Skip to comments.Coupon Users Furious Over Proposed Tax (New CT dem Gov want to tax EVERYTHING)
Posted on 02/28/2011 11:42:57 AM PST by raybbr
HARTFORD (AP) Devotees of coupons and discounts are angry at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to slap a new sales tax on the original price of a good or service rather than the discounted price.
Ending the sales tax exemptions for coupons, discounts and automobile trade-ins are among tax exemptions Malloy has proposed ending to help close the state's projected $3.5 billion deficit. For example, the tax would be imposed on the $30 price of a blouse, not the $15 sales price.
Gina Juliano learned firsthand after she lost her job in 2009 as a vice principal in the Hartford Public Schools that coupons and sales can help a family make ends meet. She cut her budget for food, toiletries, pet supplies and paper goods from between $200 and $300 a week to $50. [Sample Our Free Connecticut Business Midday Newsletter]
"I turned to coupons because I would have had to lose my house and everything. I wouldn't have been able to survive," said Juliano, who now writes a blog in Connecticut called Gina's Kokopelli that tracks coupons, sales and bargains for other shoppers.
Like many avid couponers, Juliano pays little or nothing for items after matching coupons with sales. For example, she recently used a $3 coupon to buy a bottle of Gain fabric softener that was on sale for $2.99 at Rite Aid.
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“Last one out of Connecticut, turn out the lights. Every day I hear more and more people say they’re leaving CT “as soon as possible”.”
The governor’s plans hinge on the inability of taxpayers to sell their homes; I guess he’s banking on them being stuck with underwater or undesirable homes. Many in NJ are in the same boat; even if they can pay off the house, they’ve sunk a lot into it and the values have fallen (directly attributable to our high property taxes).
Here in northern NJ we benefit from a lot of NYC shoppers fleeing their higher sales and gasoline taxes.
Can you hear the herd of jackasses now, people?
I live in CT. I live here, because of the Navy. I was discharged last May, and I cannot wait to move. Luckily it will be within the next 2 years, due to my job. These folks here always seem to vote for the world’s worst policians. They just seem to love paying for more taxes. Everytime I go to New Hamshire, I buy nearly all of my food and clothing, with some obvious exceptions. I cannot believe this state has a population of more than that of the state government, with so many more states that have lower taxes, and a far better quality of life.
Oh No the State will not implode ,we are different here in Connecticut we are not like New Jersey,Indiana,Ohio,Wisconsin,WE dont want seniors to die and Children to starve,We are funding Education at last years rates we love Our educators and Everyone,its about SHARED sacrifice dont you know
>>didnt Connecticut just elect this fellow? A Democrat? A Democrat who pledged to do just what hes doing?
Yup. My neighbors are idiots.
Is this the state that the lady who owned the WWF was campaigning for the governorship? If so, I remember her asking this idiot during a debate how to create jobs. He had no clue, and yet, the dumb a**es in CT voted for him anyway.
I can’t seem to muster any sympathy for their democrat stupidity,
Senate race, Blumanthal - the guy with the creative memory.
>>Every day I hear more and more people say they’re leaving CT “as soon as possible”.
I wonder WTH I was thinking moving back and buying a house here. Of course I moved from CA, where things are just as bad.
That was for the US Senate seat vacated by Chris Dodd. Linda McMahon lost to Richard Blumenthal, our Attorney General at the time. He was on the news every other day as AG, often suing local businesses.
Tom Foley (former Ambassador to Ireland) lost to Malloy. Foley promised to balance the budget via *cuts* and not taxes. It was a close race, until the largest city (Bridgeport, probably 95% D) found a box of ballots in a back room. That same city ran out of official ballots and were photocopying them to hand out to voters—as a result they kept the polls open there for an extra 2 hours.
“So, how hard is it to drive to the next door state and purchase a large ticket item?”
Better yet, how hard is it to move your business of selling large ticket items to the state next door?
Who would have thought that the intelligent, open minded, tolerant people of CT would be tax cheats?
PAY YOUR TAXES!
You voted for them, now do it!
Like any normal human being, I’m furious at this attempt to collect taxes that really aren’t owed but will be levied just because the state government can. I’m equally furious at my fellow Nutmeggers that vote over and over and over again for liberal Democrats that predictably squander copious tax revenues and seem to believe that Connecticut residents all have unlimited amounts of money to fork over to the state government. I’ve lived here 41 years but we’re seriously considering moving to North Carolina. That would be a big upheaval in our lives but we simply cannot afford to keep living in a state that elects liberals every time (the feckless Dick Blumenthal is a good example), has absolutely no intention of ever really cutting the spending, has a governor and legislature that is wholly owned by the Connecticut public service employee unions and is obviously going to keep raising our taxes until the state is bankrupt. Enough is enough.
2012 looks better and better for Conservatives across the country with dumb Dem actions like this.
I think the coupon tax is already in effect in some states? Correct me if I am wrong?
Hopefully the Republicans will remember to use this in their next attempts at office...but I sadly doubt it.
Sure does SandRat.
Democrates launder money through their power lunch and false charges... so they know something about levying taxes on false government preset judgement on the arbitrary real price of a good.
You pay for the depreciated price of a good in a slow economy but you get to pay the tax at gauging rape levels.
IT is totally illegal.
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