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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 […]

Utah’s Online Tea Party

I woke up this morning and saw a few of my Facebook Friends who were heading to the Tea Party. I was envious. Then as I drove to Work, Bob Lonsberry was calling his program the Tea Part on Air. Realizing that there were a lot of you who may be like me. You […]

Jordan District Proves Their Unwillingness to Help Students

This morning the Deseret News reported that the Jordan School district has rejected a deal that could help them save a lot of money, and keep them from raising taxes again on the Citizens on the South West Side of Salt Lake County. While they claim its for the best. Let’s look what what […]

The Case FOR Amending the Constitution

This is part three of a three part series on controlling the power of our representatives. The first in the series was on term limits. The second was on seniority in congress.

After having read my first post in this series, I am sure many believed that I am opposed to amending the constitution. […]

Do Utahns Really Want a Tax Increase?

I haven’t spoken much lately about a faulty Deseret News poll. Not because they haven’t had them, but for the most part they were uninteresting. Oh, they have gotten slightly better, but still they are skewed.

However, the lastest poll results about Utahns wanting higher taxes is another example of their bias. Look closely at […]

Unintended Consequences

I met with a couple of legislators this past week. And when one of them was asked why are we having to wait in long lines to get our driver’s licenses renewed, the response was it’s an “unintended consequence” of the bill that we passed.

To be completely honest, he seemed more interested in excusing […]

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, […]

Tobacco Ads Make me PUKe.

I don’t listen to the radio much any more. I just find myself too busy. However, I have heard several ads recently asking me to encourage my legislator to increase the tax on tobacco. These ads are apparently from the American Cancer Society. However, in the ad they say they are with the Protect Utah […]

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 […]

Jordan School District Board Wears Earplugs to Public Comments

My wife and I attended the first part of the public hearing at Riverton High School for the Jordan School Districts “Truth” in Taxation Meeting. And the Jordan School District wasn’t holding the meeting to hear our opinions. They were holding it because they were required by law.

I don’t wish to deal with minutia […]