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‘ “Live within your means” includes government and all government agencies. A little bit of hell freezing out wouldn’t hurt. Summer is just around the corner.’ blythechris

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: “Arizona is in a financial crisis,” Gov. Jan Brewer says. She proposed a temporary tax increase to help deal with the state’s fiscal woes.

Your take: Read their lips. The majority of the Citizen’s online community doesn’t want new taxes. Period. But some readers give Brewer credit for facing the state’s problems head-on.

Some representative comments:

• “The government is running out of money, that means that the citizens are also running out of money. This is the absolute worst time to hit them with more taxes. It would hurt now more than ever.” – xflbret

• “The problem with temporary tax increases is that they’re never temporary.” – azscott

• “You’ve been in office six weeks and this is your answer!? It’s time to get your head out of the sand, roll up your sleeves and get a little more creative.” – tucsonrat

• “Jan is making the hard calls. Somebody has to.” – handslikeclouds

• “The nation has not been living beyond its means. . . . We lost our way by allowing the rich to get richer, in the naive belief that their wealth would ‘trickle down’ to us all.” – sierrareal1

• “We absolutely need to be sure our public schools get enough money to teach kids adequately.” – barbara



The big debate:

Gov. Brewer’s tax proposal



For Thursday, March 5

1Woman admits not helping two Tucson kids who starved.

2Baby attacked by family dog dies in Mesa, police say.

3Cats’ NCAA tourney hopes “hanging by thread,” analyst says.

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