Utah doesn't need anymore taxes.
Mass transit is a joke. Just today, a co-worker of mine said that he's been
taking the bus since his car broke down. It takes over an hour to go one-way.
When he drove, it took about 15 minutes. That results in over a 90-minute
difference in his day. That's just wrong.
How about it be a county tax instead of a Utah tax. I don't need to pay
taxes to improve Salt Lake City's public transportation and air. I live in
a place where the air is clean and mass public transportation isn't
feasible or effective.
I would lobby long and hard AGAINST any tax increase that involves shoveling
more money to UTA. All they would do with it is raise the bosses' salaries
- again.Unless/until UTA decides to start using the hundreds of
millions we already give them in a more productive way we SHOULDN'T give
them any more. It would be a waste of money.As far as "the
chamber" is concerned - they're ALWAYS in favor of a tax increase -
unless its' a tax on their members' businesses.
"The analysis shows that an increase in transit funding across the entire
service area would boost ridership by 53 percent and double the amount of van
pools."I would like to know how the "analysis" arrived
at these numbers, and I would really like to results compared with the
predictions. I bet that reality will not match the predictions, and that some
weasel explaination will be offered as to why.
Lefties always default to tax increases to solve problems......the day they
propose a tax decrease is the day I will take them seriously! No one is going
to ride a bike to work in January! Especially not enough to make a dent in the
air quality........the air is no different today in Utah in January than it was
50 years ago!