Not the 'right time': Biskupski issues statement opposing county sales tax hike ahead of council vote

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  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2018 4:18 p.m.

    Apparentally raising taxes is ONLY her prerogative - others raising taxes are just plain wrong.

    In case you haven't noticed; ALL government entities (including school boards) are on a feeding frenzy with the return of the economy.

    They firmly believe that OUR money is their money!

  • Makid Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2018 3:17 p.m.

    @at long last...
    "I applaud Trump for addressing the fair trade issue. The tariffs he is imposing are an effort to bring other countries tariffs on US goods down. The ultimate intent is to have free - and FAIR trade between nations, not the unfair situation that exists now. There is certainly the potential for economic harm to the US should we get into a tariff war with others, but the ultimate objective will be great for the US and its' workers if achieved. "

    The U.S. has a Trade Surplus with Canada, Trump keeps talking about the 270% tariff on Dairy products but this is after a quota to help Canada's Dairy farmers. Even then, the U.S. has a $3 Billion dollar Trade Surplus in Dairy products alone. To get the tariff lower, the U.S. just needs to import more Canadian Dairy products thereby allowing more U.S. Dairy products to go into Canada.

    Of course, there was an alternative to this. Canada did agree to allow a bypass to the quota system for Dairy products. In return though, the U.S. agreed to lower the tariff on Canadian lumber and lumber products. Sadly this and many other tariff and quota lowering items were tossed when Trump tossed out the TPP.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2018 2:42 p.m.

    Salt Lake City already raised sales tax in the city; it is raising water rates; it is considering a property tax hike, Perhaps the City mayor realizes that her constituents are on the edge already and she will be blamed when it tips

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    June 12, 2018 1:58 p.m.

    Did someone say gas prices?

    They are still a buck lower than they were in 2010,2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    I'm glad Impartial is re-establishing the concept that the Prez is responsible for what we pay at the pump.

    If only that were true.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 12, 2018 10:36 a.m.

    Biskupski can't be seen raising taxes again. They just got a tax increase.

    With Pelosi promising to raise taxes if the democrats take the house, how much more taxes before Salt Lake City residents realize they can't afford to live in Salt Lake City or County.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    June 12, 2018 9:06 a.m.

    I applaud Trump for addressing the fair trade issue. The tariffs he is imposing are an effort to bring other countries tariffs on US goods down. The ultimate intent is to have free - and FAIR trade between nations, not the unfair situation that exists now. There is certainly the potential for economic harm to the US should we get into a tariff war with others, but the ultimate objective will be great for the US and its' workers if achieved.

    It is evident that allegedly Impartial 7 is a Trump-hater and willing to blame him for everything. Yes, gas is up with a barrel of crude trading in the 60s where a year or so ago it was in the 40s. How is Trump responsible for this? But, there is solid economic growth, low unemployment, and more job openings than in a very, very long time. I love the 'winning' and am not yet tired of it.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 12, 2018 7:36 a.m.

    We can't afford any increase in taxes or "fees". Gas is already up 50% since Trump took office. By the time he gets done ruining our economy with his ridiculous tariffs, we will all be paying 25-50% more for the goods we buy. I can't afford any more "winning".