For those of you considering raising the sales tax from 7.63 percent to 8.13 percent, consider this: When you spend $20, your tax will be $1.63, spend $100, your tax will be $8.13, spend $50,000 on a new vehicle, your tax will be $4,065. That’s right, if you buy a $50K vehicle, you will owe over $4K in sales tax.
Where is the money that used to be spent on roads? They used to repair roads. What is the money that used to be for roads now spent on? If this passes, it won’t be the last time this ploy will be used. There seems to be no end to government entities asking for more money. And every time they emphasis that it is just a little tax increase. These tax increases over time add up to more than just a little bit. Vote no on Measure L.
Steve Kraus, Oakdale