Friday, September 4, 2009
Candidates Respond, Part 5: Tax Increases
by Heber M. Thompson, James H. Hadfield
LocalCommentary.com: As a follow-up to the previous question about breaking even under Utah's Truth-in-Taxation laws, under what circumstances would you favor larger tax increases?
HEBER M. THOMPSON
I favor tax increases only if necessary, for critical expenses or projects that can be financed in no other way. Timing is also important. With the economy down, I feel the city should be especially cautious in raising taxes or fees.
JAMES H. HADFIELD
If the public votes to approve special projects then the necessary funding should be there to pay for them, even if it includes a tax increase.
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