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March 16, 2014: Our readers write

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Jack Herrmann

No one welcomes a new tax

According to a March 13 article in The News-Enterprise, the Kentucky House of Representatives may be considering a law to change the state constitution. This “local sales tax” law could allow communities to add an additional tax of 1 percent to many of your purchases.

What people certainly don’t need is another tax, especially a sales tax which tends to be unfavorable to households of middle to lower incomes. This is true because these families must spend a greater percentage of their earnings on sales taxes than do those with higher incomes. Consequently, they are faced with a greater burden on their finances.

For many people, the idea of creating another sales tax has as much appeal as going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled.

This also would affect many of our senior citizens who comprise more than 20 percent of our state population and who often are on limited incomes.

Perhaps those with high incomes think this is a positive change, but just take a moment to think about it. Is this for the betterment of our people or a grandious plan of some people which only will benefit some people?

If you like being taxed further, don’t do anything. But if you don’t, consider contacting your state representative.

Jack Herrmann

Elizabethtown