There are a lot of proposals floating around about how to handle sales tax in Tennessee.
I have a revolutionary idea. Rather than cutting the sales tax on food or having these tax-free holidays, I suggest we just double the sales tax for the first two weeks of June.
This plan would put the burden of supporting our bloated state government bureaucracy squarely on the back of three groups that could afford it and who would care the least about a little bump in their consumer outlay. To wit: last minute Fathers’ Day shoppers, Country Music Fan Fest attendees and Bonnaroonies.
Because really, when you’re frantically rifling through the tie rack at Dillard’s or fighting with a lobster red sunburned endomorph from Arkansas over the last Kellie Pickler t-shirt for your Build-a-Bear or aimlessly walking through a patchouli cloud from stage to stage in search of the perfect vegan burrito to fuel your dervish dance, what’s another 10% to help our fine state in its efforts to pass Alabama in the national rankings of prevention of rickets?
Have Governor Bredesen just give me a call.