For years there has been a fierce resistance against increasing taxes in Nevada, and it is polarizing. Some conservative groups have made taxes a litmus test for candidates, urging them to sign a “no new taxes” pledge. Some people on the right wing have vilified government as bloated and out of control, even though the fact is that government in Nevada is among the smallest in the nation. The state has struggled to provide services over the past few decades.
This fierce resistance against increasing taxes is a result of the 'largest tax increase' in Nevada history in 2003 and then another 'largest tax increase' in Nevada history in 2009. Now we are facing another 'largest tax increase' in Nevada history in 2011. When will it end?
Will more taxes help the economy? Will more taxes create jobs? Will more taxes save people's homes?
Due to the faltering economy, everyone is spending less. The government should also spend less.