I went there my first time about 14 years ago. I really liked it, and found the people very friendly.
It was so nice i made it a point to go back there about 6 years ago again, even though it was a bit out of the way of my intended destination. And by a bit, I mean it added about 12 hours extra riding to get there, and then more to get to Vegas, which was where I was headed.
We do NOT need to raise taxes on the people. The government needs to spend less is the answer.