Ending the Food Tax will NOT cause an income tax!

Income tax is in an entirely different league from food tax
The state's portion of the food tax acounts for only about 1.1% of the state budget.

There is no motivation to start an income tax.

There is no need to start an income tax.
Other options are available. For example: Approximately one-half percent more on non-food sales would provide revenues for all levels of govenment now dependent on the food tax, preserving their revenues. This makes the regressive sales tax somewhat less regressive. ie, it moves the tax burden up the income scale.

2/1/09