I just don’t get it.
Well, I guess I can’t say that I didn’t expect this. When Jon Huntsman won the Republican Nomination, I honestly felt that it was going to be another round of which liberal do you want in office. The one that says he’s a liberal or the won who doesn’t. Again, we voted for the one who doesn’t admit to his liberal attitude.
Part of the conservative mindset should be to limit government and to increase personal responsibility. Both of these can be done by reducing the tax burden.
Now is the perfect time to reduce the tax burden on the citizens of this great state. We just came out of financial drought with nothing more than a few scratches.
We have proven that as the state can get by with fewer dollars being spent on government services. We have proven that Utahn’s can tighten there belts.
The extra $112 million (that’s $112,000,000) in revenue this past year. Despite the fact that we have one of the largest tax burdens in the country, Govenor Huntsman can’t see to even give back some of the money to the people who elected him.
Our new Governor doesn’t want to do the conservative thing. He wants to “reform” our tax system in a way that only realigns how taxes are raised. He wants to do this for one reason. “Getting rid of the corporate income tax is supposed to result in more revenue for the state, not less, by boosting economic development.”
Just a second, Did I just read that right. He is going to reform the tax code so that he can increase revenue for the state. That is a tax increase not a tax reform with “revenue-neutral” effects.
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. I want a tax cut. It’s time to reduce the government.