Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Food Sales Tax Not Immoral

I disagree with John Campbell in his letter to the editor of the Deseret Morning News. He argues that the food tax is immoral.

Everyone in our community, rich and poor, consumes the resources and services provided by our government. Doesn't it make some sense that all should contribute to that government? How can we argue that it is immoral to pay for what you use?

If the food tax is regressive, then we certainly make up for it with our progressive income tax code.

There may be other good reasons to get rid of the food tax, which I don't necessarily oppose, but immorality isn't one of them.

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