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President Obama's proposed budget calls for tax increases mainly on the well-to-do and rich. But many states are already raising the one big tax that falls disproportionately upon the poor.
In 2010 the average combined sales tax bite rose by a full percentage point, reaching 9.64% at the year end, according to an annual report from Vertex, which calculates sales taxes for Internet sellers. That's the highest rate since the Berwyn, Pa., firm started calculating the number in 1982 and the second year in a row that it has set a record.
The booby prize goes to a newcomer: Tuba City, Ariz., and environs. It's a Navajo Indian Reservation town of 8,200 on the colorful Painted Desert that sits on one of the main routes to the Grand Canyon. The levy is a whopping 13.725% -- nearly $1 on every $7 spent. It's the sum of Arizona's 6.6% tax, Coconino County's 1.125% and a tribal 6%.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
My old state just raised it a quarter percent. Along with it's gas and cigarette taxes. Gotta milk those poor people for all they got you know. Funny is all those poor people just elected the states first dem gov in like twenty years on a whole "eat the rich" campaign.
My new state hasn't raised a thing and still has no sales tax and is well into the black.
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Originally posted by mrsdudara
I have no problem with the states taxing more. INFACT, I think we should do away with Federal taxes all together and pay all that money, instead, to our states. maybe then we wouldnt be in this pickle.