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2019-08-09 Government
Utah's $97 million budget surplus makes case for tax reform ‐ and a tax cut
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-09 12:28|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [317 views ]  Top

#1 I blame Mormon privilege.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-09 12:34||   2019-08-09 12:34|| Front Page Top

#2 If there is a surplus, taxes are too high. Returning that to the taxpayers should be the other side of the balanced budget coin. Instead, the pols want it for a "rainy day" or to hand along to gimmigrants.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 12:37||   2019-08-09 12:37|| Front Page Top

#3 In a true capitalist model, the gummint would be allowed to spend only what it took in last year. No borrowing except in WW II style emergencies...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 12:39||   2019-08-09 12:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Imagine how your bank president would respond to a letter on the subject of "what I intend to spend this year."
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-09 12:40||   2019-08-09 12:40|| Front Page Top

#5 If there is a surplus, taxes are too high.

Or the Temple is covering many expensive budget services which is in the State's charter to provide citizens.

Fraud of a different flavor.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-09 13:24||   2019-08-09 13:24|| Front Page Top

#6 But we always seem to be in an "emergency".
Posted by DooDahMan 2019-08-09 14:28||   2019-08-09 14:28|| Front Page Top

#7 Skidmark, that seems less like fraud and more like a case for small government and a less intrusive charter to begin with.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-08-09 14:54||   2019-08-09 14:54|| Front Page Top

#8 My local power company which is an EMC whatever that means gives customers refunds every year depending on their profits. Usually between $100-$200.
Posted by jpal 2019-08-09 15:37||   2019-08-09 15:37|| Front Page Top

#9 Cool Vern, but the tithing and spending is not taxed or externally audited, or distributed for the 'public good' if one is not in the right ward. Little different than sharecropper citizens.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-09 16:42||   2019-08-09 16:42|| Front Page Top

#10 Ah, the problem is that the Church is corrupt and impenetrable. That's especially hard to deal with in our society when churches enjoy practically no scrutiny (if you think it is just Utah, let me assure you, Detroit's black pastor's do the same thing on a smaller scale). It is a sticky situation when most people see the government or investigative reporters taking a look at churches and assume that it is coastal liberal elites trying to destroy religion (it often is, but churches are still corrupt just as often as everywhere else).
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-08-09 17:31||   2019-08-09 17:31|| Front Page Top

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