Selling Utah Or Maybe Some Other Stuff We Can Think Of

Abby Zimet

Do we really need Texas?

It's bizarre watching conservatives flail around trying to find some other, any other, solution to the national debt crisis other than the logical one: Make corporations and rich people pay their fair share of taxes. The latest brilliant idea from Florida GOP Rep. and Tea partier Dennis Ross is to sell off the over 70% of Utah that's federally owned; below, Utah's governor considers it. Other rich possibilities that have been floated: selling interstate highways, federal buildings or the gold at Fort Knox, which is "just sort of sitting there." Then again, so is Texas and Arizona.


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