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These two taxes need to go away NOW!!!!

Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 6:06 PM

Kinda strange sounding coming from a so called liberal isn't it? Well let me tell you that there are taxes and regulations that are completely unneeded and unfair! Today I'm attacking just 2 taxes almost everbody in Idaho pays.

#1 on my list is a tax that everybody except those on SNAP pays every time you go and buy groceries. And yes I know we get a small tax rebate every year from our beloved government, but have you ever added it up? Come on, really, tax milk and bread and eggs? Taxing something that no one can do without is down right WRONG!!!

#2 on my list is another tax aimed at ripping off those of us who are frugal and buy 2nd hand. Sales tax on an item that sales tax has been paid on once already? Sure sounds like double or triple taxation, maybe more, depending on how often it's sold.

For the life of me, what with all the griping going on about taxes, no one ever brings these 2 unjust and unfair taxes up. Can someone please explain to why everybody is so silent on this issue?

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Roy -

Check out this statistic, from the Idaho Non-Profit Industry Association:


In 2010, non-profit charities IN IDAHO ONLY, filed federal tax records indicating **8.9Billion DOLLARS in assets. Yet they pay no sales, use or other taxes at the State level.

A flat rate 1 percent tax on the reported ASSETS of the top 10 public charities in IDAHO would probably allow the legislature to do away with the sales tax on groceries.

-- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Jan 11, 2012, at 8:17 PM

Sounds like you would be a fan of the Fair Tax. www.fairtax.org. all things are taxed but you get a prebate to offset those purchase and used goods are not taxed. Check it out. I think you might be surprised.

-- Posted by pjluckyman on Wed, Jan 25, 2012, at 3:24 AM

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Almost 65 and retired. Raised by an East Coast liberal. I am also a child of the sixties.