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Prosperity 2020 plan to improve education includes more spending, new revenue

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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    If there is not enough for a tax increase, then at least we should change the spending pattern so that education returns to the priority it once held in state spending. The proportion of state spending to education has shrunk from what it used to be. Let's think less about each legislator's favorite pet projects and more about the children.

  • Ronald Mortensen Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    The business leaders behind Prosperity 2020 are always for more taxes as long as the incidence falls on individuals and not on them. Notice that there is no recommendation to increase the corporate tax rate, no proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions for businesses and no call for the repeal of the business tax breaks that these business leaders have lobbied for and obtained during the past decade.

    The Salt Lake Chamber is a leader in this effort and it is no coincidence that it has been designated by Americans for Tax Reform as an "Enemy of the Taxpayer."

  • jotab Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    Hopefully legislators will listen to the business community saying that education is being hurt by underfunding. Invest now or reap the whirlwind later!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 9, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    These words are destroying the country. "More spending". We need more bang for the buck, not more bucks.