FortyFive Podcast Episode 4: Senator Mike Lee’s Gas Tax Proposal and Guest Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee

In episode 4 of the FortyFive politics podcast we talked about new legislation by Senator Mike Lee which would greatly reduce the federal gasoline tax. We also were joined by Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee who spoke to us about the history and future of Bus Rapid Transit in Utah County and some of the problems with it. We also briefly talked about term limits in Utah, Rick Santorum’s event with one attendee, Democrats growing impatience with Justin Miller, Attorney General Sean Reyes’ campaign donations, and Jerry Seinfeld’s comments that young people are…

The American Bailout Culture

I have been busy toiling away with my work in the real estate business since the legislature ended in March.  Coming home and getting to work is always a healthy reminder why our state has a citizen legislature. It brings value and perspective to state government.  Rather than being cloistered away in a marble palace somewhere, the Utah Legislature comes home to  live with the laws it passes.Unfortunately, Utah does not have much influence over the bailout culture that is seeping into the public psyche.  A recent example brings this trend to…