Tuesday, November 17, 2009

File under "C", for clueless.

Terri Cole, President and CEO of the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, told a task force Monday that food tax breaks haven't helped the very poor, link.

Perhaps "very poor" provides her some cover. If someone is so poor that they can't afford even to buy food or medical care, then yes, lower taxes on food and medical care won't affect them. Although, food has to be bought somewhere, even if it is later given away. Less food can be bought if seven cents out of every dollar is lost to taxes.

What about the "ordinary" poor, the ones who spend their entire income on food, shelter, and if they have anything left over, medical care?

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