Letters to the Editor

December 5, 2013

Sales tax increase would hurt the poor the most

Gary Kubic, Beaufort County's administrator, proposes that the county raise its sales tax to pay for yet-to-be-proposed expenditures. Sales tax is regressive, impacting the poor more than the rich because the poor have to spend a greater portion of their incomes on necessities subject to the sales tax. I assume Mr. Kubic knows this. It's heartless to propose paying for improvements on the backs of the poor.

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