Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
So the county already can not afford from its current revenues to maintain
existing infrastructure and the DNEWS is supporting borrowing to build
additional infrastructure with no ongoing funds for their maintenance.
Obviously, this would be a fiscal mistake, require a future tax increase beyond
the bond payment. Something the highly taxed citizens of Salt Lake County can
not afford. Why does the DNEWS support the Proposition-just to take advantage of
low interest rates??
Isn't using public money for the public good socialism?
repubs say we're broke.How can we continue to spend?
Creating and preserving parks to balance urban sprawl is a legitimate
governmental function. The existence of Liberty park among many others
illustrates the wisdom of our early pioneers in providing open spaces.
Let's not make this a partisan issue.
"Creating and preserving parks to balance urban sprawl is a legitimate
governmental function." Oh, really. Who says? Willing to bet neither the
State or US Constitution has anything about open space or battling urban sprawl,
both noble causes. Why is spending money on either causes more worthy than say
providing every citizen healthcare insurance?
The Des News seldom sees a tax-and-spend proposition that they don't
endorse and this is yet another example. How can one suggest BORROWING the
money when there are such huge maintenance needs that are currently not being
funded? That's like buying a new suit when what you really need is to
repair your shoes that have worn through the soles. But you can always say
"suits are such a good buy right now." The last time I saw a local city
want more and more parks and trails the number of people using them were a very
small pecentage of the population, whereas everyone was expected to pay for
them. All this time I thought deficit spending was a problem of
magnanimous proportion with Uncle Sam and now we see it trickles down to local
government, too. Any politician can spend money they don't have. Why not
save for it first? That would show resolve, priciple and discipline. Vote NO!!
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