So, Rep. Jason Chaffetz limps back to D.C. to cast his "yea" vote for the Trump/Ryan idea of a better health care plan than the ACA, and The Tribune's May 5 headline says Utahns "hail" this GOP win.
What a surprise Utahns are in for (see Robert Gehrke's column in the May 6 Tribune). The Tribune's May 3 headline implies Utahns are "hurt" by the Bears Ears designation. Based on this blind allegiance to party, I can only assume Utahns are fine with the outline for the administration's new federal tax plan (clearly shown to benefit the wealthiest Americans).
There are two possibilities for Utahns favoring these government actions: 1) They are simply not paying attention; or 2) an extreme dislike for Barack Obama still rages. If it is No. 2, we have a clear case of "cutting off your nose to spite your face." More likely, however, it is No. 1. Utahns are failing to educate themselves and letting elected officials do their thinking for them. After all, that's why we elected them, right?