Doug Robinson: Orem tax feud is about city sneaking up on taxpayers

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  • Oldy Glocks Orem, UT
    Aug. 11, 2013 6:11 a.m.

    Words can barely describe what methods some members or candidates of small govt are willing to use in an attempt to gain or retain a position which pays far less than the campaign costs or even warrants.
    When such expenditures on campaigns far exceed any monetary benefit which a winning candidate might achieve, it is time to examine the sources of many of these funds.

    I see no logical or legal reason for incoming campaign funds to cross city boundaries. The outcome of a campaign is often determined by how many times a person is seen or the name is seen until the voting booth is entered and only the names are visible. Utah has often voted in candidates with a popular sounding surname, only to find that the person was incapable or untrustworthy of such public office.

    I suggest an in depth look at the Orem City budget, especially at the salaries of the city employees that are NOT part of the Mayor/Council govt. I am completely astounded at the individual salary amounts that you will observe.

  • MGB Saint George, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    Thank goodness there still are some true statesmen like Hans Anderson. Keep up the great work Hans.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:05 a.m.

    Taxpayers need to put their local, state and federal governments on a diet. Government has proven that it can dump hard earned taxpayer dollars down a rat hole faster than we can keep up.