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Another Viewpoint- The Cost of Growth

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We’ve received a number of replies to a recent KSL Editorial we called “The Cost of Growth.” With Utah’s population set to increase by a million people by 2020, mainly because of the birthrate, we suggested Utahns “need to be prepared to pay for the society . . . they’re creating.”

Here is what some of you wrote:

Wayne C. Drysdale doesn’t want taxes increased to cover the cost of growth.

“I don’t understand why you say growth will increase our costs. Shouldn’t growth also increase money available?”

Bill Maudlin sounded a similar theme:

“Since we are gradually increasing in population, then more and more people should naturally be added to the working, taxpaying population. We should, therefore, be producing more. If we aren’t, then REDUCE taxation and free up the economy!”

Elain C. Emmi representing the Utah Population and Environment Coalition offered yet another viewpoint:

“We regard the issue of population growth as not just a tax and infrastructure issue. Choices need to be made with a fuller awareness of the interconnectedness of all our decisions and the interrelationship of the environment, economy and population.”

As always, we thank these viewers and listeners for their comments.

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