What would happen next

Alabama House passes plan to remove sales tax on groceries; Senate approval would send measure to voters – al.com

Okay, it still has to go through the Senate. Let’s say that happens.

Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, the plan’s sponsor, estimated that 80 percent of Alabama households would save money or break even under the plan, while 20 percent would pay more in taxes.

So then it goes to the voters. And it loses, because the Stan Pates and Roy Moores of the world will go on and on about this being a “tax increase”. This always happens.

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2 responses to “What would happen next

  1. I would like to see some numbers. What is a typical amount for this huge “tax burden” that is being placed upon the backs of people like me? I probably spend ten thousand a year on groceries. Won’t removing the sales tax on that offset this federal tax deduction?

    I have a feeling we are talking about a couple of hundred dollars a year here. If I promise to stop giving canned food when the mail carriers have their little food bank drive, will that satisfy Stan Pate?

  2. walt moffett

    The way to combat it is plain old politicking with your family, friends and not friends. Talk it up and get ready with the facts and figures.

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