Ben Cunningham's mail from State Sentor Joe Haynes (D-Nashville) included this 'invitation' to take a sales tax holiday. Ben wonders where his notice about tax hikes got to. I got a similar invitation last year but haven't received this year's version. I remain less than impressed. As I said last year:
Sen. Haynes, I've been running a household budget for six some 20+years now. I've figured out that a savings of .0975 is rarely something to get all excited about. A sale of 10% at any store doesn't even get my attention. Usually, with careful shopping, stocking up and checking competitive ads (normal SOP around here) I can save much more than that. .0975% isn't worth driving up to Rivergate to fight the crowds of folks who think that this is a good deal. Especially when the state taxes me 21.4 cents per gallon to drive up there.
Frankly, I'm offended by this slick oversized announcement of your largess. I'd like REAL tax relief instead.