I see the Legislature is in the process of raising the sales tax on food.
I have no clue why. Apparently someone is worried the high sales tax on non-food items is scaring business away, although since Utah’s economy is doing better than the rest of the nation, this is an odd claim.
The debate as reported here (click) sums up both sides pretty well. Anyone can see that the poor buy less stuff than the rich or even well-off, or moderately not really hurting folks do. So this is an obvious tax hike on them.
It will be interesting to see if all those tea party folks, the older ones living on socialized income (social security) and socialized medicine (medicare) realize that this is going to raise the tax on the tea bag they use to decorate their hat rims.
Of course, the poor also can’t complain because they lack resources and, frankly, the time. So what the heck, smack them and give the richer folk a break.
Makes as much sense as anything else these days.