Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
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.
Why do legislators always wait until after elections to start talking about
these kinds of ideas?
Perhaps, perhaps it's because they are Republicans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Utah has the lowest severance tax of any western state.
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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