Tuesday, March 14, 2006

In the news today......

Well, not much as nothing really that exciting is going on in our own little world known as Vermont. One thing I do need to mention is now that the voters in Burlington have spoken on Measure Two, this measure still needs to be approved by the state. I know that many do not like the idea of having another one percent added to their purchases, but remember that there are loopholes in this. Mainly, this will be added to purchases over $100.00. Now really, how many of us on a regular basis buy things over $100.00? For those who have bottomless pits for wallets, this simply adds $1.00 per hundred on purchases. Think about it, is an extra buck per hundred really that much? Even with as poor as I am, I can afford that. The key thing with this is that without this tax, the City of Burlington faces a 1.2 million dollar deficit. What that means is cuts in police, fire, public works, and other city services. Folks, our public safety could be jeopardized in some ways, and I know we don't want to see that!!

3 comments:

Simone Says said...

Mr. Fells! I must say you are FUNNY in writing (well we all knew you were funny in person, but as a blogger too? who would have guessed?) Your personal account of election week in a small new england city is hysterical--thanks for making politics (and politicians) seem human again!

Question: what do you think it would take to get Kevin to forgive Bob?

Question 2: If you DID have $100 to spend on ONE thing, what would it be?

Fells said...

First, thank you for your comments, and in answer to your questions....

1) More beer
2) More beer

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about that "over $100" thing? I think it is added to all purchases that sales tax normally applies to, which has an exception for clothing purchases under $100 and all food purchases. But, if you are buying something other than clothes, it kicks in right away.

Your point about $1 per $100 is still a good point. But, look at it this way, it will add up. It will be applied to purchases such as toilet paper and soap and stuff like that, which people buy all year.