We all ought to feel very proud that our state taxes the daylights out of us and
spends such little money on education. Imagine what our rating would be if we
didn't spend millions of dollars on UTA contracts rewarding companies to
not build our highways.
What were the other 8 states? Maybe DN didn't publish them to keep Utahns
According to US Bureau of Economics, Utah ranks 31st in mandatory tax and fee
burden per $1,000 of personal income. It's well below the national
average. It vexes me that people in this state are disappointed in news like
ones in this article. Utah is not perfect, but it is much better off than most
states. Forbes has ranked Utah as no. 1 for business in the US for the past 3
years.(GDP growth at 2.6% annually since 2006 as opposed to .5% nationally).
Additionally, Utah has multiple cities that have ranked at or near the top
Nationally as best places to live.
Well done legislators!But, we would be even better off if we cut
spending further, eliminated more debt and lowered taxes so people can spend
THEIR money as THEY see fit.