The effects of Bush's $63 million cuts proposal on Cedar City
Even though I strongly approve of government cuts in spending, I appose this policy because it hurts small communities that need the subsidies the most. Cedar City would have to come up with two hundred thousand dollars in order to keep SkyWest in Cedar City. We have recently designed a new airport terminal for Cedar City and found funding for it. Cedar City is a growing community. If this proposal goes through, there are only two things we could do to keep the airport open, cut other city services or raise taxes. The city services we would have to cut into are our parks, street maintenance, and other city funded programs that beautify our city and make it a pleasant place to live. Our taxes are already very high, raising our taxes would only slow down our economy and keep people from moving to Cedar City because of the high taxes, which would only stunt our growth even more. In conclusion, I believe that the Bush administration shouldn’t just cut, cut, cut…they should look into what communities can handle the cuts and which ones can’t.