April 2010 Polls

When specifically asked about raising taxes to improve fire, police, road or parks, a city survey showed the majority of residents said no. So the city should:

Convince residents to approve increased taxes. (13.34% - 139 votes)

Start cutting. (72.55% - 756 votes)

Put it on the shelf with all the other surveys and ignore it. (14.11% - 147 votes)

Total Votes: 1,042

Voting open Mon, Apr 26, 2010 2:44 p.m. - Mon, May 3, 2010 9:26 a.m.

If I won the $250-plus million lottery I'd:

Buy a great house right here in Clark County and spent most of my time in the Pacific Northwest. (47.83% - 551 votes)

Sell my house here and try someplace else. The combativeness here is wearing on me. (34.11% - 393 votes)

Spend some of it on another bridge study. You can never have too many of those. (18.06% - 208 votes)

Total Votes: 1,152

Voting open Mon, Apr 19, 2010 10:01 a.m. - Mon, Apr 26, 2010 2:44 p.m.

When all was said and done the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that would bring in $780 million more, mostly in higher taxes. With that in mind I'm thinking:

There's no way they could have balanced the budget without some tax increases. Give them credit for doing a good job. (26.84% - 299 votes)

These guys never saw a tax increase they didn't like. Sure wish when my personal budget didn't work I could just go to my boss and ask for more money. (60.41% - 673 votes)

I need a beer. Oh wait. Did they raise the tax on that as well? (12.75% - 142 votes)

Total Votes: 1,114

Voting open Tue, Apr 13, 2010 10:30 a.m. - Mon, Apr 19, 2010 10:01 a.m.

Times gettin' rough, I ain't got enough, to buy me a bottle of beer. Still, Democratic state lawmakers are considering a tax increase on big brand beers. I'm thinking...

This is a great idea. I'll buy less beer which will be good for the gut. (30.60% - 314 votes)

This is a terrible idea. The only way I can stomach these tax and spend lawmakers is to drink more beer. (18.91% - 194 votes)

I wonder how many of these lawmakers who go out to lunch on the taxpayers... are drinking beer! (50.49% - 518 votes)

Total Votes: 1,026

Voting open Tue, Apr 6, 2010 4:44 p.m. - Thu, May 6, 2010 4:44 p.m.