Comment: It's the double-digit sticker shock, eh?

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It's the double-digit sticker shock, eh?

I hear Gov. Johnson's point that by removing the imbedded costs passed on by other taxes, the reduced prices we would be paying would effectively offset the perceived tax increase to 23%.

It reduces the total burden from multiple sources, allowing for a higher tax from one source to effectively cost us less than the subtle impact of hidden taxes padded into current costs.

My concern is that when the tax collecting percentage is this steep; sending that much money in might be difficult for many to easily comply with. It would bring a sober awakening to have the price of government paid all at one time, instead of by the hidden installments we currently pay.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass