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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Another tax increase on middle and low-income families who spend a much larger percentage of income on food than do the wealthy. And by whom?

By Republicans, that's who.

Do I smell a strong odor of hypocrisy here?

One more tax break for the 1% in Utah.

perhaps
Salt Lake City, UT

Why do legislators always wait until after elections to start talking about these kinds of ideas?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Perhaps, perhaps it's because they are Republicans.

Darrel
Eagle Mountain, UT

I have a hard time with the idea of taxing something people need to survive. I need to eat in order to live, and we have long since stopped being a nation of farmers. Please, tax something else that isn't vital to life, such car registration fees, or sales tax on other goods.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Right, Darrel. That will be a much more fair tax distributing the load more equitably between GWB's "haves and have mores" and the rest of us.

Dektol
Powell, OH

Basic food should NEVER be taxed. Tax frozen pizza, luxury items, higher cuts of steak, soda and the like. Vegetables, basic meats, flour and baking necessities should be sold with no taxes of any kind.

Way of the Warrior
ANACORTES, WA

Here in Washington state we have no sales tax on unprepared food, which is nice considering the sales tax here varies between 8.5% and 9.9% on everything else. I agree with Darrel, don't put a tax on basic staples such as food.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Utah has the lowest severance tax of any western state.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Since it has "little effect", why would they keep pushing for it? Who are these people seething about the taxes having been lowered on basic foods?

To tell you the truth it's just sad that anyone is even thinking about this. The lower working classes have to do all the labor and now people are pushing for them to pay all the taxes too. They sure don't want the wealthy to pay any.

I just hope the first shall be last and the last shall be first really holds up.

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