One can imagine my shock at Saturday's Deseret News Editorial "46 tax hikes" (Aug. 10): Could it be that the Deseret News, whose editors have never met a tax hike they didn't like, actually opposes the tax hikes currently proposed in Utah's cities and counties? Be still, my heart. In 20 years of reading this paper, I have witnessed the Deseret News embrace one tax increase after another. Is it possible that the Deseret News is actually refusing to endorse these tax hikes?
The editorial correctly notes that families cannot increase their income by simply voting for more money. I congratulate the editors; they have discovered this vital principal, one that they apparently missed again and again in the past.
However, when we read more closely, we can break the code: The editorial states that "now is not the time" for 46 tax hikes. This implies that the Deseret News still likes tax increases — just not right now. A logical question for the editors: If not now, exactly when do you favor these tax hikes? You see, the leopard truly doesn't change his spots. With the Deseret News, it's still not truly a matter of how much our governments can confiscate from us; it's just a matter of timing.
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