Interesting that some won't act until there is a true "crisis."
That's the way irresponsible politicians act and it isn't limited to
city government. A 2% increase each year for 5 years is better than 4 years of
nothing and suddenly a 10% whammy.I'll bet there are a lot of
ideas with regard to slashing the budget but the politicians, once again acting
less than responsibly, won't ask their constituents what could be reduced
or eliminated. Remember, they were ELECTED so they KNOW BETTER than anyone else
what to do.
Sure glad I don't live in SLC.
I believe the tax hike should be higher.
Did I actually read a comment here from someone who wants the tax to be higher?
These are the kind of voters that we need to eliminate. If you receive any
government assistance, your right to vote should be placed on hold until you
contribute. It's called "a conflict of interest". It's
illegal, and it needs to stop. Can someone tell me why we can't remove the
spending on unneeded programs to get the necessary funds, instead of continually
raising taxes? Once the Government, federal or local, is given the power to
extort your bank account by threatening you with legal punishment or
incarceration, it is extremely difficult to get that power away from them.
"spicey".. in your mind, at what point does the percentage of taxes we
pay to government equal bondage? 50%, 60%, 90%? Can we allow those who think we
should pay more taxes... to pay more taxes? The dolt among us should be free to
subsidize the rest of us if that is their wish.