Letter to the Editor: LIGHT RAIL AND SALES TAXES

The following letter to the editor was published in the May 21, 2016 issue of the Star Tribune.

Letter to the Editor: LIGHT RAIL AND SALES TAXES

If this idea still survives, woe to those with lower incomes.

The sales tax is one of the most unfair taxes (“Sales tax increase is sought to pay for light rail,” May 20). Low-income and most middle-income families spend all of their income to live day to day.  Hence, they pay a much larger percentage of their income toward sales tax than do the wealthy.  That disparity is huge and unfair.

Don Eisenschenk, Minnetonka