The last I heard; the NSA had plenty of money.I know because I send
them some (taxes) every year. Just like the rest of us.Where/when
are the tax breaks for the rest of us?
Well, I guess the spy center is not a boon to the state like we were told.
What? This is absurd. Any legislator that votes for this needs to lose our
votes this Fall.
There are so many unanswered questions to this situation that it's hard to
believe approving this facility was a wise idea.-How does the
employment of only 200 people justify the consumption of electricity and water
this facility requires?-How does the presence of this facility
benefit Utah or citizens of Utah?-How is possible that water and
electricity rates won't go up?-How do local politicians believe
that giving the facility a $6 MILLION a year tax break will result in anything
positive for us?-Note: 325,851 gallons of water = an acre foot, or
the amount of water a family of five would use in a YEAR. At 1.7 MILLION gallons
of water a day consumed by this facility, they would use the equivalent of five
acre feet a DAY.This is corrupt politics. Money has exchanged hands
for this bizarre result to happen.
This agency performs blanket warrantless surveillance on us, sweeping up every
cell phone transmission, email, buddy list, and whatever else it can pick up in
any appliance in your home or car with a digital recording device. This is
blatantly unconstitutional."Security" leaders are on the
record as saying they perform the massive warrantless surveillance because to
perform narrow searches on persons suspected of terrorism are too difficult.
Whether or not it is "convenient" their actions still violate our
constitutional rights.The NSA uses the data it collects and
computers to calculate their next targeted drone strikes. God help the victims
when their algorithms malfunction. What a great way to remove yourself from
accountability for killing somebody.So far 12 states are pushing
forward legislation to stop the delivery of natural resources to NSA centers.
Utah is in a terrible drought and the NSA data center needs as much as 1.7
million gallons of water daily to cool the servers storing all your personal
data. To aid and abet the agency's illegal activities by continuing to
deliver water is the definition of insanity.
We wanted a president who listens to all Americans - now we have one.
It's built already. What are they going to do? Move it? Make them pay
the tax. What's 6 mil a year when the bloated federal budget is in the
trillions? That's not even a drop in the bucket. More like an atom on the
surface of my skin.
"'We need to adhere to the commitment that we made,' Stevenson
said Tuesday on the Senate floor."From the tone of the article,
there needs to be an explanation of WHO made this "commitment"."The Senate preliminarily approved the bill Tuesday 22-7, with many
senators signaling they might change their votes when it comes up for final
passage." Why do they play these silly internal political games.
Either you're for it or against it, unless there's politics at play.
They want Utahns to pay for the NSA to illegally spy on all Americans?
Instead of giving them a tax break, why don't we just turn off the water to
the facility and shut it down? Why are the people of Utah supporting the NSA and
all it's illegal and unconstitutional activities? Wake up folks. The
"jobs" aren't worth it.
Sorry, but the wrong approach is being taken here. Other states are doing the
opposite. One is even trying to prevent the NSA facility there from getting
power and water.The NSA is so corrupt I wouldn't be surprised
it the real reason is to drug the millions of gallons of water used each week.
Maybe it gets put into bottles and gets sent free to the Utah House and Senate.
Sounds like a lot of water, to me. And I thought that was in short supply in
your state. Getting freebies won't make them likely to conserve. Then
guess who will pay again. I'm glad to see Utahns get uncomfortable with
this facility. Why would anyone want such a place to be built? Oh.
this is the stuff they will do when they move the prison. no taxes and give them
water rights just like when micron moved to utah. only the rich will dowell when
they move the prison. and if there is a power outage nsa will have power before
To Jerry Stevenson and Stuart Reid and the other 20 senators that supported this
bill - make NSA pay the utilities tax. Verbal agreements, if there really was
one in this situation, just doesn't hold any credibility.
Fascinating, isn't it? The Legislature wants to give the NSA a $6 Million
tax break on utilities, while at the same time they want to raise sales and gas
taxes on Utah citizens. Something smells here, and it is not a nice smell.