Sales tax gouging heck of a way to generate revenue

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February 29, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Respondents to on-street interviews by the Lawrence Journal-World said sales tax was a fair way for local and state governments to generate revenue. 

“It affects everyone the same,” said one woman.

Well, no it doesn’t, and Bob Huskey, an Allen County commissioner and Iola grocer before his death a few years ago, would have been quick to disagree. “The most regressive tax,” he often said when the topic of a sales tax arose.

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