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Important bills headed to the Senate gold bullion tax free but not your food

There are 5 comments on the www.mcalesternews.com story from Mar 15, 2008, titled Important bills headed to the Senate gold bullion tax free but not your food. In it, www.mcalesternews.com reports that:

In my previous Capitol reports, I hadn't spent a lot of time on bills passed out of the committees because a lot of the bills never get heard on the House floor.

A Bill will pass to make gold tax FREE. But with in the same bill was anouther bill to make FOOD tax FREE but it was removed. HB 3103, by Rep. Gary Banz, was to remove the state sales tax from the sale of gold bullion, silver, and precious metals. An amendment to the bill was to remove state sales tax on groceries, which I supported. The House leadership rejected the sales tax on groceries, but the gold bullion exemption was passed. I believe I have more constituents who buy groceries than gold bullion. I guess the good people of Oklahoma care more about there gold then tax free food on the table! What are your thoughts on this tax free gold vs tax free food?

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jjvbock

United States

#1 Mar 15, 2008
Nothing NEW with Oklahoma people let a bill go by to have TAX free food!
It's more important to type about Sally Kern's and what she has to say as sick as she is on the matter but as she stated she is NOT going ot change her mind on what she said and stands by what she said!
I think it's time we read what is posted in the forum for Oklahoma City and act on it such as the BILL for tax free food!
I think it's time all of you who read and post in the forum re read what Ken posted on getting more money by putting tags on trailers to bring in more money for OHP and roads!
Come on as he stated Millions are in Oklahoma but NO one seems to be going after them?

We need a wake up act and get some of you thinking and backing what needs to be backed for the good of us all!

If you do not watch SOON you will be paying more in Fuel tax in Oklahoma cause it's back on the books to more tax to pay for roads and more to line the pockets those who steal from us daily = State Goverment:

come on Okies make a few calls and write and get out food TAX FREE - Get tags on Trailers to pay for out roads and state needs it works out to be in the millions

What are you comments?
linda and milton

United States

#2 Mar 15, 2008
we are sick and tired of paying for sales tax on our groceries. especially with the costs of food being so high. gas prices started to go high just after we entered the war in iraq and afghanistan. so the government should and must give us some relief from all of these costs. many states do not charge taxes on groceries. oklahoma should not be taxing our groceries either.. since we buy most of our food for the month on the 3rd. and 4th, we will find out which of our neighboring states sells tax exempt food. with my excellent fuel economy vehicle, it will be well worth it to drive there and load up. we spend about $600.00 a month on the bulk groceries on the 3rd., and 4th.,this will be our way of punishing the state of oklahoma for charging its citizens sales tax on food. it will deny oklahoma grocers our money. buy the way, these grocers, in oklahoma, pay taxes to be in business. so if we have to go out of state to buy our bulk groceries it will cost grocers here a loss of $7,200.00 a year and the state of oklahoma will lose sales tax money from us, except for the small fill-ins we buy throughout the month, like milk, bread and eggs. tough rocks oklahoma. greed kills. and by denying us the tax-free groceries you've killed your right to get all that sales tax from us each month. give us a break.
ICare

United States

#3 Mar 15, 2008
I can't beleave that only two comments on what could save every one in Oklahoma money!

I guess Okies like paying tax on food cause they dam sure are not saying much about it or the cost of food let alone gas prices.....
jeremy

Memphis, TN

#4 Mar 15, 2008
If they remove the tax on food, it is likely that other taxes will go up. It takes tax money to maintain the infrastructure of the state. I would imagine that removing tax on groceries would be a very large reduction in income for OK. They will have to make it up somewhere. Chanced are, they will make it up plus some.
frankie

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Dec 10, 2012
Don't be stupid about this. Tax on food is one of the only taxes we all share as Oklahoma Citizens, Rich and poor all pay.Yes , Texas has no tax of food and it was a big mistake! Because they passed that tax loss on to property taxes and a school tax they call a mud tax.So if you get free tax on food the money will have to be made up somewhere else.It will just be another free ride for the poor. So all of us working stiffs we just have to be taxed more to make up for it. So please Oklahoma Legislation just leave it alone.It may not me long before Texas put's the tax back on because it devastated small cities and towns that lost the tax revenue.

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