Regarding the April 29 letter “The sales-tax fog”: We are well aware of all the increases we’re seeing in sales taxes. We’re reminded every time we pay the electric bill, the telephone bill, the cable bill, etc.
So far as I can see, there were no sales-tax reductions. Rep. Paul Stam and associates put sales taxes on everything that didn’t move (except yachts and private planes, of course).
Based on my observations, I think the middle class can conclude that the Republicans in the General Assembly hate us. While the Democrats are called the “tax and spend” party, the Republicans are the party of “tax the poor and middle class and give the money to our wealthy supporters.”