'Freakin' hypocrits' should stop taking feds' cash

Thursday , January 26, 2012 - 1:48 PM

Larry Bennington

Editor,

The governor hypocritically blasted the feds last night simply for the applause.

I will now channel a typical Republican or Tea Party member. Wait, while I go into a trance....

The Federal Government should stay out of local affairs! Big government is the problem in this country! Do away with FEMA and let churches help out when disaster strikes! Stop collecting our federal taxes and dolling it out as welfare to someone else! Federal spending is breaking us and adding to the national debt!

Whew, that took a lot out of me. I should rest.... Now, for my personal opinion. To State officials, especially Davis and Weber County officials, you freakin' hypocrites!

Weber County applied for and got $14.3 million in federal dollars for flood water!

Davis County has applied for and fully expects to get $4.1 million in federal dollars for wind damage! Davis is the reddest county in the state! How can they look at themselves in the mirror? Update: Utah has $128 million "one-time" cash to spend this year. Federal money?

The State as a whole received $44 million last year out of only $300 million for all of the U.S. for floods. As the most Republican state in the union, we've just got to be hanging out heads in shame for having our hand out and adding to the national debt.

Those of you who don't follow this kind of stuff or maybe just get your "news" from Fox should know that the Republican U.S. House majority leader, Erica Kantor, just last year, said that FEMA should not spend a dime to help the millions of people who lost everything they had to tornados and hurricanes.

All I can say is that it's a good damn thing that Waddoups and Clark's 2009 proposal to partially secede from the union and stop accepting already paid federal tax dollars from Washington didn't happen because this state would be in a pickle right now. By the way, did we ever send any of that stinkin' "stimulus" cash back to Washington? I didn't think so.

Larry Bennington

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