Some weeks ago, one of Woodbury’s most vocal social democrats told us that consumption taxes (e.g. sales taxes, gasoline taxes, etc.) are to be avoided. Such taxes, it was said, are regressive, placing heavier burdens on less affluent than on the more affluent (i.e. the so-called rich).
Fast forward: it now seems that the social democrats who control the Minnesota state legislature think that consumption tax increases are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Go figure.
Thomas St. Martin