Chava Thomas 
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Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Stalls Sweeping Tax Reform From House Majority Leader

If the average SNAP benefit in Idaho is $116 per person per month, that means that on average each person gets less than $4 a day for food. That is simply not enough for most people to live on, so each SNAP beneficiary more than likely spends extra per month on food. If you are not on SNAP benefits and you spend more than $1667 a year per individual on groceries, you're ahead of the grocery tax credit as far as sales tax goes.

As far as gas goes, I buy approximately 20-30 gallons per month. That puts me at an extra $21 in gasoline per year. Won't break my bank, but when I spend approximately $300 per month on groceries (two people in my household, currently sole provider) I come out ahead of the grocery tax credit by $116. If someone drives more than I do and spends less on food, then perhaps they are getting reamed here, but for most folks I would imagine that food expenses outweigh gasoline.

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Posted by Chava Thomas on 03/28/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Stalls Sweeping Tax Reform From House Majority Leader

The sales tax on food is one of the most regressive taxes in this state, and removing it is far more beneficial, dollar for dollar, to the average citizen than the grocery tax credit. That's how you stimulate the economy -- cut taxes to the poor so they can use less money on necessities and more on durable goods. Hate to say it, but good on republicans.

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Posted by Chava Thomas on 03/25/2015 at 10:24 AM

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