Arkansas: Right & Left unite for tax cut

In all the howling about tax cuts for the rich, it good to see that at least one state has figured how to do tax cuts in a way the directly helps the poor. Arkansas will be cutting the sales tax on unprepared groceries in half. Maybe if groups pushing for taxes cuts would be a little more all-inclusive campaigns, their message might gain the attention of a more diverse voter demographic.

Effective July 1, groceries, not prepared foods, will be taxed at three percent, not six percent. The cut is expected to save each household $50 per year per person, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The measure is projected to reduce state revenues by $122 million, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration.

This is good news for Arkansas for a number of reasons. First of all, working folks need a tax break and food is a necessity of life. We have to eat.

...One of the more interesting aspects of that campaign is that we had the support of both the far left and the far right. The John Birch Society backed us because they liked the idea of cutting taxes and both organized labor and ACORN supported us because they believed, and rightly so, the measure would help poor folks and working families.

Read more @: The Nashville (Arkansas) News.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. Since 1970, ACORN has grown to more than 220,000 member families, organized in 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the U.S. and in cities in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

The John Birch Society based in Appleton, Wisconsin, the society describes itself as "a membership-based organization dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the United States Constitution." It says that members come from all walks of life and are active in all 50 states via local chapters. Its mission is to achieve "Less Government, More Responsibility, and — With God's Help — a Better World."


Billy Bob said...

Thank God for that Tax Cut. That $50 will let me buy at least one more carton of Lucky Strikes.

Catty said...


If you live in Wisconsin, you better buy them smokes now. If Gov. Jim Bob gets his way, you'll be paying $50 per pack.

Kalvyn Clean said...

Not only that, but Jim Bob won't let you smoke them anywhere in this state.