46 Utah entities asking for tax increases; public hearings begin this week

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Aug. 4, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    Perhaps we need to look at other funding situations:

    1) Lottery

    2) Casinos

    3) Actually taxing corporations that move to the state or are inside the state vs. not taxing them or taxing them little as compared to the rest of us for 20 years.

    4) Those with more children in our public schools pay higher taxes rather than getting a bigger tax break.

    Again, we need to put all options on the table and really look at our tax structure. We do need a minimum amount of services but we all have given businesses a free ride in our state at the expense of the taxpayers. It may be time for a lottery and casino gambling letting people make the choice to do these endeavors while with casinos using them as a tax base.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Aug. 4, 2013 10:41 a.m.

    lds lib:
    I can say hypocrites, liberals

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Aug. 4, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    From what I hear from all the Utah Republicans [who are the vastly HUGE majority here] --
    Only liberal Socialist Democrats want to raise taxes.

    Can you say -- Hypocrites?

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 4, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Why don't these enties have to live within their means? My husband hasn't had a pay raise in 6 years! I have to live within our means. He can't just say to his company give me more money so I can buy a house. Yesterday's paper said many Utahans have jobs, but employers are making them part time jobs. Then today we are told there are all these requests for tax hikes. Where are we supposed to come up with this extra money. I've worked in the school system before, there are a lot of ways to cut back without hurting the kids or their education. The city and the County need to tighten their belts. City Council passes the tax hike and then a week later in the paper they say we need to figure out how we will spend the money? How about figuring that out ahead of time so we know if you really needed that big of a hike. Our government officials need to realize that the people they are representing don't get paid what politicians get paid. They need to quit thinking that the public is an ATM machine.

  • Zac Ogden, UT
    Aug. 4, 2013 7:56 a.m.

    Taxes, taxes, taxes. Here's a novel idea...how about only the entities that pay property taxes, get to vote. If your name is not on the property tax statements, no voting for you.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 11:13 p.m.

    Let's see now. Obamacare will raise the amount everyone has to spend on government mandated health care insurance, even if they are healthy. They want to raise income taxes on everyone (or the 49% of workers who actually PAY income tax).

    The school districts all want to raise taxes ("for The Children").

    Salt Lake City and County want to raise taxes.

    The only folks who cannot arbitrarily demand more money to meet their needs and wants are the actual TAXPAYERS! Even the lucky ones who still have a full time job, or even a part time job.

    Taxpayers need to send a powerful message to the politicians and bureaucrats with their insatiable demands for more money from the people who work and pay taxes.
    "NO! No more! I am Taxed Enough Already! Time for the bloated government agencies at all levels to cut spending, make do with what they have, use it up, wear it out or do without."

    It's OUR money!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 3, 2013 10:08 p.m.

    Too much! These all are asking for too much and all together. We must protest these. Attend the meeting August 8th and speak up. Everything is out of control. Too much spending by government. Do less, cut down, like the rest of us have to do.