A small micro-editorial:
In at least two big industrial northern states, the governors are suggesting increasing the number of services that are taxed. Oh, but they'll reduce the tax rate to offset the larger tax base.
Oh, come on. Does anyone really think that will stick?
In a few years, either the same politicians, or a new set, will come up with some need to raise the sales tax rate. And they'll have a lot bigger tax base to work with.
But what about those additional services that were taxed when they reduced the rate? What, you're thinking that they'll be willing to give up taxing those services? Not a chance.
Please don't think I'm against raising taxes. If a government needs money, than they gotta do what they gotta do. My point is that they're sneaky about it.
As a rule of thumb, I always assume all politicians will try to raise taxes. And they will try to be tricky about it.
The Sales Tax Guy
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