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Surplus belongs to citizens

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When we have a surplus of tax funds, our elected government leaders have always told the people that paid the taxes that they can find some way to spend it. They shouldn't be blamed because they don't understand the meaning of budget and surplus.

The dictionary contains the following definitions:

Budget — A financial statement of estimated income and expenditures covering a specified future time; a plan for financing operations based on such a statement.

Surplus — That which remains when use or need is satisfied; that which more than suffices.

Knowing this, who would you say the surplus belongs to? Certainly not the government nor to those who have no equity. The only people it could possibly belong to is those who paid it. We need to elect as our representatives in government people who understand simple definitions.

Lynn Twede

Salt Lake City