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West Virginia says goodbye to food tax

July 2, 2013

PARKERSBURG — After years of decreases, West Virginia completely eradicated its food tax on Monday....

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Privatized

Jul-02-13 4:26 AM

?na na na na ?hey hey hey goodbye ??

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teflon

Jul-02-13 5:18 AM

no matter how bad the finances of a mismanaged government entity, to put such a regressive tax on the backs of the poor is little short of criminal. it should never have been in the first place. higher income tax rates on the miscreants that caused the problem to begin with- the politicians, government employees above a certain pay grade and the rich/ elitist would have been fairer. run the state into the ground- tax those responsible.

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denver

Jul-02-13 5:51 AM

I think taking the food tax off is a good thing, expressly for the working poor! "BUT" Now watch, the state will announce that their tax collection is down due to the war on coal, and their going to have to cut more form the bottom state Employees benefits to make up the different. So in the end the working poor will have to pay for it anyway!

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AaronS

Jul-02-13 8:29 AM

While it's a good thing the tax has been removed for those who actually work, it hardly affects the poor as they seldom if ever pay this tax as it is not applied to SNAP purchases.

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Privatized

Jul-02-13 8:36 AM

There are plenty of poor people that don't get food stamps.

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AaronS

Jul-02-13 9:08 AM

With the number of food stamp recipients at record levels, nearly 46 million Americans, it is going to take a little more than an anecdotal comment to convince me there are "plenty" of poor people who aren't receiving this particular subsidy.

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jarhead99

Jul-02-13 10:17 AM

Thanks to the Republicans for making this happen for the working class!

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NobodySpecial

Jul-02-13 5:43 PM

If you are blind to the economic struggle most people are facing, you need to crawl down off of your high horse and take another quick look around. Food stamp recipients are allotted greater resources ($200 a month!) than a lot of hard working people have to spend on food each month. I am certainly not the only one.

Big Thumbs Up: To Proactive Tax Legislation.

Thumbs Down: "Denver" is right, it will likely affect the lowest classes in another form, just not until 'tomorrow'.

Thumbs Down: "AaronS" is also able to purchase groceries tax free, even though the rest of us apparently don't deserve it.

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Privatized

Jul-02-13 7:15 PM

Ok AaS, I'm one and I know ten like me. Are we happy now?

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Privatized

Jul-02-13 7:17 PM

And yes, it's true. My people, my 'kind', are like taxes and we'll always be with you.

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AaronS

Jul-02-13 8:38 PM

We live in an economic environment in which a person with a family f 4 earing $7.50-$10.00 an hour, with various subsidies available to them has more disposable income than a person making $60,000. That is a fact regardless of where the thumb points.

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denver

Jul-02-13 9:23 PM

Somebody been listening to, too much right wing Radio.

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denver

Jul-02-13 10:30 PM

let me guess, Herman Cain?

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sassey

Jul-02-13 10:37 PM

Speaking of Foodland stores, their prices are so high, I can't afford to shop there. The tax itself was not the problem.

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AaronS

Jul-02-13 10:38 PM

I am happy that West Virginians were able to eft enough fiscal conservativesfrom both parties who understand the burden of over-taxing the citizens. There may be hope for this state yet.

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denver

Jul-03-13 5:52 AM

Id like to see old "AaronS" try to support a family of four on $7.50-$10.00 an hour!

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