Answer: I think we've already raised the dues too much in recent years. Count me as one more person who agrees with Mary Lee's statement, "I do not believe that our budget has received the proper cutting of fat that is due."
In addition, I think that the "Financial Impact" statements on most motions are sorely lacking in visibility and specifics. I would like to see actual numbers rather than just indicating that there will be costs, or that costs will be "negligible."
I am also a firm believer that any financial impact statement with numbers must also include a statement as to where that money will come from. Where can we cut expenses to support the motion? If a dues increase is required to support the motion, or money is to be borrowed, or if it will be included in a current budget bucket, that should be known before any votes on the motion are cast.