The Silicon Business Journal has reported that Ebay will add 450 more jobs to its global operations on Utah. Good for Utah? It’s certainly good for Ebay. Get this: Ebay will receive $30 million from Utah in tax incentives to add these 450 jobs. Make sense? Do the math: 450 jobs =If each new hire … Continue reading It just gets better: Incentives for businesses touted to be “good” for economy
(I have been out of town for the past 2 weeks, so posting has been non-existent.) I am having difficulty wishing people a "happy" new year with everything that is going in in our world: A failing economy resulting in job losses, a housing market crash, budget shortfalls; A broken health care system that continues … Continue reading “Happy” New Year?
REVOLUTION FOR THE RICH Yes it is socialism at last. America, the great free enterprise, every man for himself, empire has at last gone and dumped capitalism. Socialism has now taken hold in the USA!At least for the rich it has. Yes we now have socialism for the rich in America - and capitalism … Continue reading REVOLUTION FOR THE RICH
Tom is quoted in this article:From last week's City Weekly:Utah vs. Axis of Evil: A Utah bill would ban investment in companies doing business in Iran By Eric S. Peterson Posted 12/27/2007 One Utah legislator has decided the state is ready to get off the sidelines and join the rumble against global terror by prohibiting … Continue reading Utah vs. Axis of Evil: A Utah bill would ban investment in companies doing business in Iran
Utah Supreme Court Justices are requesting more money. Apparently there is a vacancy in the 7th district that has attracted on five applicants, short four from the state's mandate of nine applications being received before proceeding in the hiring process. In today's Deseret News: In her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Utah … Continue reading Judge’s Salaries
The population of the U.S. will reach 300 million this week. Here are some astonishing facts: Supersize nation: How America is eating the world 300m Expected population of the United States by the end of this week 75 Life expectancy for men in the US. Women are expected to live until 80 63 Life expectancy … Continue reading U.S. reaches 300 million
Today is World Fair Trade Day Here are links to info on WFTD: Global Exchange Fair Trade Resource Network Transfair USA Lutheran World Relief International Fair Trade Organization It is good to buy Fair Trade every day and the above links are to sources that provide a lot of information about that.
I heard today that it was Fair Trade Day by some people that attended a Fair Trade event in Salt Lake. I thought that WFTD was the second Saturday in May, so I looked that up and discovered that World Fair Trade Day is actually May 13, so I didn't miss it! Here are links … Continue reading World Fair Trade Day
Today's Deseret News has published an article on homelessness in the town of Vernal, a small northeast Utah town of less than 10,000. The focus is on families who are forced out of their homes due to rising rents and heating costs.
Rocky Anderson has publicly recognized Delta Airlines as an asset to Utah. Delta announced today an expansion in its service. The airline provides extraordinary air service and is a major factor in the health of Utah's economy. It is gratifying to see Delta continually deepen its commitment to this area and offer our residents and … Continue reading Delta Airlines