Utah was the wrong place to move to if you wanted to avoid obnoxious
self-serving politicians. There are some great stories we could regale you with
about our legislature and former governor. I wouldn't be happy
about the property tax increase either, though, so you have my sympathies there.
I think that there are probably better options, in Utah, than Salt Lake City for
those looking for relief from high property taxes. You would not automatically
know that of course; it is best do the research carefully before choosing.Personally I think that property taxes are evil and wasted upon low
yield educational expenses.
Suandra, "(you) moved from California to Salt Lake City to escape high taxes
and self-serving, obnoxious politicians."you moved from one
dem-dominated jurisdiction (CA) to another (SLC), why would you think things
would be different?Had you done a little more research before
moving, you could have found a municipality that was NOT dem-dominated, then you
would have found what you were after.
Agreed!!! What is even worse, Some city governments, let's say oh,,,West
Valley City elects a Mayor, they pay him $35,000.00 a year to run the city, THEN
he/she inturn hires a city manager and pays him/her $199,000.00 a year, THEN the
city manager hires an assistant city manager and we pay him/her $160,000.00 a
year, THEN the city council raise taxes to pay for it all. THEN they have a
hearing on tax increases on Aug.13th,,,,,ELECTION DAY!!!! Talk about adding
insult to injury...
Judging by the amount of fireworks my neighbors have bought, a $13 dollar tax
increase would be nothing. At some point our state needs to actually fund
@lost in DCJust yesterday I saw a facebook post from a friend down by
Provo complaining about a massive property tax increase there. It's not
just a Salt Lake City thing.
Maybe we should stop voting in liberals in our offices. Just because they have
an R by their name doesn't mean they are a conservative. No self respecting
conservative would do this. Increase taxes when they are not needed. They would
find places to cut before they would even raise taxes. Like that extra city
manager in west valley. They would fight to lower the salary of the city manager
position. They wouldn't say hey we are not raising taxes, then
raise taxes after the election. Stop voting in establishment type GOP.
Salt Lake City is not known for its wise money management or excellent
management in other affairs either. Look at the huge ugly square planters they
have in the downtown area. This wasted space could be used for an other lane of
car traffic, or a bike lane or efficient parking.They have thrown
away the benefit of the wide streets they were gifted.
Lol @ those acting as if only the SL leaders waste time and money.Here in Orem, UTOPIA! A completely failed experiment whose cost will be placed
on myself and children!Remember our governor and his $13 million thrown
away to a losing contractor? How many millions is Swallow going to waste
before he's impeached?How many millions and hours has Mike Lee wasted
in obstruction?How many more times must we talk about vouchers (aka
handouts to Stephensen's private schools)?How many more hours must we
debate sex Ed and guns while ignoring ethics reforms, green energy, and higher
education spending?If you ask me, our government is pretty corrupt
at all levels and local. The solution? Get rid of special interest money.
Lobbying should be illegal. Plain and simple.
atl134now really, who is more likely to tax and spend?you know
the answer. DEMS
Salt Lake City and West Valley City never saw a property tax hike they
didn't like.The other municipalities along the wasatch front
are bad, just not as bad.Leave the cities/wasatch front you'll
have much better luck.Personally, I'm taking Idaho or Wyoming;
as soon as I can.In Utah cities there's really no end in sight.
"lost in DCWest Jordan, UTatl134now really, who is more
likely to tax and spend?you know the answer. DEMS"In
hyberbole or in reality? In hyperbole? DEMS. In a lil place called reality? Ummm
have you seen the deficits and percentage of deficit increase that Bush and
The affliction that is spoiling the happiness of people all over the world is
the same disease found in our own cities, towns, states, nations and
organizations. The name of the disease is greed; we are born with it and there
doesn’t seem to be any cure. So running away form its pain is useless.
But we don’t have to just stand quietly by, its effects can be
controlled if we really want to. It is the greed of businessmen in our
government that should be our most concern. If only we can get private business
out of government by eliminating the power of money.
@lost in DCWest Jordan, UTatl134now really, who is more
likely to tax and spend?you know the answer. DEMS11:23
a.m. July 27, 2013=========== As opposed to Republicans
and their un-funded Middle Eastern wars with a tax CUT and $3 Trillion spending
spree?If you gonna spend it, you better darn well be ready to tax it
and pay for it!
If we complain about tax and spend in Utah, it is not the Democrats. They have
not had significant representation in the Utah legislature for years. Every
elected official in Davis County is a Republican. It's not
the democrats spending because they have not had any authority to do so. They
usually don't even have a voice. In out state legislature
all significant decisions are made in closed Republican Caucus meetings. Like
the old USSR, We don't have a two party system.
"We moved from California to Salt Lake City to escape high taxes and
self-serving, obnoxious politicians."Well, you came to the wrong
Maverick,you once insisted 43% was a majority. Now you are confusing
taxes and deficits. While one bears on the other, they are not the same thing.
I guess math and anything like it really baffles you, doesn't it?LDS?libBO had the largest deficits in history, in terms of size and a %
of GDP. Do you REALLY want to compare deficits? REALLY??SteveShe was complaining about SLC, which is overrun with dems.
Mavdollars and percent are not the same thing.CottrellSalt Lake City is not in Davis CountyThe Utah
legislature does not determine Salt Lake City property tax. andSalt Lake City is dominated by the Democrat party.Bob Which is greedier, wanting to keep the money you earn, or wanting to take the
money from others, which they earned?
BadgerBadgerWorkers create wealth (money) by their physical or
mental labors.Businessmen create wealth (money) by trading in the
wealth created by working people. The fact that the businessman may work very
hard in the trading of wealth doesn't mean they created it. It
is probable that there is no pure working person or pure businessman. Greed is the child of the survival instinct that is in all of us. All of us
fear death more than anything else.