Salt Lake City Council overrides mayor's veto, upholds $8 million tax increase

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  • Avnett Ogden, UT
    June 24, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Did I actually read a comment here from someone who wants the tax to be higher? These are the kind of voters that we need to eliminate. If you receive any government assistance, your right to vote should be placed on hold until you contribute. It's called "a conflict of interest". It's illegal, and it needs to stop. Can someone tell me why we can't remove the spending on unneeded programs to get the necessary funds, instead of continually raising taxes? Once the Government, federal or local, is given the power to extort your bank account by threatening you with legal punishment or incarceration, it is extremely difficult to get that power away from them. "spicey".. in your mind, at what point does the percentage of taxes we pay to government equal bondage? 50%, 60%, 90%? Can we allow those who think we should pay more taxes... to pay more taxes? The dolt among us should be free to subsidize the rest of us if that is their wish.

  • spicey saltlakecity, UT
    June 23, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    I believe the tax hike should be higher.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    June 22, 2013 11:01 p.m.

    Sure glad I don't live in SLC.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    June 22, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Interesting that some won't act until there is a true "crisis." That's the way irresponsible politicians act and it isn't limited to city government. A 2% increase each year for 5 years is better than 4 years of nothing and suddenly a 10% whammy.

    I'll bet there are a lot of ideas with regard to slashing the budget but the politicians, once again acting less than responsibly, won't ask their constituents what could be reduced or eliminated. Remember, they were ELECTED so they KNOW BETTER than anyone else what to do.