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Here’s a little Utah news that you might not know about, but hopefully find interesting.

A company with a large employee base in Utah will be protested by Occupy LA, Occupy Oakland, and maybe even Occupy Seattle.

Who are they protesting? SSA Marine

When? Today.

Why? Because the Occupy movement claims that SSA Marine is […]

Balance the Budget but Don’t Amend

I support a balanced budget.  I have balanced my budget.  My wife have been living a debt free lifestyle for over 3 years now.  It was a tough road, but well worth the effort.  We have to cut back.  I can’t buy all the toys that I want, and our children don’t wear the most fashionable […]

Open Letter to Carl Wimmer

I wish that I had something profound to say to you. I would love to tell you that there are things I would like to see happen in this congress. I would like to tell you about something that you could improve on.

However, I can’t.

I can’t because you are doing a great […]

Is It Charity If It Is Forced?

It is the season of giving and many people are feeling a little more charitable than usual. many of us donate a little more our favorite organizations. Here where I work we raised money for a coworker whose 1-year-old daughter is struggling with cancer. It’s a good thing.

As I study the concept of charity, […]

Herbert Takes Over the Reins

It’s about the only thing in the news today. Jon Hunstman was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to China, and Gary Herbert was sworn in as the 17th Governor of the State of Utah. In my opinion this is a win-(hopefully)win situation for Utah.

Governor Huntsman was a moderate. He was well liked by […]

The House that Herbert Built

Two weeks ago, I was praising Lt. Governor Gary Herbert for his willingness to stand up against the Western Governor Association. Yet, today we find him cow tailing to his friends in the Utah Association of Realtors.

On Tuesday, Herbert announced plans to extend another stimulus package for home buyers. While the details are still […]

Noah, Nephi, and Today

I really wasn’t sure what to write about today. I have had a few ideas but couldn’t decide. Then as I read from the Book of Mormon during our family devotional time this evening, I knew what I had to write about. But before I offer my insights from the Book of Mormon, […]

To B(ailout) or Not to B(ailout)?

You have all read about this, you are probably sick and tired of reading about this. But this is something that I have become passionate enough about to call my Senators on. I have even commented on them at Chris Cannon’s Blog. I am still waiting for them to be posted.

Listening to President Bush’s […]

Macro and Micro Government Power

Michael Williams posted about his opinion on whether local governments should have the right to fine people for unkempt yards. And while, I think that a lot of these city ordinances are getting out of hand, I generally agree with him.

Simply put I like to divide the government into Macro- and Micro-level roles. The […]

Utah Legislatures Oppose Immigration Act

I recently received this press release from Representative Carl Wimmer of District 52. He asked me to share it with my readers and to let you know that several other representatives have endorsed this release. So, I will post it here for your thoughts, and of course, I have to share some of my thoughts.

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