Utah eager to take money from feds while complaining

Published October 14, 2013 12:05 pm

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One gets the impression Utah leaders hate America's federal government, and they profess to have nothing to do with it. However, come disasters by fire or flood, and when the need arises to improve the state's infrastructure, they are first in line with their hands out to the feds.

Southern Utah leadership and others are crying that they are hurting in the shutdown. But wait. Who orchestrated the shutdown but Utah's own Mike Lee? Following like sheep, all of Utah's politicians joined ranks.

Frans J. Kohlschein