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Letter: Holding Local Leaders Accountable for Tax Hikes | News, Sports, Jobs

I want to commend the Ogden School Board, the Mayor of the Town of Ogden, the City Council, the Weber County Commissioners and the leaders of the Utah State government for following the example of our federal government and our political leaders by increasing the inflation and deficit spending that is crippling our economy.

The base is supposed to be where people have a chance to change the direction of their country and make the necessary changes.

Last night’s school board meeting is a prime example of what is wrong with this country. It is stated in the Monday, August 15, 2022 edition of the Standard Examiner that the council had already decided to raise taxes, without notice or input from the public, (fuelling inflation) without taxpayer consent.

Last night’s meeting was solely to comply with state law, not to consider public comment. All the meetings I’ve attended in the last month have had very little to do with listening to the public, and more to do with their scam.

“Extortion” is the practice of obtaining something, especially money, by force or threats. An illegal practice by you or me, but by the government, it is common practice. Lying and cheating politicians use it daily. As a people, we are gullible enough or spineless enough to give them permission to do so by voting for them. It’s time to hold them accountable for their actions. Vote them.

I hope we can all learn to be homeless if we don’t.

Robert Weston



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