Monthly Archives: March 2011

Limited Government

Are Utahns dedicated to limited government?  I’m Paul Mero.  I’ll be right back.

According to information from the governor’s office, between 1990 and 2009 the state’s total budget grew 120 percent, and that is after adjusting for inflation. Without the inflation adjustment, state spending growth was a whopping 261 percent. By comparison, Utah’s population over that same period grew by only 62 percent, and our median household income – a key consideration for government spending since every dollar the state spends starts out in taxpayers’ pockets – grew only 17 percent after adjusting for inflation.  Even California’s state budget, adjusted for inflation, grew by a relatively modest 78 percent over the same period. read more

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