Southern Food Tax Madness!

Abril 15, 2010

This is sad. Despite everything, it’s still hard to believe that anyone would oppose a tax cut on basic food items because for fear that it will lead to "increasing taxes on some taxpayers making more than $200,000 a year."

Back in April, the Alabama House of Representatives voted not to debate House Bill 1, a bill that would have repealed the 4% sales tax on groceries and saved residents upwards of $300 million per year. Why? Because some didn't like that it made up for that revenue with modest tax increases on those making more than $200,000 per year.

Our Alabama TFOC partner waged a noble campaign. There will be victories to come, but, for now, this stings.