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Tax on Food....
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SusieQ    Posted 08-15-2004 at 09:39:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wondering about how many of you folks, pay a sales tax on food in your states? My state charges 6 cents on every dollar spent, I wish they would remove food tax, is hard enough for families to feed their own, let alone paying sales tax on food? What do you all think?

rhouston    Posted 08-16-2004 at 08:51:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
the tax on food and other purchases is fine by me. It's high time we land owners stopped paying the taxes for everyone else.

John (MO)    Posted 08-16-2004 at 06:47:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
It would seem to me, that regardless of which state, county and or city you live in, the cost of running the local governments and providing the services are somewhat similar. Whether you pay your share in property taxes, sales taxes, income taxes or some other form of taxes, itís not going to be substantially different.

For example: I know the company I work for offered a job to a woman from Texas. She turned down the job, claiming she couldnít afford to take it because of the Missouri income tax. That caused me to compare Missouri taxes with Texas taxes. I found that the property taxes in Texas were so much higher that it made the total tax burden very similar. Of course there are those who would argue that renters donít pay property taxes. That always makes me chuckle.

Mike in tn    Posted 08-15-2004 at 18:34:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Tennessee we have a tax on food and everything else. It varies from County to County, but most are at 9 1/2%. At least it is a fair tax. So far we don't have a state income tax, but they are trying.

kraigWY-I like sales taxe    Posted 08-15-2004 at 13:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or Use tax, what ever you call it. You pay for what you use. You don't use it, you don't pay taxes. A more fair tax then an income tax in my view. I would like to see a user tax with no exemptions the eleminat all income taxes. You drive a gas hog (like I do) you pay more. But you make the choice. You like junk prepared food you pay for it. Then it cost you less if you are not too lazy to cook your food. I have a problem when someone tells me people are hungry in this country when the number one health problem with poor children is they are too fat. Food you have to cook is cheaper and normally more healthy.

steve19438    Posted 08-15-2004 at 12:03:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
here's the thing i don't get. why would anyone want to be a tax collector?? here in PA most townships have there own tax collector, a regular joe or jill just like anybody else. they get paid on how much tax they collect. who would want to be the hated tax collector???????? no collectors, no taxes! food (unprepared food and clothing are not taxed in PA)

Dave Munson Mid Illinois    Posted 08-15-2004 at 11:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought most food (unprepared stuff) was NOT taxed here in IL. Had to read up on it from seeing this post and found that unprepared food & some other stuff is taxed at 1%. Other stuff at the going rate.
State Sales Tax Rates
Comparison of State and Local Retail Sales Taxes

Les    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:06:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
New Hampshire has no general sales tax and no income tax neither. We are so backward here it makes me ashamed. NOT.
Eat yer hearts out.

ron,ar    Posted 08-15-2004 at 09:53:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
We get charged 7 cents on the dollar here I think, also on prescriptions. A couple of years back they started charging sales tax on used cars. We also have personal property tax (tax on all personal belongings) assesment tax on real estate, local city and county tax plus state income tax.

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:02:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sneeeky taxman.He is worse than mean ole Mr Poverty.They work hand in hand.Promoted by the majority which are fools.

Hmm...    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:01:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
What the heck is a 'personal property tax' again?

Here we have sales tax on anything that is not food...That includes used cars...But we don't pay on anything after we 'own' it, other than 'real estate', and that is called 'property tax' here...


ron,ar    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Early in the year we are expected to go to the county courthouse (assessors office) and assess our personal property: household effects such as 8 rooms of furniture, lawn equipment,4-wheelers ect and even hunting dogs if used as more than a pet. Most folks cheat on their assessment, if I buy a used ATV or another gun I don't list it,most folks don't either. If we buy a new living room set we are legally required to list it but nobody does. If the state really enforced it to the letter, the voters would demand it be repealed. Whatever you list as personal property the first time you assess in a particular county is usually all they ever get on their list. I call it double/triple taxation, we already paid tax on it when we bought it.There is no depreciation on it. We pay taxes all the time we own it.

Sounds like...    Posted 08-15-2004 at 11:24:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is time to borrow a boat, and Indian headdress, and have a tea-party...

Salmoneye, Who Would Not Own Squat

PS.....Is this just head of household, or 'everybody'???

You tellin me that everyone in a 'city' declares what they own???...How about a 16 year old that lives with his parents but saved anough money from his after-school job to buy his own car when he got his license???

