State Democratic chair visits Logan, decries one-party state

A one-party system is not working in China and it’s not working in North Korea. Utah state Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis says there is plenty of evidence to show that a one-party system is not working in Utah. Speaking to Cache County Democrats on Saturday, Dabakis said the Tea Party movement has taken over the Republican Party in Utah with two of the party’s top elected officers wanting to do away with public education. Debakis said it’s become so serious that prominent industrialist Jon Huntsman, Sr. told a group last week that he does not know this Republican party. Dabakis said Jon Huntsman, Jr. was popular with both Democrats and Republicans while he was governor of Utah. But he said Huntsman came up with that five percent flat tax that has caused a lot of devastation. In fact, Dabakis said that tax has taken $130 million a year out of public education in a state that was already last in the nation in money spent per student.

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