Phil Machado: What measure X will cost you

November 2, 2013 

With all the signs out and about, you would think that Measure X will pass. Do you know what it is going to really cost you? Well, if you earn $3,000 per month, and spend $3,000 on taxable items, it will cost you an additional $30 per month on top of the $228 you now spend on taxable items, for a total $258 per month.

Yes, some don’t make $3,000 per month, and some make more than that. It seems like a lot of money. It don’t matter how much you give a politician, it’s never enough. They will spend every cent you give them and even more. If it goes to the general fund, they have the control to spend where they want. People don’t realize how much they spend on sales taxes now. I suggest that you vote no on Measure X.

PHIL MACHADO

Modesto

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