Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Saturday, August 31, 2002
Keeping Up the Fight
I have to congratulate fellow Libertarian Karl Kimball for his persistence in working his butt off to allow the voters of Arkansas an opportunity to express their opinion about having to pay sales taxes on human foods and medicines. Animal food is already exempt. Karl has been spear-heading the effort to obtain enough petition signatures to satisfy the Secretary of State. Several thousand signatures were recently tossed out for ridiculous reasons. Now, Karl has come back with 27,000 more, which should be plenty.
As always, the fight isn't even close to being over. The fans of high taxes are scared to death to allow voters to have any power when it comes to taxation. They will definitely be pulling several more dirty tricks and spending huge amounts of tax dollars to get the initiative kicked off of the ballot, as they have done dozens of times for similar tax cutting measures just in the nine years we have been living here.
The bureaucrats and other fans of big government have good reason to worry, if this poll is accurate. 72 percent of respondents have said they support the repeal of the sales tax on food and medicine. In typical fashion, the tax supporters claim that the respondents are too stupid to know what they are talking about.