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Would you favor a tax increase or budget cuts to balance the budget?

Asked at Lawrence Public Library on January 13, 2002

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“Both are bad. I think taxes are high enough, but I would favor a tax increase over budget cuts.”

“Both. There are certain areas in any budget where there is excess money, fat in the budget that can be trimmed. There are other areas that have to be maintained.”

“I’d say I favor an increase that’s fair based on one’s ability to pay, but that won’t happen because the Legislature is too chicken, and it’s an election year.”

“I am not in favor of a tax increase, but I don’t favor a decrease. I just think that the government should learn to do things more efficiently.”

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