Well duh.

What I can’t figure out is the 30% that think it is okay to tax food? Weird.

8 Thoughts on “Gargoyle Leader Poll results from Friday; Get rid of the Food Tax.

  1. Bob Newland on February 20, 2010 at 8:57 am said:

    What I can’t figure is that anybody thinks it is okay to tax anything.

  2. I would have to agree.

  3. Plaintiff Guy on February 20, 2010 at 11:39 am said:

    Montana has an interesting tax structure.

    No sales tax period. Real estate taxes high but less than SD. Tax is a flat 6% on income. I hate the idea of a state tax. However, one tax based on income has everyone paying a fair share, does not penalize the poor, is easier to collect (IRS tracking), and keeps the state solvent.

    The ultimate con:
    Register a junk RV (home) in SD and open a PO box. You pay no MT state income tax but use SD on your federal tax return. In other words, no taxes other than federal.

    How many city employees or school superintendants have an address in SD but live full time in MT?

  4. Bob Newland on February 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

    Politicians claim they have constant clamor from their constituents for more government services. Politicians then say they have to raise taxes in order to pay for protecting the public, building the public’s roads, educating the public–all essential to the survival of the republic.

    They then play a strange game of manipulating social behavior through the manipulation of tax rates and taxed items. You can make a lot of friends in a hurry by raising or lowering taxes; and you can punish enemies quite effectively.

    The power to tax is maybe not greater than the power of God, but it provides more immediate and visible results.

  5. The house killed the bill… so we will continue taxing food for at least another year.

    Besides – seeing the tax added to my tab at the resturaunt always gives me an easy way to calculate the tip. 🙂

  6. Fuck you Costner 🙂

  7. Costner on February 24, 2010 at 9:55 am said:

    Hey – at least I double it and add a few bucks… I’m still amazed at the small town folk who drop a couple of singles on the table and think that is acceptable for a $40 tab.

  8. Trust me, I get it a lot. Lately though the tips have been good, mostly because it is a slow time of the year, so only the hardcore eater-outers come out. I hit a 20% average the other night. I have never had that in the 10 years I have waited tables.

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