Riverton City Council members are poised to place significant restrictions on where payday lenders can locate as well as the number of payday lenders allowed in their city. The proposed zoning changes would prohibit a payday lender from opening within 600 feet of another lender, and would cap the number of permitted payday lenders at one per 10,000 residents. Currently, that would allow four lenders, two more than are in the city. But really, isn’t one lender enough to fleece its already poor customers?
Alpine School District officials came under fire during a recent public hearing for using words such as “enculturating” (see video embedded below) in their mission statement, which dozens of parents apparently saw as proof that the schools are pushing a socialist agenda. According to an article in the Daily Herald, one angry speaker identified President Obama, gay rights, energy taxes, the national debt, a U.N. army and the district’s mission statement as all part of a growing socialist movement. Another parent said that the socialist agenda was forcing parents to send their children to charter schools instead of district schools (both are publicly funded, by the way). Most parents also drive on publicly funded roads en route to the schools, and maybe even check out books at the publicly funded library or play in publicly funded parks. My God, they’re right—socialism is everywhere.