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Published: Thursday, June 21 2012 3:57 p.m. MDT

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travelrus
murray, UT

Nobody likes to pay taxes but we live in a civilized society and we need to fund our government for the betterment of everyone. Everyone should pay their fair share of taxes including the wealthies of Americans. The deficit needs to be controled and we need a balance budget but not on the backs of middle income Americans while the rich just keep getting richer. We here time and again about the huge income gap that in now the norm. The tax breaks just seem to benifit the wealthy and corporations. I understand Mitt Romney wants to offer a tax break on interest and capital gaines. Well I don't know about you all but my interest earned last year gave me a tax break of about $16. So Republican congress don't extend the tax break for the rich. Maybe that is a start in leveling the taxes for everyone but much more needs to change. A compromise with reduced spending along with an increase in tax is the only solution.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

So if sincere Americans ask Mr. Grover what should be done to reduce the deficit, his only reply would be "Ask someone who cares."

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
"So if sincere Americans ask Mr. Grover what should be done to reduce the deficit, his only reply would be "Ask someone who cares."

California currently is drowning in a sea of red ink to the tune of $40.7 billion dollars. They started 2012 year with a projected deficit of over $9 billion that has jumped to almost $16 billion, and Stockton, CA has gone bankrupt.

When it comes to advice on the national debt the last thing we need is advice from anyone living in California.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

If R-man has advice for California, and it seems he does, then he should either cross the open borders to deliver it personally or detail it in these posts, which are no doubt monitored by CA officials looking for Beehive State wisdom, especially if it's free.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA

When seeking financial advice it helps to go to someone with a proven track record of success. What does California have to offer except for a track record of deficit spending and bankruptcies.

Voters in San Diego and San Jose finally got wise and overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives to cut retirement benefits for city workers. The unions have sued but they will lose .... just like they did in Wisconsin.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Sure, someone has to sacrifice to balance the books, right? Let's just make sure it's not the rich who reap benefits from all kinds of public institutions. Better to stick it to the pensioners.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Mark B Eureka, CA
"Sure, someone has to sacrifice to balance the books, right?"

California, the state that wanted to borrow against tomorrow's lottery revenue earnings to pay yesterday's bills. No word on where they expected to get the money to pay tomorrow's bills.

In Utah if we don't have it we don't spend it. In California everybody and everything is taxed up to the eyeballs. I hope you aren't expecting Utah taxpayers to fund California's liberal spending disaster.

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