By Paul McHardy
March 20, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY — The huge tax Congress wants to impose on AIG bonuses is causing concern among local government watchdogs.

The 90 percent tax proposal passed by the House is raising eyebrows at the Utah Taxpayers Association. Vice President Royce Van Tassel says it sets a dangerous percent.

“Who’s next? I mean, who would take the risk of doing business or entering a contract with a company when you’ve got solons like Barney Frank and Charlie Rangle gonna sweep in and rewrite those contracts willy-nilly?” Van Tassel said.

He says Congress needs to respect the rights of private property and stay out of the business of business. And if the