Last Word on increasing sales tax, April 7

Last Word on increasing sales tax, April 7

Sales tax increase

The sales tax increase has led to some interesting quotes from many in the community. Karen Riorodan: "It takes money to make money." Well, yes it does. Private money though, Karen, not tax dollars. Tommy Norment: "I’m re-booting.” You should be saying the $1 license plate tax and $2 room tax were failures at every level, and tax dollars will no longer fund private enterprise. Sue Sadler: “It’s found money.” Ms. Sadler, since taking office and with the new budget proposal, you’ve found more than $18 million, and spent it; giving 2 cents back is a slap in the face.

Tommy Norment has stated that visitors to the Williamsburg area will pay the...