Startup costs point to problems with Millcreek vote

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  • InformedVoter Millcreek, UT
    Oct. 1, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    As I have looked at this issue it seems to me that those who stand to benefit the most are those "Joe Sixpacks" you refer to. Right now i you are not a part of the County's good old boy's club you can't get anything done. Of course that doesn't stop the County from levying the UPD fee only on unincorporated county including Millcreek in order to fill a budget hole created by wasteful spending. When they were told that they couldn't do that by the legislature and the people in unincorporated County they called it a property tax and asked us to thank them for raising our taxes by 5% less than they had planned to.

    Frankly, I wonder what reason the opposition has for fighting this. They claim that they are opposed to a tax increase which hasn't been proposed ar implied in the incorporation proceedings, but they opposed it even before the numbers came out. Perhaps they are feathering their nest with the County and don't want to stop the gravy train?

  • Henderson Orem, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    I smell a rat.

    Who is behind this?

    For it seems like the normal person really isn't going to benefit from the creation of a new town. It reminds me of the student voucher thing. A few folks rushed to stuff it down our throats when in reality, most of us wouldn't benefit.

    Now we see the exact same thing today. A very small minority is rushing to stuff a new town down our throats. But will the folks, the Joe Sixpacks, really benefit?

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Sept. 30, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    So it's now up to the residents of the area to decide for themselves in November?

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 30, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    A large problem with taxes is that we have too many governments, too many opportunities for crooked businessmen to sidestep the rules of a free market in favor of a plan that denies supply and demand and automatic price control.

    By influencing a tiny minority, those in political control of the general public, sometimes know as “city fathers”, a businessman is able to sell a product at his price, under his conditions, to the people regardless of whether or not the people need or want the product.

    To further worsen the problem, the government becomes the bill collector. And by bonding rules the citizen is prevented from not paying even though the product is not delivered.

    How about we limit local governments to providing the necessary and proper functions only. Sort of like the way the republicans want to do with our federal government. And limit the levels of government to those most efficiently providing the services.