Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Salt Lake Tribune Editorial: Ruling Utah

Sodden query: Senator Dayton breathes the same air and drinks the same water as all the other lumpencitizens who reside in Utah, no?
After all, when your party has all the power, there’s no reason to clutter the process with comments from ordinary citizens, or to give boards that safeguard the people’s interests any authority to question your decisions.
Salt Lake Tribune Editorial
Ruling Utah
November 22, 2011

In the hope of kick-starting a little bit of Tuesday morning discussion, we'll draw our readers' attention to this strong and sensible editorial, which just popped up on the Salt Lake Tribune website this morning, criticising Utah County GOP Wacko Utah Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, who is "sponsoring a (2012) bill to shrink and dilute the authority of five citizen boards in Utah." "The boards’ mission is to watch out for the environmental health of Utahns, which may sometimes be at odds with the bottom-line health of polluting industries," says the SLTrib Editorial board:
The Tribune goes on of course, to decry "the negative impacts of Utah single-party rule."

While we take it as a given that Senator Dayton's chief loyalties may indeed lie with her special interest corporate campaign donors, there is one aspect of Sen. Dayton's pending bill which we can't quite fathom.

Senator Dayton (and her bought and paid for GOP cohorts) breathe the same air and drink the same water as all the other lumpencitizens who reside in Utah, no?

Well then again... maybe not. They all reside in the rarified air of the Utah legislature, we guess.

That's it for now.

Take it away, O Gentle Ones, cough, cough, cough...


Nowwhat said...

Allway s Vote for the Republicans. Get America back to where it belongs, back to  the 11nd  Century

Jumbo said...

Power to the Pachyderm party, LOL!

Bob Becker said...

This, and the behind closed doors means by which it was accomplished, can come as no surprise, really, in a legislature in which "Last Minute Lockhart"   [e.g. the gutting GRAMA bill she shepherded through at the last minute in the last regular session with no public notice or chance for input] is deemed worthy of election to a serious leadership post.   When this bill gets greased passage through the House, as it probably will, she'll have earned the nickname "Locked Doors Lockhart" as well. But then, it's her willingness to arrange what her corporate masters want arranged behind closed doors with no public notice or input that helped earn  her the speakership in the first place, and the GOP Senate leadership their places as well. 

Rosemary said...

One day on the way to Moab, I was struck by the fact while major I-15 construction was going on near Provo or Lehi or one of those towns, the air was so bad that you could barely see it.

Do these people have gas masks for their children?

rudizink said...

Thanks for the on-point comment, Rosemary (which prompted me to embed a second photo within the article text).

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