Special interest groups including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and police, firefighter and teachers unions, spending more than $2 million on fear-inducing advertising, were able to defeat the anti-tax hike crusaders who had a mere $1,200 to wage their campaign.
For an eye-opener, check out the high-dollar contributors listed here on the Secretary of State’s website. Start at page 11 after scrolling through the lesser donations, to see the real money behind passage of the tax that is estimated to cost struggling Arizona households an additional $400 a year.
The City of Phoenix recently began taxing food, the Obama administration will need additional monies to keep their government expansion afloat, the costs of implementing the nationalized health care overhaul continues to balloon at astronomical rates before it is even in operation, with 10-year projections surpassing $1 trillion. And now Obama strategists have been hitting the talk show circuit with talk of emulating the European value added tax (VAT) which would add additional taxes to products and materials at each stage of manufacture or distribution, and ultimately be passed on to consumers — disproportionately raising taxes on middle-and low-income Americans.
Those dreamers who believe this newly approved tax increase will be sunsetted after three years, as the state becomes dependent on the additional $1 billion dollars a year, will be in for a rude awakening. The newspaper continually promoted the tax as a 1-cent on the dollar. Today they admitted it will bring sales tax levies for purchases made in Phoenix to 9.3 cents on the dollar.
This new tax goes into effect in 2 weeks.
As the votes were being tabulated last night, Gov. Jan Brewer gleefully exclaimed, “This is the beginning of Arizona’s comeback.”
We at Seeing Red AZ are seeing red, as the overburdened people are taken for yet another buggy ride, minus the whip.