Welcome to my website! I hope you are all safe and taking precautions for this coronavirus epidemic. I wish we could talk face-to-face but this online communication is better than nothing. I'm glad we are all keeping ourselves healthy.
I retired from NASA as an Aerospace Software Engineer. I believe in Science & Technology. We need to be able to use technology to solve many of our problems, but not at the expense of disrupting our social values. This is why I am interested in politics - to help people's quality of life.
If you are like me, you're tired of seeing our Utah politicians running unopposed term after term. We are having a chance this year to present a more progressive voice and another side to many issues.
In Utah, we have an income tax surplus of over 300 million dollars this year and a rainy day fund of$900 million. I think it's time for families to have a tax break!
We have seen the legislature make three attempts to restructure the taxes in Utah, both the income tax and sales tax. The question on sales tax in my opinion is just common sense. The situation that requires a restructuring occurs because people switched from buying at local brick and mortar businesses and now buy online at Amazon or one of the other online stores. Obviously, we need to increase the online sales tax! This addresses the real life situation in a way that permits us to help our local businesses and gives incentives for everyone to shop at our local businesses.
We also need to go back to a progressive income tax before 2006 and get rid of the flat tax. This would decrease taxes on families in the middle class while increasing the income tax on the very wealthy.
Families deserve an income tax cut - especially in these times of crisis. My plan will solve the future concerns about tax restructuring without penalizing our education funding. The Utah legislature can pay for the Medicaid expansion with the increased sales tax. (They dragged their feet for ten years before being practically forced to comply with this initiative.)
I am in touch with the majority of the Utahns who are enraged by the constant revision of initiatives that passed by 60% of the voters. This has to stop. I will be a voice for people and defy the lobbyist who go against the will of the people. My name is Chuck Goode and I ask for your vote on November 3rd.