I am soooo confused...

ron,ar    Posted 08-15-2004 at 12:09:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
head of household mostly. If the 16 yr old wanted the car in his/her own name they would have to assess it under their name because we have to carry a copy of the assessment (and last years paid tax reciept) to the revenue office to get our car license/regerstration. If it is not assessed you cannot get a license plate. If you didn't pay last years taxes, you cannot get a license plate. Simple huh?

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:19:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
How well does the folks live who come up with those schemes to nickle and dime folks to the poorhouse?

Les    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems like a lot of them live pretty good, Clod. They ain't never satisfied, are they?
Right now, we've got a governor who has told every state department to cut their budgets by 10%. You otta hear the howling coming out of Concord. Every state employee you talk to hates this guy and is working hard to get him out in November. I think he otta have another term.
We just had Queen Jean Shaheen for two or three terms and all she did was drive out every health insurer from the state except 2. Now everybody wonders why the cost of it is going up so fast.
You think health care is expensive now, just wait until it's free.

ron,ar    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:39:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you watch Foxnews this morning on health care. I was surprised to hear the dem say that all veterans recieve free health care so the rest should too. I believe most vets have to pay something and if they have insurance the ins. company gets billed. But my first thought was that the veterans don't get FREE coverage, they EARNED what little they do get.

Les    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:51:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm making my annual visit to the VA doc tomorrow. They tell me to "bring your insurance card if you have one".

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:39:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les..Look at what Ron says <>> Most folks cheat on their assessment, <<<<<>> That is the way the thing is designed. They want you to cheat.This way you are always worried they might come back on you.You are on a guilt trip.They always have the axe over you that way.Then everyone thinks,,HEY! I got off cheaper than I could have.But they continue to create new taxes and raise old ones,, Because there is a clas who votes for tax raising politicians thinking they will get a free ride.Vote yourself a paycheck so you wont have to work for one.

ron,ar    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:49:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another note: There are many older houses in the south that have or were at least built with no closets. This was/is because you were taxed according to how many rooms (closets counted as rooms) you had. It was easier/cheaper to hang a clothes rod for clothes than build a closet. Many of these old laws still on the books were passed during reconstruction by the, dare I say, the CARPETBAGGERS and never repealed.

Les    Posted 08-15-2004 at 10:48:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's exactly right, Clod. Somehow, we've managed to avoid that trap here in NH.
Mass. has just had a "Sales tax free" weekend, where they suspended it temporarily. I see on the news that people were buying "big ticket items". Well, duhh. I guess they get sick of all their people driving up to NH to avoid alla their taxes. Hehheh.

Susie!    Posted 08-15-2004 at 16:06:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
We also recently had a sales tax free weekend, for parents to purchase school clothes, shoes, school supplies, even pc's for the college kids, saved a little, but the hassle was a PITA.....

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 11:00:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Con-men and their politician pals get fithy rich off the fools who hang on to their every word.Here is a BIG lie they managed to sell the average voter here in Texas.OH,,We need a Texas lottery so we won't be overtaxed for the state run school system,The foold bought it hook line and sinker. That was several years ago.But now these con-men and their pals are saying ,Hey! We need to get us a state tax system like other states.WE are out of money.I noticed the school superintendent of the small town I was born in makes more than the govenor of the state. Funny huh? The teachers say they are underpaid? Why do they not asl the superintendent for part of that 125000 bucks she gets?

Salmoneye    Posted 08-15-2004 at 11:30:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
"OH,,We need a Texas lottery so we won't be overtaxed for the state run school system,The foold bought it hook line and sinker."

Same thing here...Don't even bother to ask the State how much actually gets to the School System...

Unless of course you like being angry and having a stomach ache...

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 12:05:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you notice,The shysters always hide behind the children ,Crippled folks.The dying,The dead or poor.

Clod    Posted 08-15-2004 at 14:03:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOOK AT THIS CROCK OF MALARKY! RON AR SAW THIS DEM TALKING.<><>>>>>> Did you watch Foxnews this morning on health care. I was surprised to hear the dem say that all veterans recieve free health care so the rest should too.<<<<<<<<<<< What a dumb fool! I know there are Veterans who did not sit foot on a combat zone but still served during that conflict in another area while others were in battle with the enemy.BUT ,These veterans dod not.#1 Run to Canada to hide out. #2 have political connections or money to avoid the US military. #3 Was not a felon,though some were sent prior to judgement to avoid confinement. Does this idiot know that veterans pay for this service with even their lives? Are they risking their heath and welfare for themselves or the country? What kind of idiot newsmen have we here that do not call this kind of idiots to task over such garbage? THANKS FOR FINDING THAT FOOL RON AR. Do you have a name to stick here?

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