Statement from the Tennessee Democratic Party and House Democratic Caucus Leader Craig Fitzhugh, R-Ripley; Nov. 16, 2011:
Tax collections in our state have exceeded expectations for 16 straight months. In October alone, Tennessee’s sales tax raked in $16 million more from taxpayers than what Gov. Bill Haslam budgeted for.
Citizens are giving more to their state government, yet people in Tennessee are still suffering from high unemployment, high gas prices and increasing poverty.
If the government has a surplus in revenue, I think it should go back to the people of our state—especially in these tough times. That’s why my Democratic colleagues and I are sponsoring a bill to reduce the sales tax on food.
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If you agree that the Grocery Tax in our state should be reduced, please join me by signing this petition. We don’t need politicians and lobbyists fighting over where to spend this excess money. We need the money to go back into the pockets of the people.
Join me in signing this petition to show your support for reducing the Grocery Tax in Tennessee.
It’s time for tax relief for working Tennesseans.