Friday, July 18, 2008

We voted against RAP already!

According to an article in the Clipper, (see here) the Woods Cross City Council approved a resolution to put the RAP tax on the ballot in November. Councilmember Rick Earnshaw said “I tell them we’re already shopping in Bountiful and paying the tax, so we may as well be reaping the benefits ourselves.” I don't agree with Rick, because, a large percentage of my purchases over the last 12 months have not been in Bountiful.

I purchased a vehicle last December from Murdock Chevrolet, which I didn't pay the RAP tax on. My family also does a considerable amount of shopping at CostCo which is located in West Bountiful, which doesn't have the RAP tax.

Just because Bountiful is our neighbor, doesn't mean we need to have the same taxes. We don't need to keep up with the Joneses. I believe that the Woods Cross residents should vote down the RAP tax, again!

5 comments:

David said...

Amen Thad. I'm glad someone spoke up. I grew up in WX, but I hesitate to speak too loudly on WX issues since I am not currently a resident. Resident or not, I agree that the voters should vote down RAP again.

Jesse Harris said...

They're dead-set on a RAP tax but can't find a few grand to do a feasibility study on UTOPIA? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

It's called "heads we win, tails we flip again".

The claim that "we are already paying this tax when we shop in Bountiful" is not a logical argument.

The point is we are not paying this tax when we shop in WX but we will be if this tax is imposed. Whether or not Bountiful has already imposed this tax has no bearing on current or future purchases made in WX.

Anonymous said...

Paying $1 for every $1000 I spend doesn't seem to outrageous. Even if I buy a $20,000 car, I only spend $20 in RAP tax to benifit the Arts. The only thing that concerns me is not knowing where it will really go.

Brandon said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was surprised and disappointed that the city leaders chose to ignore the voice of the people a year ago and put the RAP tax on the ballot again. It makes no sense to increase our taxes now, especially in light of the economic crisis.