Spencer Cox blasted over $1 billion tax cut claims
Utah Governor Spencer Cox recently boasted about cutting taxes by $1 billion in three years. He claimed this money went back to hardworking Utah residents. This was part of his speech at the first Utah Taxpayers Association of the year, which marked the group’s 100th anniversary. As is often the case when politicians brag about taxes, criticism will often follow. For Cox, his Twitter statement was no different as it didn’t fail to attract negative attention.
Here, Cox wrote: ‘We’ve cut taxes by $1 billion over the past three years, including $850 million in the last year alone, and we aren’t slowing down. We’re proud of what we’ve done to put money back into the pockets of hardworking Utahns. Thank you, @UtahTaxpayersfor having us this morning.’
Replying to this, one user named Lari quipped: “Instead of more tax cuts, how about helping clean the air by giving EV incentives? Reducing class sizes? Property tax freeze for seniors on fixed incomes? Use the tax money to improve life for Utahns.”
Elsewhere, another user added: “Utah is the highest taxed “conservative” state, all under your failed leadership.” This was accompanied by a chart that backed up their claims. Based on this, Cox’s statement didn’t look so impressive.
This is a good example of how politics is never simple and context is often key. As for Cox, it looks as though many of his constituents aren’t buying into his tax cut positivity.