People that are working, but struggling to have enough money to pay bills often
target a mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation and then food. When someone
walks into a store with $3 left to buy food, you don't tell them it is OK
they don't have enough money to buy milk or chicken, they will get $80 at
the end of the year. Raising the tax on food increases the number of people
needing help from the community, church or government and is the wrong thing to
do.I am hopeful this will not pass the house this year, like an
increase in the food tax didn't pass the house in 2011 even though it
passed the senate.The proposal that passed the senate in 2011 and
was killed in the house was to lower the overall sales tax and raise the tax on
food to match. It was to be no overall increase on tax.That still
would have hit fixed income individuals and those struggling to make it in the
this is not about shutting down the refineries and loss of jobs - this is about
permitting expansion of industry that will increase the pollution levels and
mandating that the existing industries modernize their facilities with the tools
available to minimize pollution.
We need more and larger refineries. How to do it as clean as possible should be
Interesting that the choice of an illustration for this article was a gun. But
I guess that is one of the first things that pops into most readers' heads.
That or a big banner with the words NO FEDS HERE on it.
I'd like to see the State Legislature ban private sale of guns in Utah, and
move gun sales to new State Gun Stores. That move with liquor "makes us
safer", they claim, so it naturally follows that State Gun Stores would make
us safer. It would move control to the state level, and is Constitutionally
They will go farther right than Hannity at Roves's house.
@ Moderate: Noble effort to put guns on the same playing field as liquor. Your
first effort though needs to be to add a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing
that the individual's right to liquor shall not be infringed.
Your first effort though needs to be to add a Constitutional amendment
guaranteeing that the individual's right to liquor shall not be infringed.
- GiuseppeG But liquor is NOT infringed in Utah. As matter of point,
Utah makes a hefty profit from liquor. 4 word reply:
State. Run. Liquor. Store.