regimes. No matter how
much we dump our own dollars into the federal process, 50 percent, is not
enough. We are in the bottom of the price per child for education due to our
governors always saying we get so much federal dollars and they want to
eradicate public education. The higher office holders in Utah won't help
the public education programs since they don't have plans to expand Charter
and Private institutions of learning. They speak with tongue in cheek. There
is not positive outlook for a change.
How the Sequester will impact Utah:Utah will lose approximately
$6,260,000 in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 90
teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition about 9,000 fewer students would be
served and approximately 20 fewer schools would receive funding.Utah
would lose about $1,289,000 in environmental funding to ensure clean water and
air quality, as well as prevent pollution from pesticides and hazardous waste.
In addition, Utah could lose another $847,000 in grants for fish and wildlife
protection.In Utah, approximately 15,000 civilian Department of
Defense employees would be furloughed, reducing gross pay by around $83.5
million in total.Army: Base operation funding would be cut by about $16
million in Utah.Aiir Force: Funding for Air Force operations in Utah would
be cut by about $2 million.Law Enforcement and Public Safety Funds
for Crime Prevention and Prosecution: Utah will lose about $119,000 in Justice
Assistance Grants Utah will lose approximately $264,000 in funds to
help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats. Not a
complete list, edited for brevity.
The fear tactics campaign of the President who is not campaigning for office but
trying to keep fear in people's minds if in their media efforts to keep
minds ajar.The President won't answer his basic
responsibilities to provide encouragement to a people that just spent their
evening in the entertainment world he appears to enjoy and his wife can even
dance with the stars on late night television. If the President is
in control, he is the one that recommended the sequester, to begin with. That
provided him the opportunity to not have to deal with the budgets, just as he
has for 4 years when he got the actions to be delayed until after the election
in November, 2012. In Jimmy Carter's time of 18-21 percent
interest and not providing budget increases until toward the end of his reign,
we have now 3 percent interest and a President who wants to threaten federal and
state workers who depend on the federal government for all or part of their
salaries.This President has not built up jobs for private sector but
has increased federal jobs and now he is threatening the newest members of his
corps to stop.
We want a smaller federal government, but we want federal dollars. The Gov. of
Florida has adopted Obamacare because the federal government says that it will
pay for it. (for a couple years anyway) Where does he think that money comes
from? It comes from the citizens of Florida, and the citizens of other states,
and 40% of that money is borrowed money which future generations are expected to
pay. All states should refuse federal money except for projects
that are truly the role of the federal government, such as national defense.
States should collect and hold tax money withheld for the federal government,
saying, you'll get this money when you have complied with the law and
submitted a budget.Most federal money is wasted in bloated
administration agencies that don't have good control on where the money is
spent, allowing hundreds of billions lost in fraudulent charges.As
long as states are dependent upon federal money the federal government will
continue to expand and weld greater control over the states.Elect
out of office state representatives that attempt to acquire federal money,
especially those that use earmarks tying the funds to unrelated bills.
That's called extortion.
Oh Please! Grow up and realize that this isn’t the end of the world!
Sequester hysteria is just another big obama lie! The armed services and
others being cut can shift funds around to take care of the cut! I think the
major part of the military cuts can be made in the bloated bureaucracy and never
be felt! This is a joke! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Calm down
liberals. Your welfare checks will still be in the mail! Move along folks!
There’s no story here!
I have been watching our Republican leader on TV the past few days and they have
the RIGHT idea! They have a two-fold strategy that is working! Do not answer
any direct questions! Just keep on telling the public that we would rather have
the sequester then even raise one extra cent of taxes on our Job Creators! And
we must keep on telling the public every single chance we get that “this
is that guy obama’s idea”. I have watched them do this on TV and it
IS working! Just keep on saying “this is that guy obama’s
idea” to any question asked and eventually we TeaPublicans WILL get the
majority of Americans to believe it!