It's just a 4% increase... –
Pennsylvania sales tax is 6%. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh added another 1% to the sales tax figure. What does that mean to those of us who spend money in Pa? Here's an example....
If you buy a used car @ $10,000, you have to add 6% ($600) Pa. sales tax or 7 % ($700) sales tax in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Increase the sales tax by another 4% (it now becomes 10%) and these sales tax numbers become $1,000 and $1,100 respectively. Double these numbers for a $20,000 vehicle. The sales tax is now $2,000 and $2,200 respectively. Delaware has no sales tax. Think of the savings. Who feels Delaware should have a sales tax and why?
What are business owners paying in taxes if they are already earning $250,000 in profits per year? What's another 4% on their $250,000 profits? It's another $10,000 over whatever they're already paying in taxes. The same amount of money that was used to buy that first used car (minus sales tax unless you're in Delaware) I mentioned earlier. Regardless of our gross incomes, what would an extra $10,000 mean for your business?
For those who don't have a problem with extorting "just 4% more" from businesses, it must be nice to be independently wealthy unlike the rest of us who actually have to work for a living. I don't earn anywhere near $250,000/year. Not being a parasite, I feel that successful business operators deserve to keep whatever they can (legally) because they already pay more than enough in taxes and they're the ones who made the investment of time, money, effort, planning, developing the ideas, pursued their dream and create jobs which usually has a positive affect on any economy. Bottom line; America is supposed to be the "Land of Opportunity". For some strange reason, there are those who want to destroy the American Dream or prevent it from happening and then cry, whine and complain about how bad things are when there's a Republican in the oral office (thanks, Bill).
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