Utah voters support increasing taxes for education, poll says

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 25, 2013 10:57 a.m.


    I think they need whatever the people want to put into education, then I think the people need to accept that they get what they pay for. Utahn's in general want their children to have a first rate education and realize that won't happen with the lowest spending in the country.

    Utah legislators like all good for far right republicans want to starve public education and kill it with impossible mandates like NCLB so that they can find a cheaper alternative. Cheap isn't always better.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 24, 2013 1:45 p.m.


    It's terrible, education is so under funded.

    How much more do you think is needed?

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:24 a.m.

    Our legislators don't give any credibility to these polls. Every year for the last twenty years Utahn's say they are willing to pay more for education. In that same time period the legislature has cut taxes and diverted money that traditionally went to k-12 to other sources. My2Cents you can rest well knowing that the far right Utah legislature is never going to increase taxes for education. They might increase it for roads, but never education.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    People want more taxes? More grants, and programs for schools? Right!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 3:30 a.m.

    Polls and their questions in Utah should be called illegal and not representative nor legal in influencing any legislation or laws. Polls should be outlawed and only individual citizens contacting legislators and representatives be allowed as political polls and political views of the citizens of this state or country.

    A poll such as this could have been the target of non taxpayers listed with the state tax commission of Utah who have no vested or financial liability to the state or education or government operating costs. Target groups of one city or county are false and criminal accusation of intents and deception for government expansion. Legislators should not be allowed to hire or contact polling business for the purpose of laws or legislative actions.

    I for one denounce any tax increase for education or spending for education system without an extensive audit from the state AG office of accountability. Per pupil spending is a hoax and has no truth at all. Per pupil spending is disproportionate and based on location, income demographics, and school population.

    I find it distasteful that our legislator give and credibilty to polls they know are fake.