We need to get Jim Bradley out of there. Hopefully DiCaro can push him out. I
would hope that Winder Newton isn't thinking about raising taxes. No
More raising taxes! You need to better budget the money that you already have!
Before considering raising taxes, all levels of government should first look
inward and voluntarily reduce waste from within.What if a
citizen-led auditing committee was to form in order to evaluate every
governmental agency? I'm guessing that such a group would be able to trim a
little more fat from the wasteful and bloated budgets we all endure.
I have a better idea. Fire 60% of all government employees. Require those that
are left to actually work for their paycheck & benefits. Use the money saved
on payroll to fix the infrastructure. Also, more taxes is what you always get
when you vote for a democrat. I pay about 75% in taxes after all is said &
done. I really don't need a tax increase.
I WISH I could find a politician (ANY politician)who, after they are elected
don't start talking about raising taxes.Bamaphone has the BEST
comment for the week!
And they were laden with heavy taxes, and their burdens were grievous to be born
and their taskmasters delighted in their iniquities.
Sales tax has an innate mechanism to increase with inflation and rising
population. Receipts automatically increase with these just because it is a
percentage of all sales. There is no need to increase that percentage.
Okay, everyone wants better roads, better transit, cleaner air, better police
coverage, arts, parks, etc. but based on comments, no one wants to pay for
it.Nearly everything has dedicated funding. The funding barely
keeps up with inflation and population, meaning that no new funds are available
even with population increasing.Cutting back staff and budgets
doesn't work, positions have been left unfilled so that the money could go
elsewhere causing additional strain on budgets and staff. At this point, there
isn't anywhere else to cut but the needs are increasing.So we
are at a point where there is only 2 options: 1. Accept that
quality of life is at its best now and will go down each year going forward in
an exponential rate.2. Accept that tax increases are necessary to improve
quality of life.What needs to be done is holding people accountable
for how they use the funds to make sure it is in the best interest of the
majority by listening to everyone, not just by listening those vocal complainers
on most comment boards.
How many times must a man say no, before the city leaders hear. The answer my
friend is better management from thee, it all rests on better management. Agrarian? SLC has been urban for quite a while, taxes are still going
up, without more services.
Typical politicians. Ram tax hikes down the citizens throats no matter what
they want. To understand politics, you must go back to the root word of
politics.Poly means "many."Ticks are blood
I see a lot of visceral reactions to taxes from Utah citizens. I suspect this
stems from the historically prevalent, independent-agrarian cultural roots of
most of its citizens. The real problem at hand is not taxation, it is
mismanagement of funds, as demonstrated by the UTA (or TDU as some spendy
lawmakers want to call it) fiasco.A modern non-agrarian culture, as
is now predominately seen in the population centers of Utah, needs additional
taxes in order to provide services that were not previously necessary in 1970s
Utah.All things considered, Utah is fiscally a well-managed state,
much to the chagrin of the pervasive comment-board naysayers. Refusal to raise
taxes while simultaneously demanding services is a no-win model.If
you don't like the way the government is being run, then run for public
office and become politically involved yourself.
Why is it ALWAYS just MORE TAXES? Vote these people out and let them worry
about spending their own money. My, it's easy to have an agenda to spend
the hard-earned wages of the common person, isn't it? Every proposal
sounds "worthwhile" and there's never a day of accountability.