Reference the March 9 news article, “Walker Institute of Politics at WSU on revised budget list.” Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, is still hoping to secure some funding for an air show at Hill AFB in 2014.
In the same paper, but a thumb-size article titled “Offshore cash hoards expanding,” cites that the large U.S. based companies expanded their untaxed offshore stockpiles by $183 billion in the past year, increasing such holdings by 14.4 percent. Microsoft, Apple and Google companies alone plan to keep $135.5 billion outside of the government’s reach. The build-up of off-shore profits total $1.46 trillion for the 83 companies examined.
There are far more important considerations with the impending furlough at Hill AFB affecting 11,000 workers resulting in several million dollars in lost revenue to the surrounding area than worrying about a possible air show at Hill AFB in 2014. I believe people’s interests would be better served trying to obtain a change to the tax laws so part of the $1.46 trillion could be taxed, versus hidden in offshore accounts. Additionally, what has been done recently to get legislative colleagues together to resolve the impending furlough?
Hill AFB civil servants unite and vote-out the legislators who refuse to agree on issues impacting our future, yet ignore changing the tax laws so trillions of dollars could be taxed. Obviously they make decisions on the “hip pocket” versus what’s right and just!
Ja Dee Huber