Increasing the sales tax is just another sleazy way to pass more financial burden for running government programs onto the backs of the middle class and poor through consumerism.
With this extra sales tax cash on hand, other tax funds become available to the wealthy-friendly politicians, who use it to subsidize more tax breaks and deals for 5 percent of the population.
The 5 percent use the bulk of all our natural and labor resources to enrich only themselves, and they don’t care what falls apart or who suffers. They pay a lower percentage tax rate or no taxes at all thanks to the many deductions greedy, power-hungry politicians have legislated for them — deductions the average hardworking American cannot take advantage of.
The 5 percent already have our tax dollars paying for their children’s private (charter) schools.
Again and again, more for them, and yet they are never satisfied!
Jude Smallwood, The Acreage