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Last Word on tourism taxes, Feb. 7

Last Word on tourism taxes, Feb. 7

Tax for tourism

I think the proposed 1 percent added sales tax for James City, York and Williamsburg is a big crock. It’s a complete, unfair burden to the citizens to have to pay this to fund tourism. Why don’t they keep doing like they’ve been doing? They’ve got taxes on the rooms and meal taxes. Why do we have to pay another 1 percent? We’re already paying more in this area because of being part of Hampton Roads. Why don’t you put this on the ballot and let the voters tell you a resounding “no,” because I’m sure that’s what they would say. But I’ll bet the counties and the city think it’s a great idea because that’s what they do. Give them money so they can spend it and waste it...