Of course it's time for a tax increase! Look at all these gangsters with
their hands out saying 'pay me.' I really need to move to Hong Kong.
@notsosmart the county did not "indebt" anyone we the votwers of
salt lake county decided to take out the bond it was ot something done to us.
0@ BubbleI'm certain there's enough money to cover what
you list. What there isn't money for is the pet projects and programs
every politician loves to put in place. I have worked for 5 local governments
and there is ALWAYS money for what is on the Mayor's agenda, and NOT A DIME
for anything else. So the trick to getting funded in local government is to get
onto the Mayor's agenda. I'll give you an example: Parks and
Recreation. SL County just indebted their residents for x number of years with
bonds to buy land for future parks, yet they can't seem to maintain the
parks they already own and struggle to operate. An example from a city: Why
does SLC need an "office of sustainability?" Local government needs to
get back to the basics...police, fire and maintaining their infrastructure,
along with assisting the poor and elderly who have no where else to turn. If
that means cutting recreation, libraries, social programs not necessary to
support life, etc then have the courage to do that. It's pretty
simple...core basic services only and no new buildings/ground/major acquisitions
until revenues improve.
why is it that government never has a spending problem ... it's always a
Timing is everything...and your timing is lousy.Live within your means; we
Quit whining. Tooele County just proposed an 83% tax increase...
@ toosmartforyou: Let's see - Oxbow Jail, Meals on Wheels, proper staffing
of officers in the Sheriff's Department, street lights, criminal
prosecutors, solid waste disposal, and I would like the county to start
maintaining all the stuff they have been neglecting instead of continuing
letting it all go to pot - which reduces property values overall and leads to an
increase in crime.
@ BubbleOf what necessary services do you speak, that cannot be cut?
Please be specific.
@ Why would I?: Actually, the facts don't support your rant - Salt Lake
County has reduced spending as much as possible while still offering needed
services. The only remaining choice is to cut necessary services or raise
taxes.@ silkywiley: Um - Cottonwood Heights is part of Salt Lake
County. This tax affects you.The increase for the average property
owner is less than $10 per month.Please describe in detail which
county government services you are willing to do with out, which ones you think
should be an individual responsibility, and how much you are willing to pay to
provide those services for yourself.
non believer, Why would I be willing to pay more taxes? At one time I worked
for Salt Lake County and they love to waste money. Look at the new bond
election----millions to set aside land for new parks and they can't
maintain the ones they have now. Does that sound reasonable? I had
three chilren and all three of them are now paying taxes as adults. But they
can't keep up with the ever-growing beauracracy and their insatiable
spending habits. The reason we all need to pay more "to get the budget
under control" is because the Democrats spent us blind with "shovel
ready jobs" that weren't ready and just increased our debt.
That's what was irresponsible and NO, I'm not ready to pay more
because of it!One and a half-percent a year for the last 12 years
would be better on people bugdets than suddenly needing almost 18% after 12
years. And how about reducing the things government provides that the private
sector could do better and for less money?The only way government
generates money is to take it away from me and you; the ONLY way!
17.6%? Wow. Glad I'm in Cottonwood Heights. So when did property values
go up? Haven't. When did incomes go up? When did employment go up?
Governments local to national are a cancer.
to Why would IThe Republican party line is to have more kids and get
more tax breaks and deductions! Look where we are with that policy...... It does
not stimulate the economy and just does not work. We are all going to have to
pay more to get the budget under control. I am willing to pay more, are you?
That's the Democratic Party line---INCREASE TAXES because we have already