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Old 11-24-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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You have this underlying anti-tax culture. It is embedded in the SW and worse in NV.

Clark County will and has voted for tax increases for education. In fact I suspect Henderson would easily have passed the library increase if it had been properly promoted.

The overall education budget is a different problem. I would think it will get solved only by an initiative creating a gross business tax or an increase in the gaming tax.

Note that Nevada has about the lowest tax impact on the individual of any state. I don't know if it is lowest but in the bottom five. Don't let the right mislead you with the expenditure side. It is true that Nevada is a long way from the bottom of the expenditure per capita but that comes from gaming taxes and sales tax that nail the tourists.

We really don't mind taxing the Casinos or the Tourists though...
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:07 AM
 
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Yeh, some people get so caught up in propaganda that they think any taxes are bad. They dont want to pay a premium to have an educated society and the perks that come from that, but they will pay a premium at the whole foods to make sure their chicken is free range and their milk is from grass fed cows.

It also doesn't help that you have local propaganda machines like NPRI consistently bashing education expenditures, and the libertarian nutters like Vin Suprynowicz over at the RJ railing against public education.

( I am somewhat libertarian myself, so I'm not characterizing all libertarians as nutters. Vin is just a little extreme for me)
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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When City Managers are making upwards of $300K, and when you look around and see all the homes that pay $3000+/year in property taxes, then, yes, government is squandering money. They need to get that house in order before asking for new taxes.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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When City Managers are making upwards of $300K, and when you look around and see all the homes that pay $3000+/year in property taxes, then, yes, government is squandering money. They need to get that house in order before asking for new taxes.
Exactly. I'm from a state that tax tax tax seems to be the order of the day. With the increase in property values and all the new house building going on, a lot more money will be pumped into the system. We just have to be patient. If my personal income is impacted then I have to cut back on my expenses. Is it unreasonable to ask the government to do the same? Perhaps the library could have been staffed with volunteers?
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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Exactly. I'm from a state that tax tax tax seems to be the order of the day. With the increase in property values and all the new house building going on, a lot more money will be pumped into the system. We just have to be patient. If my personal income is impacted then I have to cut back on my expenses. Is it unreasonable to ask the government to do the same? Perhaps the library could have been staffed with volunteers?
While the salaries paid in Clark County and the cities are relatively high the actual cost of government is low. We pay well but have less employees.

So what is it you want to fix?
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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While the salaries paid in Clark County and the cities are relatively high the actual cost of government is low. We pay well but have less employees.

So what is it you want to fix?
Just don't want more taxes. I was at the local library only once but it had pretty meager offerings. Not sure what the library offers that I can't get through other resources.
It looks like there are still four libraries left: Paseo Verde, Heritage Park, Gibson, Green Valley

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